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March 18, 2017, 6:23pm

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March 17, 2017, 7:13pm

By Paul Krugman – The New York Times.

This week the Trump administration put out a budget blueprint — or more accurately, a “budget” blueprint. After all, real budgets detail where the money comes from and where it goes; this … Read more »

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March 15, 2017, 6:37pm

By Paul Waldman – The Washington Post

Last night the political world went into a frenzy when MSNBC host Rachel Maddow announced she would be revealing some of President Trump’s tax documents. Then there was great disappointment, because she had … Read more »

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March 15, 2017, 6:36pm

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Cutting off federal funding for Planned Parenthood — a longstanding conservative goal that is included in the Republican bill to replace the Affordable Care Act — would reduce access to birth control

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March 13, 2017, 3:08pm

 – The New York Times.

The U.S. economy added 10.3 million jobs during President Obama’s second term, or 214,000 a month. This brought the official unemployment rate below 5 percent, and a number of indicators suggested that by

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March 13, 2017, 3:07pm

 – The New York Times.

We have now passed the 50-day mark of the Donald Trump administration and one thing is clear: There is no new Trump.

There is only the same old Trump: Dangerous and unpredictable, … Read more »

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March 13, 2017, 2:45pm

By Anne Applebaum – The Washington Post.

The Enlightenment belief that we can know and understand reality — that we can measure it, weigh it, judge it, use reason to explain it — underlies all of the achievements of Western … Read more »

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March 13, 2017, 2:36pm

By John Podesta – The Washington Post.

John Podesta, the chair of Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign, served as counselor to President Barack Obama and chief of staff to President Bill Clinton.

President Trump’s fake-news pivot isn’t subtle. First he … Read more »

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March 11, 2017, 11:15am

By Paul Krugman – The New York Times.
It has long been obvious to anyone following health policy that Republicans would never devise a workable replacement for Obamacare. But the bill unveiled this week is worse than even the cynics … Read more »

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March 09, 2017, 4:01pm

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The relationship between a new president and the intelligence agencies that serve him can be difficult in the best of times. But it’s hard to imagine a more turbulent transition than

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