The Unarguable Benefits of Universal Healthcare

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As political posturing over the Affordable Care Act (aka “Obamacare”) continues, the fiscal and social benefits of expanded access to healthcare become steadily more obvious. The journal Health Affairs recently reported an 8 percent increase per year in the number of early-stage colorectal cancer diagnoses since passage of the ACA. Extrapolated across the country, the researchers estimate the ACA led to approximately 8,400 […]

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Milo Yiannopoulos Resigns from Breitbart after Scandal

Milo Yiannopoulos

Following the pedophilia scandal that broke over the weekend following his appointment as keynote speaker at CPAC 2017, Milo Yiannopoulos just resigned from his Breitbart position today. The resignation marks the third in a series of events following the illumination of previous interviews including the loss of his speaking position as well as his Simon & Schuster book deal. In a statement released a few moments ago, […]

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SD: GOP Lawmaker Compares LGBTQ People to Pedophiles

SD: GOP Lawmaker Phil Jensen Compares LGBTQ People to Pedophiles

In a weekend town hall addressing discriminatory legislation, a conservative South Dakota lawmaker compared the LGBTQ community to pedophiles. Senate Bill 149 – a so-called religious freedom bill that would allow adoption agencies and child placement services to use religious belief to discriminate against potential parents – stoked tensions at the meeting as people attempted to argue against its provisions. At one point, state […]

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Battling Trump Lies: Denial Isn’t a River in Egypt

In attacking and blacklisting CNN, Donald Trump launched an assault on free press

I recently read a sobering report on climate change; apparently, the pace of the predicted rise in sea levels is accelerating. The effects will not be uniform–some areas will see a more rapid rise than others. As the introductory paragraphs noted, polar ice is melting and the seas are rising faster than at any time in at least 2,800 years. The sea […]

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Yes We Can – But It Won’t Be Easy

As I read news, articles, blogs–the stuff that comes across my screen every day–I often save articles that might merit a blog post at some future time. One that I saved was a column in the Washington Post reacting to President Obama’s farewell speech. It was surprisingly upbeat. (Also thoughtful, literate, coherent…elements I miss more than I ever thought I would…) […]

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Carrots and Sticks: the Republican Climate Change Proposal

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On Friday, a climate-change denier was confirmed to head the EPA. This comes as Trump and the Republicans gut environmental regulations, including those preventing coal companies from dumping toxic waste into our rivers and streams. Nevertheless, hope springs eternal. In the midst of the crazy that is the Trump Administration–in the face of Congressional Republicans’ stubborn denial of science and […]

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Pedophilia Defender: Milo Yiannopoulos Clips Surface [UPDATED]

Milo Yiannopoulos pedophilia scandal

On Sunday evening clips from several interviews surfaced showing Alt-right hero and Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopoulos defending pedophilia. In each of the clips he denies engaging in sex with underage boys is actually molestation claiming they are often the predators (including himself when he repeatedly has sex with a man of the cloth when he was underage). The Blaze actually broke the news […]

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Trump Things: The U.S. is Stuck in the Upside Down

David Cicilline spoke of Trump Things on the House floor referencing the monsters of Stranger Things and the Upside down

Speaking on the floor of the U.S. House yesterday, Rep. David Cicilline (D-RI) compared the nation under Donald Trump’s rule to being in the Upside Down from Stranger Things. Unlike the show, though, the United States doesn’t have a ruggedly handsome Jim Hopper coming to rescue us. “Mr. Speaker, like the main characters in ‘Stranger Things,’ we are now stuck in the Upside […]

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Ken Ham Has Trump-like Twitter Meltdown Over Ark Photos

Ken Ham Ark Encounter

It may be time for a new game — who tweeted it, Donald Trump or Ken Ham? This morning, the Huffington Post published an article referring to a new exhibit coming to the Ark Encounter in Kentucky. Based on photos tweeted by Ken Ham on Thursday, it appears the “life-size” unfloatable ship will soon feature a diorama that, as Ham puts it, […]

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