Category: politics

America needs better health insurance for part-timers

Chicago is gaining jobs. But too many are part-time without health insurance. Today’s Trib reports on page 2 of the business section that Amazon is holding job fairs in Chicago and five other U.S. cities towards its goal of hiring more than 30,000 people, all full-time and with benefits. The article of course references tech... Read more »

How Trump will lose 2020 Republican nomination

Dems and Indies will cross party lines to vote against Trump in Repub primary. #DumpTrump On November 6, 2018, the nation held a referendum on Donald Trump as President of the United States. He lost. The only national vote that has been held during his nearly two first years in office was for the House... Read more »

Let’s adopt this nickname for Trump

On April 16, someone on “On Point” (NPR radio out of WBUR Boston) referred to Donald Trump as “The Occupant.” Brilliant! It recognizes him as president of the United States of America without placing him on a pedestal he doesn’t merit. “Trump” in itself is OK, but The Occupant acknowledges that he is president without... Read more »

Please, Nancy-Chuck, cry uncle. Take Trump’s offer and reopen the government now

Look at the upside of Trump’s offer: DREAMERS safe for three years and government reopens. It’s no longer a “big, beautiful” wall but new sections where appropriate. Our government is back in business. All the pieces in the background that make our lives run smoothly are back in place. And 800 million federal government workers... Read more »

CNN and MSNBC: Disturbing viewership data

On Wednesday (October 31) I read something on the Adweek Morning Media Newsfeed that is big-time alarming: Fox News channel is pounding CNN and MSNBC in the ratings. In October, both its total-day and prime-time viewer averages beat the figures for MSNBC and CNN combined. Sean Hannity led all news hosts in total audience for... Read more »

They’re asking Kavanaugh the wrong questions

I’m a feminist but I believe we are overly focused on what Brett Kavanaugh, now 53 years old, did back in high school. It appears that he was too drunk to rape competently as well as too drunk to remember what happened, but if his behavior since the 1980s has been consistently exemplary, I don’t... Read more »

Gun rights and rape prevention: The perfect marriage

Note: This is satire. It doesn’t mean what it appears to say. I had hoped it would be unnecessary to state this, but alas, my reading of social media tells me that some people won’t know this unless it is pointed out to them. For instance, many people still don’t know that Andy Borowitz in... Read more »

Smog alert

Apparently I’m running behind in my TV viewing. I just started watching the first season of The Crown, an absorbing Netflix series about the life and times of Queen Elizabeth II. (That’s the current Queen Elizabeth.) Though I’m not nearly old enough to have experienced many of her life events at the time, I was... Read more »

What I don’t understand about the 2016 Presidential election. Please explain.

Somehow many of us believe that the federal government would be much different (and better) had Hillary Clinton been elected, but I don’t see how. We would still have had a Republican dominated Senate and House and lots of gridlock, IMHO. The story we are hearing is that Clinton lost solely because she and her... Read more »

The best thing about Fire and Fury

Less than two weeks ago I blogged about Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House by Michael Wolff. The book was a hot topic way back when but has now faded from our memories, what with “shithole” versus “shithouse” being the issue of the day(s). Oh, and we’re looking at a possible government shutdown.... Read more »