Fact checkers have a Medicare-for-all problem

Medicare-for-all: Would it save American society money? That question has been tying fact checkers in knots over the past several weeks. One recent working paper put out by the libertarian Mercatus Center unwittingly answered in the affirmative, to the tune …

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Will Trumpism doom us all?

Trumpism is new, and it is awful. But the style of politics that delivered Donald Trump to power is something the world has seen before. And it is unlikely to disappear when he’s gone. That can be difficult to recognize …

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How to make the majority rule in America

Even in bright-red Kansas, notorious xenophobe Kris Kobach might normally find running for governor to be a challenge. The state is known for its rock-ribbed Republicanism, but it has elected its share of Democratic governors — Kathleen Sebelius, who served …

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The Russians are coming … again

Intelligence officials warn that Russia hasn’t stopped interfering with U.S. elections. Are we still vulnerable? Here’s everything you need to know: What are the Russians doing?The Kremlin is waging a coordinated campaign to influence and disrupt U.S. elections in order …

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What Elizabeth Warren wants

What does Elizabeth Warren want? Maybe she wants to be America’s 46th president. We just don’t know. But one thing we know for sure is that she wants to radically change the way corporations are governed in the United States. …

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The lessons of Omarosagate

The unfolding feud between President Trump and erstwhile White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman is not just another pointless and ugly kerfuffle between our emotionally unstable leader and one of his current or former quislings. It is an episode that …

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The treachery of Tom Perez

Tom Perez is chair of the Democratic National Committee because wealthy centrist liberals — above all then-President Barack Obama — needed a convenient stooge to keep the party machinery out of the left’s hands. He’s serving his big donor masters …

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Omarosa is the hero America deserves

There is only one Omarosa. It is fitting that even in her own lifetime, Omarosa Onee Manigault-Newman has joined the ranks of the mononymous. History has had its Voltaires and its Rasputins. It has never yet seen an Omarosa. Many …

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Omarosa is the hero America deserves

There is only one Omarosa. It is fitting that even in her own lifetime, Omarosa Onee Manigault-Newman has joined the ranks of the mononymous. History has had its Voltaires and its Rasputins. It has never yet seen an Omarosa. Many …

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Do Republicans really want to keep the House?

Republicans appear very worried about the possibility of losing the House of Representatives this fall. For good reason. The president’s party losing the midterm elections is not exactly unheard of. This happens for a variety of reasons. President Trump’s biggest …

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Medicare-for-all is cheaper

If Bernie Sanders had his way, you’d probably spend a lot less money on health care. The Koch-funded Mercatus Center provided accidental support for Sanders’ Medicare-for-all plan recently when it published a paper demonstrating that America as a whole would …

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Much ado about Nunes

The most important thing to keep in mind when you make a secret recording of a politician and then ostentatiously leak it to the media is that the material it contains should be, you know, secret. That and really embarrassing. …

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