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The new poll tax

The new poll tax

Hundreds of thousands of Americans are being denied the right to vote because they are poor. In nine states, Republican legislators have enacted laws that disenfranchise anyone with outstanding legal fees or court fines. This is unconstitutional.

The dangerous case of the Republican Party

The dangerous case of the Republican Party

The dangerous case of the Republican Party includes at least three elements: obsessive-compulsiveness, lack of conscience, and homicidal fantasy. All elements very similar to what a group of psychiatrists argue and have written apply to Donald Trump.

‘Money over love’ for these four

‘Money over love’ for these four

The expression “selling your sold to the devil” seems appropriate when talking of south Florida members of congress Marco Rubio, Mario Diaz-Balart, Carlos Curbelo and to a lesser extent Ileana Ros-Lehtinen. Each of these south Florida politicians has at least 600,000 constituents they pretend to represent, but instead they use as collateral in a high stakes game of poker played with the devil.

How GOP tax plan would ruin retirees, underinsured

How GOP tax plan would ruin retirees, underinsured

Unless you’re a multinational corporation or someone with a yacht, there’s a lot not to like in the GOP’s tax “reform” plan, which the party wants to ram through Congress by the end of the year — even more to despise if you’re retired, going to retire or underinsured.

Menendez trial ends in a mistrial

Menendez trial ends in a mistrial

The federal corruption trial of New Jersey Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez ended in a mistrial Thursday after the jury reported it is hopelessly deadlocked. Prosecutors did not immediately announce whether they will refile charges against Menendez.

The State Department is in a rate of collapse unlike any moment in our history

The State Department is in a rate of collapse unlike any moment in our history

Under President Trump and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, the State Department is in a rate of collapse unlike any moment in American history. It’s not just a matter of policy or priorities. It’s the entire ability of the American government to exercise soft power and function.

Virginia gives Trump, Republicans their comeuppance

Virginia gives Trump, Republicans their comeuppance

Last week, Virginia voters handed Ed Gillespie, the former head of the Republican National Committee, a resounding defeat in the gubernatorial race in that state. It represents an unmistakable message to Donald Trump and the Republican Party: We are fed up with you and your policies.

Taking a step back to the future

Taking a step back to the future

Marco Rubio, Mario Diaz-Balart, Carlos Curbelo, and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen want to assure that they starve the Cuban people to death. They understand that healthy relations between our two countries would mean missing out on the gravy train of millions of dollars provided by the U.S.’s so-called democracy-building programs that are handouts run through their sticky hands.

Revitalizing the Democratic Party

Revitalizing the Democratic Party

The strategy the Democratic Party has been pursuing in recent years has failed. Since 2009, Democrats have lost more than 1,000 seats in state legislatures across the country. Republicans now control the White House, 34 out of 50 governorships as well as the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate.

Treasury, Commerce, and State implement changes to the Cuba sanctions rules

Treasury, Commerce, and State implement changes to the Cuba sanctions rules

The U.S. Department of the Treasury on Wednesday issued amendments that implement President Trump’s June 2017 National Security presidential memorandum strengthening the policy of the United States toward Cuba. The changes will take effect on Thursday, November 9, 2017, when the regulations are published in the Federal Register.

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