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Links for 03/27/17

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The next time a libertarian rants about the "nanny state" or a moderate Republican complains about too much government regulation, ask them to read this article at Bloomberg. Occupational safety is not something businesses are inclined to pay much attention to unless the government forces them to do so. The article is also shows how low wages stay in place unless the workers are organized. 

Links for 03/24/17

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At Politico, the blame game begins, even before the vote as President Trump lashes out at the Freedom Caucus over their continued opposition to the health care bill. This bill should fail, albeit not for the reasons the Freedom Caucus opposes it, but if it were to pass, the only good thing would be that said caucus would be severely crippled. On the other hand, if the vote fails, Trump will be severely crippled. 

Links for 03/22/17

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The administrative committee of the USCCB issued a "pastoral reflection" on immigration at the close of their meeting this week. What they say is fine and needed to be said, yet I can't help noticing that they did not once use the word "undocumented" and note that this is an adjective with no theological or ecclesial significance. The full-throated opposition to the contraception mandate is nowhere to be found in regard to Trump's far more threatening actions and rhetoric towards immigrants.

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