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September 18, 2020
Five Thoughts on the Supreme Court After Ginsburg

Like many of you, I am devastated by the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader-Ginsburg. She was not only a giant of the Court, but a true American hero who fought to help bring the promise of the Constitution to all Americans. It is a disgusting reality of our present national crisis that our […]

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August 20, 2020
Lesson from the Great Recession: Don’t Let States Become the “Anti-Stimulus”

With the tens of millions of cash-strapped Americans teetering on the brink of financial catastrophe, Senate Republicans and President Trump are unable to act on a new package of COVID economic response programs. Three months after House Democrats passed a $3 trillion Coronavirus relief bill, GOP leaders in the Senate are trying to muster support […]

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March 6, 2020
GOP’s Cornyn Repeatedly Threatened Judges; Now Demands Schumer Apology

Senator Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) on Thursday expressed regret that he “used the words I used yesterday” in warning Supreme Court Justices Kavanaugh and Gorsuch of the public backlash their reproductive rights rulings will produce. While Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) proclaimed, “There is nothing to call this except a threat,” more than a dozen GOP […]

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February 24, 2020
Two Cheers for Mitt Romney's Lincolnesque Moment

One day after he cast his historic vote to remove President Donald Trump office, Utah Senator and former GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney has continued to receive accolades for his principled and lonely stand. But Romney didn't merely buck his Party of Lincoln in becoming the first Senator to ever vote to convict an impeached […]

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December 24, 2019
The Impeachment Letter Trump Could Have Sent to Nancy Pelosi

December 22, 2019 The Honorable Nancy Pelosi Speaker of the House of Representatives Washington, D.C. 20515 Dear Madam Speaker: I wrote you this past Tuesday to protest in the strongest possible terms the partisan impeachment charade you and your Democrat conspirators were about to perpetrate in the House of Representatives. Nevertheless, you persisted. I have […]

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October 29, 2019
Barr Turns to Familiar Faces for Bogus Probe of Russia Investigation

This is the legal landscape now before the man who must be identified as the attorney general of the United States: The unanimous consensus of the American intelligence community, the findings of the Mueller investigation, and the bipartisan conclusion of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence all agree that the Russian Federation interfered in the […]

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October 1, 2019
Health Clinic Closures Put Women's Lives at Risk

What happens when clinics providing healthcare services to women close? Among other things, American women will needlessly die. That's the horrifying conclusion from a recent study published in the International Journal of Radiation Oncology. Designed to gauge the impact of the closures of 100 women's health clinics nationwide between 2010 and 2013, Dr. Amar Srivastava […]

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April 16, 2019
Congress Needs Trump's Tax Returns to Investigate $400 Billion Pass-Through Scam

When House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal of Massachusetts demanded the Internal Revenue Service turn over six years of Donald Trump's tax returns to his committee, he was doing so with the law fully on his side. As past Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers, former Joint Committee on Taxation chief of staff Edward Kleinbard, […]

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February 4, 2019
Fund the Wall or We Kill the Economy: GOP Debt Ceiling Extortion Returns

"Both sides do it" may well be the most dangerous and deceitful phrase in U.S. politics. The lazy analyst's substitute for actual journalism doesn't merely misdiagnose what plagues the American body politic, but fails to correctly identify the source of the disease. As Thomas Mann and Norman Ornstein put it in their 2012 book, It's […]

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January 21, 2019
Steve King Broke the First Rule of White Club

When Iowa Republican Congressman Steve King lamented that language like "White nationalist, white supremacist, Western civilization" had "become offensive," GOP leaders like Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy appeared horrified. But if they were shocked--SHOCKED!--to find Steve King's racism going on in their Republican Party, they shouldn't have been. King, […]

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