Author: LOLGOP

The ‘War on Work’ is a crisis on par with climate change

The ‘War on Work’ is a crisis on par with climate change

We could be running against Neil Gorsuch for the next 50 years The theft you’re most likely to experience is wage theft. And Neil Gorsuch just made it more likely that it will happen to you and you’ll never be able to recover your losses. Slate‘s Mark Joseph Stern: The Supreme Court issued a 5–4 decision Monday in Epic Systems […]

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Don’t count on people knowing how badly the Trump administration is ripping them off

Don’t count on people knowing how badly the Trump administration is ripping them off

Candidates need to run against their opponents; but someone needs to run against Trump Democrats are fueled by massive disapproval of Donald Trump but they’re actually running against their Republican opponents. The Washington Post’s Greg Sargent has been making that case for months: If Democrats are running against Trump, it’s subtle: They are trying to project calm, stability, decency and […]

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Republicans would rather let workers starve than raise wages

Republicans would rather let workers starve than raise wages

The minimum wage hasn’t risen in a decade and the right is determined to make the poor suffer for it In 1933, at what may have been the peak of the Great Depression, Franklin Roosevelt said: In my Inaugural I laid down the simple proposition that nobody is going to starve in this country. It seems to me to be […]

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Trump only betrays the voters who need him most

Trump only betrays the voters who need him most

Only billionaires — from Sheldon Adelson to King Salman of Saudi Arabia — can count on Trump You’ve probably heard that this week Paul Ryan convinced Sheldon Adelson to give Republicans $30 million to save the party’s House majority. This unholy act of corruption was only “legal” because Paul Ryan left the room for the literal money shot. For the […]

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Trump is just made a mistake four times larger than the Iraq War

Trump is just made a mistake four times larger than the Iraq War

Imagine repeating the worst strategic error of this century to the magnitude of four Let’s say you’ve spent the last few years following an agreement that you made with the United States and its allies that prevents you from attaining a nuclear weapon. Your proof of this is repeated verification, per the agreement, by the International Atomic Energy Agency. And […]

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Republicans are vowing to keep rural Michigan in a never-ending recession

Republicans are vowing to keep rural Michigan in a never-ending recession

The attack on Medicaid targets urban residents but it abandons much of Michigan Nancy Kaffer has an essential column about in SB 897/HB 897, the bill that unnecessarily targets Michiganders on Medicaid with the most regressive requirements in the entire nation, a bill that will put a unconscionable blemish on Medicaid expansion — the one undeniable success of Rick Snyder’s […]

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Don’t think the GOP can lose the popular vote by 10% and keep the House? That’s what happened in Virginia.

Don’t think the GOP can lose the popular vote by 10% and keep the House? That’s what happened in Virginia.

5 reasons it’s going to be much harder to win the House than you can imagine How would you act if you knew this could be the free last election you could ever vote in? If you think that question reeks of ridiculous paranoia, think about what happened this week. Trump held his first state dinner as president and did […]

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Birtherism is the governing philosophy of the GOP

Birtherism is the governing philosophy of the GOP

Birtherism — n. the belief that only “white,” “Christian” males and their wives deserve the basic presumption and dignities of citizenship Two events this week barely received the attention they deserved in the midst of the Fecal Fantasia of the Trump presidency, now with extra Comey. More than six months after Hurricane Maria destroyed Puerto Rico, the island suffered a […]

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We should all strive to care as little about the deficit as Paul Ryan does

We should all strive to care as little about the deficit as Paul Ryan does

And we should seek to help the poor they way he fluffed the rich Better than almost anyone in the history of American politics, Paul Ryan understands how to please the people he serves. And the people he serves are billionaire donors. So when a guy who fancies himself as a billionaire donor became president of the United States, who […]

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ACTION ALERT: We need your to help protect Michigan’s Medicaid program

ACTION ALERT: We need your to help protect Michigan’s Medicaid program

We should be improving our health care system, not uninsuring those who need coverage most Because of the ACA sabotage from Trump’s GOP, more than 100,000 Michigan residents are about to see additional health insurance rate hikes of around $432 a year, according to new figures from ACASignups.net’s Charles Gaba. Charles estimates this will screw his family out of $1,300 […]

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How Trump’s tax scam fuels the red state education revolts

How Trump’s tax scam fuels the red state education revolts

If we can afford to give the Kochs $1 billion a year, maybe your kid’s teacher shouldn’t have to drive an Uber at night Around 125 teachers and their supporters marched from Oklahoma City to Tulsa this week to demand the state restore funds to the state’s starved schools. The Guardian’s Mike Elk reported that the marchers were met with […]

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