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Old-guard GOP offers to fix problem GOP thinks doesn’t exist: climate change

Ted Halstead of the Climate Leadership Council says the political left and right have stalled on climate action in part because they disagreed about the means to fixing the problem. I’d argue it’s because the right has convinced its followers … Continue reading

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No, terrorists are not racing through U.S. airports

Let’s talk about deliberate misinformation for a minute. Here’s the myth du jour: The travel ban / Muslim ban / airport advisory is the only bulwark between the good old USA and tons of terrorists disguised as refugees. The facts: … Continue reading

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What SHOULD be the lead Trump story today …

The stories about Trump and Spicer embellishing the inauguration crowd are important because they show how brazen these folks are willing to be about lying. Sure, plenty of politicians have lied — it’s the big black mark on the Clinton legacy — … Continue reading

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Lessons from Italy

Trump has pulled a Berlusconi. We saw this dynamic during the presidential campaign. Hillary Clinton was so focused on explaining how bad Mr. Trump was that she too often didn’t promote her own ideas, to make the positive case for … Continue reading

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More proof Trump has the media wrapped around his finger …

Take a look at the NINTH story on my Washington Post newsletter this morning … How would that story have been played if it were Hillary Clinton?

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Wednesday morning …

We don’t know what will happen Tuesday night. But we know what will happen Wednesday morning … A teacher will put in extra effort to help a kid who is struggling. An immigrant family with start a business while their … Continue reading

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Party over country, values … well, just about anything

I’m simply not going to argue the main thesis of this Slate piece. Those of you who hate Hillary Clinton, rationally or otherwise, will insist that she’s worth hating, no matter what. Everyone else will laugh about Anthony Weiner. But this paragraph … Continue reading

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