Republicans’ lack of alarm over the shutdown reveals a disturbing truth: they want our goverment to be broken

The right-wing, anti-government forces which took root in the Republican party more than 40 years ago are now in full bloom, and Trump is their willing avatar. by Ross Barkan Guardian Jan 18, 2019 The government shutdown, now in its fourth miserable week, shows few signs of ending. Donald Trump, obsessed with his own image and … Continue reading Republicans’ lack of alarm over the shutdown reveals a disturbing truth: they want our goverment to be broken

Beto vs. Democrats: Texas Lawmaker Frequently Voted to Help Trump and GOP

by David Sirota Capital & Main Dec 20, 2018 Co-published by The Guardian and Newsweek Beto O'Rourke photo courtesy of Inter-American Dialogue.     A rising Democratic star has voted for GOP bills that Trump critics say have aided big banks, undercut the fight against climate change and supported the president’s anti-immigrant agenda. Following Beto O’Rourke’s spirited run … Continue reading Beto vs. Democrats: Texas Lawmaker Frequently Voted to Help Trump and GOP

The Internet Gives Americans a Chance to Make their AOC Derangement Public (Conservative Moral Hierarchy 14)

(Editor's note: O Society readers will recognize this as just another manifestation of the Conservative Moral Hierarchy . The reason this manifestation is so acute the specific case of AOC is her presence in Congress violates the CMH in multiple status categories: race, sex, age, wealth...)  Laura Basset Yahoo! News Jan 11, 2019 Conservatives’ bizarre, … Continue reading The Internet Gives Americans a Chance to Make their AOC Derangement Public (Conservative Moral Hierarchy 14)

Trump Defeated Himself

by David Frum  Atlantic Jan 8, 2019 Well, that was the shortest, most easily resolved national emergency in U.S. history. Twelve hours ago, the president was preparing to set aside the regular process of law. By 9 p.m. eastern time? Not so much. Perhaps somebody pointed out that 15-year civil-engineering projects do not look very convincingly … Continue reading Trump Defeated Himself

How to Stop Worrying and Learn to Love the PayGo

BY STEPHEN BONI GHION JOURNAL JANUARY 8, 2019 Up until a few weeks ago, I doubt many members of the public had heard of a proposed House of Representatives rule called PayGo, which just got passed overwhelmingly last week with only reps Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ro Khanna, and Tulsi Gabbard voting against it. However, along the … Continue reading How to Stop Worrying and Learn to Love the PayGo

Ted Cruz introduces a term limit bill that would end his own career in the Senate

by Jacob Shamsian  Business Insider Jan 4, 2018 Ted Cruz.  Justin Sullivan/Getty Image Sen. Ted Cruz introduced a constitutional amendment that would allow only two terms for senators and three for members of the House of Representatives. It would limit Cruz's term in the Senate to his current one, which ends in 2025. Congressional terms are unlimited, … Continue reading Ted Cruz introduces a term limit bill that would end his own career in the Senate

Republican and Democratic Parties Reboot Two Santas Scam

by THOM HARTMANN / INDEPENDENT MEDIA INSTITUTE  JAN 2, 2019 Get ready to see it on your TV. The GOP is about to kick back into Two Santa Clauses mode and restart the scam they’ve been running since Reagan. It’ll predictably begin in the first week or two of January, probably first on “Meet the Press” and … Continue reading Republican and Democratic Parties Reboot Two Santas Scam