PDA Works To Combat The Crisis In Health Care For Indigenous People

In solidarity,  Dr Bill Honigman and Debra Schrishuhn for Alan, Mike F, Janis, Mike H, Dan, Kimberly, and Bryan—your PDA National Team Healthcare Is A Human Right!   Today is Indigenous Peoples’ Day, also called Native American Day (SD) or Discoverers’ Day (HI), officially celebrated in 7 states instead of the euro-centric Columbus Day holiday….

Why there's no room for a Shepard Smith in today's right-wing, Trump-boosting media

Shepard Smith’s sudden departure from Fox News signaled that the drawbridge has effectively been raised, and all Trump nonbelievers belong on the other side of Rupert Murdoch's cable castle. No longer a place where any serious dissension—or Trump fact-checking—is allowed, Fox News has embraced its core mission of disseminating propaganda. The move shouldn't be surprising given the state…

Nobel in Economics goes to trio studying poverty, including the second woman to receive the award

Their contributions are in the experimental modeling of poverty in areas including micro-finance, agriculture, and education. Duflo received a MacArthur grant in 2009. Three professors who have done experimental work toward alleviating poverty have been awarded the Nobel in economic sciences: Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo, both of M.I.T., and Michael Kremer of Harvard https://t.co/kygCEKzt2M pic.twitter.com/G88ULKIe9S…

#Trumpeachment – Fiona Hill is neither Kathy Griffin nor George Soros

Fiona Hill will appear before Congress today as the impeachment inquiry continues. The RWNJ troll-bots have been busily calling her a “George Soros mole”, even as one assumes that when she was appointed to the NSC in 2017 by Trump, any such association would have been disqualifying. But the current buzz by nutters is that…

Trump still vaguely threatening sanctions on Turkey, how empty are they?

Is sanctioning Turkey a kind of virtue signaling or is the Trump administration prepping the ground to lift Russian sanctions? In case you forgot that there was a monstrous steel imports tariff on Turkey that Trump promptly rescinded, because it’s virtuous to double a tariff then reduce it by 50% to appear like something happened. …

about global climate change

I am on an emergency alert email system for severe weather. We have had almost no rain in the past month.   We are in a drought. And perhaps 5 of every 7 days I get a severe weather alert for coastal flooding,  1-2 ½ feet above “normal.” Except it now seems to be the new…

Why Mitt Romney must demand Trump’s impeachment

Mitt Romney has never missed an opportunity to be an opportunist. Romney the leveraged buyout pioneer took advantage of the U.S. tax code to pocket tens of millions of dollars from investments in companies that failed. Mitt the mythical Massachusetts moderate transformed himself into the “severely conservative” 2012 presidential nominee by turning his back on…

Russian state TV uses Trump's betrayal of Kurds for anti-American propaganda

Now that our nation’s promises are worth less than a degree from Trump University, our enemies see openings wider than the Wiffleball holes in Donald Trump’s brain. Julia Davis, a Russian media analyst who’s written for The Washington Post and The Daily Beast, recently unearthed the following gem from Russian state TV. And it’s hard…

musings on various topics

at the close of the 2nd of a 3 day break from teaching. It is hard not to be angry and even worse at what is happening right now in Northern Syria. As I told my students, the current occupant of the Oval Office broke no laws in the decisions he made — that is,…

Impeachment coverage must not stifle Medicare for All and other progressive issues

Cable channels and traditional media are saturated with impeachment coverage. Healthcare rates remain unaffordable. We cannot ignore the Medicare for All battle and others. Let's walk, chew gum, read, and think at the same time. When Trump gets impeached, whether removed from office or not, the euphoric sugar high will be short-lived. Why? The declining path of…

Never Stop. Never Slow Down. Never Give Up.

In solidarity, Debra Schrishuhn for Alan, Mike F, Janis, Mike H, Dan, Dr Bill, Kimberly, and Bryan—your PDA National Team Onward, Together!   As Congressional committees uncover more details and instances of malfeasance, obstruction, abuse of power, and outright corruption in the Trump administration, Mr. Trump seeks to shift blame, project his crimes on others,…

Some of Trump's Ukraine CT narrative came from a RWNJ columnist, now at Fox News

Apparently John Solomon is Individual-1’s Pat Buchanan and William Safire. John Solomon, now at Fox News, seems to be the nutter whose shaky ideas about Democrats in Ukraine diffused to Trump. Even Ken Vogel points the finger at Solomon. A Lot Of Trump’s Ukraine Conspiracy Theories Come From One Right-Wing Columnist There’s a direct line between…

Trump golfs during #ImpeachNow rallies in 60 cities

x There should be a massive protest outside the course, as close as you can legally get, making as much noise as possible to fuck up the one thing he truly cares about: his golf game 🤬#OccupyTrumpCourses #ImpeachmentTaskForce https://t.co/Iaar0pf8Az — Tara Dublin Rockstober (@taradublinrocks) October 13, 2019 x Over 60 cities across the country are…