Congress Should Have Only One Priority When They Return

Congress, in the midst of a month-long August recess, faces a massive policy threat when lawmakers return to Washington next month. By the end of September, Congress must approve legislation to raise the nation’s debt ceiling — or risk an economic disaster. And if the had any sense at all, they’d do away with the entire antiquated law,…

Donald Trump is the Inevitable Result of Decades of Republican Blame-ism

Republicans like to own a lot of things, but responsibility is not one of them. It wasn’t their fault that good, godly, white people were working harder than ever and still falling behind. It wasn’t their fault that the only thing the Invisible Hand gave its working class believers was the middle finger. It wasn’t their fault that their tantalizing promises had come to nothing.
It was the fault of those uppity non-white people. They’re the ones who are taking your jobs and sucking up all your tax money on hand-outs and telling you that you are not even allowed to be a man anymore. It’s their fault!

Here We Go Again with Adjustable Rate Mortgages

While virtually every other country in the industrialized world is in the beginning phase of a sustainable economic revival, [despite having single-payer healthcare for all their citizens] the U.S. GOP-led Congress is trying every way they know how to toss millions of Americans off of healthcare for profit, trickling down the backs of 99% of…

Trump Sycophants on Disgusting Display Before Senate Intel Committee

If I had ever used the excuse to my parents that Trump’s National Security Agency Director (Admiral Michael S. Rogers), Director of National Intelligence (Daniel Coats), or Attorney General (Jeffrey Beauregard Sessions), used for not answering questions posed by the Senate Oversight Committee on Intelligence, (“I don’t feel like it”), I wouldn’t have been able…

Has the U.S. EVER Been “Of, By, and For the People”?

Underneath the hyper-partisanship currently infecting the United States, is there a deeper, fundamental lack of morality in its economics and politics? Is it something new or has it been glossed over since our separation from England? There is, of course, our obsession with winning, which is on blatant display if you ever get sucked into…