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Republicans Falsely Claim to Hate Bureaucracy

Republicans say they hate big government - but the truth is that they're totally fine with bureaucracy... as long as it's demonizing poor people.

Case in point: the plan House conservatives are now pushing that would require anyone who applies for an Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) to get an audit before receiving their check from the government.

Berniecare finally arrives

Conservatives hate bureaucracy.

So when will they get behind Bernie Sanders' single-payer plan, which would do away with the paper-pushing waste in our healthcare system once and for all?

Berniecare is finally here.

Can Steve Bannon Wage War On The Institutional Republican Party?

Steve Bannon wants to go to war with the Republican Party.

But is he really as influential as he says he is?

Now that he's back at his old post at Breitbart, Steve Bannon says he's ready to declare war on the leadership of the Republican Party.

Does Donald Trump want tax reform - or class warfare against working Americans?

Donald Trump is a cable news president: he just goes where the ratings are.

So after seeing the mainstream media's positive coverage of his debt ceiling deal with the Democrats, he's decided to give this whole bipartisan thing another shot.

Last night he had dinner at the White House with six lawmakers -- three Democrats and three Republicans.

Is Single-Payer Inevitable?

The list of Senators supporting Bernie's Medicare-for-all bill is growing by the day.

Is single-payer healthcare on the verge of becoming the default position of the Democratic Party?

Oregon's Jeff Merkeley, New Jersey's Cory Booker, New York's Kirsten Gillibrand and Rhode Island's Sheldon Whitehouse are officially on board the single-payer train.

Should Exxon Pay For Hurricane Destruction?

As global warming kicks into overdrive - it's high time we started executing some corporations.

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.

Democrats Should Steal Trump's Thunder on Trade

It's time to run bigger, better and harder on trade policies.

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