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Kansas Lawmaker Third in State to Leave Republican Party

Hayley Miller Huffington Post
Kansas State Sen. Dinah Sykes, one of at least three former Republican Kansas lawmakers to defect to the Democratic Party last month, wrote that she could no longer ignore the divisive rhetoric pushed by some of her right-leaning colleagues.

Time to Begin Impeachment Proceedings

Rashida Tlaib and John Bonifaz Detroit Free Press
We do not need to wait on the outcome of Mueller’s investigation before moving forward with an inquiry on whether the president has committed impeachable “high crimes and misdemeanors”: abuse of power and abuse of the public trust.

Who Benefits from Trump’s Trade War?

Koichi Hamada Project Syndicate
A trade war with China poses a serious threat to the US itself, which is bound to suffer severe losses due to trade diversion; and broader damage, as tit-for-tat tariffs reduce overall exports, undermine total global trade, and world economic growth.

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