Trump’s Big Loss

By: July 29, 2017 11:44 am
Trump’s Big Loss

The demise of the Republican effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act is hardly the end of the story. Donald Trump will not let this loss stand. Since its inception in 2010, Republicans made the Affordable Care Act into a symbol of Obama-Clinton overreach – part of a supposed plot […]

6-Month Update for Trump Voters

By: July 19, 2017 6:43 pm
6-Month Update for Trump Voters

So after six months, has he delivered what he promised you? 1. He told you he’d repeal Obamacare and replace it with something “beautiful.” You bought it. But he didn’t repeal and he didn’t replace. (Just as well: His plan would have knocked at least 22 million off health insurance, […]

The art of the (Trump and Putin) Deal

By: July 14, 2017 6:39 pm
The art of the (Trump and Putin) Deal

Say you’re Vladimir Putin, and you did a deal with Trump last year. Whether there was such a deal is being investigated. But if you are Putin and you did do a deal, what might Trump have agreed to do for you? 1. Repudiate NATO. NATO is the biggest thorn in your side – the […]

Trump’s Escalating Assault on the Press

By: July 2, 2017 10:56 pm
Trump’s Escalating Assault on the Press

On Sunday morning Trump seemed to promote violence against CNN. He tweeted an old video clip of him performing in a WWE professional wrestling match, with a CNN logo superimposed on the head of his opponent. In it, Trump is shown slamming the CNN avatar to the ground and pounding […]

Now’s the time for Mediare For All

By: June 29, 2017 10:54 pm
Now’s the time for Mediare For All

As Republicans in Congress move to repeal the Affordable Care Act, Democrats are moving in the opposite direction, toward Medicare for All – a single-payer plan that builds on Medicare and would cover everyone at far lower cost. Most House Democrats are already supporting a Medicare for All bill. Senator […]

It’s Time for Medicare for All

By: June 27, 2017 10:53 pm
It’s Time for Medicare for All

Mitch McConnell is delaying a vote on the Senate Republican version of Trumpcare because he doesn’t yet have a majority. Some Senate Republicans think the bill doesn’t go get rid of enough of the Affordable Care Act. Others worry that it goes too far – especially in light of the […]