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Republicans Senators tweet thoughts and prayers after another mass shooting

As has become custom, Republican Senators took to twitter after yet another mass shooting to offer thoughts and prayers for the victims, without so much as a word about guns: My deepest sympathies and prayers are with the families and…

Blue Wave 2.0 – The Sequel

In nature, waves are not solitary events. Another wave usually follows. The same is often true for politics. In 2014, the Republican party saw a wave of victories, spurred on by voter apathy and low turnout, resulting in broad based…

Trump may have single-handedly destroyed America’s soybean industry

China is by far the largest buyer of North Dakota soybeans. And they have stopped buying: CNBC: ‘Refugee’ soybeans in the Dakotas seek a home after China stops buying as part of its trade war with the US “Now that…

GM announces job cuts to offset higher steel and aluminum costs caused by Trump’s trade war

Donald Trump’s trade war keeps backfiring. CNN: GM offers buyouts to 18,000 employees General Motors is offering buyouts to more than a third of its white collar staff in the United States, as the company transitions to self-driving vehicles and…

Trump’s trade war continues to backfire spectacularly

The stock market just had a terrible week, total U.S. exports slid 7% in the 3rd quarter, soybean exports are down 97% from a year ago, auto exports are down 56% from a year ago, auto manufacturers are moving production…

Early voting showed good news for Hillary Clinton in 2016 – Don’t get complacent

For Democrats, promising stories of increased early voting turnout for the 2018 midterm election have been coming out of several states over the last couple days. In Florida: Sun Sentinel: South Florida sees big jumps in early voting In a…

Illinois, Kansas, Michigan, and Ohio GOP Congressmen voted 9 times to end pre-existing condition protections

Donald Trump and other Republicans are now running around telling voters that they support protections for people with pre-existing conditions. Donald Trump at Kentucky rally, October 13, 2018 “And Republicans only will always protect patients with pre-existing conditions. We’re going…

0.05% of new jobs created under Trump have been coal mining jobs

Donald Trump has been busy bragging to his supporters about how he has brought back coal, often mixing in his talk of a coal renaissance with his bragging about overall job growth, suggesting that a big part of job growth…

Republicans have now fully abandoned Bipartisanship, Conservatism, and Democracy

An ex-GOP lawmaker tore into the Republican party over their nearly unanimous party-line vote to confirm a Republican operative who had committed perjury and was credibly accused of sexual assault to become a Supreme Court Justice: Ex-GOP lawmaker: ‘There is…

Trump ratchets up trade war, putting consumers, auto companies, and farmers at even greater risk

Nobody wins a trade war. Trump has been told this many times, yet his ignorance of how trade works has led him to double down on his stupidity. NBC News: Trump just slapped new tariffs on $200B of Chinese imports…

Instead of paying teachers better, Republican Governor of Utah tries to guilt teachers to return to profession

In Utah, where the average starting salary for a teacher is $35,722, the Republican Governor refuses to believe that teachers should be incentivized by better pay to choose to teach, instead trying to guilt teachers to return to the profession…

Republicans across the country are purging voter rolls – Make sure you are still registered to vote

Republican politicians have made it quite clear over the last 20 plus years that they do not believe in democracy. They have gerrymandered congressional districts, called for “poll watchers” to intimidate people from voting, cut available polling places to create…

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…

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…

Trump’s trade war continues to hurt Midwestern States – And the trade war is based on a lie

Name a Midwestern State, and you will find a State being hurt by Trump’s trade war. Wisconsin: US Chamber of Commerce: ‘They Walked Away:’ Three Wisconsin Industries Reeling from Tariffs Craig Baumann, whose family runs a 500-acre ginseng farm in…