The Fall of Talk Radio Titans

  As right-wing propagandists reach ever more bizarre extremes, longtime talk radio favorites are falling by the wayside. As a result, an outfit coyly named iHeart Media, which distributes Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck and Sean Hannity (illustration),  is teetering on the brink of bankruptcy. The company’s revenue is drying  up as the trio’s audiences dwindle and advertisers head for greener pastures. […]
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A Good Role Model? Really?

Don’t the people who say Trump is a good role model know what that means? Or are they so debauched they think their children should emulate a vulgar libertine with no conscience, no moral compass, no restraint? Do the 72 percent of Republicans who responded in that way to a recent poll really want the […]
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The Russians are Winning

  As the Republicans attack the FBI to protect Trump, Putin must be chortling. With the help of Russia and its bots, Americans are tearing their country apart. Manufactured FBI “scandals,” for example, are circulating on right-wing web sites and social media. And Attorney General Jeff Sessions has just ordered an “investigation” into the agency. The “scandals”  […]
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Poly-Tricks as Usual

  With Republicans in control of Congress and the White House, there is no “government for the people” in America. What Republicans really care about is scoring political points. And they resort to the lowest kind of tricks to do so. With help from Trump, Mitch McConnell and his pals in the Senate have managed to […]
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No, Don’t Kill Trump

  Crazy Roger Stone is making headlines by claiming the “Deep State” has a plan to kill Trump. Of course Stone is the kind of publicity hound who would do or say just about anything to make “news.” But I wouldn’t be surprised if somebody somewhere is plotting to exterminate  America’s abysmal president. That would be a […]
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When Looters are in Charge

I wonder if all those Americans who put Trump and his minions in charge of the country feel some sense of guilt? Do they now regret their spitefulness? So they tipped over the apple cart. They showed those elitist snobs who were looking down their noses at them. Are they sorry now? Now that their […]
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A Cowardly Congress

  Shame on you, Bob Corker (in picture, right)! Shame on you, Marco Rubio (in picture , left)!  Shame on you for deciding to vote for the tax bill, after all. And shame on all of you spineless Republicans in Congress for supporting this repulsive piece of legislation. The bill steals from working Americans to reward […]
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Too Debased for the Base

  Yes, Alabama, you’re better than many of us thought. You refused to stoop to conquer. Not that low, anyway. Not as low as Trump and Bannon (photo) would have you stoop. Not to the level of the likes of Roy Moore  For the first time in decades, Alabama, you voted a Democrat into the US Senate last […]
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Shredding the Safety Net

  Bernie Sanders (and others) are sounding the alarm. They see the Republican tax “reform” as the first step in attacking the social safety net. Here’s how it works. First, Congress gives the rich and corporations a massive tax cut that sends the national deficit soaring into the trillions. Then they use the deficit as a pretext […]
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The “Undeserving Poor”

  Republican Senator Chuck Grassley recently defended his party’s unpopular tax reform bill by reviving the Victorian myth of “the undeserving poor.” He said the proposed tax changes would reward Americans who invest their money “as opposed to those that are just spending every penny they have, whether it’s on booze or women or movies.” You […]
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