John Nichols

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Friday, April 28, 2017
Trump’s FCC Has Begun Its Attack on Net Neutrality
N o act of the recklessly authoritarian Trump administration poses a greater threat to the democratic discourse than the now-announced plan to gut net-neutrality rules. With newspapers dying, radio syndicated, broadcast television commercialized beyond relevance, and cable television mired in...
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Monday, April 24, 2017
The First 100 Days of Resistance
The awful irony of Donald Trump’s first 100 days as president is that a man who is still frequently described as “erratic” has governed as an entirely predictable corporate conservative—as everyone paying attention knew he would. Trump was always going to choose billionaire-ism over 
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Thursday, April 20, 2017
Donald Trump’s ‘Buy American’ Initiative Is a Lie
T here is a good argument to be made for so-called “Buy American” initiatives. Done right—as part of a national industrial policy that embraces smart regional development and fair-trade protections—they can play a real role in creating sustainable, long-term prosperity. Unfortunately, Donald Trump...
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Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Trump to Erdogan: Congrats On Your Dictatorship!
O ne of the greatest responsibilities of an American president is to encourage the development of democracy and the protection of basic liberties in countries with which the United States is allied. Presidents do not always live up to this responsibility, but few have failed so miserably as did...
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Tuesday, April 18, 2017
The Democratic Party Must Finally Abandon Centrism
I t is easy to dismiss the “Come Together and Fight Back” Tour that this week will take Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders and Democratic National Committee chairman Tom Perez to eight cities in eight states this week as mere political theater. But this tour has the potential to finally begin...
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Friday, April 07, 2017
Trump Launched Missile Strikes on Syria Without Congressional Authorization
T he United States launched a major military strike against Syria on Thursday night. The attack was authorized by Donald Trump. It was not authorized by Congress, as required by the U.S. Constitution. The president, in a brief statement, indicated that the missile assault on a Syrian government...
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Monday, March 27, 2017
Neil Gorsuch’s Own Testimony Clearly Disqualifies Him
J udge Neil Gorsuch knows full well that he is attempting to take a place on the Supreme Court that should have gone to another jurist, Judge Merrick Garland. Shortly after Donald Trump nominated him, Gorsuch called Garland “out of respect.” Later, Gorsuch described Garland to be an “outstanding...
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Thursday, March 02, 2017
If Jeff Sessions Will Not Recuse or Resign, He Should Be Impeached
A rticle II, Section 4 of the Constitution of the United States announces that: “The President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors.” The Attorney...
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Thursday, February 23, 2017
Ed Garvey Was the Progressive Populist Who Inspired Bernie Sanders and Paul Wellstone
When Bernie Sanders was barnstorming across Wisconsin in the spring of 2016, just days before the state’s critical presidential primary vote, his schedule was packed with policy addresses, rallies and media interviews. But he took one afternoon off and went to the Madison home of Ed Garvey to spend...
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Friday, February 17, 2017
Trump’s New Labor Pick Has a History of Attacking Voting Rights
The essential battleground state of the 2004 presidential campaign was Ohio, and as the election approached, supporters of embattled President George W. Bush announced an exceptionally controversial scheme to station citizen “challengers” at polling places. As a Brennan Center for Justice report...
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