Every time some idiot Congressman tries to introduce the impossible into law, it makes national news. This time it’s Ohio attempting to mandate the reimplantation of ectopic pregnancies. As always, there’s a lot of uninformed people out there expressing their opinions, often quite loudly.
In this case, there’s also some well-intentioned experts oversimplifying the issue for mass consumption. Which is potentially excusable for politics; most politicians are… well, calling them idiots would (more…)
It’s time. The wage hasn’t gone up since 2009, and a dollar is worth a lot less today. $7.25 an hour in 2009 is $9.50 an hour adjusted for inflation, and add a quarter a year for a while just to stay even.
There’s people who couch their arguments in terms of a living wage. Some talk of morality, of exploitation, of fairness. There’s a big political movement out there supporting $15 and hour on these grounds; they’ve had some success in Seattle. (more…)
Good Lord! I am –so– bloody sick of this. Senator Warren didn’t lie. She didn’t use her Native American ancestry to get a job at Harvard. And it’s insane that anyone needs to defend her on these grounds.
Our government needs to normalize relations with Cuba.
We have nothing to fear from Cuba. Think about it: The Cold War is over. There is no more Supreme Soviet; there’s no risk the Socialists are going to come in from overseas to corrupt us. Truth be told, they’re already here and running for president, and a lot of people think that’s a good thing.
“But is it helpful to have the 2016 nominee suggesting that a congresswoman is a Russian asset?”
– Jake Tapper
Yes and no.
Yes it’s helpful; it’s a marvelous distraction. Clinton’s bizarre accusation draws criticism away from some of the more egregious flaws in the present nomination process. It was also timed perfectly to coincide with the release of a State Department report that criticized the former Secretary of State (more…)
A year ago, Maine’s Senator Susan Collins committed political suicide live in front of the nation.
It’s safe to say that wasn’t her intention. But hers was the last, and deciding, swing vote in the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation hearings, and that’s what everyone remembers. Most of the Senate made their decisions early, whether along party lines or for other causes — not the least of which being to avoid the limelight; there’s no way to win votes on something like this. (Heck, even I recused myself.) But Collins didn’t rush. (more…)