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We Need To Stop Blaming China and Blame Ourselves

Trump was in Da Nang, Vietnam last week. He gave a speech there that was pretty ferocious, and I'm frankly not certain whether this is going to be a good thing or not for the United States.

Is This The End Of Patriarchy?

In this judge Roy Moore thing, in Harvey Weinstein, in Steven Seagal, Kevin Spacey, all these things, are we seeing the end of three thousand years of patriarchy?

What the CBO and FDR have to say about the Republican tax plan

The Congressional Budget Office has scored the Republican Tax scam.

This is fascinating.

It Doesn't Cost Billionaires Anything To Oppress You

There's a simple reason why Republicans default to the culture wars. It is because it doesn't cost their donor class any money.

If Republicans pass laws banning transgender people from bathrooms, that doesn't hurt the Koch brothers, it doesn't hurt Sheldon Adelson, it doesn't affect them at all.

Would You Ban All Guns If You Could?

I am not someone who would ban all guns if I could.

One of my brothers is a sports shooting enthusiast and has a range in his backyard and whenever Louise and I go back to Michigan we stay with him, and if we're there over the weekend we're always in the backyard shooting.

You Are Not Free If You Can't Afford Healthcare

Is America more free because we can have guns?

I would say that there are a lot of countries that are more free than we are.

We have to Talk About the Victims Of Gun Violence

I was going to start off on the Walmart shooter of last week who walked into a Walmart and shot it up. He had been living with a bunch of Bibles and no furniture.

Is Trump's Political Grandstanding Getting To You?


Trump has said that he wants to send the whack job who killed 8 people in New York last week to Gitmo.

What Trump is doing here, he's been doing long enough and well enough that it's starting to become quite obvious.

His game is to constantly own the news cycle.

And the way that you constantly own the news cycle is by being outrageous.

What America's Founders Would Say to Alabama's Fundamentalist Hustler Roy Moore

Judge Roy Moore, the "Ten Commandments Judge" in Alabama now running for the U.S. Senate, says the controversy he and Fox News have stirred up is about religion.

Is John Kelly Encouraging the "Good Nazis" of the Confederacy?

People Are Officially Done With John Kelly After His 'Absurd' Civil War Comments.

This is fascinating. "The White House chief of staff blamed the war on a 'lack of compromise'?" A lack of compromise? The Civil War!

How Reaganomics Are Turning America into a Third World Country


The Republican tax plan costs five trillion dollars which is not paid for and will not create jobs or do anything to stimulate the economy.

The Soul Of The Trump Administration

Every now and then something happens that just gives you a glimpse into essentially the soul of another party or a politician and I think the story of Rosa Maria Hernandez is just such a gli

Is this the America You wanted?

In New Mexico they are coming up with new standards for their textbooks. These are based on what are called the Next Generation Science Standards but the New Mexicans would like to make some changes to the Next Generation Science Standards which is a set of standards at a federal level.

Why Are We Subsidizing Low-wage Employers?

A new study out of the General Accounting Office (GAO) - arguably the least political part of the executive branch - found that millions of families with a worker earning the federal minimum wage are living in poverty.

Idaho State Senator Threatens High School Kids with Arrest for Participating in Democracy

The ugly face of Republican authoritarianism.

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