Thought Chasm these posts, while infrequent and poorly thought out, are also not all that complex, structurally.

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Donald Trump’s presidency is an American crisis

This isn’t a reality show, and it’s not a pulp novel. This is the most powerful country the world has ever known being run by a man singularly unqualified to run it. Our president lacks legitimacy, our government is paralyzed,

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Can we please not do this in front of the whole planet?

The news of Trump sharing classified information with Russian diplomats exposed a rift in national media, with left-leaning media bringing up the specter of impeachment, and right-leaning media talking about “liberals melting down” over something that Trump didn’t do —

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Donald Trump Is Lying Again, Now About James Comey

Members of Congress need to give Americans reason to believe the Russia investigation isn’t a charade with a predetermined outcome. They need to make clear that while the president may think he is above the truth, he is not above

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‘So-Called’

This is no little thing. Describing Mar-a-Lago in a news article as “the so-called Winter White House” is normalizing out and out corruption — Trump’s shameless profiteering of the presidency. If the Times wants to quote Trump using the phrase,

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Paul Ryan, Brought Down to Size

“In the 25 years that I served in the United States Congress,” Mr. Boehner said, “Republicans never, ever, one time agreed on what a health care proposal should look like. Not once. And all this happy talk that went on

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The ridiculous gushing over Trump’s speech

The most absurd statistic he cited was the 94 million people out of the labor force, a rhetorical sleight-of-hand that suggests a catastrophically-high unemployment rate. That number includes 44 million retirees, 13 million students, and millions more who have no

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John Boehner told Republicans some inconvenient truths on Obamacare

And this is where the 2012-versus-2016 distinction becomes so important. A party that doesn’t have a health care plan might be able to repeal Obamacare before it exists — in that case, you’re simply replacing the status quo with the

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Trump vs. the Very Fake News Media

My fellow Americans, we are and always will be a nation of immigrants. We were strangers once, too. —Barack Obama Well, I don’t know, I was given that information. I was given—I actually, I’ve seen that information around. … Number

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“We should not — and cannot — trust this man.” A CIA vet on Trump’s feud with US spies.

The only thing you can do is what is now happening: an aroused populace can protect democracy. You fight darkness by casting light upon it. So one should not characterize leaks, as the cowardly and self-interested Republicans have, as the

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Trump finds the limits of executive power

If he is right, then he has only one option — rescind the order, start from scratch … write a new order that will both protect the security of the United States and avoid constitutional challenge.” Dershowitz added: “But it

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Donald Trump’s most bone-chilling tweet

…Trump is apparently attempting to delegitimize our federal judiciary by calling Judge James Robart, a George W. Bush-appointed judge, a “so-called” judge while arguing that his decision is “ridiculous.” Let’s be blunt, because the stakes demand it: An independent federal

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Trump adviser cites non-existent ‘massacre’ defending ban

So to recap: There was no massacre in Bowling Green, and Obama didn’t ban Iraqi refugees from the country for six months. Major outlets, including CNN, did cover Alwan and Hammadi’s case. We did not, however, cover the Bowling Green

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