Author: Scott Lemieux

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They Knew. They Didn’t Care.

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On February 9, 2018
The ADULTS IN THE ROOM have continued to exert a MODERATING INFLUENCE: Until Wednesday, Rob Porter was the White House staff secretary. Long before Wednesday, many of the people to whom he reported knew he had physically abused and assaulted both of his wives. Colbie Holderness, Porter’s first wife, and Jennifer Willoughby, Porter’s second wife, […]
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The Inept McCarthyite

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On February 8, 2018
Russ Feingold was one of the more gutting losses in 2016. And the fact that he was beaten by Ron Johnson — the ultimate corporate empty suit — should give pause to people who see the elections as a revolt against neoliberalism. Anyway, Johnson’s attempts to carry on the traditions of one of his predecessors […]
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Heckuva job, Tiffany: The mission for the Federal Emergency Management Agency was clear: Hurricane Maria had torn through Puerto Rico, and hungry people needed food. Thirty million meals needed to be delivered as soon as possible. For this huge task, FEMA tapped Tiffany Brown, an Atlanta entrepreneur with no experience in large-scale disaster relief and […]
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Ohio has set up a classic regulatory Catch-22 to damage the reproductive rights of Ohio women, by 1)requiring abortion clinics to set up transfer agreements, 2)banning state hospitals from entering into them, and 3)then ruling a transfer agreement with a hospital over state lines as illegal because it’s too far away. It is transparent that […]
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