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74 – A Defense of Our Monuments, Excluding the Confederacy

Our nations monuments are under assault – both physical and figuratively. This speaks to a broader backlash towards our nation history, and some of the ills of our founding, that in many ways and to many people, has yet to be rectified. We cannot erase our history, nor can we tear it down and thrust it into the depths. We must wrestle and reconcile with its meaning. Jefferson, and Washington are one thing – though the monuments to the treasonous Confederacy are entirely different matter. Our history is complicated, but the ways in which many voices are arguing we should deal with it are even more so. 

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  1. No Show Notes Tonight.
 

 

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73 – An Analysis of The HEALS Act; Introduced by Senate Republicans

There is a war going on in Congress right now. Some may say too little, too late. The war is the push and pull between Senate Republicans & House Democrats on the issue of continued aid to the American people, and the states with the ongoing crisis that is COVID-19. The American public is reeling from the ramifications of the crisis and all that has come from it – mass unemployment, a grinding halt to economic productivity, and the revealing of structural issues that were here long before the crisis, which the crisis has only shone a light on. Today, we are going to discuss the HEALS Act, the Senate Republicans response to the growing need to answer the moment that is now. 

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  1. Summary of the HEALS  Act – https://www.forbes.com/sites/ryanderousseau/2020/07/27/republicans-release-stimulus-bill-proposal-titled-heals-act-1200-checks-cuts-to-unemployment-payments/#7ab7caa05fa4https://www.cnet.com/personal-finance/heals-act-senate-stimulus-bill-offers-1200-check-and-other-benefits-how-they-could-help-monday/
  2. Analysis of the HEALS Act –https://www.cnet.com/personal-finance/heals-act-senate-stimulus-bill-offers-1200-check-and-other-benefits-how-they-could-help-monday/
  3. Virus Stimulus: How the GOP and Democratic Plans Compare https://www.wsj.com/articles/coronavirus-relief-how-the-republican-and-democratic-plans-compare-11595934002
  4. Summary of provisions within the HEALS Act – https://www.acenet.edu/Documents/HEALS-Act-Short-Summary.pdf

 

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72 – An Analysis of The HEROES Act; Introduced by House Democrats

 

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  1. The HEROES Act, full text –https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/6800/text
  2. Summary of The HEROES Act – https://www.politico.com/f/?id=00000172-09a9-dc3e-aff6-0dbd032c0000&nname=playbook-pm&nid=0000015a-dd3e-d536-a37b-dd7fd8af0000&nrid=0000015e-3de3-df04-a5df-bde7c2050000&nlid=964328
  3. Here Are the Differences Between the House and Senate Coronavirus Relief Bills https://nyti.ms/3hOaZsR

 

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71 – Biden, Why His Pick for Vice-President is Crucial

It is no understatement to say that Vice President Biden’s plans for if he makes it to the Presidency are ambitious. The prospect of keeping the house and possibly taking the senate leaves the door open to a chance to reform and revitalize the middle class and American workers. Looming behind this ambition? Who Vice President Biden will choose to be his Vice President. At 78 years old, this candidate will be one of the most consequential choices for President in history.

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1. Joe Biden’s Vice-Presidential Pick: Who’s in the Running? https://nyti.ms/2YZXzCb

2. The Real Reason Biden Is Ahead of Trump? He’s a Man https://nyti.ms/3g4znpp

3. Biden Tax Plan Targets Profitable Companies Paying Almost Nothing https://www.wsj.com/articles/biden-tax-plan-targets-profitable-companies-that-pay-almost-nothing-11595848477

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70 – The Working Families Party; An Alternative to the Same-Old?

Today I wanted to take a little time to speak about an organization doing some important and impactful work across the country. The Working Families Party mission is as follows:

“The Working Families Party is a progressive grassroots political party building a multiracial movement of working people to transform America.”

For more information, please go to:

https://workingfamilies.org/about-us/

And also, if you could, please donate and support their work – they need the support of the public at large.

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