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Flynn defiant: Intelligence leaks ‘a criminal act’

Now-resigned National Security Adviser Michael Flynn reportedly stuck to his guns in his final hours in office, telling the Daily Caller in a terse interview he didn’t break laws or cross boundaries during discussions with Russia’s ambassador – and what should be the greater concern is that somebody committed a crime by giving the information […] …

How Will Native Tribes Fight the Dakota Access Pipeline in Court?

By Monte Mills, The University of Montana

On Feb. 8 the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reversed course and issued an easement allowing the installation of the Dakota Access Pipeline under Lake Oahe in North Dakota. That decision followed a presidential memorandum indicating that construction and operation of the pipeline would be in the “national interest,” and set the stage for a final showdown over the pipeline’s fate.

In response, two Indian tribes, the Standing Rock and Cheyenne River Sioux, filed new motions to halt the pipeline’s construction and operation. After an initial hearing on those motions, the federal judge on the case allowed construction to proceed but will be considering the Tribes’ claims before oil will pass through the pipeline under Lake Oahe. That means, unlike the voices of thousands who joined the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in protest against the pipeline, the next chapter of this fight will be argued by a few lawyers in the pin drop silence of a federal courtroom.

Although the details of those arguments will be complex, as a legal scholar focused on Native American law I see the case addressing an essential question at the heart of our legal system: namely, how does federal law…

The Swamp Strikes Back: Some of Trump’s White House Guests Are Not His Friends

“They that sow the wind – shall reap the whirlwind.”  From the Hebrew Bible’s Book of Hosea, it means that if you choose to do X, expect to get X – good and hard. Now-President Donald Trump ran for the gig promising to “Drain the Swamp.”  Which was him sowing what he would do should he win – clean up the fetid and festering sewer | Read More »
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An Open Letter to Trump’s White Working Class: Why You Should Fight Like Hell to Save Obamacare

Dear White Working Class:

You voted for Donald Trump. One of the reasons was his vow to “repeal and replace” Obamacare day-one. Well, it’s now day-26 and not only is there no repeal, Trump himself now says the replace part won’t come until at least year-end or next year. That’s if it comes at all. And for that you should be extremely thankful, because losing this critical healthcare program could be devastating to you.

I know, I know…it was a lot of fun to attend those rallies and scream “Mexico!” when Trump asked “Who’s gonna pay for the wall!?,” and to cheer gleefully when he’d say Obamacare’s gotta go because it’s a “total disaster.”

But do you even understand what the hell Obamacare is? How it stops insurance companies from screwing you? How it keeps you healthy and protects you and your children from situations that could ruin you financially, or kill you? That even if you currently have your own health insurance (through your employer or on your own) you are benefiting tremendously by it? Given that 35% of you think Obamacare is different from the Affordable Care Act (hint: it’s the same plan), I’m not so sure.

The New York…

IRS softens on Obamacare mandate, as GOP wrestles with reform

  With Barack Obama gone, and the future of Obamacare on shaky ground, the Internal Revenue Service has quietly decided, in all its President Donald Trump-era wisdom, to stop turning away filers who fail to provide the once-required proof of health-insurance coverage on their tax forms. The policy switch comes on the heels of an […] …