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Can America step back from the ledge of oligarchy?

In an oligarchy, loyalty is more important than science or even reality. And, with the Trump administration, it appears that America has finally slipped into full-blown oligarchy. The question is whether we will recover from it and return to democracy, or whether the Trump oligarchy will cause America to descend into tyranny.

Has Georgia Governor Rolled Out A New Death Panel Plan?

Thom plus logo Georgia Governor and corporate toady Brian Kemp said, "We will allow gyms, fitness centers, bowling alleys, body art studios, barbers, cosmetologists, hair designers, nail care artists, aestheticians, their respective schools, and massage therapists to reopen their doors this Friday, April the 24th."

Will The Billionaires Get A Twofer?

Thom plus logo Right wing billionaires behind groups like ALEC and Freedomworks helped organize and fund tea party protests a decade ago, resulting in a healthcare program with no public option. Now they are funding hard-core right wing groups who are demanding governors stop protecting their citizens from the coronavirus.

Can The Grifters Be Stopped?

Thom plus logo Trump, Fox News and America's right wing billionaires, who are all working together to stoke an "Open the country!" movement, are making a huge bet.

When Mike Pence was telling people in 2000 that cigarettes don't cause cancer, while many people no doubt died because of his advice, he was never held accountable for it.

Why?

Thom plus logo The big question that the media is asking is, "Why?" Why is it that right wing billionaires are funding protests of shelter in place orders in the states? Why is it that Fox News is pushing so hard to reopen the economy? Why are TV doctor pundits on Fox saying that having 2% or 3% of our population die is an acceptable price to pay?

How billionaires' short-term greed could upend America and destroy their own wealth

Thom plus logo The coronavirus crisis is highlighting how dysfunctional states run by Republicans are. This is a feature of GOP rule, not a bug.

Is Division All Trump Knows?

Thom plus logo Michigan governor Gretchen Whitmer, who is not only having to deal with a massive coronavirus outbreak but also with a right wing anti-quarantine revolt funded, according to the New York Times, in part by the DeVos family, pointed out that the enemy here is not each other, but is the virus.

Will This Be a "Let Them Eat Coronavirus" Moment?

Thom plus logo Once again, the Republican party and their members in Congress have screwed average Americans to give a huge benefit to America's super wealthy. You might've gotten $1200, but the truly rich got a fortune.

Is The 40 Year Republican Plan Disintegrating?

Thom plus logo People are wondering why Donald Trump melted down yesterday in his press conference, but there's really a simple explanation.

America Has a Big Decision to Make - How Do We End Shelter In Place?

Thom plus logo Dr. David Nabarro of the World Health Organization says that until a vaccine is developed, the coronavirus will likely "stalk the human race" for quite a while. Shelter in place and all the other efforts to stop the spread of the coronavirus are designed to do, basically, only one thing: protect hospitals.
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