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Taibbi: Why Aren’t We Talking More About Trump’s Nihilism?

Monday  20:56,   01 october 2018
rollingstone

While America was consumed with the Brett Kavanaugh drama last week, the Washington Post unearthed a crazy tidbit in the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) latest environmental impact statement. The study predicts a rise in... >>>

Size isn't the be-all, end-all in banking regulation

Monday  20:56,   01 october 2018
thehill

It is simply not the case that systemic risk lies only with a handful of the very largest firms. The claim that financial institutions with between $100 billion and $250 billion in assets are by definition incapable of posing a risk to the financial >>>

Why is the Kavanaugh Supreme Court fight so vicious? Because government is too important

Monday  20:35,   01 october 2018
foxnews

The solution is very simple – but it isn’t what most liberals will want to hear. Government has too much of a stake in too many peoples’ lives these days. And it is the very drive by liberals to champion big government and its involvement in every... >>>

America Should Strike Down the Death Penalty

Monday  20:35,   01 october 2018
nationalreview

Capital punishment is withering away due to the expense of litigating, lack of enhancement to public safety, and the public’s healthy... >>>

A first-class temperament: Who’s got it?

Monday  20:35,   01 october 2018
msn

Calm and grace under fire are critical.We have recently tracked the destruction of anything resembling a conservative temperament. Eliot... >>>

Believability Is the Road to National Ruin

Saturday  20:27,   29 september 2018
nytimes

Thursday’s hearings should not prevent Kavanaugh’s confirmation. Senators are within their rights to vote against the nomination out of philosophical differences. But to vote on the basis of a belief in things unseen and unproved is a road to... >>>

Democratic Women Fear America Not Ready for a Woman As President

Thursday  23:55,   20 september 2018
nymag

It may take a midterm win driven by women to convince Democrats that it’s not risky to run a woman against Trump in 2020.In the sort of quiet conversations political observers have on an ongoing basis, there is a bit of a jarring note you hear among >>>

How losing the midterms could rescue Trump's presidency

Thursday  23:51,   20 september 2018
theweek

President Trump and his allies are searching for silver linings. With the midterm elections less than seven weeks away, prognosticators give Democrats an 80 percent chance of reclaiming the House — an outcome that would immediately grind the GOP... >>>

Donald Trump erodes Social Security, Medicare solvency while blaming Democrats

Wednesday  23:00,   19 september 2018
usatoday

Trump says Democrats want to destroy Social Security and Medicare (they don't) and he's making them stronger (he isn't). They've weakened on his watch.Some of President Donald Trump’s lies fall into what I call the “yeah, right”... >>>

The great US-China clash has arrived

Wednesday  23:00,   19 september 2018
thehill

At its core, this is a contest of who will dominate Asia diplomatically, economically and militarily — and who will lay claim to the title of 21st global superpower.Editor’s note: The opinions in this article are the author’s, as published by our... >>>

Kavanaugh decision moment: A horrendous act or a monstrous lie

Tuesday  20:06,   18 september 2018
cnn

Republicans are in a fraught position: If they drop Brett Kavanaugh, they fear it will send a message that a career can be stopped by an unproved allegation, but if they stand by him and he makes it to the Supreme Court, they could be stuck with a... >>>

Why sexual assault survivors often don't come forward

Tuesday  20:06,   18 september 2018
cnn

Our societal response to accusations of sexual misconduct must take as a given that it is unequivocally wrong. This would provide a baseline for the Senate to hold those who commit such acts of misconduct to account, writes Deborah TuerkheimerAs the >>>

Don't repeat Anita Hill nightmare with Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford

Tuesday  20:06,   18 september 2018
usatoday

Don't make Kavanaugh and Ford a reprise of Thomas and Hill. What will it say to our daughters and sons if we once again only believe him and not her? This is about more than the November election. This is about more than whether the court bends... >>>

Republicans' midterm election prospects suffer fresh blow with Kavanaugh doubts

Tuesday  18:52,   18 september 2018
washingtonexaminer

The Republican Party’s dimming midterm election prospects suffered a fresh blow Monday as doubts grew about the confirmation of President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, federal appellate judge Brett Kavanaugh. Eleventh hour sexual misconduct... >>>

This is what happens when you try to jam through a Supreme Court appointment

Tuesday  18:27,   18 september 2018
msn

Many Republicans are turning tail now, saying the judge’s accuser should be heard.Editor’s note: The opinions in this article are the author’s, as published by our content partner, and do not necessarily represent the views of MSN or... >>>