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October 5th, 2015

Voodoo Never Dies

    So Donald Trump has unveiled his tax plan. It would, it turns out, lavish huge cuts on the wealthy while blowing up the deficit.

    This is in contrast to Jeb Bush’s plan, which would lavish huge cuts on the wealthy while blowing up the deficit, and Marco Rubio’s plan, which would lavish huge cuts on the wealthy while blowing up the deficit.

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Sanders' clarion call

    First came the big crowds, now comes the big money. At this point, anyone who doesn't take Bernie Sanders seriously must not be paying attention.

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Kevin McCarthy's truthful gaffe

    So now we know: One of the principal reasons Republicans spent so much public money investigating the tragic Benghazi episode was to bring down Hillary Clinton's poll numbers.

    Rep. Kevin McCarthy, the likely successor to House Speaker John Boehner, told Fox News' Sean Hannity explicitly on Tuesday night that the Clinton investigation was part of a "strategy to fight and win."

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Carly Fiorina: The worst of the worst

    Even many Republicans walked away from the second 2016 debate on September 16 with the same question: "Is this really the best the Republican Party has to offer?"

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You Can’t Fire Us, We Quit

    One by one the Republicans are falling away.

    First it was Rick “Oops” Perry. Maybe the former Texas governor hoped his new horn-rimmed glasses would make him look smarter after his flop in 2012. Alas, he still became the first of the 2016 candidates to walk the plank, taking his 1 percent of Republican voters with him.

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The Most Important Thing, and It’s Almost a Secret

    We journalists are a bit like vultures, feasting on war, scandal and disaster. Turn on the news, and you see Syrian refugees, Volkswagen corruption, dysfunctional government.

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Pope Francis and the Pain of Prisoners

    During his historic U.S. visit, Pope Francis made headlines for speaking truth to power at the United Nations and the Capitol.

    But the “people’s pope” also addressed the powerless. Everywhere he went, he called on Americans to treat our undocumented immigrants better. In Washington, he dined with the homeless. In Philadelphia, he went out of his way to meet with survivors of clergy sex abuse and visit incarcerated people.

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Message To Congress

    Mr/s. Congressperson:

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Syria, Obama, and Putin

    Your Honor, I rise again in defense of President Barack Obama’s policy on Syria.

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Hillary Clinton’s Pajama Party

    She had a law career, an ambitious agenda as first lady, an industrious stint in the Senate, those years and miles as secretary of state.

    And it has come to this: In a bid to seem less stuffy and turn the page on a beleaguered (yet again) presidential campaign, Hillary Clinton is chatting with Lena Dunham about singer Lenny Kravitz’s penis.

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