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Chuck Schumer Needs to up His Game

Schumer's tactical retreat on the shutdown made sense, but his overall strategy has been weak.

The Unconscionable Claim that Medicaid Fueled the Opioid Crisis

Republicans are twisting data in order to undermine the program that many states are relying on to save lives.

Jeff Sessions Is Interviewed by the Investigation He’s Trying to Kill

When he wasn't talking to Mueller's investigators last week, Sessions was trying to force top FBI resignations.

The Democrats Ultimate Strategy for Success

It is important to do a correct analysis of power dynamics in order to craft effective strategies.

Stephen Miller’s Plan Has Always Been to Hold the Dreamers Hostage

He is using the urgency of the Dreamers' situation to force changes to our legal immigration system.

A Compromised Administration Is as Bad as a Colluding One

Even if the Trump campaign was too amateurish to run a sophisticated operation, they were thoroughly compromised.

Cross-Border Election Meddling and ‘Whataboutism’

It was wicked for Putin to interfere in our election to help elect Trump—but election meddling isn't always a bad thing.

The Government Shutdown Began November 8, 2016

Let’s face it: it’s not the Trump Shutdown, it’s the People’s Shutdown. The 62 million people who decided to turn the United States into a shithole country by electing Donald Trump fourteen months ago deserve the blame for the disorder and chaos in the District of Columbia. There is no logic or basis to the... Read more »

Paul Ryan and the GOP Take Legal Bribes from the Kochs

The corruption is right out in the open: Just days after the House passed its version of the federal tax law slashing corporate tax rates, House Speaker Paul Ryan collected nearly $500,000 in campaign contributions from billionaire energy mogul Charles Koch and his wife, according to a recent campaign donor report. Show More Summary

Trump’s Desperate, Deplorable Immigration Ad

I know that little Trump Republicans do has the power to shock us anymore, but the depravity of this newly released Trump campaign ad is still worth noting: “Democrats will be complicit in every murder committed by illegal immigrants.” Never mind the fact that undocumented immigrants commit fewer crimes on average than US citizens. Never mind that... Read more »

No One Elected Stephen Miller or Tom Cotton President

Government services are shutting down today because the President has outsourced all of his decision-making functions to the farthest extremes of the conservative white nationalist movement. It would be simple to respond that this is because the president himself is also a far-right white nationalist–which  is to a large extent true. But there’s more to... Read more »

Trump Trolls Women’s March. But 2018 Will Troll Him Back.

Women (and men) are marching all across the United States today in a show of popular resistance to the Trump Administration. While the prior marches were an all-purpose cri de coeur against the election of an admitted sexual assailant and open racist, today’s march has an explicit focus on elections and the 2018 midterms: This second march... Read more »

Trump Needs a Win. He Can Get One By Keeping his DACA Promises.

Donald Trump is miserable. Not just in the generic way that the president’s infinite void of decency and desperate need for approval always makes him unhappy, but in a very specific way: on the very anniversary of his inauguration, Trump and the Republican Party have managed to shut down the government despite holding all the levers... Read more »

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