Trump’s $200 billion mistake

If there’s something worse than a U.S. president with no economic ideas, it’s got to be a president with just a single economic idea. Lookin’ at you, President Trump. Trump has one really big, all-encompassing idea, and he’s had it for decades: Global trade has been terrible for America. But then Trump compounds the error: […]

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Fight Trump’s family separation policy. Don’t lose your mind in the process.

The Trump administration’s policy of separating families at the nation’s southern border is wildly unpopular, with roughly two-thirds of the country opposing it and a barely more than a quarter supporting it. And among the country’s intellectual and political elite, opposition to the policy seems almost unanimous. However, the word “opposition” doesn’t quite capture the […]

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Corey Lewandowski, Donald Trump’s Former Campaign Manager, Mocks Plight Of Down Syndrome Girl

Donald Trump’s former campaign manager has further inflamed debate around separating children from their parents at the US-Mexico border after appearing to mock the plight of a 10-year-old girl with Down syndrome. The girl’s ordeal was highlighted by Mexico’s Foreign Affairs Secretary Luis Videgaray at a press conference on Tuesday, as reports emerged that Trump’s […]

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Reality TV is getting nice

This is hardly an original observation, but it’s one worth repeating: The Great British Baking Show is the nicest hour on television. In these sour, divisive times, this cooking competition — part of a TV genre not exactly known for fostering positivity — has for the past eight years shown ordinary hobbyists attempting complicated baking […]

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