Fact Check: The Universal Health Care Tax Cut

Fact Check: The Universal Health Care Tax Cut

Recently I saw a Facebook post that was starting to seriously make the rounds among my more politically inclined friends. It made the case that if the US were to switch over to a Single Payer system, it could pay for the entire thing with its current budget and also provide a $200B annual tax cut. Also nobody would pay for private health insurance. Sounds pretty great.
Unfortunately it has zero citations so I decided to do the research. Is it anywhere close to accurate or totally full of it?

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Dispatch from Seattle: Reviewing the $15 Minimum Wage

Dispatch from Seattle: Reviewing the $15 Minimum Wage

I was in Seattle recently (great city, fabulous, everyone says so), and while there a very nice and gregarious person was telling us about how excited she was for the $15 minimum wage. I knew almost nothing about it other than brief headlines on the news, so I listened but didn't add much.

But it was a good opportunity to then go do some research.

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What Drove Trump and Moon's North Korea Flip-Flops? Probably Geopolitics

What Drove Trump and Moon's North Korea Flip-Flops? Probably Geopolitics

If you're thinking, "the US and South Korea just quietly merged their divergent North Korean strategies into a single unified approach," you seem to be right. What's the deal?

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What Policy We Want Changes by Which Tribe Supports It

What Policy We Want Changes by Which Tribe Supports It

A lot of people feel pretty strongly about their political opinions. Often we feel like they are quite set in stone; based on some very deep values that won't change much.

A lot of people also feel like their opinions are based on well-thought-out logic and reasoning, from gathering evidence.

However, there's substantial evidence to suggest that when another tribe's opinions solidify on an issue, our tribe runs away--and we join them. Our opinions on important issues are often fluid and fickle, changing with political wind more than sound thinking.

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What's the Impact of The US Withdrawal from the Paris Agreement?

What's the Impact of The US Withdrawal from the Paris Agreement?

Trump withdrew from the Paris agreement in early June 2017. Not surprisingly, there was a big reaction. We were meeting with one of our ReConsider Cabinet members discussing the withdrawal the day it happened (as expected, great conversation). One thing we learned immediately hearing from her was that she had done much more research on the Paris Agreement and the withdrawal's implications than we had, so we did some research! You're welcome.

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