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abortion

I Don’t Think Abortion Is Murder, And Neither Do You

If abortion is morally indistinguishable from killing a newborn, why shouldn’t those who procure abortions be severely punished? It’s the clear logical implication of the pro-life argument.

April 29, 2018

The Trump Economy Is No Great Success (And He Didn’t Build It)

Amid all the uncertainty about Donald Trump’s presidency, his admirers are sure of one thing: The economy is booming, and it’s because of him. We are riding a mighty wave of prosperity driven by his tax cuts, deregulation and business savvy. The enthusiasm is contagious. “I’ve really liked what he’s done for the economy,” marveled […]

January 28, 2018

The Trouble With Medicaid Work Requirements

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin, acting out of an abundance of compassion, is doing a favor to people on Medicaid: forcing them to work or lose their coverage. “Human beings want to be treated with dignity and respect,” he says. “And we’re going to give them that opportunity.” Now all he has to do is stand back […]

January 21, 2018
Border Wall

Trump, Nielsen, And The Border Wall Fraud

In last Tuesday’s testimony by Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, all the attention was on whether she had heard Donald Trump use a derogatory scatological phrase at a meeting with senators. Overlooked in the coverage was new evidence that when it comes to his favorite proposal, Trump is full of something. In reference to a […]

January 19, 2018
chapman-trump

Even This Conservative Columnist Thinks Trump’s Plan On Trade Is ‘A Scam’

Conservative Chicago Tribune columnist Steve Chapman joined a chorus of media and policy experts from across the political spectrum in criticizing Donald Trump’s promise to bring back American manufacturing jobs by curbing free trade.

July 1, 2016