Politics

Republican Senate candidate from Mississippi jokes about voter suppression of college students from “other schools”

The race for who will represent Mississippi in the United States Senate has gone to a runoff election, to be decided on November 27th. The remaining candidates are Mike Espy, an African-American Democrat who served as the Secretary of Agriculture…

St Paul MN Democrats pass $15 minimum wage

On Wednesday, Melvin Carter, the Democratic Mayor of St. Paul, Minnesota signed a bill that had been passed via a unanimous vote by the all-Democratic city council to increase the minimum wage to $15/hour starting in 2022 for large businesses…

Donald Trump’s leadership philosophy is to always blame someone else

Donald Trump tried to defend himself against criticism he has been receiving for cancelling what was a planned trip to visit a World War I cemetery to honor Americans who fought and dies for their country. How did Donald Trump…

Mitch McConnell accuses Democrats of partisanship in op-ed for Fox News

To welcome the new Democratic majority in the U.S. House of Representatives, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell penned an op-ed for Fox News to claim that he and the Republicans in the Senate are in favor of bipartisanship, while the…

Trump blames mental illness for mass shooting – yet he signed a bill that made it easier for the mentally ill to purchase a gun

After a gunman killed 12 people inside a bar in Thousand Oaks, California, Donald Trump did his duty as puppet of the NRA, and put the blame on something other than guns, this time choosing mental illness as the scapegoat:…

Iowa Senator Joni Ernst is fine with the President shutting down an investigation into himself

Exactly one day after Democrats won a majority of seats in the U.S. House of Representatives, President Donald Trump forced the resignation of Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Donald Trump had made it quite well known that his displeasure with Jeff…

Missouri Republicans pretend that taxing the rich is not an option to pay for roads

In 2014, Republican’s in the State legislature overrode the veto of the Democratic Governor and instituted tax cuts that have amounted to nearly an annual billion dollar loss in the State’s revenue: St. Louis Public Radio: Missouri House Joins Senate…

Republican Senate candidate from Mississippi jokes about public hanging

The race for who will represent Mississippi in the United States Senate has gone to a runoff election, to be decided on November 27th. The remaining candidates are Mike Espy, an African-American Democrat who served as the Secretary of Agriculture…

Democratic Governor-elect of Kansas makes Medicaid expansion a top priority

In 2010, President Barack Obama and the Democratic Congress passed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as Obamacare. A large part of that act was an expansion of Medicaid for people up to 133% of the poverty…

Trump disrespects veterans again, cancels planned visit to WWI cemetery because of rain

Donald Trump was supposed to visit a World War I cemetery in France today to pay respects to 1,800 U.S. soldiers who died fighting at the Battle of Belleau Wood. Independent: Trump cancels First World War memorial visit to US…

Democratic Governor-elect of Wisconsin makes public education funding a top priority

In 2010, Wisconsin elected Republican Scott Walker as Governor. Scott Walker quickly proved that rather than helping the people of Wisconsin, he was more interested in doing everything he could to push anti-government and pro-corporate ideologies that included attacking unions…

Trump again blames the victims, this time of California wildfires

9 people have now died from extremely dangerous wildfires in California: CNN: At least 9 dead as fires spread on both ends of California A Northern California fire has become the most destructive in the state’s modern history, killing at…

Indiana just elected Greg Pence to Congress, a man who cost Indiana taxpayers $21 Million to clean up his failed business

Indiana voters might want to rethink how they are deciding on who to elect to represent their state. This Tuesday, the voters of Indiana’s 6th congressional district elected Republican Greg Pence to represent them in the United States Congress. Indy…

Once again, Mitch McConnell refuses to protect the Mueller investigation

Exactly one day after Democrats won a majority of seats in the U.S. House of Representatives, President Donald Trump forced the resignation of Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Donald Trump had made it quite well known that his displeasure with Jeff…

Democratic Governor-elect of Michigan makes clean and safe drinking water her top priority

In 2010, Michigan elected a Republican Governor, Rick Snyder, who had no experience in government. Rick Snyder had been a corporate executive for Gateway Inc., a computer company, then founded a venture capital firm. He came into office preaching a…

Trump’s appointment of Matthew Whitaker as Acting Attorney General violates a DOJ statute and the Constitution

Exactly one day after Democrats won a majority of seats in the U.S. House of Representatives, President Donald Trump forced the resignation of Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Donald Trump had made it quite well known that his displeasure with Jeff…

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…

Why should I vote?

Do you know anyone who isn’t voting? If so, please share with them some reasons why they should vote. Vote because what makes America great is our Democratic system of government: of the people, by the people, for the people….

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…