Dying because Democrats are worse

Seems every week, we watch some prominent or vocal conservative anti-vaxxer die of COVID. Today, it was a couple in Alabama who called themselves “Alabama Pickers.” They gave people advice on buying and selling used items on their Youtube channel. The husband, Dusty,...
Wrong questions and right ones

Wrong questions and right ones

Republicans arguing against coronavirus mitigation efforts have been consistently dishonest, ignorant, or both. For instance, one columnist from National Review posted a chart showing the rate of deaths from COVID by state, starting from January 2020. The top ten were...

Get it done, Joe

Get it done, Joe

On most of the big issues facing our country over the past 40 years, Republicans have been wrong. Beginning with Ronald Reagan, they told us that cutting taxes on corporations and the wealthy “lifts all boats.” Instead, their policies led to the widest income...

The War on Terror Crippled America

The War on Terror Crippled America

Eight Trillion. 39 million. 2,372. 4,431. One. Those numbers are, respectively, the cost of the War on Terror in dollars, the number of refugees displaced by American wars, the American death toll in Afghanistan, and the American death toll in Iraq. "One" refers to...

Vaccine mandates are nothing new

Vaccine mandates are nothing new

Yesterday, Joe Biden announced that his administration would implement vaccine mandates for all federal employees and those of federal contractors. He also said that he would urge the Labor Department to look into requiring vaccines for companies that have more than...

The Boy Blunder of the GOP

The Boy Blunder of the GOP

In twenty years or so, the National Enquirer or some other grocery store tabloid will run the “Whatever happened to Madison Cawthorn?” story with a photo of a bloated, unrecognizable man on a motorized grocery cart in front of a burned out trailer. For now, though, we...

The Confederacy falls again

The Confederacy falls again

The removal of the statue of Robert E. Lee in Richmond today illustrates how fast change can come even when it takes so long. On the one hand, Lee, who led a traitorous rebellion, remains a hero in the eyes of too many people more than 160 years after the end of the...

How Big a Role Will Trump Play in The NC Primary?

How Big a Role Will Trump Play in The NC Primary?

Whatever else he plans to do between now and the 2024 presidential election, Donald Trump is unlikely to go away. Politico reported yesterday that Trump is building a campaign infrastructure and that most of his advisers believe another campaign for the White House is...

Waning Trumpism

Waning Trumpism

In May, on Memorial Day Weekend, the campgrounds  were full at Holden Beach and the Trump flags were flying. One guy had a large truck with a banner on it that read “The Silent Majority” and was selling pro-gun and neo-patriotic paraphernalia. The enthusiasm and...

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