Katy Tur slams capitalism: Poverty not a bug but feature

Katy Tur who for some time has been pushing back at the guardians of unfettered capitalism that impoverish many called the system out today. It was a segment of beauty. Katy Tur strikes again x x YouTube Video Watch complete episodes here. The setup for the segment was all-encompassing and pretty much tells the story….

The American Dream Embodied: Kevin de Leone

By Mike Fox and Alan Minsky for Mike H., Shayna, Janis, Deb, Kim, Bryan, Dan, Donna, and Dr. Bill — your PDA national team. Dream Big With Kevin de Leone For Senate Not only did candidate for US Senate in CA Kevin de Leon score 100% on our extensive questionnaire, he is literally the embodiment of…

Are some of the 65 women Kavanaugh didn't try to rape backing off their support?

Somehow, Republicans managed to produce a letter supporting Brett Kavanaugh almost instantly after attempted rape allegations against the Supreme Court nominee surfaced. Gee, it’s almost as if they’d heard this accusation before … and anticipated the reaction. Anyway, the letter proved that there are at least 65 women on the planet whom Kavanaugh didn’t try to rape…

Report: Trump needs big, colorful pictures to pay attention to hurricane

Deep within a Thursday Washington Post story about Donald Trump’s hog feces lagoon of a tweet on Hurricane Maria we find this revealing gem: Trump’s aides said they have tried to focus the president’s attention on Florence, noting that he has been engaged in daily disaster briefings and called governors, senators and other officials representing North…

Papadopoulos says his testimony may help point to collusion

Oh, to be a fly on the wall of Donald Trump’s empty skull. Anyone who wants to know just how fucked Trump is should place a rain gauge in front of him during one of his Twitler Youth rallies. I have to believe seven inches of spittle would clearly demonstrate consciousness of guilt. As TrumpWorld continues…

Trump Throws A Tantrum About China Trade.

Trump is threating China with more tariffs, according to Bloomberg News.  Essentially, Trump would place tariffs on ALL Chinese goods. Trump said Friday he’s willing to slap tariffs on an additional $267 billion in Chinese goods, on top of duties of $200 billion in imports is already considering. The administration will act on the $200…

TX-Sen: NYT, “Top Trump Adviser Says Ted Cruz (R) Could Lose Texas Senate Race”

A must read from the New York Times: President Trump’s budget chief, Mick Mulvaney, expressed confidence to Republican donors on Saturday that the party would overcome a Democratic “movement of hate” in November, but he acknowledged Republicans could lose races where they have nominated candidates who are not seen as “likable” enough, like Senator Ted…

I Hope the U.S. Senate Is In Play Because…

IF — and it is stil a big IF — the U.S. Senate is in play, the political dynamic in D.C. will shift.  No, it does not mean that if the House ever impeaches Trump the Senate will convict.  I’m thinking if we pick up enough seats to get to 51 in the Senate.  Obviously, we would…

How John McCain got lost in 'crazy base world'

When Senator John McCain was laid to rest on Sunday at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, the nation lost one of the giants of American public life. For six decades, McCain served his nation as a naval airman, a military liaison to Capitol Hill, a congressman, a senator and as a two-time…

Trump Is Still Screwing Up Trade.

While we are focused on government-sponsored child abuse, Hurricane Maria’s death toll in Puerto Rico, Mueller’s Russia Investigation, and the deaths of Senator John McCain and Aretha Franklin, looks like Trump thinks he can slap another $200 billion in tariffs on China next week, according to Bloomberg that is.  I suspect this may be true…

Trump Only Has So Much Time to Campaign For Republicans.

As noted by Howard Fineman on MTP today, Trump making time to campaign for Ted Cruz in Texas — something that screams more about Cruz’s character and that Beto O’Rourke must be doing something right — highlights the dire political straits that Trump is careening towards.  According to Fineman, Trump is running into the problem of…

Why Can't the Media Admit that Senator Lindsey Graham Has No Principles?

While the Media is eulogizing Senator John McCain for having principles, there is this noted puzzlement from the same talking heads about Senator Lindsey Graham throwing his little buddy Attorney General Jeff Sessions under the bus and backing it up over him.  It was not that long ago that Graham said there would be “Holy Hell”…