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The Resistance to a New Trump Administration Has Already Started

By Charlie Savage, Reid J. Epstein, Maggie Haberman and Jonathan Swan, The New York Times, June 16, 2024. Opponents of Donald J. Trump are drafting potential lawsuits in case he is elected in November and carries out mass deportations, as he has vowed. One group has hired a new auditor to withstand any attempt by a second Trump administration to unleash

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If Trump Wins

By Charlie Savage, Jonathan Swan, and Maggie Haberman, The New York Times, June 18, 2024. Donald Trump and his closest allies are preparing a radical reshaping of American government if he regains the White House. Here are some of his plans for cracking down on immigration, directing the Justice Department to prosecute his adversaries, increasing presidential power, upending America’s economic policies, retreating militarily

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Florida, the new nanny state

By Renee Loth, Boston Globe, June 3, 2024 For a guy who crusades against nanny-state overreach, Governor Ron DeSantis is doing an awful lot of finger-wagging lately about other people’s lives. I recently returned to Massachusetts from a trip to Florida, where the local papers reported that Governor Ron DeSantis had issued a statewide directive

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Americans must reject Trump’s assault on rationality

By Scot Lehigh, Boston Globe, June 3, Donald Trump was the defendant for the past five weeks in Manhattan. Now, American rationality is on trial. Trump, his attorneys, and a broad array of Republican elected officials are driving the ridiculous assertion that the former Republican president was tried and convicted at the behest of President

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Opinion: What the Libertarians are warning us all about Trump

By Dean Obeidallah, CNN.com, May 27, 2024. Donald Trump is accustomed to adoring fans packing his rallies. These MAGA faithful — including some supporters who travel hundreds of miles to attend repeated rallies — are only too eager to laugh at his jokes and applaud his bombastic rhetoric. That’s why Trump being loudly and repeatedly jeered and heckled throughout his speech

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“We’re Not Selling Hysteria”: Inside the Cold Calculation and Unyielding Optimism of the Biden Brain Trust

By Chris Smith, Vanity Fair, May 7, 2024. In Wilmington, Joe Biden’s reelection team is tackling stubborn polls, Gaza protests, and third-party threats as it assembles a sophisticated machine to defeat Donald Trump. And the stakes couldn’t be higher: “We could lose the thing that matters most to me,” says campaign chair Jen O’Malley Dillon,

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How Far Would Trump Go

By Eric Cortellessa, Time Magazine, April 30, 2024. Donald Trump thinks he’s identified a crucial mistake of his first term: He was too nice. We’ve been talking for more than an hour on April 12 at his fever-dream palace in Palm Beach. Aides lurk around the perimeter of a gilded dining room overlooking the manicured

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Trump’s endless whining is wearing thin

By Joan Vennochi, Boston Globe, April 23, 2024. For Donald Trump, it’s not about the prosecution. It’s about the persecution. “This is a Biden witch hunt to keep me off the campaign trail,’’ the former president said Monday as he exited day one of his trial on charges that he falsified business records to cover

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Trump’s claim that he’s against a federal abortion ban is a lie

By Renėe Graham, Globe Columnist, Boston Globe, April 10, 2024. Donald Trump wants to have it both ways. When he isn’t warning of a “bloodbath’’ if he loses November’s presidential election or dehumanizing migrants with slurs plucked from fascism’s dictionary, Trump is patting himself on the back for helping to unsettle nearly 50 years of

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Many Democrats Are Worried Trump Will Beat Biden. This One Isn’t

By Adam Nagourney, New York Times,  April 3, 2024 Simon Rosenberg was right about the congressional elections of 2022. All the conventional wisdom — the polls, the punditry, the fretting by fellow Democrats — revolved around the expectation of a big red wave and a Democratic wipeout. He disagreed. Democrats would surprise everyone, he said

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Speaker Mike Johnson is better at thumping his Bible than believing it

By Rich Barlow, The Boston Globe, March 30, 2024 ‘I am a Bible-believing Christian,’’ House Speaker Mike Johnson said to Fox News’ Sean Hannity last fall. It’s certain that Johnson doesn’t believe everything in the Bible. As Outreach, a Catholic ministry to LGBTQ people, noted, “Even though they honor the Old Testament, Christians don’t stone people who

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The tortoise, the hare, and the relentless polling

By Joan Wickersham, The Boston Globe, March 29, 2024. Once upon a time a hare was bragging about how fast he was. (According to a poll, 19 percent of respondents said they believed him entirely, 41 percent believed his statement contained some falsehoods, 23 percent believed him not at all, and 17 percent had no

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Liz Cheney still plans to make a difference in the election

By David Ignatius, The Daily Sun, March 26,2024. Liz Cheney doesn’t mince words about Donald Trump. She calls the former president a “liar,” a “con man” and a potential “tyrant” who, if elected again, would “torch the Constitution” and its guarantees of free speech and rule of law. Cheney landed these rhetorical roundhouse punches in a talk last

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Conservative Supreme Court justices should listen to their mentors

By Kimberly Adkins Stohr, The Boston Globe, March 21, 2024. Stephen Breyer is doing what few other retired Supreme Court justices have dared: He’s publicly criticizing the justices who are on the bench. In particular, in a recent interview and in his upcoming book “Reading the Constitution: Why I Chose Pragmatism, Not Textualism,’’ Breyer seems to take

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Credit Mike Pence for speaking the truth about Trump

By Scot Leigh, Boston Globe, March 20, 2024. The prospect of being hanged concentrates the mind wonderfully, Samuel Johnson once observed. If the great English wordsmith and wag had chosen “belatedly’’ as the operative adverb, why, he would have anticipated Mike Pence’s recent declaration that he won’t endorse Donald Trump for president in 2024. Loyal

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Why I Love Joe Biden

by Brian Hassett, Brainland, December 31, 2023. First of all, he’s an Irish leprechaun, and I’m very pro Irish leprechaun. Second — he’s also an empath . . . as opposed to a sociopath. As he likes to say in his Irish way — “Don’t compare me to the Almighty, compare me to the alternative.”

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Can Donald Trump control his inner caveman?

By Scot Lehigh, The Boston Globe, January 26,2024. That question looms as the presidential primary campaign moves to Nikki Haley’s home state of South Carolina. With New Hampshire behind us, it’s on to South Carolina, which holds its Republican presidential primary on Feb. 24. What can you say about the pleasant-weather place? Perhaps James Louis

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Applications for jobless benefits fall

By Matt Ott, Associated Press, January 19, 2024. The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits last week fell to its lowest level in more than a year, underscoring the resilience of the labor market despite elevated interest rates that are intended to cool the economy. Jobless claim applications fell to 187,000 for the week

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