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Opinion: Biden is racking up wins but getting no love for it

By Frida Ghitis, (@fridaghitis) CNN.com August 8, 2022 (CNN)For a president who so many people believe is failing, Joe Biden sure is suddenly notching up an impressive string of victories. And they’re not minor. In fact, Biden is on a roll when it comes to both domestic and foreign policy. After a number of painful

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Opinion

The GOP reveals its true colors

By Robert B Hubbell [editor’s note:  Robert B Hubbell is an attorney  who writes a daily newsletter.  His content is astute and well-researched, providing many links to source material.]   The GOP is rapidly embracing autocracy and white Christian nationalism as its rallying cry. That rightward drift is anxiety-producing and creates the understandable urge to

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Economy

There’s a miracle in Washington, and it’s all about taxes

New York Times Guest Essay  by Steven Rattner, August 2, 2022. Even in Washington, miracles sometimes happen. Less than a week ago, any tax and spending deal in Congress — let alone a meritorious one — seemed utterly implausible. But the new package announced on Wednesday is a step in the right direction on several of

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Analysis

Why Did Republicans Become So Extreme?

By Paul Krugman New York Times Opinion Columnist Many political analysts have spent years warning that the G.O.P. was becoming an extremist, anti-democratic party. Long before Republicans nominated Donald Trump for president, let alone before Trump refused to acknowledge electoral defeat, the congressional scholars Thomas Mann and Norman Ornstein declared that the party had become

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Analysis

Should the DOJ prosecute Trump?

The following is from Robert B Hubbell’s June 21st 2022 newsletter: The damning presentation by the January 6th Committee has shifted the conversation from whether Trump committed crimes to whether it is a good idea to prosecute Trump for his crimes. Teasers from the Committee’s presentation scheduled for Tuesday, June 21st at 1:00 PM Eastern

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January 6

Donald Trump, American Monster

By Maureen Dowd,  New York Times Opinion Columnist,  June 12, 2022. WASHINGTON — Monsters are not what they used to be. I’m reading “Frankenstein” by Mary Shelley for school and the monster is magnificent. He starts out with an elegance of mind and sweetness of temperament, reading Goethe’s “The Sorrows of Young Werther” and gathering

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Gun Violence

America’s story, and its shame

What kind of country forces the bereaved parents of massacred children to beg for mercy?   By Yvonne Abraham, The Boston Globe Columnist, June 8, 2022. What does it say about this country that the bereaved parents of massacred children must grovel before members of Congress in the hopes of eliciting even a minimally serious

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