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Is Gutfeld! the Worst Show on Television?

2 days ago   |   The New Republic

Over the past 25 years, Fox News has turned both cable news and partisan propaganda into a science. Obsessed with breaking down ratings to the minute, if not the millisecond...
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Republicans Are Too Subservient to Corporate America to Wage War on “Woke Capitalism”

2 days ago   |   The New Republic

“From election law to environmentalism to radical social agendas to the Second Amendment, parts of the private sector keep dabbling in behaving like a woke parallel government...
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Infrastructure Spending Can Save Local Journalism

2 days ago   |   The New Republic

What counts as infrastructure? Critics of President Biden's American Jobs Plan are already in a huff that the administration's proposals go well beyond repairing roads and...
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How Trump Wrecked the Conservative Money Machine

3 days ago   |   The New Republic

Back in the days when the GOP was a traditional, pro-business party led by orthodox conservatives like Paul Ryan and John Boehner, House Republicans could always shake the...
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Remembering the Father of Supply-Side Economics

Remembering the Father of Supply-Side Economics

3 days ago   |   The New Republic

The economist Robert Mundell died on April 4. Although known primarily for his work on international economics-he's popularly known in economic circles as the “ father of the...
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Texas Wants to Tell California How to Spend Its Money. What Happened to States' Rights?

5 days ago   |   The New Republic

It's been a big term for state-on-state clashes at the Supreme Court. The justices could hand down an opinion any day now in California v. Texas, a major Affordable Care Act...
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The “Root Cause” of Central American Migration Is Broken U.S. Policies

9 days ago   |   The New Republic

There's an interesting turn of phrase that's come to dominate the Biden administration's rhetoric around immigration: “root causes.” This notion featured prominently in one of...
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Matt Gaetz's Trumpian Defense Against Allegations of Sex Trafficking

10 days ago   |   The New Republic

On Tuesday morning, Axios reported that Florida Representative Matt Gaetz was thinking about leaving Congress for a conservative media gig, perhaps at Newsmax or another...
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The Media Is Blowing Coverage of the GOP's Voter Suppression Efforts

11 days ago   |   The New Republic

Writing in the Washington Post shortly after the January 6 Capitol insurrection, Margaret Sullivan noted a sea change in American journalism. After months of Republican lies...
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The End of Infrastructure Week

11 days ago   |   The New Republic

On Wednesday, President Joe Biden is expected to give a speech in Pittsburgh laying out the contours of his Build Back Better infrastructure plan. The details on what he'll...
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Stephen Curry scores 38 points, Warriors beat Rockets

Stephen Curry scores 38 points, Warriors beat Rockets

SAN FRANCISCO - Stephen Curry scored 23 of his 38 points in the third quarter and the Golden State Warriors withstood another injury to rookie James Wiseman to beat the Houston... Read more ...

Irving, Schroder thrown out of Lakers-Nets game

Irving, Schroder thrown out of Lakers-Nets game

NEW YORK - Kyrie Irving and Dennis Schroder were thrown out in the third quarter Saturday night, taking even more star power from a matchup between the Nets and Lakers that was... Read more ...

Week ahead: 3 stories to watch

Week ahead: 3 stories to watch

A helicopter on Mars could take flight, a second anniversary marks the devastating fire at Notre Dame Cathedral and leaders for Japan and the U.S. meet. Read more ...

T-wolves owner: A-Rod, partner in agreement to buy NBA club

T-wolves owner: A-Rod, partner in agreement to buy NBA club

MINNEAPOLIS - Former baseball star Alex Rodriguez and e-commerce mogul Marc Lore signed a letter of intent Saturday to buy the Timberwolves and keep the NBA franchise in... Read more ...

Mom arrested after 3 young kids found slain in LA apartment

Mom arrested after 3 young kids found slain in LA apartment

A mom was arrested Saturday after her three young children - including a 6-month old baby - were found stabbed to death inside their Los Angeles apartment, police and local... Read more ...

Finau gets a call during Masters delay, from Tom Brady

Finau gets a call during Masters delay, from Tom Brady

AUGUSTA, Ga. - Cell phones are almost entirely forbidden at Augusta National, so imagine Tony Finau's surprise Saturday when he got told during a weather delay that someone... Read more ...

Laureano's 2-run shot sends A's to 7-3 win over Astros

Laureano's 2-run shot sends A's to 7-3 win over Astros

HOUSTON - Ramón Laureano hit a two-run homer, rookie Seth Brown connected for his first big league home run and the Oakland Athletics beat the Houston Astros 7-3 on Saturday to... Read more ...

Kevin Holland pitches Marvin Vettori vs. Derek Brunson since they 'hump so well'

Kevin Holland pitches Marvin Vettori vs. Derek Brunson since they 'hump so well'

Kevin Holland suffered his second UFC main event loss in a 21-day span on Saturday, and both defeats came through similar means. Just three weeks after losing a unanimous... Read more ...

Ramsey Clark, attorney general under Johnson, dies at 93

Ramsey Clark, attorney general under Johnson, dies at 93

NEW YORK - Ramsey Clark, the attorney general in the Johnson administration who became an outspoken activist for unpopular causes and a harsh critic of U.S. policy, has died... Read more ...

Bank error in your favor? Lawsuit says no for woman accused of refusing to...

Bank error in your favor? Lawsuit says no for woman accused of refusing to return $1.2 million

A former sheriff's dispatcher has been arrested and accused of refusing to return more than $1.2 million that had been accidentally deposited into her account, authorities said. Read more ...