It’s time for patriotic Americans to stand up and say, “No More!” Few Americans realize that the numbers we use every day are actually Arabic numbers!
In his impulsiveness, Trump seems not to have considered that in this Syrian war there are not two sides, but many sides, and none of those sides is really on our side. Each is playing its own game.
Instead of mourning the loss of an undemocratic tool like the filibuster, Democrats ought to be reflecting on how we got to be a minority in the Senate, and how we can escape that fate.
t this writing, the House Republican leadership, at the urging of Donald Trump, has withdrawn its bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. Having wasted more than six years casting doomed votes for repeal while offering no alternatives, the GOP finally confronted the possibility of actually getting it done, through control of both […]
John Peeler: Trump’s budget imposes draconian cuts on virtually all domestic programs, many of which provide help for poor people, including not only health care, but assistance in heating their homes, rent subsidies, school lunches, Head Start, and community development.
John Peeler: The biggest losers if this bill were to pass would be precisely the rural counties that voted most heavily for Trump.
John Peeler: The bill being rammed through the House of Representatives is a complete betrayal of Trump’s promises and a stab in the backs of his working class supporters, who won’t be able to afford insurance to cover treatment of the stab wound. Back to the Emergency Room!
John Peeler: How can we then, from our weakness, resist in ways that will swing the pendulum back again? Remember that the Republicans were in the same hole as recently as 2008. This is not a time for despair, but for resolve.
John Peeler: Donald Trump is less a conventional preacher than a demagogue whose principal tool is not the set-piece speech, but the tweet.
John Peeler: While democracy cannot work without opposition and conflict, we have failed to remember how to have those while maintaining civility and mutual respect.
John Peeler: As long as his Twitter followers will follow, Trump will be able to instantly shape reality to suit his needs.
John Peeler: As with the South African whites, the logic of the Israeli position is clear: they can have a democracy for Jews only by continuing to keep the Palestinians down.
John Peeler: Trump appears to believe that a conflict between his private interests and the public interest is impossible, that the two are identical. As Louis XIV said, “L’etat, c’est moi.”