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    Trump Has Gone Full AuthoritarianHis first term reaches a violent crescendo.
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    Why the Security Establishment is Revolting Against Trump NowMaybe they weren’t just worried he would undercut the neocon war machine.
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    Mattis Calls Trump Unfit. Trump Calls Mattis Yet Another of His Terrible Hires.The president formally responds to the most serious charge yet made by a Cabinet official against a president.
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    Biden Admits Donald Trump Is Not an Aberration“I wish I could say this hate began with Donald Trump and will end with him. It didn’t and it won’t.
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    Trump Goes Full Authoritarian on the George Floyd ProtestsTrump talks to Putin, then says other countries are laughing at us for being weak.
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    Trump’s Plan to End Obama’s Peaceful Reforms and Unshackle the Police SucceededTrump wanted to end evolutionary change within the system. He got it.
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    New Transcript Shows Trump Adviser Michael Flynn Colluding With Russia in 2016Michael Flynn had good reason to lie to the FBI about his conversation with Russia’s ambassador.
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    No, Kellyanne Conway, Voting Rights Are Not Like Cupcakes“They wait in line for an hour at Georgetown Cupcake,” so they can do it to vote, says Trump adviser.
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    Trump Threatens to Close Down Social Media for Challenging His LiesThe president isn’t pretending to have any neutral principles. He wants to control all media.
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    Trump Is Smearing Joe Scarborough Because Republicans Reward His BullyingIntimidating his party into silence is not the best strategy, but it is a strategy.
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    Is This the Blueprint for Sanders and AOC to Take Over the Democratic Party?A new history holding up Henry Wallace as the model for the left is a formula to repeat mistakes of the past.
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    Ukraine’s President Finally Delivers Favor Trump Was Impeached OverNow that he beat the rap, Trump can just go right back to pushing Ukraine to smear Joe Biden.
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    Trump Is Failing at Governing But Winning at AuthoritarianismTerrible management and effective corruption can go hand in hand.
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    William Barr Wants to Lock Up Trump’s Deep State Enemies, But Not Joe BidenThe AG triangulates between Trump and Robert Mueller.
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    Trump Takes Hydroxychloroquine, Does Not Understand How Science Works“Here’s my evidence — I get a lot of positive calls about it.” That does not sound peer-reviewed.
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    New Reporting Increases Doubts on Tara Reade’s Allegation Against Joe BidenI used to consider Tara Reade’s allegation more likely true than false. Now it seems more likely false than true.
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    Trump Now Rewriting History to Deny Russia Wanted Him to Win in 2016“You can speak to Putin or anybody else — nobody has been tougher on Russian than I have,” says Trump in self-refuting claim.
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    Barr’s Scheme to Exonerate Trump Crony Michael Flynn Just Hit a Brick WallFederal judge Emmet Sullivan has stood up to an extraordinary Justice Department plot to let confessed liar Michael Flynn go free.
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    ‘Obamagate’ Is Trump’s Name for the Crimes He’s Trying to Commit HimselfObama was very hesitant to weaponize law enforcement and intelligence. Trump, uh, isn’t.
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    Mitch McConnell Upset at ‘Classless,’ Norm-Breaking President: Barack ObamaFinally a presidential-norm violation so serious McConnell must speak out.
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    Will Joe Biden Let the Senate Kill His Presidency?All the plans in the world won’t matter if he lets Mitch McConnell veto them.
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    Trump Sets Free Another Russia Probe Criminal, Then Gloats With PutinAdmitted perjurer Michael Flynn gets an astonishingly sweet deal from Bill Barr’s “Justice” Department.
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    White House: CDC Coronavirus Guidelines ‘Would Never See the Light of Day’The administration buries its public-health advisers.
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    Trump Is About to Go Full Coronavirus Death DenierAxios reports that President Trump is expected “to begin publicly questioning the death toll.”
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    Trump: I Was Unable to Restock PPE for 3 Years Due to HoaxesThe Trump hoax-distraction timeline has been extended all the way back to 2017.
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    Trump’s Plan to Solve Coronavirus Crisis Is to Give Rich People Another Tax CutThe Republicans’ solution for everything turns out to solve pandemics, too.
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    It Would Be Completely Absurd to Force Biden Out of the RaceYes, there are influential people arguing for this.
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    Trump Used the Coronavirus to Extort Governors Like Ukraine. It Worked.Trump just wanted a favor, though. He got it.
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    Trump Got Dow 36,000 Author to Forecast the Coronavirus. It Didn’t Go Well.Why did Trump keep citing impossibly low death totals? Kevin Hassett, who is neither a public-health expert nor a good economist, made a model.
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    The Secret to Making Liberal Argument Sound Dumb: Pretending Trump Doesn’t ExistRich Lowry’s critique of the liberal defense of science is a perfect specimen of anti-anti-Trumpism.
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    Trump Thinks He Can Make China Pay for the Virus Like Mexico Paid for the WallTrump officials are pressuring U.S. intelligence to support their theory that COVID-19 came from a lab.
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    Trump Reportedly Threatened to Sue Campaign Manager Over Low Poll NumbersTrump is taking the evaporation of his polling bounce as well as you’d expect.
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    Trump Caught in Another Huge Lie About Coronavirus TestsPresident promises we’ll soon do 5 million a day; his testing chief calls that absurd.
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    Trump: I Was Right, Coronavirus Cases ‘Will Go Down to Zero, Ultimately’The original timeline has been extended from a couple days to a couple years, though.
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    Tucker Carlson Thinks Lockdowns Have Nothing to Do With Flattening the CurveFox News host doesn’t understand science but thinks Dr. Fauci is an idiot.
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    Trump Chief of Staff Says His Main Concern Is Trump Eating EnoughWhite House staff fears emaciated president is working himself to the bone.
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    Private Republican Coronavirus Memo: ‘Don’t Defend Trump’A smoking-gun document shows Republicans are blaming China because they realize Trump’s response is literally indefensible.
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    The Fatal Calculations of the Economists Steering Our Public HealthArthur Laffer, Lawrence Kudlow, and Stephen Moore have been wrong about everything for decades, but still have an enduring influence.
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    Trump Continues to Be Stunned by How Many Countries There Are“A friend of mine — a very sophisticated friend — said, ‘I never knew you had 184 countries.’”
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    Trump: My Inject Disinfectant Idea Was a Prank ‘Just to See What Would Happen’The 50,000-dead coronavirus milestone seemed like a good time for an elaborate, dangerous practical joke.
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    Trump Thinks His Job Is Brainstorming Miracle Coronavirus CuresThe dangers of a president who doesn’t understand that he doesn’t understand science.
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    Top Government Vaccine Expert Fired for Questioning Trump’s Fake ScienceTrump’s war on science claims a costly casualty.
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    Barr Threatens to Sue States That Don’t Open When Trump SaysTrump’s favorite lawyer wants to enforce his claim of total authority over the states.
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    Richard Epstein Can’t Stop Being Wrong About the CoronavirusThe right’s top highbrow virus crank is back with more crankery.
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    Trump Wants to Starve the States Into Opening Before It’s SafeWhy is the administration letting states sink into fiscal crisis? Trump wants leverage.
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    Trump’s Plan to Contain the Coronavirus by Unleashing Anarchy Seems RiskyIf you can’t send out high-quality tests, what about sending angry mobs?
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    Trump Creates ‘Everybody But Mitt Romney’ Coronavirus CommitteeTrump still mad Mitt Romney thinks he abused his power for political ends. That’ll show him!
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    Trump’s Coronavirus CEO Death Panel Backfires HilariouslyThe short, unsuccessful history of Trump’s anti-public-health task force.
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    Trump’s Entire Coronavirus Response Is Massive Political CorruptionPutting his name on relief checks is just the most visible element.
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    Trump Campaign’s Genius Plan to Blame China for the Coronavirus Has One FlawTrump actually loves the Chinese government way more than Joe Biden does.
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