How bad could it get?

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Throughout most of the Bush administration I remember news media reporting on how good the economy was doing. The Bush tax cuts were working! So they said. I never really believed it. As a child of the 90s, my baseline for what a decent economy "feels" like is probably skewed. However, near the end ...
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What About Breakfast at Tiffany’s?

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An ode to modern political discourse, with apologies to Deep Blue Something. You say Trump is making hatred common He's such a racist, I mean come on And the country's falling apart You'll say Trump has been a disaster His administration has failed faster than any other before And I said, ...
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It's Time to Make Healthcare More American

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The GOP really wanted to repeal the Affordable Care Act. They wanted it bad, like Gollum and the One Ring bad. Repealing Obamacare is their precious. They haven’t shut up about it for the past 7 years but now that they control both chambers of Congress as well as the White House they can’t figure ...
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Fixing American Democracy: Voting Bucks

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I was excited to see a headline recently about a new initiative in Seattle called the Democracy Voucher Program. Finally, I thought, someone has brought the excitement and prestige of vouchers to the boring old institution of voting. My excitement melted into bitter disappointment when I read the details. All ...
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The Poor Must Suffer

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Are you a good, hard-working American? Are you tired of your tax dollars paying for lazy people to play Xbox and eat lobster all day while you toil away in the coal mines that Obama shut down? Do you wish all these no-good leeches would either get a job or die? Congratulations, the politicians you ...
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