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Both Sides Do It, but Hillary Clinton was more neoliberal: The Trump administration formally backed a House bill Monday that would ban abortions after 20 weeks. The administration “strongly supports” the bill and “applauds the House of Representatives for continuing its efforts to secure critical pro-life protections,” the Office of Management and Budget wrote in […]
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Today In Republican Swamp-Draining

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On September 29, 2017
Surprisingly for someone with his extensive history of corruption, Tom Price has turned out to be highly corrupt! The White House approved the use of military aircraft for multi-national trips by Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price to Africa and Europe this spring, and to Asia in the summer, at a cost of more […]

Moore Is Less

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On September 29, 2017

You will be shocked to know that Roy Moore has ties to Confederate activists: Pro-Confederate activists twice held events to commemorate Alabama’s 1861 secession from the United States at the he

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Despite the misleading headline, it may be that our mainstream reporters are finally learning: A new tax cut is emerging to rival those of the Bush years, and the deficit hawks have hardly peeped. “It’s a great talking point when you have an administration that’s Democrat-led,” said Representative Mark Walker, Republican of North Carolina and […]

The Jones Act

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On September 28, 2017

It should probably be repealed, and should certainly be suspended with respect to Puerto Rico: The result of all of this is that in Puerto Rico — where incomes are much lower on average than in the

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Today in the American Meritocracy

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On September 27, 2017
Voter fraud, like Sasquatch, IS REAL: SINCE MOVING INTO his White House office months ago, Jared Kushner—senior adviser and son-in-law to the President, savior of the Middle East, and possible person of interest in a federal investigation—has amassed a rather extensive project portfolio. The issues under Kushner’s purview include negotiating peace between Israel and Palestine, […]

Moore Revisionism

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On September 27, 2017

Donald Trump, having bet on the wrong horse, is now tearing up his ticket: President Trump on Tuesday apparently began deleting his tweets supporting Sen. Luther Strange (R-Ala.) in Alabama’s

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