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Progress Pond · 23h ago

Trump Should Let the Democrats Write His Infrastructure Bill

When the Democrats lost the White House in 1980, they also lost the Senate. For the first six years of Ronald Reagan’s presidency, his party was in control of the upper chamber of Congress. ...
Progress Pond · 23h ago

This Man Has Our Nuclear Codes

It took me several tries to complete the task of reading the president’s interview with the New York Times because the man is so stupid and so morally repellent that I found it necessary to ...
Progress Pond · 1d ago

How Trump and Congress Failed in Just Six Months

I hate to do this but Trumpcare failed once before, in March, and I wrote its autopsy back then. In two long pieces (Trump Built His Own Prison and How a Tricky Tactic by Congressional Repub...
Progress Pond · 2d ago

Trump Still Doesn’t Understand the Filibuster

The president is not a very bright man. President Trump on Tuesday called on the Senate to end the legislative filibuster after the collapse of the Republican healthcare plan. “The Senate mu...
Progress Pond · 3d ago

The Republicans Are Trolling Themselves Now

Nancy has already covered Mitch McConnell’s latest gambit, to repeal Obamacare (with a delay) without replacing it. It is, in effect, a way of punishing his own members for not submitting to...
Progress Pond · 4d ago

We Need to Stop Arguing About Neoliberalism

When Charles Peters wrote his neoliberal manifesto in 1982, it wasn’t easy to see where the Reagan Revolution was leading the country. When I look back on the manifesto with the benefit of h...
Progress Pond · 4d ago

McCain Has a Lot of Decisions to Make

I’m not a doctor, but I’d be surprised if John McCain’s recent confused public behavior wasn’t in some way related to the five centimeter blood clot that was found above his left eye. At a m...
Progress Pond · 6d ago

Russia Collusion Case is Proven

Rolf Mowatt-Larssen served for 23 years in the CIA including in posts overseas. He was also the chief of intelligence and counterintelligence at the Department of Energy, with responsibility...
Progress Pond · 6d ago

House Leadership Plans Dumbest Theater Ever

This is a truly bad idea: In a closed-door GOP conference meeting Friday morning, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy said all 12 appropriations bills will be finished in committee by the e...
Progress Pond · 1w ago

Crib Notes on the Latest in the Russian Lawyer Story

On Monday I wrote Trump’s Inner Circle Met With No Ordinary Russian Lawyer which can still be used as a primer on this case. More details have come out since, and as I suspected the Russian ...