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Trump ‘Faithful’ Get The Budget Cuts They Voted For
March 23, 2017

Trump ‘Faithful’ Get The Budget Cuts They Voted For

BY FROMA HARROP Kentucky has become a favored dateline for many of President Donald Trump’s fervent critics. They collect evidence there of betrayal, such as the ABC News item featuring a coal truck driver, “one of the Trump faithful,” attached to a breathing tube and weeping over his expected loss of coverage for deadly black…

Dump The Myth That ObamaCare Froze Out Republicans
March 21, 2017

Dump The Myth That ObamaCare Froze Out Republicans

BY FROMA HARROP It’s true. The Affordable Care Act was passed without a single Republican vote. Republicans repeatedly cite this fact as ObamaCare’s original sin, a fatal flaw that justifies their efforts to dismantle the ACA. But let’s set that record straight. ObamaCare was a bipartisan plan. It just didn’t get a bipartisan vote. Despite…

A Plot To Poison ObamaCare
March 9, 2017

A Plot To Poison ObamaCare

BY FROMA HARROP Arsenic was a poison favored by Victorian mystery writers. The victims would be fed small amounts, not suspecting the cause of their increasing discomfort. At a certain point, the arsenic buildup would send them into organ failure and death. The Republican House health care plan would apply a similar slow-working toxin to…

Trump Has Turned His Last Corner
March 7, 2017

Trump Has Turned His Last Corner

BY FROMA HARROP That speech to Congress now seems forever ago. Reading the words off a teleprompter, Donald Trump sounded normal, even presidential. Stern critics opined that he had “turned a corner” and transformed into a serious president. Come the weekend, however, Trump turned another corner, this time into a dark dead end. Trump was…

What Has Trump Done For The American People?
March 5, 2017

What Has Trump Done For The American People?

BY FROMA HARROP The punditry remains obsessed over Steve Bannon, Stephen Miller and their alleged boss, Donald Trump. Who’s controlling whom? And the world’s still fascinated by Trump’s appalling and entertaining antics – as confusion runs riot in the executive branch. At a certain point, though, we have to ask, What’s in it for the…

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