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Quick Takes: “It Is the Soul That Must Be Preserved”

Here is Obama’s last act as President of the United States: Today, the President granted commutation to 330 individuals. The President has now granted commutation to a total of 1,715 individuals, including 568 people who had been sentenced to life in prison. The vast majority of these men and women are serving unduly long... Read more »

Can Empathy Bridge This Divide?

Trying to understand the motives of Trump supporters can only go so far.

Empty Trump Cabinet Is a Good Thing

An understaffed administration could cause roadblocks for the conservative agenda.

The GOP Senators That May Be the Best Hope for Holding Trump Accountable

Since other levers of accountability are weakened, the Senate is more important than ever.

Quick Takes: Six Agencies Investigating Trump/Russia Connection

Peter Stone and Greg Gordon have the story-of-the-day. The FBI and five other law enforcement and intelligence agencies have collaborated for months in an investigation into Russian attempts to influence the November election, including...Show More Summary

Lazy Reporting Enables Gridlock

Reporting ‘both sides do it’ is ineffective because it only encourages gridlock.

Bears are No Joke

What bears say about the cultural disconnect amongst Americans.

Trump and the Revolt of the White Middle Class

No, the down-and-out white working class didn't propel Trump to the presidency.

Quick Takes: You Don’t Know What You’ve Got ‘Til It’s (Almost) Gone

Robert Pear reports: President-elect Donald J. Trump and congressional Republicans appear to have accomplished a feat that President Obama, with all the power at his disposal, could not in the past seven years: They have galvanized outspoken support for the Affordable Care Act. People who benefit from the law are flooding Congress with testimonials.... Read more »

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