Using data from reliable public sources listed below, I plotted charts showing the relation between the percent of voters that voted for Donald Trump in 2020 in each state and various per capita rates: gun deaths, poverty, teen births, suicide, crime, divorce, several sexually transmitted diseases, longevity, and education. The results show that states that […]
Can non-violent protest and civil disobedience achieve justice in this era?
The antifa and BLM protests over the last several years were overwhelmingly peaceful. Nonetheless, right-wing media were able to convince tens of millions of Americans that antifa and BLM are violent, radical movements. Right wing media exaggerated the few instances of violence that did occur, and many of those incidents were the result of provocations […]
The situation is dire, but the GOP is fragile
As things stand, there is a good chance that Republicans will take control of the House of Representatives in 2022, thanks in large part to gerrymandering and to changes in election laws in Republican states. One recent poll suggests that up to 2/3rds of Republican voters believe that the 2020 election was stolen, and about […]
Ten ways the GOP is a (death) cult
Climate change denialism and inaction This one will lead to immense suffering and dislocation. We’re already seeing the effects, in the form of extreme weather. Possibly GOP climate policy will lead to human extinction. Covid-19 disinformation, conspiracy theories and opposition to masks and vaccines This has already killed hundreds of thousands of people and may […]
Uncle Sam on the Lam
by Lansing Scott Drunk Uncle Sam is on the lam. He escaped from DC and has been hitchhiking across the country, sleeping under bridges, & drinking his Thunderbird for months now. Hes almost reached Vancouver, BC, where he will formally apply for political asylum. Asked to explain his sudden departure from his job as personification […]
Why Some Women Still Vote Republican and What Can be Done About It
by Valerie Tarico Cross-posted from ValerieTarico.com Lists of crazy comments about women by Republican men have been an internet staple for years. If the party agenda were to alienate as many females as possible, they should be doing quite well. Worse yet, from an impact standpoint, the policy priorities of Republican electeds match their expressed […]
Repulsive Republicans’ Hypocrisy
The U.S. government is set to borrow nearly $1 trillion this year, an 84 percent jump from last year
Mikel Jollet’s tweet: Never forget, After Roy Moore said gay people should be put in jail, After he said the country was better off under slavery, After he said Muslims have no place in public life, Even after he was outed as a serial pedophile, The @GOP ENDORSED him and FUNDED his campaign.
Quickie link: The GOP has become a dangerous cult
The GOP has become a dangerous cult