A look back at 2009 swine flu: Here's a look back on the 2009 swine flu pandemic with eight key facts from the CDC: 1. The flu strain responsible for the outbreak — influenza A (H1N1)pdm09 — was first detected in America in April 2009. 2. The strain represented a unique combination of influenza viruses never before seen in … Continue reading Facts for Combating Fox News Watching Boomer’s “but Obama and Swine Flu” Arguments
Honestly, I expected all of this, but it still shocks me to watch in real time. I've watched the Trump Presidency from the obvious framing of him scrambling from scandal to scandal simply to try to avoid going to jail when a Democrat gets into office next. Lying about the corruption, election interference, bullying whistleblowers, … Continue reading Trump’s Coronavirus Incompetence & Maleficence Go Way Back
"I would like you to do us a favor," Trump asked President Volodymyr Zelenskiy. "I would like you to find out what happened with this whole situation in Ukraine ... There's a lot of talk about Biden's son, that Biden stopped the prosecution and a lot of people want to find out about that. So … Continue reading Breaking Down the Phone Call Between President Trump and Ukrainian President Zelensky
Let’s take a little time today to talk about the House of Kavanaugh—specifically, the hefty mortgage on said house. In 2006, Brett & Ashley Kavanaugh bought a house for $1.22m. Kavanaugh was confirmed as a federal appeals judge the same year — earning a salary of $175,000 at the time. He has supplemented his income by teaching law … Continue reading Who Owns the House of Kavanaugh
Outstanding investigative journalism and personal accounts from people who knew him show that Brett Kavanaugh lied again and again at his Senate confirmation hearing. How can a serial liar possibly be confirmed into the role of a Supreme Court justice? Kavanaugh lied repeatedly about Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s testimony that she was sexually assaulted by … Continue reading Brett Kavanaugh lied to the Senate. Many times.
By now the incompetence of the Trump campaign and White House is well known, but Michael Lewis is always worth paying attention to. His newest book, The Fifth Risk, is about just how unprepared the incoming Trump administration was to govern the country. The Guardian has an excerpt: Chris Christie was sitting on a sofa beside Trump … Continue reading Michael Lewis’ New Book: Trump vs. the Federal Government
Last week, the allegation that Brett Kavanaugh drunkenly assaulted a girl at a party in high school threatened to derail Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination. That was bad, yet Republicans (namely Mitch McConnel pushed on) Now, as Kavanaugh's accuser prepares to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday, two more women have come forward, one to say … Continue reading Kavanaugh is One Sick Dude
There is an enormous threat to our democracy that most people have never heard about. That threat is a constitutional convention called by the states. The last time such a thing happened was in 1787 and it was a total fucking mess. But there is a renewed effort spearheaded by the GOP and its funders (Kochs) underway, … Continue reading Constitutional Convention: The GOP’s Long Game Should Scare the Shit Out of You
Pete Buttigieg, a progressive Democrat, it the mayor of South Bend, Indiana. He is also a Rhodes scholar, served a tour of duty in Afghanistan during his time as mayor, and is openly gay. In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, Buttigieg talked about the need for progressives to win back and recast concepts that … Continue reading A Progressive Definition of Freedom
Want to blow your mind? Go read Devin Nunes' 2014 position on Russia, you'll be shocked at what he wrote. Here's his policy plan for dealing with "the bear out there": 1. Give more help to nations that are threatened by Russia. President Obama is supporting a stronger NATO presence in the Baltics and throughout Central and … Continue reading Devin Nunes Dramatically Changed his Positions on Russia in the First Half of 2016. Why?