Month: September 2018

Remember when Republicans said the tax cut would increase wages? It hasn’t, and here’s why

Most of us can probably recall that when Republicans were passing their massive tax cut for corporations, they were claiming that corporations would take that tax savings and pass it along to their workers: The Hill: Wage growth well short…

Trump’s comments about Israel show his embarrassing and dangerous ignorance about world affairs

Donald Trump’s unhinged press conference from a few days ago has gotten overshadowed by the Brett Kavanaugh drama, but it is nonetheless worth further examination. Among the many crazy things Donald Trump sputtered out, were a couple of answers to…

After years of conservatives decrying ‘activist judges’, Brett Kavanaugh makes it clear that he is an activist judge

For years, conservatives have decried what they view as “activist judges”, which in their mind usually means a judge who takes a side against conservative orthodoxy, but by definition would mean a judge that has an agenda beyond ruling on…

GOP Senate nominee Marsha Blackburn attacks her Democratic opponent for his prudence regarding Kavanaugh confirmation

In one of the strangest political attacks of recent memory, Marsha Blackburn, the Republican nominee for Senate in Tennessee is slamming her Democratic opponent Phil Bredesen for being prudent regarding his opinion on whether or not Brett Kavanaugh should be…

West Virginia Republicans draft bill that could increase number of unvaccinated children in public schools

West Virginia Republican Lynne Arvon has drafted a bill that would make it easier for children to receive an exemption to attend public schools without being vaccinated. Charleston Gazette-Mail: Legislative committee to draft a bill to make vaccine exemptions more…

After prosecutor started asking about a specific entry in Kavanaugh’s calendar, GOP stopped letting the prosecutor question him

The Judiciary Committee hearing today about the sexual assault allegation made by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh was a complete sham. It was a show trial that was purposefully engineered to make the allegation into…

Another Midwestern Republican pretends someone in an advertisement is not a Republican

In what has become a pattern, a Midwestern Republican used somebody in an advertisement that is not who they profess to be, this time on behalf of Illinois GOP Governor Bruce Rauner: ‘Lifelong Democrat’ in Rauner ad took four GOP…

Betsy DeVos dream of school competition: Michigan charter school closes one month into school year

Betsy DeVos and Michigan Republicans have relentlessly pushed a baseless theory that private schools governed by free market competition, instead of governmental oversight, would magically lead to better outcomes. Now, less than a month into the school year, 200 Michigan…

Why aren’t the other Kavanaugh accusers being given a chance to testify? – Because the GOP is intentionally trying to maintain Kavanaugh’s presumption of innocence

At Donald Trump’s unhinged press conference yesterday, he ranted on about how Brett Kavanaugh is innocent until proven guilty. Donald Trump is mentally ill – If you don’t already believe that, just read these quotes “When you are guilty until…

GOP Senators ignored new bombshell Kavanaugh allegation – scheduled rushed confirmation vote instead

A new bombshell allegation against Brett Kavanaugh was dropped today in a sworn declaration: Below is my correspondence to Mr. Davis of moments ago, together with a sworn declaration from my client. We demand an immediate FBI investigation into the…

After visiting Moscow, Rand Paul tries to have Russian sanctions removed

In early August of this year, Kentucky GOP Senator Rand Paul traveled to Russia to deliver a hand-written letter from Donald Trump to Vladimir Putin: NPR: Rand Paul Goes To Russia And Delivers Letter For Trump, Marking Our Era Of…

Donald Trump’s U.N. speech was no laughing matter – it was straight out of Hitler’s playbook

Donald Trump was laughed at during his United Nation’s speech, an occurrence which has created the most headlines from the speech. While it is humiliating for our country that the President of the United States was laughed at during a…

GOP Senate candidate from Tennessee can’t find time for 2 debates – can find time for 4th Trump rally and fundraiser

Marsha Blackburn, the GOP candidate for Senate from Tennessee has said no to two planned debates, one of them because it “doesn’t fit our schedule”. Republican Candidate for Senate from Tennessee says no to debate because it “doesn’t fit our…

When the GOP sends its people, they’re not sending their best. They’re bringing crime…

To paraphrase Donald Trump: When the GOP sends its people, they’re not sending their best. They’re not sending you. They’re not sending you. They’re sending people that have lots of problems, and they’re bringing those problems with. They’re bringing crime….

Mitch McConnell has repeatedly refused to protect the Mueller investigation after news of attempts that were made to derail the Mueller investigation

With the news that broke today suggesting that Rod Rosenstein could be fired by Donald Trump, which could put the Mueller investigation in peril, Senate Democrats renewed calls for legislation to be voted upon to protect the Mueller investigation from…

GOP nominee for Oklahoma Governor signed pledge that would take away school funding and teacher raises

Oklahoma’s teachers earned a raise and additional funding for students this Spring after going on strike: Oklahoma teachers end nearly two-week walkout that shut schools Oklahoma’s largest teachers union on Thursday called off a nearly two-week walkout that shut public…

Nevada GOP Senator refers to attempted rape allegation against Kavanaugh as “hiccup” – while GOP was aware of additional allegations

Dean Heller, Republican Senator from Nevada, who is up for re-election this November, referred to the attempted rape allegation made against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh as a “hiccup”: NBC News: Sen. Dean Heller defends calling Kavanaugh controversy a ‘hiccup’…

Russian-linked donations to GOP Senators could explain their rush to confirm Kavanaugh

GOP Senators like Mitch McConnell and Lindsey Graham are dead set on confirming Brett Kavanaugh, in the face of unprecedented public opposition and despite the fact they have a list of several other possible nominees who would satisfy conservatives, and…

Scott Walker’s transportation secretary discussed selling Wisconsin’s roads to a London billionaire

Wisconsin’s roads are in terrible shape. Madison.com: The transportation debate: Critics say Scott Walker’s record on road funding will be an issue this fall “In February, U.S. News and World Report ranked Wisconsin 44th in the country for its road…

Tariffs are a tax on the middle class – Trump is raising taxes on the middle class after cutting taxes for the wealthy

Donald Trump doesn’t understand trade. Donald Trump doesn’t understand trade deficits. Donald Trump doesn’t understand tariffs. And his ignorance has led to Donald Trump instituting a policy that is a massive tax increase on the middle class. First, let’s set…