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Republicans

Culture in Republican crosshairs

Culture in Republican crosshairs

Through their words and their work, artists, actors, and writers have been speaking out ever more loudly against Donald Trump, from the start of his campaign to today. The fight between the Republicans and the creative community goes back a long way.

Obamacare survives; Trump whines; Republicans bleed

Obamacare survives; Trump whines; Republicans bleed

Last week President Donald Trump tried to bully recalcitrant members of his own party into approving a bill that would repeal Obamacare and replace it with almost nothing. It didn’t work. The biggest losers were Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan.

A sociopath in the White House

A sociopath in the White House

One thing that can be said about our current commander-in-chief is that he rarely listens. Not to anyone, or almost. Can such a person love his nation, his fellow citizens, the people of the nations of the world that are so strongly affected by the policies of this country?

The fuse is lit for Trump’s Russia scandal to explode

The fuse is lit for Trump’s Russia scandal to explode

Every once in a while in Washington, the fuse is lit for what seems to be a big scandal. Much more rarely does that fuse lead to an explosion of the magnitude we are seeing with Russia and the new Administration, and frankly the Republicans in Congress.

The Republican Convention debacle

The Republican Convention debacle

Last week was filled with good news for progressives. It started Monday in Cleveland with the disastrous kickoff to the Republican National Convention that would officially elect Donald Trump the party’s nominee for the presidency.

The crash of 2016

The crash of 2016

Why will it crash? The cannibalistic nature of the GOP nomination process is only one, and not necessarily the main, reason. The increasingly nasty infighting won’t help come November, of course. But the party has bigger problems.

Let’s call him the fabulist

Let’s call him the fabulist

Give the junior senator from Florida credit. It is his gift: a great ability to fabulate, convince others that his story is true, and then turn his tales into dollars.

The praxis of plutocracy

The praxis of plutocracy

The Republican agenda has been to shift wealth and income to the top by cutting spending on programs that benefit the middle class and the poor, and eliminating government services, with the sole exception of a colossal military-industrial-intelligence complex to ensure world domination.

Will the torch burn out?

Will the torch burn out?

The Statue of Liberty will soon have to seek exile, because she’s a foreigner and cannot prove that she is Christian.

Marco Rubio: Beauty and the beast

Marco Rubio: Beauty and the beast

Marco Rubio presents a nice persona but his ideology and his policy positions from the time he was in the Florida legislature to this moment are mean, mean, mean.

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