New poll says 80 percent of voters think country is 'out of control'

What did Donald Trump say? “What do you have to lose?” NBC News: Eight out of 10 voters believe that things are out of control in the United States, with majorities still concerned about the spread of the coronavirus, pessimistic about the economy's returning to normal before next year and down on President Donald Trump's ability…

WSJ Fires First Salvo 0f 2020 At The Public Option.

Before you start throwing out accusations of violating site rules about using Republican talking points, hear me out.  I am providing this link to an opinion piece from the Murdoch owned Wall Street Journal on the public option as a preview of incomming fire from Republicans for 2020.  I am an advocate for Medicare for…

It's 2019, and the media is still downplaying climate change's role in catastrophic weather events

As the slow-motion meteorological nightmare known as Hurricane Dorian approaches Florida's coast with life-threatening rain totals and historic wind speeds that are likely to leave a path of brutal devastation in its path, the media has shifted into its well-rehearsed weather disaster mode. As correspondents and reporters scour the coastline in preparation, the news media's attention…

It's 2019, and the media is still downplaying climate change's role in catastrophic weather events

As the slow-motion meteorological nightmare known as Hurricane Dorian approaches Florida's coast with life-threatening rain totals and historic wind speeds that are likely to leave a path of brutal devastation in its path, the media has shifted into its well-rehearsed weather disaster mode. As correspondents and reporters scour the coastline in preparation, the news media's attention…

Pulitzer Prizes put renewed focus on two huge Trump scandals

The Pulitzer Prize winners were announced today, and two of the selections put a renewed focus on some of our pr*sident’s most corrupt dealings. The Explanatory Reporting prize went to The New York Times for its reportage on the Trump family’s (most likely illicit) tax-dodging schemes: David Barstow, Susanne Craig and Russ Buettner of The New…

Lots of bad news for Trump in latest NBC/WSJ poll

I wouldn’t wish what’s happening to Donald Trump on my worst enemy. Would I wish it on the country’s worst enemy? Oh, fuck yeah. This and more. (I’m still pondering what Trump’s punishment should be when/if he’s frog-marched out of the White House. I’m torn between pouring molten gold down his throat as an enduring metaphor…