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What Would a Normal President Do?

Thom plus logo A normal person as president would anguish over telling his nation that a quarter million people were going to have to die because he listened to Fox News hosts and spent two months holding rallies and playing golf when he could have been ordering test kits, ventilators and personal protective equipment.

We're All in Mourning For Our Way of Life. How Are You Working Around it?

Thom plus logo While we're all experiencing shock and anger at how Trump has created a crisis in America by lying and procrastinating and grandstanding, there's a larger emotion that's reaching deep into the lives of many of us: Grief.

If Only 100,000 Americans Die Trump Thinks He "Did a Great Job"

Thom plus logo On January 20, the United States and South Korea both diagnosed their first patient with the coronavirus. South Korea immediately begin testing their population and started a nationwide program of social distancing.

Coronavirus Crash: Worse Than Great Depression?

Thom plus logo The coronavirus crash has turned the fact that we don't make anything in America anymore from a topic for philosophical and political debate into a crisis in our hospitals causing people to die and endangering our frontline health care workers.

What Happens When Mobsters Run the Country?

Thom plus logo Donald Trump spent years hanging out and doing business with mobsters and people associated with them. His lawyer, Roy Cohn, was the chief lawyer for the biggest mobster in New York City, and the Italian mob had infiltrated the New York construction and real estate business. Now Trump's mobster tendencies are bubbling to the surface.

Is Next On Trump's List To Turn Grandma and Grandpa Into Soylent Green?

Thom plus logo Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick of Texas has said, essentially, that old people should be willing and enthusiastic to patriotically die so that Trump can put the economy back into gear. Apparently he didn't get the memo that most of them will die in a hospital, clogging up our healthcare system and infecting our healthcare workers.

Why? America Deserves an Answer

Thom plus logo The Associated Press recently did a good roundup story about how the Trump administration procrastinated for months before acknowledging the gravity of the situation that we face as a nation. It answers a lot of the "what" questions, but answers none of the "why" questions.

Would Trump Get Away With Letting 2 Million Americans Die?

Thom plus logo A joke floating around on the Internet says, "How do you know if you have coronavirus?

Roll Back Republican Tax Cuts!

Thom plus logo Congress is debating how much money to give to corporations and average Americans to try to blunt the economic impact of this pandemic. Republicans have repeatedly blocked or reduced efforts to get more money to individuals at the low-end of the economic scale, saying that we can't afford to spend this much money.

Will Trump Step Down?

Thom plus logo Forget about Donald Trump and Mike Pence. Andrew Cuomo is now the acting President of the United States. Trump continues to think that the job of president is "reality show moderator in chief."

We Need to Be Planning for the Worst and Work & Hope For the Best

Thom plus logo On my radio/TV show last Friday, I said words to the effect of, "Get ready for unemployment levels that are worse than the Republican Great Depression. Get ready for a stock market failure that will be worse than the Republican Great Depression. Plan for the worst and hope for the best." Several people admonished me for talking "fearfully."

Get in the F*cking Line Behind the Rest of us Human Beings Here

Thom plus logo Dear airlines, hotel chains, banks, and other industries who are begging Donald Trump and Congress for bail outs. Get in the f*cking line. Most of you didn't even pay taxes last year.

Do We Have the Prescription for a Second Republican Great Depression?

Thom plus logo One of the video clips that has gone more viral than most is a Republican congressman on Fox News telling people how important it is that they go out to their local bars and restaurants to keep the economy from being hurt.

Where Are the Test Kits??

Thom plus logo We now know that people who are exposed to the coronavirus begin shedding viruses themselves within 24 hours of exposure, although it can take up to two weeks before they get symptoms. Healthcare workers and people in regular contact with large numbers of people should be tested regularly or perhaps even daily.

We need to plan now in case Trump loses in November - but refuses to leave the White House

Thom plus logo The Constitution provides a couple of mechanisms for Trump to lose the 2020 election-both the popular vote and the Electoral College-and still hold the office of president for a second term.

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