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Race For The GOP Nomination All About Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, And A Panicking GOP

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With less than a week to go before voting starts, Donald Trump continues to dominate the GOP race, with Ted Cruz the only candidate even close to looking like a viable challenger.

Gillian Anderson Offered Half David Duchovny’s Pay for ‘X-Files’ Reunion

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Is this really ‘infuriating’ news?

National Review Takes On Donald Trump, But It’s Most Likely Too Little, Too Late

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The flagship of the American right is leading the charge against Donald Trump, but it’s not likely to work.

Clinton Email Server Contained Information Classified Above ‘Top Secret,’ Report Contends

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New email headaches for Hillary Clinton, but it’s not clear what impact they will have on the race for President, if they have any impact at all.

No, the US is not on the Verge of a Multi-Party System

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We will have a two party system for the foreseeable future.

The Quixotic Quest for the Radical Center

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Americans don’t trust their government or each other. There’s no reason to hope it’ll get better.

Are Polls Overstating Donald Trump’s Real Level Of Support, Or Understating It?

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There have been many arguments that polling has over-stated Donald Trump’s actual level of support among likely Republican voters, but there’s also a good argument that they are understating it and that Trump may do better when people start voting than many think.

Internet Hoaxes Can’t Be Debunked Anymore

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People don’t much care whether information supporting their prejudices is true.

Sarah Palin Endorses Donald Trump’s Anti-Muslim Bigotry

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Sarah Palin has joined such luminaries as Rush Limbaugh, Ann Coulter, Laura Ingraham, and former KKK Grand Wizard David Duke in endorsing Donald Trump’s anti-Muslim immigration plan.

Trump’s Latest Anti-Muslim Plan Receives Worldwide Condemnation

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Donald Trump’s plan to exclude Muslims from the United States is provoking condemnation, and confusion, around the world.

Obama’s Big ISIS Speech Was A Big Nothing

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For an Oval Office address delivered on a Sunday night, President Obama’s speech last night sounded more like a statement read from the podium in the press room.

Suspects Dead In San Bernardino Mass Shooting, But Much Remains Unclear

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The suspects in the San Bernardino shootings are dead, but that’s about all we know so far this morning.

Donald Trump Continues To Lead As The GOP Race Appears To Consolidate

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The latest national poll of the Republican race shows Trump continuing to lead, Ben Carson fading, and Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio rising while the rest of the field is stagnant or sinking.

Political Rhetoric You Disagree With Isn’t Responsible For Someone Else’s Criminal Acts

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Blaming political opponents for criminal acts they clearly didn’t commit or advocate isn’t a political argument, it’s demagoguery.

Yes, It Is Appropriate To Think Of Donald Trump As a Fascist And Demagogue

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Given his rhetoric, it’s fairly clear that Donald Trump is drawing from a poisonous political well. So there’s no point in failing to acknowledge reality.

Third Republican Debate: CNBC Loses, Rubio and Christie Win

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The worst-moderated debate thus far may have reordered the field.

Signs Of Trouble For Jeb Bush

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Once the Republican frontrunner, Jeb Bush is now floundering and dealing with donors worried that they may be backing the wrong horse.

House Benghazi Committee Takes Repeated Swings At Hillary Clinton, Mostly Ends Up Hitting Itself

After an eleven hour day on Capitol Hill, it was Hillary Clinton 1 House Benghazi Committee 0.

Republicans May End Up Being Stuck With Trump Whether They Like It Or Not

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Whether they like it or not, it’s becoming quite apparent that Republicans may have to get used to the idea that Donald Trump really could be their nominee next year.

Gun Control Advocates May Not Like Political Reality, But They Can’t Ignore It

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A new poll shows an up-tick in public support for some gun control measures, but gun control advocates can’t ignore the political reality that says those restrictions are unlikely to ever become law.

Republican Candidates Abandon Reagan’s Optimism In Favor Of Doom And Gloom

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To listen to many of the Republican candidates for President, it would appear that the lights have been turned out on Ronald Reagan’s shining city on a hill.

The “Anchor Baby” Myth

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There are no “anchor babies,” there are only Americans.

Hillary Clinton Continues To Dodge And Dismiss Questions About Her Private Email Server

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While new information seems to come out on a daily basis, Hillary Clinton would rather that everyone think that her private email server wasn’t really a very big deal.

Donald Trump’s Immigration Plan As Bad As You’d Expect

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Donald Trump’s immigration plan is would create a police state, violate people’s rights, and hurt America’s economy. And his supporters will most likely love it.

Jeb Bush Is Willfully Blind To The Truth About The Iraq War

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Like many Republicans, Jeb Bush continues to be willfully blind to the truth about the Iraq War.

Mexico To Trump: No, We Won’t Pay For Your Wall

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Donald Trump’s assertion that he will get Mexico to pay for his border wall is being laughed at in Mexico City.

Trump Remains Defiant As Post-Debate Controversy Continues

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Donald Trump isn’t backing down from his post-debate meltdown, now the only question is what the polls will tell us when they come out.

Is The Donald Trump Implosion About To Begin?

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The fallout from Donald Trump’s debate performance, and his comments afterward, continues, and it’s leading some to wonder if we may finally be at the end of this ridiculous charade.

The Bland Arrest Video

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An authoritarian ego trip for all to see.

Donald Trump Is Rising In The Polls Because He’s Saying Things Republican Voters Agree With

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Republicans have nobody to blame but themselves for the anti-immigrant Frankenstein in their midst.

Can Congress Stop The Iran Nuclear Deal?

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In the end, the odds that Congress can actually stop the new deal regarding Iran’s nuclear program are pretty low.

The Party of Reagan on Immigration

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A 1980 debate between Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush shows a different GOP.

South Carolina Takes Down The Confederate Flag

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Finally.

Women’s World Cup Pay Disparity Is Due To The Marketplace, Not Discrimination

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The winners of the Women’s World Cup will get paid far less than the men that played last year, but that’s not because of sexism.

Greek Voters Reject Bailout Deal, Greece Still Largely Screwed

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Greek voters rejected the latest bailout package, but that only seems likely to make things even worse for them.

Getting Government Out Of Marriage Is A Fantasy, Not A Solution

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The Supreme Court’s decision on marriage equality seems to have revived an idea that has been mentioned before, but as it has always been, the idea of “getting government out of marriage” is little more than a simplistic slogan.

Supreme Court Rules Constitution Guarantees Gay Marriage

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The US Supreme Court has ruled 5-4 that the U.S. Constitution contains a right to same-sex marriage.

Supreme Court Upholds Obamacare Subsidies In 6-3 Vote

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The era of legal challenges to the Affordable Care Act is over.

Gun Control Is No More Likely After Charleston Than It Was Before

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Political reality shows us that the shootings in Charleston are not going to have any appreciable impact on the likelihood of any type of gun control law passing anywhere outside of the bluest of the blue states.

What Gun Laws Would Help?

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David Frum calls for several measures to reduce gun violence.

The Stories we Tell Ourselves (Battle Flag Edition)

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An important tenet of the internet is “don’t read the comments.” Well, I have violated that rule of late–which means more musings on the symbols of the CSA.

Some Republicans Can’t Seem To Admit That Racism Was Behind The Charleston Murders

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It’s been obvious from the moment the news broke that the murders in Charleston were rooted in racism, but some Republicans have had trouble acknowledging that.

It’s Long Past Time To Abandon The Confederate Flag

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The murders in Charleston have revived a debate that should have been over a long time ago.

Yes, Dylann Roof Is A Terrorist

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A word that has come in recent years to be used to refer chiefly to Muslim fanatics obviously applies to a man who murdered nine people because they’re black.

Supreme Court Says Texas Can Ban Confederate License Plates, Endangering Freedom Of Speech

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The Supreme Court ruled that states don’t have to grant license plates that display the Confederate flag. Their decision has the potential to seriously harm the First Amendment.

Site Proves Racism Isn’t Really the Problem; Commenters Prove Otherwise

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A black leader is running a billboard campaign to improve his community. Racism ensues.

The Strange Case Of Rachel Dolezal

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The head of the Spokane NAACP has apparently been lying about her racial background, and that’s led to a whole other argument.

Stealing a College Education

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Lee Siegel takes to the NYT to explain “Why I Defaulted on My Student Loans.”

New York Teachers’ Exam Ruled Racially Biased

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Being required to demonstrate competency in liberal arts to teach is racially discriminatory, a federal judge has ruled.

The Politics Of Income Inequality

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Most Americans think that income inequality is a problem, but they don’t all agree on what to do about it.

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