Browsing the blog archivesfor the day Monday, March 6th, 2017.


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Trump Maladministration

Republicans released their ACA “repeal and replace” plan, and it’s crap, but we knew that. Tell me how this isn’t going to deprive millions of people of health insurance. I’m sure there will be more analysis tomorrow.

However, some Republicans are objecting. They’re going to be in for a fight to pass this thing in the Senate. I haven’t yet heard if the House Freedom Caucus is on board.

Trump put out his new travel ban today. Paul Waldman writes,

…the terrorism that would be stopped by this new ban is virtually nonexistent. That’s for two reasons. First, experts have noted that there have been no fatal terrorist attacks on U.S. soil perpetrated since 9/11 by anyone from those six countries. Second, as an assessment from Trump’s own DHS has concluded, most foreign-born, U.S.-based violent extremists probably were radicalized years after getting here, rendering screening procedures of limited value in preventing the entry of such potential terror plotters.

See also: Hayden: Trump ‘Forgot That He Was President,’ Could See Wiretapping Proof. If only the rest of us could forget he is president. Seriously, this is ridiculous.

 

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