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Meet the GOP Insider Who Created White Nationalist Richard Spencer


Retired Chicago business executive William H. Regnery II (pictured, right) provided Spencer (pictured, left) with the platform he needed to launch the “alt-right” movement.

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A Lengthy Operation









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Trump Bet Americans Would Like His Un-Presidential Antics. He May Be Right.


Is America one big con game?

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Brownie Points









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Pre-Existing Condition









Posted on Jul 13, 2017 ENLARGE

Here’s How Republican Lawmakers Are Responding to Medicaid Advocates


Disability rights activists protesting the proposed GOP health care bill’s cuts to Medicaid are being met with slammed doors and, in some cases, police force.

Posted on Jul 12, 2017 READ MORE

The Notion That White Workers Elected Trump Is a Myth That Suits the Ruling Class


Saying he was put into office by blue-collar voters serves the interests of top Democrats, Republicans, the dominant media and the big-business elite.

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Where Is the Outrage Over Anti-Immigrant Bills?


While Donald Trump had to pull back on some of his proposed policies, the “resistance” has been too compliant regarding two bills now before Congress.

Posted on Jul 7, 2017 READ MORE

Justice Neil Gorsuch Has Landed, to the Delight of the American Right


We can appreciate the full import of Gorsuch’s position on the Supreme Court only by analyzing his written orders and decisions.

Posted on Jul 3, 2017 READ MORE

Why the Obamacare Repeal Effort Will Never Disappear


People will continue to vote for the party that will strip them of their health care as long as it promises to turn back the clock and “Make America White Again.”

Posted on Jun 30, 2017 READ MORE

The New York Times Retracts a ‘Russiagate’ Canard


The Times belatedly rejects the much-repeated claim that all 17 U.S. intelligence agencies agreed that Russia hacked into and distributed Democratic Party emails.

Posted on Jun 29, 2017 READ MORE

Medicare for All: It’s a Matter of Life and Death


“The science is showing us that if you lack health insurance ... people die earlier as a result,” says Dr. Steffie Woolhandler, co-founder of Physicians for a National Health Program.

Posted on Jun 29, 2017 READ MORE

Election Toolkit









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Donald Trump’s Increased Military Spending Won’t Make America Great—or Safer


The president is slashing the U.S. domestic budget and putting money into a war machine that only continues to inflame tensions around the world.

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‘Russiagate’ May Be Collapsing as a Political Strategy


Democrats in Congress and other party leaders are starting to face an emerging reality: The “winning issue” of Russia is a losing issue.

Posted on Jun 27, 2017 READ MORE

Mitch McConnell Delays Health Care Vote


The Senate majority leader is putting off the vote until after the July 4 recess, a move viewed by many as a testament to the strength of the bill’s critics.

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Feeding the Multimillionaires









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For the Left, Trump’s Obstruction Probe Is a Call to Action


Robert Mueller’s investigation is about more than ousting the president. It’s about respecting democratic institutions and protecting constitutional norms.

Posted on Jun 26, 2017 READ MORE

Five GOP Senators Now Oppose the Health Care Bill as Written


Nevada’s Dean Heller is the latest Republican senator to declare opposition to the party’s health care bill, but he does not rule out accepting a future revision.

Posted on Jun 24, 2017 READ MORE

The Secret Republican Plan to Unravel Medicaid


The Senate GOP bill to replace Obamacare uses a trick to ultimately destroy Medicaid that may go largely unnoticed. (Pictured, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.)

Posted on Jun 24, 2017 READ MORE

Son of a Mitch









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Blanket Coverage









Posted on Jun 22, 2017 ENLARGE

Medicare for All: A Prescription for What Ails Us


As the Senate’s disclosure of its version of Trumpcare dominates news channels, the underreported movement for single-payer health care grows.

Posted on Jun 22, 2017 READ MORE

Your Health May Be in Susan Collins’ Hands—and That’s Not Good News


The senator from Maine is often portrayed in the media as the exemplar of Republican moderation. But will she stand against her party when it counts?

Posted on Jun 21, 2017 READ MORE

Why Is the Corporate Media So Hostile Toward Bernie Sanders?


As the battle for the future of the Democratic Party gets underway, the top echelons of the corporate press promote the Clinton wing while denigrating that of the Vermont senator.

Posted on Jun 20, 2017 READ MORE

Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren Host a Q&A on the Secret GOP Health Care Bill (Video)

In a Facebook Live conversation streamed Monday, the senators took audience questions and examined the future of health care in the U.S.

Posted on Jun 20, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

Party Loyalty









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Walk the Plank









Posted on Jun 15, 2017 ENLARGE

With All Eyes on Comey, GOP Gets Set to Vote on Wall Street Legislation


The CHOICE Act is little more than a paean to American financial institutions and would gut consumer protections, critics argue.

Posted on Jun 8, 2017 READ MORE

A Pack of Excuses and the ‘17 Intelligence Agencies’ Falsehood


Hillary Clinton and other Democrats are playing a deceptive blame game to assess the 2016 election and alleged Russian hacking.

Posted on Jun 7, 2017 READ MORE

Party Unity









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Bears Ears National Monument Is the Next Standing Rock


In attempting to revoke protections for the Utah site, President Trump is furthering settler colonialism of a land inhabited by indigenous people.

Posted on May 26, 2017 READ MORE

Three Strategies to Defend GOP Health Bill: Euphemisms, False Statements and Deleted Comments


Since the House passed the American Health Care Act, Republican members of Congress have tried to swing public opinion to their side.

Posted on May 25, 2017 READ MORE

Diagnosis









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Roger Ailes: The Man Who Destroyed Objectivity


Arguably the most significant political figure of his generation, Ailes transformed journalism, politics and the U.S. government.

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GOP Proves It’s Not ‘the Security Party’


A Republican president is scaring our allies away from tight cooperation against terrorism. (Pictured, Trump with a Russian diplomat.)

Posted on May 19, 2017 READ MORE

Country Before Party









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When Will Enough Republicans Put Loyalty to America Ahead of Loyalty to Party?


The question is no longer whether there are grounds to impeach Donald Trump but when GOP House members will do the right thing.

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‘The Designated Mourner’: A Play on Authoritarianism, Restaged for the Trump Era


Twenty years after its debut, playwright Wallace Shawn’s drama has taken on new meaning for American theatergoers. (Shawn is pictured at left.)

Posted on May 12, 2017 READ MORE

From Bill Maher to Sigmund Freud: A Very Unfunny Look at the Enduring Politics of Hate


Freud’s insights—from his writings and exchanges with Albert Einstein more than eight decades ago—offer a crucial perspective into America’s current political crisis.

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Rep. Mo Brooks Faces Backlash Over Health Care Comment


After the Alabama Republican (pictured on right, with CNN’s Jake Tapper) refers to healthy people as those who have “led good lives,” angry and passionate responses erupt online.

Posted on May 2, 2017 READ MORE

Crack Kills









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Israel Has Interfered More in U.S. Politics Than Russia, but Don’t Expect a Probe of Israelgate


As Official Washington fumes over Russiagate, Israel’s more significant political-influence-and-propaganda campaigns are ignored.

Posted on Apr 27, 2017 READ MORE

What Happened to Russiagate?


For five months, there was a daily drumbeat on Russiagate, the theory that Russia put Donald Trump in the White House. Now, the “scandal” has disappeared.

Posted on Apr 18, 2017 READ MORE

Deceivers in Chief: How Donald Trump and Barack Obama Are Alike


They promised to challenge the corrupt establishment. But after being elected president, both committed political fraud.

Posted on Apr 17, 2017 READ MORE

Julian Assange Accuses Democrats of McCarthyism, Maintains Russia Was Not WikiLeaks’ Source (Video)

The founder of WikiLeaks discusses his organization’s role in the 2016 election, America’s current political climate and more in a Democracy Now! interview.

Posted on Apr 10, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

U.S. Made Syrians’ Airstrike Another ‘Tonkin Gulf,’ Expert on Foreign Policy Says (Video)

Retired Col. Lawrence Wilkerson, former chief of staff to Colin Powell, believes the Syrian government may not be responsible for last week’s chemical attack and that the U.S. response violated international law.

Posted on Apr 10, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

Trump’s Decision to Attack Syria Increases the Risk of World War III


Russia-baiting has given the president huge incentives to prove he is not Vladimir Putin’s flunky and boosted the odds of a showdown between the world’s two nuclear superpowers.

Posted on Apr 10, 2017 READ MORE

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