If signed into law, the so-called "healthcare reform" bill that passed the House last week would cause tens of millions of Americans to lose their health insurance - literally kill thousands of people - and leave thousands more in debt.
In the American media, the 2017 French presidential election has been portrayed as a rehash of the 2016 US presidential election, with far-right populist Marine Le Pen playing the role of Donald Trump and her opponent - centrist Emmanuel Macron - standing in for Hillary Clinton.
While Democrats are jubilant that the GOP passed a terrible healthcare/tax-cut bill through the House, which they think will cause voters to reject the GOP in 2018, it's a very, very premature celebration.
Our Constitution Vs. the Deep State Run by Intelligence Agencies and the Pentagon — Only One Will Survive
It is virtually impossible to read a newspaper or a blog analyzing the politics of America in 2017 without thinking "disaster." Since Donald Trump became president not just the United States, but the world, has become unstable and liberal democracies in general are under assault by antidemocratic authoritarian forces.
Teddy Roosevelt walked softly and carried a big stick.
Donald Trump, on the other hand, is doing the exact opposite - he's walking loudly and carrying a soft stick.
So when he threatens to kill the filibuster and shut down the government, should any of us really take him seriously?
Frustrated with what it says is "biased" media coverage, the Trump administration is now openly talking about gutting the First Amendment.
They can't be serious - can they?
The Trump administration can't say whether or not it's tax reform will help the middle class.
For once - at least - they're being honest.
As it stands right now, the Trump tax reform is just glorified socialism for the rich.
Donald Trump won't be pulling the US out of NAFTA - at least not immediately.
But he's still permanently changed the debate about trade in America.
Donald Trump said yesterday that after speaking with the President of Mexico and the Prime Minister of Canada, he's decided not to immediately pull the US out of NAFTA.
Republicans inched closer to a deal on repealing Obamacare yesterday, as the House Freedom caucus OK'd a new version of the American Health Care Act which is actually worse than the one that couldn't pass Congress back in March.
Just a few months after Donald Trump told us all how much he loved Wikileaks, his Justice Department wants to arrest its founder - Julian Assange.
No matter what you think about Wikileaks or Assange - this is a serious threat to the freedom of the press.
The more things change - the more they stay the same.
Just under 100 days into the Trump era, our government is once again lurching towards shutdown, and it's all because Donald Trump wants American taxpayers - not Mexico - to pay for his precious border wall.
Just exactly what the hell are they afraid of? Are the fossil fuel billionaires, corporations, and lobby really so strong that they can cow entire television networks and newspapers? Not to mention politicians?
With House Republicans reportedly putting the finishing touches on a compromise deal, the GOP healthcare plan is officially back from the dead.
But don't get your hopes up - the new Trumpcare is just as bad as the old Trumpcare.
In fact - it might even be worse.
For years, Republicans have said that America - at its core - is a center right country.
Well - they're wrong.
It turns out that America is about as far from being a center right nation as you can get - and now we have the numbers to prove it.
Almost a year later, the wounds of the Democratic 2016 primary are still very, very raw.
But 21 people now have a chance to change that - and make the Democratic Party more accountable in the process.