BarackObama

The ‘we told you so’ president

December 24, 2017

[ Originally published on this site as post ] As 2017 draws to a close, President Donald Trump and his amen corner are bragging about his “year of solid policy accomplishments.” Despite approval ratings only […]

ArthurLaffer

GOP turns to decades-old lies to sell new tax scam

December 10, 2017

[ Originally published on this site as post ] “You can fool some of the people all of the time, and that’s our target market.” That perversion of Abraham Lincoln’s timeless adage might as well […]

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Trump’s golden showers

December 3, 2017

[ Originally published on this site as post ] Donald Trump and his Republican allies have two definitions of the term, “golden showers.” The first concerns a notorious—and as-yet unsubstantiated–claim from the so-called Russian dossier: Decorum […]

ArthurLaffer

WWTP: What will Trump pay under the GOP tax bill?

October 1, 2017

[ Originally published on this site as post ] Donald Trump lost the 2016 presidential popular vote to Hillary Clinton by almost 3 million ballots. But by another seemingly meaningless measure, Trump got clobbered 38 to 0. […]

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Lies, damn lies, and fake news

July 30, 2017

[ Originally published on this site as post ] In his 2007 book The Assault on Reason, former Vice President Al Gore warned about what he saw as a dire threat to American democracy. “The ‘well-informed […]

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CBO: Conservative Bulls**t Obliterator

May 28, 2017

[ Originally published on this site as post ] This past week was a very big one for some very big promises from Republicans in Washington. It didn’t go well for them. Three weeks after […]