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June 2nd, 2020 - 10:43 pm § in Politics, Racism

Racist congressman ousted in Iowa primary

“Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, who has a long history of racist and outrageous remarks, lost his long-held House seat in a primary race Tuesday,” NBC News reported Tuesday night, June 2, 2020. Mr. King, 71, a college dropout, graduated from high school in 1967 at the height of the Vietnam War[...]

May 16th, 2020 - 10:07 am § in Politics

Matt Shea not seeking re-election

Controversial Spokane Valley Republican Matt Shea is not seeking re-election to the Washington legislature. The filing deadline was Friday, May 15, 2020. According to Wikipedia, “In October 2018, Shea acknowledged that he had distributed a four page manifesto which called for the killing of n[...]

April 30th, 2020 - 1:05 am § in America

FACEBOOK on the Louisiana Purchase

On Saturday, April 30, 1803, the Louisiana Purchase Treaty was signed by Robert Livingston, James Monroe, and Barbé Marbois in Paris. President Jefferson announced the treaty to the American people on July 4. After the signing of the Louisiana Purchase agreement in 1803, Livingston made this famous[...]

April 28th, 2020 - 2:53 pm § in Politics

Does this protester have a death wish?

Polls show that only a small fraction of the American public — about 17% — support these protests; even a plurality of Republicans (47% to 36%) aren’t in sympathy with the protesters. And among the general public, far more Americans worry about lifting restrictions too soon than no[...]

April 15th, 2020 - 10:16 am § in Donald Trump, Politics

GOP mouthpiece Kellyanne Conway claims 19 outbreaks of Covid-19

It’s now common knowledge that the U.S. intelligence agencies Trump loves to hate and ignore warned back in November that a devastating pandemic was coming. Just as George W. Bush brushed off warnings of impending Al Qaeda attacks in 2001, so did Trump ignore and fail to take action on the sit[...]

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[...]