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Last week, Trump’s Defense Department fired Captain Brett Crozier for writing a letter demanding help for crew members under his command who were stuck on a ship with a serious COVID-19 infection. (Apparently, if he wanted to keep his job he need to commit some war crimes.) Here’s why Crozier was desperate and angry: The […]
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How many times can you fall for this? If you’ll forgive me for belaboring the obvious: Compensating hospitals who treat the uninsured for specific emergencies is both not “single payer” and a longstanding part of the American healthcare system. The last Democratic administration signed a massive, historic expansion of the public insurance program for the […]
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Failson of every portfolio

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On April 2, 2020
The president’s idiot son-in-law — the very guy who let a ridiculous article written by a crank law professor with zero relevant expertise influence the government’s actions — is literally in charge of the administrations pandemic response: At his coronavirus press briefing yesterday, Fox News correspondent John Roberts asked President Trump about his 2018 decision to eliminate […]

Local control!

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Ron DeSantis has acted quickly…to ensure that no locality does too much to protect people living within their jurisdictions: Hours after Gov. Ron DeSantis issued a statewide stay-at-home order W

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Riverboat Don

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On April 2, 2020
Sometimes you just gotta roll the bones: A Trump adviser working with White House officials on messaging for the pandemic response said Trump “took a gamble” that warmer weather would cause the virus to dissipate, siding with aides who were pushing back on the dire warnings coming from doctors on the coronavirus task force.On February […]
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