The quick solution to force Trump’s people to testify according to the House’s legal subpoenas served on them eliminates the Department of Justice from the equation.
Trump’s MAGA devotees are indeed a very dangerous lot, but they are ignorant sheep who are being incited to violence against the government by Trump’s most loyal lieutenant Steve Bannon.
Democrats need to “grow a pair” and put an end to McConnell’s ability to rule the nation from a minority party’s position.
As horrific as the Texas abortion ban is, and it is horrifying, the religious architect of the law has his sights set on criminalizing homosexuality and banning same-sex marriage.
The results of the study provide a damning indictment of Trump as well as reveal the willingness of Americans most likely to take the word of a failed business man over experts.
These brutish bullies are taking their savagery a step farther and infringing on other Americans' personal freedom to protect themselves, their families, and communities from a deadly disease.
The problem for the growing anti-vaxxer cult, however, is that nearly all major religions, including the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), do not call for or support a religious exemption to the COVID-19 vaccine.
If Abbot wasn’t a liar, he would man up, stand up, and tell women on national television that he believes they do not have the right to control their own bodies, much less their reproductive health.
If any American was curious about how far afield from reality Republicans will go to placate the MAGA crowd and reinforce their authoritarian world view, they need look no farther than Florida and Texas
It is time for the clever legal maneuvers to stop and for advocates for women’s rights to target the source of these barbaric control measures – religion as defined by the extremist and fanatical religious right.
For Republicans, freedom means they also get to impose their belief systems, their version of “law and order” on everybody else.
The mainstream media are just as guilty of omitting the facts about the end of the Afghan war as Trump is guilty of surrendering to the Taliban and setting up a no-win situation.
If Americans have learned anything since the global pandemic wreaked havoc on the world, it should be that a fair number of their fellow citizens are even more dangerous, than one imagined.
America’s infrastructure is crumbling and none of that “war money” was spent to build or maintain dams, bridges, highways and roads, rail lines or public buildings.
In an effort to push back against vaccine and mask mandates, Ted Cruz used an example that should embarrass other really stupid people.
What has happened over the past 72 hours is precisely what Trump negotiated with the Taliban and hailed as awesome by Republicans at the time of the deal.
Trump’s words are not simply dangerous for the Capitol Police, they are further attempts to incite his followers to violence against anyone he deems is a member of the “radical left.”
Medicare for all.
That very phrase has the potential to produce several very palpable responses.
Republicans are, naturally, opposed to it since it promises to circumvent the private health insurance industry’s profit motive.
Many right-of-center Democrats–some of whom accept money from the same private health insurance industry–are still reticent to support it despite a 2018 Reuters-Ipsos poll showing 70% of respondents favor a single-payer national healthcare system and over 100 Democratic lawmakers support the “Medicare for All Act of 2021“.
There is no shortage of strawman arguments against it.
They range from “We can’t afford it” to “We have the best healthcare system in the world” to “It will bring us Soviet-style Socialism!”
There is also no shortage of counterarguments to knock down every one of those claims.
Let’s first examine the reductive “We can’t afford it” fallacy.
That claim is seldom if ever proposed whenever we feel the need to increase the military budget, print money to provide $2 trillion in economic relief to keep corporations afloat, dole out perpetual subsidies to the world’s most profitable corporations, or permanently cut taxes on those same corporations and their overlords to the tune of $1.5 trillion.
Those who cry poverty are often the same who also boast about us being the richest nation in the world.
They can’t have it both ways.
We have always been able to afford to provide every man, woman, and child born in this country healthcare as a human right.
Consider that over the past dozen or so years we have spent in the neighborhood between $20-35 trillion on corporate bailouts.
All that time we could have been providing healthcare.
Journalist David Sirota, in his newsletter TMI, wrote:
“We’ve seen health care industry CEOs report paying themselves $2.4 billion as 27 million people were thrown off their health care coverage. We’ve also seen Americans being charged anywhere from $400,000 to $1.1 million for COVID treatment, and facing $2,000 bills for coronavirus tests. And yet, despite data showing that a single-payer system would save big money, surveys still indicate some popular trepidation about the price tag of government-sponsored health care.”
What’s the price tag?
Right now, combining Medicare, Medicaid, insurance premiums, and out-of-pocket costs, we are expected to spend about
The Republicans’ flagrant disregard for living, breathing American citizens and attempts to control private businesses for political gain is a direct result of the pandemic.
Based on their deliberate and coordinated deadly assault on America’s children, they now comprise what was once the mythical death panels; and they are specifically targeting children.