AffordableCareAct

Trump, GOP demand blue state payback

September 3, 2017

[ Originally published on this site as post ] In recent years, “red state socialism” has become the hallmark of American federalism. That is, even as supposed GOP budget hawks loudly (and wrongly) decry “out […]

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Lies, damn lies, and fake news

July 30, 2017

[ Originally published on this site as post ] In his 2007 book The Assault on Reason, former Vice President Al Gore warned about what he saw as a dire threat to American democracy. “The ‘well-informed […]

Afghanistan

Commander in chief Trump goes AWOL

June 18, 2017

[ Originally published on this site as post ] “The President shall be Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy of the United States.” With that phrase, Article II, Section 2 of the Constitution […]

Afghanistan

Commander in chief Trump goes AWOL

June 18, 2017

[ Originally published on this site as post ] “The President shall be Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy of the United States.” With that phrase, Article II, Section 2 of the Constitution […]

AffordableCareAct

CBO: Conservative Bulls**t Obliterator

May 28, 2017

[ Originally published on this site as post ] This past week was a very big one for some very big promises from Republicans in Washington. It didn’t go well for them. Three weeks after […]

100days

When a hungry country gets a soup sandwich

May 14, 2017

[ Originally published on this site as post ] A lifetime ago, when I was just 18 years old and newly enlisted in the Army, I earned a drill sergeant’s wrath. I don’t remember why, and […]

100days

When a hungry country gets a soup sandwich

May 14, 2017

[ Originally published on this site as post ] A lifetime ago, when I was just 18 years old and newly enlisted in the Army, I earned a drill sergeant’s wrath. I don’t remember why, and […]