Politics and Government

Debtor presidents

Foreign aid

So, you think it's foreign aid that's keeping us from having nice things? It's a pittance compared to tax breaks for the wealthy. The country is $1.8 trillion poorer each year because of Republican tax cuts.

Deranged Trump

Trump Derangement

There's ample evidence that Donald Trump is not suited to be president of the United States. Here are dozens of examples in his own words.

The real snowflakes

People on the political left have been characterized by those on the political right as bleeding-heart liberals and snowflakes. To conservatives, these terms mean weakness and a flawed value system. Yet, it's the conservatives whose delicate sensibilities are constantly triggered. In many cases, their rationalizations tend to be logic-defying.

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CNN No Friend to Rail Workers

CNN’s reporting focused on the $2 billion per day loss to the U.S. economy if a strike shut down U.S. railroads, spending almost no time presenting the plight of rail workers. These cable TV “news” networks don’t just report the news, they try to shape it as well, to the detriment of American workers.

Mike Johnson Easter conspiracy

The Easter Conspiracy

Republicans are on the warpath again; this time, they say, about Biden declaring a day of recognition for transgender people on the same day as Easter. But their outrage is really over how calendars work.

Women's March

Women's March 2017

More than 4 million people attended Women's March events worldwide on January 21, 2017. This was a massive worldwide protest over the election of misogynist Donald Trump.

Lists the cities where marches occurred worldwide.

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Governing without the politics

How do you build an organizational structure for public enterprises while minimizing the negative impact of bad actors, such as fascist political parties?

Solving the Faux Immigrant Problem

How do crony capitalism and a corrupt political system account for decades of stagnant wages, high health care costs, crumbling infrastructure, and increasing homelessness?

By blaming it on immigrants.

Mexico Will Not Pay for the Wall

Former President of Mexico, Vicente Fox, responded to Donald Trump's call for Mexico to pay for the construction of Trump's wall.

Paul Bremer

Bush begat ISIS

ISIS exists today mainly because of significant mistakes made in 2003 by Paul Bremer, the Administrator of the Coalition Provisional Authority. Bremer was appointed by President George W Bush and followed the direction of Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld.

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Propaganda and the Heavy Press

A 1947 U.S. Department of Defense film describes how both the U.S. and the Soviet Union removed heavy metal presses from German factories after WWII. The film portrays the U.S. removal of these presses as war reparations. It describes the Soviet removal of presses as theft despite the Soviets being a U.S. ally during the war and suffering far greater losses than the U.S.

Global temperatures

Ridiculous climate change denial

Regardless of whether you think that climate change (also known as global warming) is real or not, you must agree that the proof these Congressmen offer is ridiculous.

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GOP Gun Confiscation

Republican administration seizes guns; murder rate declines by a factor of 7.7 times!

Free speech

Free speech and censorship

Picking a side in political debates is sometimes dead simple. Kids in cages is definitely bad. Raising the minimum wage is obvious. Free speech and censorship is not simple.

Herb Block cartoon

Herb Block

Herb Block was an American political cartoonist best known for his commentaries on national domestic and foreign policy. His cartoons appeared in newspapers from about 1930 until his death in 2001.

Herb Block cartoon

Political Patronage

You can get an idea of a presidential administration's desire to put country ahead of party and politics by its political patronage.

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Achille Lauro Hijacking

The May 2021 forced landing of a Ryanair flight by a Belarusian fighter jet reminds me of the time the U.S. forced down an EgyptAir jet in response to the hijacking of the Achille Lauro cruise ship.

Felony Disenfranchisement

Felony Disenfranchisement

Why should you care about felony disenfranchisement?
Because it helped Donald Trump become president in 2016.

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The Japanese Constitution

When the United States rewrote Japan's constitution.

Vietnam Anti-war

Debunking Vietnam Anti-War Myths

This article contradicts the popular right-wing lore regarding the Vietname anti-war movement. It was not just 'dirty hippies' who protested the war. It was students, mothers, fathers, preachers, priests, college professors, etc. While you may disagree with Jane Fonda's visit to North Vietnam, her visit occurred late in the war - well after the anti-war movement was in full swing.

Self immolation during the Vietnam War

Self immolation during the Vietnam War

Protests over the Vietnam War included people making the ultimate statement. They killed themselves by lighting themselves on fire - a process called self-immolation. Here's a list of the people.

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Limbaugh's Burrowing Lesbians

Rush Limbaugh said, “I never before in my life knew that lesbians wanted to be farmers. I never knew that lesbians wanted to get behind the horse and the plow and start burrowing.” Burrowing?