The National Memo

How ‘conservatism’ could kill us all

Nothing confirms the human need for strong, honest and competent government like a looming pandemic.

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Yes, Trump is worse than Bloomberg — here's why

Once upon a time, black American voters were the quintessential pragmatists, casting their ballots for the candidate who seemed — if not more likely to support their interests — least likely to do them harm. You can track voting records over generations and find that pattern.

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Worse than 'fake news': The arrogance that led us into the war in Iraq is infecting Washington once again

Is anyone here old enough to remember the urgent warning issued in a speech to the National Convention of the Veterans of Foreign Wars in August 2002 by an American vice president who had artfully avoided the military draft during wartime? Dick Cheney, after acknowledging he was convinced that Saddam Hussein would “acquire nuclear weapons fairly soon,” went on to beat the war drums: “Simply stated, there is no doubt that Saddam Hussein now has weapons of mass destruction; there is no doubt he is amassing them to use against our friends, against our allies and against us.”

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Worse than hypocrisy: Americans are living in the shadow of tyranny

Those old enough to recall the presidential politics of the 1990s may still hear a certain righteous sentence ringing in their ears: "We must uphold the rule of law."

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Watch: Jimmy Kimmel's Resident Trickster Makes a Fool Out of Pat Robertson

We can't help but notice how hard Pat Robertson squints his eyes when he prays on TV. Perhaps the arch-conservative televangelist is trying to black-out the sins of his past, which include pushing for war in the Middle East, telling women not to be independent, and blaming 9/11 on homosexuals.

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Opioid Deaths: Another Drug War Failure

Opioid Deaths: Another Drug War Failure

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Protester Shot During Third Night Of Anti-Trump Demonstrations

Thousands of protesters took their frustrations over Donald Trump’s election as the next U.S. president onto the streets on Friday and into Saturday in several cities, including Portland, Oregon, where one protester was shot.

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Here Are 5 Ways Trump and the GOP Are Campaigning Like Losers

Nobody wants to jinx the defeat of the most singular threat to American democracy to ever crawl out of the WWE Hall of Fame. But something is going on.

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Here Are 5 Ways You Know Trump Knows Trump Is Losing

This is the video that should never stop terrifying America.

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