On March 6, my birthday last year, I was up in Vermont with my family. At the time my son was working for a big biotech firm. About five days earlier, that firm had had a meeting of all of their big players in big hotel meeting room in Boston. It seemed that some of them got sick. But they didn’t want anyone to panic, so they kept it quiet for a few days.
Meanwhile, all of my family gathered for my birthday. We had a short discussion about how much risk was involved in our being together due to…
DeSantis is relying upon the new voting laws that will eliminate Black and minority votes. Nothing is beyond Republicans today. They stand for anarchy, greed, and racism.
I don't think it is really Trump they are cheering for. The unity comes from the attempt to maintain the myth of white, male, super macho, America.
They don't notice that none of them fought in Afghanistan, and how the US war and policy was a total failure. They don't want to admit that their jobs are disappearing and their lack of interpersonal skills is forcing them to band together because fewer people want to be around them.
They fit perfectly with the Jets -- they have no skills and they are getting their asses beat, but they can't admit it because the effort to change is too great.
…r-right posts in the past couple days seething with self-piteous outcry; running along the lines of “how are we supposed to lawfully protest, if the FBI are out looking to arrest us?”
Eric J Scholl
I may be living in a bubble, as no one I actually speak to is a Trump supporter, but I think Trump’s influence and power is fading . I think Trumpism will carry on in an even more extreme versions with people like DeSantis, Abbott, Hawley, and all the others who have seen the success fear, greed and racism can bring.
But I think that 90% of breathing Americans now accept Biden as President. …
But they are not the only ones who should pay a price. They are just the only ones who will. That’s justice in America. And yes, that is “unfair.”
We now know very clearly, from Woodward and Costa’s book, how Trump instructed, bullied, taunted, and teased VP Pence before Pence went to the Capitol to do his ceremonial duty and ratify the election of Joe Biden. What Trump said and did amounts to using his presidential and political power in an attempt to get Pence to violate the Constitution. He was threatening him that if he didn’t break the law, and delay the final step of counting the electoral votes, he would ruin his political and social life — “I won’t be your friend any more.”
Isn’t this a crime similar to my hiring a hit-man to kill my neighbor? Even if the hit-man’s friend Dan persuades him that shooting someone like that is a bad idea, my trying to hire him would still be a crime.
My question is, why isn’t Trump in jail, awaiting trail?
The Dems are an American political party, with all of the special interests, a wide and very varied base of support, and a huge differences in their hopes for the future of America, especially among House members.
The Republicans are no longer a political party. They have become a criminal organization. They have no real policies. Their messages are based upon lies, fear, and divisiveness. They are now attempting to stay in power by establishing one-party states. The driving force behind their party remains a man who is immoral, corrupt, and has no understanding of democracy. His only concerned is about his own power and money. The rest of the party has followed his lead.
Your criticisms may have some validity, but at this time, the priority is saving democracy. As our current President has said, we are fighting for the soul of our country.
… treatment on Thursday, September 9 on this platform. This is important for a couple of reasons and not just because she is a woman who has had breast cancer.
Hey, I'm a man who has (had?) breast cancer, and I'm proud of her too. I recommend you read her book --ANTITRUST.
I would eagerly support her candidacy. She's smart, caring, pragmatic, and could be unifying -- at least as much as anyone can.
Underneath the Big Lie, is the Bigger Lie, that the Republicans need to keep the votes of the crazies, the bigots, the anti-vaxxers, the anti-abortionists, and the rugged, gun-toting individualists, in order to have enough votes in at least one branch of the legislature so that the rich and super-wealthy never have to pay taxes.
The people who pay for all this messaging really don’t give a damn about whether the low paid, replaceable workers are white, Black, brown or green. But if they keep spreading the message that any government program will only benefit the undeserving Black folk and…
You described the problem very clearly and completely. Bankers make millions; human service workers — those who help the elderly, handicapped, young children, and even those who work in hospitals and community clinics, make crap. The home-care agencies struggle to find people and cut corners to make a profit. As you point out, the care workers, the people who will work for $12 an hour, often have problems of their own, sometimes just because they can’t keep their cars running.
This is America : It’s still profits over people. Biden’s big bill would at least be a step in the right direction. It’s time we developed a new American value system, with new priorities. The descendants of slave owners have run the country long enough.
We need “big, structural, change!”
And whar about the father? Did he offer to raise the child? Did he pay for the abortion? Why isn't he required to be involved in this?
If she was in Texas, she could ask him to drive her to get the pills to terminate the pregnancy, and then sue him for $10K. Every single mother can use another $10K.