Steve Hochstadt: Backlash against the movement toward racial and sexual equality may have helped him win election, but even the power of the presidency has not been sufficient to stop it.
Steve Hochstadt: Republicans insistently repeat that tax structure determines economic behavior: people will alter their behavior depending on how their money is taxed, including moving to states with lower taxes.
Steve Hochstadt: The national attention to victims of sexual abuse and punishing perpetrators is new, but it’s been a long time coming.
Steve Hochstadt: It is still common in American cities to use zoning laws to place businesses that deal with alcohol, firearms, pornography, and now marijuana into low-income neighborhoods, preventing minorities there from building up equity as fast as in residential white neighborhoods.
Steve Hochstadt: Stop. Let’s get serious. This tax bill is not for you and me, unless we’re among the lucky 1%-ers who are the real beneficiaries of Republican “tax reform”.
Steve Hochstadt: This is not a middle-class tax cut. It will only lower some middle-class families’ taxes for a few years. But Republican leaders won’t say that.
everal million Americans voted last Tuesday in the first nationwide election since Donald Trump became President. In the 4-year cycle, this year has the fewest significant election results: two governorships (36 next year) and three state legislative chambers (87 next year) were decided. The media repeated constantly the idea that this was a referendum on […]
Steve Hochstadt: Price’s luxury travel is the visible tip of the iceberg of the wider corruption of values and morality of those in power.
Steve Hochstadt: The idea that college professors indoctrinate students with liberal ideas, that conservatives are discriminated against on university campuses, is now taken as fact in conservative thinking.
Steve Hochstadt: Wells Fargo employees created 3.5 million fraudulent accounts in customers’ names without their knowledge. The bank signed up 500,000 customers for online bill payment services without their knowledge, some of which carried fees.
Steve Hochstadt: Harvey washed away whole neighborhoods. It is also pushing aside the curtain on the politics of storms.
Steve Hochstadt: His abuse of women, his cheating of people he hired, his personal nastiness, his lying and bragging, seem to have contributed to rather than hurt his appeal. Trump fails every test of character, but it makes no difference.
Steve Hochstadt: The antifas merely let their principles direct their bodies, stopping normal life to oppose our home-grown version of right-wing extremism, saying as loud as they can that the Lost Cause and the KKK and the defense of slavery were un-American.