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The Amy Coney Barrett Supreme Court hearings have finally shattered the illusion of civility in Congress

10 days ago   |   By Business Insider

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
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By shoving through the confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett, Republicans are once and for all killing the old norms in Congress.
But this moment is only shattering the illusion of civility, which has been waning for years.
Democrats have finally recognized this. They should seize the moment to get rid of the legislative filibuster and even add seats to the Supreme Court.
Michael Gordon is a longtime Democratic strategist, a former...
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The US government finally figured out how to help average Americans during an economic crisis. And then it all fell apart

10 days ago   |   By Business Insider

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Senator Mitch McConnell.
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The massive fiscal stimulus bill passed in March was a clear benefit for millions of Americans and showed the power of government support for the economy.
But political disagreements and economic orthodoxy has delayed any follow up bill.
The experience of not only the CARES Act, but also the last four years of fiscal policy shows that whoever wins the presidency in November should seriously consider a more sustained stimulus program to drive unemployment lower and...
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