Category: Politics

Millionaires harvesting lavish farm subsidies

In another eye-opening study, Adam Andrzejewski of Open the Books reveals that the subsidies created during the Great Depression to save family farms are yielding generous crops for millionaires: Since 2008, however, the top 10 farm subsidy recipients each received an average of $18.2 million – that’s $1.8 million annually, $150,000 per month, or $35,000 a week.... Read more »

But it's not vote fraud...

In Florida’s Broward County (Fort Lauderdale) more than 100 percent of the voting age population was registered to vote. But it’s not voter fraud, we’re supposed to believe. At least that’s the view of Broward County Supervisor of Elections Brenda Snipes who has refused to fully maintain voting lists, to weed out noncitizens, the dead, those who... Read more »

'Progressives are not served here'

Nor are Planned Parenthood employees and supporters. Nor are people who voted for President Barack Obama. Nor is anyone from the fake news media. If we are to celebrate, as the left is, Stephanie Wilkinson, the owner of the Red Hen restaurant, for asking presidential press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders to leave her establishment because as she said, “This feels... Read more »
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Leonard Pitts Jr., it's you who's deplorable

Syndicated columnist Leonard Pitts Jr. rejected the idea of trying to “understand” supporters of President Donald Trump because they are a bunch of white, Christian Americans alarmed by the loss of their “pre-eminence.” (“Do we really need to ‘understand’ Trump supporters?” as published in the Chicago Tribune.) Pitts was responding to a reader who suggested in... Read more »

Democrats blow a mountain of political capital trying to nail CIA nominee Gina Haspel

Gina Haspel, nominated to head the CIA, turned Democrats on the Senate Intelligence Committee every which way as she deftly answered one ridiculous question after another. The Democratic game plan was so obvious as to be laughable: Get her to admit that enhanced intelligence techniques (e.g. waterboarding) used to obtain information to prevent more devastating terrorist... Read more »

Rising panic in Trump's Oval Office over Mueller

Don’t know anything inside about Donald Trump’s fight with special counsel Robert Mueller, but from all the external signs, it sure seems like the president thinks that Mueller is closing in on Trump in the Russian investigation. A sign of increasing panic is Trump’s renewed attack Sunday on Mueller’s objectivity, claiming that his team is loaded with... Read more »
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Did the gropers and harassers cost Hillary Clinton the election?

You had to know that this was coming. In the wild search to find the real reason (as if we haven’t found it yet) for Hillary Clinton’s failed presidential bid, now comes this cockamamie assertion: The gropers and the sexual harassers did it. This preposterous assertion was made by Jill Filipovic in a New York Times op-ed,... Read more »

20,165,712,098,704

That’s the nation debt, in case you’re wondering. That’s more than $20 trillion. It’s not a static number either; the second-by-second increase would make your head spin. See the wheels whirl round and round here at the U.S. National Debt Clock in Real Time. There you’ll also find other interesting numbers such as Gross Debt to... Read more »

Nation magazine's deceptive article about socialism in America

Nation magazine is as far left as Fox News is far right. So I wasn’t surprised to see this article in the Nation’s online edition on Aug. 7: “America Has a Long and Storied Socialist Tradition. DSA Is Reviving It.” It’s supposed to impress us with the argument that socialism has been an integral part... Read more »
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U.S. Supreme Court's possible challenge to Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan

Illinoisans should pay attention to how the U.S. Supreme Court rules on a case challenging how Wisconsin Republicans gerrymandered legislative districts in their favor. While it would be a setback for Wisconsin Republicans it could also be a setback for Illinois House Speaker Mike Madigan and the Democrats who have benefited from his gerrymandering of... Read more »
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