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Globalism And Why We Hate Each Other

Monday  19:35,   19 june 2017
The Federalist

We shouldn’t make the mistake of thinking that the current escalations in political rhetoric and acts of violence are divorced from these broader globalist trends. They should be understood instead as another inevitable consequence of perceived[...]

GOP, slow down on killing ObamaCare

Monday  19:35,   19 june 2017
The Hill

OPINION | Increased voter anxiety and financial stress caused by the collapse of ObamaCare will increase pressure on lawmakers to accept rash, big government decisions over sustainable ones. It will erode trust in more responsible Republican health [...]

Zombies, Vampires and Republicans

Monday  18:35,   19 june 2017
The New York Times

When Trump is just an ignorant bystander.Zombies have long ruled the Republican Party. The good news is that they may finally be losing their grip — although they may still return and resume eating conservative brains. The bad news is that even if[...]

Bill Cosby mistrial shows laws must change

Monday  18:35,   19 june 2017
USA TODAY

Bill Cosby is a free man, for now anyway, because a jury never could agree on whether one of TV’s most comforting dads drugged and sexually assaulted Andrea Constand at his mansion outside Philadelphia in 2004. Constand, 44, is the only one of[...]

Rage Is All the Rage, and It’s Dangerous

Monday  18:21,   19 june 2017
The Wall Street Journal.

<p>A generation of media figures are cratering under the historical pressure of Donald Trump.</p>What we are living through in America is not only a division but a great estrangement. It is between those who support Donald Trump and those who[...]

It's not the rhetoric, it's the guns

Saturday  16:55,   17 june 2017
MSN

<p>The NRA still rules the U.S. Congress. Shame!</p>Police search the home of James Hodgkinson, who was identified by law enforcement as the gunman who opened fire on Republican U.S. lawmakers at a Washington-area baseball practice, in[...]

A broken culture

Saturday  16:35,   17 june 2017
FOX News

There was a time in the United States when people knew their neighbor. They never thought about “Washington,” but rather knew the answers to their problems were found locally. They relied on family, church, and community. That community would vary[...]

Trump’s Derangement Deepens

Friday  23:20,   16 june 2017
Daily Intelligencer

Asking him to subject himself to oversight comes as easily to him as it would to Putin or Duterte or Mugabe. It seems absurd to them — and they, like Trump, would react with incandescent rage.Again, it takes a while for this to register. But the[...]

The country is frighteningly polarized. This is why.

Friday  23:15,   16 june 2017
MSN

When hot-button issues are rooted in gender, race or ethnicity, there’s no room for compromise.Wednesday’s shooting at a congressional baseball practice was a ghastly example of the political polarization that is ripping this country apart.[...]

Opinion: In Praise of Congressional Openness

Friday  23:15,   16 june 2017
Roll Call

In the tear-stained hours after the baseball field shootings, House Chaplain Patrick J. Conroy sounded the right note as he said in his opening prayer, “We are blessed by a free and open society. … But once again, we are reminded there is a[...]

Innocence Doesn’t Matter To The Washington Process

Friday  23:11,   16 june 2017
The Daily Caller

The special counsel on Russia has been revealed as a thinly veiled offensive on the Trump presidency. According to reports this week, the investigation is now looking into potential obstruction of justice charges against the President – an idea that [...]

Obamacare Is Not Collapsing Unless Republicans Kill It. Here’s Proof.

Friday  18:51,   16 june 2017
Daily Intelligencer

“Obamacare’s dead,” says the man holding a gun to to its head.Right-wing critics of Obamacare have been predicting for years that the law would enter an actuarial “death spiral,” in which healthy customers flee and insurers raise rates to[...]

Obamacare Is Not Collapsing Unless Republicans Kill It. Here’s Proof.

Friday  18:51,   16 june 2017
Daily Intelligencer

“Obamacare’s dead,” says the man holding a gun to to its head.Right-wing critics of Obamacare have been predicting for years that the law would enter an actuarial “death spiral,” in which healthy customers flee and insurers raise rates to[...]

President Trump, ignore 'obstruction' and Russia probes and legislate

Friday  18:21,   16 june 2017
FOX News

The president needs to calm the waters, ignore his detractors, and legislate. He has eighteen months, at the outside forty-two, to work with a bicameral Republican Congress. Every day counts.Yet the drumbeat continues. Thursday it was a Washington[...]

Israel-Palestine From Both Sides of the Mirror

Friday  18:01,   16 june 2017
The New York Times

Can the two sides hear each other at last and forsake war for peace?This month marks the 50th anniversary of the Israeli victory in the 1967 war and of Israel’s occupation of the West Bank. The jubilation of military victory, quicker and more[...]