By cutting the subsidies that “make up” the portion of the premiums that the poor don’t pay (not the poorest, who, long since, were denied Medicaid coverage by Republicans in twenty-plus states) just as open enrollment is set to begin, he hopes to force insurance companies OUT of the market. Continue reading
The assassination of dialogue via “political correctness” from the right, and the literal assassination of a career by organized blogswarm is FAR MORE DANGEROUS than any ill-considered tweet by a CBS (former) employee. Continue reading
But whether or not he could appreciate the enormity of the offense he gave, the fact remains that his acts were speech, in both the technical and the fundamental meaning of the Constitution. So I agree with the Court that he must go free. Continue reading
The old superstitious notion that eclipses aren’t portents of doom isn’t refuted by this moon-ths news.
… perhaps the most dispiriting portion of the entire sorry debacle is that Donald Jong Trump hasn’t evolved or even moved forward so much as an angstrom from election night. He has learned nothing.
Trump will finally be enraged at the leakiness of the White House, and a predictable purge will take place. A complete clamping down on leaks, and a witch hunt for leakers will ensue, whether the White House Press Corpse (sic) notices or not — and that is being purged right now.
I am nauseous from the endless depredations of the Trump-GOP Clown Car, and tired of hearing about it, frankly. Continue reading
We have achieved a moment in which the two polarities occupy two incompatible competing “realities” — “real,” save for the fact that one reality is buttressed almost entirely with made-up facts and “fake news.” Oh, and projection. Not difficult to figure out which is which. Continue reading
Ten years of terrifying craven coward Ted Nugent? Quite an accomplishment, and one of which this blog is justifiably proud. And Nugent managed to threaten assassination multiple times in the succeeding decade himself as a Google search will quickly show. Continue reading
Let me scream with all the pent-up passion of moderation that this is as screamingly wrong an action and an abuse of free speech as ever toppled a decent and humane nation: it is an attack on the very notion of moderation. Continue reading