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Mitt Romney told a crowd in Plymouth, New Hampshire yesterday that he isn’t for George W. Bush economics:

“I’m not for tax cuts for the rich. The rich can take care of themselves. I want to get America working again. And so I want to make sure that whatever we do in the tax code, we’re not giving a windfall to the very wealthy.”

To be clear, Romney on the same day made plain he favors the Bush tax cuts. But in his remarkably moderate tone and the flexibility he’s allowing himself to govern, Romney puts himself in position to pursue genuinely sane policies, a la George H.W. Bush, who compromised on higher taxes in 1990 and set the stage for much of the economic growth that followed.

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US Capitol riot on January 6, 2021

Reprinted with permission from Daily Kos

Among the many right-wing groups who figured prominently in the January 6 insurrection was Oath Keepers, the far-right group of former policemen, former first responders, and former service(wo)men. One of their leaders, former Army Ranger Jessica Watkins, figured prominently in filings by prosecutors about just how far these domestic terrorists—and yes, these are terrorists—were willing to go. According to prosecutors, Watkins believed she came to Washington on Trump's direct orders.

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