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How Has Trump Changed America?

February 19, 2018 Politician Direct 0

Despite the overwhelming evidence that time is a flat circle, Donald Trump has been in office just a hair past one year. Prior to his inauguration, we asked Slate staff and other experts to make predictions on how his presidency would change America. We recently asked the contributors to reassess those predictions, as a window into…

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Red Flags

February 17, 2018 Politician Direct 0

The Facebook message from the totally authentic American began as follows: “Hi there! I’m a member of Being Patriotic online community.” …

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A New Idea About How to Stop School Shootings

February 16, 2018 Politician Direct 0

On Wednesday, as the nation grieved one of the worst school shootings in American history, journalists republished old articles that had been written about previous mass shootings in American history. Elected officials, too, recycled the same threadbare thoughts and prayers that were left over from the last tragedy, although they have at least stopped saying “thoughts…

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Enough

February 16, 2018 Politician Direct 0

Shortly after the Senate’s immigration debate concluded Thursday in abject failure, leaving the fate of the Dreamers still up in the air, three Republicans senators who had voted against the bipartisan compromise introduced a new, fallback plan. The proposal from Sens. John Thune, Rob Portman, and Jerry Moran would not offer a path to citizenship for…

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Show the Carnage

February 15, 2018 Politician Direct 0

On Wednesday, a 19-year-old in Parkland, Florida, entered his former high school and opened fire with a semi-automatic rifle, killing 17 people and injuring 14 others. It was the seventh school shooting to result in injury or death in 2018, giving the United States one such shooting for each week of the year thus far. The…

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150,000 American Students Have Experienced a School Shooting

February 15, 2018 Politician Direct 0

It’s remarkable how easy it is to relate to the experience of a school shooting. Schools are such familiar, self-similar environments—the awkward chair-desks, the laminated maps—that the one on the news could easily stand in for yours. For parents, each news break threatens the fragile social trust required to leave your kid with strangers all day,…

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Can a Moderate Immigration Bill Squeeze Through the Senate?

February 14, 2018 Politician Direct 0

A bipartisan group of moderate senators calling itself the “Common Sense Caucus” has finalized a piece of immigration legislation. It will be brought up during the grand, historic, freewheeling Senate immigration debate, during which zero pieces of legislation had received votes as of early Wednesday evening. With Republicans mostly united against Democratic leaders’ preferred proposals, and…