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A Deal with the Dems

After Tuesday's shocking debt ceiling deal with the Democrats, is Donald Trump finished with the Republican Party?

It's been more than 24 hours, but Washington pundits are still puzzling over Donald Trump's deal with Democrats to extend the debt ceiling for three months - and hand out billions in Hurricane aid - all in one fell swoop.

Republicans really just care about one thing: Making America White Again

If Republicans were honest -- which they're not -- they'd come out and admit it: when it comes right down to it, their immigration plan is really just "Make America White Again".

What's Compassionate About Kicking 800,000 Young People Out Of The One Country They've Ever Really Called Home?

Eight months into a presidency chock full of cruel and callous decisions, Donald Trump might have just made his most cruel and callous decision yet.

Protesters took the streets in Washington, DC and across the country yesterday after the Trump administration officially announced the end of DACA.

Is the American nuclear industry on its last legs?

All across the country right now, reactor projects are failing, and existing power plants are sinking deeper and deeper into the red.

All of a sudden, the so-called "energy of the future" is starting to look an awful lot like a relic.

What's going on?

How Do We End the War In Afghanistan?

Is Donald Trump aiming for victory in Afghanistan - or permanent military occupation?

Last week Donald Trump announced what he said was a major shift in US policy towards Afghanistan.

His plan is short on details, but it will almost certainly involve sending thousands more American troops to fight in an occupation that is now well into its 16th year.

Trump's Media Pals Are Busy Creating a Left-Wing 'Threat' to Balance Out the Awful Racist Right-Wing Hordes That Threaten Civil Society

In these dark days, an intergenerational warning is in order: Antifa folks, be wary. They are coming for you.

Is Bernie Sanders the only person who can stop Donald Trump from getting reelected?

If Democrats want to stop Donald Trump from getting re-elected, they have to start feeling the Bern.

Bernie Sanders is the Democrats' best hope of stopping Donald Trump from getting re-elected.

Is The Trump Administration Completely In Bed With The Fossil Fuel Industry?

How can conservatives whine about the deep state when the Trump administration is completely in bed with the fossil fuel industry?

Trump Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is reportedly on the verge of shrinking the size of four national monuments.

He will also open up parts of these federally-protected areas to mining, logging, and drilling.

It's Time To Execute Exxon

Exxon Mobil lied to the public for decades about the threat of climate change.

Should we give it the corporate death penalty?

A new study out of Harvard has confirmed that fossil fuel giant Exxon Mobil intentionally misled the public for decades about global warming.

Trump's Fitness For Office in Question Now

Donald Trump is never going to change.

Even Republicans are starting to realize this.

But are they actually going to to something about it?

Or are they willing to accept an infinite amount of craziness just to give the oligarchs they serve another tax cut?

Is Donald Trump aiming for victory in Afghanistan - or permanent military occupation?

Is Donald Trump pushing us closer to victory in Afghanistan or permanent military occupation?

As Donald Trump prepares for a major escalation of the war - will we ever leave Afghanistan?

In a big nationally televised speech this week, Donald Trump called for an escalation of the War in Afghanistan - already America's longest war by far.

Is Trump Sending More Troops to the Longest War Ever?

Donald Trump has said for years that we should get out of Afghanistan.

The campaign version of Donald Trump railed against our endless "stupid wars".

So why is the presidential version of Donald Trump about to send thousands of additional troops to expand the occupation of that war torn country?

Was Trump ever serious about non-interventionism?

Why Bannon Is Out

With Steve Bannon's White House days officially over, could Trump himself soon end up on the chopping block?

Just in case you haven't heard the big news - Steve Bannon is OUT at the White House.

Depending on who you ask - the now-former White House strategist was either fired or handed in his resignation a few weeks ago, and left earlier today.

Does Donald Trump Only Believe Stuff He Gets From Right-wing Email Chains?

Does Donald Trump only believe stuff he gets from right-wing email chains?

It's starting to seem like it.

A terrorist drove a van down a busy pedestrian street in Barcelona, Spain yesterday, killing at least 13 people and injuring as many as 80.

GOP Blasts Trump’s Nazi Defense

Republicans are predictably up in arms about Donald Trump's defense of white supremacists following the Charlottesville terror attack.

But are they ready to take responsibility for helping create this climate of hate in the first place?

By defending neo-Nazis, Donald Trump might finally have reached his expiration date with the institutional Republican Party.

Community Archive

Where is Donald Trump's Worldview Leading Us?

I want to step back a little from the constant strum of the latest Trump scandal to the most recent outrage, the Trump constantly popping into the news literally every day. I don't remember this during the Obama administration or any other presidency frankly of my lifetime.

Every day they look for some way to get in the news even if it's negative.

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