Her public image is the worst of any losing presidential candidate since at least Gerald Ford.
For his part King is claiming he was misunderstood, taken out of context, and is being treated unfairly. Which was his defense to similar controversy in 2016. And in 2017. Oh, and he claimed the same in 2018.
If you’re “too successful” or “too important” to pay your workers a living wage, you don’t deserve to be a business owner, and your business doesn’t deserve to survive.
And then there were 4. Or 5. Or six. Depends on who you are counting as officially running for the Democratic Nomination for President in 2020. But this probably bears watching closely, as some of the powers that be have already expressed excitement for Senator Kirsten Gillibrand.
Lost in coverage of polls showing Americans overwhelmingly blaming the president for the shutdown was a warning sign for Democrats.
It is beyond absurd to have a federal government shutdown and simultaneously guarantee back pay.
Wait, I need to back up here.
His announcement was not surprising, having made little secret of his ambition for higher office. At 44, he will be one of the younger candidates, something he is used to as he has been youngest city council member, youngest mayor, and youngest Obama cabinet official over the course of his career.
Democratic Rep. Tulsi Gabbard announced she’s running for president in 2020. Or rather, she annoucned that she is going to announce in a released clip from her forthcoming interview with CNN’s Van Jones.
If the shutdown continues, many families will have to deal with changes in their lifestyles. How much do kids need to know, and when?
There are some issues that are more likely to obliterate the partisan line. Recently, we have seen Neil Gorsuch and Sonia Sotomayor team up for a common cause: the constitutional rights of criminal defendants.
Seen in that light, the President’s comments become much more sinister. He’s trying to leverage the ongoing opioid epidemic into support for his his wall. It almost certainly won’t help. But once the problem gets better he’ll claim credit for it.
If this sounds familiar it is because it is. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is reportedly leaving the DOJ in coming weeks, maybe after nominee for AG Bill Burr takes office. And he means it this time. For sure. Probably.
“Like Planned Parenthood, Obria Medical Clinics want Medicaid and Title X funding from the Trump Administration to protect Women’s healthcare, and gives birth to a game-changing political narrative for the Pro-life movement, and a newly Pro-choice-controlled-Congress. The right to choose now holds a brand new meaning.”
Presented without further comment, President Trump’s address to the nation from Tuesday, 8 January 2019 and the Democratic Response by Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi.
People who know better shouldn’t pretend not to.
Not a dime.
Rashida Tlaib called the president a “motherfucker.” Conservatives are pretending to be outraged about it.
“Face it, Republicans. Trumpism is a slapdash replicate of P.T. Barnum’s Greatest Show on Earth. Moreover, like a ringmaster’s illusion, Trump and his sideshow of insatiable propagandists on a grander scale, consciously sold fake news, and hyper-partisanship to a trusting audience. Mike Pence as president, restores faith and sanity to our governmental institutions while providing an opportunity to salvage a doomed 2020.”
It’s easy to see the vestiges of Falwell, Sr.’s “I Love America” rallies in President Trump’s MAGA spectacles. Falwell the younger has evolved from organizing conservative Christians to mastering how to monetize them. With Donald Trump and the future of America as the new pitch, they have been politically weaponized.
What we now have in this latest version of Trump v Romney is two men in whom it’s been established who and what they are. In Romney we have a throwback vestige to the Republican party of the time before Trump the disruptor came, in many ways, as the reaction to that type of politics.
In a move that was surprising only in the timing, Senator Elizabeth Warren (D, MA) released a launch video and a notice of forming an exploratory committee for a 2020 White House bid. The later move allows her to officially begin fundraising, staff a campaign, and become the first of the known name candidates to declare.
Trump’s re-election numbers look worse than his predecessor’s, in more ways than one.
For over a year, I have been commuting by train and bike from my home in Santa Rosa to South Marin County. This change in how I get to and from work has allowed for reflection on what it means to construct livability in our towns and cities.
What I am proposing is a way to increase the supply of pharmaceuticals that are widely used, off-patent, and are not available in the quantities needed.
Ebb tide is the first feeling that the water is rushing out. Not the beginning or the end, the shift in the middle part of the cycle signaling change. That is what the last few days has felt like for the Trump Administration.
A decade after its release, we’re still wrestling with The Dark Knight’s murky politics.
The numbers do not lie: Paul Ryan’s tenure as Speaker corresponds to the most fiscally irresponsible period in American history.
There was a post here about centrism, but now consider it something of an open thread..
Social Security was, in fact, explicitly imagined and implemented to provide a dignified retirement for all Americans.
Six of the nine justices voted to deny certiorari in Gee vs. Planned Parenthood of Gulf Coast, Inc. and Andersen v. Planned Parenthood of Kansas and Mid-Missouri. But while these cases do contain the trigger words “Planned Parenthood”, the denial of cert does not reflect the temperature of the Court on the issue of abortion.
The media is itching for a competitive 2020 Republican Primary fight. But actual Republicans? Not so much.
The “Bunker Mentality” is nothing new in the White House. Almost every president of the modern era has been accused of it at various points. President Trump could be said to have been in such posture from day one.
Police officers are already broadly protected from the consequences of snap decisions to shoot; what about those who choose not to kill?
“Cross-section of America” is a phrase that gets overused. In the lines snaking their way through the Capitol and around a rotunda occupied by the 41st president lying in state, it was made manifest. A living, breathing example of E Pluribus Unum, queued up in neat rows waiting to pass by the honored George HW Bush.
The 41st President, George Herbert Walker Bush, has died at 94. His biography, from shot down naval aviator in WW2, to election to the House, failed Senate candidate, UN ambassador, leading the CIA, and VP to President Reagan before his own rise to the White House, is astonishing.
My (brief) life as a labor activist.