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Josh Marshall Connects Malaysian Air Shoot Down to Tea Party

Josh Marshall, publisher of Talking Points Memo, suggested this morning that the separatist "warlord" who may be responsible for shooting down a Malaysian airliner and killing nearly 300 people is, somehow, just like the Tea Party. After a quote noting that the "warlord" in question used to take part in Russian military reenactment battles, Marshall writes: Jul 18, 2014 11:05 AM PT

Sen. Cruz on Democrats' Extreme Abortion Legislation

Senate Democrats eager to rally voters ahead of the 2014 midterm elections held a hearing on S. 1696, a bill designed to wipe out abortion restrictions nationwide and allow for taxpayer funding for abortions. National Right to Life calls it "the most radical pro-abortion bill ever considered by Congress." Jul 15, 2014 4:52 PM PT

Progressives Need to Acknowledge the Potential Scale of the Border Crisis

If we were talking about 60,000 refugees, then the answer would probably be yes, we can handle that. But in reality, the problem already far exceeds this figure. For starters, we had 40,000 child immigrants arrive last year and 20,000 the year before that. Very few of those ever went home. So we've already absorbed more than 60,000. Add to that the 90,000 that are expected by the end of this fiscal year and you've now got 150,000. The real question is how many come next year once they hear through the grapevine that the U.S. is accepting "refugees?" Jul 15, 2014 1:00 PM PT

Border Crisis Not Just About Responsibility for Those Arriving Here But Also Those Who Didn't Make It

One of the side debates in the discussion of the current border crisis has been over the comparison to the Katrina disaster. The comparison has now been made by politicians and pundits on both sides of the aisle. As I pointed out yesterday, even the reliably Obama-friendly Michael Tomasky found the comparison didn't ring as hollow as he might have expected. For once he's right. Jul 10, 2014 2:34 PM PT

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