The Best and Worst Presidents on Taxes

The Best and Worst Presidents on Taxes

With all the debate over Donald Trump’s tax-dodging, I’ve been wondering how taxes have played into presidential politics in the past. For some answers, I turned to Bob McIntyre, head of the nonpartisan research and advocacy group Citizens for Tax Justice. For 40...
Reagan’s Lasting Gift to Immigrant Families

Reagan’s Lasting Gift to Immigrant Families

This Mother’s Day, I can hug my mother tightly and celebrate with her. I’d like to thank our 40th president for that. Seriously: As a progressive young Latina from a working-class background, whose parents immigrated to the United States from Mexico without papers,...
Equal Taxation for Wealth and Work

Equal Taxation for Wealth and Work

America’s No. 1 problem is sluggish job growth. No. 2 is the explosive growth in the income gap between the favored few and the broad middle class. Fairly taxing income from wealth could make progress on both fronts. First, some background. President George W....

U.S. Support for Israel Mirrors 80s Support for El Salvador Junta

It’s like the 1980s all over again. During that decade, the Reagan administration – with the support of Congress – sent billions of dollars worth of unconditional military and other support to the right wing-junta in El Salvador, just as the Obama...