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Republicans for single-payer health care

Let’s take a step back to explain how the politics of health care will most likely play out after last week’s Republican crackup, and how Republicans now face a choice between two options: Obamacare and a gradual shift toward a single-payer system.

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How Trump can get his groove back

How to break the cycle of hubris and obstructionism in Washington? Genuine negotiation might be possible on an infrastructure bill and legislation designed to increase the skills – and deal with the dislocation – of 38 percent of American workers.

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Trump, the king of crash and burn

The failure of Republicans to come together behind their horrible plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act – even though they now control both houses of Congress and the presidency – was a crushing blow to Donald Trump’s brand.

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The GOP’s lost health care conscience

The United States is the only wealthy democracy in the world that doesn’t provide health coverage to all its people. Republicans used to recognize this as a problem. Now, their ideology forces them to pretend it doesn’t exist.

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Trump’s odd choice of Sebastian Gorka: Where did he find this guy?

Consider Sebastian Gorka, a counterterrorism adviser to the president. Gorka, who is of Hungarian origin, founded an extremist right-wing party in Hungary in 2007, and The Forward has published articles claiming that Gorka had ties to the anti-Semitic Hungarian right and is a sworn member of a Nazi-allied group in Hungary called Vitezi Rend.

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Dear Donald, You got played

You sold yourself as the businessman who could shake things up and make Washington work again. Instead, you got worked over by the Republican leadership and the business community, who set you up to do their bidding.

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Explaining why cities should be broken up; Akron will rise again

Our liberal cities are pleasant places in which to work and play. But if they are diverse in certain ways, they are segregated in others. If they are dynamic, they are also so rich – and so rigidly zoned – that the middle class can’t afford to live there and fewer and fewer kids are born inside their gates.

Videos

Time-lapse art by Stephanie Taylor: Oil pumpjacks

Sacramento artist Stephanie Taylor brings oil pumpjacks to life in the city of Taft and its environs with this time-lapse video. It's part of her California Sketches series on Main Streets.
Stephanie Taylor Special to The Bee
Time-lapse art by Stephanie Taylor: Oil pumpjacks 0:18

Time-lapse art by Stephanie Taylor: Oil pumpjacks

See Main Street Rio Vista come to life 1:08

See Main Street Rio Vista come to life

Top 10 free agent signings from the NFL offseason 1:43

Top 10 free agent signings from the NFL offseason

Troika walks with three legs after fence-jumping mishap 0:39

Troika walks with three legs after fence-jumping mishap