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Have the Republicans, in an attempt to keep a Democratic former CIA operative from Congress, released her private security clearance application to the press?

Back in 2014, with the rabid support of the Tea Party and far-right talkshow hosts like Laura Ingraham, Mark Levin, and Ann Coulter, Dave Brat, an econ professor at Randolph–Macon College with an Ayn Rand fetish and a talent for riling up crowds of angry voters, somehow managed to win the Republican primary for Virginia’s […]

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Kennedy announces his retirement, opening the door for yet another Trump Supreme Court Justice

My daughter just happened to be at the Supreme Court this afternoon, with a group of about 60 girls from Detroit and Ypsilanti, when word came out that Justice Anthony Kennedy, after serving 30 years on the high court, would be retiring, giving Donald Trump yet one more opportunity to remake the Judicial branch in […]

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Ever feel like drowning America in the bathtub? Here’s the plan.

As hard as it might be to believe, the above image comes from an actual report issued by White House. The report, titled Delivering Government Solutions in the 21st Century, lays out the Trump administration’s aggressive plan for reorganizing (a.k.a. shrinking) the United States government. [Can you imagine what would have happened if the Obama […]

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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 too busy to blog properly tonight, but can someone please explain to me how lowering taxes prevents hurricanes?

Let me help you out this that, @realDonaldTrump. Here's what I think you meant to say. pic.twitter.com/fP3n6EDCOa — Mark Maynard (@MarkAMaynard) September 13, 2017 Yes, in case you missed it, the top tweet, minus my suggested edits, of course, really was sent out by Donald Trump today. Apparently, what we all saw play out across […]

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