From PolitFact: “We rate the claim Mostly True.” Barack Obama claims deficit has decreased by two-thirds since taking office From Forbes: On The Deficit, GOP Has Been Playing Us All For Suckers The GOP budget and tax plan overwhelmingly benefits the rich. Just a few months after the tax bill was signed, the GOP-controlled Congress […]
My pet peeve of the moment: I keep hearing progressives (including Amy Goodman today) refer to right-wing extremists as “conservatives.” Please people! There is nothing conservative about these far-right extremists who are working to destroy US public norms & institutions. It’s like calling anti-choice people “pro-life.” They are no such thing. Words matter! Do not […]
How can cooperation emerge in a world of selfish individuals ruled by a Darwinian competition for survival? This is the question that Martin Nowak, Professor of Mathematics and Biology at Harvard University, discusses in Super Cooperators: Altruism, Evolution, and Why We Need Each Other to Succeed. Nowak and his collaborators have published a series of […]
Government and taxation are a form of cooperation and charity for those less well off.
There are conservative Democrats, but almost all Republicans are conservative. Hence:
On the day the primary election ballots arrived in my mailbox, I also received an attack ad, from a group opposed to 41st LD state Senate candidate Lisa Wellman. Wow, they’re starting early this year! In 2010 her opponent, Steve Litzow, won by about 200 votes because of last-minute attack ads sent out by an […]
Our nation’s lax gun laws have led to another mass shooting. USA Today is reporting that the Florida shooter Omar Mateen used a .223 caliber AR-type-rifle and 9 mm semiautomatic pistol… The FBI had investigated Mateen twice before the shooting, but found inconclusive evidence and were not able to charge him with a crime. The AR-type-rifle Mateen […]
Mitt Romney is now calling Trump a phony and a fraud. This is true. But the irony is that the entire GOP and their ideology are fraudulent, phony, and destructive. The fact that Trump won so many primaries illustrates the gullibility and stupidity of the average GOP voter.
Someone on facebook posted, with apparent approval, a link to the an announcement DOCTORS’ GROUP VOTES TO OPPOSE VACCINE MANDATES. The doctor’s group is the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AARP). It’s webpages (including the announcement above) look official. But the wikipedia article on AAPS says The Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS) […]