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Things Get Moore Strange in Alabama

There’s an awful lot going on in the world these days, with another round of hurricanes in the Caribbean and a second big earthquake in Mexico and the escalating war of schoolyard taunts on the now nucqearized Korean Peninsula and all those recent “Russia” revelations, but we can’t keep our eye off that… 910 more words

Politics

Graham-Cassidy is Not The Answer

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Hope springs eternal in the hard hearts of Republicans set on overturning Obamacare.  In yet another Hail Mary attempt to beat the dead-horse of repeal and replace into life, hucksters …er senators, Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Bill Cassidy of Louisiana have written another partisan prescription potent enough they promise to cure all that ails our health-care system.   385 more words

Opinion

We should recognize that Scott Walker may simply be stupid: Wisconsin Is Going to Lose a Bundle on the Foxconn Deal

Kevin Drum has an interesting chart and post. The chart:

The post begins:

It’s official: Wisconsin has approved a deal to bring a huge Foxconn facility to its state.

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Government

GOP Death Panel Meets for Brunch

In the wake of Hurricane Maria, the flooded regions of Houston and Florida, Trump threatening nuclear war with North Korea, and Hillary Clinton plastering her face all over the media outlets to bitch about her loss last year, the GOP has decided to attempt another healthcare bill that does everything but provide healthcare. 806 more words

Trump

The Cynicism Behind Graham-Cassidy Is Breathtaking

Kevin Drum notes:

It’s hard to know how to react to the cynicism of the Graham-Cassidy health care bill. For starters, of course, it’s as bad as all the other Republican repeal bills.

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Daily Life

California Sues for "Sanctuary State" Status, Vows to Fight Trump Administration

By: Zack Duvall

In yet another defiant, and undeniably dangerous move, state lawmakers in California have filed legal documents challenging the Trump administration’s latest executive action on illegal immigration in federal court while at the same time passing “sanctuary state” legislation through the state house this past week. 324 more words

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