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Scaramucci Isn’t The Problem, 45 Is The Problem.

  White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci is out after 11 whole days in office. It comes days after “The Mooch” unloaded on former chief of staff Reince Priebus and White House chief strategist Steve Bannon in an expletive-laden rant to New Yorker reporter Ryan Lizza. This isn’t about Anthony...

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Don’t Forget, Healthcare Pre-ACA Was Absolutely Atrocious.

  In his 2008 campaign, Barack Obama ran on changing healthcare. Why would the public have been receptive to that? Because healthcare sucked before 2010. Prateek Agarwal documents healthcare before ACA.   Pre-ACA Pre-ACA, there were three types of private health insurance markets, all regulated by the state: large groups,...

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Transgender Ban From The Military Is How 45 Plays President

  David French explains: There are some “conservatives” who measure success merely by the volume of “liberal tears” spilled on Twitter, and by that measure Trump is a smashing success, but infuriating opponents while alienating the persuadable middle is a poor way to build a political coalition or to prevail...

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The Nordic Model Would Be The Best We Could Get Right Now

  In >The Nordic Model: Embracing Globalization and Sharing Risks the authors describe the Nordic Model: There is indeed a social and economic system that can usefully be referred to as the Nordic model. Obviously, there are important differences between the economies and policies of the Nordic countries. (The Nordic...

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Colin Kaepernick Is Unemployed Because Of White Supremacy

  Popular beliefs, and comforting ones for those who want to ignore the perils of fighting white supremacy, are that Colin Kaepernick is not on an NFL roster because he’d be a distraction, doesn’t care about football, doesn’t even want to play football, is not a good player, and hasn’t...