Category: Politics

Dear Hillary Clinton: Please Don’t Run

Madame Secretary: The world today would be a much better place with you as President. More Americans would be alive, and both our alliances and economy would be stronger. Everything about the 2016 election was an absolute travesty, and I mean everything. How Trump acted was embarrassing. How Mitch McConnell chose party over country is

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Election Night’s In The Books

I had hoped last night would be a repudiation of divisiveness, that the angels of our better nature would have set the path to a brighter day. But it didn’t. Just the opposite, as with a few exceptions (see ya Kobach!) more moderate/establishment Republicans went down and Trump-style firebrands won. So the question becomes, where

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The Economy Trump Inherited (With Graphs!)

There’s a Republican myth about the economy and it generally goes like this: Obama and the Democrats stifled American exceptionalism for eight years. Once Trump got in there, he eliminated all those burdensome regulations and unleashed American capitalism, and job growth and the economy have been incredible ever since! As most of us know, these

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