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If Trump Is Impeached, It’s His Own Fault

Close To many who supported Donald Trump in last year’s election—especially those who believe that the “swamp” must be drained—the irony is impossible to miss: the two men indicted on Monday for business dealings in Ukraine, former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort and his long time aide de camp, Rick …

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Robert Reich: Tax Reform Is a $5.8 Trillion Bank Heist

Close This article first appeared on RobertReich.org. You know the plot: The bank robbers set off a bomb down the street from the bank, and while everyone’s distracted they get away with the loot. In the reality TV show we’re now suffering through, Donald Trump is the bomb. Keep up …

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What Trump Needs to Know to Cure the Opioid Crisis

Close Last week, President Trump declared the opioid crisis a public health emergency. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in the 12 months ending in March 2017, more than 65,000 Americans died of drug overdose, most of them from opioids—more Americans than died in the entire …

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Is It Legal for Facebook to Disclose Its Russian Ads?

Close This article first appeared on Just Security. I asked several of the most highly respected legal experts for their views on an issue yet to receive significant attention in the news: whether and to what extent, if any, a federal law—the Stored Communications Act—restricts Facebook’s ability to share the …

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With a Little Nudging, Trump Turns Screw on Russia

Close This article first appeared on the Atlantic Council site. The Trump administration on October 26 issued a robust list of Russian defense and intelligence sector entities plus public guidance, which together seem to indicate its intention to robustly implement the new Russia sanctions. Although the list does not itself …

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The Huge Hidden Costs of Trump’s War on Contraception

Close The Trump administration’s recent rule change makes it harder for women to obtain birth control, and the impact will reverberate far beyond simply inconveniencing women. All of us – our families, our communities, our economy – pay a price when there are barriers to contraceptive access. Our country bears …

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Now for the Good News. The Poor Are Getting Richer

Close This article first appeared on the Foundation for Economic Education site. Last Tuesday marked the 25th anniversary of the United Nations’ International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. The date intentionally coincides with the 30th anniversary of the Call to Action, which saw the French anti-poverty campaigner Father Joseph …

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Why Did Justice Insist on Delaying an Abortion?

A doctor and an eight months pregnant woman at Inner City Health Center in Denver, Colorado on March 15, 2017. JASON CONNOLLY/AFP/Getty This article first appeared on Dorf on Law. Acting before the Department of Justice could seek an emergency stay from the Supreme Court, an undocumented minor known in …

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Why Is the BBC Peddling False History About Ukraine?

Close This article first appeared on the History News Network. In an era when politicians and journalists of all political stripes fling around accusations of “fake news” at their rivals, it is especially important that major news providers adhere to their own codes of conduct regarding impartiality and accuracy. Organizations …

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