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Harrop: Climate bill should please anyone who can be pleased

What? Good news in the fight to save the planet from rising temperatures? Yes. It comes in the form of a bill than pleases both Sen. Joe Manchin and the Natural Resources Defense Council. It gives the senator from West Virginia some political chips — basically, money for West Virginians ...

Lowry: Joe Manchin’s travesty

Congress has never cared much about truth-in-labeling, but even by its standards, "The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022" is laughably absurd. The deal reached by West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin and Majority Leader Chuck Schumer is getting puffed up by the media as a presidency-revitalizing ...

De Rugy: What to expect from Washington’s latest industrial policy

Industrial policy is making a comeback. For those of you under the age of 50, this is just another term for corporate welfare — a lovely name for the unlovely practice of a government granting subsidies, protective tariffs and other privileges to politically influential industries or ...

Pitts: The year (bleep) got real

"There's a choice we're making. We're saving our own lives." — from "We Are The World" Yes, this is early. That ritual where the columnist assigns the year a theme doesn't usually begin until December. But the view from this pew is that, where 2022 is concerned, said theme is already ...

Reich: AIPAC’s horrendous role in this year’s Democratic primaries

Last week, in a House Democratic primary contest to represent a predominantly Black middle-class district north and east of Washington, D.C., Glenn Ivey, a former state's attorney for Prince George's County, defeated Donna Edwards, the first Black woman elected to the House from Maryland. ...