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Paul Ryan justifies lower taxes on America’s most wealthy by reminding us that, contrary to what we might think, the Bangles are no longer culturally relevant

This week, the Republicans are supposed to be sharing the long-awaited details of their tax reform plan, which, according to those in the know, will likely be ‘a massive windfall’ for Americans most wealthy. And, in advance of the announcement, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan has apparently been given the task of convincing us […]

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The final push to kill Obamacare is underway. We need to mobilize.

I know it sucks. I know we shouldn’t have to defend the America Cares Act again, after having successfully defeated repeal efforts several times already, but the Republicans have apparently reneged on their promise to move forward with a bipartisan process, instead opting to try one last time to repeal Obamacare outright, without debate, or […]

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This is how public health care ends…. (or maybe not!)

When historians look back and wonder what happened to American democracy, they won’t have to look too hard for examples. Here’s a great one from just a few minutes ago, on the floor of the U.S. Senate, where Republicans are running down the clock before casting their votes to kill Obamacare. Senator Patty Murray asks […]

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If you really care about people who are transgender, or just people in general, please stay focused on health care for the next 24 hours

It's a distraction. They've been holding this up their sleeve for a while. They don't want people talking about Trumpcare. — Mark Maynard (@MarkAMaynard) July 26, 2017 As much as it pains me to look the other way, and not go off on a long, angry rant about the counterproductive, offensive, and very likely illegal […]

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OK, we’re now officially fighting for our lives. And this isn’t hyperbole.

OK, so the vote to advance Trumpcare in the Senate didn’t got our way today. It was close, but we lost, and now the limited period of meaningless discussion masquerading as ‘debate’ begins. As I mentioned yesterday, both sides can propose amendments during this 20-hour period, but Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is under no […]

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