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Medicare or Meta-Careless

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The President is pushing a trade deal by relying on Republicans, vilifying progressives, and enlisting the help of corporate America. The Heritage Foundation and the Tea Party are on the same side as...

 

A Very Perry, Graham-Slammed, Am-Bushed Season

Before Jeb even officially announced he’s running, we’re already feeling bushed by reports about Bush, and are about to be ambushed but his money-machine. Now, Lindsey Graham joins the slam, Rick...

 

Maybe FIFA Should Join the Republican Primary

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Maybe FIFA Should Join the Republican Primary FIFA, which runs the World Cup, is given a red card for corruption. But in America, legalized bribery is pouring money into presidential politics. The...

 

Marathon Men

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Rand Paul launches a filibuster-ish fight as the principled voice protesting the Patriot Act, and speaks for a marathon 11 hours becoming, for a moment, an unlikely hero to the Left. In Boston, the...

 

Fast Track, Amtrak, Off-Track

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After the Senate temporarily derailed efforts to rush approval of a corporate trade deal, looks like Democrats are now taking the wrong track and getting back on board with Fast Track. After the...

 

Deflated Balls

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Charges brought in Baltimore offer a modicum of hope to a deflated city that seems defined by despair. Dems and the prez battle over a massive trade deal that has deflated the spirits of those who...

 

What’s black-and-white with Freddy Gray

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In Baltimore, the clear tragedy of Freddie Gray has marked yet another death of a black male at the hands of those in uniforms of blue, leading to protests that are many shades of gray. The issue has...

 

Waging Wars and Warring For Wages

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Diplomacy could be the President’s lasting imprint, but hawks seek to undermine Iran negotiations, and Obama threatens to sabotage his own legacy as his escalation risks a new Mideast quagmire...

 

Back to the Future

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Delusional, warmongering Senate hawks talk about bombing a Middle East country. Last time it was Iraq, this time Iran — if you blur your vision, you might confuse the two. Big corporations’ cronies...

 

Little Shock. Less Awe.

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The nation is outraged by a video of a police officer killing and framing a man, but sadly the nation isn’t too surprised, as events such as these recur in the headlines. A historic announcement...

 

Exodus and Easter from Indiana to Iran

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In response to Indiana’s anti-LGBT legislation, businesses threatened such an Exodus that Pharaoh Pence is changing his tune. The outcry in Arkansas was so loud that Hutchinson couldn’t play Pontius...

 

Not Quite Cruz Control

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Ted Cruz launched the first official presidential bid, but his kick-off was mired in website spoofs, an audience obligated to attend his speech and news that his family’s going on Obamacare...

 

Spring in the Air and in Obama’s Step

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While Republicans cast a frozen gaze on the prospect of peace with Iran, the President welcomes a new season as diplomacy nears a nuclear deal. Conservatives continue to storm against healthcare and...

 

Iran. We Ran. They’re Off And Running.

As the president runs a historic effort to reach a nuclear deal with Iran, the Republicans run to ruin diplomacy and in doing so, they run off the rails. Cruz, Rubio, Paul all want to run, but on...

 

Message Mess

Netanyahu tries to mess with US diplomacy, and delivers a misguided message to Congress, but in the end, it mucked up the GOP’s march to war as hawkish Dems turn against Mitch McConnell mayhem. The...

 

Pipelines, Pipe Dreams and Punchlines

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Of all the issues they could choose to tackle, Republicans fixate on the Keystone pipeline, which they knew the president would veto — likely just the first of many vetoes in this new era. While the...

 

The Winter of Our Malcontents

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An Alabama judge is pissed at same-sex marriage. A Texas judge is ticked at compassionate immigration policy. Rudy Giuliani thinks President Obama doesn’t love America. Boehner would defund homeland...

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Stewart’s Gone — But Satire Goes On

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A President who rose to prominence opposing an open-ended Mideast war is now seeking Congressional authorization for an open-ended Mideast war. Republicans stake out turf by fighting for a polluting...

 

Inoculate Against Hypocrisy?

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When Ebola presented a limited threat to America, GOP leaders ignored science and stoked fears. Now an outbreak of a beatable disease claims lives and Republican candidates disseminate misinformation...

 

Heckuva Snow Job

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GOP hopefuls play pretend about a new approach, but at a conservative convening in Iowa, they keep up their cultural crusades against gay rights, women's equality and immigrants. The Tea Party rails...

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