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Trump proposing deep cuts to social services

Remember, readers, that no difference existed between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton: Donald Trump’s budget that is expected to be unveiled on Tuesday will include $800 billion in cuts to Medicaid — a move that underscores the President’s resolve to … Continue reading

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Don’t get fooled by Mike Pence

When party satraps chose vice presidential nominees, the head of the ticket ignored his running mate — why trust a stranger? “Hack” is too strong a word, for if we dismiss most of the vice presidents in our history as … Continue reading

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The danger with the Mueller investigation

As readers know, Ronald Reagan is such a, uh, touchstone that his influence persists even in our contemporaneous scandals. What most dispirited me about Iran-Contra was the determination of the Tower Commission not to even whisper “impeachment,” despite abundant evidence … Continue reading

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A note on James Comey, lucky bastard

And the administration isn’t six months old. If I remain skeptical about GOP panic, look to the numbers. The GOP’s got them. To advance articles of impeachment, an impressive wave of voter disgust would have to decimate the Republican’s House … Continue reading

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Treating intelligence like luggage combinations

Of course the president didn’t intentionally leak classified material to Russian officials last week. To say intentions motivate this man suggests trust in his cognitive abilities. Although the Republic has endured luminaries like Franklin Pierce, Andrew Johnson, Warren Harding, and … Continue reading

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Where we are, May 2017

Another month, another article about dumbfounded, demoralized Republicans: We haven’t had a single conversation with a top Republican that doesn’t reflect this. The worries are manifold: * This kills momentum on legislating, and unifies Democrats in opposition to everything they … Continue reading

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‘You know, we’re going to have work visas for the farm workers’

The forty-fifth president did The Economist a favor by handing its reporters a fresh word salad. I leave it to my readers to choose their favorite quote: I don’t know who the people are that would put us into a … Continue reading

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Enraged Trump ‘taken aback’ by criticism

As we are learning, Donald Trump’s firing of Dudley Do Right was the result of intense deliberation and study of legal precedents: President Donald Trump weighed firing his FBI director for more than a week. When he finally pulled the … Continue reading

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Yes, Australia’s health care system is terrific

I heard our president’s comments as they were reported on Chris Hayes’ show last night, aghast: Seconds after praising his party’s efforts to pass a new health-care bill that estimates said would leave millions uninsured, President Trump praised Australia’s government-funded … Continue reading

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The moment of truth for health care

I’ve got friends with diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis who will die because states will feel pressure not to accept federal subsidies for waiving cost protections for people with preexisting conditions. In other words, states will get rewarded for not covering … Continue reading

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No laughing at justice

If the details of this story prove true, it would prove a prosecution very much in character. It involves Desiree Fairooz of Code Pink: Katherine Coronado of the U.S. Capitol Police was in her second week on the job when … Continue reading

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Obamacare’s strange new afterbirth

Sixty-one percent of Americans favor keeping and improving the Affordable Care Act, while only thirty-seven percent favor repealing and replacing it, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll: While Trump voters do overwhelmingly favor repeal-and-replace in the abstract, there … Continue reading

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