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Trump wasn’t thinking about the middle class when he signed that bill

I remember the fight over the Trump Tax Cut of 2017. I remember how the Democrats could not stop the Republicans from passing that bill. I remember how they giggled when they passed it. I remember how they winked and nodded about selling it as a middle-class tax cut when…

Minority rule is the opposite of democracy, but let’s not talk about how America is failing to be a democracy.

It’s weird that the Biden Administration is holding a virtual “Democracy Summit” this Wednesday and Thursday, with the leaders of about 100 countries expected to attend. For if democracy means majority rule, then the United States isn’t much of a democracy.

The U.S. Senate is split 50–50, but the fifty…

The Supreme Court seems a little bit shy about this perspective. I wonder why.

On December 1st, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the case of Dobbs v Jackson Women’s Health Organization. The behavior of the justices at oral argument inspired a lot of panic about reproductive rights in the news. Most of the articles on the topic I’ve seen raise the question…

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