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National monuments are public lands, not profit centers (UPDATE)

Going back on yet another campaign statement, Donald Trump has signed an executive order seeking a review of the lands designated as national monuments in the last 20 years. Let’s be clear: This isn’t about public lands, or listening to a majority of Western voters. This is about cementing his Republican base, sucking up to […]

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Trump’s executive orders show it’s amateur hour in Trumpland

In the early days of his presidency, President Donald Trump has been signing orders willy nilly, as soon as the papers are placed in front of him. But just because he signs them doesn’t mean they’re going to happen. In just one week, Trump has signed orders at a frenzied pace, more than any other […]

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So Obama took executive action on immigration. What now?

President Obama has announced a series of limited steps he is taking to partially fix the country’s broken immigration system. The big question is, what happens now — legally, politically, morally, and practically? The predicted reaction from Republicans has been, well, predictable. Varying degrees of outrage, possible impeachment, lawsuits, even jail time for the president. […]

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Obama’s immigration stance against GOP: Crazy like a fox

President Obama seems to be on the verge of following in the footsteps of two Republican presidents. He is poised to issue the same kind of executive orders shielding immigrants from deportation that were issued by Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush. Of course, when Reagan and Bush issued those same orders, it was […]

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