US Domestic Politics

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Trey Gowdy to retire

The rats are leaving the ship.

Right Wing Welcome Mat for the Pope

They are up in arms, the Pope can only handle souls, not society or culture or poor. I think the right has a scope clause in their cult contract.

The least taxed western country with the worst Gini measurement of all western countries, and the least maintained infrastructure of all western countries, and most children in poverty of all western countries, but the Pope is out of line for pointing out the facts.

Goldwater coup redux A historian posits a replay of the '64 GOP revolt that trashed pragmatism in favor of no compromise to repeal Social Security and all the rest of the new deal. The GOP was kept out of the house majority until '94, after the '64 trouncing.

Sandra Bland independant autopsy?

I had been waiting to hear the results of the independant autopsy of Sandra. (The balck woman who supposedly committed suicide while in jail for a minor traffic offense.)

I hadn't seen anything coming up in the news about it. After a search I found out that the autopsy has been blocked by Texas officials.

Right's Humor Shortage

A catalogue of humor sources on Newsprism files them under left:

Sanders: 34% , Trump: 21%   WHO IS POINTING THAT OUT ???

According to the latest NBC National Poll, Bernie Sanders now has 34 percent of Democratic voters' support compared to Donald Trump's 21 percent of Republican voters.  WHO IS POINTING THAT OUT ???

Chomsky Q&A American exceptionalism

Noam Chomsky on George Orwell, the Suppression of Ideas and the Myth of American Exceptionalism

You Voted for Obama and You Now Support Bernie?

How many of you Bernie fans voted to re-elect Obama? Could you be about to make another big mistake? Read this essay by Paul Street for a little recent, bad history.


September 25, 2015

Boehner Resigns

John Boehner to resign end of October. Can it get worse?

TSA detains pax for packing

Orlando uses one of the body scans with pictures, so this passenger was seen to be packing something undetectable by a metal detector. [quote]


How a $2.7 billion air-defense system became a 'zombie' program

Latest Headlines

Obama to veto legislation on refugee screening

President Barack Obama would veto a Republican bill introduced in the wake of the Paris attacks to toughen the screening process for Syrian refugees

New York officials: No credible ISIS threat against city

There is no credible threat to New York City at this time, officials said

China denies torturing political prisoners

A Chinese delegation denied mistreatement of prisoners held in police stations and deaths in custody

Florida cops are taking tons of people's property!

The ACLU wants Florida cops to stop seizing people's personal property. In a recent press release, the civil rights group is calling on the Florida Legislature to address that state's out-of-control civil asset forfeiture practices.

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