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Monday, June 25, 2018
drug policy

In Trump Country, Highest Prescription Opioid Rates

The study examined Medicare Part D records for some 3.7 million people in 3,128 of the 3,142 counties in the U.S.

June 25, 2018
border wall

Behind The Criminal Immigration Law: Eugenics And White Supremacy

The history of the statute that can make it a felony to illegally enter the country involves some dark corners of U.S. history.

June 25, 2018
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Will Trump’s Trade War Result In Worldwide Depression?

Other than accumulating more wealth and influence for himself, his children, and the Trump family empire, what’s Donald J. Trump’s end game as president?

June 25, 2018

In Afghanistan, We Persist In Futility

Seventeen years after the U.S. invaded, there is still not much reason to pay attention to Afghanistan, because nothing ever changes much.

June 25, 2018
Jared Kushner

When Kushner’s Grandmother Bemoaned Restrictions On Immigrants

The family of President Trump’s son-in-law and adviser escaped the Holocaust — but had to wait in a camp for years to be allowed into the U.S.

June 24, 2018

How Voter Fraud Claims Got Laughed Out Of Court In Kansas

But when the top proponent was challenged in a Kansas courtroom to prove that such fraud is rampant, the claims went up in smoke.

June 24, 2018
Senate Health Bill

The Question Republican Candidates Fear Most In 2018

Which brings us to GOP anxiety in this midterm, which, as always, will be a voter referendum on the voters’ judgment of the sitting president.

June 24, 2018

Several States Purchasing Insecure Electronic Voting Systems

The open question is whether legislators and election officials are looking to embrace newer technology, or whether they are drawn to more opaque systems that they have grown familiar with.

June 23, 2018

For 6 Year-Old Immigrant Girl, Memorized Phone Number Was Lifeline

As the U.S. attempts to reunite migrant families, children will bear the burden of helping to identify who and where their parents are.

June 23, 2018

Navy Plans ‘Austere’ Detention Camps To Hold At Least 100,000 Migrants

The internal document, drafted for the Navy Secretary’s approval, signals how the military is anticipating its role in Trump’s immigration crackdown.

June 23, 2018

I’m Salvadoran And Watching Fox News This Week Is Unbearable

As a Salvadoran, I understand what these families are running from.

June 22, 2018

Neo-Nazi Who Joined Marines Is Court-Martialed, Headed For Jail

Vasillios Pistolis had bragged online about his affiliations and his role in the violence in Charlottesville last year.

June 22, 2018

How His Opponents Feed Trump’s Media Machine

It is slowly dawning on the anti-Trump camp that repeating every inanity only feeds the propaganda machine.

June 22, 2018
Wall, Drug cartels

The Needless Cruelty Of Trump’s Border Policy

In 2015, Trump said he favored waterboarding regardless of its efficacy in extracting information from suspected terrorists.

June 22, 2018
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A Teenager’s Visit To The Border — And The Mile That Changed Her

If she wanted to, 17-year-old Mary Grace Geise could pretend that what is happening to migrants at our southern border has nothing to do with her lucky life.

June 21, 2018
Politics, Top News, Congress, Memorial Day Recess, Highway Trust Fund, Budget, Voting, Partisanship, Infrastructure

What Do Those People Want? A Fresh Democratic Agenda

What do those people want? Progress!

June 21, 2018
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Tax Cheating — It’s As American As Apple Pie

Which country do rich people willing to break the law to escape taxes favor most as the place to hide their money? Chances are you’re in it right now.

June 21, 2018

Fox News Buries Audio Of Crying Migrant Kids

CNN and MSNBC have both repeatedly played the recording. Fox News has repeatedly glossed over and lied about the administration’s policy.

June 20, 2018
Travel Ban

Trump Appointee Aims To Shut Down Consumer Financial Protection Database

The Trump administration took down online records about abusive animal breeders, and now they’re considering ending an online complaint database about illegal fees…

June 20, 2018

How Republicans Went Soft On Communism

For decades, the Russians and Chinese dispatched spies and enlisted American sympathizers to try to harm the United States and tilt its policies in their favor.

June 19, 2018
border wall

Listen To Children In Detention Crying As Border Patrol Agent Jokes

The baritone voice of a Border Patrol agent booms above the crying. “Well, we have an orchestra here,” he jokes. “What’s missing is a conductor.”

June 19, 2018
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Reporter Plays Tape Of Weeping Migrant Children At White House Briefing

A reporter turned on the audio recording as Kirstjen Nielsen defended the Trump administration’s immigration policies at a White House briefing.

June 19, 2018

What It Really Means To Be Poor In America

Poverty meant buying yesterday’s — or even sometimes last week’s — bread.

June 18, 2018

Fox News Judge Denounces Devin Nunes’ Assault On Rule Of Law

But it is not the role of Congress to do this in the midst of a criminal investigation, and it is not the role of a congressional intelligence committee to scrutinize law enforcement.

June 17, 2018
Gene McCarthy

Where Is The Republican Gene McCarthy?

Twice in this campaign year, I have heard candidates publicly disparaging their opponents for, not unlike McCarthy, acting on conscience.

June 17, 2018