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Everybody Hates TrumpCare

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On August 11, 2017
I observed in my Gillibrand town hall dispatch that it was…unlikely that Republican legislators are getting the same conquering-hero welcome. I ask, Weigel answers: But at town-hall meetings since the start of the recess, tax reform has hardly come up; health care has dominated. At a Monday town hall in Flat Rock, N.C., Rep. Mark […]
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Really good piece by Ian Milhiser: Gorsuch possesses all of the virtues that lead to personal success and none of the virtues that enable compassion. Clever and cocksure. Diligent and immune to self-reflection. His ascension to the Supreme Court represents a triumph of the Republican will. And there are many more of him waiting in […]

Glen Campbell

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On August 8, 2017
I don’t know why, but one of my earliest memories is of singing along to “Rhinestone Cowboy” with my mother: Glen Campbell, the multiple Grammy-winning country-pop singer, guitarist and TV personality whose half-century career was capped by a singular last act after he went public with his advancing Alzheimer’s disease, has died. He was 81. […]
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