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The Trump administration got worse under Kelly

Not even his departure went well. President Donald Trump reportedly was to announce on Monday White House Chief of Staff John Kelly’s departure but blabbed to the press on Saturday; on Sunday, Kelly’s expected replacement, Nick Ayers, announced he would not be taking the job. A final, fitting spasm of chaos for Kelly.

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Should humans tinker with human blueprints?

Sometimes the future arrives in waves, advancing abruptly and then withdrawing. This month a Chinese researcher named He Jiankui announced that he had successfully altered the genetic code of a pair of twin girls born this month. He said that while they were still embryos, he had edited the babies’ genes to make them resistant to HIV infection, but he offered few further details.

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Mueller’s new Michael Flynn memo strengthens obstruction case against Trump

The big takeaway from special counsel Robert Mueller’s new sentencing memo for Michael Flynn is that it underscores how little we know about what Mueller has learned. It says President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser has provided “substantial assistance” to Mueller, notes that he sat for 19 interviews and says he’s cooperating not just with the Russia probe but also with a separate criminal investigation that is not named.

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The GOP is now the party of neo-Confederates

The far left and far right have long been warning about neocons taking over the Republican Party. Turns out they are right. Only the “neocons” in question aren’t the neoconservatives - a small group of intellectuals, in whose ranks I have often been included, who have espoused a values-based foreign policy and a centrist domestic policy.

‘This is a sad day for Kentucky’: Bevin reacts to court decision on pension law.

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin reacts to the Kentucky Supreme Court's decision to overturn the controversial pension law.