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Trump Is Using Racist White People To Make The Rich Richer

There is this whole mythology that Donald Trump came to power because 53% of white women voted for him, because 66% of white working men who didn't have a college degree voted for him.

That may be, but those are not his constituents. Those are his suckers. Those are his rubes.

Republicans Failing Their Corporate Sponsors Could Be a Miracle For Democracy

Now, you don't hear it very much in the corporate media, but the budget bill that the Republicans passed through the House and Senate and Donald Trump signed that set the table for this tax legislation - this tax scam that is being worked out between Republicans in the House, Republicans in the Senate and the billionaires who own them all - includes a trillion dollar cut to Medicaid and

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.

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