Will Bunch

Will Bunch

Will Bunch is a columnist for the Philadelphia Daily News and author of its popular blog Attytood.

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Friday, April 26, 2019
Climate Denier Trump Can’t Handle the Tuth About Why Central Americans Flock to U.S.
Let’s stipulate right here that President Trump doesn’t understand a lot of things, even as he enters his 28th month in charge of the massive bureaucratic battleship that is the U.S. government. But no issue has flummoxed our rage-prone 45th president more than the rise in unauthorized crossings at...
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Saturday, April 20, 2019
Trump Thought Mueller Would Be 'the End of My Presidency.' It Should Be.
Buried on Page 290 of the long-awaited Mueller report into Russia’s 2016 election interference and questions of collusion and cover-up surrounding President Donald Trump was one of those rare peeks behind the curtain of our insane presidency — exactly why the 440-page report was so highly...
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Pelted by high winds and a week of near-biblical rainfall that melted snow and then cascaded across prairies frozen by the long winter, Nebraska has this month suffered at least $1.4 billion in flood and related damage. (Photo: Nati Harnik / AP) Views
Monday, April 01, 2019
As Floodwaters Rise, GOP Lawmakers are Frantically Building Levees of Climate Denial
When it came to climate change in the great state of Nebraska, spending a whopping $250,000—just one-quarter of a million dollars—on a study for how a flood-prone prairie state could prepare for the impact of the earth’s rising temperatures was simply too big a hill to climb. The push for a climate...
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Sunday, March 17, 2019
Stop Joe McCarthy-ing the 'Socialist' Bogeyman and Fix America's Broken Capitalism
President Trump actually almost got something right the other day. Americans should be worried about a return of “McCarthyism,” the kind of list-waving, name-calling, career-destroying mass hysteria that was pioneered in the 1950s by then-Wisconsin Sen. Joseph McCarthy, over his invented claims...
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We need to do better than Tweety McTweetface.(Photo: MEG KINNARD / AP) Views
Wednesday, February 13, 2019
Media Promised Better Coverage of the 2020 Race, and All I Got Was Kirsten Gillibrand’s Fried Chicken
Poor Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand. The Democratic New York senator, now a 2020 White House hopeful, entered the race practically glowing with the current zeitgeist of today’s Democratic Party, the angry women who marched in the millions after President Trump was inaugurated in 2017 and converted that...
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Saturday, December 15, 2018
Is France Showing Us What America’s Next Civil War Will Look Like?
It’s October 2021. America is in a state of turmoil – so much so that the ongoing felony trial of disgraced former president Donald Trump seems only a footnote. The chaos of the 2020 election has meant no honeymoon for Beto O’Rourke, the 47th president, whose narrow win over the GOP’s Nikki Haley (...
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Flames burn inside a van as the Camp Fire tears through Paradise, Calif. Authorities say the fire was 95 percent contained by Thanksgiving Day. Paradise is about 140 miles north of San Francisco. (Photo: NOAH BERGER / ASSOCIATED PRESS) Views
Monday, November 26, 2018
Oil Is the Poison That Burns Paradise, Kills Kashshoggi, Inflames Paris. When Will We Quit?
The elevator pitch is that global warming should terrify fiscal conservatives because the costs are enormous (wiping out 10 percent of America's gross domestic product, double the hit from the Great Recession of a decade ago), its negative effects are already here in ways that are obvious (the...
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Sunday, November 11, 2018
George W. Bush Started an Immoral War. Now He's Getting the Liberty Medal
At least the timing is exquisite. Former President George W. Bush and his wife, Laura, are coming to Philadelphia on Sunday night to receive the National Constitution Center's much-ballyhooed Liberty Medal, which is supposed to be earmarked for leaders "who have strived to secure the blessings of...
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 Dishonest appeals to racism, xenophobia, and misogyny only work when millions of voters are receptive to hearing them. (Photo: JEFF ROBERSON / ASSOCIATED PRESS) Views
Wednesday, November 07, 2018
Trump Appealed to the Very Worst in America. Too Often, It Worked
For all the people who spent much of the last two years saying, "America is better than that …" Apparently, it's not. For two months, President Trump pulled out everything in his bag of tricks to excite the rabid base of overwhelmingly white voters who shocked the world by delivering him the White...
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Most of the worst voter-repression schemes — overly strenuous voter ID laws to fight nonexistent fraud, purging voter rolls, closing polling places, curtailing early voting — have been enacted by GOP legislatures, governors, or secretaries of state.(Photo: CHUCK BURTON / ASSOCIATED PRESS) Views
Friday, November 02, 2018
Stop Blaming Millennials for Not Voting. Blame America’s Screwed-up System—and Fix It!
In what people are calling — accurately, in my opinion — the most important American midterm election in our lifetimes, there's been a lot of things we've never seen before: like, for example. a president sending thousands of troops to the U.S. southern border or erasing the existence of more than...
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