The Field Widens

Representatives Eric Swalwell (CA) and Tim Ryan (OH) have both officially announced their candidacies for president of the United States, bringing the total number of Democratic contenders to no less than 18.

Ryan announced his bid during a rally in Youngstown, Ohio, and focused his message around re-enfranchising the “fly-over states.”

Swalwell made his announcement on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” and emphasized the importance of economic equity and gun reform.

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Why Trump’s Lies Are So Dangerous

Once again, the president has told a blatant lie that is easily proven false while on national television, and it’s causing more damage than you think.

If you took a look at any major news site yesterday, you would have seen headlines like “Donald Trump’s Lies: 3 theories on why they don’t seem to faze him,” or “Trump can get away with lying because he’s so loud about it.”

They may seem innocent enough, and even relevant, but the narrative they create is both insidious and terribly dangerous.

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Trump Does Democrats a Favor

The president recently backtracked his statements that the GOP would soon become the “party of healthcare,” and is now saying that no Republican healthcare proposal will be made until after the 2020 election.

As blatantly irresponsible as the decision may be, it opens up a tremendous opportunity for Democratic candidates hoping to win the presidency.

With only a single Republican candidate bereft of any comprehensive healthcare plan or policy, Democrats have the opportunity to speak unopposed on healthcare — a chance that we as a nation cannot afford to pass up.

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The Opening Roster

The 2020 election season has kicked off at full throttle with more than a dozen Democrat hopefuls throwing their hat in the race for the White House.

UPDATED 04/09/2019 02:08 PM PST

With so many presidential candidates, it’s nearly impossible to keep them all straight. Iron Triangle Press aims to provide you with an activist’s perspective on each of these candidates and their policies to help you make the most informed choice possible come election day.

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“Total Exoneration”

Special Counsel Robert Mueller concluded his investigation last week and found that there was no evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia during the 2016 election.

As anti-climactic as the findings may be, they certainly aren’t terribly surprising, and some argue that they even justify the president’s repeated cries that the whole affair was a “witch hunt.”

Others, however, point out that there never needed to be proof of collusion to justify an impeachment case considering the president and his administration have been found to be complicit in campaign finance crimes and the fact that the president is still the subject of multiple investigations.

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The Kids Will Be Alright

Schoolchildren across the world skipped classes Friday to protest the lack of global action against climate change.

Much of the inspiration for the worldwide “school strike” was drawn from internationally acclaimed climate activist Greta Thunberg, a 16-year-old girl from Sweden who has been skipping school for months now to protest climate change on the steps of the Swedish parliament building.

Thunberg has recently been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in light of her direct action, including the speeches she’s given to the United Nations and in Davos.

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Things Have Been Weird

Nearly half the Democratic party has declared their candidacy for president, the current president declared an unnecessary state of emergency, and the Supreme Court actually agreed on something unanimously.

But that’s not really too far off par for the course when you think about it. The last two years have been nothing if not a whirlwind of ludicrous headlines competing to stay on the airwaves for more than 12 hours.

One thing is for certain, though, and that is the undeniable fact that every day we continue to travel further and further down this road of insanity, the greater the danger becomes.

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Louisiana Abortion Bill Blocked

The Supreme Court of the United States has ruled against a harsh Louisiana abortion law that would have ultimately resulted in the entire state population becoming dependent on a single doctor to provide the procedure.

In a pleasantly surprising twist, Chief Justice John Roberts sided with the liberal faction of the court in a 5-4 vote to temporarily halt the legislation, which would have required doctors performing the procedure to have admitting privileges to a hospital within 30 miles of their clinic.

Unsurprisingly, recently sworn-in Justice Brett Kavanaugh, who was accused of sexual assault by multiple women, voted in favor of the legislation and wrote the dissenting opinion.

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‘Thermal Whiplash’ Up Next for Midwest, East Coast

Meteorologists are predicting that the polar vortex gripping much of the U.S. will give way to rapid warming and ‘thermal whiplash.’

At least 12 people have died in the harsh conditions brought on by a heat wave at the North Pole which displaced frigid air cold enough to induce frostbite nearly immediately.

Thanks to climate change, the North Pole experienced a rapid temperature increase, called ‘sudden stratospheric warming,’ of nearly 125 degrees due to air moving up from the south; that rapid warming is what sent all the cold air rushing down through Canada and into the Lower 48.

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