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Category Archives: 2016Election

Republicans are coming for your Medicare in 2019

Eight years ago, Republicans steamrolled their way to an overwhelming victory in the 2010 midterms. Powered by demonstrable falsehoods about a “government takeover of health care,” Obamacare “death panels,” and Americans being “taxed enough already,” the GOP gained 63 seats and a huge new majority in

The dangerous veto power of right-wing rage

Many Congressional Republicans were shocked—SHOCKED!—this week at Donald Trump’s humiliation in Helsinki. Like the rest of the world, they watched in real time as an American president kowtowed on foreign soil to a dangerous adversary of the United States. Siding with Russian President Vladimir Putin

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Could Trump face Magnitsky Act sanctions?

Already branded by a survey of historians as America’s worst ever, the presidency of Donald Trump may also live in infamy as the most ironic. After all, the man who ran to “Make America Great Again” has already ceded global climate leadership to China and

The difference between 2018 and the 2010 midterms? The truth

As 2017 winds to a close, press, pundits and politicians alike are saying 2018 could be the year of the “blue wave.” Led by a historically unpopular first-year president and still smarting from embarrassing losses in Virginia and Alabama, many Republicans are talking out loud

The GOP’s Holocaust sound bites bite back

During the 2016 presidential election, Republican Donald Trump captured a staggering 80 percent of the white evangelical vote. But among Jewish Americans, Hillary Clinton expanded the Democratic advantage from four years earlier, crushing Trump by a 71 to 23 percent margin. There’s no mystery as to

In praise of Donald Trump

From the moment Donald Trump won his surprising victory on Election Day, a new cottage industry sprung up to offer sympathetic profiles of the supposedly long-overlooked and long-suffering voters who rallied to him. The New York Times has been at the forefront, delivering on-the-ground stories

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FAQ: Getting rid of Trump

I have seen a great many comments in several diaries lately asking whether there is any way for the Republican Party to, now, at this late moment, dump Trump. Or, conversely, what would happen if he decided that he was just tired of all of

Bully Chris Christie shouting down a teacher when she asked him a question.

“YOU PEOPLE! JUST DO YOUR JOB!”

That's what Chris Christie shouted today while his wife smiled at New Jersey public school teacher, Melissa Tomlinson, who dared approach him at the Rutgers football game rally and ask the question, “Why do you portray New Jersey Public Schools as 'failure factories?'” Dave Weigel