Month: August 2018

Trump’s trade war is hurting American auto companies – bad news for Michigan and Ohio

This is not what was promised by the President. Recent financial news for an iconic American automaker, Ford Motor Company, paints a bleak picture: CNBC: Moody’s downgrades Ford’s credit rating to one notch above junk bond status Moody’s downgraded Ford‘s…

New poll shows Donald Trump’s biggest remaining defense against impeachment, public approval, is starting to crumble

Now, it’s not like Donald Trump has been particularly popular as President. In fact, by most measures, he is one of the most unpopular Presidents in modern history. However, for the past several months, his approval has held pretty steadily…

Financial disclosure from GOP Senate candidate from Florida shows tax dodging and conflicts of interest

Current Governor of Florida and Senate candidate Rick Scott filed his financial disclosure statement, and, though this probably doesn’t come as a surprise, it shows some pretty shady stuff: Let’s start with the tax dodging: Miami Herald: Rick and Ann…

Trump cancels cost of living pay increases for federal workers on same day he voices support for new tax cut for wealthy investors

If anyone still thought Donald Trump was looking out for the little guy, they should really take a look at these two pieces of news from today. WTOP: Trump nixes pay raise for federal employees President Donald Trump says he…

Missouri Republicans prove that Republicans actually can love regulations – if it is a regulation aimed at protecting corporations

On August 28th, Missouri officially welcomed a new regulation into the books, a regulation that was sponsored and passed by Republicans. That’s odd, huh? Well, guess what it was about: News-Leader: Missouri becomes first state to regulate use of the…

Donald Trump’s reason for wanting a “Space Force” is as ridiculous as you can guess

Many of us have just collectively shrugged off the announcement by Mike Pence of Donald Trump’s grand vision for a “Space Force”. That’s just how crazy the Trump Presidency has been thus far that this idea of his amounts to…

Republican Candidate for Senate from Tennessee says no to debate because it “doesn’t fit our schedule” – while her Koch brothers cash rolls in

The Democratic nominee for Senate in Tennessee, Phil Bredesen, has agreed to participate in four debates with his opponent Marsha Blackburn. Unfortunately, Marsha Blackburn is just too busy. Commercial Appeal: The 9:01: Blackburn says no to Memphis debate, Harris makes…

Today’s Trump/Google news proves again that Fox News is directing Trump White House policy and it is creating a cult

If you watched any cable news today, or read any of the major news websites, you would have seen this story breathlessly reported as actual White House policy: WSJ: Trump Accuses Google of Suppressing Positive News About His Presidency WASHINGTON—President…

Republican Governor of Illinois vetoes bill that would raise all teacher salaries to $40,000 a year by the year 2022

Bruce Rauner, the multi-millionaire Republican Governor of Illinois, has vetoed a bill that would require all teacher salaries to reach $40,000 a year by the year 2022. STL Today: Rauner vetoes bill raising Illinois minimum teacher salaries Illinois Gov. Bruce…

Donald Trump repeatedly criticized a dying John McCain at public events this summer. Will he stop now that John McCain has passed away?

John McCain, a man who gave 60 years of his life to service to his country, as a Naval Officer, Prisoner of war, Congressman, and US Senator, has passed away after a battle with terminal cancer. He announced his diagnosis…

GOP Candidate for Pennsylvania Governor doesn’t want to release his taxes – Why? He doesn’t want his employees to join a union because they know how much money he makes

Scott Wagner, owner of Penn Waste, and GOP candidate for Governor of Pennsylvania is probably the perfect representation of a modern Republican. He doesn’t want to release his tax returns because he doesn’t want his employees to consider joining a…

Donald Trump’s condolences regarding John McCain have been disgracefully petty, but this is far from the first time his narcissism has affected how he has expressed condolences

In the wake of the passing of John McCain, who served his country for over 60 years, as an enlisted Navy officer, Prisoner of War, Congressman, and United States Senator, the pettiness of Donald Trump has been on full display….

Kansas residents find out their water has been contaminated for years – Due to 1995 State law shielding dry-cleaning businesses from water contamination inspections

This is why we have regulations. As well meaning as any business might be, failure to regulate businesses can often have disastrous consequences for consumers, nearby residents, or even residents that live miles downstream or downwind of a business that…

Donald Trump is mentally ill – If you don’t already believe that, just read these quotes

Some of you may find these quotes to be funny. But, ladies and gentlemen, this man is currently the President of the United States. This is no laughing matter. And as you will be able to tell from the timeline…

Midwestern States are great locations for wind and solar energy generation – Why do so many Midwestern politicians support oil and gas instead?

In Midwestern State after Midwestern State are stories about the amazing progress that is being made with renewable wind and solar energy projects. In Kansas: CJ Online: Where the wind comes sweepin’ down the plain (and generates over 35 percent…

Michael Cohen wants to talk – Congress should ask him these 10 questions, publicly, and under oath

Earlier this week, Michael Cohen’s lawyer Lanny Davis went on a media blitz to announce that Michael Cohen wants to talk, to investigators, and to Congress. According to his Lawyer, Michael Cohen is Going to Spill All of the Beans…

Iowa Republicans’ privatization of the State’s Medicaid system continues to be an unmitigated disaster

The latest news about Iowa’s privatized Medicaid system pours more salt in the wounds of those who have suffered from the cuts made by the private companies hired by the State to manage the system. KCCI: Iowa boosts Medicaid payout…

Bernie Sanders has a fantastic idea: Tax corporations whose employees are paid so little that they qualify for government assistance

There are legitimately hard feelings many have over how the 2016 Democratic Primary turned out, from both Hillary and Bernie supporters. But, whether you support Bernie Sanders or not, the man has some good ideas. This is one of them….

Good news in Nebraska – Medicaid expansion petition gains enough signatures to appear on November ballot

Out of Nebraska comes potentially wonderful news for thousands of uninsured citizens of the State: a petition to vote on a referendum to expand Medicaid in the State has gained enough signatures to appear on the November ballot. Journal Star:…

Oh boy, Trump investigators have got the bookkeeper now

The investigations into Donald Trump have taken a turn that is reminiscent of the famous gangster movie The Untouchables, in which Al Capone is taken down by the feds after they rather dramatically grant immunity to Capone’s bookkeeper. Well, this…