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West Wing Reads for 8/31/17

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Each day we round up the best stories the West Wing is reading and share them with you.

West Wing Reads

"These Hurricane Harvey heroes remind us of humanity’s best"

- Dustin Barnes in The Clarion-Ledger

Dustin Barnes, in The Clarion-Ledger, reports on all the men and women who have stepped up to help their fellow man as Harvey continues to ravage parts of Texas and Louisiana. He writes: “as other large-scale natural disasters have shown us, we can always count on the heroes to show up and help. And Harvey can't scare these champs away either.” His slideshow features rescue workers carrying evacuees to dry land, first responders and volunteers helping to evacuate a nursing home, and Houston Police SWAT officer Daryl Hudeck rescuing a woman and her 13-month-old son from their home surrounded by floodwaters.
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The editorial board for Louisiana’s The Advocate writes that “in traveling to Texas on Tuesday to show solidarity with victims of Hurricane Harvey, the president demonstrated that he knows the value of responding quickly when America is touched by disaster.”

The Daily Signal reports on President Trump’s tax reform speech on Wednesday, saying he “hit his campaign themes of bringing back American jobs and raising wages in launching his quest for tax reform, while blasting special interest loopholes.”

In The Hill, economist Stephen Moore credits President Trump with the upsurge in economic growth, saying “3 percent-plus growth rates are especially impressive given that the economy crawled forward at just 1.6 percent growth in President Obama’s last year in office.”

The Washington Times reports on the Trump administration’s move Wednesday “to reimpose work requirements for Americans on welfare, revoking an Obama-era policy that had urged states to apply for waivers” and could have undermined successful welfare reforms from the 1990s.