Category: Donald Trump

Wall Street may decide if Trump will get away with firing Mueller

Wall Street may decide if Trump will get away with firing Mueller

And those are the saddest words I’ve ever written I’ll say this until my face is as blue as California, or we’re in the middle of another Great Depression: There has never been a better argument for strict regulation of the financial sector than the way Wall Street has gone all in on Donald Trump. Of course, the endless streak […]

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The #MeToo Backlash Is in Full Swing

The #MeToo Backlash Is in Full Swing

Hi, ladies*, I’m here to tell you that it’s OK to step away from the keyboard for a few days. It’s cool not to check Twitter and especially Facebook, where you’re supposed to be linked with your actual friends. Because it is a cesspool right now over the sexual harassment and abuse scandals in Washington, especially with two Democrats (U.S. […]

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Why doesn’t Trump want 4.5 million Americans to get insured for $0 a month?

Why doesn’t Trump want 4.5 million Americans to get insured for $0 a month?

Trump billionaire donors may not need health insurance but millions of his voters definitely do Seema Verma must be busy. She’s so busy trying to make it harder for Americans to get health insurance as the Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid, which also administers Obamacare, that she has done little-to-nothing to remind Americans that they should go […]

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The GOP has to vote on Trump’s tax scam at least one more time. Here’s what you can do next.

The GOP has to vote on Trump’s tax scam at least one more time. Here’s what you can do next.

Call 202-224-3121 and backlash like you’ve never backlashed This isn’t over. You could say it hasn’t even started yet. Like you, I’ve been a bit dizzy with fury since Republicans passed the largest tax increase for workers in American history without reading it just a few hours after Trump’s first National Security Advisory and secret foreign agent pleaded guilty to […]

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Here’s proof that if trickle down economics worked, we’d all be drowning in sweet, sweet trickle – TAKE ACTION TODAY!

Here’s proof that if trickle down economics worked, we’d all be drowning in sweet, sweet trickle – TAKE ACTION TODAY!

On our podcast this week, self-described zillionaire Nick Hanauer made it clear that trickle down economics is a concept used by the super-wealthy to convince themselves all of us mere mortals that giving tax cuts to rich people will create more jobs and wealth for everyone. Unfortunately for them, as Hanauer says, “it just happens to not be true.” Trickle […]

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If you thought science was dead under George Bush, wait until you see what Trump is doing

If you thought science was dead under George Bush, wait until you see what Trump is doing

On January 20th, 2009, scientists (and anyone who values science) in the USA breathed a collective sigh of relief. After eight years of President George W. Bush, a Democratic president – Barack Obama – was taking over and science once again took its rightful place in American society as a force for good and an asset to policy making. It’s […]

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Trump’s tax scam is a massive bailout for his rich adult sons paid for by you and your kids

Trump’s tax scam is a massive bailout for his rich adult sons paid for by you and your kids

Trump wants you to be so mad at minorities that you’ll give him and his kids your retirement. One thing most Americans agree on besides “pie is also good for breakfast” is that things are “rigged.” Elizabeth Warren used the metaphor to explain how we got into the financial crisis that cost America 8 million jobs and trillions in wealth. […]

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Why it’s dangerous to expect a Democratic wave

Why it’s dangerous to expect a Democratic wave

The most unpopular new president in the history of polling is about to pass the most unpopular piece of legislation in generations. But who knows what happens next? Is there a better revenge story than Virginia? A George W. Bush Republican runs a Donald Trump campaign and get crushed like a guy who picked Sarah Palin as his running mate. […]

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Whose Truth is Marching On? A GOP Primer on Veracity

Whose Truth is Marching On? A GOP Primer on Veracity

As an academic who works in the world of words, it’s been by turns horrifying and fascinating watching Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore and his defenders try to rationalize his–alleged–history of sexual harassment, assault, inappropriate, and illegal (at the time–the statute of limitations now having expired) behavior with teenage girls. Given that Moore and most of his supporters in […]

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With a Key U.P. Victory, 2018 Looks Brighter for Michigan Democrats

With a Key U.P. Victory, 2018 Looks Brighter for Michigan Democrats

 If you’re looking for a window into 2018 in Michigan, the most important race took place last night in the western Upper Peninsula. On first blush, it looks like a pretty routine result in the special election for the 109th state House District: Democrat Sara Cambensy held a seat that’s been blue for more than a half-century. The district has a […]

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The most 10 vicious things about the Trump Tax Scam

The most 10 vicious things about the Trump Tax Scam

Republicans determined to punish Americans for not picking wealthy parents 1. The bottom 35 percent of America — the Americans who are struggling most — will see NO benefit from these tax breaks. 2. The richest 1 percent of Americans get most of the benefits. 3. The middle class gets far less or NOTHING from these cuts. But we will […]

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