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Aaron Blake

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Recent articles by Aaron:

Fauci finally loses his patience with Rand Paul

Fauci has clashed repeatedly with his chief Senate critic. But Wednesday, he wasn't so diplomatic about it. → Read More

GOP’s Hunter Biden report doesn’t back up Trump’s actual conspiracy theory — or anything close to it

Trump's claim was that Joe Biden did something wrong by pushing for the removal of Ukraine's prosecutor. The new Seante report spends precious little time on that. → Read More

‘Hanging chads,’ meet ‘naked ballots’

Why “naked ballots” could be a major X-Factor in the Trump-Biden race. → Read More

Trump’s and Tucker Carlson’s brazen claim about Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s dying wish

Carlson says he doesn't believe Ginsburg actually made her dying wish "for a second." Trump suggested it had been written by Democrats. But it's eminently believable that she said this. → Read More

Lindsey Graham pledges GOP will support Trump’s nominee, despite not knowing who nominee is

Advice and consent? Nah, whoever it is will do just fine. → Read More

The GOP swing votes on Ginsburg’s replacement, analyzed

Who could vote against the nominee? And what are their political motivations? → Read More

How the GOP is trying to justify its Supreme Court reversal

After declining to take up Merrick Garland's nomination in 2016, Republicans are trying to justify doing the opposite in 2020. Let's parse their defenses. → Read More

Who Trump might pick for the Supreme Court

A look at Supreme Court nominee possibilities, starting with parlor game favorite Amy Coney Barrett. → Read More

The GOP senators who will decide on Ginsburg’s vacancy

What Lindsey Graham, Chuck Grassley and others said when a 2020 Supreme Court vacancy was just hypothetical. → Read More

Trump’s Puerto Rico aid reversal is very conveniently timed — for Trump

The Trump administration apparently is over whatever hang-ups it had about Puerto Rico's corruption. → Read More

19 aides, allies and even family members who have spoken against Trump

Given the growing onslaught of Trump's internal critics, it can be difficult to keep them all straight. → Read More

A devastating picture of Trump’s coronavirus response — from a firsthand witness

Olivia Troye isn't the first White House aide or ally to speak out against Trump. But she's one of the most important. And what she describes is bleak. → Read More

Mark Meadows just epitomized the White House’s stupefying position on masks

Now that Trump is again dubious of the necessity of masks, those around him must account for his stance. It's hard to do so in good faith. → Read More

William Barr’s eyebrow-raising ‘robber barons’ metaphor for the Trump era

In a speech to a conservative audience Wednesday night, Barr likened our current situation to C.S. Lewis's quote pitting "robber barons" against "omnipotent moral busybodies." → Read More

The Trump administration’s politicization of coronavirus comes to a head

The news that two top Health and Human Services aides would step aside — one temporarily and another permanently — is the latest accountability measure for political officials overstepping. → Read More

Trump’s increasingly overt effort to pretend Biden is actually president

In Trump's town hall Tuesday night and in comments over the past week, Republicans have increasingly talked about Biden as if he's been the one in charge. → Read More

Trump’s incoherent defense of his coronavirus response

Trump's town hall forum performance indicates he still doesn’t have good answers on the coronavirus. → Read More

Republicans are calling Democrats coronavirus ‘anti-vaxxers.’ But their own base is the most skeptical.

The Trump campaign and the GOP are attacking Democrats for expressing skepticism about the vaccine process. But one side is more skeptical about vaccines: Republicans. → Read More

Trump confirms he wanted to assassinate Assad. In 2018, he denied it was even considered.

As Trump questions Woodward's credibility, he torches his own. → Read More

How the Trump team has meddled in health officials’ coronavirus work

A pair of new reports drove home the consistent, ongoing effort to downplay the virus and apply pressure on apolitical government officials to fall in line. → Read More