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Dear Democrats, Ownership Isn't Theft - National Review

Wed, 12/20/2017 - 13:15

National Review

Dear Democrats, Ownership Isn't Theft
National Review
Red and Blue America are once again like ships passing in the night. A conservative hears the language of “theft” and laughs. I'm not stealing from anyone if I'm allowed to keep more of my own cash. The progressive hears the same word and nods. After ...

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Democrats: We Can Win Suburban Republicans With a Progressive Platform - New Republic

Wed, 12/20/2017 - 13:09

New Republic

Democrats: We Can Win Suburban Republicans With a Progressive Platform
New Republic
If Schatz is right, the GOP is compounding an existing problem with suburban voters. Earlier this week, The New York Times reported that “from Texas to Illinois, Kansas to Kentucky, there are Republican districts filled with college-educated, affluent ...
Opinion | Democrats should run a 50-state strategyThe Breeze
Democrat Doug Jones says Trump shouldn't resign over misconduct allegationsCBS News
How Democrats turn an Alabama fluke into a ground gameThe Hill
Seymour Tribune -The Daily Dot
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The GOP Probably Isn't Going to Shut Down the Government to Save Obamacare - New York Magazine

Wed, 12/20/2017 - 12:23

New York Magazine

The GOP Probably Isn't Going to Shut Down the Government to Save Obamacare
New York Magazine
Other sources of controversy include the House's demand for spending cuts to pay for renewed funding for the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), and a wrangle over reauthorization of the government's warrantless surveillance program (which has ...

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Rosie O'Donnell faces conservative backlash after offering to pay GOP senators - EW.com

Wed, 12/20/2017 - 11:56

EW.com

Rosie O'Donnell faces conservative backlash after offering to pay GOP senators
EW.com
Rosie O'Donnell is facing a backlash after offering, via Twitter, to pay U.S. senators Susan Collins and Jeff Flake $2 million each in exchange for their “no” vote on the Republican tax bill which appears headed toward passage in Congress. The ...
Susan Collins - The HillThe Hill
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ROSIE on Twitter: "so how about this i promise to give 2 million dollars to senator susan collins and 2 million to ...Twitter
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The Senate's Rejection of Export-Import Bank Critic Shows How Entrenched Crony Capitalism is in Washington - Reason (blog)

Wed, 12/20/2017 - 11:15

Reason (blog)

The Senate's Rejection of Export-Import Bank Critic Shows How Entrenched Crony Capitalism is in Washington
Reason (blog)
... the Senate's refusal to confirm him demonstrates how entrenched, and indeed how bipartisan, corporatist interests in federal government are. For all his faults, President Donald Trump has appointed a number of reformist, free-market-minded ...

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Republican tax bill is 'government for sale', say Democrats - BBC News

Wed, 12/20/2017 - 11:13

BBC News

Republican tax bill is 'government for sale', say Democrats
BBC News
Democrats have labelled the Republican tax bill "government for sale" as Congress sent the historic measure to the president's desk. Donald Trump is expected to sign his first major legislative achievement - the biggest rewrite of the US tax code in a ...
6 Reasons for Progressives to Stop Worrying and Love the GOP Tax ScamNew York Magazine
Blowing Up the Deficit Is Part of the PlanThe Atlantic
Graham: Tax plan even a Democrat could loveBoston Herald
Media Matters for America (blog) -Washington Post -NPI's Cascadia Advocate (blog)
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6 Reasons for Progressives to Stop Worrying and Love the GOP Tax Scam - New York Magazine

Wed, 12/20/2017 - 09:09

New York Magazine

6 Reasons for Progressives to Stop Worrying and Love the GOP Tax Scam
New York Magazine
No matter how well Democrats do in 2018 and 2020, there (almost certainly) won't be 60 progressive votes in the Senate for the foreseeable future. The upper chamber gives too much power to heavily white, rural, right-leaning states for liberal ...
Blowing Up the Deficit Is Part of the PlanThe Atlantic
GOP borrows 'Obamacare' playbook to defend tax bill: You'll like it once you see itCNN
Greed has won: US Senate passes final version of Republicans' depraved tax scamNPI's Cascadia Advocate (blog)
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What Will It Take To Beat Trump? The Case for a Generic Democrat - POLITICO Magazine

Wed, 12/20/2017 - 05:08

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What Will It Take To Beat Trump? The Case for a Generic Democrat
POLITICO Magazine
Various progressive groups that have pressed the Democratic Party to shift leftward, such as MoveOn, Indivisible and the Working Families Party, have taken some credit for pouring resources into Alabama and boosting base turnout (just as they did after ...
Opinion | Reclaiming The New SouthBayou Brief (press release)
Democrats Are Still In DenialHuffPost

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Fox News too liberal? Don't worry, One America News is here to help - Salon

Wed, 12/20/2017 - 05:01

Salon

Fox News too liberal? Don't worry, One America News is here to help
Salon
The emergence of Donald Trump as the Republican standard-bearer dramatically reshaped online conservative media in 2016 and continues to do so today. When Fox News Channel began to falter in the ratings after a series of sex scandals, leadership ...

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Stop Exaggerating the Importance of Donald Trump - National Review

Tue, 12/19/2017 - 17:13

National Review

Stop Exaggerating the Importance of Donald Trump
National Review
Every single honest progressive knows that if a Democratic president was under investigation by a special counsel who stocked his office with Republican donors (and one key investigator texted his mistress about a mysterious “insurance policy” against ...

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Stop Exaggerating the Importance of Donald Trump - National Review

Tue, 12/19/2017 - 17:13

National Review

Stop Exaggerating the Importance of Donald Trump
National Review
Every single honest progressive knows that if a Democratic president was under investigation by a special counsel who stocked his office with Republican donors (and one key investigator texted his mistress about a mysterious “insurance policy” against ...

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Can Evangelicalism Survive Donald Trump and Roy Moore? - The New Yorker

Tue, 12/19/2017 - 15:05

The New Yorker

Can Evangelicalism Survive Donald Trump and Roy Moore?
The New Yorker
The larger, lower-case evangelicalism is defined not by a political party, whether conservative, liberal, or populist, but by theological beliefs. This non-political definition of evangelicalism has been presented in many places. The most well known is ...

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We Are the True Liberals - American Institute for Economic Research (blog)

Tue, 12/19/2017 - 14:09

American Institute for Economic Research (blog)

We Are the True Liberals
American Institute for Economic Research (blog)
After the New Deal, American socialists and social-democrats took over this name to describe their own ideology of government interventionism. For quite a few decades we have had in America a strange situation where the true liberals are called ...

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Progressives Are Very Unhappy With Ralph Northam - The Republican Standard

Tue, 12/19/2017 - 13:59

The Republican Standard

Progressives Are Very Unhappy With Ralph Northam
The Republican Standard
What follows is a nearly two-dozen long litany of Democratic progressive angst over Northam's demurring on Medicaid expansion, abandoning plans to engineer a Democratic-controlled House of Delegates, and even advising freshman freshwoman freshtrans ...

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Tax, Class, and the Limits of Identity Politics - HuffPost

Tue, 12/19/2017 - 09:46

Tax, Class, and the Limits of Identity Politics
HuffPost
Despite this class bias, traditional liberal if not real progressive politics was class-based. What was once called the Old Left drew some of its inspiration from socialist theories of class struggle. Politics was about social justice, the battle ...

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Can Northam and Jones Pull Off a Center-Left Balancing Act? - Daily Beast

Tue, 12/19/2017 - 09:26

The Republican Standard

Can Northam and Jones Pull Off a Center-Left Balancing Act?
Daily Beast
Even assuming one buys that argument, we are left with a big discussion about the Senator-elect from Alabama, Doug Jones—who faces a similar conundrum. It's unclear whether progressives will give him more latitude than Northam. At least one liberal ...
Washington Post Tries To Salvage Northam's Bipartisan Street CredThe Republican Standard

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Blowing Up the Deficit Is Part of the Plan - The Atlantic

Tue, 12/19/2017 - 06:00

The Atlantic

Blowing Up the Deficit Is Part of the Plan
The Atlantic
The conservative coalition of southern Democrats and Republicans on Capitol Hill, led by Ways and Means Committee Chairman Wilbur Mills, insisted that he cut social programs if he wanted the tax increase. Their strength had been bolstered by the ...
Graham: Tax plan even a Democrat could loveBoston Herald
A millage for TOPS?Louisiana Weekly
Trump's tax bill has nothing to do with economics. It's brute-force politicsThe Guardian

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If Trump would let his deeds speak for themselves, he would quiet his enemies far more than he does with Twitter ... - National Review

Tue, 12/19/2017 - 04:03

National Review

If Trump would let his deeds speak for themselves, he would quiet his enemies far more than he does with Twitter ...
National Review
Fewer Republican officeholders want on his team. In the past, even beleaguered presidents could turn to a network of stalwarts in and out of politics. Not Trump. When George W. Bush's popularity dipped below 30 percent in most polls, he at least could ...

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Graham: Tax plan even a Democrat could love - Boston Herald

Tue, 12/19/2017 - 00:06

Boston Herald

Graham: Tax plan even a Democrat could love
Boston Herald
Liberals must have a problem with at least one of them because, as of this writing, not a single Democrat has announced support for the biggest tax reform since 1986 — when such notorious right-wingers as Ted Kennedy, John Kerry, Ed Markey and the ...
A millage for TOPS?Louisiana Weekly
Trump's tax bill has nothing to do with economics. It's brute-force politicsThe Guardian

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Apparently, 'Centrist Privilege' Is a Thing Now - National Review

Mon, 12/18/2017 - 18:20

National Review

Apparently, 'Centrist Privilege' Is a Thing Now
National Review
Think about it: Joy is trying to say that centrists basically never get called out, that they face “no social consequences” for being centrists, while he's literally writing an entire piece calling out centrists. It's not that he's doing something new ...

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