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DeVos would destroy public education

There’s a reason that Betsy DeVos’ confirmation as the new Secretary of Education was such a close vote, requiring Vice-President Mike Pence to break the tie. Even in the Trump administration, with its clear suspicion of expertise and competence, DeVos stands out as spectacularly ill-suited for … Click here to continue --->

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The end of reproductive rights?

A new rightwing justice won’t change the Supreme Court. The confirmation of Neil Gorsuch — and he is quite likely to be confirmed — won’t alter its makeup. A committed ultra-conservative, Gorsuch would take the place of the late Justice Antonin Scalia, who was also a committed (and … Click here to continue --->

Protestors Rally At JFK Airport Against Muslim Immigration Ban

Trump’s shameful border rules

President Donald Trump will build a wall along the border with Mexico. You know that’s true because, well, he says it is. Starting his tenure with a showman’s gifts for displays of authority and action, he signed an executive order calling for the “immediate construction of a physical … Click here to continue --->

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The awful Age of Trump

It begins. We have officially entered the Age of Trump, an era that may be the most contentious and most dangerous to the health of the republic since the Civil War. We are two nations of nearly equal count, divided by opposing views on race, religion, pluralism, sexual orientation, feminism and … Click here to continue --->

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The injustice of Jeff Sessions

Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III is one in a long line of reprehensible characters likely to inhabit the Trump White House. Now that he s confirmed as the nation’s highest-ranking law enforcement officer, Sessions is in a position to provoke extraordinary harm in the lives of ordinary … Click here to continue --->