Putin’s Revenge

Frontline gave us a gift these last two weeks with Putin’s Revenge.  We would be wise to understand what he’s up to, why he’s doing it, how successful he has been so far (HINT: very!) and where he might take his new powerful weapon from here.  One can be certain […]

Really? GOP Still Trying to Take Health Care from Millions?

It’s like waking up from a nightmare only to find that you’re still in a nightmare.  The GOP is still trying to break health care for some 20 32 million Americans.  Why don’t they stop?  Please stop!  Could the GOP’s Final Push to Kill Obamacare Actually Pass?  JUST OUT: Here’s a […]

Trump’s Travel Ban: The Point is the Ban, Not Safety

So Trump has his travel ban – a constrained version of it, to be further reviewed by the Supreme Court in the fall – but he has a version of it, kicking in as of last night. Which has got me wondering…  He proposed the first version of his ban […]

Main GOP Argument Against Obamacare Is a Lie 1

Sarah Kliff at Vox lays waste to the GOP talking point that they have to do something now because “Obamacare marketplaces are collapsing.”  They are not.  (BTW, the fact that they may have convinced many of their voters of this lie doesn’t make it true, and the GOP office-holders at […]

Pictures from the FUNdraiser, June 17

Our FUNdraiser was a success! The rain stayed away and about 100 people showed up. We heard from many dignitaries and candidates. We ate terrific food. We met and talked to members and new folks alike. We raised a lot of money for the organization. And we had FUN.Thanks to […]

GOP Beavering Away to Immiserate American Lives

While we are all absorbed in the dance of the seven veils being done over at the White House WRT Russia and DJT’s contempt for the norms that have held our democracy together for 220+ years, Republican legislators elsewhere in DC are wreaking their own havoc.  Today’s illustrations: health care and financial […]

Trump Playing Games, Undermining Americans’ Health Care

  …there is a powerful faction inside the White House, led by the president himself, that is rooting for the American health care system to collapse. The executive branch’s strategy is to persuade the public that the ACA’s meltdown is inevitable and thereby prod recalcitrant Republicans in the legislative branch […]