Fri, 10 Mar 2017 22:24:34 +0000
There is a reason why Obamacare is doing poorly in a number of states...
And its because the GOP is running these States.
Look at this map that shows which states that expanded Medicaid and which didn't, which is a very good indicator of whether the state government tried to make Obamacare work, or whether it wanted Obamacare to fail.
And compare it to this map, which shows, by county, which places have only one insurer participating in the "Healthcare Marketplace"
The states where one insurer "Marketplaces" predominate are generally those that have not adopted Medicaid expansion.
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 13:55:47 +0000
Most analyses of the leaks associated with the Flynn situation assume that they are motivated by political/ideological considerations, or animus toward Trump as a result of his attacks on the Intelligence Community. No one seems to be considering the most obvious answer -- the leaks are neither ideological or personal, but are patriotic.
Wed, 15 Feb 2017 20:26:05 +0000
There is a reason that Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan are resisting calls for independent investigations of the Trump campaign connection to Russian interference in the election -- both were complicit in Russia being able to consistently change the narrative in ways that advantaged Donald Trump.
Tue, 07 Feb 2017 15:52:22 +0000
Last night, the White House released a list of 78 "terrorist attacks" that (according to Trump) were "not even being reported" by "the dishonest press" who "have their reasons". Trump's original claim referred to terrorism in Europe ("...all across Europe. You've seen what happened in Paris, and Nice. All over Europe, its happening.
Mon, 06 Feb 2017 15:37:48 +0000
Why is Iran on Trump's so-called "travel ban"? If the purpose is to prevent al Qaeda/ISIL terrorists from gaining entry into USA, Iran makes no sense at all, because those Sunni-based organizations despise Shiite Iran even more than they do the USA.
Sat, 04 Feb 2017 14:57:27 +0000
another story that would be getting a lot more attention were it not for Trump's "government by chaos" style. It turns out, the administration has been lying about the origins of the Yemen raid. According to someone who was "in the room", Sean Spicer is lying when he says that the raid was approved by the NSC Deputies Committee on Jan 6, and that it was held off only because they wanted to do it on a moonless night.
Fri, 03 Feb 2017 03:50:41 +0000
There is something wrong with this picture.
Since when are anarchists so highly organized? Since when can 100 to 150 people plan a violent action, all wearing black and milk soaked kerchiefs, and many carrying shields, and no one hears about it in advance?
Thu, 02 Feb 2017 04:40:37 +0000
Trump is apparently giving the media the finger during photo ops.
Exhibit A occurs at 24 seconds into this video.
There is also a video of him on the phone, that accompanied the stories about his calls to the President of Mexico, and the PM of Australia. While I can't yet find a link to those videos* (and will update as soon as I do) its obvious that again, he is giving the finger.
How much more pathetic can he get? Stay Tuned.
Wed, 01 Feb 2017 21:37:53 +0000
So, noted Islamophobe and conspiracy theory advocate Michael Flynn declared "As of today, we are officially putting Iran on notice." And were it not for the fact that Flynn is Trump's national security advisor, and not some 400 lb idiot sitting in his parent's basement, this would just be funny, not frightening.
I mean, the Colbert Report was doing this for laughs 10 years ago? And how long before South Park has Ms Garrison putting the boys "officially on notice"? (Or has it been done already?)
Mon, 30 Jan 2017 19:14:21 +0000
Sean Spicer just claimed that there was no "downgrading" when Trump decided that the Director of National Intelligence and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff were excluded as permanent members of the National Security Council Principals Committee.
Spicer pointed to the 2001 memo organizing the Principals Committee, which did not, in fact, include the DNI* or CJCS.