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September 11, 2020
FACT CHECK: Was Trump Right to Compare His COVID Response to Winston Churchill During WWII?

Trying to recover from the fallout over his February admission that he wanted to “play down” the imminent Coronavirus pandemic, President Trump today compared himself to British Prime Minister Winston Churchill during the Second World War. Explaining to a rally in Freeland. Michigan that “they wanted me to come out and scream, ‘people are dying,’” […]

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March 28, 2020
U.S. COVID-19 Response Must Expand and Federalize Medicaid in All 50 States

Six years before he was outed as the Coronavirus equivalent of a war profiteer, Republican Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) summed up the GOP’s health care plan. “The American system has access to healthcare for everybody,” Burr said, “It's called the emergency room.” Of course, that go-to Republican ER talking point has been a deadly lie since President George […]

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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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July 2, 2019
Meet the Press Host Disappoints Serious Journalist Chuck Todd

In late May, President Donald Trump shocked many when he rejected the assessments of his own administration and U.S. allies about recent North Korean violations of United Nations resolutions regarding its ballistic missile program. In response to Trump's support for the "very smart man" in Pyongyang, Meet the Press host Chuck Todd offered a novel […]

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June 11, 2019
Republicans Peddle Grotesque Abortion-Slavery Comparison

In the great and proud history of the United States, no failing, no appalling ideology, no perverse institution--no national tragedy--compares to the American sin of chattel slavery. Codified in the nation's founding documents in a grotesque mockery of the Declaration's self-evident truth that "all men are created equal," the 250-year bondage of black Americans was […]

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December 24, 2018
Deep Thoughts, by Paul Ryan

In the future, historians and political scientists will speak of the "Ryan Gap." That moniker will be used to measure the yawning chasm between the shining image a politician manufactures for him or herself and the brutal truth of their failed ideas and meager accomplishments. Of course, the inspiration for that damning delta between perception […]

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October 22, 2018
Republicans Are Coming for Your Medicare in 2019

Eight years ago, Republicans steamrolled their way to an overwhelming victory in the 2010 midterms. Powered by demonstrable falsehoods about a "government takeover of health care," Obamacare "death panels," and Americans being "taxed enough already," the GOP gained 63 seats and a huge new majority in the House of Representatives. Perhaps the biggest factor in […]

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September 10, 2018
Three Stories of Media Failure

In the Age of Trump, the tidal wave of major news stories is often overwhelming, sometimes drowning even the most informed in a state of cognitive shutdown. Occasionally, though, even seemingly unrelated revelations tell a larger tale whose lessons shouldn't go unnoticed. So it was this week. As John McCain was laid to rest, news […]

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July 2, 2018
The Budget Reform America Needs Most? Government Rate-Setting for Health Care

In the spring of 2016, then-candidate Donald Trump promised Americans he would eliminate the entire $19 trillion national debt of the United States "say over a period of eight years." His pledge was ludicrous on its face. With the CBO already forecasting $6.7 trillion in new debt and Trump proposing a tax plan that would […]

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June 25, 2018
GOP Holocaust Analogists Furious Over Nazi Border Policy Comparisons

It was a tough week for supporters of Donald Trump's draconian policy of separating the families of undocumented immigrants at the border. (Those supporters are overwhelmingly Republican: a Quinnipiac University poll showed only 27 percent of all respondents--but 55 percent of GOP backers--endorse the practice.) It began when former CIA and NSA chief Gen. Michael […]

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