Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Tag: Speaker of the House

Paul Ryan was a villain and no one will miss him

The outgoing House speaker’s entire career was a cash grab for billionaires, capped off by a low trick to literally starve children.

The race to replace Paul Ryan says everything about party politics...

With Ryan out, Paul Nehlen, an open white supremacist, is the leading Republican, while Randy Bryce, a progressive populist, is running as a Democrat.

My Pick for the Next Speaker of the US House

While the Speaker of the House doesn't actually have to be a member of Congress, why don't we choose someone like a kindergarten teacher, a minimum-wage worker, or organic farmer to run the show? They might be exactly who is needed.

Hunting Hillary: Dim Speaker-to-Be Reveals Select Committee’s Partisan Goal

As the Republican-controlled House revealed yet another committee to investigate Benghazi, is this their way of "hurting Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign?"

Former House Speaker Charged with Concealing Blackmail Payments

Dennis Hastert, former House Speaker, was indicted for covering up large bank transactions and lying to the FBI. Forced to cover up past misconduct through blackmail payments, is Hastert squeaky clean reputation now tainted?

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From superpower to failed state: Inequality and the public health crisis in America

The pandemic has shined a spotlight on the failings of leaders and elites.

The rise of Christian nationalism in America

Or maybe it's how to legislate evil and punish the poor.

10 things you need to know to stop a coup

Because the best way to stop a coup is to deter it.

Former corrections officer sentenced to federal prison for assaulting inmate

“The abuse of authority by this law enforcement officer and the violation of the inmate’s civil rights will not be tolerated.”

Trump breaks world records for longest tax audit, if not presidential scandals

Why doesn’t every pundit and every journalist keep repeating: “Deliver the returns. Cut the audit BS. End the legal smoke and mirrors.”