Ryan Dreamed About Cutting Medicaid as Drunk Frat Boy

Paul Ryan appeared at an "ideas summit" put on by the National Review on Friday and issued one of those most tone-deaf statements you will ever hear a politician make, saying that he's been dreaming about cutting people off Medicaid since he was a drunken frat boy swilling beer in college. … [Read more...]

Moody’s: Obamacare Replacement Will Hurt States

Given what the Republican health care bill does with Medicaid, rolling back nearly all the funding for the expansion that has helped get millions of people access to health care, it's no surprise that Moody's rates the bill as very bad for states financially. … [Read more...]

Trump Rescinds Obama Order on Student Loan Fees

In a completely predictable move, Trump has rescinded guidance issued by Obama that made life easier for those who default on their student loans by getting rid of exorbitant fees and charges to those who already couldn't pay back those loans. … [Read more...]

Trump’s Budget: Money for War and Little Else

Trump has unveiled his proposed budget and, as expected, it increases spending on "defense" and slashes spending virtually everywhere else. One example that has gotten a lot of attention is the cut to community block grants, which fund things like Meals on Wheels programs for seniors and the disabled. … [Read more...]

Important Suit Filed Against Louisiana’s Indigent Defense System

A major class action suit has been filed by a coalition of civil rights organizations against the state of Louisiana for failure to provide adequate legal representation to poor people accused of crimes. Almost 90% of those arrested in that state require a public defender. … [Read more...]

Fox News Quite Upset About Virtually Non-Existent Food Stamp Abuse

Food stamp fraud is "at an all-time high," screams Fox News, with the on-screen graphic asking if it's time to end the program completely. An all-time high, people! A millionaire got them, and a state lawmaker, so we should just let everyone else starve. … [Read more...]

Republican Plans to Slash Medicaid Funding

Gene Sperling, director of the National Economic Council under both Clinton and Obama, has an op-ed in the New York Times warning of the Republicans waging a "quiet war on Medicaid." They are likely to make huge cuts to the program, hidden as block grants to the states. … [Read more...]

California Steals Belongings of Homeless People

The ACLU has filed a federal lawsuit against the California Department of Transportation, which cruelly steals the belongings of homeless people, presumably in order to...what? Discourage them from being homeless? As if they just casually chose that "lifestyle"? … [Read more...]

Court Again Rejects Michigan’s Attempt to Stop Delivering Clean Water

A federal appeals court has upheld a lower court ruling that rejected a request from the Michigan state government to not comply with an order that they deliver bottled water to all homes in Flint that do not have working filters to get the lead out of their drinking water. … [Read more...]

Fischer Still Lying About Past Statements

Like David Barton and Donald Trump, Bryan Fischer has a habit of claiming that he never said things that he did say, presumably because they don't realize that everything they say on their shows or in columns is recorded forever. Bryan Fischer still denies claiming that black people "rut like rabbits." … [Read more...]

Root’s Horrifying Ideas on Voting Rights

Trump bootlicker Wayne Allyn Root's views seem to grow more vile by the minute. He went on a radio show and said that anyone who receives any kind of public benefits, including free contraception, should not be allowed to vote. But only poor people, of course. … [Read more...]

Philly’s New Approach to the Homeless During DNC

Whenever huge events happen in big cities, the city usually tries to sweep the area of all homeless people to preserve the false image of their perfect municipality. But Philadelphia has taken a different approach while hosting the Democratic National Convention this week: … [Read more...]