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Never let it be said that Donald Trump doesn’t supply international leadership: They make a show of putting their own countries first and breezily dismiss concerns about international law or human rights. They seek to bend the rules to their will, excoriating “the deep state” for getting in their way. And when they are challenged […]
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Rudy 9/11 actually sat down with Chotiner, and the results are AMAZING: Did President Trump’s lawyers or you yourself reach out to the special counsel’s office after the story, as has just been reported? I can’t discuss that. President Trump would not have done that. If anybody would have done it, obviously it would have been […]
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Tulsimentum!

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On January 21, 2019
OK, maybe her record in Congress is well to the right of what’s acceptable to be a national Democratic candidate in 2019, and she has a recent history of rabid homophobia and sticking up for authoritarians, but she really has her finger on the pulse of the party now, and what Democrats are looking for […]
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We Can Do Better

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On January 20, 2019
It’s becoming more and more obvious that “2020 presidential nominee” ain’t the job for Beto: It was a border-town stop for Beto O’Rourke’s Senate campaign, but another Democratic politician commanded particular attention: Gina Ortiz Jones, a history-making congressional candidate — gay, Filipina-American, an Iraq war veteran — hoping to turn a majority-Hispanic district blue. “Really […]

What MAGA Means

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On January 19, 2019

Contrary to what some elite legacy pundits will still try to tell you, it sure ain’t “rein in the corporate elites and the big banks”: Covington Catholic High School faced backlash o

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