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March 23rd, 2020 - 7:59 pm § in Politics

Portrait of a Libertarian

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) at work. (Image from The Atlantic; read article here.)[...]

March 20th, 2020 - 1:59 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics

2 GOP senators under fire for dumping stock ahead of crash

At least two Republican U.S. senators are facing media scrutiny and public criticism for having sold millions of dollars of  stock after receiving confidential briefings about the coming coronavirus crisis and before that information became public and the stock market crashed. Sen. Richard Burr (R-[...]

March 17th, 2020 - 5:13 pm § in Politics

It’s spring break!

The beaches in Clearwater, Florida, on March 17, 2020. The GOP governor refused to close them. Enjoy this virtual sun from wherever you’re sheltering in place. But don’t wish you were there. Wish these people weren’t there. (NBC News photo; read story here.)[...]

March 4th, 2020 - 5:40 pm § in Politics

How GOP Rep. Matt Gaetz fights coronavirus

After the House approved $8 billion for coronavirus response, he complained about deficit spending. P.S., check out them shoes! By the way, if he was really worried about germs, why wasn’t he wearing plastic gloves? Are all the D.C. stores sold out?  Photo: Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) on the House[...]

March 1st, 2020 - 9:42 am § in America, Hypocrisy

GOP NEWSPEAK: SOCIALISM VERSUS “DEMOCRACY!”

Back last June, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell tweeted that House Democrats “would turn us into a country we’ve never been.”  He used the S word to describe the Democrats’ wish of granting congressional seats to the people of Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico: They plan to make the [...]

February 29th, 2020 - 11:47 am § in Politics

RNC chair asserts legal right “to rig elections”

As the National Popular Vote movement gathers steam, Republicans are beginning to react. On Thursday, Republic National Committee (RNC) Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel told a Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) audience, “Let me just say, I have an intention to be the most litigious [RNC[...]

February 18th, 2020 - 9:48 pm § in Politics

Indiana Republicans would rather let kids marry than repeal an unconstitutional law

A bill in Indiana’s legislature that would have raised that state’s marriage age from 15 to 18 seemed headed for passage until Democrats offered an amendment to repeal a 1997 state law declaring marriage can only be between a man and a woman. That law, and others like it, went by the way[...]

February 6th, 2020 - 1:22 pm § in America, Politics

Revive the Union Party … Time to Rebrand!

After Gettysburg, Republicans running in the South needed a name that distinguished them from the “radical” Republicans.  They called themselves the UNION party![...]

February 2nd, 2020 - 3:32 pm § in Politics

GOP Sen. Ernst: If Biden is elected, we’ll impeach him for Ukraine

Read story here. I don’t see how they plan to do that. Rewrite the Senate rules, so they can write their own articles of impeachment? Or take an impeachment vote without any articles? We’ve just seen them make a mockery of the Constitution, so anything is possible. But however they inten[...]

February 1st, 2020 - 12:34 am § in Donald Trump

Trump’s almost home free; here’s what it means

Most Republicans don’t claim Trump is innocent. They say, “Let the people decide in November.” That means you. Next Wednesday, at 4 pm ET, the Senate will vote to acquit Donald J. Trump. Our constitutional system of checks and balances has failed because of Republican cowardice. Wh[...]