Thursday, April 9, 2020

Chris Christie Refuses to Help Unemployed New Jersey Residents Hold Onto Food Stamps

Thousands of residents in New Jersey will soon lose their food stamps because of Gov. Chris Christie.

The Ultimate Zinger: Just Call Something ‘Evil’

Big words, like good and evil, come with lots of emotional baggage, little of which stands up to logical scrutiny. The rhetoric of evil drags terms from old-time religion and serves the political class by oversimplifying moral and political complexity, a kind of instant moral sound bite. Is money really evil? Or all of capitalism? Or the western world as if personifies only the worst of humanity? What applies to individual morality works much less well with abstract institutions.

The 15 Most Ridiculous Things Conservative Media Said About Climate Change In 2015

4. WSJ Op-Ed Claims Finding That Bacon Causes Cancer Is Part Of Climate Change Conspiracy.

America’s Presidential Candidates Against the World

The issues facing the US in a presidential election year are simply too important for the candidates to ignore. And yet, while this suggests that they need to display policy mastery and even, now and again, genuine statesmanship, they are instead merely assuring voters that they will “keep us safe.”

Donald Trump Featured In New Terrorist Recruitment Video

"The new Shabab video featuring Donald Trump appears clear evidence jihadists hope to use him to specifically solicit American recruits."

The GOP’s Pro-Corporate Prescription

Tax credits for working families are a better deal than corporate tax breaks.

Demonstrators Ring In The New Year Demanding Police Accountability

More than 100 protesters packed City Hall again Thursday with what are now very familiar chants and calls for Mayor Rahm Emanuel to resign.

Obama Will Move to Expand Gun Control By Executive Order

The announcement is expected to come sometime before the annual State of the Union address.

Why Isn’t the Media Feeling the Bern?

Polls show that Bernie Sanders would trounce Donald Trump, but you’d never know that from watching TV news.

Republican Candidates Defend Killing Civilians to Fight Terrorism — and so do Democrats

For a number of years now, prominent Democrats have also been advocating very dangerous ideas, with Democratic leaders also defending the large-scale killing of civilians in the name of "fighting terrorism."