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November 26, 2019
Is Trump Trying to Block the Nord Stream 2 Pipeline So His Ukraine Cronies Can Cash In?

After this week's testimony in the impeachment hearings, the contours of President Donald Trump's abuse of power for personal advantage have become crystal clear. Trump violated U.S. law when he solicited the interference of a foreign power in an American election. Looking ahead to 2020, Trump demanded the new Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky announce an […]

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October 17, 2019
Trump Betrays Kurds One Year After Promising "I Don't Forget" Their Sacrifices for the U.S.

That Donald Trump betrayed America's Kurdish allies in the fight against ISIS should come as no surprise; Trump betrays everyone sooner or later. But Trump's treachery in codifying Turkey's ethnic cleansing of the Kurds across the Syrian border is different in kind and degree. After all, agreeing with President Erdogan that the Turks "had to […]

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October 15, 2019
Why Mitt Romney Must Demand Trump's Impeachment

Mitt Romney has never missed an opportunity to be an opportunist. Romney the leveraged buyout pioneer took advantage of the U.S. tax code to pocket tens of millions of dollars from investments in companies that failed. Mitt the mythical Massachusetts moderate transformed himself into the "severely conservative" 2012 presidential nominee by turning his back on […]

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October 8, 2019
Robert Jeffress is Donald Trump's Minister of Hate

By now, Americans have grown accustomed to incendiary rhetoric from the raging right. Nevertheless, the past week witnessed some truly explosive eruptions from some of the leading lights of the conservative movement. Last Sunday, Donald Trump warned that his impeachment and removal from office could trigger a second civil war. Three days later, frequent Fox […]

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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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September 17, 2019
The "Everyone Could Have Predicted" President: Trade War Fiasco Edition

Among other things, Donald Trump will go down in history as the "everyone could have predicted" president. That is, it's not just that the 45th president of the United States has failed to deliver on pretty much every promise that he made to the American people; it's that the fact that Trump's guarantees would crash […]

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September 10, 2019
Is Trump Killing the Obama Boom in Bellwether Elkhart?

With the unemployment rate still at 3.7% and GDP growth at 2.0%, the American economy remains solid, if not spectacular. But with more warning lights flashing yellow, Team Trump is growing more concerned about the direction of the so-called best economy ever just as the 2020 election heats up. The president and his advisers have […]

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August 27, 2019
After GOP Sabotaged Obama, Trump Looks to Scapegoat Democrats for Slowing Economy

As Donald Trump's bragging about the economy reached a crescendo last fall, former Obama White House communications director Jen Psaki provided a helpful reality check for the American people. "A buffoon could have kept the recovery going," Psaki explained, "and in fact one has so far." That Trump had inherited an Obama boom, an expansion […]

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August 18, 2019
Three Years Ago Today: Trump Promised "I Will Always Tell You the Truth"

Presidential candidate Donald Trump made a lot of promises on his way to the White House. Most ranged from the outright laughable to the literally impossible. Predictably, very few of Trump's guarantees came to pass. He did not "build a wall" and have Mexico pay for it. President Trump did not provide health "insurance for […]

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August 6, 2019
Donald Trump's Color-Coded Geography of Hate

"When I am president, I will work to ensure that all of our kids are treated equally, and protected equally," Donald Trump declared on July 22, 2016, as he accepted the Republican Party's nomination for president. "Every action I take, I will ask myself: does this make life better for young Americans in Baltimore, Chicago, […]

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Jon Perr is a technology marketing consultant and product strategist who writes about American politics and public policy.

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