Republican Election Fraud

Republican Election Fraud

Republicans win by fraud.

Think about it: of the last 8 times a Republican won election or re-election to the presidency, 6 of them were won with fraud. That’s 5 of the last 6 elected Republican presidents. And that’s only what we know of—we didn’t find out about Nixon and Vietnam until recently, and there may be a lot more.   See more

Truth Has a Liberal Bias

Truth Has a Liberal Bias

The Columbia Journalism Review has just published a thorough study of media polarization. The takeaway: conservatives are more polarized than liberals.

Not that this should be a surprise to anyone who has paid attention, but it does show up one of the most pervasive false equivalencies of recent times: that liberals and conservatives are equally partisan, and each shares the blame for the current political divide.   See more

Let’s Kill 464,000 Americans to Cut Taxes for the Rich

Let’s Kill 464,000 Americans to Cut Taxes for the Rich

The Republican “health care” plan would cut $880 billion from health care for the poorest Americans, destroy coverage for 24 million Americans, savagely cost people in their 50s and 60’s thousands of dollars a year extra in premiums, and save only $34 billion a year from the budget… while giving rich people a $600 billion tax cut. But hey, look at the bright side: only 464,000 poor and middle class Americans would die in the next 10 years. This is how Republicans define “Health Care.”   See more

Trump’s “Fake News” Claims are a Genuine Threat to Our Democracy

Trump’s “Fake News” Claims are a Genuine Threat to Our Democracy

Trump’s Neo-Nazi “Fake News” tactic is modeled on the “lugenpresse” claims of WWII Germany. The Nazis adopted the term to promote their propaganda against the Jewish, communist, and later the foreign press. Any other free press that was not the voice of the Nazi Party was denounced as “false” and “biased.”
With this in mind, let’s tell our Alt-Right “so-called President” that he does not have the power to dictate what the free press can or cannot publish…   See more

How to Make Numbers Lie: 14 Million Democrats Did Not “Leave the Party”

How to Make Numbers Lie: 14 Million Democrats Did Not “Leave the Party”

There is a meme going around discussions amongst liberals lately: 14 million people have left the Democratic Party since the nomination of Hillary Clinton. It is chiefly being used by those who want to split off and form a new party, feeling that the DNC is so corrupt as to be absolutely irredeemable.

Is the number real? And where did it come from?

The answers to those questions are, “No,” and, “From someone’s ass.”   See more

Playing the Ref: Power Version

Playing the Ref: Power Version

Trump accused the media of intentionally not reporting terror attacks. When the press very rightly scoffed at the idea, the Trump administration released a list of terror attacks it said were “not sufficiently covered.”

Included on the list: the terror attacks in San Bernadino, Orlando, and Paris. All attacks which received boundless coverage here and all over the world.   See more

The Slow-Burning Fire

The Slow-Burning Fire

Many people are worrying about an impending coup. If you have been having that feeling, then it’s time to re-orient yourself.

The coup is already happening; in fact, it started a few decades ago, and has been moving along like a slow-burning Reichstag fire. Trump may simply be hurrying its pace somewhat, making the mythical frog in boiling water a little more aware of what’s happening. But the point that many are missing is that Trump is not the threat; he’s trying to ride the threat, but the real danger is the ongoing conservative redefinition of our country.   See more

Bringing a Gun to an Unarmed Protest

Bringing a Gun to an Unarmed Protest

Last Friday, a protester was shot at a protest outside a speech made by alt-right Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopoulos. It appears that the man who shot the protester is alt-right himself—according to his Facebook page, a Trump supporter, a Yiannopoulos supporter, and a member of the NRA.

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Slamming Shut the Golden Door

Slamming Shut the Golden Door

It has long been the policy of this nation to open its doors to those in the world who have needed it most. This has been one of our highest principles, one of our greatest strengths, one of our noblest qualities.

I exist because of this policy.   See more