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Charles Koch blasts Trump’s steel and aluminum tariff plan

Billionaire conservative megadonor Charles Koch slammed President Donald Trump’s announced plans to impose fresh tariffs on steel and aluminum imports in a Washington Post op-ed, arguing that such policies would do far more harm than good for the U.S., both economically and culturally.

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“Just as the United States benefits from the ideas and skills that opportunity-seeking immigrants bring with them, free trade has been essential to our society’s prosperity and to people improving their lives,” Koch wrote in his op-ed, published online Wednesday night. “Countries with the freest trade have tended to not only be the wealthiest but also the most tolerant. Conversely, the restriction of trade — whether through tariffs, quotas or other means — has hurt the economy and pitted people against each other.

“Without a doubt, those who can least afford it will be harmed the most. Having just helped consumers keep more of their money by passing tax reform, it makes little sense to take it away via higher costs,” Koch wrote.

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New Jersey papers: Chris Christie must resign

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What an embarrassment. What an utter disgrace.

We’re fed up with Gov. Chris Christie’s arrogance.

We’re fed up with his opportunism.

We’re fed up with his hypocrisy.

We’re fed up with his sarcasm.

We’re fed up with his long neglect of the state to pursue his own selfish agenda.

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Welcome to the Finger-Wagging Olympics

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Moral outrage is exhausting. And dangerous. The whole country has gotten a severe case of carpal tunnel syndrome from the newest popular sport of Extreme Finger Wagging. Not to mention the neck strain from Olympic tryouts for Morally Superior Head Shaking. All over the latest in a long line of rich white celebrities to come out of the racist closet. (Was it only a couple days ago that Cliven Bundy said blacks would be better off picking cotton as slaves? And only last June Paula Deen admitted using the “N” word?)

Yes, I’m angry, too, but not just about the sins of Donald Sterling. I’ve got a list. But let’s start with Sterling. I used to work for him, back in 2000 when I coached for the Clippers for three months. He was congenial, even inviting me to his daughter’s wedding. Nothing happened or was said to indicate he suffered…

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Houston Chronicle Yanks Ted Cruz Endorsement

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“Does anyone else miss Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison?,” The Houston Chronicle’s asks.

via Houston Chronicle Yanks Ted Cruz Endorsement.

Doonesbury Keeping the Heat on Mitt

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With everyone virtually freaking out and throwing President Obama under the bus after his debate performance, I take solace in Doonesbury who is letting the sun shine in on all the CONTRADICTIONS of Mitt Romney. Y’all know Mitt is really a moderate and there is absolutely nothing wrong with that.

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Mike Luckovich cartoon: Big Bird

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No explanation needed…now this is FUNNY!

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Mike Luckovich cartoon: ZZZZZZZZ

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I’ve been in a post-debate slump but Mike Luckovic’s cartoon kind of sums up how I feel.

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