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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 economic advisor calls for abolishment of federal minimum wage

In case you were still in the dark about how the Trump administration feels about workers, Larry Kudlow, Donald Trump’s top economic advisor, decided he would make it as clear as possible: Washington Post: President Trump’s top economic adviser: ‘A…

Scott Walker keeps lying about health care

The Republican Governor of Wisconsin, Scott Walker, wants to be re-elected again. So Scott Walker is lying again, just as he has each previous election. This time, he is lying about protecting health insurance coverage for people with pre-existing conditions….

“I’m going to stomp all over your face with golf spikes” says GOP candidate for PA Governor

Scott Wagner, the Republican nominee for Governor of Pennsylvania, recorded a video message for his Democratic opponent Tom Wolf: Full video of GOP candidate Scott Wagner threatening Gov. Tom Wolf: "You better put a catcher's mask on your face because…

Illinois GOP Governor falsely blames violence on illegal immigrants – while his own policies are actually contributing to increases in crime

In a debate on Tuesday, the Republican Governor of Illinois, Bruce Rauner, decided to embrace Trumpism by blaming violence on illegal immigrants: Chicago Tribune: In debate with J.B. Pritzker, Gov. Bruce Rauner says illegal immigration contributes to Chicago gun violence…

Trump is using fascist rhetoric in accusing Democrats of being a “party of crime” – yet his own policies actually increase crime

Lately at his MAGA rallies, the current President of the United States has been accusing the opposition party of wanting an increase in crime. Here are a few examples: Donald Trump at Minnesota rally, October 4, 2018 “If you vote…

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…

GOP Governor Scott Walker accuses his Democratic opponent of being supported by unions…wait…what?

In what Wisconsin Republican Governor apparently thought was a scathing critique, he accused his Democratic opponent Tony Evers of being supported by unions. JS Online: Scott Walker accuses Tony Evers of being ‘bought and paid for’ by unions MADISON – GOP…

While Republican policies decimate the middle class, Democrats like Elizabeth Warren offer plans to help the middle class

Source: New Census Data Show Household Incomes Are Rising Again, But Share Going to Middle Class Is at Record Low This shrinking piece of the economic pie for the middle class corresponds almost exactly to two signature Republican policies: tax…

GOP candidate for Senate from Mississippi says African-Americans should stop “begging for federal government scraps”

Republican politicians are showing no signs of slowing down in their attempts to use race to divide the country: JS Online: GOP Senate candidate tells African-Americans: Stop ‘begging for federal government scraps’ Republican U.S. Senate candidate Chris McDaniel was booed…

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…

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…

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…