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Is RFK Jr. ‘Anti-Vaccine’?

News that President Trump may tap Robert Kennedy Jr. to head a commission on vaccine safety has not been well-received by the media. Kennedy is a “conspiracy theorist” wrote the Washington Post; he’s an “Anti-Vaccine Activist” blared the New York … Continue reading

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Like Bulls in a China Shop, Trump and Netanyahu Abandon Two-State Solution

The bullying and boasting that brought electoral success to Donald Trump may prove disastrous for the Middle East. Emboldened by Trump’s victory, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is dramatically expanding settlements in occupied territory, in defiance of international law. Until … Continue reading

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Growing Resistance Says No to Betsy DeVos

It’s going to be a long night for Senate Democrats. Responding to a growing number of Americans upset at Trump’s pick for education secretary, Democrats are holding the Senate floor throughout the night and into the morning, as they try … Continue reading

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Trump Cabinet Picks Draw Protests

“Senators, your duty is clear.” Heads and cell phones turned as James Burch, an organizer from San Francisco, interrupted the confirmation hearing for Trump’s pick for secretary of state. “You must reject Rex Tillerson,” Burch said as he was forcefully … Continue reading

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Heavy Protests Mark Start Of Trump Presidency

With homemade signs, banners and even locks and chains, thousands of protesters descended on Friday’s inauguration of Donald Trump. In modern times, no one so disliked has ascended to the nation’s highest office. Tens of thousands more are expected to … Continue reading

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The Fight to Save McMillan Park Isn’t Over

It looked like the David-versus-Goliath fight to save a historic park in the nation’s capital had, after nearly three decades, finally run its course. On December 7th, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser and city officials broke ground on a $720 million … Continue reading

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Did the Kochs Bring Us President Trump?

Pundits have plenty of reasons for Republicans’ 2016 electoral success, but none may be as explanatory as a book published in January, before a single ballot was cast. In Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of … Continue reading

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Post Buries Scandals of Rhee and Henderson

When it comes to covering education the Washington Post is nothing if not consistent. For nearly a decade, as Michelle Rhee and then her close friend Kaya Henderson headed up D.C. Public Schools, the Post was their cheerleader. And now, … Continue reading

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How Obama’s DNC May Undermine His Legacy

When President Obama named the chair of the Democratic National Committee in 2011, he didn’t foresee that his selection could lead to the undoing of his signature achievements. For Obama, the DNC wasn’t a top priority. And his choice for … Continue reading

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Trump Won. CNN Won Bigger.

Donald Trump has been elected president, but the big winner this election was the media. It’s hard to see how Trump’s victory could’ve happened without the unprecedented free media he received – nearly $3 billion through April, according to one … Continue reading

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