The crushing cost of living in America is on the rise — both in reality and in the minds of disenchanted voters.
A West Virginia Supreme Court Justice is federally indicted on 22 counts, including various fraud counts, false statements, and witness tampering. The man who wrote the book on corruption now stands accused of bilking the taxpayers who put him in office.
In my last post I was tough on the Democrats. Some readers pegged me as a closet Trump supporter with American flag pajamas. In this post I will lay that misconception (that I sleep in pajamas) to rest. 7 days ago Trump & Kim Jung Un shook hands. Today the universe is talking about one thing – children and border enforcement. Here’s my short summary.
Using outrage to draw an overreaction from opponents then becomes self-fulfilling prophecy of “See, those people really do hate us”; for Stephen Miller, immigration checks many boxes for engagement by enragement politics.
Lawyers for Scot Peterson (one of the Deputies on-site during the Parkland shooting) are arguing that Scot Peterson had no Duty to stop the school shooting
This is the problem for Democrats. All of the comparisons to Hitler, all of the sky is falling rhetoric, and all of the breathless coverage of Trump’s… inept administration will not force people to feel anxious enough. What if… and this is the gut punch question.. what if it turns out the new normal ain’t so bad?
The impeachment of Donald Trump is the fondest wish of many Democrats. Be careful what you wish for!
Laying down our markers for the upcoming 2018 elections
It is well-known that the foster care system is imperfect. Some complain that child protection agencies are not proactive enough, leaving children in harm’s way. Others accuse the agencies of engaging in “child stealing”. No matter which is true, one can hardly imagine an issue for which improvement is more crucial.
Yanny vs. Laurel
Brainstorm vs. Green Needle
A Look to the Past Looking Forward
A couple of almost oldsters, just trying to get through a year.
Vice President Mike Pence started his Thursday off by making a rare comment about the ongoing special counsel investigation, but it was events from earlier in the week that were still on the mind of many folks.
Where does the region go from here?
A guide to cashing in your credibility.
Four states went to the polls Tuesday for primary voting election day, setting up general election showdowns for several Senate seats, OH Gov, and a slew of Congressional districts in West Virginia, Ohio, Indiana, and North Carolina.
Two Senate primaries in WV and IN, along with the primary for the Governors race in Ohio, are among the issues voters go to the polls for on this primary election day.
New Reuters poll re: support for Republicans among 18-34 year olds
True, Hillary Clinton received roughly 2.9 million more votes that Trump. But she didn’t get the most votes either.
Nobody did. Nobody also won the electoral college in a landslide.
One of these things is not like the other.
Okay, actually, almost none of these things are like the others.
The question now is, what conservative outlets will remain open to criticizing the President, despite the dollars to be made in not doing so? What market, if any, is there for a loyal opposition from the right to the President and his hardcore followers?
If the greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he isn’t real, the GOP’s greatest trick is convincing working Americans that literally destroying the federal government is in their best interests.
You know what they say about fighting on the internet: even if you win, you’re still a loser. But Twitter has taught me that it can actually be good for you, if you do it right.
Back in 2015, in the aftermath of the South Carolina church shooting, Memphis’s City Council decided that it wanted to rid itself of statues celebrating terrorists and traitors. The city’s council voted to get rid of one such statue before being immediately overruled by the Tennessee Historical Commission. Sam Wilkinson talks about what happened next.
Don’t call it a comeback, they have been at it for years. #Calexit has returned.
Conservatives especially would do well to remember that a core principle of their alleged beliefs is personal accountability. If conservatives or anyone else hope to attract people to hearing them out, a fully developed sense of handling unfairness in a constructive way is key.
19 years after Columbine, not much has changed. As kids across the country leave class to protest school violence in National Walkout Day, let us reflect on how we got here.
Almost immediately, a fresh front was opened in the perpetual war between free speech and outrage.
An attorney is responsible for knowing when he or she has stepped into the role of counsel to a particular individual. For all of his perceived shortcomings as an attorney, Cohen got this one right
How Ben Shapiro helped build a conservative movement Trump could thrive in.
Resumption of involvement in existing hostilities.
The Nation of Islam is anti-semitic, conspiratorial and destructive but we should examine their impact with the same willingness to understand allocated to Trump voters and the alt-Right.
The spot heard around the country
So I’ve seen both Black Panther and Death Wish over the space of a couple of days. I came to the conclusion that, for different reasons, it wouldn’t be possible to talk about either one of these movies without talking about politics, politics, and more politics. So this, officially, despite the category label, is *NOT* a Mindless Diversions post. (That doesn’t mean that you don’t have to follow the regular site rules in comments, though.) Also, spoilers within.