'I Don't Think That's Relevant': Congress Reacts to Trump Jr. Emails

'I Don't Think That's Relevant': Congress Reacts to Trump Jr. Emails

Senate Republican leaders had hoped to focus on getting their unpopular health insurance reform bill over the finish line when they returned from a week of BBQs and fireworks. Instead, their first full day back in Washington after their July...
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North Korea Isn't the Only Rogue Nuclear State

North Korea Isn't the Only Rogue Nuclear State

As if the last few years weren’t bad enough, we now have a real nuclear crisis. North Korea’s loony regime of Kim Jong-un conducted a successful missile launch test – landing about 60 miles south of the Russian city of Vladivostok,...
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Trump Blows the GOP's Cover on Voter Suppression Efforts

Trump Blows the GOP's Cover on Voter Suppression Efforts

Almost no one in the United States commits voter fraud. This is backed up by numerous studies, and also makes logical sense: Defrauding the voting system entails a lot of risk and no reward, so there’s little incentive to risk a...
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The Looming Catastrophe of Trump and North Korea

The Looming Catastrophe of Trump and North Korea

Can we count on Donald Trump to respond calmly and carefully to North Korea’s provocations, including the recent blastoff of what appears to be an ICBM? Is the president, who recently descended into kindergarten-like twitterstorms of invective against a ...
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'Morning Joe' Co-Hosts Mika Brzezinski, Joe Scarborough: 'Donald Trump Is Not Well'

'Morning Joe' Co-Hosts Mika Brzezinski, Joe Scarborough: 'Donald Trump Is Not Well'

MSNBC hosts Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough argued that “Donald Trump is not well” in a Washington Post op-ed, one day after the president lashed out at the TV personalities in a pair of tweets widely condemned by both Democrats...
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Is Patriotism Possible in Trump's America?

Is Patriotism Possible in Trump's America?

How do you love a country that elects a president who tweets something like this? #FraudNewsCNN #FNN pic.twitter.com/WYUnHjjUjg — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 2, 2017 How do you love a country where nearly half the people who went to...
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Muslim Travel Ban Takes Effect: Who Is and Isn't Impacted

Muslim Travel Ban Takes Effect: Who Is and Isn't Impacted

People participate in a rally to protest the separation of families under President Donald J. Trump’s travel ban in New York City on June 29th 2017. Alba Vigaray/EPA/REX/Shutterstock On Thursday night – amid last-minute court challenges and slap-dash p...
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Finally Everyone Agrees: Health Care Is a Human Right

Finally Everyone Agrees: Health Care Is a Human Right

Many years ago, while researching a book chapter on health care reform, I visited a hospital in Bayonne, New Jersey that was having problems. Upon arrival, administrators told me a story that summed up everything that is terrible and stupid...
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New Bill Aims to Curb Prison Populations – But Can It Get Past Jeff Sessions?

New Bill Aims to Curb Prison Populations – But Can It Get Past Jeff Sessions?

There’s a debate raging in Trump’s Washington that many lawmakers had thought was nearly settled over how to reform the nation’s criminal justice system so the hundreds of thousands of people locked up annually over nonviolent crimes can leav...
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Trumpcare Takes From the Poor to Give to the Rich

Trumpcare Takes From the Poor to Give to the Rich

Twenty two million Americans will lose insurance if the Senate’s draconian Trumpcare bill becomes law, according to an estimate released Monday by the Congressional Budget Office. Fifteen million Americans would lose coverage in the first year alone – ...
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