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Trump's Shutdown and the Economic Precipice Opinions
Trump's Shutdown and the Economic Precipice
2018-12-24 21:00:37
by Robert B. Reich

I was in Bill Clinton's Cabinet when Newt Gingrich pulled the plug on the federal government in the mid-'90s. It wasn't a pretty picture. A long shutdown hurts millions of people who rely on government for services and paychecks. Read More

The Narc on the Shelf Opinions
The Narc on the Shelf
2018-12-21 21:13:17
by The Narc on the Shelf

Thirteen years into this parenting gig I was pretty sure that I was acing low-key holiday parenting. Kids get something big-ish from us, modest things from Santa (equality, ya know), a few books, maybe an experience, but, most importantly NO ... Read More

Wall Is Irrelevant; There's So Much More We Could Do at the Border Opinions
Wall Is Irrelevant; There's So Much More We Could Do at the Border
2018-12-21 21:00:39
by Mary Sanchez

Donald Trump should have realized that his presidential clout was weakening when a GoFundMe account became the leading source of funds for his long-desired "big, beautiful wall." The social media effort, started by an Iraq... Read More

Canada and Africa Caught in the Crossfire as US and China Trade Blows Opinions
Canada and Africa Caught in the Crossfire as US and China Trade Blows
2018-12-18 00:39:50
by Rachel Marsden

The relationship between the U.S. and China is like a game of water polo: competitive yet relatively civil on the surface, but rife with scratching and groin-kicking underwater. A top executive of a Chinese telecommunications... Read More

What's Truly Terrifying About Trump's Private Transactions Opinions
What's Truly Terrifying About Trump's Private Transactions
2018-12-17 00:32:39
by Robert B. Reich

Donald Trump has described the payments his bagman, Michael Cohen, made to two women during the 2016 campaign so they wouldn't discuss their alleged affairs with him as "a simple private transaction." Last week... Read More

After Reading Epstein's Victims' Account, How Does Labor Secretary Acosta Sleep at Night? Opinions
After Reading Epstein's Victims' Account, How Does Labor Secretary Acosta Sleep at Night?
2018-12-16 00:44:15
by Carl Hiaasen

Stephen King himself would be challenged to invent a fictional villain as monstrous as Jeffrey Epstein, but Epstein is real. And, despite mountainous evidence of stomach-churning crimes, today he is free as a bird -- thanks to... Read More

Will Trump Be Partisan Brawler or Smart Dealmaker With Congress? Opinions
Will Trump Be Partisan Brawler or Smart Dealmaker With Congress?
2018-12-15 01:22:38
by Dan Mahaffee

The American people settled on a divided government that reflected a divided nation in the midterm elections this week. The results foreshadow the wide gulf between the political parties and the narrow prospects for cooperation. Read More

Time for Republicans to Make Their Peace With LGBTQ Rights Opinions
Time for Republicans to Make Their Peace With LGBTQ Rights
2018-12-14 00:32:36
by Mary Sanchez

Perhaps it was all those holiday wishes for "Peace on earth" and "Goodwill to mankind" that crept into the mind of retiring Sen. Orrin Hatch. In his farewell address to Congress this week, the Utah Republican floated an... Read More

The Lost and the Entitled Opinions
The Lost and the Entitled
2018-12-12 04:54:08
by Robert Koehler

When I popped open the old laptop, the Geek Squad guy said maybe I should dust it off. He slid a canister of Endust toward me. "Spray the cloth," he said, "not the machine." I started choking on my sense ... Read More

Saudi Influence on US Foreign Policy May Be Coming to an End Opinions
Saudi Influence on US Foreign Policy May Be Coming to an End
2018-12-12 01:00:57
by Rachel Marsden

One of the U.S. military-industrial complex's longest-running foreign-war charades may soon come to an end despite objections from the White House. What's puzzling is why President Donald Trump isn't standing up for the values on which he campaigned... Read More

A Tip for Tariff Man Opinions
A Tip for Tariff Man
2018-12-10 00:28:12
by Robert B. Reich

"I am a Tariff Man," Trump tweeted last week. "When people or countries come in to raid the great wealth of our Nation, I want them to pay for the privilege of doing so. ... We are right now taking in $... Read More

George H.W. Bush Is Gone, and so Is His Vision of 'A Kinder, Gentler Nation' Opinions
George H.W. Bush Is Gone, and so Is His Vision of 'A Kinder, Gentler Nation'
2018-12-09 14:45:08
by Leonard Pitts

On the last night of the Republican National Convention in 1988, the candidate sought to impart to the country a vision of the America it could be. "Some," he said, "would say it's soft and insufficiently tough to care" about troubled ... Read More

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