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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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“A Catholic Speaker of the House fires a Catholic chaplain for praying for the poor.”

As we talk quite a bit here about the hypocrisy of the so-called “Christian” right, I wanted to be sure to at least note the fact that, a little over a week ago now, when Republican Speaker of the House Paul Ryan announced that U.S. House of Representatives chaplain Patrick Conroy would be stepping down, […]

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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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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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According to Mitch McConnell, many Kentuckians are getting “permanent pay raises” because of the Republican tax bill… Unfortunately, I couldn’t find a one

Earlier today, I got sent a tweet from Senator Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. He wanted to let me know that, because of the big corporate tax-giveaways that he and his fellow Republicans passed at the end of the year, a lot of folks, including “many” in my home state of Kentucky, had gotten “significant bonuses” and […]

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