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Trumpcare’s $880 Billion Cut To Medicaid Is An Attack On Seniors

Trumpcare is officially known as the American Health Care Act, but that’s a lie. It isn’t a bill to provide health care, but exactly the opposite ? a bill to take health insurance away from tens of millions of Americans, especially those who are older, poorer, and sicker, in order to pay for massive tax giveaways for the wealthy and corporations. Show More Summary

Companies That 'Cheat' On Their Income Taxes

I met with my accountant on Monday. The bad news is once again I owe additional federal income taxes. I don’t have a fancy lawyer or any special tax breaks – so I paid. A little painful, but I figure I am paying my fair share to keep...Show More Summary

The Ryan Myth Is In Big Trouble

The myth of Paul Ryan is in serious trouble. This was likely inevitable, but it certainly is on stark display in the debate among Republicans over his “Ryancare” bill, which was supposed to be the “repeal and replace Obamacare” answer to all conservatives’ dreams. Show More Summary

In The Public Interest Gets It All Wrong On Private Water In Pittsburgh And Flint

Once again, instead of engaging in a constructive conversation about America’s water infrastructure challenges, we find ourselves having to correct rampant misinformation being spread by those opposed to America’s private sector solutions. In...Show More Summary

4 Reasons Why Trump's Budget Is Bonkers

Donald Trump ran for president as a man of the people, who was going to fight for those who were left behind – but everything we’re hearing about his forthcoming federal budget says exactly the opposite: Spending that’s a great deal for big corporations that have hired armies of lobbyists, and great for the wealthiest few like himself. Show More Summary

Tump's Ignorance, Ties To Salman Troubling

Last month, I was so burned out following the Trump train wreck that I unsubscribed from a few media sites in order to give myself a break. I put on hold the next book I wanted to read and kept the news at arm’s-length. I just wanted some time to rest. But I found myself trying to imagine how Trump thinks. Show More Summary

Self-funded Candidates Lose Big (Except When They Don't)

by Niv Sultan Let’s say you flip a coin, and it lands heads up. You flip it again, and it’s heads a second time. You toss it once more — you’re feeling exceptionally lucky — and it’s heads for the third time in a row. The chances ofShow More Summary

The Bus That Did Not Stop for Us: A Mother's Take On The Headscarf Court Ruling

At 5 p.m. on a normal weekday, we were already past the rush hour of schools’ dismissal time when my 10-year-old daughter and I stood alone at the bus stop. I had just picked her up from an after-school activity as we waited for theShow More Summary

A Convicted CIA Leaker Talks WikiLeaks (And Trump, Of Course)

By Emma Grey Ellis for WIRED. John Kiriakou knows a lot about leaking classified information. He went to prison for it. A former CIA agent who said too much about the Bush-era torture program, he’s also the first CIA leaker to go to jail for his trouble. Show More Summary

NRA Spin Only Confirms That Gun Makers Are In Trouble

Now that America’s greatest all-time gun salesman has departed from 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, leave it to the NRA to try and pretend that #45 is filling his shoes. Because after ponying up $30 million for Trump television campaign ads,...Show More Summary

Bannon vs. Ryan: The Struggle For Trump's Love Between White Supremacism And Ayn Rand's 'Objectivist' Capitalism

Steve Bannon, in his much discussed comments at a 2014 Vatican conference of fellow conservative Catholics, proclaimed his support for a latter-day Crusade against Islam. But, his observations on contemporary capitalism have received less attention. But there’s a strand of capitalism today — two strands of it, that are very disturbing. Show More Summary

Snow Storm Hoax?

Blizzard warnings were forecast from DC to Boston, with up to two feet of snow expected “in what forecasters confidently predicted would be a historic storm that would disrupt lives in one of the nation’s densest population corridors.” But...Show More Summary

Naked Class Interests: The Battle To Repeal And Replace Obamacare

Let’s call it for what it is – naked class aggression. This is what the Republican House bill to repeal and replace Obamacare is all about. At least the one good thing about the bill is that it lays bare any pretense that Trump or the...Show More Summary

Sean Spicer: Trump Didn't Mean Wiretapping When He Said Wiretapping

On Monday, the White House once again had to walk back a key point of President Trump’s completely unsubstantiated allegation that former President Obama wiretapped his phones in Trump Tower during the 2016 election. White House Press...Show More Summary

GOP Wealthcare

The GOP/Trump health care plan is off to a rocky start. Everyone is familiar with the superlatives that President Trump used to describe his replacement for Obama care: ? more choice, less cost, higher-quality, etc. Etc. Well sir it’s delivery time. Show More Summary

By 2018, So Many Americans Will Lose Health Insurance, They'd Fill Michigan Stadium 130 Times

Think 130 times more people than shown in this photo of the stadium at the University of Michigan. Think 14 times more people than than this photo of a march in Washington D.C. shows: Yesterday, the highly respected Congressional Budget...Show More Summary

Russia Hired Edelman In 2016 To Help Deal With Yukos Fallout

by Ashley Balcerzak A former national security adviser was paid more than $500,000 last fall by a group linked with the Turkish government to discredit exiled preacher Fethullah Gülen, an enemy of the Turkish president. An Egyptian intelligence agency hired public relations firms Weber Shandwick and Cassidy & Associates to improve its image. Show More Summary

Reality Check: What Vouchers Can -- And Can’t -- Do

Betsy DeVos’ most fervent supporters and opponents agree on one thing: that she would like to divert federal funds from existing public schools and cause a mass migration into private schools. But simple arithmetic tells us that these...Show More Summary

Donald Trump Lies, But No One Really Cares

My wife and I are ardent House Hunters watchers. If you are not familiar with the very popular HGTV show, a couple is presented with three houses that they might buy. They discuss the merits and the problems with each of them, and then,...Show More Summary

Trump Is “Making America Great Again” At The American People's Expense

Donald J. Trump was a builder of casinos and high-priced hotels and golf courses. Now he is a builder of a tower of contradictions for the American people that is making “America Great” at their expense. He made many conflicting promises throughout his presidential campaign. Show More Summary

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