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President Trump vs. The Diversity Visa Lottery

There are times where Donald Trump’s commitment to misinformation is so flagrant that I am actually impressed. His accusations of election fraud, his allegations that Barack Obama bugged Trump Tower and his insistence that his tax plan—from which he stands to save around one billion dollars—is going to cost him a fortune are so blatantly untrue that they take a special kind of courage to perpetuate. So when I hear the president lie time and time again about a system called the diversity visa lo
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Parkland Tragedy is About Gun Control, Not Mental Health

The tragedy in Parkland, Florida marks the third mass shooting in the past five months, and like clockwork, conservative leadership has spontaneously developed a vested interest in mental illness. Within the past week, Paul Ryan has said that mental health is “often a big problem underlying these tragedies.” The president called on state and local leaders to “help secure our schools and tackle the difficult issue of mental health.” And conservative pundit Tomi Lahren tweeted, “This [shooting] i
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Due Process Knows No Political Allegiance

All four of New York City’s major newspapers ran a full page advertisement with that headline in May of 1989. It was in reference to a group of five young men—four black and one Hispanic—accused of assaulting and raping a jogger in Central Park. Below the headline was a letter which partially read, “Mayor Koch has stated that hate and rancor should be removed from our hearts. I do not think so. I want to hate these muggers and murderers. They should be forced to suffer.” The five were later con
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Nunes Memo Does Not Absolve President Trump

It is a great day for the President and an even better one for America. We can all finally rest easy knowing all the talk of Russia, Russia, Russia is about to stop. In a wild turn of events, Donald Trump has been completely absolved of any suspicion of collusion during the presidential race. Hate to break it to you, liberals, but your witch hunt is officially over. As it turns out, the whole American intelligence community had a collective personal vendetta against the President, and the entir
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“Fire and Fury” Making Trump Fired Up and Furious

“Here, arguably, was the central issue of the Trump presidency, informing every aspect of Trumpian policy and leadership: He didn’t process information in any conventional sense. He didn’t read. He didn’t really even skim. Some believed that for all practical purposes he was no more than semi-literate.” This excerpt is one of several incendiary claims made by author Michael Wolff in his controversial account of the Trump presidency. “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House” is a shocking ex