Republicans insist on Covid “liability protections.” What does that mean? (Hint: It's terrible)

Throughout all the recent legislative battles about economic and stimulus relief to combat Covid-19, Republicans have made one non-negotiable demand: protections for businesses against Covid liabilities and related lawsuits. Given this centrality, and it’s troubling implications, what does this actually mean? Regrettably, I see little to no explanation in public reporting (or from Democrats generally).  So,…

Trusting the Science…

In the first week of April this year, the first quantifiable effects of the Covid-19 virus on people of color were released in the press. April 17, 2020, Donald Trump tweeted out ‘Liberate Michigan!’ I am sure many of you think black and brown people are just paranoid when we question the timing of Mr….

GA-Sen A & B: President Obama Finally Gets His Revenge On Moscow Mitch

Received two e-mails from former President Barack Obama. The first one is in support of Jon Ossoff’s (D. GA) U.S. Senate campaign: Jon Ossoff (D. GA) & Raphael Warnock (D. GA) If Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are going to deliver the change we need to get this pandemic under control, restart our economy, protect…

…oh FREEDOM!

At 10:28 am on September 11, 2001, the first of the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center tumbled to the ground. Collectively, Americans stood in unison and cried, oh freedom. Weeks later George W. Bush stood on the pitcher's mound at Yankee Stadium and threw a ceremonial strike to usher in baseball’s World Series,…

GA-Sen A & B: FDR's Granddaughter Helps Ossoff (D) & Warnock (D) Take Back The Senate

Received this e-mail today from former President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s granddaughter, Anna Eleanor Roosevelt, on behalf of the Progressive Change Campaign Committee in support of Jon  Ossoff (D. GA) and  Rev. Raphael Warnock’s (D. GA) U.S. Senate campaigns: Election results were finally certified by multiple battleground states after every major news network confirmed it weeks…

Thank you, America

Throughout the Democratic primaries, the dueling campaigns, and finally the day of November 3rd, I feared the United States would let me down. I have blown the horn of warning to anyone who would listen that this election was not a referendum on Donald Trump it was a referendum on America. It was disappointing that…

No shirt, No shoes, No service!

For years, I have been looking for the perfect rebut to the idea that the private sector is always better than the government, and Donald Trump may have given me the answer. I walked to the nearest corner store in my neighborhood, and posted on the front door is a large sign that reads, No…

Depraved and Different

Back in April, President Trump issued a hollow order that meatpacking plants remain open, with safety restrictions to be fashioned by the plants’ owners. Even though the Covid-19 virus was ravaging its employees, places like Tyson Foods threatened them with firings if they dared put their health above a slab of bacon. Yesterday in a story…

TRUMP BRAGS About Turning a Majority of Republicans AGAINST Democracy

There are many things for which Donald Trump will be remembered. They include being impeached for his complicity with Russian election interference, caging children and separating them from their parents, wasting billions of dollars on a fake border wall that Mexico will never pay for, alienating allies, and driving the economy into a persistent recession….

Blue States, Red States, oh yeah, Black States?

For all the naysayers, and denier(s) who think that Black Lives Matter is an abominable allegory, I point you to the states of Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Georgia. I have a good friend who lives in Detroit, which is in Wayne County. The board of canvassers which certifies the election results in the county originally deadlocked…