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Partial Graham-Cassidy CBO Score: Millions Lose Their Health Insurance.

In the GOP’s pell-mell rush to pass an Obamacare repeal, there has been no time for what John McCain calls ‘regular order’ — in which bills are debated, and a full CBO score calculated. Nevertheless, the CBO has managed to issue a partial analysis of the Graham-Cassidy offering. And to no one’s surprise, it ...

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The 'Son of a Bitch' is a Greater American than Kremlin Don.

America is greatest when she overcomes her wrongs.  As she did with emancipation. And with the recognition of worker rights, women’s rights, consumer rights, civil rights, gay rights. But the path to greatness has had switchbacks, and progress has been slow. Today unarmed black Americans are still shot dead by ...

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Is the GOP's Latest Sadism (aka the Obamacare Repeal Effort) Dead?

The Cassidy/Graham bill, the GOP’s latest attempt to repeal Obamacare is godawful. So vile that few Republicans have spoken well about it. And the few that have, had to lie to support their laughable point of view. There is little evidence that the majority of Republican Senators even know what’s in it. Certainly, ...

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Irony is Trump answering his own question.

The Trump Administration Hires Big Boobs.

In the Mad Man era — as the joke has it — the executive needed a new secretary. He interviewed the candidates. After asking them wide-ranging questions about their abilities, education, and experience, he hired the one with the biggest boobs. And so it is in the Trump administration. Ability, education and ...

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Price, Pruitt & Mnuchin Preaching Prudence but Living Large On the Taxpayer's Tab.

Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price is a deficit hawk. As a congressman, no aspect of government waste was beyond his lash. Now he’s revealed — and is anyone surprised? — as a hypocrite of the highest order. In one three-day stretch, he took five private jets on the ...

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Ted Cruz’s Porn Habit Diverts Attention From Global Warming.

September 12, 2017

Two items hit the news today. One caused much titillation. The other will attract little attention. But they reflect on each other. Americans woke up on 9/12 to the revelation that a porn video was ‘liked’ – and quickly unliked – on Ted Cruz’s Twitter account.  Cruz dismissed the event as the fat fingered fumblings […]

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Really? 9.9.17 Pruitt Promotes Polio; Limbaugh’s Folly; Trump & Churches; Sikhs & Sharia.

September 9, 2017

Too soon? Scott Pruitt, the EPA Administrator, says that we shouldn’t talk about climate change while Irma is bearing down on the US. That’s absurd. If we waited until there was no polio to start work on preventing polio, there would still be polio. The cancer of climate denial. Big tobacco denied the connection between smoking and […]

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DACA Divides Republicans. Even Trump Is Waffling.

September 6, 2017

Marco Rubio doesn’t want to craft a DACA bill unless he knows whether Donald Trump will sign it or not. More, he wants Trump to provide guidance.  That isn’t the way government is supposed to work. Article I, Section 1 of the Constitution – the very first sentence – tells Congresspeople to get off their ass: “All […]

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While Texans Deal with Harvey, Politicians Act Like Idiots.

September 1, 2017

In response to Harvey’s devastation, Donald Trump signed a proclamation declaring Sunday to be a ‘national day of prayer’. And while the ‘pious’ are praying, thousands of hard working folks will be doing something useful. And if this committed man of no evident faith had wanted to take a stab at inclusion he might have […]

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Who Had the Dumbest Harvey Tweet? Walsh, Osteen or Trump (Donald or Eric)?

August 31, 2017

Twitter is like alcohol – it doesn’t change you, it reveals you. And what it reveals is that there are a lot of dumbasses out there. Take Joe Walsh. This ex-Illinois Representative took exception to a satirical magazine’s cover cartoon celebrating God drowning fascists with Hurricane Harvey. The cartoon was inflammatory and insensitive – and Walsh was […]

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From Prayer to “Piss Off”, Evangelicals React to Harvey.

August 29, 2017

  When a hurricane hits God’s country, you can be sure that his fan club will be fired up and spreading the Word. Sure enough, as Harvey hit Houston, Christian leaders were extolling the virtue of prayer and cash. I have to say that I don’t remember the same enthusiasm for addressing death and destruction when Sandy […]

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In Pardoning Arpaio Trump Bets It All on Racism.

August 26, 2017

  Donald Trump pardoned Joe Arpaio – on a Friday night, in August, during a hurricane. In the (political) old days, this would have been a ‘news dump’. A story designed to sink into the weekend, buried beneath a bigger event. But with the desperate need to fill time, cable-news networks have hours to devote to every […]

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My Father Didn’t Use to Be a RWNJ – What Happened?

August 22, 2017

Do you have a crazy dad, uncle or brother? Was he always like that? Or is the craziness an acquired affliction? Here, I’m talking politically. Specifically about those relatives, who in their youth were centrist or close to it, sometimes even quite liberal, who have now veered hard right. You do? If so, he may have been […]

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Trump Says Heather Heyer Is no Better than a Neo-Nazi.

August 19, 2017

Another week in the Trump presidency winds down – and like most of the previous ones, it is well called the ‘his worst week’ yet. Trump is a man celebrated for his faults – so steeped in wickedness and disregard for humanity that it takes great endurance to wade through his failings and pick his worst. But let’s […]

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