Thursday, July 18, 2019

Tag: Republicans

A necessary voice: Ilhan Omar must not be silenced

Representative Omar has only held office for two months and not only faces attacks from within her own party, but also what amounts to a campaign of incitement launched by the right.

The yuge Republican lie about the deficit

It’s not social spending that’s causing the federal deficit to soar. It’s Republican tax cuts, especially on corporations and the wealthy.

House passes HR 1 – a sweeping anti-corruption bill to get...

“HR 1 restores the people’s faith that government works for the public interest, the people’s interest, not the special interest.”

Have the rich always laughed at stiff taxes?

In other words, seriously taxing the rich will always be impossible. So why bother even trying?

Presidential candidates should telegraph VP favorites

We only elect twosomes to the White House. Why not learn sooner, not later, what that combo would look like? Frankly, I don’t see much downside – and distinct benefits.

Legislative low-lights: Abortion restrictions sweep through GOP-held legislatures

Here is a look at the anti-choice and anti-LGBTQ legislation as it works its way through state legislatures.

‘Socialism’ and other bad words from the name-caller-in-chief

It seems that Republicans don’t only dislike the idea of taxing the rich, they don’t even understand it.

Veni, Vidi, Tweeti (I came, I saw, I tweeted)

Someday, if people ask the obvious question – not who lost Afghanistan, but who lost America? – keep all those failed imperial wars and the national security state that went with them in mind when you try to answer.

Gearing up for possibility of another Trump shutdown, airport workers ready...

"We need people to fully understand what the issues are so that we can be prepared to respond potentially with withholding our service, if that's what it takes to stop a continuation of the shutdown."

Did billionaires pay off Republicans for passing the Trump tax bill?

A Center for Public Integrity analysis suggests the timing of big donations may be more than a coincidence.

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‘Astonishing’ Texas legal Win tops decades of clean-water heroism

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How corporate welfare hurts you

You often hear Trump and Republicans in Congress railing against so-called “welfare programs” – by which they mean programs that provide health...

U.S. judge slashed Bayer/Monsanto damages owed from $75 million to $25.27 million

Bayer had purchased Monsanto back in 2016 and the product Roundup weedkiller has been linked to causing cancer.  Northern...

Chevron responsible for spilling nearly 800,000 gallons of oil and water into California canyon

The seepage began in May and has been intermittently leaking until last Tuesday.

Trump’s plan to throw 55,000 children out of their homes

In 1968 — just a week after Martin Luther King, Jr.’s assassination — Congress passed the Fair Housing Act, or FHA.