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The real DC showdown: Nancy Pelosi vs. Donald Trump

Love her or hate her, Nancy Pelosi is a classy, effective and persuasive Speaker. Repeatedly through the Trump presidency, she has stepped up to offer just the right gesture, just… Source: American Feeds

What constitutes fair and unfair criticism of Israel?

Canada recently voted at the United Nations for the establishment of a Palestinian state. At the same time, Canada reiterated its position that there were too many UN resolutions about… Source: American Feeds

Inequity takes a toll on your gut microbes, too

People worry about having access to clean water, power, health care and healthy foods because they are essential for survival. But do they ever think about their access to microbes?… Source: American Feeds

Courts have avoided refereeing between Congress and the president, but Trump may force them to wade in

President Donald Trump’s refusal to hand over records to Congress and allow executive branch employees to provide information and testimony to Congress during the impeachment battle is the strongest test… Source: American Feeds

Former Trump official stunned president is still letting ‘unbelievable’ Giuliani run around unchecked in Ukraine

In a Washington Post report on the continuing attempts by former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani to dig up dirt on political opponents — at the same time that… Source: American Feeds

Republicans embrace strategy of trying to gaslight the nation instead of legislating

Republicans are trying out the old idea that if you repeat a lie enough times, it becomes conventional wisdom. From Donald Trump down to Moscow Mitch McConnell, the story they’re… Source: American Feeds

Adam Schiff pushes Pence to declassify aide’s secret information — implying it might be embarrassing or illegal

House Intelligence Committee Chair Adam Schiff (D-CA) sent a letter on Friday to Vice President Mike Pence urging him to declassify the entirety of his Sept. 18 call with President… Source: American Feeds

A philosopher explains why philosophy is worth doing

by David Egan Outside a university setting, telling people that I’m pursuing a career in philosophy can be a bit of a conversation stopper. More times than I can count,… Source: American Feeds

White House signals it won’t defend Trump against impeachment in virtual admission of guilt

After weeks of persistent Republican complaints that the White House was being blocked from defending Donald Trump in the House impeachment inquiry, the White House has apparently decided to take… Source: American Feeds

Everyone is baffled by Trump’s rambling rant about water and flushing toilets ’10 times, 15 times’

Another day, another truly baffling series of words coming from President Donald Trump’s mouth. Speaking at a White House meeting on Friday about small business and regulation, Trump went on… Source: American Feeds