Category: Trump Administration

A Democratic Presidency isn’t going to solve the Mitch McConnell problem

A Democratic Presidency isn’t going to solve the Mitch McConnell problem

The first democratic presidential primary debates took place this past week in Miami, Florida over the course of two nights. Twenty out of twenty three candidates qualified to stand on the debate stage, and ten candidates stood each night (we seriously have to work on pushing some people out of this race). On the first debate night, moderators Chuck Todd […]

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The Trump administration is murdering the primary chemical safety oversight group in America and even Big Business doesn’t like it

The Trump administration is murdering the primary chemical safety oversight group in America and even Big Business doesn’t like it

The Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, one of America’s largest chemical industry disasters For the past three years, the Trump administration has made it quite clear they want to eliminate the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) by zeroing out its funding. The CSB is an independent federal agency charged with investigating industrial chemical […]

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The State of the Union is a racist criminal delivered the State of the Union

The State of the Union is a racist criminal delivered the State of the Union

We underestimate the danger of acting as if these are normal times. The undocumented immigrants Donald Trump uses as a convenient distraction as he cuts his kids’ taxes and sells out America to the wealthiest polluter often see their lives ruined. Their children may be stolen from them. They live in constant fear of being sent back to certain death, […]

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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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Vice President Pence has been on a nationwide cheerleading tour for the wildly unpopular #TrumpTaxScam since January

Vice President Pence has been on a nationwide cheerleading tour for the wildly unpopular #TrumpTaxScam since January

Donald Trump signed the Trump Tax Scam bill into law in late December. The new law was supposed to save Republican Party from Donald Trump but, so far, that hasn’t happened. Despite spending millions of dollars running nearly 17,800 advertisements on television, the law remains extremely unpopular. 36% of Americans think the law is a bad idea while only 27% […]

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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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The 2018 elections are a national emergency

The 2018 elections are a national emergency

Anything less than a wave will be a victory for Trump You probably don’t need nightmare juice. Sorry, but here’s a shot: “Elections are about choices,” [Vice President Mike Pence] said in the interview, in which he discussed his midterm outlook in detail for the first time. “If we frame that choice, I think we’re going to reelect majorities in […]

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Imagine what we could do with $1.5 trillion

Imagine what we could do with $1.5 trillion

Republicans never gave a shit about the deficit, but they’ll definitely pretend they do again. Let’s be ready this time. You may be shocked to learn Republicans are eagerly exploding the deficit after a decade of using fears of financial imbalance to stunt our recovery. It’s shocking in the way the sun coming up or a Burrito Supreme giving you […]

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Never underestimate Donald Trump’s ability to divide us

His knows his supporters want to be lied to and he loves giving them what they want Here’s one lesson of 2016 that we can’t ignore: Just because you see through Donald Trump’s bullshit, you can’t assume it isn’t working. Trump isn’t meant for you. In fact, you should just assume that the more upset he is making you, the […]

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Trump supporters like being lied to — and the press needs to be honest about why

Trump supporters like being lied to — and the press needs to be honest about why

The fetish for covering Trump backers fails to treat them like adults “The Wall is the Wall, it has never changed or evolved from the first day I conceived of it,” the loser of the 2016 popular vote tweeted last week, before rejecting at least two bipartisan agreements to keep the government open. Both reportedly included some funding for the […]

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