Trump’s big metaphorical wall

The midterm elections are quickly approaching, and the Trump administration is busily constructing policy levees in hopes to stave off a blue wave. With seemingly no time for nuance, they’re hitting the big selling points of why Trump voters love …

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The galling error in the case against Medicare-for-all

40 percent. This number comes up over and over again in the discussion around Medicare-for-all. It supposedly represents how much larger current Medicare payments (what the government pays health-care providers) are from private insurance payments to doctors, according to a …

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What does Trump do all day?

Does anyone remember Bob Woodward’s Fear? Or the anonymous New York Times op-ed signaling an internal “resistance” inside the freewheeling Trump administration? It was just a month ago! But it might as well be ancient history. We must fight the …

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Trump’s Stormy Daniels complex

Another day, another important national conversation about the president and pornography. The good ole U.S. of A., land of the free and home of the brave, purple mountain majesties and all that. Give me your tired, your poor, your 72-year-old …

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Trump and the end of American ideals

If you watched President Trump’s interview with Lesley Stahl on Sunday night’s 60 Minutes, you may have noticed that he gave two answers to the question of what America would do if it’s proven — as widely believed — that …

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How Hillary Clinton could win in 2020

Once more unto the breach, dear friends? A Hillary Clinton-Donald Trump rematch in 2020 would be the most hyped political fight of all time. It would also be the most brutal, mind-numbing, soul-destroying election in our history. The amount of …

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Republicans are distracting you

Running a modern state, let along a global superpower, is a complicated business — and Republicans are absolutely horrible at it. The Florida panhandle is recovering now from the devastation of Hurricane Michael — a bit over a year since …

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The Saudi-U.S. alliance must end

There is no better demonstration of the moral and political rot at the heart of the American government than its increasingly poisonous alliance with Saudi Arabia. The latest atrocity is the disappearance and alleged murder of Washington Post columnist (and …

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