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Modeling Christian compassion on Easter, Trump tells 800,000 young American immigrants that he will not seek a solution to protect them from deportment

Happy #MAGA Easter, everyone. Here, in celebration of how far we’ve come, is an ugly reminder of how things were before we had a born-again (porn star fucking) evangelical (pussy grabber) in the White House (colluding with a dictator to bring down our democracy). Happy Easter! pic.twitter.com/QnCVYMJOTm — Mark Maynard (@MarkAMaynard) April 1, 2018 Always […]

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Largest trade imbalance in nine years, biggest stock market drop in a decade, government set to borrow nearly $1 trillion… Is this the “tidal wave” of good economic news Trump was talking about?

As I took last night off, there’s a lot that we could talk about today. We could talk about he fact that our president, standing before a terrifyingly representative sample of what’s left of his base announced that those who refuse to applaud him are “un-American” and likely “treasonous”. Or we could talk about the […]

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I’m tempted to say that the Democrats caved, but I’m withholding judgement.

Remember, yesterday, when I said that I hoped the sight of millions of women marching across the United States put a little steel in the backbones of Congressional Democrats? Well, it seems not to have worked. This afternoon, the government shutdown ended, as a number of Democrats voted with Republicans to pass a temporary, three-week […]

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Military pawns, racist scum, and living in a nation where no-one’s at the helm… Welcome to the #TrumpShutdown

As we discussed last week, in hopes of avoiding a government shutdown, a bipartisan group of Senators led by Lindsey Graham and Dick Durbin went to the White House with a plan that, as they relayed to the President, would pass through both houses of Congress. This compromise legislation, they explained to Donald Trump and […]

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Trump was offered a bipartisan government funding bill. He essentially turned it down because it wasn’t racist enough. He owns this government shutdown. And the Democrats should not capitulate.

Some of what you’re about to read may very well be wrong. I don’t pretend to understand the ins and outs of our convoluted government funding mechanisms. I have, however, been trying to follow along, and I wanted to share what I think is going on. As always, if you have an issue with something […]

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