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Public Opinion and the Passage of Medicare

The early days of public opinion research captured Americans’ response to the first major efforts by the U.S. government to provide health care to its citizens, an undertaking that saw success in the passage of Medicare in 1965. A review...Show More Summary

If You Didn't Vote Hillary, Don't Act Shocked When Your Pot Shop Is Raided

Following the news that White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer indicated the administration’s willingness to prosecute federal marijuana law violations in recreational marijuana states, I’m feeling very sick about this confirmation of my powers of prognostication. Show More Summary

Dear White, Christian Trump Supporters: A Follow-Up

My last post, addressed to white, Christian Trump supporters and calling for dialogue about common ground, brought an overwhelming response, including emails from a number of conservative readers. As I read and responded to emails, I...Show More Summary

Dissenting Voices Make An Administration Stronger

In 2005, Barack Obama and I were getting into an elevator in Chicago with a few of his Senate staffers. Looking around at the different faces surrounding him, Obama remarked, “I love that my staff looks like a Benetton ad.” When it came...Show More Summary

Choice Words From Scott Pruitt

The new administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, Scott Pruitt, addressed the agency’s employees for the first time on Tuesday morning, and a widely reported viewpoint is that he at least tried to be conciliatory. No talk about downsizing or eliminating the agency in this speech. Show More Summary

Betsy DeVos: I Will Replace The Failed Ideas Of Bush-Obama With My Own Failed Ideas

Betsy DeVos gave a speech to the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), explaining that the programs created by George W. Bush and Barack Obama had failed, and she would replace them with her own ideas. She did not point out that her own ideas have failed too. Show More Summary

An Open Letter To My Former Colleague, And Current Representative, Pat Tiberi

Dear Pat, We missed you last night at the packed town hall meeting at the Unitarian Church. In case you have not heard, even the overflow area was overflowing, as more than 1,200 of our neighbors came out to speak to you. I guess that...Show More Summary

Weighing Trump's Record On Anti-Semitism

American Jews have been rocked in recent weeks by a growing wave of anti-Semitic threats and incidents, culminating in this week’s shocking desecration of a Jewish cemetery in St. Louis. In light of this, it is not too soon to evaluating...Show More Summary

As Immigration Courts Lack Funding, Trump Justifies Blocking Access

Over the last ten years, funding for immigration courts has remained largely stagnant, even as funding for enforcement expanded. Previous administrations failed to request funding and the slow pace of hiring led to Congressional reluctance to allocate additional funds. Show More Summary

The Only Way To Beat Trump Is To Defeat The Democratic Establishment

“I guess I know the answer... they wanted to get away with it…” - Neera Tanden “We need to clean this up – he has emails from her – they do not say…” - Cheryl Mills My latest piece in Counter Propa addresses the only way to defeat Trump in 2020 and Republicans in 2018. Show More Summary

Trump's Dangerous Move Towards Protectionism

During Donald Trump’s run for the White House he made protectionism a central campaign issue. We continue to hear that the U.S “does not make anything any more” and other myths about the economy. During the campaign, it was one of his most consistent themes. Show More Summary

News Roundup for February 23, 2017

We’re bringing you the weird news every single day. 1. President Trump has revoked the right for trans teens to use whichever bathroom they choose. Revoking this law literally makes no one safer and puts millions at risk. Thanks President Trump. Show More Summary

Has The Military Entered The Political Fray?

Cross-posted with The members of what Andrew Bacevich, author of America’s War for the Greater Middle East, calls “ the Church of America the Redeemer ” are in some disarray these days and in quite an uproar over the new Pope and his aberrant set of cardinals now ensconced in Washington. Show More Summary

This Is How To Wear Fanny Packs Like A Cool Girl

For Teen Vogue, by Ariana Marsh. 1. High fashion upgrades from designers including Alexander Wang, DKNY, Toga, Kenzo, Chanel, Chloe, and more have rendered the bag style chic. Their versions, which boast everything from patterned leather...Show More Summary

David Brooks And A Figment Of The Neoconservative Imagination

Angst in the Church of America the RedeemerCross-posted with Apart from being a police officer, firefighter, or soldier engaged in one of this nation’s endless wars, writing a column for a major American newspaper has got to be one of the toughest and most unforgiving jobs there is. Show More Summary

The Economic Growth Myth of Tax Cuts for the Wealthy

The Republicans are working hard to continue embedding the economic myth that lowering taxes on the already affluent results in economic growth. It is indeed a myth. And while we need to be cautious about correlation, and there are many...Show More Summary

Who Exactly Are 'Radical' Muslims?

By Z. Fareen Parvez, University of Massachusetts Amherst The Trump administration has been using the phrase “radical Islam” when discussing the “war on terror.” From his inauguration address to remarks to military leaders, PresidentShow More Summary

Don't Try To Co-opt Indivisible Movement, Fulfill It

There are two things currently happening in the world of Democratic and progressive politics, which are happening independently of each other, for the most part. This weekend, the Democratic National Committee will meet to elect a new chair. Show More Summary

Milo Yiannopolous: A Post-Mortem

Milo was always dispensable. He wasn’t the business end of things. He wasn’t going to wind up in the White House, like his old Breitbart boss, Steve Bannon. In the alt-right eco-system he was useful, but not essential. Provocateurs like Milo did important work—outraging the normies and exposing the cuckservatives. Show More Summary

Trump Declares War On America

In anti-immigrant actions released on Tuesday, Donald Trump declared war on America. Whether he is calculating or crazy, he is unfit for the office of President of the United States. If we cannot remove him, we must resist him AngryShow More Summary

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