Political quotes: “Millennials”

Everything is political. Our long-running series of political quotes–like this one– proves that. We think. We’re always on the lookout for quotes–contemporary and historical–that are pertinent to the current political environment. Our illustrator is Christopher Burke, whose unique, quirky cartoons add a touch of whimsy–which we really, really need in today’s political realm    …

Vice-Presidential Debate very important as Clinton lead still must grow

The vice-presidential debate on Tuesday, October 4 will be more important than a simple discussion between two back-benchers. First, even though it is widely viewed that Hillary Clinton “won” the presidential debate on September 26, she has received a relatively light “bounce” from her victory. Instead of running even with Donald Trump, she seems to…

Screw the poor: Not expanding Medicaid cost red states $2 billion in 2015

Squandering $2 billion dollars in essentially free money is not what anyone would call “fiscal conservatism.” But that’s exactly what the phony fiscal conservatives in Republican-dominated state legislatures have done this year, according to Kevin Drum, of Mother Jones. This spectacular hypocrisy is the result of their obstinate, obstructionist, nihilistic, knee-jerk hate for all things…

Putin and Obama opposite world views

Washington’s Putin-did-it conspiracy theory and its escalation of the crisis in Ukraine

I am frightened, saddened and angered by the war propaganda published in the US media, particularly the New York Times, the so-called “paper of record,” concerning the war in Ukraine. Day after day, the White House, the State Department, and the CIA issue false narratives about Putin, Russia and Ukraine, and the Times and other…