Senator Sanders is mistaken

Bernie Sanders continues to cater to and hunt for the white working class, particularly the male part of it. He apparently concluded that Democrats should do that based on the statistics collected about Trump voters in the last election. Many of those voters were members of that class, no question. But should the Democrats sell …

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National Monuments at Risk!

The Vandal-in-Chief is about to authorize his lackey at the Department of the Interior to review “any national monument created since Jan. 1, 1996, that spans at least 100,000 acres ‘to make sure the people have a voice’ in which lands receive the highest level of federal protection.” What that sounds like to me is …

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Hey, Heartland America

I trust you noticed that the Congress has now agreed to allow coal companies to dump their waste into your streams again. And I trust that you noticed that just today the guy you voted for rescinded part of a law which regulates banks, because, he said, “We expect to be cutting a lot out …

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Deficits? We don’t care about no stinking deficits!

Once again, the Republican party proves that it’s very concerned about deficits when the Democrats are in charge: From the text of the 2017 Budget Resolution: (4) DEFICITS.—For purposes of the enforcement of this resolution, the amounts of the deficits are as follows: Fiscal year 2017: $582,574,000,000. Fiscal year 2018: $541,560,000,000. Fiscal year 2019: $673,600,000,000. …

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Republican Convention, Night Two

Tuesday was “Make America Work Again” day at the Republican National Convention, which also happened to coincide with the party formally nominating Donald Trump as its nominee. But neither jobs nor Trump got much attention as a grab bag of Republican headliners Tuesday spent most of their time demonizing Hillary Clinton and talking about themselves …

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Flint’s water pipes are just fine

So said 47 Senate Republicans when they voted today against providing federal aid for children affected by the lead in those pipes. They claim they want to help Flint but they cannot agree on a funding mechanism. Meanwhile, the pipes are still corroding thanks to the junk that was in the Flint River water. Even …

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Don’t you guys know how to fight?

Last week President Obama threatened to veto a “tax extender” bill the House wanted to pass. It would have done lots of things that might be useful: The emerging tax legislation would make permanent 10 provisions, including an expanded research and development tax credit, which businesses and the Obama administration have wanted to make permanent …

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