Ayn Rand, Not Jesus, Is The Moral Guide For Today’s Republican Party

As we watch the Republican Party engage in an orgy of greed in Washington it is important to understand where their moral compass points if we are to engage them effectively. Ultimately they will pay lip-service to Christianity but the reality is, knowingly or unknowingly, that the objectivist libertarian Ayn Rand is the lodestar for [Read More…]

Poverty, America, And Sodom In The Age Of Trump

“Behold, this was the guilt of your sister Sodom: she and her daughters had pride, excess of food, and prosperous ease, but did not aid the poor and needy.” – Ezekiel 16:49 I like watching people. I look for unique, something different, something maybe a bit “off.” In the grocery store I saw an elderly [Read More…]

Some Conservatives Are Coming Around On Health Care. Let’s Help Them.

In a Forbes article that makes some questionable assertions about the mythical “free market,” Republican Chris Ladd explains why there really is never a free market, even from a conservative perspective, when it comes to health care. In a statement that echoes what progressives have been saying for generations Ladd says, “Health care is not [Read More…]

Trump To End Heating Assistance For The Poor & Elderly

Much is being said about President Trump’s budget proposal that literally slashes the funding to life-saving programs in the United States. The initial budget is quite shocking, especially considering that the deep cuts are being made in part to give more tax give-aways to the rich, and to fund dramatic increases to the military. Some [Read More…]

Tweetstorm Impressively Refutes Trump “Meals On Wheels” Claim

In response to the claim from Trump lackey and Office of Management and Budget director Mick Mulvaney’s claim that “Meals On Wheels” did not produce “results” (like people not dying from hunger is not a result), and that cutting its funding was “compassionate,” health services researcher Aaron E. Carroll launched an epic Tweetstorm. The following [Read More…]

Did Trump Expose Classified Information While Defending “Wiretapping” Claims?

Trump has been backtracking on his “wiretapping” claim both personally and through surrogates almost since he sent his now infamous tweet. The seemingly baseless claim that President Obama had him wiretapped prior to the election is explosive and got lots of attention. But, like many things Trump and his supporters claim, it has no factual [Read More…]

Republicans To Americans: Die Another Day. Is Tomorrow Too Soon?

The Congressional Budget Office, headed by a Republican appointee, has determined that millions of Americans will go without healthcare insuring that thousands die much like they did during the pre-Obamacare days. They estimate that 14 Million Americans will lose insurance in the next year and “an estimated 52 million people would be uninsured” within a [Read More…]

The Death of “Compassionate Conservatism”: 24 Million People To Lose Healthcare Under Trump

With Republican control of the White House and legislature, it seems the unthinkable might actually happen– the repeal of Obamacare. While Trump promised healthcare for “everyone,” a new report from the Congressional Budge Office actually shows that 24 million people in the United States are about to lose healthcare. Let that sink in a minute: [Read More…]

Another Day Of Conservative Racism.

Our first stop brings us to the White House and Donald Trump’s spokesperson Sean Spicer. When confronted in an Apple store by an Indian-American woman Spicer was quick to say: “Such a great country that allows you to be here.” She is “allowed” to be here the same way Spicer is: she is a citizen. Others [Read More…]

$20 Billion Wall At The Expense Of Real Security

Trump is planning to slash budgets of agencies that provide proven services in order to build the monument to his ego, the 20 Billion-dollar southern border wall. The proposal, drawn up by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), also would slash the budget of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, which provides disaster relief after [Read More…]