Kitchen Table Kibitzing Friday – Living close to the 50%

Kitchen Table Kibitzing is a community series for those who wish to share a virtual kitchen table with other readers of Daily Kos who aren’t throwing pies at one another. Drop by to talk about music, your weather, your garden, or what you cooked for supper…. Newcomers may notice that many who post in this…

“There are more important things than living.” There's Trumpian feds hijacking the supply chain

Shakedowns of materiel like PPEs that demonstrate abuses of federal power are now de rigueur and should not be confused with fiscal policy or even neoliberal austerity. Disaster hides much venality. It’s about rank kleptocratic crony-capitalism in the form of market-cornering or cartelization. For example, Trump’s brag about ventilators is no different than a drug kingpin, especially as…

Coronavirus Day, Erika is living her best strife

I watched the movie Groundhog Day, just a few days ago, and it hit me that collectively we are living the life of Phil—tomorrow is the same day. This is the story, of a day in the life of a mother. Pardon me if  I am a little partial, she is my daughter-in-law and the…

Living on a Prayer

As we wait for the Supreme Court’s decision on the constitutionality of the Affordable Health Care Act, I’m reminded of how any improvement in a broken system gives immeasurable relief to those most affected by the fractures. Millions of people have gained access to health insurance due to this historical piece of legislation, yet a…