How Biden Can Protect Students From Predatory For-Profit Colleges

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The Biden administration inherited a morass of understaffed and undermined federal agencies, weakened by the Trump administration. It makes sense that building back the government’s capacity would be an uphill battle for the Biden administration, with so many years of policymaking undermined by his predecessor.

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Green Jobs Shouldn’t Leave Black and Brown Workers Behind

PVC pipes are installed at a new home for a rainwater harvesting system in Los Angeles. (Citizen of the Planet / Getty Images)

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Green Jobs Shouldn’t Leave Black and Brown Workers Behind

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Green Jobs Shouldn’t Leave Black and Brown Workers Behind

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Right-Wing Aristocrats Fund Critical Race Theory ‘Backlash’

In the immediate aftermath of Republican Glenn Youngkin’s Virginia governorship victory last week, many pundits credited an uprising against critical race theory as the key to the former Carlyle Group executive’s electoral success. But hardly anyone is talking about how critical race theory has largely been an “astroturf” issue created by GOP operatives with a backlash funded by billionaire donors.
The anti-CRT movement has descended with a vengeance this year into suburban school board meetings and Fox News programming.

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Right-Wing Aristocrats Fund Critical Race Theory ‘Backlash’

In the immediate aftermath of Republican Glenn Youngkin’s Virginia governorship victory last week, many pundits credited an uprising against critical race theory as the key to the former Carlyle Group executive’s electoral success. But hardly anyone is talking about how critical race theory has largely been an “astroturf” issue created by GOP operatives with a backlash funded by billionaire donors.
The anti-CRT movement has descended with a vengeance this year into suburban school board meetings and Fox News programming.

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Manchin’s Cherry-Picking of Budget Estimates

When Sen. Joe Manchin lamented the “shell games” and “budget gimmicks” in the Build Back Better Act on Monday, he was basing his view on an analysis from the Penn Wharton Budget Center, which supplies its own approximations of the budgetary effects of policies, separate and independent from any official score from the Congressional Budget Office or the Joint Committee on Taxation.
But Manchin has ignored Penn Wharton’s analysis of the bipartisan infrastructure bill that he helped broker, which shows a far greater level of, well, shell games and budget gimmicks.

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Manchin’s Cherry-Picking of Budget Estimates

When Sen. Joe Manchin lamented the “shell games” and “budget gimmicks” in the Build Back Better Act on Monday, he was basing his view on an analysis from the Penn Wharton Budget Center, which supplies its own approximations of the budgetary effects of policies, separate and independent from any official score from the Congressional Budget Office or the Joint Committee on Taxation.
But Manchin has ignored Penn Wharton’s analysis of the bipartisan infrastructure bill that he helped broker, which shows a far greater level of, well, shell games and budget gimmicks.

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The Media Got the Billionaires Income Tax Wrong

Last week, to pay for the priorities in the Build Back Better agenda, Senate Democrats proposed a “billionaires income tax,” which would require billionaires to report and pay tax on their investment gains—the primary source of their income. The reform would have closed one of the most glaring loopholes in our tax law, one that allows the richest Americans to live unimaginably lavish lifestyles without ever paying income tax.
Rather than focusing on these benefits, however, the press coverage centered on a litany of objections.

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Joe Biden Presses Ahead With Vaccine Mandates, Inviting Legal Challenges

The Biden administration is pressing ahead with requiring workers to get their COVID jab or potentially lose their job, a move that will certainly invite legal challenges. Later this week, the U.S. Department of Labor will publish its rule mandating that private sector businesses with 100 or more employees have all their workers either get vaccinated or get periodic testing for COVID-19, reports the Wall Street Journal.

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