Category: Opinion

Stepping on Bush’s Graceful Words, Trump Proves Himself Incapable of Unity

Stepping on Bush’s Graceful Words, Trump Proves Himself Incapable of Unity

While Trump of course misses his point, the rest of us ought to very much heed President Bush's wisdom.
How His Sexual Assault Denial Interview Could Well Help Biden More Broadly

How His Sexual Assault Denial Interview Could Well Help Biden More Broadly

Joe Biden seems to have done himself a world of good Friday related to the sexual assault allegations against him. But the MSNBC Q&A may carry him even further.
With Republicans Extorting  Vulnerable Americans To Work Amidst COVID-19, Democrats Must Intervene

With Republicans Extorting Vulnerable Americans To Work Amidst COVID-19, Democrats Must Intervene

The choice such politicians as Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds (R) is forcing countless American workers to make is this: Go to work and risk infection--and perhaps death--or stay at home and potentially starve. It's up to Democrats to fight back.
We’re Not There Yet on Testing, but LA Shows the Way

We’re Not There Yet on Testing, but LA Shows the Way

A testing system closed to only those who have physician referrals--which themselves are based on showing symptoms--will never be adequate and up to the task to safely begin loosening up those lockdown and social distancing measures. L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti gets it, opening up a new wider testing program in LA County.
Protesters and Patriots. They Are Not the Same.

Protesters and Patriots. They Are Not the Same.

What has been on display in Lansing, Michigan last week (and in other state capitals since) is not life, liberty, or the pursuit of happiness.
Trump Should Be Criminally Liable for his ‘Medical’ Advice Which Can Kill

Trump Should Be Criminally Liable for his ‘Medical’ Advice Which Can Kill

Aside from the 25th Amendment, if anyone loses their life following Trump's deadly advice, the loved ones they leave behind should organize a class action suit against the president.
Republican Governors Taking Big Gamble With Plans to Reopen States

Republican Governors Taking Big Gamble With Plans to Reopen States

We're about to see that, when it comes to loosening the extreme lockdown conditions gripping the United States as a result of the novel coronavirus outbreak, that there's a right way to do things and a wrong way. We can only hope and pray that the wrong way doesn't end in tragic results.
Coronavirus Protests: Trump ‘Literally Willing To Sacrifice the Lives of Americans for Personal Gain’

Coronavirus Protests: Trump ‘Literally Willing To Sacrifice the Lives of Americans for Personal Gain’

Donald Trump wants to be seen as a leader and a statesman, carrying his nation through this national emergency. But by stoking the protesters across the country who are challenging the lockdown and social distancing measures in place to deal with the spread of the novel coronavirus, Trump actually will have blood on his hands.
Well, That Didn’t Take Long: Trump Administration’s Graft, Corruption Has Begun in the Coronavirus Era

Well, That Didn’t Take Long: Trump Administration’s Graft, Corruption Has Begun in the Coronavirus Era

Congress has already had to set up a special committee dedicated to watchdogging the administration's use of funds made available in the recent $2 trillion economic stimulus package. Now it appears that lawmakers will also have to investigate whole other examples of what's either incompetence or someone with a hand in a federal cookie jar, trying to actually profit off of this disease.
Mike Pence Embraces Socialized Medicine

Mike Pence Embraces Socialized Medicine

After years of he and his boss complaining about "socialism," Vice President Mike Pence is promising healthcare to all Americans--whether they have health coverage or not. It sounds much more like something that you would expect to come out of the mouth of a Democrat than a top member of the Trump administration.