Category Archives: Politics

“Relief for the Rich Act”

In his op-ed piece, Understanding Republican Cruelty, Paul Krugman explains the redistribution of wealth going on with Republican health legislation: More than 40 percent of the Senate bill’s tax cuts would go to people with annual incomes over $1 million — but even these lucky few would see their after-tax income rise only by a […]

Environmental protection. Ha, just kidding.

Trump announces U.S. will exit Paris climate deal: White House chief strategist Stephen K. Bannon and Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt pushed for a withdrawal, which probably can’t actually be finalized until near the end of Trump’s term. The Administrator for the Environmental Protection Agency was an advocate for pulling out of The Paris […]

The solution to the problem lies within the problem itself

The GOP Just Killed Consumer Broadband Privacy Protections: As most had expected, the House of Representatives today voted 215 to 205 to kill privacy rules protecting US broadband subscribers. If you’re interested in a little thing called public accountability, you can find a breakdown of which Representatives voted for the measure here. The rules, approved […]

No, you shouldn’t always listen to your elders.

Noam N. Levey on the losers in Trump’s victory: Americans who swept President Trump to victory — lower-income, older voters in conservative, rural parts of the country — stand to lose the most in federal healthcare aid under a Republican plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, according to a Times analysis of […]

I’m confused. Is this a plan or a plan?

Trump on the ACA replacement Republicans in the House of Representatives are proposing: “We’re going to do something that’s great, and I am proud to support the replacement plan released by the House of Representatives,” Mr. Trump said. “This will be a plan where you can choose your doctor, and this will be a plan […]

“This is going to be a fight.”

Deadspin writer Hamilton Nolan explains why you don’t kiss Trump’s ring (via Daring Fireball): […] The pomp and circumstance and deference will only increase after the inauguration. The press and the Congress are the only two institutions standing between a dangerous man and total power. They must both realize this is not the time to […]

The First Lady

From a December Washington Post article on the potential of Ivanka Trump being the first lady: First ladies aren’t always presidential spouses. In fact, two early uses of the title refer to the beautiful, popular Harriet Lane, niece of James Buchanan, the only lifelong bachelor president. She was an able hostess who, not long before […]

This alt-right shit still boggles my mind.

An Alt-Right Makeover Shrouds the Swastikas: A small but determined political organization in Detroit began to worry that its official symbol was a bit off-putting. With the group’s central philosophy suddenly finding traction in the daily discourse, appearances mattered. So in November, as the country’s divisive presidential campaign became ever more jagged, the National Socialist […]

Devils on Both Sides

This year, Time Magazine named Donald Trump ‘Person of the Year.’ It sounds pretty congradulatory until you spot the clever placement of Donald Trump’s Cheetoh head so the negative spaces around the ‘M’ in ‘TIME’ look like horns on his head: This isn’t the first time this has been done. Nope, Time gave Bill Clinton […]

If you think an orange-faced, New York billionaire has the common peoples’ interests in mind I have some things I’d like to sell you.

Trump voter lost home, blames incoming Treasury secretary: When Donald Trump named his Treasury secretary, Teena Colebrook felt her heart sink. She had voted for the president-elect on the belief that he would knock the moneyed elites from their perch in Washington. And she knew Trump’s pick for Treasury — Steven Mnuchin — all too […]