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    Why Trump Is So Confused About His Own Iran PolicyIt’s either an intricate diplomatic plan to confound Iran with an array of ever-shifting demands, or the work of a confused Fox News viewer.
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    Manafort Promised Sean Hannity He Wouldn’t Flip on TrumpProbably because they were all totally innocent.
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    Trump and the Rhetoric of FascismWhy is it worse for Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to call Trump a fascist than for Trump to advocate fascism?
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    Joe Biden’s Segregationist Nostalgia Is Even More Ignorant Than It SoundsDoes the Democratic front-runner understand the modern political world?
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    Kook Art Laffer Wins Medal From Trump for Inventing Fake CurveA fitting reward for decades of voodoo-economic wrongness.
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    Leftists Have Turned Obama Into Mitt RomneyObama has been accused of redistributing wealth upward and undercutting Elizabeth Warren’s attacks on business. Both claims are false.
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    U.S. National Security Officials Still Consider Trump a Security RiskThe Mueller report focused on criminal matters, not counterintelligence. Whether Russia has leverage over Trump is a huge, unresolved question.
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    Trump: Witness to My Crime Can’t Testify, But Trust Me He’s LyingThe White House’s absurd contradiction on Don McGahn.
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    Trump Follows Collusion Solicitation With Even Crazier DefenseNo one’s asking him to report everything he discusses with foreign leaders (or whales) to the FBI, just the offers of covert election interference.
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    Trump Goes on TV to Solicit 2020 Foreign CollusionHe’s not hiding his intentions here.
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    Freedom Caucus Expels Amash for Being Too Pro-FreedomThe Freedom Caucus was ostensibly founded to promote the rule of law and fight crony capitalism. Amash’s exit shows those views are now unacceptable.
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    McConnell Is Blocking Any Plan to Prevent Russian Election Attack in 2020The threat of foreign interference is actually quite severe. Why is he so blasé about it?
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    Why All of Trump’s Deals Are BadEven when he “wins,” like with his Mexico tariff threat, he’s alienating partners he’ll need to deal with again.
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    What Will Trump Campaign On If There’s a Recession?Gaming out what the president will say if he can’t say it’s the best economy ever. (Maybe he’ll just say it anyway.)
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    Pelosi Wants Trump to Go to Prison. Here’s How It Could Happen.Five potential crimes Trump could be charged with after leaving office.
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    Alan Dershowitz Convinced Trump the Court Might Stop Impeachment. (It Won’t.)Where did Trump get this kooky legal argument? It turns out to be a thing, sort of.
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    Why Are Republican Small Donors So Easy to Swindle?There are reasons one party is especially vulnerable to grifters.
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    In Terrifying Interview, William Barr Goes Full MAGAAttorney general insists the only norms being shredded are by people investigating Trump.
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    Conservatives Stunned by Mueller Suggesting Trump Is Not InnocentThey believed their own Mueller report propaganda. Presented with reality, their minds reeled in shock.
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    Mueller: Trump Is Not Not a CriminalThe special prosecutor all but calls William Barr a liar.
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    Study Finds Trump Tax Cuts Failed to Do Anything But Give Rich People MoneyA congressional paper looks closely and finds no increased growth or investment, just a windfall for business owners.
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    Of Course President Trump Hates Maggie Haberman. Why Does the Left?The weird resistance campaign against the toughest and best White House reporter ever.
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    Bernie Sanders’s Pro-Sandinista Past Is a ProblemHe says he won’t apologize for opposing war. Fine, that’s not the issue.
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    Laugh at Trump, Sure — But Also Watch What He’s DoingWhile his authoritarian fantasies play out in farce before the cameras, behind the scenes he is managing to grasp the levers of power.
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    Trump Staff Dreads Traveling Overseas With Toddler PresidentOn Trump’s Air Force One, the overnight is dark and full of terrors.
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    Republicans Keep Lying About Pete Buttigieg and Thomas JeffersonMayor Pete gives thoughtful nuanced response on Founding Fathers, Republicans decide to invent smear instead.
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    Trump Refuses to Repair Infrastructure Unless Congress Halts All InvestigationsPresident holds gun to his own approval ratings.
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    The New Socialism Panic Is the Right’s Trick to Justify Supporting Trump“Socialism: This Time, We’re Actually Not Making It Up.”
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    Just This Week, Trump Has Already Committed 5 More Impeachable ActsAnd it’s only Tuesday.
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    How Throwing Justin Amash Out of the GOP Might Make Trump Lose 2020A short-sighted attack on the first Republican to endorse impeachment.
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    Bernie Sanders Wants to Destroy the Best Schools Poor Urban Kids HaveBernie’s worst policy idea.
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    Taibbi’s ‘Liberal Embrace of War’ Screed Cites Zero Liberals Embracing WarIt’s Matt Taibbi’s bravest and loneliest stance against the corporate media since his defense of William Barr.
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    Is John Bolton Manipulating Trump to Attack Iran?Trump might want to rebrand the Iran nuclear deal. His national security adviser wants war.
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    How the Republican Party Built a Presidency Above the Law for Donald TrumpA legal doctrine of all power to the GOP, from Kenneth Starr to William Barr.
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    Conservative Columnist Urges War With Iran Over 2 Percent Oil Price HikeDon’t let the smoking gun be a mushroom cloud of imperceptibly higher gas prices.
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    The Banal Complicity of Rod RosensteinThe departing deputy attorney general attacks Jim Comey as “partisan” and defends his service to Trump.
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    President Trump Meets Viktor Orbán, His Authoritarian ModelA meeting of minds between illiberal xenophobic demagogues.
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    Republicans Call Tlaib Anti-Semitic for Saying Something Nice About IsraelThe Middle East social justice warriors of the right are at it again.
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    What Joe Biden Is Teaching Democrats About DemocratsHis apparent resurrection from relic to front-runner has illustrated a chasm between perception and reality about the party’s leftward shift.
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    David Brooks Has Done the David Brooks Thing Again“Trump is far from the only villain in this showdown”: the Brooks worldview in a sentence.
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    Trump Is Pressuring Ukraine to Smear Clinton and BidenRudy Giuliani: “There’s nothing illegal about it. Somebody could say it’s improper.” Well, yes.
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    President Trump Opposes Trump Administration Foreign PolicyAppointing policymakers you disagree with because they look good on TV turns out to be a problematic strategy.
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    Keeping Trump’s Tax Returns Secret Is an Insanely Huge Security RiskThere’s no public interest in discovering who pays the mobbed-up, money-hemorrhaging failed casino operator who’s reliant on Russian financing?
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    Putin Accomplice Mitch McConnell Says Case ClosedThe Senate Majority Leader again denies that Russia was trying to help Trump win.
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    Trump Scared to Let Robert Mueller Testify, Despite ‘Exoneration’The president somehow doesn’t want the man who proved “no collusion” and “no obstruction” to say what he found.
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    Unqualified Misogynist Kook Stephen Moore Gives Up Federal Reserve BidMoore plans to spend more time with the family he allegedly abandoned, humiliated, and impoverished.
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    Barr Has Protected Trump. His Next Step Is to Smear His Opponents.Barr’s handling of the Mueller report may only be the first step in turning the Department of Justice into a Trumpian weapon.
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    Barr: It’s Not Obstruction of Justice If the Obstruction WorksThe attorney general’s most insanely authoritarian argument.
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    William Barr Keeps Lying About Mueller, and People Keep Trusting Him AnywayThe Attorney General says Robert Mueller admitted on the phone he didn’t really blame Barr like he wrote. Uh, sure.
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    Trump Claims He Can Ignore Subpoenas Because Congress Is MeanThis is not a very strong legal argument.
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