everal million Americans voted last Tuesday in the first nationwide election since Donald Trump became President. In the 4-year cycle, this year has the fewest significant election results: two governorships (36 next year) and three state legislative chambers (87 next year) were decided. The media repeated constantly the idea that this was a referendum on […]
Steve Hochstadt: Price’s luxury travel is the visible tip of the iceberg of the wider corruption of values and morality of those in power.
Steve Hochstadt: The idea that college professors indoctrinate students with liberal ideas, that conservatives are discriminated against on university campuses, is now taken as fact in conservative thinking.
Steve Hochstadt: Wells Fargo employees created 3.5 million fraudulent accounts in customers’ names without their knowledge. The bank signed up 500,000 customers for online bill payment services without their knowledge, some of which carried fees.
Steve Hochstadt: Harvey washed away whole neighborhoods. It is also pushing aside the curtain on the politics of storms.
Steve Hochstadt: His abuse of women, his cheating of people he hired, his personal nastiness, his lying and bragging, seem to have contributed to rather than hurt his appeal. Trump fails every test of character, but it makes no difference.
Steve Hochstadt: The antifas merely let their principles direct their bodies, stopping normal life to oppose our home-grown version of right-wing extremism, saying as loud as they can that the Lost Cause and the KKK and the defense of slavery were un-American.
Steve Hochstadt: Heat waves kill more Americans than lightning, floods, hurricanes and tornadoes combined.
Steve Hochstadt: Now most conversations with friends and family begin right after “hello” with talk about health care. “How are you?” is not a meaningless greeting, it’s an earnest question.
Steve Hochstadt: In recent years, Republicans have so distorted our government structures that our democracy is threatened.
Steve Hochstadt: Trump voters were likely motivated by ideas of group loyalty, respect for authority, male dominance, and traditional social norms than by compassion for those who are suffering and desire for equal justice.
Steve Hochstadt: After years of relative stability, in the last 8 years the proportion of Americans who oppose gay marriage dropped from 54% to 32%, as the number who favor it rose from 37% to 62%.
here’s not enough talk about Medicaid now. The Republican health care legislation in both House and Senate versions makes big changes in Medicaid funding, but most Americans don’t realize how it will affect their families. It’s worth going beyond the over-simplifications of political ads to think about how we as citizens might be affected. As […]