Monday, July 15, 2019

Tag: Republicans

How to Become a Conservative in Four Embarrassing Steps

Conservatives often turn to denial, dismissal, and/or belligerence through delusional thinking and a lack of empathy. We are living in a conservative-controlled nation—here are four reasons we are moving closer to a world of trouble for our children.

Is This a Scandal—Or a ‘Scandal?’

It seems Hillary Clinton didn't breach security or violate any federal record-keeping statutes—the laws were tightened after she left office. With no actual evidence of wrongdoing by Clinton and her staff, what do Republicans and their media enablers expect to find now?

The Nincompoop Caucus Sets a Record

Lawmakers are doing all they can to eliminate healthcare coverage for people on Obamacare. Republicans have voted more than 56 times to take away health coverage for previously uninsured people. This is absurd.

Goosey as Ever

It's nearly two years away, but the 2016 presidential candidates are "goosey" than ever. So who will the next presidential race come down to—Bush vs. Clinton? The race is on.

Republican Scott Walker Pitches a Possible Syria War to Make Us...

Scott Walker, the GOP hopeful, is using the idea of a ground war in Syria as an attractive campaign promise. But what does he think Americans will gain from a Syria war launched by the leader of Wisconsin?

End Poverty? Reduce Inequality? What Republicans Must Do First

Maybe Republicans should start considering the undeniable fact that unemployment and poverty are a growing concern in America. Because every time a Republican becomes President, poverty and unemployment have increased.

Phony Baloney

The President’s recent SOTU speech did not allude to future help for the pro-middle-class proposals many hoped would turn into laws, it did not make many feel at ease about the TPP decisions soon to be made, and it did not give many progressives comfort as to what the political future will bring.

The New Compassionate Conservatism and Trickle-Down Economics

Republican policies have nudged it toward big gains at the top and stagnation for everyone else. When will the leading Republican hopefuls recognize the economy has to work for everyone and not just a few?

Taking a Meaningless Progressive Stand in Congress

It’s all part of a long-running game in which the Democratic Party pretends to be the party of the working person. Are they really working hand-in-glove with the Republicans to continue sucking the life out of the 99 percent to give to the 1 percent?

Congress Starts the New Year Off by Kicking the Disabled

The new Congress decided that its first order of business was to go after the disabled. Republican Congress is holding disabled workers hostage in order to extract concessions on these programs.

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Trump reverses water bottle ban in national parks

The 2011 “Water Bottle Ban” gave national parks the allowance to prohibit the sale of plastic water bottles, which helped reduce park...

Texas judge convicted of bribery and obstruction

“No one – especially a judge – is above the law.”

Americans are dying because they can’t afford their insulin

“My son and Jesy, they were murdered. They were killed by big Pharma. The cause of death should actually be on their death certificates, corporate greed.”

550,000 acres on fire in Alaska in latest sign of the climate crisis

Alaska's fires show the footprints of climate change in multiple ways.

Logic for progressives: an interview with Professor Ben Burgis

Ben Burgis, an author and professor of philosophy at Rutgers University, is on a mission to make progressives more effective in confronting the right with good arguments, whether...