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What’s The Real Significance Of The Paris Agreement?

As the destructive power of global warming became increasingly clear, so too did the international consensus that something must be done about it.

May 1, 2016
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Irradiated Iraq: The Nuclear Nightmare We Left Behind

“Iraq is one large hazardous waste site,” Ritter says. “If it was the U.S., the Environmental Protection Agency would declare it a Superfund site and order it be cleaned.”

March 31, 2016
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Endorse This: Rudy Giuliani Says Hillary Clinton “A Founding Member Of ISIS”

George W. Bush himself, in his book Decision Points, admits “Thousands of armed men had just been told they were not wanted. Instead of signing up for the new military, many joined the insurgency.”

March 24, 2016
U.S. President Barack Obama holds a meeting with financial regulators to receive an update on their progress in implementing Wall Street at the White House in Washington March 7, 2016. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

5 Reasons President Obama’s Approval Rating Is At a 3-Year High

In March of 2016, President Barack Obama’s approval rating is around 51 percent, a three-year high, with a 4.9 percent unemployment rate, an eight year low.

March 14, 2016
U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump pauses to look at a demonstrator behind him during a campaign rally in Fayetteville, North Carolina,

Defeating Trump Won’t Erase The Forces That Made Him Possible

We can pretend this temper tantrum, this national nervous breakdown, means nothing once Trump is gone. But to embrace that option is to miss the point.

March 13, 2016
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Free Trade Can End Up Costing Workers Their Jobs

As a handful of well-respected economists belatedly concede, the free trade agreements that drew bipartisan support for much of the last 25 years never brought the broad prosperity that was promised.

March 12, 2016
A supporter of Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders holds a sign and wears a mask of Sanders' rival candidate Hillary Clinton outside of the venue before the start of the Univision News and Washington Post Democratic U.S. presidential candidates debate in Kendall, Florida, March 9, 2016. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

What Sanders — And His Supporters — Must Remember Before November

It is no accident, as they say, that those who “feel the Bern” today include prominent supporters of Ralph Nader’s independent presidential campaign in 2000. Their urge to reject grubby compromise, and assert moral purity is as powerful today as four cycles ago.

March 11, 2016
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Smears And Obstruction: How Right-Wing Media Are Teaming Up With GOP For A Supreme Court Blockade

President Obama hasn’t even named his nominee to fill the current Supreme Court vacancy, and already the toxic right-wing media attacks have begun.

March 9, 2016
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Gitmo Is A Stain On Our Reputation For Upholding Human Rights

In his first presidential campaign, President Barack Obama pledged to close the infamous U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, where torture has been practiced and due process flouted. The reviled facility is a stain on our reputation as a beacon for human rights and as a role model in a world where the innate dignity […]

February 27, 2016
The remaining Republican U.S. presidential candidates pose before the start of the Republican U.S. presidential candidates debate sponsored by CBS News and the Republican National Committee in Greenville

How Dangerous Is Donald Trump?

Is Trump dangerous for his beliefs, or is he just offensive for his willingness to state them?

February 25, 2016
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Late Night Roundup: Trump’s Big Win Down South

In the wake of the South Carolina primary, two topics dominated the late night shows: Donald Trump’s steamrolling victory — and the final, definitive end of Jeb Bush.

February 23, 2016
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia speaks at an event sponsored by the Federalist Society in New York

The House That Scalia Built

Scalia, who often mocked “nine unelected lawyers” in democracy, sprang into action by stopping vote counting in Florida. The governor of Florida then was Jeb Bush.

February 19, 2016
U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump enters the South Carolina Republican Presidential Town Hall sponsored by CNN in Columbia

Republican Trump Backed Iraq War In 2002 Interview, Says Views Changed

In the interview before the war began, radio personality Howard Stern asked Trump if he supported invading Iraq. “Yeah, I guess so.”

February 19, 2016
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Late Night Roundup: It’s A ‘Full’ White House For Trump

Jimmy Fallon as Trump: “I have to stay in the race. Otherwise a Clinton will be in the White House again. I mean, who wants to see something from the ’90s come back in 2016?”

February 17, 2016
Republican U.S. presidential candidate Jeb Bush hugs his brother former President George W. Bush at a campaign rally in North Charleston, South Carolina

Jeb Doesn’t Need a Heart or a Head — He Needs Savagery

Labels are for soup cans? No, they’re for bare-knuckle politics, the kind that the Bush family has used to win presidencies.

February 17, 2016
Independent presidential candidate Ralph Nader speaking at a campaign event in Waterbury, CT at 195 Grand St.

Democrats, Don’t Blow It

The next president will almost certainly be either Clinton or a Republican. Democrats must ask themselves: Whom would you prefer to name future Supreme Court judges?

February 16, 2016
Former U.S. President George W. Bush joins his brother Republican U.S. presidential candidate Jeb Bush on the campaign trail for the first time in the 2016 campaign at a rally in North Charleston, South Carolina

Jeb Bush Gets A Brotherly Hand From George W. In South Carolina

Whether the elder Bush’s presence will help his 63-year-old brother in the South Carolina Republican primary on Saturday remains to be seen.

February 15, 2016
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In Newest Assault, Trump Goes After Cruz, Rubio, Bush, RNC — And Bush

Trump: Cruz “the single biggest liar I’ve ever come across, in politics or otherwise, and I have seen some of the best of them.”

February 15, 2016
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Endorse This: What Finally Gets The GOP Offended By Trump

Republicans are now outraged at Trump for the one conspiracy theory he hasn’t actually been pushing.

February 15, 2016
Republican U.S. presidential candidate Bush walks past rival Trump and his wife Melania at the conclusion of the Republican U.S. presidential candidates debate sponsored by CBS News and the Republican National Committee in Greenville

How George W. Bush Made It Possible for Donald Trump To Wreck the GOP

Donald Trump mentioned the one indisputable fact you’re never, ever supposed to point out as a Republican: George W. Bush was president on 9/11. The only way he could go any further would be to actually throw a shoe at a Bush.

February 15, 2016
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Can South Carolina Do It One More Time For The Bushes?

The ties between the Bush family and South Carolina run long and deep.

February 15, 2016
Republican U.S. presidential candidate Trump speaks with Rubio during a commercial break at the Republican U.S. presidential candidates debate sponsored by CBS News and the Republican National Committee in Greenville

Refusing To Sit On Lead, Trump Gets Bitter In Republican Debate

Trump takes on the Iraq War: “They lied! They said there were weapons of mass destruction. And there were none.”

February 14, 2016
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Endorse This: Rubio’s Love Of George W. Bush — On 9/11!

And just think: The crowd actually applauded at this.

February 12, 2016
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Endorse This: Jeb Asks — What, I Can’t Have My Mom (And Brother) Campaign For Me?

Megyn Kelly asks Jeb: “The question is, what do your rivals do — in particular, what does Trump do?”

February 11, 2016
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Jeb Premieres New Radio Ad — Starring George W. Bush

In the new ad, George W. Bush tout’s Jeb’s ability to be a military leader for dangerous times — which might rub some voters the wrong way.

February 10, 2016
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