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Enabling a Dangerous President: The Jared Kushner Timeline
June 26th, 2017, 09:17 PM

Jared Kushner (JD/MBA, NYU, ’07) has a law degree from one of the finest universities in the country. He understands the threat that Trump’s words and deeds pose to democracy and the rule of law, but he has been in close proximity to Trump scandals that threaten both. He is a man of few public words, but his policy portfolio for Trump is enormous. He is uniquely positioned to keep Trump from running amok, but he has joined the ranks of Trump’s enablers. Read our Kushner timeline for more details. Continue reading

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A Timeline: Russia and President Trump
June 26th, 2017, 09:17 PM

Investigative reporters have begun to flesh out the Trump/Russia timeline. To keep everything in one location, here’s an updated summary (so far). Continue reading

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A Timeline: Everything We Know So Far About the Comey Firing (in One Place)
June 26th, 2017, 09:17 PM

The speed and magnitude of last week’s developments relating to the Trump/Russia Timeline has been historic and stunning. Continue reading

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Why I’m Not a Democrat
June 26th, 2017, 09:17 PM

Economist Bruce Bartlett is a man of fierce intellectual independence — and courage, too. Telling the truth about Republican economic policies during the George W. Bush presidency got him fired as a senior fellow at a conservative think tank and brought to an end his long career as an esteemed GOP “insider.” Continue reading

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How Union-Busting Bosses Propel the Right Wing to Power
June 26th, 2017, 09:17 PM

This post originally appeared at In These Times. US bosses fight unions with a ferocity that is unmatched in the so-called free world. In the early days of the republic, master craftsmen prosecuted fledgling unions as criminal conspiracies that aimed … Continue reading

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Of Caesar, Guns and Trolls: The Evil that Men Do
June 26th, 2017, 09:17 PM

Over in New York’s Central Park, just a short distance from our offices, the curtain came down last week on The Public Theater’s controversial production of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar. Controversial because the actor playing the assassinated Caesar looked and sounded like Donald Trump, right down to the overlong red necktie and clownish orange-blond nimbus of hair.

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All of Donald Trump’s Lies
June 26th, 2017, 09:17 PM

This weekend, The New York Times performed a noble public service by publishing nearly every lie Donald Trump has told since taking the oath of office (just four months and a few days ago, but it seems like an eternity, no?). The op-ed chart of tiny but readable font fills the entire page, until at one point, in the mind’s eye, they appear to morph into termites burrowing deep into the foundation of democracy, leaving sawdust in their wake. Continue reading

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GOP ‘Health’ Bill: Death, Disaster and Gilded Age Greed
June 26th, 2017, 09:17 PM

The Republican Senate’s draft health bill differs from the House version, but its basic purpose is the same: Give millionaires and billionaires a massive new tax cut by slashing health benefits for millions of Americans, and take care away altogether from millions more. Continue reading

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Daily Reads: Trump’s DHS Is Defunding Groups That Fight Right-Wing Extremism; Russia Recalls Kislyak
June 26th, 2017, 09:17 PM

A roundup of stories we're reading at BillMoyers.com HQ... Continue reading

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Sorry, But It’s Entirely the Right’s Fault
June 23rd, 2017, 09:17 PM

Many commentators are suggesting that both right and left are equally to blame for all the polarization between them. They’re wrong. The reason for all the bitterness between left and right is entirely the right’s fault. Right-wingers who suggest otherwise are self-deluded — and usually projecting. Continue reading

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What Life Is Like After a Life Sentence
June 23rd, 2017, 09:17 PM

Holed up in a maximum-security prison, Ronald Elston felt a pang of regret: He’d missed the high school graduation of his daughter, Shamica. She’d been a young girl when Elston was sent to St. Clair Correctional Facility in Alabama’s Appalachian foothills, a lockup known for aggressive inmates who fashion knives from fan blades. About 14 years into his stay, Elston, a former soldier with a thin build and a soft, Southern drawl, was desperate to get out and see his family again. After leaving the military in his early 20s, he’d struggled with a heroin addiction and been convicted of robbery. A three-strikes law meant he was sentenced to life without parole. “I didn’t hurt or kill anyone,” he wrote to a lawmaker in 1997. “For 13 years I told my daughter I would be there for her graduation…Please help me.” Continue reading

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Nevada Senator Avoids Constituents on Health Care but Voters Are Having None of It
June 23rd, 2017, 09:17 PM

Republican Senator Dean Heller has been making it difficult for voters to visit his office to discuss the Obamacare repeal, but resistance groups plan to keep fighting back. Continue reading

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A Lesson From My Hospital Bed: For-Profit Health Care Is a Merciless Sham
June 23rd, 2017, 09:17 PM

The Affordable Care Act has a number of excellent aspects to it, including protection for people with pre-existing conditions and support for Medicaid without which many, many more people would be sick or dead today. The ACA is under attack, and we need to save it in the immediate term. Still, while we fight as hard as we can to preserve the ACA, we must remember it is not the solution; we can and must do better. Continue reading

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Zephyr Teachout — The American Dream
June 23rd, 2017, 09:17 PM

We are at a precipice moment in our country, between freedom and two kinds of tyranny. One kind of tyranny is the authoritarianism and abuse of truth and power represented by Donald Trump. The other is the despotism of large corporations that are taking over every aspect of our lives. Continue reading

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Daily Reads: A “Kremlingate” Blockbuster; Senate Health Bill Called a “Moral Abomination”
June 23rd, 2017, 09:17 PM

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