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Keeping us Safe?

© Ruben Bolling Humans are really bad at evaluating risks. We are scared to death of terrorists, but not of the things that are far more likely to kill us. Just Wednesday, Donald Trump announced that he is rolling back fuel economy standards that were put in place under Obama. And he has not ruled […]

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Ultimate Trump-Russia Timeline

Political Wire has put together a 118-page complete list of all the connections between Donald Trump and Russia. Included with every item is a link to the original news story. The list goes back thirty years, but the vast majority of the items are from after June, 2016 (which is when Christopher Steele’s report was […]

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Insurance for the Insurer

A few days ago, Anthem (the second largest US health insurance company) came out in favor of the Republican bill repealing major parts of the ACA. This surprised me, because both of the major trade associations representing health insurance companies came out strongly against that bill, and yet here was a major insurer singing its […]

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Getting the Hell out of Dodge

In the TV show “Gunsmoke” the bad guys were often ordered to “get the hell out of Dodge” — a reference to Dodge City, Kansas. Well, it looks like somebody has told that to Kansas Governor Sam Brownback. The word is out that Brownback is not only leaving the state, but leaving the country as […]

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Dump Truck

© Kevin Kallaugher On Tuesday, a man named Charles C.W. Cooke tweeted “I’ve yet to read a single positive analysis of the House’s Obamacare bill.” A woman responded by chastising him for being so liberal, tweeting “Try going 2 a conservative source? Open up your reading habits 2 include those w/ whom u would naturally […]

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Don’t Laugh, He’s the President

The look on Paul Ryan’s face at the end of this video is priceless. It also looks like Sarah Huckabee Sanders is trying to compete with Kellyanne Conway in the creative language department. And by “creative language” I mean “lying artfully”.

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Baby Man!

© Tom Tomorrow Here’s a good theory about what is going on: It is evident that Trump has poor control of his emotions. This makes some sense; he was born with a silver spoon in his mouth, and has had a life full of wives, business partners, employees, television co-stars, and the like kowtowing to […]

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Just Can’t Let it Go?

Donald Trump was so insistent that the crowds at his inauguration were the largest since Reagan (when they were almost certainly the smallest since Reagan) that he ordered the National Park Service to produce the photos that they had taken of the inauguration. Apparently, Trump actually believed that the images would prove the media lied […]

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Four Days

On Tuesday night, Donald Trump gave a speech where he succeeded in reading from a teleprompter and didn’t lie as much as he usually does. The media fawned all over it, declaring that Trump had finally pivoted into acting “presidential”. Except that early Saturday morning, less than four days later, Trump had another twitter tantrum, […]

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A Day Without Lies!

Amazingly, Donald Trump just made it through an entire day without lying: Donald Trump has been president for 41 days, and he finally put up a goose egg: no factual errors or misleading statements for a full day, midnight to midnight, according to The Washington Post’s great Fact Checkers, Glenn Kessler and Michelle Ye Hee […]

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Believe Me!

If you watch Donald Trump give his speech to Congress tonight, just remember the words of Jon Stewart:

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Can’t Take the Heat?

Donald Trump has tweeted that he will not attend the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner. Trump has not fared very well at past events, becoming the butt of too many jokes for his ego to tolerate. The last time a president skipped this dinner was back in 1981, when Ronald Reagan didn’t show up because […]

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Suicide Down

Two years ago, the Supreme Court struck down laws against same-sex marriage as unconstitutional. Before that ruling, 36 states (plus the District of Columbia and Guam) already issued marriage licenses to same-sex couples. This disparity allowed scientists to study the effects of the change, and the results showed an interesting benefit. Researchers at Johns Hopkins […]

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No Drama Obama?

Holy Freedom Fries! France is currently in the middle of of their presidential election, and it is full of drama. The conservative front-runner was recently implicated in a corruption scandal, which has created openings both on the far right (nativist Marine Le Pen) and the left (radical centrist Emmanuel Macron). But voters are unhappy. And […]

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Making Private Prisons Great Again

Private, for-profit prisons have failed. They cost taxpayers more than public prisons, are less safe for prisoners (the one private prison in Idaho has 4 times the number of prisoner-on-prisoner assaults than the seven public prisons in the state combined), have had repeated scandals (including one where judges were bribed by the prisons in exchange […]

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