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COLUMN: With health bill failure, Obama legacy remains

Lily Vaughan

The political reports of late have often brought news that, at best, can be reduced to a heavy sigh — and at worst, a minor heart attack. However, for Democrats, independents, moderate Republicans and other generally sane individuals everywhere, March 24 was a glorious day: Moments before it was about to hit the (killing) floor, […]

COLUMN: Trump’s address was astonishingly deceptive

Lily Vaughan

Let’s not bury the lede. President Donald Trump’s address to Congress was an embarrassing display not only of the rookie nature of our Home Depot-colored pseudo-president, but also of the vast lock-step cultishness of the Republican establishment. In their inimitable fashion, they have continued to tout anything that wasn’t a total blunder as “presidential” — […]

COLUMN: SNL serves as unique political entertainment

Lily Vaughan

In its recent parody of the creepy ‘80s thriller Fatal Attraction, Saturday Night Live has perhaps reached the pinnacle of its political commentary. Nearly four minutes long, the skit is carefully filmed and edited, previously recorded and hosts a cast of criticisms as Conway hassles CNN correspondent Jake Tapper for airtime. The skit lays bare […]

COLUMN: Centrism is the only path to bipartisanship

Lily Vaughan

Every man to ever hold the office of the presidency has had his own unique style of maintaining it. Each one of them, from former President George Washington to former President Barack Obama, has found a different way of filling the chair. President Donald Trump’s relatively new presidential habits — underhandedly banning religions from entering […]