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If Republicans believe Moore's accusers, why not Trump's?

From the Left / Ruth Marcus /

WASHINGTON -- Question for Republicans: If you believe the women now, why didn't you believe the women then?

Specifically, if you believe the women accusing Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore, why did you ignore the women who accused presidential candidate Donald Trump? If you're troubled by Moore's alleged behavior, why were you so nonchalant ...Read more

Blaming the messenger doesn't make the message untrue

From the Left / Ruth Marcus /

WASHINGTON -- A mere allegation. If true.

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, she who has encountered no argument too weak to embrace, had this to say about allegations that Republican senate candidate Roy Moore molested a 14-year-old girl: "Like most Americans the president believes we cannot allow a mere allegation, in this ...Read more

Mr. President, America's criminal justice system is no joke

From the Left / Ruth Marcus /

WASHINGTON -- President Trump's attitude toward the criminal justice system has long blended ignorance with contempt for constitutional values. That ugly mixture was on full display after New York suffered its worst terrorist attack since 9/11 and special counsel Robert Mueller unveiled his first indictments.

The president's instinctive ...Read more

History belies theory that tax cuts magically pay for themselves

From the Left / Ruth Marcus /

WASHINGTON -- President Trump is promising "massive tax cuts," "historic tax cuts," the "largest tax cut in our country's history." So this might be a good time to point out: The country doesn't need a tax cut.

Of course, we should have a saner tax system, one less riddled with needless complexities. Most immediately, we should have a saner ...Read more

 

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