At Asner’s Side

In 1979, I went to Hollywood to begin a new job as information director for the Screen Actors Guild (SAG). I was full of spunk, but also apprehensive. I’d been working at the Service Employees International Union in D.C., and the entertainment unions seemed far removed from the action. “Take the job,” my friend Dick Greenwood at the Machinists had counseled. “They represent the new working class.”
Lucky me. I walked into a union about to be upended by massive corporate consolidation, rapid technological change, and a major strike.
And then there was Ed Asner.

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Secret IRS files reveal how much the ultrawealthy gained by shaping Trump’s ‘big, beautiful tax cut’

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Series: The Secret IRS Files
Inside the Tax Records of the .001%

In November 2017, with the administration of President Donald Trump rushing to get a massive tax overhaul through Congress, Sen. Ron Johnson stunned his colleagues by announcing he would vote “no.

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Secret IRS files reveal how much the ultrawealthy gained by shaping Trump’s ‘big, beautiful tax cut’

ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox.

Series: The Secret IRS Files
Inside the Tax Records of the .001%

In November 2017, with the administration of President Donald Trump rushing to get a massive tax overhaul through Congress, Sen. Ron Johnson stunned his colleagues by announcing he would vote “no.

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This Is an Important Week. Thank Rosa DeLauro.

Something important is happening this week, something that never would have happened if Donald Trump had been re-elected or if the Republicans had controlled either house of Congress. The Child Tax Credit, or CTC, checks are starting to go out to parents across the country. A couple earning $100,000 with two children will get a $600 check from the government for the next six months, and then they’ll get a $3,600 refund when they file taxes next year.
It’s a huge deal. The CTC has existed in various forms since the George H.W.

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New York’s Trumped-Up Tax Evasion Charges

Using the hyperbolic and sensationalist language of the American ruling class, the New York Times gleefully announced that President Trump’s real-estate company and its 73-year-old CFO, Allen H. Weisselberg, have been charged with “running a 15-year scheme to help its executives evade taxes by compensating them with fringe benefits.”
“To put it bluntly, this was a sweeping and audacious illegal payments scheme,” said Carey Dunne, general counsel for Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr., during the arraignment.

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New York’s Trumped-Up Tax Evasion Charges

Using the hyperbolic and sensationalist language of the American ruling class, the New York Times gleefully announced that President Trump’s real-estate company and its 73-year-old CFO, Allen H. Weisselberg, have been charged with “running a 15-year scheme to help its executives evade taxes by compensating them with fringe benefits.”
“To put it bluntly, this was a sweeping and audacious illegal payments scheme,” said Carey Dunne, general counsel for Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr., during the arraignment.

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The Rise and Fall of an Herbal Viagra Scammer

If you are ever so lucky as to find yourself talking to Erb Avore, your first question would likely be whether that is, in fact, his real name. It is. Your second question could be—or should be—about his proprietary herbal supplement, legendary for its ability to boost erections.

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Rep. Debbie Lesko: As an abuse survivor, here’s why I worry about Dems’ changes to Violence Against Women Act

Democrats like to say they are the party of women, but their actions demonstrate they are the party of political priorities first, and women whenever it is convenient.
Just consider the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), which the U.S. House of Representatives will be voting on this week. This bill, intended to protect women, has become a political vehicle for radical Democrat priorities.

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