How Political Pessimism Helps Doom Tougher Gun Laws
Feb21

How Political Pessimism Helps Doom Tougher Gun Laws

The continuing debate about guns: Saying ‘nothing will change’ has empowered the NRA and ignores its declining punch.

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100 Days of Trump, Part 2: The End of Obama Nation
Apr29

100 Days of Trump, Part 2: The End of Obama Nation

More on Trump’s first 100 Days: Nobody has promised more and delivered less. He’s lowered the bar for the role of the president from being the highest, most respected office in the land to Poor White House Trash.

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Fired U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara Said to Have Been Investigating HHS Secretary Tom Price
Mar17

Fired U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara Said to Have Been Investigating HHS Secretary Tom Price

by Robert Faturechi ProPublica, March 17, 2017, 2:13 p.m. Former U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara, who was removed from his post by the Trump administration last week, was overseeing an investigation into stock trades made by the president’s health secretary, according to a person familiar with the office. Tom Price, head of the Department of Health and Human Services, came under scrutiny during his confirmation hearings for...

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Trump’s Travel Ban Is Wreaking Havoc on Families, Especially Those With Valid Visas
Jan31

Trump’s Travel Ban Is Wreaking Havoc on Families, Especially Those With Valid Visas

Trump’s Travel Ban is Wreaking Havoc on Families, Especially Those with Valid Visas by Charles Ornstein, Terry Parris Jr. and Marcelo Rochabrun ProPublica, Jan. 31, 2017, 8 a.m. President Donald Trump’s travel ban has torn apart Dr. Abubaker Hassan’s family. A few months ago, his wife, Sara Hamad, took their infant daughter Alma from their Detroit home to visit relatives in Qatar. Hassan is in his second year of an...

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The Republicans Are Having a Debate: Pass the Popcorn.
Jul30

The Republicans Are Having a Debate: Pass the Popcorn.

It’s debate time! The election may be over one year away, but the candidates have been campaigning since – oh, the minute Barack Obama won re-election in 2012. The field of 16 declared candidates is so large and unwieldy, that Fox News has relegated six of them to an earlier time slot – dubbed by pundits as “the kids’ table.” That’s a little too much right-wing hot air for us – but...

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Hobby Lobby doesn’t care about your birth control
Jul01

Hobby Lobby doesn’t care about your birth control

Your gut is not wrong, the surface issue of this decision is a big deal because it directly impacts body autonomy.  It’s a big deal because five men voted to allow a company to disallow insurance coverage of certain types of medication that is made for those who have a uterus. Let’s take a step back and look at the whole picture. This is not about reproductive rights. It would be fiscally unsound for Hobby Lobby to not...

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