John Nichols

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Wednesday, May 24, 2017
'This Is a Thunderbolt of Resistance’
C hristine Pellegrino did not just declare victory after a remarkable special-election win that saw her flip a historically Republican New York state Assembly seat to the Democratic column on Tuesday. The elementary school teacher turned candidate announced that Long Island was sending a message...
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Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Many Americans Believe Donald Trump Is Unfit to Serve. A Congressman Has a Plan to Determine That.
fore he was elected last year to the U.S. House of Representatives, Maryland Congressman Jamie Raskin earned wide recognition over a quarter century as a professor of constitutional law at American University’s Washington College of Law. So whenever Raskin weighs in on issues of presidential...
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Tuesday, May 16, 2017
The Donald Trump Impeachment Clock Is Ticking
T he “Doomsday Clock,” which members of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists ’ Science and Security Board have maintained since 1947 as a measure of “how close we are to destroying our civilization with dangerous technologies of our own making,” moved 30 seconds closer to midnight in the week...
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Friday, May 05, 2017
History Will Remember These 217 House Republicans for Their Inhumanity
N orth Carolina Congressman Ted Budd cast an indefensible vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act and replace it with legislation that is so awful that Budd’s fellow Republicans were caught scheming to exempt themselves and their staffs from the measure’s draconian provisions. But Budd got one thing...
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Tuesday, May 02, 2017
7 Things Donald Trump Gets Absolutely Wrong About Andrew Jackson
Is there some book where every wrong premise with regard to American history has been compiled? And, if so, how many copies does Donald Trump own? I ask this question with at least a measure of sincere interest, as it is impossible for those of us who have been paying attention to understand how...
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Sunday, April 30, 2017
The Right Way to Amend the Constitution
The U.S. Constitution should be amended to defend democracy. It needs: 1. An amendment to renew and restore the historic American understanding that corporations are not people and that citizens (and their elected representatives) have a right to organize elections in which votes matter more than...
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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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