Krugman: The Only Thing Trump Has is “Fear Itself”

In less than 90 years, we’ve gone from “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself” to “the only thing we have is fear itself.” FDR’s first inaugural address, in 1933 at the depth of the Great Depression, contained one of the all-time great lines in American history. Trump’s inaugural address contained one…

Kamala Harris 1 minute before she goes live is the thing I needed today

Wow. And I thought Obama was cool as a cucumber. Please enjoy this short video taken of Kamala Harris before she goes live explaining how to brine a turkey. This woman has been tasked to do nothing less than save our democracy. Meanwhile, the GOP war machine has launched every sexist, racist, immigrant, birther, kitchen…

ME-Sen: Maine Women, “Susan Collins (R) ‘right’ and our ‘right’ aren’t the same thing anymore”

From Salon: Women voters who propelled Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, to wins in four consecutive Senate races have increasingly soured on the so-called “centrist” Republican as her record has drifted farther right since President Donald Trump's election. Maine is a uniquely women-dominated state. About 77% of women residents are registered to vote, and 65% of women voters…

So, Congress… About that Zika thing…

The Florida governor’s office has released—apparently quite reluctantly, given their earlier denial—a map showing a new region of probable local Zika transmission in Florida. The last such map outlined a small, primarily residential neighborhood, far from areas of concern to most tourists or even most local residents. And, clearly, even further from concern to members…

The Amazing Thing About Corporate Talks By Famous People

They are usually turgid, vacuous and extraordinarily boring. You get the odd one that keeps you awake, however they are by definition meant to be soothing. I have never been to one that shook the foundations of the industry I was working in at the time, think of it as auditory scented candles if you…

Female photographer on Facebook proves that everyday misogyny is a real thing

Originally posted at Eclectablog. There are two things that worry me most about Donald Trump's presidential candidacy and the national, even international, megaphone it gives him. The first is that he's so outrageous that he makes a zealot like Ted Cruz seem “reasonable”, a terrifying prospect. Second, and equally worrisome, Trump is giving voice, cover,…