Last week it was formally announced that Sonequa Martin-Green will play the lead character of CBS’s new Star Trek series, stepping into the boots previously filled by Shatner, Stewart, Brooks, Mulgrew and Backula. What is unique about the role (other than the fact that she is the second female lead and the first black woman […]Read more "Star Trek Discovery Will be a Different Kind of Trek, Part II"
Despite the fact that Trump told reporters he has had the best first 13 weeks of any president, Week 11 was … Russia The week began with Sean Spicer doubling down–quadrupling down?–on Trump’s wiretapping claim: “But I think more and more the substance that continues to come out on the record by individuals continues to point […]Read more "Week 11: March 31-April 6"
Gorsuch is a partisan. He will rule in ways that go against Democratic interests and voters. That by itself is not a reason to filibuster, which leads us to… Gorsuch was dishonest about his partisan judicial philosophy during his confirmation. By refusing to answer even basic questions, he comes off as a judge with something […]Read more "6 Reasons to Filibuster Gorsuch"
Healthcare On the first day of Trump’s 10th week in office, his promise to repeal Obamacare collapsed. One of the dramatic elements of Friday, which some of us followed by the minute on Twitter, was Trump’s demand that Paul Ryan force a vote that they will surely lose just so Trump can force members of […]Read more "Week 10: March 24-30"
So ends the 9th Week of the Trump presidency. A LOT has happened since last Friday. Here is the rundown. His 9th week began last Friday with the release of Trump’s budget and the visit from Germany’s Chancellor Merkel. There were a few minor international incidents that the White House caused during the Merkel visit. Michael […]Read more "Week 9: March 17-23"
Week 8 began with more fallout from Trump’s wire-tapping cliams: McCain called on Trump to retract the claim. Sean Spicer tried to convince everyone that Trump did not actually mean wiretapping literally. And the Justice Department requested more time from the congressional investigations to prove that wiretapping actually occurred. This resulted in: House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin […]Read more "Week 8: March 10-16"
It is becoming an article of faith among the progressive left that the struggling working class, the poor, and people from declining rural communities would vote for progressive left politicians if only they were told (or permitted to hear) about all the ways progressive policies would benefit their lives. This is why MSNBC host Chris […]Read more "Bernie Sanders in West Virginia"