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The Seventeenth Amendment

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On July 21, 2017
The conservative dream of repealing the Seventeenth Amendment will not go away. The idea that the people could have the direct election of senators seems utterly uncontroversial to 99.9 percent of Americans. But not to the people who want to strip tens of millions of health care, among many other things. For them, their ability […]

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On January 31, 2017

More of this please: Senate Democrats deployed a dramatic 11th hour maneuver to deny committee votes of two of President Donald Trump’s Cabinet picks Tuesday, arguing that those nominees had lied to

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This story about the racial makeup of top Democratic staffers in the Senate is more than a little dismaying: “They are all so phony,” the staffer told me. “Every time I hear any of the Democratic senators, including my own boss, talk about diversity, I cringe, because it’s all one big lie. That they’ve been […]
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