It’s Healthcare…

Two years ago today, the GOP and Trump tried to repeal Obamacare. The House passed a full repeal bill that was later stopped in the Senate by one vote — John McCain’s. Now Senator McSally sits in McCain’s seat but then she was a Congresswoman in the House who said, as the vote was about […]

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Trump Can’t Discuss Russian Attacks

This morning, we’re hit with further evidence that the President is not faithfully executing his office — as he swore he would do when he was inaugurated. Furthermore, his unelected aides are running the country because Trump cannot. Even though the Department of Homeland Security has primary responsibility for civilian cyberdefense, former DHS Secretary Nielsen […]

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Keep Talking About the Republican Tax Law

The one piece of Republican legislation that sticks in voters’ minds is the Tax Law. And, for the most part, they don’t like it. In fact, the dislike keeps getting worse according to an April Navigator Research survey. More from the survey: The share who say their personal finances have improved due to the bill is […]

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Lawlessness Continues

We don’t need to rely only on the indictable instances of Obstruction of Justice set out in the Mueller Report. (Mueller Report, Vol. II) The Trump Administration’s obstruction and corruption continues unabated. Over just the last 24 hours, this happened: The Trump administration refused to comply, for a second time, with a deadline to release […]

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Americans Aren’t Buying “Total Exoneration”

Here’s what’s behind Trump’s tweet storm: Americans aren’t buying that the Mueller Report “totally exonerated” him. We need to keep up pushing back against the Trump/GOP storyline of exoneration, which Attorney-General Barr launched with his four-page misleading summary of the Mueller Report on March 24. The Barr Summary has not withstood the test of time. […]

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How to Talk About Political Reform

Earlier this year, House Democrats recently passed HR1, a sweeping bill to improve both oversight in American government and the way elections are run in the United States. Unfortunately, it was dead-on-arrival in Mitch McConnell’s Senate. There is even more that can be done to reform our political system and Democratic candidates are floating several […]

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Progressive Capitalism

We want to provide some important excerpts from a truly great Op-Ed entitled “Progressive Capitalism Is Not an Oxymoron” with the subtitle “We can save our broken system from itself.” The piece, written by Nobel Prize winner Joseph Stiglitz, was published in the New York Times. Despite the lowest unemployment rates since the late 1960s, […]

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Cutting Through the Spin – Mueller Volume I, p. 1

We’re not going to attempt to summarize all 448 pages (some of which are still not public). But we’ll post a few key takeaways, starting with this: “The Russian government interfered in the 2016 Presidential election in a sweeping and systemic fashion.” Mueller Report, Vol. 1, p. 1. The Russian government did NOT just “make […]

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Notes on the March Jobs Numbers

A few notes on the March job numbers, which the GOP has been touting for the last 24 hours. This is a continuation of the Obama era recovery. Furthermore, the biggest growth sector was the healthcare industry, with strong hiring in ambulatory care, hospitals, and nursing and residential care facilities. What happens if Trump and […]

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Blocking H.R. 1 Proves the GOP Is Afraid of Democracy

For anyone who doubts that Americans are fighting a war today over the future of democracy, take a look at what’s happening in the U.S. Congress and Arizona Legislature. On March 8, the House of Representatives voted for the Democrats’ major reform bill, 234-193 — an important blow against the incessant erosions of our political […]

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