Last night, former vice president Mike Pence came out and said it: “I think the day could come when we could replace the New Deal with a better deal.” Pence was talking about Social Security—a centerpiece of the New Deal—saying: “Literally give younger Americans the ability to…
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Today the Republican-controlled House of Representatives voted along party lines to remove Representative Ilhan Omar (D-MN) from her seat on the House…
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On February 1, 1862, in the early days of the Civil War, the Atlantic Monthly published Julia Ward Howe’s “Battle Hymn of the Republic,” summing up the…
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House speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) is having to grapple with the difference between the rhetoric that fires up the Republican base and the reality of…
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The news today illustrates a dramatic difference between governing and garnering votes. President Joe Biden was at the Baltimore and Potomac Tunnel in…
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Seeing a little more of the world this weekend... and taking the night off. Will be back at it tomorrow. [Photo by Buddy Poland]
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Two relatively small things happened this week that strike me as being important, and I am worried that they, and the larger story they tell, might get…
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Tonight’s news dump is horrific: video footage of five Memphis, Tennessee, police officers kicking and beating 29-year-old FedEx worker and photographer…
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