Author: Scott Lemieux

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With “Never Trump” [sic] conservatives circling the wagons around Trump’s flagrantly racist comments, unabashedly pro-Trump conservatives have to up the ante. Wall Street Journal propagandist Kimberley Strassel is truly up to the challenge: There has been no more barometrically reliable insight into the Trump administration’s defense strategy on Russia than Wall Street Journal columnist Kimberley […]

Gag Order

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On May 18, 2018

Even among informed people, too much election discourse concerns marginal distinctions in legislative proposals and far too little on the immense discretion wielded by the executive branch. Another ca

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“Far Left”

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On May 17, 2018
Headline: THE BIG IDEA: Tuesday was a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day for Democratic moderates. To interrupt briefly, I think it’s time for the “terrible, horrible etc. etc.” cliche to be thrown under the bus, on steroids. It’s really not changing the game or closing the deal anymore. Anyway, what are these “far […]
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Scoop machine Ronan Farrow has another one: Last week, several news outlets obtained financial records showing that Michael Cohen, President Trump’s personal attorney, had used a shell company to receive payments from various firms with business before the Trump Administration. In the days since, there has been much speculation about who leaked the confidential documents, […]
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MSU has decided to compensate its victims, and hopefully it will stop smearing them as well: Michigan State University has settled hundreds of lawsuits filed against it by the survivors of MSU doctor Larry Nassar’s sexual assaults. The settlement will cost the school $500 million. The school will pay $425 million now and hold $75 […]
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