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October 10th, 2022 - 1:30 pm § in Democrats, Health, Republicans

Why did Covid-19 kill more Republicans than Democrats?

Multiple academic studies have indicated that Republican were statistically more likely to die of Covid-19 than Democrats. The latest, a working paper by the National Bureau of Economic Research, concludes, “Average excess death rates in Florida and Ohio were 76% higher among Republicans than [...]

September 20th, 2022 - 12:21 pm § in Politics, Republicans

Louisiana Republicans go Taliban on abortions

A GOP bill is moving through the Louisiana legislature that defines abortion as “murder” and will send women to prison for life, with no exceptions for rape or even saving the life of the mother. It also would imprison doctors for destroying in-vitro fertilization embryos, and ban Plan B[...]

September 1st, 2022 - 12:24 am § in Politics

How GOP Texas governor spends taxpayer money

Gov. Greg Abbott (R-TX) has spent $12.7 million busing border jumpers to Washington D.C., New York City, and Chicago (see story here). The Daily Mail says this dough paid for transporting more than 7,400 migrants out of Texas, which by my rough calculation comes out to about $1,700 per nose. The ben[...]

August 26th, 2022 - 10:52 pm § in Law and Courts, Racism

Does a law’s provenance matter?

I never thought I’d defend a Jim Crow law, but here goes. In a ruling on Wednesday, August 24, 2022, the federal 5th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a section of Mississippi’s state constitution that bars people convicted of certain felonies from voting (read story here). The 5th Circuit han[...]

August 20th, 2022 - 11:18 pm § in Hypocrisy, Politics

Ban abortions or the sewer gets it!

No abortion enforcement, no flood control money. That’s the position of Louisiana attorney general Jeff Landry, a sanctimonious Republican anti-abortion zealot who’s flipping the (mostly black) citizens of New Orleans a big bird because their city government asked local law enforcers to [...]

August 13th, 2022 - 8:17 pm § in Economics, Politics, Racism

GOP governors deny federal rent aid to working poor because it’s “socialism”

Republican governors in at least three states — Mississippi, Arkansas, and Nebraska — have turned away hundreds of millions of federal pandemic relief dollars allocated to preventing evictions because they don’t want their residents to receive those funds. In March 2022, Nebraska G[...]

August 3rd, 2022 - 11:51 am § in Democrats, Donald Trump, Politics, Schools & Colleges

Arizona GOPers’ obsession with 2020 is alive and well

Election denialism and conspiracy theories have taken root in Arizona like nowhere else. Two years later, halfway through President Biden’s term, Arizona Republicans are still obsessed and driven by election results no serious person would question. Is the desert sun baking their brains? Anyon[...]

July 27th, 2022 - 12:13 pm § in Misc.

Guns are now a driving accessory in Texas

Police say the victim, who had a 2-year-old toddler in his car, may have cut off the other driver. Be that as it may, the other driver followed the victim, then when the vehicles stopped got out of his truck and assaulted the victim while his passenger shot into the back window. Her second shot [&he[...]

July 27th, 2022 - 11:53 am § in Politics

How to give a speech in 45 seconds

West Virginia’s legislature is considering a bill to prohibit abortions, with no exceptions for rape or incest. Of course it’ll pass; that legislature is over two-thirds Republican (78-22 in the lower house, 23-11 in the senate), and the GOP governor will sign it. Citizen input is a mer[...]

July 25th, 2022 - 3:21 pm § in Politics

Texas political ad goes viral

This ad has gone viral, with over 2.7 million views, but it probably doesn’t bother Gov. Abbott, who’s heavily favored in polls. The real problem isn’t Abbott, it’s Texas voters. Return to The-Ave.US Home Page[...]