Wednesday, September 13, 2000

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  • A Primary Look at the Races

    Primaries were held in 8 states across the country yesterday in a year that could turn the tide inside both the House and the Senate. In the House the Democrats need six seats to take control from the Republicans and in the Senate the Democrats trail the Republicans by just four seats.

  • It’s Not Easy Being Green

    With results in from primaries around the country yesterday, third party candidates will be waiting a couple more days before their paper ballot primary votes have all been tallied. Making it virtually impossible to mount a significant electoral challenge to the two major parties, this paper ballot system is only one of the obstacles third parties face.

  • The Great American Tax Dodge

    In spite of daily reports of an America teeming with prosperity, the question of tax cuts is predictably one of the major issues in the upcoming presidential election. George W. Bush is proposing a tax restructuring plan that will cost $1.6 trillion over the next 10 years, the structure of which has yet to be heard. Al Gore has promised $500 billion in tax cuts over the next decade. The back-and-forth sniping over billions and trillions of dollars in budget and surplus numbers promises for a confusing, contentious economic debate in the weeks ahead, leaving voters to wonder who is paying income tax in this country.

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    Juan González on How Puerto Rico’s Economic "Death Spiral" is Tied to Legacy of Colonialism
    Could Puerto Rico become America’s Greece? That’s a question many are asking as the island faces a devastating financial crisis and a rapidly crumbling healthcare system. Puerto Rico owes $72 billion in debt. $355 million in debt payments are due December 1, but it increasingly looks like the U.S. territory may default on at least some of the debt. Congress has so far failed to act on an Obama administration proposal that includes extending bankruptcy protection to Puerto Rico and allocating more equitable Medicaid and Medicare...


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