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Opinion | Democrats will keep losing, unless they do this

Friday  18:42,   23 june 2017

Stop focusing on ideological purity and think local.The Democrats’ long losing streak continued this week in a Southern suburban district that Donald Trump barely won last fall. The party’s great hope for the Georgia seat was a $24 million man whose [...]

Our Fake Democracy

Friday  18:35,   23 june 2017
The New York Times

Remember when Republicans used to pretend to care about crafting the people’s business in sunlight? “It’s simply wrong for legislation that will affect 100 percent of the American people to be negotiated behind closed doors.” That was Mike Pence in [...]

OPINION: Trump’s bluff: Perfectly legal

Friday  18:30,   23 june 2017
The Hill

OPINION | We must declare an armistice against using our criminal justice system as a political weapon in what has become a zero-sum bloodsport .  Criticize President Trump for bluffing, if you wish though I find absolutely nothing wrong with it,[...]

The Senate GOP health bill in one sentence: poor people pay more for worse insurance

Friday  13:30,   23 june 2017

It’s not complicated. Just cruel. There are a lot of moving parts in the health bill Senate Republicans just released, but the bigger picture is straightforward. Healthcare expert Larry Levitt condensed it to less than 140 characters: Under the[...]

The Lasting Damage of Trump's 'Tapes' Bluff

Friday  00:25,   23 june 2017
The Atlantic

This is a first for the Trump presidency: the first formal presidential retraction of a presidential untruth. President Trump tweeted a warning to James Comey: The fired FBI director had better hope that no “tapes” existed that could contradict his[...]

Gregg Jarrett: Will Mueller & Comey use a false case of obstruction to trigger impeachment?

Thursday  23:32,   22 june 2017
FOX News

The Department of Justice has long held that it would be unconstitutional to criminally charge and prosecute a sitting president. However, there is nothing to prevent a special counsel from investigating a president and leveling an accusation with[...]

Corey Lewandowski: GOP health bill will improve care

Thursday  22:20,   22 june 2017
The Hill

OPINION | Failure to move the needle now will likely result in a full-out single-payer healthcare system in the future. Corey R. Lewandowski is President Trump's former campaign manager.The views of contributors are their own and not of The[...]

Republican health bill secrecy was a mistake

Thursday  19:26,   22 june 2017

There's a saying among political operatives during campaign season: "If you're explaining, then you're losing." This maxim makes sense in a campaign setting: If your opponent has you on your heels and you're playing[...]

Message from Georgia: Hating Trump is not a platform

Thursday  00:12,   22 june 2017
FOX News

Turns out…money can’t buy you love. Or a House seat in Georgia’s 6th District. Democrats pulled out all stops in their effort to show that the #Resistance isn’t just about marches and slogans and insulting the president, but also about flipping the[...]

Jon Ossoff Proves You Can’t Buy An Election

Thursday  00:11,   22 june 2017
The Federalist

Jon Ossoff's loss in Georgia's sixth district is what happens when Democrats believe their own hype about the power of money in politics. The Effects of Money Are Greatly ExaggeratedMy favorite moment of the campaign is when Ossoff[...]

What If Donald Trump Doesn’t Sink The Republican Party?

Wednesday  21:16,   21 june 2017
The Federalist

We already know that an electorate can be happy with a president and dislike his party. Why can’t the reverse be true? What if Donald Trump doesn't hurt the GOP?What if Republican voters who don’t particularly like Donald Trump are also able to[...]

In Search of the American Center

Wednesday  20:26,   21 june 2017
The New York Times

How a blue fist, a red smear and an empty canvas explain current American politics.I am not usually fond of the “this one chart explains everything” genre of political analysis, but every rule has exceptions, and I’m going to make one for a chart[...]

Trump’s silent surge in the Middle East — and the slippery slope to war

Wednesday  19:07,   21 june 2017

Congress must address America’s military escalation in the region.John Podesta, chair of Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign, served as counselor to President Barack Obama and chief of staff to President Bill Clinton and is the founder of[...]

Can You Kill the Islamic State?

Wednesday  18:13,   21 june 2017
The New York Times

The jihadist group in Iraq and Syria is on its way to defeat. But that doesn’t mean its fighters will melt away.Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the self-appointed caliph of the self-described Islamic State, might have been killed.[...]

Democrats completely wasted their time in Georgia

Wednesday  18:06,   21 june 2017
The Week

The news that Democrat Jon Ossoff decisively lost his race for Georgia's 6th House district is devastating for Democrats — but not for the reasons you think. That lone seat, now set to be occupied by Republican Karen Handel, is unlikely to[...]