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Drain That Swamp!

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On April 26, 2017
Congressional Republicans are really going to sell the public on keeping themselves on the ACA while they continue attempting dooming millions of Americans to early and painful deaths. House Republicans appear to have included a provision that exempts Members of Congress and their staff from their latest health care plan. The new Republican amendment, introduced […]
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Who Knew?

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On February 27, 2017
The last person to understand a basic fact is of course our president. President Donald Trump told a bipartisan group of governors at a White House reception Monday morning that GOP tax reform would have to wait for lawmakers to move on repealing Obamacare, cautioning that, “Nobody knew that health care could be so complicated.” […]

Sick Leave

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On November 5, 2016

The national conversation about the social safety net is in terrible shape, far behind where it was in the 1970s. There are of course sharp structural reasons for this, as the rise of the conservative

He. Didn’t. Even. Try.

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On October 28, 2014
If only Obama had given one more speech, the Democratic caucus in the Senate would have totally supported a Swedish-style single payer health care system: One of the most interesting examples of the reform effort are the “copper plans” being proposed in the Expanded Consumer Choice Act, which is being pushed by seven moderate Senate […]

Cubs Failure

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On August 22, 2014

Typical that the Chicago Cubs, with their century of pathetic failure and fans who revel in it combined with their Koch Brothers-esque owners, would provide one of the great, if minor failures in base

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