GOP Lies

Republican lies about deficit spending

On The Deficit, GOP Has Been Playing Us All For Suckers “Think about this. The same congressional Republicans who over the previous eight years wanted everyone to believe they were fiscal conservatives hell-bent on balancing the budget and not increasing the national debt, sponsored, passed and then danced around the fire because of legislation that […]

Donald Trump Uncategorized

Review of Joshua Green’s Devil’s Bargain

Subtitled “Steve Bannon, Donald Trump, and the Nationalist Uprising,” Joshua Green’s book about the 2016 election explains how Trump pulled off an upset. Green interviewed Bannon and other major players. The journalism and writing are of highest quality, like what you can read in publications such as the New Yorker. I like that the writing […]

Conservativism Uncategorized

Loving sociopaths

At my previous job, there was a coworker who was amicable and technically smart. Though he and his wife combined earned over $300K a year, he complained a lot about taxes. He’s a white Christian. He is skeptical about climate change and evolution. He watches Fox News and listens to Rush Limbaugh. He hates Dems and […]

Media

Are Newsweek, Time, and USA Today becoming more progressive?

Recently I’ve been seeing anti-Trump and anti-GOP articles from Time, Newsweek, and USA Toda on my facebook newsfeed. I don’t know if that’s because those publications have become more progressive, or if it’s because facebook sends me only the articles it thinks I’d be interested in. Recently I saw: USA TODAY exclusive: Hundreds allege Donald […]

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Listen to the music of Donald Trump’s face

This is what Donald Trump’s photo sounds like when I feed it to my software for converting images to music: Your browser does not support the audio element. Here’s a second rendering of Trump’s face, using a different algorithm: Your browser does not support the audio element. Here’s what Barack Obama’s photo sounds like:  […]

Economic Justice Taxation

Billionaire Bill Gates Says He Should Pay ‘Significantly Higher’ Taxes

Billionaire Bill Gates Says He Should Pay ‘Significantly Higher’ Taxes Microsoft founder and billionaire Bill Gates says he should pay more in taxes and that the government should require other superwealthy people like him to contribute “significantly higher” amounts. “I need to pay higher taxes,” Gates, who is worth over $90 billion, said in an interview […]