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After deplorable 'summit,' Trump retreats to friendly Fox News faces

Trump personal friend and Michael Cohen-advised Sean Hannity (L); Fox white nationalism-peddler Tucker Carlson (R) After a press conference performance that former CIA Director John Brennan called “nothing short of treasonous,” Trump’s post-summit plans are to give his first two interviews to the Fox News network—and not just the Fox News …

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Damn right I am a liberal

I grew up in the ‘70s, and came of age in the ‘80s. Those in my age cohort saw the drinking age changed when we were 17 to 21, and the retirement age was raised from 65 to 67. Both occurred before any of us could vote. At 17, I …

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West Side Story—revisited.

My parents took me to see the original stage production at the Winter Garden Theatre in 1958. I was thrilled—not by theater going, since my dad was an actor and I got to see lots of shows, but by the setting and the fact that it was ostensibly about Puerto …

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This week at progressive state blogs: 'Regulatory humility' is rightist claptrap; Iowa's toothache

Sally Jo Sorensen at Bluestem Prairie of Minnesota and South Dakota writes—Walzspeak: “Regulatory humility” rooted in ideology advanced by conservative think tanks: A reader contacted Bluestem Prairie today with news that the former Dayton senior policy advisor who took to Facebook to rip Walz comments on buffers & “regulatory humility” had followed …

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