I know the Republican lawmakers don’t give a damn about non-straight people, but they’re supposed to give a damn about business. Apparently, they didn’t think about the effect on the economy: American Airlines and other major businesses across the state and nation are taking a stand against a bill signed into law Wednesday by N.C. Gov. Pat McCrory that invalidates Charlotte’s … Read More
Here’s why he did it: Ordinance defied common sense, allowing men to use women’s bathroom/locker room for instance. That’s why I signed bipartisan bill to stop it — Pat McCrory (@PatMcCroryNC) March 24, 2016 … which kind of reminds me of when Edith Bunker of “All in The Family” couldn’t understand how a man could be in love with another … Read More
A draft version of the bill that the legislature is set to consider during the special session confirmed the worst fears of the LGBT community and anyone remotely interested in civil liberties, or even municipal governance, in North Carolina: Speaker Tim Moore and the Republicans are going to destroy the ability of local governments to govern themselves. First reported by … Read More
The death toll stands at 31 from yesterday’s coordinated ISIS-terrorist attacks in Brussels. We’re getting some details from the Belgian prosecutor. There were three explosions. Two explosions hit the Zaventem airport in Brussels around 8 am local time (3 am Eastern) in the departure area. One was in the entryway and the other near the American Airlines ticket counter. Both were suicide … Read More
“Good God, they’re probably cutting videos of this right now. . . Donald Trump right now is validating the cartoonish view that they tell their operatives…that America is a racist nation, xenophobic, anti-Muslim, and that that’s why you must carry out terrorist attacks against them…It’s irresponsible and it needs to stop.” – terrorism expert Malcolm Nance, the head of the Terrorism … Read More
35 dead (at last count) and over 200 wounded. The attacks took place during morning rush hour in Brussels, as three ISIS or-ISIS-related gunmen opened fire at the airport in Brussels and then self-detonated via an explosive belt. An hour later came an explosion in a Brussels subway station — Maalbeek. The bloodshed came just four days after the dramatic … Read More
Just in case you had doubts…
Hi. Welcome to the world you live in. I get it. I really do. You’ve arrived into adulthood and you’re like, “What?!? The planet is getting warmer and warmer and may die?” Or “What?!? Gay people can’t get married? What the fuck?!?” Or “What?!? Cops are killing black people and this is actually a thing?!?” And then you look at me … Read More
(1) Trump likes to say that he is bringing enthusiasm to the GOP and people are voting in the Republican race in massive numbers, which means that Democrats should be worried about the general election. Is he right? He is not. As many have pointed out, voter turnout is an indication of the competitiveness of a primary contest, not of what will … Read More
Is it hard to do cartwheels over President Obama’s choice of Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland today. Professor Epstein seems to think he’s a good liberal… … but you always have to question the methodology of these things. Merrick Garland is 63 years old and currently serves as chief judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of … Read More
Well, here we are. Another primary Tuesday come and gone. What was most surprising about yesterday’s primaries was that they went just as most people predicted. Trump did well. Hillary did well. It was close where people expected it to be close ((i.e., Missouri) and not-so-close where expected. There were no “Bernie upsets” like in Michigan last week. So Hillary … Read More
These are from Predictwise, which is a conglomeration of the online prediction markets and a couple of polls. People put money on this. Click to embiggen. Perhaps we’re already watching a horserace where it is all over.
They are not as progressive as some might hope. This is a feature, not a bug, of Obama’s choices. He wants to nominate a Supreme Court justice that can’t be dinged for being a radical communist. So who are these guys (and yeah, they’re guys…)? Srinivasan, 49, was born in India and emigrated as a young child with his family … Read More
The best thing is… the PAC violates FEC rules because it uses Trump without his authorization. THAT’S the reason it has to change its name. Letter below. The obvious solution is to change “Trump” to “Drumpf”, but I think they’ve probably already thought of that.
A short incomplete list by conservatives and even GOP moderates to explain how Trump happened. ANSWER ONE: Obama is to blame for Trump says Bobby Jindel in the Wall Street Journal. We’ve had eight years of the “cool, weak and endlessly nuanced” Barack Obama, he argues, which means now voters are hungry for the precise opposite – they want “a … Read More