Archive for January, 2023

January 31st, 2023 - 11:08 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics, Republicans

Unindicted co-conspirator?

People who lived through the 1970s will recognize this terminology. The “unindicted co-conspirator” in the Watergate scandal, which sent several of President Nixon’s closest associates to prison, was Nixon himself. Now the phrase is being revived to insinuate Trump committed crimes[...]

January 31st, 2023 - 1:19 pm § in Politics, Republicans

“Ultimately voters decide”

That’s the excuse Republicans are using for doing nothing about George Santos. It’s what GOP House leader McCarthy said three weeks ago (see story here), and it’s the line GOP House caucus chair Stefanik parroted again today (see story here). Let’s examine the logic of their [...]

January 31st, 2023 - 1:04 am § in America, Politics, Republicans

Have another serving of “Woke”

I’m not entirely sure what conservatives mean when they say “woke,” but they’re against everything (books, science, public health, etc.), so I guess “everything” works as a rough translation of “woke.” They don’t like Mexican immigrants in partic[...]

January 31st, 2023 - 12:01 am § in Politics, Republicans

GOP in state of “advanced moral decay,” consultant says

It sure looks that way to me, too. “The Republican National Committee is welcoming … Mike Lindell into the fold … despite his continuing baseless claims that foreign powers stole the 2020 election from Donald Trump by hacking into voting machines and his post-coup-attempt visit to [...]

January 30th, 2023 - 6:41 pm § in Biden, Politics, Republicans

The debt ceiling fight in one picture

After shrinking federal revenues by slashing taxes for giant corporations and billionaires, House Republicans are now demanding huge spending cuts to reduce deficits, but not to the defense budget; which leaves Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid. (The rest of the federal budget is puny by compa[...]

January 30th, 2023 - 4:43 pm § in Politics, Republicans

Fox host calls for Maginot Line on Canada border

“Fox News host Emily Compagno said that the United States needs a ‘fortified boundary’ or another type of wall on the northern border with Canada” because of increased border crossing, Raw Story reported on Monday, January 30, 2023 (read story here). The Maginot Line was a se[...]

January 30th, 2023 - 4:28 pm § in Politics, Schools & Colleges

School that teaches hate removed Elie Wiesel quote

“I swore never to be silent whenever and wherever human beings endure suffering and humiliation. We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.” Those are words from Elie Wiesel’s Nobel Peace Prize accepta[...]

January 29th, 2023 - 2:29 pm § in Law and Courts, News Media

When police write news stories

Tyre Nichols was kicked and beaten to death on January 7, 2023, by five cops charged with murder. Memphis police issued the press release below the next day. Even making allowances for incomplete information, it’s a remarkable whitewash. By the way, the police chief has admitted there’s [...]

January 29th, 2023 - 1:57 pm § in Politics, Schools & Colleges

States should crack down on homeschoolers

The pandemic showed remote learning doesn’t work well. Kids need personal interaction with teachers and peers to learn and mature. When Covid-19 made remote learning a necessity, or at least a preferred public health option, scores dropped and kids struggled both intellectually and emotionally[...]

January 28th, 2023 - 10:05 pm § in Donald Trump, Law and Courts

New York Times alleges stunning corruption by Barr, Durham

Warned by Italian authorities that Trump was involved in financial crimes, Attorney General Bill Barr and Special Counsel John Durham protected him by accusing the FBI of wrongdoing. That’s what months of investigative journalism by the New York Times uncovered, and prominent legal experts are[...]