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Friday, September 21, 2018
Judiciary Committee Chair Chuck Grassley doing his damnedest to make any hearing confrontation between Kavanaugh and his accuser—if it happens—as limited and belittling to her as possible.(Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) Michael Winship
The Grumpy Old Men of the Senate: Time for This Movie to Fade to Black
Senate Republicans are in the clutches of misogyny, money and male pattern blindness
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With this week’s summit between Kim and the brilliant peace-seeking South Korean President Moon Jae-in, it’s clear the peace train continues to roll on the Korean Peninsula. (Photo: Reuters) Kevin Martin
For This Year’s International Day of Peace, Korea Takes the Lead
This rare, historic outbreak of peace should be celebrated and supported by all the peoples of the world, including and especially Americans and our government
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Isaiah Poole
Why We Have To Break Up Amazon
A European Union inquiry into Amazon’s business practices raises the same questions we should be asking in the United States about Amazon’s size and power
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 If anyone should be interrogated about wasted money, it is centrist Medicare skeptics and their tut-tutting media enablers. (Photo: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images) Ryan Cooper
The $11 Trillion Question Chris Cillizza Can't Answer
The key thing to remember is that Americans already pay enough in taxes to fund a decent Medicare-for-all system — we just have a colossal amount of wasteful spending
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As critics warned could happen, President Trump quickly lifted many of the late-Obama-era limits while ramping up the government’s use of lethal drones abroad and reportedly putting the CIA back in the drone business.(Photo: Think Defense/Flickr) Brett Max Kaufman
Trump Is Unshackling America's Drones Thanks to Obama's Weakness
CIA’s operation of drones to hunt and kill terrorism suspects — a campaign that has killed thousands of people, including hundreds of children, in places like Pakistan, Yemen, and Somalia — remains an official secret
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Ed, you’re not helping. (Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images) Margaret Hartmann
Kavanaugh Backer Presents Bonkers Theory: Christine Ford Was Assaulted by Judge’s Doppelgänger
All Whelan did was vividly illustrate why Republicans are wrong to reject Ford’s call for an FBI investigation prior to her testimony
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Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, right, following a July speech by Pence at a Washington, D.C., conference on religious freedom. The Trump administration has drawn criticism for refugee and migration policies that have sharply reduced America's intake of people fleeing persecution over their beliefs. (Photo: Manuel Balce Ceneta / AP) Sonali Kolhatkar
Trump Is Strangling the U.S. Refugee Program to Death
Because national security is not an issue, according to the government’s own internal review, the only other reason to suppress the number of refugees being resettled in the U.S.—and to do so disproportionately against Muslim refugees—is to pander to the racist elements of Trump’s political base...
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If anything, Congress should raise capital gains taxes, not lower them.(Photo: Screenshot) Robert Reich
Another Tax Scam for the Rich
It’s another big handout to the wealthy, another huge increase in the federal deficit, and it’s illegal
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Miles Mogulescu
Stop the "Kavanaugh Coup" By Any Means Necessary
His confirmation would complete the slow-moving coup by Republicans that began under the Reagan administration and culminates with the Trump administration’s effort to tilt American law towards pro-corporate, oligarchic dominance
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Jim Naureckas
Climate Change Made Florence a Monster—But Media Failed to Tell That Story
News outlets continue to fail their audiences on this crucial issue
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