The difference between healthcare and health insurance explained (mostly for Republicans and Trump’s acolytes)

People like GA Republican Rep “Buddy” Carter and the rest of the GOP are either misleading Americans or out-and-out lying to them. They either don’t know the difference or are intentionally obfuscating the difference between healthcare and health insurance *choices* by either unwittingly or knowingly talking about them as if they are one and the … More The difference between healthcare and health insurance explained (mostly for Republicans and Trump’s acolytes)

New Yorker Podcast: Terrified States of America

The New Yorker’s “Politics and More” podcast is a favorite of mine. In this episode, we are reminded that…. ….even W didn’t make the so-called War on Terror a religious war, ….since 9/11, 94 Americans have been killed in 10 terrorist crimes perpetrated by 12 people who were either American citizens or permanent residents of … More New Yorker Podcast: Terrified States of America

Trump’s threat-tweet about funding to Berkeley is a dog whistle to distract his base

Trump’s threat to cut funding is either more evidence of how ignorant he is of the facts, or it’s evidence of him blowing a dog whistle to his base as part of a leadership style that is predicated on intimidation, misinformation, misdirection, and bullying even when he has no power to do what he threatens … More Trump’s threat-tweet about funding to Berkeley is a dog whistle to distract his base

Nice going, Trump voters and Hillary haters

It’s not a matter of if pipelines will leak, it’s only a matter of when. Pipeline spills 176,000 gallons of crude into creek about 150 miles from Dakota Access protest camp “It’s not yet clear why electronic monitoring equipment didn’t detect the leak, Owen told the Associated Press.” –¬†Wendy Owen, a spokeswoman for Casper, Wyoming-based … More Nice going, Trump voters and Hillary haters

How one GOP operative tries to dupe America in just under 10 minutes

Here & Now’s Meghna Chakrabarti’s interview with Dianna Ploss, After Trump’s Victory, Lifelong Democrat Reflects On Why She Supported Him, is a stunning example of either; a) an orchestrated punking of Here & Now meant to launch a false narrative or, b) how truly easily some voters can be and were duped by Trump and … More How one GOP operative tries to dupe America in just under 10 minutes