Trump and Paris: Spite as a Guiding Principle

“Conservative politics is now less about ideas than about making the right enemies cry out in anguish.” — Charlie Sykes (@SykesCharlie) May 12, 2017 Jonathan Chait comments on DJT’s decision to leave the Paris climate agreement.  The interesting observation here – for me, at least – is the “why?” part. […]

CBO Score for the Latest GOP Health Plan: “Devastating”

Devastating. CBO: Under GOP bill, “less healthy people would face extremely high premiums…more difficult for them to buy insurance” — Greg Sargent (@ThePlumLineGS) May 24, 2017 The CBO released its “score” last night for the latest iteration of the House plan, the one they rushed to pass before the CBO […]

Tribalism and Democracy

Jason Chaffetz, the GOP Congressman in charge of the House Oversight Committee had years of investigations ready to go when we all thought Hillary was going to be President.  When the historically corrupt DJT got his surprise win, suddenly there was nothing worth worrying about, and it took a long time […]

The Comey Firing is Worse Than Watergate

This isn’t remotely like Watergate. During Watergate, honorable people in government resigned rather than be associated with improper acts. — David Frum (@davidfrum) May 13, 2017 As so often, James Fallows explains, clearly and patiently, reminding us what Watergate was and was about, and exploring how the current goings-on are […]

A Moral Disgrace: House GOP Passes TrumpCare 2

They claim they have the votes to pass it today. (UPDATE: So apparently they’ve actually done it.  Shameful and monstrous.) The heart of the bill is the same one that was polling at under 20 percent and failed two months ago: a near-trillion dollar tax cut for wealthy investors, financed […]

What’s in the GOP Health Care Bill? Who Cares?

JOHN DICKERSON: So tell me what in the bill you’ve been negotiating to get– PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP: But let me– JOHN DICKERSON: –in that helps your supporters. I’m just trying to get the details of how your people– PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP: Let me just tell you. JOHN DICKERSON: –will be […]

Reminder: He’s Stuffing His Pockets

Josh Marshall shines a light on another example of how DJT is breaking all the norms and using the position with which we have entrusted him to enrich himself and his family (emphasis mine, more details at the link). This is really quite astounding. In this morning’s edition of Mike […]

April Meeting – a letter from our Chair

Hello Democrats! This THURSDAY 4/27 @ 7 PM is our April Monthly Meeting. Another election is behind us and it was FANTASTIC!  Come on out and congratulate our SIX newly elected Democratic Township candidates. These are the candidates YOU helped get elected. In the April 4th Municipal Election, we elected Democrats to 6 […]

Trump Defining US in Tribal/Racial Terms

In addition to the ceaseless and tiresome lies that issue from his mouth (e.g., he did not do “very well” in New Hampshire.  He lost.  That’s a trivial example, but it illustrates – again! – that he can barely open his mouth without a lie falling out), the other thing I […]

Congratulations to our candidates!

Naperville Twp Supervisor Total Number of Precincts 87 Precincts Reporting 87 100.00% Times Counted 8771/65641 13.40% Total Votes 8281 Rachel Ossyra R 4060 49.03% Eddie Bedford D 4221 50.97% Naperville Twp Clerk Total Number of Precincts 87 Precincts Reporting 87 100.00% Times Counted 8771/65641 13.40% Total Votes 8125 Barry Greenberg […]