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Dear world: We apologize for this shithole of a president

Just when you think Donald Trump can’t go any lower, he always finds a way. There has been swift and worldwide condemnation of Trump’s remarks questioning why the U.S. should accept immigrants from Haiti and other “shithole” countries — you know, where black people come from — and why America doesn’t take more from countries […]

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So you want to help a refugee family

With the Trump administration’s Muslim travel ban currently on hold, refugee families—and those organizations aiming to help them resettle in the United States—can return to planning the next steps for a new life. Many people are asking how they can help. Settling a refugee family into your community is not a task to be taken […]

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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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Trump’s immigration ‘softening’ came with a sledgehammer

Once again, Donald Trump hoodwinked the media into thinking he was doing something real. After a hurried, last-minute visit and a staged photo-op with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto, the Republican presidential nominee returned to his hard-line message on immigration in what his campaign claimed would be a policy speech but was really just more […]

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Think Jade Helm is insane? Five right-wing conspiracy theories

The delusional belief among a third of Republican primary voters that the U.S. military is poised to take over the state of Texas is just the tip of the nutjob iceberg. You thought it was just some fringe extremist belief? No. According to a recent poll from Public Policy Polling, the idea that the special […]

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Obama’s 2015 challenge: Veni, vidi, veto

Now that the Republicans control both houses of Congress, there’s no question that they’re going to pass bad bills that have no chance of becoming law. Both House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio and Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky already have announced some items at the top of their GOP agenda: passage of the […]

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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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