Category: 2018

This is why Democrats need to start talking about impeachment now

This is why Democrats need to start talking about impeachment now

The time to make the case that Trump is corrupt and abusing his power is now Verily, I tell you: Democrats need to call for Donald Trump’s impeachment, despite the false hopes it might arouse, and they need to do it now. I’ve been insisting that Democrats need to talk about impeachment since late February, despite knowing it’s not even […]

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Trump scandals I had to ignore to focus on health care for two days

Trump scandals I had to ignore to focus on health care for two days

Just a snapshot of the insanity of about 40 hours in the Trump era We constantly talk about how we have to exist on two tracks — one that pretends that we have a functioning democracy and another where rising authoritarian kleptocracy is doing its best to help excuse Russia’s meddling in our election. So in the lead up to […]

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The House is on the verge of voting to uninsure 24 million Americans — here’s what you can do about it

The House is on the verge of voting to uninsure 24 million Americans — here’s what you can do about it

Tax breaks for the rich paid for with ‘unspeakable misery for millions of American families’ Despite a report from the Congressional Budget Office that projects that the American Health Care Act will leave 24 million Americans uninsured while driving up costs for almost everyone who purchases insurance on their own, House Republicans have scheduled a vote on the bill for […]

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Wake Up and Smell the Freedom Not to Have Health Coverage

Wake Up and Smell the Freedom Not to Have Health Coverage

The U.S. House Republicans’ super-secret Obamacare replacement is out and it’s all about freedom. Yes, if you’re one of the 20 million Americans who gained health insurance through the Affordable Care Act, you may soon enjoy the freedom of no longer being covered. We don’t know how many people will be covered, but even Republicans acknowledge that it will be […]

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Why does the GOP want to cut the super rich’s taxes while raising taxes on the middle class?

Why does the GOP want to cut the super rich’s taxes while raising taxes on the middle class?

Here’s one question that every Republican at every town hall needs to be asked ASAP The GOP’s nameless Affordable Care Act “replacement” has been leaked after reportedly being pulled for review by the CBO because it was about to be scored as not adding any coverage over straight repeal and the numbers look atrocious. It is what we expected to […]

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REMINDER: No one knows how to beat Donald Trump — yet

REMINDER: No one knows how to beat Donald Trump — yet

We know about as much about beating Trump as Ted Cruz — a Canadian who made an alliance with a birther Until the last drip of opium hits my bloodstream, I shall be eternally grateful to the organizers and participants of last Saturday’s Women’s March. In the most direct but charming way it warned our new president that he will […]

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#RESIST: Michigan Gubernatorial candidate Gretchen Whitmer refuses to be bullied by Betsy DeVos

#RESIST: Michigan Gubernatorial candidate Gretchen Whitmer refuses to be bullied by Betsy DeVos

Bullying and intimidation are the modus operandi of Donald Trump and those who support him. Through personal insults and vague threats, they attempt to make people afraid to oppose them. His pick for Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos, is no exception. Earlier this week, Gretchen Whitmer sent out this fundraising email as part of her bid to be Michigan’s governor […]

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Gretchen Whitmer throws her hat into the ring to be governor of Michigan

Gretchen Whitmer throws her hat into the ring to be governor of Michigan

Today, 671 days before the 2018 election, Ingham County Prosecutor and former State Senator Gretchen Whitmer filed paperwork to run for governor of Michigan in 2018. It’s a smart move given that she’ll likely face primary opponents with more high profile positions (like Congressman Dan Kildee, for example.) Getting out early will help give her helpful exposure. It’s exciting to […]

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