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Trump’s chief economic advisor tells the American people that Republican tax cuts created so much growth that the deficit is falling. They didn’t. And it’s not.

.@larry_kudlow: "The deficit… is coming down, and it's coming down rapidly. Growth solves a lot of problems." pic.twitter.com/H375h7rV0a — FOX Business (@FoxBusiness) June 29, 2018 Again, I know it doesn’t do any good to point out the blatant lies of the right, or speculate as to how certain things might have been treated differently by […]

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Cohen’s $600,000 from AT&T illustrates just what a joke it was when Trump promised to “drain the swamp”

Trump ran for president as a populist reformer. He told people that he was going to “drain the swamp” of Washington, D.C., and restore the government to the people of America. In October of 2016, right before the election, Donald Trump told a campaign rally in Wisconsin, “It is time to drain the swamp in […]

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Donald Trump and the fiction that “women are raped at levels that nobody’s ever seen before” along the path of the migrant march from Honduras

Remember how, a few days ago, our president, after having watched a segment on Fox News about how a dangerous “caravan” of immigrants was making its way to our border from Latin America, took to Twitter to say that we had no choice to pass hardline immigration legislation. Well, in spite of having been informed […]

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Trump not only killed the Republican Party, but the Christian right as well

I wanted to write today about the fact that Republicans, having successfully passed a $1 trillion tax cut for America’s most wealthy, are now using the subsequent loss in federal revenue to justify devastating cuts to welfare, Medicaid, Medicare, and Social Security, but then two people wrote to me, telling me about how Donald Trump […]

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Regardless of what you might hear, it hasn’t just been bonuses an pay raises since the GOP tax plan passed

While I fought against the Republican tax plan, I’m not personally against the idea of cutting taxes. I think, in certain instances, cutting taxes can make sense, especially in tough economic times, when those cuts are being directed at non-wealthy Americans, who are more likely to put the money they receive back into circulation, creating […]

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