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 defenders, and some media organizations, are claiming that there is little difference between Obama and Trump on the matter of issuing executive orders and presidential memoranda, based solely on the number that each president issued.
That’s a straw-man argument. There are three commanding reasons why Trump and Republicans are acting like power-grabbing hypocrites. See more
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
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.
Trump tweeted today about the violence in Chicago: “If Chicago doesn’t fix the horrible ‘carnage’ going on, I will send in the Feds!”
Let’s ignore for the moment that the numbers he used were wrong. Leave aside for the moment the fact that Chicago’s homicide rate is far from the worst in the country. Set aside the fact that “violence in Chicago” is conservative code for “black liberal violence we can point to so people won’t pay attention to police killing unarmed black men.”
No, let’s instead think for a moment about where this came from. See more