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All Of Us Must Resist These 4 Threats To Medicaid

To call Trump’s budget a budget is insulting to budgets. Real budgets are moral documents stating a society’s values and priorities. Real budgets invest resources to improve lives while getting the most bang for the buck. What the Trump...Show More Summary

Trump Needs What Henry Ford And Thomas Edison Had: Access To Others' Minds

Henry Ford and Thomas Edison both attributed much of their success to the insights and inspirations generated by those around them. In an atmosphere of confidentiality and trust, they gathered a small group of friends around them and explored issues and problems. Show More Summary

Flynn Takes The Fifth: Just How Far Can The Law Be Stretched?

General Michael T. Flynn says he won’t give the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee the information they want unless they guarantee him immunity from criminal prosecution. The Committee is investigating Russia’s role in the 2016 presidential election. Show More Summary

Trump’s Cruel And Deviant Budget

For years, conservatives warned that liberals were “defining deviancy downward.” They said that by tolerating bad social behavior, liberals in effect lowered what was deemed acceptable behavior overall – allowing social norms to decline. There...Show More Summary

Migrant Rights Are Human Rights

By Elizabeth Gibson, Staff Attorney, New York Legal Assistance Group Migrants are more than their immigration status. While politicians are talking about who can legally cross a border, migrants are wondering: Will the boss underpayShow More Summary

Drilling In The Arctic Refuge Threatens The World's Birds

Why should Americans who live in the lower 48 states care that the U.S. Congress may try to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil and gas drilling? After all, it’s thousands of miles away in far northeastern Alaska, a place...Show More Summary

Russia-West Relations: A Three-Step Blueprint For Renewed Cooperation

Since the 2014 Russian annexation of Crimea, Western policymakers have consistently described Russia-West tensions as an intractable conflict fuelled by decades of ideological resentments and competing strategic ambitions. The prevalence...Show More Summary

They’re Talking A Better Game, But Will Democrats Fight Back?

In public, leading Democrats blame outside forces like Russia and former FBI Director James Comey for their losses in 2016. But privately, many acknowledge the party needs a new direction. The Democrats’ massive losses at state and congressional levels cannot be blamed on WikiLeaks, Comey or even Trump. Show More Summary

Trump Is Lying. His Budget Proposal Does Cut Social Security.

Donald Trump lies about everything from the size of his inauguration crowds to his promise to provide “great health care for a fraction of the price” to every person in America. So, it’s no surprise that Trump is lying when his Administration says his just-released budget proposal doesn’t cut Social Security. Show More Summary

With Rikers Closing, There Is Room To Reform Mass Incarceration

Recently, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced he would support plans to close Rikers Island ? a recommendation submitted by a commission convened by City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito to review the notorious prison complex. Show More Summary

Open Letter To President Trump Upon Arrival In Rome

The first time I saw the painting of Andrew Jackson beside your desk in the White House, it felt like getting a punch in the stomach. I also assumed that it had been there before you took office. Now, I know it was your choice to have it put up in the Oval Office because Jackson is your favorite president. Show More Summary

Another Resistance Movement Is Growing In The Heart Of Our Nation’s Capital

Cross-posted with As his polling figures sag, the chaos of his presidency increases exponentially, and the news turns ever grimmer (for him), President Trump faces growing opposition nationwide. As TomDispatch regular...Show More Summary

What's The Senate To Do With The House Health Care Legislation?

The party in power often overreaches. House Republicans did just that when they voted to repeal the Affordable Care Act and replace it with a flawed alternative that threatens the health coverage of millions of Americans. The Republicans’...Show More Summary

Can Conservatives And Progressives Trust Journalism For The Sake Of Fighting 'Fake News'?

To fight fake news in a bipartisan way, Republicans and Democrats need to find it in themselves to trust professional journalism, while reserving verification rights. We need to agree that the role of journalists is to enforce truthfulness...Show More Summary

Trump's Exhausting First Road Trip

President Donald Trump has only just begun his first road trip outside the United States, and he’s already “exhausted,” according to one of his own advisors. This may or may not be true, since anything either Trump or any of his spokespeople...Show More Summary

The Trouble With Trump's Tolerance Tour

Post-truth POTUS turns out to be perfect casting for tackling the One True Religion problem. Even if it were someone else, not Donald Trump, pulling the planet’s attention to the world’s three Abrahamic religions; if it were Barack Obama or George W. Show More Summary

Trump & Co. Put Out A Call For Plumbers

This post first appeared at Trump’s blasts against the hated media flood out of his reptile brain like rising seas, for example: The FAKE NEWS media (failing @nytimes, @NBCNews, @ABC, @CBS, @CNN) is not my enemy, it is the enemy of the American People! — Donald J. Show More Summary

Celebrating And Reflecting On Six Decades Of Brown Vs. Board Of Education

Sixty-three years ago this week, the United States Supreme Court shocked the nation by publicly stating what so many Americans already knew: that separate is inherently unequal. Through their landmark decision in Brown v. Board of Education,...Show More Summary

As Trump Unravels, So Do Fox News' Ratings

When Fox News architect Roger Ailes died last Thursday, one of the common threads through the coverage of his career was the ratings success he produced at the conservative news channel. “Roger Ailes, who built Fox News into a powerhouse, dies at 77,” read the CNN headline. Show More Summary

Medicaid Cuts Are The Most Important Part Of The AHCA

The American Health Care Act (AHCA), passed by the House of Representatives by a margin of one vote (217-213) on May 4th, overhauls the way in which the federal government and states cover the costs of state Medicaid programs. Most notably,...Show More Summary

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