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New estimate: GOP’s second tax cuts would add $3.8 trillion to deficit

A second round of Republican tax cuts would add an additional $3.2 trillion to the federal deficit over a decade, according to a new report released by a centrist think-tank. The package was taken up by a House committee on Thursday and is expected to head to a vote on the floor later this month. […]

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How Ken Starr’s Associate Brett Kavanaugh Would Question Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh

The Republican members of the Senate Judiciary Committee have engaged Rachel Mitchell, an experienced sex crimes prosecutor from Arizona, to question Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford on Thursday about Ford’s allegations of sexual assault. via How Ken Starr’s Associate Brett Kavanaugh Would Question Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh

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Why Populists Reject Evidence

But Kuhn did see a means through which true change could come—both in science and politics, whose revolutions Kuhn saw as fundamentally similar. Even though revolutions—profound shifts in thought—are a response to inherent problems, mere arguments and empirical evidence pointing out the problem aren’t enough to start them, Kuhn argued. A compelling alternative theory also […]

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Calls to Impeach Brett Kavanaugh from His Federal Judgeship Intensify

The consequences of the attempted sexual assault and sexual misconduct allegations against Brett Kavanaugh may not stop at possible ramifications for his U.S. Supreme Court chances. Calls are also intensifying for his “impeachment” from his current federal judgeship. via Calls to Impeach Brett Kavanaugh from His Federal Judgeship Intensify

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The Problem of Donald Trump Didn’t Start with Donald Trump

democratic elections are not meant to adjudicate such matters anyway. They are by definition a mechanism of temporarily designating who gets to run the country. (The question is posed to voters again and again, on a regular schedule.) If the issues at stake are about the very “soul of America,” democracy quickly reveals itself to […]

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Pa. state Dem posts photo flipping off Pence as ‘official welcome’

State Rep. Brian Sims (D), who represents Philadelphia and is the state’s first openly gay legislator, posted the photo on Facebook ahead of Pence’s Tuesday visit to the city. “To be clear, we’re a City of soaring diversity. via Pa. state Dem posts photo flipping off Pence as ‘official welcome’ This is what it looks […]

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Cuntroversy: For Conservatives on Bee and Barr, Civility Is a One-Way Street

Conservatives are generally childish about culture; they enjoy TV and movies and, to some extent, books but become enraged when they turn on cable or open a novel — or just read about them on a right-wing aggregation site — and find messages of which they do not approve. via Cuntroversy: For Conservatives on Bee […]

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GOP strategist: Trump ‘beclowned himself’ at G-7 summit

Republican strategist Steve Schmidt said Sunday that President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump: ‘Excitement in the air’ ahead of Kim meeting Trump doubles down on criticism of EU, Canada Merkel: EU will retaliate against Trump tariffs MORE “beclowned himself” and disgraced the United States at th via GOP strategist: Trump ‘beclowned himself’ at G-7 summit

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There Is Only One Trump Scandal

There are not many Trump scandals. There is one Trump scandal. Singular: the corruption of the American government by the president and his associates, who are using their official power for personal and financial gain rather than for the welfare of the American people, and their attempts to shield that corruption from political consequences, public […]

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Why Trump’s Assault on Democracy Doesn’t Bother the Radical Left

While the left-wing critics of the democracy movement have no sympathy for Trump, they do not share this analysis of the threat he poses. To begin with, these critics see the threat posed by Trump as his policy agenda, not any damage to the American system of government. Liberals see the Constitution as a flawed […]