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New hurdles as Republicans rush to reverse Obama health law

After falling one vote short this summer, US Republicans have revived efforts to overhaul Barack Obama’s landmark health care bill, but skepticism Monday by some in President Donald Trump’s party has imperiled the plan. Momentum for repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act — a primary Trump pledge as a candidate — swelled in the [...]Show More Summary

The priority is still to save Obamacare

WASHINGTON — Before supporters of universal health coverage get all wrapped up debating a single-payer system, they need to focus on a dire threat to the Affordable Care Act likely to come up for a vote in the Senate before the end of the month. The latest repeal bill is an offering from Sens. Lindsey [...]Show More Summary

Cartoon and Column: Russian Troll Farm

Today, we’re going to start with the basics and have a lesson on trolls. No. Not the mythological trolls who live under bridges, though some of these trolls would probably live under a bridge if that bridge was also a Wi-Fi hotspot. We’re going to talk about internet trolls. Now, if you do not post [...]Show More Summary

It Doesn’t Get Bigger Than Russian Cyber Warfare & Trump’s Capitulation To Putin

When the history of our time is written, Vladimir Putin’s deft use of cyber warfare and disinformation as a weapon will end up being a bigger story than terrorism. While the Kremlin’s cyber armada has attacked other countries, nothing compares to its assault on our democracy, a direct hit scored because of Donald Trump, who [...]Show More Summary

Reflections of ‘A Nation of Immigrants’ – Part 2

Brownies Girl In Part 1 of this short “series,” we learned about two readers/contributors to The Moderate Voice (TMV) whose grandparents came to America – “a nation of immigrants” — to escape an oppressive government or religious intolerance. There is another country that is often described as “a nation of immigrants,” albeit some call it [...]Show More Summary

Sean Spicer, mocked press secretary, wins laughs at Emmys

Sean Spicer, the former White House press secretary whose full-throated defense of Donald Trump earned him derision on television, delighted his former tormentors in a surprise appearance at Sunday’s Emmys. Spicer, who resigned in July in one of the many shake-ups of Trump’s White House, was the highlight of Stephen Colbert’s opening monologue which took [...]Show More Summary

Trump retweets meme of him hitting Hillary Clinton with golf ball, knocking her down

WASHINGTON — In the latest instance of President Donald Trump seeming to revel in the notion of physical attacks against perceived enemies, the president retweeted an animated GIF showing him hitting a golf ball that knocks down Hillary Clinton. Critics swiftly responded. Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., appearing on ABC’s “This Week, said: “It’s distressing to [...]Show More Summary

Is Trump ruining your health?

WASHINGTON — President Trump is killing me. No, really. He’s killing me. I went for my annual physical last month, and, for the first time in my 49 years, I had to report that I’ve not been feeling well: fatigue, headaches, poor sleep, even some occasional chest pain. My doctor checked my blood pressure, which [...]Show More Summary

The Art of the Stall

One negotiation theory holds that your opponent will give in if you’re unpredictable, maybe really unhinged. Take North Korea, for example. Kim Jung-Un gets people thinking that he’s a rabid dog who’s broken into his master’s cocaine stash. He may say he’d drop a nuclear bomb on the US even though he knows that we’d [...]Show More Summary

What Muslims, Ahmad who

What Muslims, Ahmad who Positive achievements by a large group of people in a broad sense yes. Christians can take credit for the Modern World, the West. Hindus have a rising India to boast of. Jews fewer in numbers hold sway over finance and media. Atheists govern the powerhouse that is China. Now show me [...]

World hunger is worsening: major UN report

World hunger is rising again despite rising wealth in Asia, Africa and South America. At least 815 million people suffer from severe hunger and malnutrition around the world, an increase of 38 million over 2015. Multiple forms of malnutrition are threatening the health of millions more worldwide mainly due to violent conflicts and climate-related shocks, [...]Show More Summary

Cartoon and Column: TED CRUZ…EW

I didn’t really think it was a huge story that Ted Cruz, or someone who has access to his Twitter account, clicked like on a porn tweet. I made a few cracks about it on social media and laughed along with everyone else making puns. The tweet of a video that Ted clicked like on [...] The post Cartoon and Column: TED CRUZ…EW appeared first on The Moderate Voice.

Trump angers Britain in midst of London attack

President Donald Trump sparked fury in London and yet another pointed rebuke from Prime Minster Theresa May Friday after he claimed “loser terrorists” behind a botched London train attack were known to British police. Trump took to Twitter to condemn an attack on a packed London Underground train that injured 22 people, but also appeared [...]Show More Summary

Three Swing Seat Republicans Announce Departures

The Republican caucus was hit by three retirements, two from an area it could least afford – the vanishing centrist wing and a third from another increasingly problematic area for the party in the age of Trump– suburbia. Within two days, Washington’s Dave Reichert and Pennsylvania’s Charlie Dent, both moderate seven-termers who hold marginal seats, [...]Show More Summary

Progressives should push proudly for Medicare for all

WASHINGTON — The smartest, savviest people in Washington will tell you Bernie Sanders’ “Medicare for all” idea is dead on arrival, a waste of time and energy. But since those same smart, savvy people told you Donald Trump didn’t have a prayer of becoming president, I’d advise keeping an open mind. What the Vermont senator’s [...]Show More Summary

A Review of the Touring Production of Broadway’s Something Rotten

The touring production of the Broadway musical comedy farce Something Rotten opened last night at The 5th Avenue Theatre to uproarious laughter and applause from an audience that was well suited for the show’s greatest strengths. Something Rotten is a somewhat satirical, but mostly ridiculous, silly send-up of the American musical theater genre. It is [...]Show More Summary

Reflections of a ‘Nation of Immigrants’ – Part 1

“Except for those of Native American ancestry, we all can trace our heritage back to somewhere else, whether our ancestors came on the Mayflower or a slave ship, into Ellis Island or Angel Island, into JFK Airport or across the Rio Grande." - Matthew Soerens The post Reflections of a ‘Nation of Immigrants’ – Part 1 appeared first on The Moderate Voice.

How to Reduce the Skills Gap in Manufacturing and the Supply Chain

These days, the U.S. manufacturing sector is not unfamiliar with challenges such as highly competitive pricing, a forceful global market and surging consumer demand. However, these are not the most pressing concerns. If you’re in the industry, you won’t be surprised by Deloitte’s latest findings. Show More Summary

Cartoon: Bernie versus Hillary

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Trump: No DACA Deal Without ‘BIG Border Security’

Early Thursday President Donald Trump said a deal he reportedly struck with Democrats to protect hundreds of thousands of young illegal immigrants from deportation isn’t on. Unless, of course, Democrats agree to “massive border security,” Trump tweeted. “No deal was made last night on DACA,” the president wrote, referring to the Deferred Action for Childhood [...]Show More Summary

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