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May 2, 2017

The Tax Man cometh—and he is orange.

Donald Trump wants a tax reform win by the end of the year, but beyond a 100-word outline released last week, we don’t know much. Is your juicer a business expense? Does $200,000 a year still count as middle class? Will Grover Norqui...

April 25, 2017

It’s D Day on Capitol Hill this week. Democrats and Republicans are up against a government shutdown deadline—and Team Trump lobbing rhetorical bombs about Obamacare funding, building a wall, and tax reform. We talk worst case scenarios (a feel-good war?), ponder the s...

April 11, 2017

Cable news just tuned into the Syrian Civil War in a big way—but the immensely complex conflict has been raging for six years. Five hundred thousand are dead and Bashar al-Assad just upped the ante with a chemical weapons strike that caught the attention of a TV-attune...

April 3, 2017

As the Trump administration crosses from hypothetical dysfunction to “did we just crash the plane into the mountain?” there is one story that remains constant—Russia.

This week, Michael Flynn, Trump’s former national security advisor, went hunting for a plea deal, the H...

March 27, 2017

Less than 100 days in, we finally know if Donald Trump’s famous negotiating skills can upend Washington’s dysfunction. The short answer: No. The long answer: Hell no. After 7 years in the making, Republicans “tubed” and couldn’t get health reform done. But then again,...

March 19, 2017

With the world on fire, the world looked to one people last week to see if things were getting better or worse—the Dutch. Geert Wilders fell short of becoming prime minister, but this so-called Donald Trump of the Netherlands kicked off quite a conversation. And it all...

March 12, 2017

The Trump Administration is facing a very early international test in dealing with an aggressive North Korea. Missiles are flying and Kim Jong Un just killed his half brother with a chemical weapon. (It's even stranger than it sounds.)  Don't be caught asking "why?" wh...

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