Dean Baker for Truthout: Unfortunately, the Trump budget is not the first time the Republicans have proposed largely eliminating the federal government.
Another scandal is brewing in the White House that demands equal attention -- Trump, his family and his inner circle cashing in on the presidency for personal profit.
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Tom Engelhardt, cofounder of the American Empire Project and author of The United States of Fear as well as The End of Victory Culture, runs The Nation Institute's TomDispatch.com. His latest book, coauthored with Nick Turse, is Terminator Planet: The First History of Drone Warfare, 2001-2050.