Archive for the ‘Politics’ Category

November 17th, 2017 - 1:28 pm § in Foreign Affairs, Religion, world

Ignoring the Muslim Fight Against ISIS

While Trump demonizes all Islam, befriends the Saudis, and demonizes Shiite Iraq,  just before America’s Inauguration Day  tens of millions of Shia Muslims made an incredibly heartening statement, by risking their lives to travel through war-stricken areas to openly defy ISIS. Shia women, me[...]

November 17th, 2017 - 12:01 am § in Politics

Universal Healthcare

Jon Walker’s series on health care and the path to universal, affordable coverage in the United States. PART 1   This is a critical moment for the future of health care. President Barack Obama’s market-based Affordable Care Act (ACA) has simply not lived up to many of its big promises, and Hou[...]

November 10th, 2017 - 10:01 pm § in Donald Trump, Environment, Politics, Repugnants

Trump brings coal jobs back to King County

Trump wants coal jobs in King County again. The coal will be dug near Black Diamond and burned at a Seattle cement plant, producing “as much carbon dioxide … as driving 51,500 cars.” That’s okay with Trump’s EPA, which denies climate change even exists. Read story here.[...]

November 10th, 2017 - 1:51 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics

What’s really behind DOJ’s CNN gambit

AT&T wants to buy Time/Warner. This makes business sense. AT&T’s telecommunications services are a commodity product vulnerable to price competition. In fact, a price war among wireless providers is raging right now, dragging down the stocks of these companies. Management wants to tran[...]

November 3rd, 2017 - 10:42 pm § in Politics, Repugnants

The GOP tax bill in a nutshell

What the GOP’s tax scheming is REALLY about (as if you need to be told). First, some historical background: “The United States is the richest country in the history of the world. Last year, the genius and muscle of the American people generated more than $18.6 trillion in wealth. This year, [...]

November 3rd, 2017 - 10:08 pm § in Politics, Repugnants

GOP sneaks language into tax bill to outlaw abortion

Huffington Post reports: “Republicans slipped anti-abortion language into the draft of the tax reform bill they released on Thursday. … Buried on page 93 of the 429-page tax proposal is a provision that would allow fetuses to be named as beneficiaries of college savings accounts known as 529 pla[...]

November 2nd, 2017 - 1:43 pm § in Politics, Repugnants

How Trump is influencing local politics

A repulsive anonymous campaign flyer circulated ahead of a New Jersey school board election. Not hard to figure out where its inspiration came from, is it? Read story here. P.S., these candidates are U.S. citizens, so where would you deport them to? Their native countries? America is their native co[...]

October 30th, 2017 - 6:15 am § in Donald Trump, Politics, Repugnants


Paul Manafort and his longtime business partner, Rick Gates. Trump must be getting nervous.[...]

October 27th, 2017 - 7:48 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics, Repugnants

First Mueller indictments expected

A grand jury has approved the first indictments in Mueller’s Russia investigation. Arrests are expected Monday. Read story at CNN website (here). Photo: Ex-Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort has already been told he’s going down. Who else is in the hot seat? Stay tuned for the crime st[...]

October 27th, 2017 - 3:03 pm § in Politics

Senator Mitt Romney?

“Senator Orrin Hatch has privately told allies in Utah that he is planning to retire at the end of his term next year, and if he does, Mitt Romney intends to run for his seat, according to five sources familiar with the situation.” Hatch’s spokesman denies it. Read story here.[...]