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Process vs. Product: Why the Democrats Keep Losing


Roger Kimball, PJ MediaIn her much-read New York Times column “Donald Skunks the Democrats,” Maureen Dowd skates quite close to the truth before swerving off into mendacious Timesland fantasy. Writing in the aftermath of Jon Ossoff’s embarrassing defeat by Karen Handel in Georgia, Dowd begins by acknowledging the obvious: You know who is really sick and tired of Donald Trump winning, to the point where they beg, “Please, Mr. President,…

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The Entire Trump Agenda Is at a Tipping Point


Ryan Lizza, The New YorkerThe G.O.P. has adopted a major—even radical—agenda: transforming a massive sector of the economy, slashing taxes and rewriting the entire tax code, passing a budget that would dramatically reduce the size of government, and, in the middle of all of that, raising the debt limit. They have a plan to accomplish almost all of it before the end of the year, with minimal transparency, and without…

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CBO Predictions About the Senate Health Bill Are Deeply Flawed


Avik Roy, ForbesYesterday, the Congressional Budget Office published its estimate of the Senate’s draft health care legislation, the Better Care Reconciliation Act. Democrats are trumpeting the claim that under the GOP bill, 22 million fewer people will have coverage than under Obamacare in 2026. But the CBO’s estimates are deeply flawed….

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Mitch McConnell Isn’t Playing 13-Dimensional Chess


Nate Silver, FiveThirtyEightThe Senate’s version of the GOP health care bill, which Majority Leader Mitch McConnell unveiled last week, hasn’t had the smoothest rollout. Some 22 million more people would go uninsured under the Better Care Reconciliation Act by 2026, the CBO announced on Monday, essentially unchanged from the House’s version of the bill. The bill has been criticized both by conservative Republicans, such as Kentucky’s Rand Paul and Utah’s…

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