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In OtherWords: March 15, 2017

In OtherWords: March 15, 2017

Not long ago, Donald Trump promised that his replacement for Obamacare would provide "insurance for everybody." But the latest numbers from the Congressional Budget Office say 24 million Americans would actually lose coverage under the Republican bill circulating...

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In OtherWords: March 8, 2017

In OtherWords: March 8, 2017

Donald Trump has finally rolled out his proposal for how to spend our tax dollars. The short version? Lots more money for the military, lots of tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans, and less for pretty much everything else. This week in OtherWords, my colleagues Josh...

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In OtherWords: March 1, 2017

In OtherWords: March 1, 2017

Last night, Donald Trump gave his first speech to a joint session of Congress. Many pundits have praised the speech for showcasing a more "moderate" approach than we're accustomed to from the president. But this week in OtherWords, I argue that it was anything but....

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In OtherWords: February 22, 2017

In OtherWords: February 22, 2017

In the last week, critics of the Trump administration's appointees finally got a few scalps. First there was Michael Flynn, the national security adviser who was caught lying about his conversations with the Russian ambassador. OtherWords cartoonist Khalil Bendib...

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In OtherWords: February 15, 2017

In OtherWords: February 15, 2017

As Donald Trump's so-called "Muslim ban" languishes in the courts, we're continuing our coverage of its impacts. This week, Jody Mashek shares what's she learned about the human costs of the order through her work with refugee families in the Midwest. Also this...

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In OtherWords: February 8, 2017

In OtherWords: February 8, 2017

We've got a good one for you this week. For starters, my colleague Domenica Ghanem offers a lovely personal story about growing up Muslim in a small, mostly Catholic town in New Jersey (which had an actual Red, White, and Blueberry festival every year). But after...

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In OtherWords: February 2, 2017

In OtherWords: February 2, 2017

The executive orders keep coming, hirings and firings are shuffling up the professional civil service, and Trump's various appointments are barreling toward Washington. If it seems like a lot, Jill Richardson argues this week, maybe that's the point. It's hard for any...

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In OtherWords: January 25, 2017

In OtherWords: January 25, 2017

This side of Donald Trump's inauguration, the headlines are coming quickly. We've seen cabinet nominee hearings, a flurry of controversial executive orders, and a record-setting Women's March on Washington and beyond. There's also that mind-boggling debate over...

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In OtherWords: January 18, 2016

In OtherWords: January 18, 2016

The bizarre week leading up to inauguration was a strangely fitting one. There were new allegations of Russian meddling with Trump, salacious new allegations about the billionaire's private life, and ever more speculation about foreign intrigue. But if the new...

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In OtherWords: January 11, 2017

In OtherWords: January 11, 2017

In our first OtherWords package of 2017, Sarah Anderson celebrates some good news: Here in Washington, even while national leaders dug in their heels against paid sick time for families, local small business owners helped bring paid leave to the nation's capital. Also...

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