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Trump Justices

Dysfunction Hobbles Trump Justice Initiatives

by Andrew Cohen | Feb 20, 2018 | Legal Affairs, Politics

As we enter Trump’s second year in office, our “tough-on-crime” president and his attorney general have failed or refused, in their first year in office, to fill six key Justice Department posts with Senate-confirmed picks. Vital federal law enforcement agencies—the Drug Enforcement Administration; the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives; and the U.S. Marshals […]

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Donald Trump

A Wolff at the Door

by Mort Rosenblum | Feb 14, 2018 | Books, Culture, Legal Affairs, Politics

It seems pretty clear watching the reaction to Michael Wolff’s neutron bomb, Fire and Fury: We Americans, collectively, have gone out of our flipping minds. How can we let this fake president continue to personify us? The book, if hardly a literary masterwork, spills enough beans to bury Donald Trump, his clown-car inner circle, and […]

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Rein in the Prosecutors

by Don Siegelman | Feb 12, 2018 | Legal Affairs, Politics

As a loyal Democrat, I might be the last person to argue that President Trump has gotten something right, even inadvertently. Still, in raising a possible bias by the FBI in the Russia collusion investigation, he has landed on a troubling issue. Based on my personal experience and observations, federal and state investigators and prosecutors […]

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Tax Bill Rewards Wealthy But Fails to Help Economy

by Steven Pressman | Feb 9, 2018 | Politics

On January 1, 2018, the United States began an experiment with its future, as the new tax bill—drafted in secrecy, passed along party lines by Republicans in Congress, and signed by President Trump—went into effect. While Republicans claim that their tax bill will help the middle class and the U.S. economy, nothing can be further […]

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Congresswoman Suzan DelBene

Annals of the Republican Tax Cut

by WS Editors | Feb 8, 2018 | Politics

The following excerpts are from remarks by Congresswoman Suzan DelBene, a Democrat representing Washington State’s 1st Congressional District, who addressed her colleagues on the Ways and Means Committee last fall during the debate over the Republican tax bill. Also included is her exchange with Thomas Barthold, Chief of Staff for Congress’s Joint Committee on Taxation […]

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