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Nihilist in Chief | The New Republic

In the midst of this January’s historic, senselessly protracted government shutdown, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell decided it was time to put forward his vision of how government should properly function. So he took to the Washington Post op-ed section to deride a modest set of Democratic proposals to institute election and voting rights …

Former President Bush out of intensive care, making progress

Former Presidents George W. Bush, left, and George H.W. Bush arrive at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church for a funeral service for former first lady Barbara Bush, Saturday, April 21, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip ) HOUSTON (AP) — Former President George H.W. Bush was moved out of intensive …

A Blue Wave Could Expose Trump to a 2020 Challenge

Trump stands athwart the GOP like a colossus right now. But like him, his party doesn’t like losers. A Democratic-wave election this November would create a narrow chance for political ramifications beyond the confiscation of Paul Ryan’s gavel. Former GOP strategic wizard and #NeverTrump ultra Mike Murphy suggested it at Politico in a piece entitled “How …