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Trump trade war claims more victims: GOP candidates

Donald Trump’s trade war with China is piling up a quite a list of people who have lost jobs, livelihoods, and sometimes their homes: farmers, autoworkers, and factory employees. Now you can add Republican politicians to the list. An academic paper from Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business aims to answer the question, Did Trump’s Trade […]

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How bad are the GOP’s election chances in 2020?

Political prognosticators have been sounding the 2020 doom-and-gloom alarm for the Grandstanding Obsequious Party for a while now. And although any speculation at this point is just that — speculation — there is evidence that Republicans might face trouble up and down the ballot. One of the traditional barometers for a party’s chances in the […]

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Trump impeachment is now all but certain

“I would like you to do us a favor though. … There’s a lot of talk about Biden’s son, that Biden stopped the prosecution and a lot of people want to find out about that so whatever you can do with the Attorney General would be great. Biden went around bragging that he stopped the […]

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Republicans want more GOP women in office. Good luck with that.

The Republican Party, finally noticing a lack of lawmakers in their ranks with two X chromosomes, apparently is trying to elect more GOP women to Congress and state legislatures in 2020. Actually, let’s restate that: Republican women are trying to elect more GOP women. The response from the the male leaders and the party as […]

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How many voters are Republicans willing to lose over guns?

Donald Trump, Mitch McConnell, and too many Republicans are showing their continued allegiance to a weakened National Rifle Association by refusing to consider meaningful gun safety laws. But they could pay a stiff price in the next election. Immediately after the weekend of the El Paso and Dayton mass shootings, which killed 31 people and […]

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Of course Trump’s tweets were racist. But they’re a losing proposition in the long run

Donald Trump’s tweetstorm telling four Democratic congresswomen of color to go back to the “crime-infested and corrupt” countries they came from reflected the kind of racism he espoused during his campaign and throughout his presidency. He’s planning to double down on that racism to try to win reelection, and immediate polls showed that his standing […]

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GOP’s new methods of ratf**king: spreading lies online via social media

Republicans are showing how scared they are of losing the 2020 election by returning to one of their tried-and-true forms of spreading disinformation and resorting to dirty electoral tricks — ratfucking. The danger is that employing those dirty tricks on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and elsewhere gives their lies a wider audience, as it did in […]

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Abortion bans are the latest offensive in the long-running GOP war on women

The flood of new anti-abortion laws from GOP state lawmakers is aimed squarely at triggering a court fight to overturn Roe v. Wade, now that Donald Trump has appointed conservative, Federalist-Society-chosen justices to the U.S. Supreme Court and equally conservative judges to federal courts. But this latest round of repressive laws follows a huge number […]

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GOP lawmaker claims nurses play cards all day. She better hope she never gets sick. (UPDATE)

There’s a story out of Washington state that has nurses up in arms. A Republican (as if she could be in any other party) state senator objected to a bill giving meal breaks and rest periods for nurses, implying that they don’t have enough work to keep them busy and don’t need mandated breaks. Never […]

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Kill #Obamacare? Trump voters won’t care. But we will — in 2020

No doubt you’ve heard about Donald Trump’s latest move in his series of vindictive acts against President Obama — a new attempt to overturn the Affordable Care Act. Seemingly out of the blue, and against the advice of his own attorney general and Health and Human Services secretary, the Trump administration now says it will […]

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