Richard Nixon

Food stamps were a bipartisan program until recently

By Rob F | December 20, 2019

Historically, Republicans did as much to build up Food Stamps as Democrats Back in...

Ben Shapiro

Ben Shapiro’s rant against the homeless shows how media veers towards extremism

By Rob F | December 20, 2019

When I first ran across Ben Shapiro and his DailyWire website, he seemed pretty...

Home 1 Home

Can you even explain what Trump’s tariffs are for any more?

By Rob F | December 3, 2019

Let’s be clear about what tariffs are… they are taxes imposed by our government...

Home 1 Home

NY Times poll: Biden is Democrat’s best chance to beat Trump

By Rob F | November 12, 2019

Because of the electoral college, a handful of key states (Michigan, Wisconsin, Florida, Pennsylvania,...

I voted

The real lesson from Tuesday’s election… addressing problems gets you elected

By Rob F | November 7, 2019

Tuesday was an off-year election and pundits are trying to make sense of the...

Lindsey Graham

Lindsey Graham won’t even read testimony from the guy who made the call

By Rob F | November 6, 2019

At first, Republicans said that impeachment testimony about the Ukraine call amounted to indirect...

Wolf Report National Debt

National debt hits $23 trillion: Only $22 trillion back in February

By Rob F | November 5, 2019

Eight months. That’s all it took for the U.S. to add $1 trillion to...

Beto O'Rourke

Two lessons from Beto’s failed run for President

By Rob F | November 2, 2019

Beto’s run for President is over and there’s a couple lessons for Democrats to...


The Covid-19 Slump Has Arrived

April 2, 2020

Over a normal two-week period we’d expect around half a million U.S. workers to file claims for unemployment insurance. Over the past two weeks...

Notes on the Coronacoma (Wonkish)

April 1, 2020

The economic contraction we’re experiencing is the fastest on record, by a large margin; we’ve probably lost as many jobs over the past two...

This Land of Denial and Death

March 30, 2020

Death comes at you fast. Just three weeks ago the official line at the White House and Fox News was that the coronavirus was...

Covid-19 Brings Out All the Usual Zombies

March 28, 2020

Let me summarize the Trump administration/right-wing media view on the coronavirus: It’s a hoax, or anyway no big deal. Besides, trying to do anything...

On Coronavirus, We’re #1

March 26, 2020

It’s hard to believe, but just a month ago Donald Trump and his henchmen were dismissing the coronavirus as a nonevent. On Feb. 26...

Republicans Add Insult to Illness

March 23, 2020

If you want a quick summary of the state of play over fiscal stimulus legislation, here it is: Republicans insist that we should fight...

3 Rules for the Trump Pandemic

March 19, 2020

So Donald Trump is now calling Covid-19 the “Chinese virus.” Of course he is: Racism and blaming other people for his own failures are...

Step Aside for Powell and Pelosi

March 16, 2020

America’s catastrophically inadequate response to the coronavirus can be attributed largely to bad short-term decisions by one man. And I do mean short-term: At...

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