[R]epublicans lost the battle in a state where the Democrats’ victory, as one American columnist put it, is as improbable as Jamaica beating New Zealand in the Rugby World Cup.
[T]he law passed by Congress ... does not reform anything at all. It just further polarizes a country already divided in half.
President Trump got elected as a populist and a non-traditional Republican. He said he would not preside over a tax reform that was mostly about benefiting wealthy taxpayers like himself. And yet, less than a year after his inauguration, this is what he and his party have delivered.
Trump styling himself as the spokesman for regular Americans was of course always a ruse devoid of any real meaning.
The slap Alabama inflicted on the president demonstrates that rational, young, educated, female, urban, ethnically diverse America did not die on November 2016.
<i>After all these months of failure, Trump has managed to pass an important bill on tax reform in Congress. However, this achievement won’t free the White House of the dangerous Russian focus, and it might cause new trouble in the future.</i>
In the early hours of Dec. 2, the U.S. Senate, with an insubstantial [Read more]
The Republican Party, which has supported him thus far, should reflect deeply about how long it can keep supporting Trump without hurting itself.
Why did the senators do this thing? Because they were being blackmailed by a few powerful oligarchs, the very people who will benefit most from the tax cuts.
In the space of a few days, Moore, 70, has become politically contaminated; hardly any Republican still dares to support his campaign.