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A hurricane of conservative hypocrisy

Friday  01:20,   01 september 2017
MSN

One of the barriers to sensible politics is the opportunism that so often infects our debates.One of the barriers to sensible politics is the opportunism that so often infects our debates about what government is there for, where we want it to be[...]

Trump Raises an Army

Thursday  18:51,   31 august 2017
The New York Times

Trump’s supporters see him as vector; he sees them as market. Marketing is how he has made his money and attained his infamy. That is why he is so obsessed with the media and crowds and polls (at least when he was doing well in them): He sees[...]

Trump Tries to Make Tax Cuts for Special Interests Sound Populist

Thursday  18:36,   31 august 2017
The Cut

To get his tax “reform” plan through Congress, Trump will have to pull off his most challenging con yet.Virtually no one in the United States believes that taxes on corporations and wealthy individuals should be cut. In one recent Gallup survey,[...]

Trump Tries to Make Tax Cuts for Special Interests Sound Populist

Thursday  18:35,   31 august 2017
The Cut

To get his tax “reform” plan through Congress, Trump will have to pull off his most challenging con yet.Virtually no one in the United States believes that taxes on corporations and wealthy individuals should be cut. In one recent Gallup survey,[...]

Newt Gingrich: Why doesn't the media condemn leftwing violence?

Thursday  18:05,   31 august 2017
FOX News

On Inauguration Day, leftwing protesters took to the streets of the nation’s Capital. They burned cars, shattered store fronts, blocked off checkpoints leading to the Capitol grounds, pelted police officers with rocks, and harassed law-abiding[...]

Harvey’s burdens will fall hardest on the poor

Thursday  18:05,   31 august 2017
MSN

The storm is tough for all affected right now. But the fallout will be much tougher for some.There’s an insight sometimes credited to W. B. “Bat” Masterson, the buffalo hunter turned Wild West lawman turned hard-drinking gambler who ended up as a[...]

Trump talks the tax-reform talk; now he must walk the walk

Thursday  00:30,   31 august 2017
The Hill

OPINION | The hard work of translating a stirring speech into tangible policy is still to come. Finding agreement on a tax package will be difficult, though certainly not impossible.This discussion, though, cannot occur in a vacuum. At the end of[...]

Paul Ryan’s postcard tax return is really dumb

Wednesday  18:20,   30 august 2017
Vox.com

Cutting millionaires’ taxes is neither necessary nor sufficient to simplify tax filing. As Republicans rally behind a big push for tax cuts, expect to hear one idea over and over: that a major goal of reform is to make the tax code so simple you[...]

Why Wasn’t Houston Partially Evacuated Before Hurricane Harvey Hit?

Wednesday  18:01,   30 august 2017
The Federalist

Houston is still fighting floodwaters from Hurricane Harvey and rescuing thousands of stranded residents. Why didn't officials order a limited evacuation?Five days after the storm, it isn’t over. Tuesday was an historic day in Houston, where[...]

Texas is Doing Its Part — Now It’s Congress’s Turn

Wednesday  18:01,   30 august 2017
Roll Call

The month of August 2017 will not be remembered in many people’s minds as a great one for the United States. We edged too close to conflict with a madman in North Korea. Marches over monuments in Virginia devolved into murder. Ugly debates about[...]

Axelrod: It's not always about you, Mr. President

Wednesday  17:46,   30 august 2017
CNN

Trump fails consoler in chief moment AxelrodEditor’s note: The opinions in this article are the author’s, as published by our content partner, and do not represent the views of MSN or[...]

The Waters Swell. So Does Trump’s Ego.

Wednesday  10:34,   30 august 2017
The New York Times

Are Americans looking for “wow” amid the woe of Harvey?I would like to believe that what fascinated Donald Trump about the floodwaters of Texas and pulled him to the state on Tuesday were the scenes of human[...]

A Big-Spending Liberal Is a Conservative Who Has Been Flooded

Wednesday  01:16,   30 august 2017
Roll Call

Ronald Reagan began a 1986 press conference by trotting out one of his favorite lines: “I’ve always felt the nine most terrifying words in the English language are: ‘I’m from the government, and I’m here to help.’” That sentiment succinctly[...]

So far, so good. But this is just the beginning of Hurricane Harvey for President Trump.

Wednesday  01:15,   30 august 2017
MSN

The Trump administration is off to a good start. But this is just the beginning. [...]

So far, so good. But this is just the beginning of Hurricane Harvey for President Trump.

Wednesday  01:15,   30 august 2017
MSN

The Trump administration is off to a good start. But this is just the beginning. [...]