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Medical Reversal

Donald Trump promises that he will repeal Obamacare (as the Republicans have been trying to do for a while) and replace it with a new tax deduction, certain changes to insurance markets including allowing health insurance to be sold across state lines, and converting Medicaid into a federal block grant to the states. But a […]

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Even Politico is Fed Up with Trump’s Lies

Politico has always been a right-leaning news organization, but even they have had enough of Donald Trump: After he lied on Sept. 16 that he was not the person responsible for the birtherism campaign to delegitimize Barack Obama’s presidency, POLITICO chose to spend a week fact-checking Trump. We fact-checked Hillary Clinton over the same time. […]

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Trump Supporters

© Tom Tomorrow How many people were brave enough to watch the first debate? What were your impressions? Will Trump show up for the rest of the debates? Initial surveys show that 62% of viewers felt that Clinton won compared to 27% for Trump. However, there were more Democrats watching the debate, so we will […]

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Front Row Debate Row

There seems to be a side competition going on. A few days ago, Mark Cuban tweeted: Cuban famously questioned Trump’s boasted wealth in Vanity Fair, inciting a feud between the two billionaires. Trump responded Saturday by tweeting: Flowers is a former model who had an extramarital affair with Bill Clinton in the 80s. Even though […]

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The Irony of Skittles

It turns out that when Donald Trump Jr. posted a photo to Twitter comparing Syrian refugees to Skittles candy, he was posting a bowl of irony. Just to remind you, here is the original tweet: It turns out that Trump Jr. (now widely nicknamed “Skittles”) stole the image he used, so it was he who […]

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Dumbing Down the Electorate?

Huffington Post published a really great rant about (what else?) Donald Trump. The author is a lawyer who deals with health care issues, and he starts off by ripping the assurances that Trump has offered to prove he is healthy: I first read Trump’s physician’s report of December 15, 2015, you know, the one by […]

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The Real Issue with Clinton’s Health?

© Tom Toles It is ironic that Trump can get so much milage out of questioning Hillary Clinton’s health. Not only is he older than Clinton, but Trump would be the oldest person ever to assume the presidency (heaven forbid), ever. Plus Donald Trump has been as secretive about his health as he has been […]

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Are You Better Off?

In general the economy has been growing since Obama took office, but Republican tax cuts and other regressive measures meant that virtually all of that gain has been going exclusively to the wealthiest people. Even though the average household income was going up, the vast majority of American households were not benefiting. A more significant […]

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Is Trump Bad for Marriage?

A poll done by The Guardian concludes that Donald Trump is fueling an especially deep split among married couples. In particular, men are pressuring their wives to vote for Trump, but in many cases the wives are not obeying. At least three door-to-door political canvassers have reported similar stories: after the canvasser leaves a house […]

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Republicans for Bill?

WaPo has an interesting article today about Trump supporters who loathe Hillary but love her husband Bill Clinton. According to polls, around a fifth of people who support Donald Trump view Bill favorably. During recent interviews, many Trump voters went out of their way to tell the author of the article that they abhor Hillary […]

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The Epitome

© Joel Pett Donald Trump is the epitome of everything that is wrong with our country. He has been ripping off people for most of his life. He is a loud, obnoxious asshat who lies just to get off. He says that makes him uniquely qualified to fix it. What I can’t understand is why […]

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The Irony of the USA Freedom Kids

Last summer a group of children calling themselves the “USA Freedom Kids” appeared at a Trump rally. According to NY Magazine, they became an instant sensation “because of the contrast between the adorableness of the performers and the quasi-fascistic undertones of their lyrics”. Like the line “Deal from strength or get crushed every time.” Maybe […]

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Trump and the Truth

The New Yorker is starting a new series of articles all about “Trump and the Truth“: Donald Trump, the Republican nominee for President, does not so much struggle with the truth as strangle it altogether. He lies to avoid. He lies to inflame. He lies to promote and to preen. Sometimes he seems to lie […]

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Policy In Their Own Words

The website ProCon.org is a goldmine of information about the presidential candidates and how they stand on the major issues of the day. The best part is that every position is backed up by the candidate’s own words using extensive quotes. For example, if you want to know how the candidates feel about abortion rights, […]

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Trump and Mexico

But just wait a minute and I’ll have a different opinion. © Jeff Stahler Just wait until I’m elected. © Tom Toles Believe me! © Drew Sheneman You know, Trump keeps talking about building a wall, but that wouldn’t actually keep anyone out. Since 1990, the Border Patrol has discovered around 200 tunnels that simply […]

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