Trumps plan to lower drug costs is a bait-and-switch that leaves seniors paying more.

March 11, 2019

Images Money/ Flickr On Thursday, January 31, the Department of Health and Human Services( HHS) is presided over by Secretary Alex Azar, heralded a recommendation that will have the most difficult impact on the American healthcare system since the Affordable Care Act extended in 2010. The Trump Administration aims to lower medication costs for recipients of Medicare and other government programs by banning narcotic manufacturers from paying rebates to pharmacy…


An actual engineer explains why the wall is ‘a disaster of numerous types waiting to happen.’

February 11, 2019

Immigration controversies aside, what about the physical logistics of building Trump’s wall along the border? Many pundits, politicians, and ordinary people have offered their sentiments for purposes of determining whether or not Trump’s proposed perimeter wall should be established. Most of the time, these discussions revolve around the philosophical and economic issues it raises, but what of the actual, physical construction of the wall itself? Enter Amy Patrick, real-life wall…


The government has quietlyand drasticallychanged the definition of domestic violence. Why?

February 10, 2019

The Trump administration has alarmed experts and counsels by softly changing the government’s definitions of domestic violence and sexual assault. For decades, many people who study family violence have fought to broaden the public’s and the justice system’s be informed about what domestic violence and sexual assault looks a lot like. Now it appears that much of that work has been deleted at the federal tier. Let’s take a look…


Native Americans call Trump’s Wounded Knee tweet ‘callous,’ ‘disrespectful,’ and ‘racist.’

January 22, 2019

President Trump invoked two Native American tragedies to insult Senator Elizabeth Warren on Twitter, causing decent people everywhere to cringe. At this degree, it should be painfully obvious that you shouldn’t use the tragic record of Native peoples as a weapon to assault your political adversaries. And yet, here we are. On January 13, 2019, President Trump shared a clip from an Instagram Live video of Elizabeth Warren, in which…


A GoFundMe has raised millions for the wall. Another will fund ‘ladders’ to get over it.

December 31, 2018

A GoFundMe has raised more than $12 million in four days to help pay for Trump’s border wall. Yes, really. As President Trump combats with the Senate to secure$ 5 billion towards the building of his wall, one citizen has taken contents into his own hands. Purple Heart veteran Brian Kolfage started a GoFundMe campaign calling on the 63 million people who voted for Trump to donate fund to go…


Michelle Obama reveals why shell never run for president during surprise talk with young girls.

December 28, 2018

Photo by Roy Rochlin/ Getty Images The poll numbers and approval ratings are remarkably consistent: If Michelle Obama decided to run for president, she’d have a very, very good chance of winning. There’s merely one question: She has zero interest in moving for chairwoman or any other elected office. The former First Lady is in the middle of a journal tour that is selling out stadia and other major venues…


Trump’s racist campaign ad will look and sound familiar to students of history.

November 20, 2018

In the immediate aftermath of Donald Trump’s grisly TV ad today, which juxtaposes footage of Luis Bracamontes, an illegal immigrant completely unrepentant for murdering two policemen, with the so-called “migrant caravan, ” I thought of this quote by Anne Frank: “The war isn’t even over, and already there’s dissension and Jews are regarded as lesser beings. Oh, it’s sad, very sad that the old-fashioned adage has been confirmed for the…


The infamous anti-gay marriage clerk just lost her election in Kentucky.

November 12, 2018

Photo by Ty Wright/ Getty Images. A great dinner often starts with a yummy cocktail. Though in this case, it’s more like just desserts. Kim Davis, the country clerk from Kentucky who moved viral in 2015 after refusing to issue wedding licenses to gay and lesbian pairs, has just lost her reelection bid in Kentucky. No, we’re talking about the self-control of Congress here or even the future or wedlock…


Jeff Flake refuses to look at two women who confront him in elevator after he announces support for Kavanaugh.

October 22, 2018

Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images. Sen. Jeff Flake’s (R-AZ) surprise announcement of support for Brett Kavanaugh all but ensures the Supreme Court nominee will move to a full vote, and approval, to the nation’s highest court. We need to do better than this. Flake may be the one senator who was somehow swayed to support Brett Kavanaugh after his widely panned testimony before the U.S. Senate on Thursday. After announcing…


Obamas White House photographer throws shade at Trump in moving new interview.

October 19, 2018

He may have worked for President Obama but Pete Souza is far from a party hack. After all, his other White House gig was taking photographs of President Ronald Reagan, perhaps the most beloved Republican politician of the 20 th century. Souza has become a social media hotshot since President Trump was elected, using his Instagram report to hilariously and oftentimes poignantly point out the stark differences between how Obama…


These are the 7 most inspiring lines from Obama’s triumphant return to politics.

October 8, 2018

Photo by Scott Olson/ Getty Images. Barack Obama is back. We’ve missed you, Mr. President. In a speech at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Obama officially returned to politics in a pointed talk about why people need to vote in this year’s midterm elections. You can watch the full lecture here. It was the first time Obama has mentioned President Trump by call since leaving agency. And he made…


Heres the perfect response to Kavanaugh defenders who say he was just a kid.

October 7, 2018

via U.S. Senator David Perdue/Wikimedia Commons The scary truth about political tribalism is that it can cause people to rationalize truly terrible acts. Over the past two years, political tribalism has led conservatives to chalk up Donald Trump’s admission that he sexually assaults women to “locker room talk.” It’s also given people reason to defend an alleged pedophile, Alabama senatorial candidate Roy Moore. It’s hard to believe that anyone would…


Kamala Harris just magnificently stumped Supreme Court nominee with a simple question about women’s rights.

October 5, 2018

via Mobilus In Mobili/Flickr Donald Trump’s appointment of conservative justice Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court has many abortion-rights advocates fearful. If Kavanaugh is confirmed, the Court will have a conservative majority and could overturn the protections guaranteed to women via the 1973 Roe V. Wade ruling. On the first day of Kavanaugh’s senate hearing, he was evasive about whether he believes Roe V. Wade could be overturned, calling it…


Think young voters don’t have power in this country? Think again.

October 3, 2018

The 2018 midterm elections are rapidly approaching, and many — especially first-time voters — believe that they will make an impact on our government. After the devastating Parkland, Florida shooting in February, young people came out in droves to protest America’s existing gun laws and call on all lawmakers to do something about them. When little action was taken, the protestors threatened to unseat them in the 2018 midterm elections,…


Trump supporter who complained about a lawn sign gets schooled by a 7th grader.

September 19, 2018

Sometimes it’s important to recollect where “the member states national” political debate has landed. As the world took inventory of President Trump’s firstly 100 Periods in office( including us here, here, and here ), there passed an amazing time of thoughtful rebuttal. The occurrence took place in one of the more traditional and less incendiary of places: the local newspaper. The issue at hand? A Winchester, MA man identified John…


Howard Stern predicted exactly what would happen to Trump as president.

September 4, 2018

Donald Trump genuinely seemed to loathe being president. Almost as far as is people seem to dislike him being president. In an interview with Reuters, Trump all but recognise the pain truth, saying: “I loved my previous life. I had so many things proceeding. This is more work than in my previous life. I thought it would be easier.” And while the weight of the office has clearly caught Trump…


Trump wanted to look tough posing with bikers. It backfired in a major way.

September 3, 2018

Notice anything wrong with this picture? Brendan Smialowski/ Getty Images. And no, we’re not just talking about Trump’s duck face pose . During his latest vacation, the president posed for photos with supporters calling themselves “Bikers for Trump” during a visit to the Trump National Golf Club in New Jersey. Motorcycles are cool, there’s no denying that. But Trump has a developing history of taking beloved things – football, LeBron…


Barack Obama stars in a new video about protecting our democracy. It’s a must-watch.

August 7, 2018

Photo by Spencer Platt/ Getty Images. He’s putting his load behind an issue that’s vital to election outcomes but doesn’t often get a lot of attention. A recently released three-minute political video starred a very familiar political face: Barack Obama. The video was created by the National Democratic Redistricting Committee( NDRC ), a group run by former Attorney General Eric Holder, whose mission is to prevent partisan gerrymandering. Gerrymandering, is…


They brought a $20M check to the White House to free every separated family.

July 23, 2018

In late June, a campaign launched by three Facebook employees turned into a massively viral excitement, heightening more than $20 million to help reunite households differentiated at their own borders by U.S. immigration officials. Now, the organization that received those funds is putting them to use to try and free every single father currently in detention. On July 10, the nonprofit Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services(…


London’s mayor was asked where he’d take Trump in his city. His answer nails it.

July 19, 2018

If Mayor Sadiq Khan could take President Donald Trump anywhere in his metropoli to hear London’s better, where would it be? Khan, the city’s first Muslim mayor, was recently asked the issue raised by Time Out ahead of Trump’s visit to the U.K. and NATO Summit. And it would have been easy for the 47 -year-old politician to grab the possibilities of and lambast Trump with a snarky commentary or…