Monthly Archive: March 2017


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

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


The Trump Chronicles: Week Two

Remember Trump’s second week in office? It all seems so nostalgic. He banned Muslims, deleted Jews from the Holocaust, put a white nationalist on the National Security Council, sent a Navy SEAL to die in Yemen, kept calling CNN and the NY Times “Fake News,” fired the Attorney General for not defending an illegal order, claimed that 3-5 million people voted illegally, nominated Neil Gorsuch to be his Apprentice (or something), encouraged Republicans to go nuclear, thought that Frederick Douglass was maybe alive (or something), said he’d bring politics back into churches, and threatened to invade Mexico. But don’t worry: he may have been kidding on that last one.   See more