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Making America Sick Again, Indeed

Do you remember when Rush Limbaugh insisted that the Affordable Care Act was a form of reparations? As silly as this argument sounds, it’s quite likely that many Republican members of the House and Senate actually believe this, which explains why the GOP has been so vigilant about trying to obliterate Obamacare. In the right-wing... Read more »

The Stepford Network: A News Empire Bows to Trump and the GOP

You know it’s only a matter of time, don’t you? The news that NBCUniversal is bringing Fox News Channel refugees Megyn Kelly and Greta Van Susteren on board means only one thing: the expedited elimination of any NBCUniversal media voice that displeases Republicans. Just because Kelly had that little squabble with Donald Trump a while... Read more »

Quick Takes: Trump Dials It Back a Bit After Intelligence Briefing

Prior to his briefing with intelligence officials today, Trump said that the focus on Russian interference in the election was a “political witch hunt.” Afterwards, the statement that was released by his team toned things down just a bit. But the focus was telling. While Russia, China, other countries, outside groups and people are... Read more »

Show Us Your Plan, Republicans!

The GOP has made a lot of promises, but now has to actually deliver.

Trump’s Favorite Excuse: Later

He promised that Mexico would pay for the wall. It's not happening.

Quick Takes: The Difference Between Skepticism and Disparagement

Ellen Nakashima and Haroun Demirjian provide some highlights from todays Senate hearing. The country’s top intelligence official said Thursday that Russia’s meddling in the 2016 presidential campaign consisted of hacking, as well asShow More Summary

Liberals, Russia and the Intelligence Community

Based on history, it's important to maintain some skepticism of what the intelligence community is up to.

Why the GOP Can’t Repeal Obamacare

Republicans in Congress don't have a plan to govern now that they have the majority.

Quick Takes: A Venn Diagram of the Swamp

At this point, I have no idea what Trump or his supporters mean when they talk about draining the swamp. Silly me…I used to think that it had something to do with the overlap between politics and big money. But Phillip Bump shows how wrong I was with this Venn diagram of Trump’s swamp... Read more »

Obamacare Repeal and Delay Becomes Obamacare Rescue

Republicans don’t want to be responsible for taking away people’s healthcare coverage.

How Should States Structure “Free” College?

Free college is dead at the federal level with Trump's election, so states are picking up the mantle.

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