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Robert Mueller’s Probe Is Key to Exposing Trump’s Abuse of Power

Without the investigation—and how it is forcing the president to play defense—the Trump agenda might be closer to full realization.

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Trump’s Tongue [A Cartoon From Spain]

Posted on Jul 24, 2017 ENLARGE

Republicans Are Right: Going to College Hurts

New polling shows most Republicans think colleges have a negative impact on the country. They might be right—but not for the reasons you might expect them to give.

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Here’s the Update All Trump Voters Should Read

So after six months, has the president delivered what he promised you?

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Doctors Say Sen. John McCain Has a Brain Tumor

The 80-year-old Arizonan has glioblastoma, an aggressive cancer, according to the Mayo Clinic in Phoenix.

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Bannon’s Plan

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Two More GOP Senators Oppose Health Care Bill, Killing It for Now

The latest effort to repeal and replace “Obamacare” is fatally wounded as Sens. Mike Lee of Utah and Jerry Moran of Kansas come out against it. (Pictured, Mitch McConnell.)

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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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Pre-Existing Condition

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Now They Hate Universities: Trumpian Anti-Intellectualism Is Spreading Among Republicans

Of those polled recently by Pew, 58 percent believe colleges and universities have a negative impact on the United States. It’s a very recent development.

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Trump Says the U.S. Must Work With Russia and Move Past Election Issues

The president does not want questions of Russian interference to prevent him from working with Putin’s government on other matters, including the civil war in Syria, officials say.

Posted on Jul 10, 2017 READ MORE

Strangling Medicaid With Red Tape

The GOP health care bill isn’t the only threat to the Medicaid program. Some states are seeking to cut enrollment by dumping administrative requirements on participants.

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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.

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Here’s How Donald Trump Transferred Wealth to His Son While Avoiding the Usual Taxes

Last year, then-candidate Trump sold two condos at a steep discount to his son Eric (pictured). But he doesn’t appear to be on the hook for gift taxes.

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Naomi Klein: ‘Counting on [Trump] Self-Destructing Is Very, Very Dangerous’ (Video)

The author of “The Shock Doctrine” worries that Democrats are positioning themselves as the “Impeachment Party” rather than proposing ideas for bettering American lives.

Posted on Jul 4, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

A Wisconsin Republican Looks Back With Regret at Voter ID and Redistricting Fights

Former state Sen. Dale Schultz laments his support for tighter voter rules and reconfiguring districts and says he’s happy the Supreme Court will weigh partisan gerrymandering.

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Trump’s Escalating Assault on the Press

Maybe the president’s most recent attacks on the press were meant to distract from a week of embarrassing news. I fear a more menacing reality.

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Trump on Time

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We Need to Understand What Happened on Election Night, and Fast

The first thing that occurred to me when the reality of a Trump presidency became apparent was, “How am I going to explain this to my 9-year-old?” [This is a repost of an article for which Sonali Kolhatkar was honored Sunday by the Los Angeles Press Club.]

Posted on Jun 27, 2017 READ MORE

‘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.

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Contempt of Court

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The Republicans’ Secret Health Care Bill

If enacted, it would be the largest single transfer of wealth to the rich from the middle class and poor in American history.

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Did Trump Receive Big Tax Refunds After 2005?

Leaked documents show the president paid hefty taxes for 2005, but one analysis suggests that later returns may show much of the payment was refunded to him.

Posted on Jun 19, 2017 READ MORE

Cuba’s Formal Response to Trump’s Speech on Policy Changes

The Cuban government says the president’s speech was “full of hostile anti-Cuban rhetoric reminiscent of the times of open confrontation with our country.”

Posted on Jun 18, 2017 READ MORE

Government of, by and for Trump

The president has filled his administration with people more loyal to him than they are to America.

Posted on Jun 18, 2017 READ MORE

White House for Sale: Emoluments, Corruption and Donald Trump

Never in U.S. history has the prospect of a president’s real and potential business dealings created such an array of conflicts.

Posted on Jun 15, 2017 READ MORE

Trump’s Tweets

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House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, Others Hurt in Shooting at Congressional Baseball Practice

A gunman opens fire at a field in Alexandria, Va., a Washington suburb, and police fatally wound the shooter.

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Job Offer

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Trump’s Infrastructure Plan Is a Giant Public Subsidy to Developers and Investors

The American people shouldn’t have to pay—twice over—for the wrong infrastructure. But that’s what would happen in this huge and unnecessary tax giveaway to the rich.

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Trump Isn’t the Only One Blocking Constituents on Twitter

As elected officials turn to social media to communicate with voters, some legislators are blocking those who disagree with them. Critics say this violates the First Amendment.

Posted on Jun 8, 2017 READ MORE

Voters Are Fired Up for a Single-Payer System, Creating a Dilemma for Democrats

Across the country, the message is clear that the public supports “Medicare for all.” So why do the leaders of the Democratic Party balk at getting on board?

Posted on Jun 8, 2017 READ MORE

Trump Has Made the 2020 Election a Referendum on Climate Change

It takes four years to quit the Paris agreement. That means voters will be able to let the president know what they think of his decision.

Posted on Jun 5, 2017 READ MORE

How Trump Should Have Responded to the London Attacks

Here is an imaginary letter from our president to U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May and London Mayor Sadiq Khan.

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Trump’s Budget Benefits the Most Comfortable Americans and Sticks It to the Most Vulnerable

The president’s regressive budget would also roll back civil rights.

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The Kushner Kables (Video)

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Ben Carson

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Crazy Stuff

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The Wall

Posted on May 28, 2017 ENLARGE

Donald Trump’s Meaner America

Licensed by the new president, Americans now say and do things to people they disagree with that previously were unthinkable. Take Greg Gianforte as an example.

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Anti-Trump Sentiment Is Even Stronger in Europe Than in the U.S.

European governments, preparing for a round of major summits with Donald Trump, are wary.

Posted on May 22, 2017 READ MORE

Trump’s Speech on Islam Is Just as Bizarre as Everything Else He Does

The president’s speech in Saudi Arabia was written by senior adviser Stephen Miller, who once organized Orwellian “Two Minutes Hate” sessions against Muslims.

Posted on May 22, 2017 READ MORE

How Self-Driving Cars Will Transform Cities for the Better

The cars will change urban planning as we know it; Democrats keep blaming Donald Trump for their own shortcomings; meanwhile, Mexico’s war on drugs is one of the world’s most lethal conflicts.

Posted on May 21, 2017 READ MORE

Roger Ailes, Architect of Conservative TV Juggernaut Fox News, Is Dead at 77

To Democrats and liberals, he was a manipulator of the news who used his network to turn minor stories into scandals, ostensibly in service of his personal politics.

Posted on May 18, 2017 READ MORE

Taxcutiva (Video)

Posted on May 18, 2017 ENLARGE

Donald Trump’s High Crimes and Misdemeanors

What if he were held responsible for real crimes: killing civilians in drone strikes, forcing refugees to suffer or die by refusing asylum, or driving the planet headlong into climate catastrophe?

Posted on May 18, 2017 READ MORE

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