Trump's attempt to build a border wall is already a disaster -- but could provide an economic stimulus for Mexico

On January 2018, contractors working for the Department of Homeland Security will begin to fulfill what Donald Trump has promised: building “a big, beautiful wall” that will separate the United States of America from Los Estados Unidos de Mexico. The path of least resistance to breaking ground on the first segment of the controversial border barrier runs through the Santa Ana Wildlife Refuge, 2,080 acres of richly biodiverse federal land on a meandering stretch of the Rio Grande in South Texas.

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Here is why John McCain has hit a new low with his destructive politics

"I promise you that we will be united against any Supreme Court nominee that Hillary Clinton, if she were president, would put up,” Senator John McCain said on a radio interview in Pennsylvania on Monday. “I promise you. This is where we need the majority.”

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Name a cause advanced by religious extremists -- and Ted Cruz is there

On March 29, Ted Cruz and Utah Senator Mike Lee released a letter to Attorney General Loretta Lynch in which they accuse the Department of Justice of failing to use the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act of 1994 to prosecute people who interfere with houses of worship.

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Paul Ryan paves a 'path to prosperity' by screwing over students, retirees, and the poor

This article originally appeared at The Washington Spectator

Before he was Speaker, before he grew the Hugh Jackman beard, before we knew he was a Rage Against the Machine fan and that his playlist “starts with AC/DC and ends with Zeppelin,” Paul Ryan was a budget wonk.

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Conservative religious rhetoric has become so absurd it's hard to believe it's real -- but it is

When Lester Maddox was governor of Georgia in the late 1960s, he insisted that the problem with the state’s prisons was “the poor quality of its inmates.”

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Jeb Bush and a giant Ponzi scheme: Did the GOP candidate help a Miami hustler defraud his shareholders?

The collapse of InnoVida Holdings LLC in 2011 didn’t get much traction in the media. Except in South Florida where a small group of investors lost more than $40 million on a scheme to market hurricane- and earthquake-resistant homes assembled from prefabricated plastic panels. The company CEO had promised a highly publicized roll-out in Haiti followed by expansion into more lucrative markets. Neither ever occurred.

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