Category: Donald Trump

It’s not just the biggest House wave since Watergate. Democrats also won Senate seats in 7 Trump states.

It’s not just the biggest House wave since Watergate. Democrats also won Senate seats in 7 Trump states.

So what does that mean for 2020, huh? You can’t clone Jon Tester or Joe Manchin. And you probably wouldn’t want to or you’d get a bunch of mini-Manchins shooting holes in whatever happens to be the least popular policy of the moment. But we may want to clone Tammy Baldwin. In addition to the biggest Democratic House wave since […]

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5 reasons Michigan has the second best ballot in the nation

5 reasons Michigan has the second best ballot in the nation

Fighting with Trump with what he hates most — women, weed and democracy Michigan finally has a ballot we deserve and Michiganders are rushing to vote, possibly at record numbers. To be fair, Florida probably has the best ballot in the nation, in a year that offers so many fine choices in contrast to so many terrible alternatives. And Florida’s […]

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Trump’s lying to cancer patients should be the biggest story in America

Trump’s lying to cancer patients should be the biggest story in America

His administration is behind an bombshell on protections for pre-existing conditions that’s set to go off right after the elections As many as 1 in 2 Americans could lose access to health care if a Republicans lawsuit backed by Trump Administration prevails — and almost no one is talking about. As Donald Trump tries to gin up a racist fervor […]

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UPDATED: Vice President Mike Pence invites Christian “rabbi” formerly of Jews for Jesus to give the invocation during Michigan campaign stop

UPDATED: Vice President Mike Pence invites Christian “rabbi” formerly of Jews for Jesus to give the invocation during Michigan campaign stop

I don’t know how to describe this exactly. It may be the most insulting thing anyone in the Trump administration or campaign has done to Jewish Americans. Mike Pence invited “Rabbi” Loren Jacobs to give the invocation at his Michigan campaign stop today. Jacobs is actually a Christian who leads a group who call themselves Messianic Jews. He spent eight […]

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No, we can’t “just be civil”…and here’s why

No, we can’t “just be civil”…and here’s why

Some thoughts on the “can’t we just be civil?” argument… 1. I have approximately zero interest in remaining “civil” when the “opinions” held by those in power legislate my trans students out of existence…or make it possible to fire gay employees for being gay…or separate kids from their parents at the border…or denigrate women…or refer to Mexicans as rapists…or label […]

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3 more things you can do help save America before November 6

3 more things you can do help save America before November 6

In case of emergency break glass “These are the times that try our souls. The social media soldier and the part-time patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country. But those who stand for freedom and justice now, deserve the love and thanks of the past and future.” –Thomas Paine, basically When I started telling myself […]

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Putting a guy like Brett Kavanaugh on the Supreme Court is exactly the point

Putting a guy like Brett Kavanaugh on the Supreme Court is exactly the point

Women and people of color have to pay for the mistakes for their whole lives, but rich dudes get to spin between the raindrops We cannot underestimate how badly Republicans want to confirm Brett Kavanaugh, regardless of what they find out about him. Sean Trende, the analyst behind the “Missing White Voters” theory, compares putting a conservative on the Supreme […]

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If Brett Kavanaugh weren’t lying, Republicans would never have picked him

If Brett Kavanaugh weren’t lying, Republicans would never have picked him

Ted Cruz has no doubt how Brett Kavanaugh feels about Roe v. Wade– and neither does Susan Collins Susan Collins wants you to believe something that cannot be true. She not only wants you to believe that Brett Kavanaugh may not gut Roe v. Wade. She wants you to believe that Ted Cruz would to vote for a Supreme Court […]

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BREAKING: “Trump Is A Snob Who Secretly Despises His Supporters,” and other surprises

BREAKING: “Trump Is A Snob Who Secretly Despises His Supporters,” and other surprises

And the guy who opens up a fake “university” and has the chutzpah to name it after himself and slap his name over the door in giant gold letters isn’t a selfless advocate for continuing education who is dedicated to sharing his knowledge of the business world with his “students”–he’s nothing more than a common grifter running an elaborate, audacious […]

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From which possible criminal conspiracy did Donald Trump get the $66 million for his campaign?

From which possible criminal conspiracy did Donald Trump get the $66 million for his campaign?

We know at least two criminal schemes helped elect Trump, but that’s just the beginning of the crimes Here’s a statement from WIRED‘s Garrett M. Graff that sobered me up after Orange Tuesday, when Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer directly implicated him in a crime within hours of Trump’s former campaign manager being convicted of eight felonies: At least two […]

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Why Did the Democratic South Become Republican?

Why Did the Democratic South Become Republican?

Segregationist Strom Thurmond didn’t become a Republican on accident Listen to Kevin M. Kruse explain how Democrats, after more than a century of being the party of slavery then segregation, embraced civil rights.   There is only one group of Americans that deserves credit for the advancement of civil rights in this country — and that’s people of color. The […]

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