November 2017 archive

Puerto Rico is Still a Disaster Area

The power grid falters, schools remained closed, and the sick and elderly are left without critical medicine. Hurricanes Irma and Maria struck Puerto Rico in September-October 2017. The impact of these storms was great, but greater still are the convulsions on the island long after the storms had passed over. Puerto Rico’s infrastructure remains in …

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Open thread for night owls: Dispatches about victories of the resistance from across the land

Jimmy Tobias at The Nation writes—Dispatches from the Urban Resistance, from Philly to Albuquerque and beyond: Sometimes the constant barrage of bad news is enough to make you want to stay in bed. Forever. […] Fortunately, many people have kept on all the same and, thanks to their tireless advocacy and activism, there are signs—recent …

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Why Trump Could Grow Even More Unhinged if the GOP Passes Its Tax Bill

White House officials say a major legislative victory will only embolden the president. If you think the last few days of President Donald Trump’s presidency have been crazy, watch out. You ain’t seen nothing yet. White House officials expect the increasingly emboldened president to become even more outrageous in the coming months, especially if Republicans …

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State Dept., other officials say Tillerson isn’t being booted. Were reporters ‘hoodwinked’?

State Department officials are denying that a plan has been engineered at the White House to push Secretary Rex Tillerson way out, as reported earlier Thursday by numerous media outlets, starting with The New York Times. The newspaper said CIA Director Mike Pompeo would be Tillerson’s replacement at State, and Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton would replace …

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New York Times Magazine’s Profile of Sean Hannity Missed a Ton of His Conspiracy Theories

So sympathetic, it was practically a puff piece. Toward the end of his 8,000-word New York Times Magazine profile of Sean Hannity — after touching on image-softening tidbits like how the Fox News host and talk radio host who was once fired for homophobic vitriol says he now has “gay friends” and the revelation that Hannity may have come to …

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One of Roy Moore’s ‘Christian’ backers was himself convicted for covering up for a child molester

While Alabama Republican Senate candidate and sexual predator who targeted children Roy Moore screeches about supposed “Christian values,” we’re learning more about the conservative “Christian” religious figures down in Alabama who are still backing him. Surprise: At least one of them, Bill Atkinson, was himself convicted for attempting to cover up for a serial pedophile. A …

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Even Trump’s Campaign Associates Fear He’s Losing His Mind: ‘Morning Joe’

"Everybody knows he's not stable." MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough called on Cabinet secretaries to invoke the 25th Amendment and remove “mentally unfit” President Donald Trump from office. The “Morning Joe” host said Wednesday’s tweets showed the president was unhinged, and his continued inflammation of the growing crisis in North Korea posed an existential threat to the …

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Hatch, leading the fight for $1.5 trillion deficit-boosting tax cuts, says we can’t afford CHIP

On the Senate floor Thursday, while arguing that the $ 1.5 trillion tax cuts bill that his committee has shepherded to the floor is good policy, Sen. Orrin Hatch said the nation can’t afford the Children’s Health Insurance Program unless other spending cuts are made. The invaluable Sen. Sherrod Brown of Ohio pressed Hatch on the …

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Roy Moore Lectured at a ‘School’ That Taught Women Shouldn’t be Permitted to Run for Office

Going beyond the disgusting sexual allegations against him, some people seem to forget that Roy Moore’s a fringe, unconstitutional religious whack job who has no business being in the Senate… {Click on the title to continue reading this post} Forward Progressives

17 Warning Signs About Matt Lauer NBC Blatantly Ignored

The "Today" host had a documented history of disturbing and sexist behavior. NBC News announced November 29 that it had fired Today host Matt Lauer after “a detailed complaint” was filed about “inappropriate sexual behavior that took place during the 2014 Sochi Olympics.” The complaint also noted that Lauer’s “alleged behavior continued in the workplace after the games.” Lauer …

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