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The President Goes Bananas
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The President Goes Bananas

BY SUSAN ESTRICH Yet again, it’s that pesky Constitution and those federal judges who take so seriously their obligation to uphold it, even when the king – excuse me, the president – is on the other side. Being president, as Donald Trump is discovering, is nothing like being the boss of a reality television show,…

Can We Think Our Way Past Robots?
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Can We Think Our Way Past Robots?

BY FROMA HARROP Never mind the wall that President Trump said Mexico must pay for but then Congress must pay for; either that or much of the working class loses its health coverage. Oh, he’s dropped that? Well, it made for a lively 24 hours. Bubbling beneath today’s comic-book politics are threats to American workers…

What It Means To Be Truly Liberal On Abortion
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What It Means To Be Truly Liberal On Abortion

BY FROMA HARROP Donald Trump has mastered the authoritarian act, and that’s how he attracted his brigade of humble followers. Some on the left seem to envy this ability to force obedience through threats and attacks. But that approach doesn’t work on issue-oriented voters, doubly so on matters requiring nuance. Abortion is one such issue….

Trump [And Putin] Still Pushing Fascist ‘Nationalism’
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Trump [And Putin] Still Pushing Fascist ‘Nationalism’

BY JOE CONASON Hold the exhalations of relief about the supposed moderation of Donald Trump and the apparent demotion of Steve Bannon, his official strategist. With Trump’s all-but-explicit endorsement of Marine Le Pen, the French neo-fascist presidential candidate, it is now clear that he remains enthusiastic about the fascists who have rebranded themselves as “nationalists.”…


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