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Republicans have put the US on a path of warp-speed decline — and they want you to think it's worth cheering for

Thom plus logo Listening to Republicans, it's apparent they don't have much respect for the intelligence of the American people.

How Billionaires Buy Laws & How To Stop Them

Thom plus logo The "Asbestos Transparency Act" makes it harder for victims of asbestos to get compensation; the H0PE Act makes it harder for people to get food stamps.

Will Trump's Secret Plan for Healthcare Help Him Win in 2020?

Thom plus logo Trump and the Republicans have essentially told us that they have a plan for healthcare that's better than Obamacare and better than anything Bernie or other Democrats could come up with. But, they can't tell us the details until after the election because it is so explosive and so extraordinary.

Working Poor Lose Health Care While Rich White Drug Pushing Billionaires Get Tax Breaks

Thom plus logo Every month tens of thousands of people lose their access to healthcare because Republican states are imposing all sorts of restrictions on access to Medicaid.

Trump's AG Bill Barr has a history of cover-ups - and he just struck again

Thom plus logo Back in 1992, the last time Bill Barr was U.S. attorney general, iconic New York Times writer William Safire referred to him as "Coverup-General Barr" because of his role in burying evidence of then-President George H.W. Bush's involvement in "Iraqgate" and "Iran-Contra."

Here's what Republicans and billionaires really mean when they talk about 'freedom'

Thom plus logo America is having a heated debate about the meaning of the word socialism. We'd be better served if, instead, we were debating the meaning of freedom.

Is Trump Whipping Up Violence In Anticipation of the Mueller Report?

Thom plus logo We may be on the verge of seeing the Mueller report, at the same time that Steve King is encouraging Trump followers to prepare for a civil war, saying his side has "8 trillion bullets." Thank about that - a civil war is the only kind of war where, literally, neighbors kill their neighbors, family members murder family members, all in the name of

Time To Expel Rep Steve King From the House?

Thom plus logo Congressman Steve King, in a new Internet meme, says that red state America has 8 trillion bullets and blue state America is still debating who can use which bathroom.

Democrats Need To Reclaim the Word Freedom Now

Thom plus logo The big debate among democratic circles is about the word socialism. It really needs to be about the word freedom. Billionaires claim that freedom means no taxes for the billionaires. Industrialists claim that freedom means no regulation for their industries.

Trump: His "Very Fine People," & The Killer in New Zealand are Connected

Thom plus logo Trump is claiming that renegade cops and skinhead bikers will back him up (as sheriffs are doing now, refusing to enforce new gun background check requirements). The white nationalist terrorist in New Zealand thanks Trump for giving him and his ilk "a symbol of renewed white identity and common purpose."
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