If you’re young, vote for a younger Congress “Don’t trust anyone over 30.” — Jack Weinberg, 1964 “I’m confident we’re going to win.” — Mitch McConnell, 76, Senate majority leader, during Kavanagh […]
When is that chemical toxic? Ask the industry-guided EPA
Industry’s concerns trump social concern. Economic activity trumps social concern. If you’d like a reason to be cynical about whether government favors you or favors an industry, look no further than a […]
If we held Congress as accountable as we hold pharmaceutical companies…
Fine, I’ll wait. Stop laughing. They’d at least have one of those fast-talking disclaimers at the end of everything they do. Warning: may cause anal seepage, running sores, exploding liver, chronic halitosis, […]
Calling men to account for sexism, harassment, and assault
Women are coming forward in droves to accuse men of sexual harassment and assault. This is a good thing. Men need to do their part too.
The corrupt American Congress: Extortionists? Or seduced by bribes? Now that’s something for the FBI to investigate
Now that the FBI has its gumshoes working on cleaning up college athletics, perhaps it could focus on examining corruption elsewhere — perhaps in the American Congress, as my S&R college Sam […]
Trump is the tycoon of failure
Obamacare is like the movie monster that defies every attempt to kill it. Now Trump wants the GOP to let it die a natural death so “the Republicans are not going to own it.” But they do own it.
The Republicans’ ‘trolley problem’
by djerrid The “trolley problem” is a classic philosophical moral dilemma. The thought experiment is as such: A runaway trolley is speeding down the rails where it will hit a group of […]
Don’t worry: The rich will save the federal government. No, really. Right?
Imagine you’re filthy rich. A one-percenter. You’ve got tons of investments and other sources of interest-based income. Yes, I know, you’ve got that vacation house in Aspen and that skiing chalet in […]
If Congress decides to spend $1 trillion on infrastructure, keep tabs on who gets it
The grades are in. The nation’s infrastructure is close to failing. The 2017 report card of the American Society of Civil Engineers, posted today, gives the infrastructure on which America depends for […]
President Donald’s already shrunken government
The Trump transition team has yet to name all its executive branch officials, moving to fill only about 4 percent of positions needing Senate approval. President Donald has yet to flesh out […]