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Pursuant To Court Order, Defense Department Will Allow Transgender Americans To Enlist

Doug Mataconis · 3 Comments
Trump Transgender Military Ban

Transgender Americans will be able to enlist in the military beginning January 1st thanks to a ruling from a Federal District Court Judge.

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Supreme Court Declines To Hear Case Regarding Discrimination Based On Sexual Orientation

Doug Mataconis · 5 Comments

The Supreme Court declined to hear a major case regarding discrimination based on sexual orientation, but the issue is likely to come up again in the very near future.

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Roy Moore And The Battle For Control Of Congress

Doug Mataconis · 20 Comments

A top Republican political analyst is warning that a Roy Moore victory in Alabama could pose real problems for Republicans in 2018. If it does, they’ll have nobody to blame but themselves.

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Alabama Senate Election Is A Toss Up, But Moore Seems To Be Favored

Doug Mataconis · 18 Comments

Polling remains uncertain in the Alabama Senate race, but the odds favor Roy Moore.

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What Comes After Putin?

Doug Mataconis · 5 Comments

Vladimir Putin will easily win re-election, but some are beginning to wonder who or what comes after him.

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Donald Trump And The ‘Being There’ Presidency

Doug Mataconis · 46 Comments

Donald Trump spends an inordinate amount of time watching television and regurgitating what he sees on Twitter. That’s not healthy.

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Supreme Court Takes On A Second Political Gerrymandering Case

Doug Mataconis

The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a second case dealing with political Gerrymandering.

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The Moore-Jones Race

Steven L. Taylor

Explaining what Tuesday is likely to bring.

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Remember Pearl Harbor?

Doug Mataconis

Yesterday was the seventy-sixth anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. For most Americans, though, it was just another day. That’s only natural.

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Roy Moore: America Was Great Back When We Still Had Slavery

Doug Mataconis

Roy Moore wishes he was back in the days of cotton when families were close and African-Americans were enslaved.

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November’s Jobs Report Is Strong, But There Are Caveats

Doug Mataconis

November’s Jobs Report was stronger than expected, but there are several caveats to keep in mind.

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U.S. Floats Idea Of Skipping 2018 Olympics Over Safety Concerns

Doug Mataconis

U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley is floating the idea that the U.S. might not take part in the Olympics due to safety concerns. This would be a foolish decision.

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Jerusalem

Trump’s Jerusalem Announcement Demonstrates Yet Again The Art Of The Bad Deal

Doug Mataconis

Donald Trump’s Jerusalem decision reveals yet again that he is an appallingly bad deal maker.

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Al Franken Announces Resignation From The Senate Amid Sexual Harassment Allegations

Doug Mataconis

Al Franken’s Senate career reaches its inevitable end.

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Russia Barred From 2018 Olympics

Doug Mataconis

Russia has been barred from participating in the 2018 Winter Olympics after an investigation uncovered extensive evidence of cheating.

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Trump, Trump Jr., And The Attorney-Client Privilege

Doug Mataconis

Donald Trump Jr. is claiming that some conversations between him and his father are covered by the attorney-client privilege. Based on what we know about those conversations, there’s a good possibility that he’s right.

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Australia Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage

Doug Mataconis

After a long wait, gays and lesbians in Australia have achieved marriage equality.

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Time Name’s ‘The Silence Breakers’ Of The #MeToo Movement Person Of The Year

Doug Mataconis

A fitting honor for women who have brought to light an issue that was swept under the rug for far too long.

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Seventh Woman Alleges Al Franken Groped Her As Calls For His Resignation Mount

Doug Mataconis

A seventh woman has come forward to accuse Senator Al Franken of having groped her as calls mount from his Democratic colleagues for him to resign.

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John Anderson, Independent Candidate For President in 1980, Dies At 95

Doug Mataconis

Most Americans are unlikely to remember John Anderson, but he was a harbinger of things to come.

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Trump To Recognize Jerusalem As Israeli Capital, Breaking Decades Of U.S. Neutrality

Doug Mataconis

A foolish, and potentially dangerous, decision by President Trump.

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Supreme Court Hears Arguments In Case Pitting First Amendment Rights Against LGBT Rights

Doug Mataconis

The Supreme Court held oral argument in a case that pits First Amendment rights against the rights of LGBT Americans.

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Michigan Congressman John Conyers Retires Amid Sexual Harassment Claims

Doug Mataconis

The longest-serving member of the House has retired amid allegations of sexual misconduct.

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Supreme Court Lifts Injunctions Against Trump Administration’s Muslim Travel Ban Version 3.0

Doug Mataconis

The Supreme Court is allowing the latest version of Donald Trump’s Muslim Travel Ban to go into effect.

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Trump Formally Endorses Roy Moore Despite Molestation Allegations

Doug Mataconis

President Trump has formally endorsed an accused child molester for the United States Senate.

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Supreme Court Justices Appear Skeptical Of Law Barring Legalization Of Sports Gambling

Doug Mataconis

The Supreme Court heard argument today in a case challenging a 1992 law barring sports gambling in all but a handful of states, and the Justices appeared skeptical of the law.

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Republicans On Capitol Hill Racing To Avoid End Of Week Government Shutdown

Doug Mataconis

The current temporary spending measure reached by Congress in September expires on Friday, and Republicans haven’t come up with a solution yet.

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Mitch McConnell Caves On Roy Moore

Doug Mataconis

As I’ve said before, the Republican Party in the Trump Era has become the party of Trumpaloons, sycophants, sellouts, and cowards.

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