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Quick Takes: Trump’s Idea of a Tax Plan

Perhaps you remember that a few months ago a memo was leaked that provided guidance to agents who put together the president’s daily intelligence briefing. In effect, it was the old KISS advice: “keep it simple, stupid.” The president preferred one-page memos with bulleted points, sans nuance. So it shouldn’t be surprising that is... Read more »

Pardon Me While I Rage Against Non-Voting Democrats

Democrats who didn't vote in 2016 now say they are 'extremely' motivated to vote in 2018.

This Administration’s Incompetence Leads to Another Blocked Executive Order

A federal judge blocked Trump's attempt to punish so-called sanctuary cities by using Trump's own words against him.

Quick Takes: The Smell of Desperation Emanating From the White House

We all know that the White House is desperate to change the narrative that is developing about what a complete and utter failure Trump has been in his first 100 days. But who knew that their attempt to provide an alternative narrative would be such a mangled mess? Today they released a press statement... Read more »

What Trump Didn’t Know

Trump's ignorance of basic topics didn't stop him from making proclamations about them.

Trump’s Delusions

The president's interview with the Associated Press was deeply disturbing.

Understanding the Trends in Small Town and Rural America

When we discuss issues related to people of color, we tend to think of urban centers. That's a mistake.

Another Way to Understand the Divide: Migration

Americans are moving to smaller cities and suburbs, but that might not be a boon for Republicans.

Quick Takes: A Study in Contrasts

Every time I read an interview with Donald Trump, I walk away horrified. At this point, I struggle for words that will capture his level of ignorance, delusion, narcissism and mendacity. But it also reminds me of who we’re dealing with. All those moments when the press tries to paint him as some kind... Read more »

Democratic Resolve in Georgia, Montana and Beyond

Ten years ago, then-Representative Martin Meehan (D-MA) resigned from the House to become chancellor of the University of Massachusetts, Lowell. Meehan’s Congressional seat had not been held by a non-Democrat since the early-1970s, and the prospects of the Republican Party capturing the seat in a special election seemed rather remote. Show More Summary

The Media’s Latest Campaign to Normalize Trump

After the Syria strikes, the press has mistakenly found new respect for Trump.

Macron Won–But France’s Austerity Centrism is Still in Big Trouble.

Results from the French primary election are in: center-right, pro-EU finance banker Emmanuel Macron defeated the racist, far right nationalist Marine Le Pen, and will face her again in the runoff. With exit polls showing Macron with a commanding lead over Le Pen in a one-on-one contest, opponents of xenophobia and fascism around the world are... Read more »

Desperately Insecure, President Trump Holds a Fan Rally To Avoid a Comedy Roast

I have noted here before my distaste for the White House Correspondents’ Dinner as a vapid show of light camaraderie between newsreaders masquerading as journalists, and the politicians they are supposed to be holding to account. I have also said that it’s probably better for the event if the President does not attend, as his... Read more »

There Is No Conflict Between Creating Jobs and Protecting the Environment

In the face of science march protests all around the world today, Donald Trump tweeted the following in his defense: I am committed to keeping our air and water clean but always remember that economic growth enhances environmental protection. Jobs matter! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 22, 2017 Let’s set aside the factual inaccuracy that... Read more »

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