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The Numbing of America: Trump Rape Allegations Treated As Old News

The Numbing of America: Trump Rape Allegations Treated As Old News
In a normal universe, a vivid allegation of rape, leveled at a serially misogynist president, would be a news story worthy of 24/7 coverage.
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We're One Supreme Court Case Away From Outlawing Abortion

We're One Supreme Court Case Away From Outlawing Abortion
Anyone who still assumes that legal abortion is here to stay should take a hard look at what's happening right now in red America.
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Robert Reich: The Cost of Trump’s Trade War (and a Better Alternative)

Robert Reich: The Cost of Trump’s Trade War (and a Better Alternative)
We are now in a trade war with the second-largest economy on Earth.
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George W. Bush May Be the Only Person in the World Who Can Force Trump Out of Office

George W. Bush May Be the Only Person in the World Who Can Force Trump Out of Office
Mr. President, we need you now.
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On Impeachment, Will Democrats Put Country Over Party?

On Impeachment, Will Democrats Put Country Over Party?
Robert Mueller has teed up the House Democrats to do their job - to act on a report that has exposed a breadth and depth of presidential perfidy that dwarfs Watergate - and yet they hesitate.
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Presidential Hopeful Pete Buttigieg (Who?!) Elevates Our Discourse

Presidential Hopeful Pete Buttigieg (Who?!) Elevates Our Discourse
"Mayor Pete" from South Bend, Indiana - whose surname is pronounced BUTT-edge-edge - is a welcome addition to the swelling Democratic roster
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Robert Reich: Trump's Cornered. So Now What?

Robert Reich: Trump's Cornered. So Now What?
What does a megalomaniacal president of the United States do when he’s cornered? We’ll soon find out.
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Facts That Privileged Americans Don't Want Us to Know

Facts That Privileged Americans Don't Want Us to Know
It's strange that most media outlets rarely if ever report on these realities... until you remember who owns most media outlets.
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Diagnosing Republicans with Empathy Deficit Disorder

Diagnosing Republicans with Empathy Deficit Disorder
Commenting on a recent student suicide at an Alaska high school, Alaska’s Republican Congressman Don Young said suicide didn’t exist in Alaska before “government largesse” gave residents an entitlement mentality.
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50 Years Later, Ronald Reagan's 'Time for Choosing' Speech Reads Like a Tea Party Manifesto

50 Years Later, Ronald Reagan's 'Time for Choosing' Speech Reads Like a Tea Party Manifesto
Fifty years ago today, on October 27, 1964, Ronald Reagan delivered his (in)famous "A Time for Choosing Speech" in support of Republican Presidential nominee Barry Goldwater over President Lyndon Johnson. Soon thereafter, LBJ went on to defeat Goldwater in one of the greatest landslides in U.S. history. So, in that respect at least, Reagan's speech wasn't toxic. But in most other respects, the speech — and Reagan himself — were a dangerous mix of dishonesty, demagoguery, delusion, and divisiveness.
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