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
… 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
The reason for Comey’s firing was the Russia investigation. The White House tried to lie about it, but Trump managed to contradict the lie (probably with others) in the space of twenty four hours. Continue reading
Homophobes Try to Take Down Colbert for ‘Homophobic’ Slurs: In the Annals of Hypocrisy, few acts have been so low or so cynical.
Everything leading to this “justice” appointment has been underhanded, mendacious and yes, to resurrect a popular Rightie term of art: evil.
In a nation that took down Dan Rather’s journalism career over proportional spacing on a standard IBM office typewriter of the late 1960s, that spent years in the fake scandal that Obama was born in KENYA (though he’d still be his mother’s child and a natural US citizen — oops) … we’re still THAT easily conned? Continue reading