Politics

Tariffs Are a Regressive Tax that Penalizes the Poor.

November 29, 2018

But who’s paying the $3 tariff? Whoever is buying widgets — in this case, the American consumer. Increasing the price of widgets by $3 is the equivalent of adding a 20% sales tax. However, that revenue would only come from Chinese widget sales. The Treasury would get no direct benefit from increased American widget sales.

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Trump’s Profound Disregard for the US Military Continues.

November 29, 2018

Trump told reporters today we shouldn’t worry about the troops spending Thanksgiving at the border because they are “tough people”. I’m sure they are. And no one signs up for the military thinking it’s going to be a 9-5 job with holidays off. Hardships are expected. But no good commander sends his troops to suffer hardships pointlessly. And what of […]

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From High Humidity to Foreclosure, Voting Problems on Election Day

November 15, 2018

It’s not just Russian interference in our democratic process, state politicians have done a masterful job of gerrymandering and voter suppression. Take Kansas. In the historically infamous Dodge City there are no polling places. City residents have to travel 2½ miles out of town to vote at the city’s only polling place.  Technological failures in Texas and Georgia (or is it […]

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The Conservative Base is Scared Witless. And Has Been for Years.

November 3, 2018

Conservatives love to be scared. And Trump loves to scare them. Rational Americans look at a caravan of desperate, hungry, thirsty, dirty vagabonds and see a people yearning to be free. But Trump paints them as terrorists, gang-bangers and drug dealers — rapists in their spare time — and his acolytes eat it up.  This fear is […]

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Today’s Conservatives Engender a New Age of Anti-Semitism.

November 3, 2018

The massacre at the Tree of Life Synagogue is just the most violent, recent expression of anti-Semitism in the US. The gunman may have acted alone, but he had many accomplices. The severity of the event makes it unique, but it sprang from soil well fertilized by many Americans, from the meanest white nationalist to the President […]

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Twelve Things Conservatives Believe About Liberals That Are Just Not True.

October 27, 2018

The conservative echo chamber resonates with claims made about what liberals believe and stand for. As you might expect, there is no factual basis for what they say. Let’s analyze their top dozen mischaracterizations: 1. Liberals want open borders, where anyone, for any reason, can come to America at any time. Liberals do not believe […]

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Democrats Misplayed the Kavanaugh Confirmation. But It May Help Them Win an Election.

October 21, 2018

I believe that Dr. Christine Blasey Ford was held down as a 15-year-old by a drunken 17-year-old Brett Kavanaugh while his friend, Mark Judge, watched sniggering. I say this because I want the reader to know that I am on Ford’s side and that no way should Brett Kavanaugh sit on the Supreme Court. Bearing that […]

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RW Logic: A Neo-Nazi Hijacks a Train, But Liberals Are the Real Security Threat.

October 21, 2018

Today, Taylor Michael Wilson, a 26-year-old neo-nazi terrorist, was sentenced to 14 years for hijacking an Amtrak train in Nebraska. Shortly after his arrest, he volunteered that he was “going to save the train from black people.” The Justice Department issued no press release at the time. Because as a white supremacist he didn’t fit the conservative narrative that the real […]

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Kavanaugh Talks Like a Man with Something to Hide.

September 24, 2018

Why doesn’t Kavanaugh call for an FBI investigation? You would think an innocent man would.

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