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‘Is It George Washington Next?’
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‘Is It George Washington Next?’

BY SUSAN ESTRICH I could not make this up. Who would want to? Having behaved like a normal president might on Monday, condemning racism by the Klan and white nationalists, Donald Trump could not restrain himself. In an angry exchange with reporters on Tuesday, he refused to acknowledge the gross insensitivity of his remarks Saturday and in fact…

A Corporate Supercell Spawning A Hailstorm Of Special-Interest Legislation
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A Corporate Supercell Spawning A Hailstorm Of Special-Interest Legislation

BY JIM HIGHTOWER Just days after last November’s election, jubilant members and top staffers of the notorious corporate front group, American Legislative Exchange Council, gathered for a celebratory lunch and planning session at the group’s DC headquarters. But rather than looking toward Congress and the newly Republicanized White House, these schemers were drooling over so…

Women United Refuse To Be Dishes On Cad’s Buffet
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Women United Refuse To Be Dishes On Cad’s Buffet

BY FROMA HARROP Let us briefly rest from the obscene world of politics and turn to the more wholesome subject of hookups at bars. A 28-year-old named Justin Schweiger was recently caught lining up six dates for one night. He had ordered this “buffet of women” with the help of dating apps. Lisette Pylant, date…

Trump’s Deadly Ego Trip
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Trump’s Deadly Ego Trip

BY JOE CONASON Even before the embarrassing demise of his health care legislation, Donald Trump could no longer claim that he would “take care of everybody” with a “beautiful” new system that insures all Americans, regardless of their ability to pay. Such election-year vows were abandoned months ago, when the Trump White House allowed Republican…

Souls vs. Fossil Fuels
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Souls vs. Fossil Fuels

BY FROMA HARROP There are regions where economic stress coexists with a beloved way of life. It can be hard to make a living in parts of the rural West, northern New England and the South. But people stay put in these places for reasons other than the almighty dollar. They include community, tradition and…


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