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Congressman to Trump: If Your Healthcare Plan's So "Fantastic," Let Us See It
Speaking to the nation's governors on Monday, President Donald Trump mused that "nobody knew healthcare could be so complicated," while reiterating that on repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act (ACA), or Obamacare, his administration has "come up with a solution that's really, really I...
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Trump Is Lowering the Bar for Canada's Healthcare System Too
It's easy to laugh off the absurdity of Trump and his supporters' sentiments about the Canadian health-care system. But their ridiculousness doesn't make their impact any less dangerous. Canada is internationally viewed as a model of socialized medicine. So on October 9, 2016, when U.S...
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Disdain for Human Rights "A Disease That's Spreading," Warns UN Chief
"Disregard for human rights is a disease, and it is a disease that is spreading," warned United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres in a keynote address as the U.N. Human Rights Council (OHCHR) opened its main session on Monday. "We are increasingly seeing the perverse phenomenon of populism...
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Trump Budget Slammed for 'Sacrificing Working Americans to War Machine'
President Donald Trump will propose a federal budget that ramps up defense spending by $54 billion and slashes "lower-priority" programs across agencies by an equal amount, the White House announced Monday. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) did not identify which agencies would be slated...
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Trump Can Prove He’s Not a Putin Puppet by Blowing Up the World
Four weeks into Donald Trump’s presidency, New York Times columnist Paul Krugman wrote that “nothing he has done since the inauguration allays fears that he is in effect a Putin puppet.” The liberal pundit concluded with a matter-of-fact reference to “the Trump-Putin axis.” Such lines of attack...
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Want Congress to Fulfill Oversight of the Executive? Demand Support for This Resolution
Anti-Trump groups are calling for constituents to put pressure on their lawmakers Monday to thwart Republicans from quelling a resolution that would make the president disclose his potential conflicts of interest and ties to Russia. Introduced earlier this month by Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.), the...
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Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi, who has won two Oscars for Best Foreign Language Film, boycotted Sunday's ceremony. (Photo: Jason Merritt/ Getty) News
With Speech by Proxy, Iranian Filmmaker Condemns Trump's "Inhumane" Travel Ban
Boycotting the Academy Awards ceremony on Sunday evening, Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi took the opportunity of his acceptance speech to condemn President Donald Trump's "inhumane" travel ban and remind viewers that the power of film is that "they create empathy between us and others, an empathy...
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CPAC and the DNC: A Party Is Not a Movement
The meetings of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and Conservative Political Action Committee (CPAC) were a study in contrasts. Both told stories to unite their faithful. At CPAC, activists fell in line, while at the DNC, the fight for leadership revealed battling narratives and deep...
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The Art of the Trumpaclysm
It’s been epic! A cast of thousands! (Hundreds? Tens ?) A spectacular production that, five weeks after opening on every screen of any sort in America (and possibly the world), shows no sign of ending. What a hit it's been! It’s driving people back to newspapers (online, if not in print) and...
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The Predatory Presidency
The season premiere of BBC America’s Planet Earth II includes remarkable footage from the desolate Galapagos Islands. In one striking scene, baby marine iguanas race across the sand, desperately trying to elude dozens of snakes eager for their next meal. Although such stark life-or-death struggles...
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