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Environ-Mental
Environ-Mental
It’s called the EPA, and it used to stand for Environmental Protection Agency. Now that Scott Pruitt is running the show, however, the acronym needs [...]
Jeff Flakes
Jeff Flakes
It had been in the making for some time, but yesterday it became official. On the Senate floor, Jeff Flake, the junior Senator from Arizona, declared that [...]
CHIP Off The Block
CHIP Off The Block
Leave it to Congress to spend so much time dwelling on rushing a terrible new piece of health legislation that they whiff on the routine task of [...]
Jonesing For Relief
Jonesing For Relief
This past week is probably the first time many people have heard of the Jones Act, a relatively obscure law from the 1920s. It has come into focus because [...]
Silencer Is Golden
Silencer Is Golden
The gun industry was always doomed to face problems under a Trump administration. Their lobbyists constantly have to be aware of the fine balancing act [...]
Three Sh*ts to the Wind
Three Sh*ts to the Wind
I’d like to congratulate the Trump administration on successfully making an article title go blue before his first year was done. I prefer to avoid [...]
Abbott and Cost Hell Eau
Abbott and Cost Hell Eau
It’s hard to fathom the scope of damage done to Texas by Hurricane Harvey. Day after day, images of flood waters and devoured neighborhoods showcase [...]
The Man Who Won’t Be King
The Man Who Won’t Be King
You’ve got to give it to Iowa Representative Steve King, he’s one of the few people in American politics who can out-Trump Trump. It takes a [...]
Does America Care Anymore?
Does America Care Anymore?
“Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free” exhorts a famous plaque on a famous statue, the emblem of America [...]
There’s No Businessman who Likes Show Businessman
There’s No Businessman who Likes Show Businessman
Among Trump’s many signature boasts during the 2016 campaign, one of his most personally treasured may have been his plans to involve CEOs and [...]