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Courts likely to strike down Republican lame-duck power grabs, experts say

Courts likely to strike down Republican lame-duck power grabs, experts say

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Republicans aren’t only anti-Democrat. They are also anti-democracy. As Paul Krugman wrote the GOP is authoritarianism in waiting.

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Paul Ryan’s long con

Ezra Klein writes in Vox:

House Speaker Paul Ryan’s legacy can be summed up in just one number: $343 billion.

That’s the increase between the deficit for 

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The insanity of Pizzagate, discussed by John Podesta

Pizzagate in all its glory reveals what the threatening ideological infection the US harbors: a large number of angry people who are unable to connect with reality. 2,892 more words

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The Golden Age of Rich People Not Paying Their Taxes

Paul Kiel and Jessica Einsinger report in ProPublica and the Atlantic:

In the summer of 2008, William Pfeil made a startling discovery: Hundreds of foreign companies that operated in the U.S.

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Religion and Support for Gay Marriage

By Ryan P. Burge, Eastern Illinois University

I think we can all want to believe that a rousing speech given by a public figure can transform the public’s view on a key social issue, however the reality is a lot less exciting. 1,345 more words