Trump Sells Out To Putin

President Trump's summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin was an even bigger disaster than anticipated.

GOP Tax Cuts Not Leading To Increased Wages

Despite Republican hopes, the tax cuts passed by Congress in December are not manifesting themselves in increased wages.

Democrats Already Gearing Up For 2020 Battles

The midterm elections are still four months away, but Democrats are already making moves to prepare for the race for their party's Presidential nomination in 2020.

The US' Flawed Democracy

Forget the "republic v. a democracy" abstraction. The numbers show some serious flaws in translating popular will into government.

No Matter What Comes Out Of Helsinki, Putin Has Already Won

Even if all he gets out of the Helsinki Summit is a handshake and a photograph, Vladimir Putin has already won.

California's Democratic Party Snubs Dianne Feinstein A Second Time

California's Democratic Party endorsed "progressive" upstart Kevin de León over Senator Dianne Feinstein, but this is unlikely to stop Feinstein from winning election to a sixth term in office.

"A Republic, not a Democracy" Redux

The Strzok hearing provides a return to this timeworn favorite.

The Power of Dentistry

Some thoughts on the Strzok hearing.

Mueller Probe Indicts 12 More Russians For Election Meddling

The Office of Special Counsel Robert Mueller has issued indictments against twelve Russian intelligence officials for election-related hacking, and in the process has shown most of the arguments made by the President and his surrogates regarding the Russia investigation are nonsense.

Trump's Embarrassing Visit To The United Kingdom

Not surprisingly, the President's visit to the United Kingdom wasn't exactly diplomatic, or even borderline polite.

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A Photo for Friday: "Reflecting"

Happy Friday.

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Democrats Move Forward With Plan To Make Superdelegates Irrelevant

The Democratic National Committee is one step closer to adopting a rule change that would make superdelegates largely irrelevant to the party's nomination process.

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Most Americans Oppose Overturning Roe v. Wade

Another poll shows that the vast majority of Americans do not want to see the Supreme Court's ruling in Roe v. Wade overturned.

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Trump Trashes NATO, Demands Increases In Defense Spending

The NATO Summit is going about as well as can be expected.

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On Kavanaugh, Democrats Lack A Coherent Message And A Coherent Strategy

At least in these early days, Democrats appear to lack a coherent message, or a coherent strategy, to propel any effort to block Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court.

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Most Americans Oppose Abolishing ICE

A new poll lends credence to the suggestion that Democrats should be careful about rallying behind the call to "Abolish ICE."

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The Conservative Legal Machine

There's a reason President Trump's Supreme Court picks are "normal" in a way his national security and economic teama are not.

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The Most Normal Thing about the Trump Administration

In one area (with an important caveat) this has been a pretty normal administration.

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Trump Administration Suffers Legal Setback In Effort To Detain Immigrant Families

A Federal Judge has rejected a Trump Administration effort to change a 20-year-old legal settlement that bars long-term detention of immigrant families.

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Bad Arguments Against Brett Kavanaugh

There are good arguments as to why progressive Senators should vote against his confirmation. Let's stick to those.

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Trump Nominates Judge Brett Kavanaugh To Replace Anthony Kennedy

A selection that is likely to keep the Senate GOP united and red-state Democrats up for re-election under pressure to vote to confirm.

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All 12 Thai Soccer Players and Coach Rescued

The Thai SEALs have completed an amazing rescue effort with success.

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Donald Trump Continues To Undermine America's Most Important Alliance

On the eve of the NATO Summit, President Trump continues to engage in tactics that seem to serve no purpose other than to undermine America's most important and successful alliance.

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Brexit Dispute Leaves British Government In Disarray

With Brexit negotiations proceeding slowly, Theresa May loses her Brexit Minister and, more significantly, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, who is likely to become one of her leading critics inside the Conservative Party going forward.

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Most Americans Oppose Current GOP Policies On Immigration, New Poll Finds

A new poll finds that most Americans oppose key elements of the immigration policies that the President and Republicans in Congress support.

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Comparative Abortion Policy

Some additional comparative info (internationally and state-to-state).

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Considering a World without Roe

Some considerations on the politics of Roe v. Wade.

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Pennsylvania Cop Who Tased Compliant African-American Man Won't Be Suspended

A police officer in Lancaster, Pennsylvania who tased an apparently compliant African-American man will not be disciplined by his department, and probably won't face charges either.

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Defense Contractor Fires Employee Linked To White Supremacist Group

A man who had been identified as an assailant at last year's Charlottesville rally and apparent member of a white supremacist organization has been dismissed by defense contractor Northrop Grumman.

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Federal Judge Rejects Administration Challenge To "Sanctuary Cities"

A Federal Judge in California has largely rejected a Trump Administration challenge to a series of new laws in California designed to protect so-called "sanctuary cities."

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Army Refutes AP 'Army Discharging Immigrant Recruits' Story

The situation isn't as awful as portrayed by the AP---but it's still pretty bad.

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Calls To "Abolish ICE" Could End Up Being A Gift To Trump And The Republicans

Democrats are rallying around the "Abolish ICE" slogan in response to the Trump Administration's immigration policies, but it could end up backfiring on them.

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Mark Zuckerberg World's Third-Richest Person

The 34-year-old Facebook tycoon is now worth more than 87-year-old Warren Buffet.

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