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The sad thing is that this presumably comes as a surprise to Assange and his fellow Trump-supporting supporters: The Justice Department’s decision to pursue Espionage Act charges signals a dramatic escalation under President Trump to crack down on leaks of classified information and aims squarely at First Amendment protections for journalists. Most recently, law enforcement […]
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This is a salutary legislative development: Now a national backlash is building against employers that make such movement harder with noncompete agreements that bar departing employees from taking jobs with industry competitors for certain periods of time. That’s good news for workers, because eliminating barriers to job-hopping could help stir the kind of wage growth workers […]
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A One-Way Ratchet

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On May 22, 2019
Great point by Paul Waldman about how the media demands that Democrats reach out to largely unpersuadable Republican voters, but never vice versa: The presidential campaign has begun, which means that Democrats are being asked again and again why they aren’t doing more to “reach out” to Republicans. But there’s something important missing from this […]
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Judge Amit Mehta began his opinion responding to Donald Trump’s request to get a subpoena for his financial records quashed by invoking one of Trump’s most obvious predecessors in presidential quality: These words, written by President James Buchanan in March 1860, protested a resolution adopted by the U.S. House of Representatives to form a committee—known […]
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