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College students need more, not fewer controversial ideas

Right-wing provocateur Ann Coulter has cancelled her plan to speak tomorrow at Sproul Plaza at U.C. Berkeley, on the very spot at which the Free Speech Movement was launched more than 50 years ago.   She was supposed to talk about immigration, … Continue reading

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How Trump is succeeding in his first 100 days

Don’t snicker at Donald Trump’s high unfavorable ratings and lack of legislative achievements. He’s doing better than you think. Trump may not have succeeded yet on his promise to repeal/replace the Affordable Care Act. He may not have succeeded in … Continue reading

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Charlie Baker: the vision thing

For Democrats hoping to unseat Republican Governor Charlie Baker in 2018, my advice is: hang onto your day job.  Would-be opponents will charge that Baker may be an okay manager, but he lacks  vision. Making the charge stick will be difficult, if … Continue reading

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Will the Senate nuke itself?

Once upon a time, when students learned civics  in high school, we were taught that one of the  inspired decisions of  our Founding Fathers was the creation of a bicameral Congress with different yet complementary roles.   The House was closer … Continue reading

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Elizabeth Warren: be in this fight!

Life under Donald Trump resembles what I would imagine a bad LSD trip to be. Psychedelically shocking news one day. Excruciating news the next. Today we awoke to an executive order ending a regulation that officials consider climate change when making decisions. … Continue reading

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Repeal, replace; reveal disgrace

The House vote Thursday will tell us a lot about who we are as a society. Sixty times  over the past seven years the Republicans could afford to play games with their efforts to kill the Affordable Care Act (ACA), … Continue reading

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Trump budget: keeping his promises?

They say it’s DOA – that all Presidents’ budgets are dead on arrival. We might want to think this is just the opening gambit from the central player in The Art of the Deal,  in this era of obtuse and erratic … Continue reading

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