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A Brutal Verdict for Trumpcare

The CBO confirms that the bill the House already passed would be as awful as the one it trashed.

CBO Says Trumpcare Won’t Cover Everybody With Pre-Existing Conditions

AHCA Forecast Shows Spike in Premiums Before Midterm Elections

Pope Francis Doesn’t Seem to Like Trump Very Much

Pro-Life Group Fights Christian School That Punished a Pregnant Teen


Of Course Jared Kushner Was a Slumlord

Ripping off the poor is practically a prerequisite for joining this White House.


Sgt. Pepper’s Timing Was As Good As Its Music

Fifty years ago, the Beatles released their masterpiece into a world ready to embrace a rock album as art.

Jared Kushner’s Life as a Predatory Capitalist Is the Perfect Symbol for the Trump White House

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