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Oklahoma Hearts Obamacare

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On July 1, 2020
Oklahoma voters have amended their constitution to accept the Medicaid expansion: Oklahoma voters on Tuesday narrowly approved a ballot measure to extend Medicaid to tens of thousands of poor adults, making their state the first to expand government-backed health insurance during the pandemic. The vote, which passed with 50.5 percent support, also throws a wrench […]

Mueller Whiffed

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On June 29, 2020

In his careful and detailed examination of the process behind the Mueller Report, Jeffrey Toobin concludes that Mueller compiled extensive evidence that Trump had obstructed justice but then abjured h

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I have a piece up at NBC News about today’s decision striking down Louisiana’s abortion law. It’s tricky to convey the import of an outcome that is certainly better than any plausible alternative going forward and yet still pretty ominous. To expand on this a little, this is the key passages from the Roberts concurrence: […]
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COVID Security Theater

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On June 28, 2020
This is an excellent point: Really not sure what to make of employers requiring service workers to be doing all this constant (toxic?) disinfecting (not just restaurants but motel lobbies and so much more) when there is growing evidence the issue is airborne not surface transmission.https://t.co/lZ6Pgvbkke — Alec MacGillis (@AlecMacGillis) June 28, 2020 Constant disinfection […]
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