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…

The Republican Governor of Kentucky keeps using the people of Kentucky as his own personal whipping boy – maybe because he’s not even from Kentucky

Once again, Matt Bevin, Republican Governor of Kentucky, has lost a court battle against his attempts to take away healthcare from the people of Kentucky, and of course, he is threatening to take out his frustration on the people of…

Donald Trump is now talking exactly like a mafia boss

The guilty verdict and plea of Donald Trump’s henchmen Paul Manafort and Michael Cohen has resulted in the President of the United States talking openly like a mafia boss. First he took to Twitter to give his respect to Paulie…

The Republican candidate for Governor of Kansas doesn’t care one bit if a President breaks the law – How will he act if elected Governor?

Kris Kobach, the Republican candidate for Governor of Kansas, was asked about the new criminal proceedings surrounding Donald Trump, and offered up some choice quotes: Kansas.com: Kobach backs Trump after fixer implicates president in campaign finance crime “The Cohen issue…

Donald Trump implies that, as President, he can commit any crimes he wants as long as the stock market goes up

Donald Trump went on his favorite TV show Fox and Friends this morning to make his case against impeachment, and, oh boy, was it a doozy. “I don't know how you can impeach somebody who's done a great job. I…

Iowa Republicans keep cutting taxes, while cutting funding to Iowa universities and colleges – guess who is paying for those cuts?

In May of this year, Iowa’s Republican Governor Kim Reynolds signed a giant tax giveaway to corporations. The people of Iowa were warned that this would lead to education cuts and increased tuition. But, nevertheless, she persisted. The Gazette: Gov….

According to his lawyer, Michael Cohen is going to spill all of the beans and bring Donald Trump down

When the news first broke yesterday of Michael Cohen’s guilty plea, an interesting sidebar to that event was that Cohen had not yet signed a cooperation agreement with federal investigators, most notably the Mueller Investigation. That news was quickly reported…

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…

An absolutely brutal news day for Donald Trump – The Trump Presidency is now officially a criminal presidency

August 21, 2018 was an unbelievably bad day for the President of the United States, Donald J Trump. Let’s start with the big news items first. Trump’s Personal Lawyer and Fixer (Yes, the President has a “Fixer”, like a mob…