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…

It’s Not the Voltage That Will Kill You, It’s the Grid

Imagine the Southwest or Southeast powerless for all of July or August. Tens of thousands could die. Billions of dollars would be lost in wages, grocery inventories, retail. Same would be true with the Northeast or Midwest for all of February. It would be the Mother of All Recessions. Distribution networks, airlines, trucking, would all be in chaos. All because one political party wants to ensure that renewable energy doesn’t get a foothold against coal, nuclear, or fossil fuels that generate our life-preserving electricity. Gasoline, water, food become useless. All while the GOP governing party can seem to worry about are important issues like which bathroom we can use.

The Future of the United States Clearly Depends on U.S. Women

“I don’t think it’s an exaggeration to say that President Trump presents the biggest threat to women’s progress we’ve seen in the last 50 years,” states Ms Farrell, whose group works for equal protection for women in law, in the workplace, and in schools. “Some of it is under the radar, and some of it is right in front of us. But what’s happening at the federal level is not only terrifying. It’s an outrage,” she says.

GOP Sells All America’s Internet Privacy for Political Greed

The hypocrisy at play here flows like volcanic lava : The man who has raged endlessly at the alleged surveillance of the communications of his aides (and potentially himself) will soon sign a bill that allows unrestrained sale of the personal information of any American using the internet. Apparently, the Trump administration and its allies in Congress value privacy for themselves over the privacy of the Americans who voted them into office. What is good business for powerful cable and phone companies is just tough shit for the rest of us as long as the GOP can maintain favored status come corporate donation time.