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Betsy Chadwell
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Read it. It's not long. 

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"The trickle-down theory—the one that lionizes the rich as “job creators”—insists that the American middle class is a consequence of growth, and that only if and when we have growth can we afford to include more people in our economy. But trickle-down has it exactly backwards: Properly understood, the middle class is the source of all growth and prosperity in a modern technological economy, and economic security is the essential feature of what it means to be included in the middle class."

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"Though Dhurandhar and Atkinson have conducted several strong studies showing the contribution of Ad-36 to fatness, skepticism remains. Atkinson says, “I remember giving a talk at a conference where I presented 15 different studies in which Ad-36 either caused or was correlated to fatness. At the end of it, a good friend said to me, ‘I just don’t believe it.’ He didn’t give a reason; he just didn’t believe it. People are really stuck on eating and exercise as the only contributors to fatness. But there is more to it.”"

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"If the dam ruptured, it would likely cause a catastrophe of Biblical proportions, loosing a wave as high as a hundred feet that would roll down the Tigris, swallowing everything in its path for more than a hundred miles. Large parts of Mosul would be submerged in less than three hours. Along the riverbanks, towns and cities containing the heart of Iraq’s population would be flooded; in four days, a wave as high as sixteen feet would crash into Baghdad, a city of six million people."

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Two acrobats of Cirque du Soleil, Anya and Gael, illustrate why trust is worth it. https://youtu.be/cWypWe9UAhQ 

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North Dakota's history of antiestablishmentarianism may provide a roadmap for Sanders supporters who want to implement change at the local level.

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An alternative to job-killing "free trade" and Trump's protectionism.

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I've long held that disappointed Sandersites can change the world by concentrating on Congressional races. Opportunities abound. Dems used to run hopeless cases against my own local congressman, the notorious dogmatist, feudalist and cheater Darrell Issa. What a dumb idea. Most GOP reps are from districts whose voters are inherently at least a bit conservative. So Dems should in such districts run not a Santa Monica liberal but a DNC-style moderate who likes science, believes in equal rights and climate change and limiting money in politics... but maybe is a bit stronger on defense and free enterprise than a lefty might like!  BFD. 

Have a look at this guy running against Issa now! Central casting could not have done better. A retired Marine colonel and prosecutor... who also pledges to work for "good-paying jobs, affordable college, and fighting for the middle class." ... gender pay and healthcare equality.... End Wall Street’s bribery of Congress...a fully integrated renewable energy program... supporting 2013 bipartisan immigration bill, by ending the Hastert rule...Americans have the right to sustainable farming and the right to know what's in the water and GMO food we eat...

And you'd sniff at such a fellow because he's a former member of the US officer corps? The 3rd best-educated clade in American life?  Grow up!  All we need is forty of these folks and Paul Ryan can go boohoo.  The nations business will be done again.

And sure. THEN yell and argue with this fellow over your differences. Watch. He'll yell back and argue... and buy a round and negotiate with you.  Like a grownup.

http://www.applegateforcongress.com/meet-doug
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