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Everything Ends Badly, or Else It Wouldn’t End

Vice on an apparently incredibly well-known artist that I clearly have never heard of because I am overworked and a Dad these days: There’s a stronger parallel to be drawn here, too. After the grunge explosion and the birth of so-called “alternative rock” brought on by Nirvana’s emergence in the early 90s, the rest of […]

GOP health-care bill: House Republican leaders abruptly pull their rewrite of the nation’s health-care law

GOP health-care bill: House Republican leaders abruptly pull their rewrite of the nation’s health-care law In an interview with The Washington Post, Trump deflected any responsibility for the setback and instead blamed Democrats. “We couldn’t get one Democratic vote,” he said. Why would any of them vote for this? Its only reason for existing is […]

Trump’s budget targets rural development programs that provide a quiet lifeline

Trump’s budget targets rural development programs that provide a quiet lifeline In general, the public Is extremely bad at determining the difference between a useful program that “works” because it benefits them (or someone they know well), and a “wasteful” government boondoggle. Worse, they don’t seem to even realize how bad they are at making the determination. To […]

White House tries to salvage GOP health-care proposal as criticism mounts

White House tries to salvage GOP health-care proposal as criticism mounts There was widespread dissatisfaction with the GOP plan from both House and Senate lawmakers — conservative and moderate — after the Congressional Budget Office estimated that 24 million fewer people would have health insurance a decade from now under the American Health Care Act, […]

health insurance in a mine

Here’s the Washington Post on Trump supporters facing the prospect of losing their medical coverage : “As for the other problems in his life, he has put his hopes in Trump, who came to West Virginia saying he would bring back coal and put miners back to work. When Trump mentioned repealing Obamacare, Clyde wasn’t sure […]

Georges St-Pierre Is Back Because The UFC Is Out Of Ideas

Georges St-Pierre Is Back Because The UFC Is Out Of Ideas I have never been into MMA, but some of my friends are, and every single one of them gets super fired up when clueless, non-MMA watching people have opinions about the sport.  So I hesitate to say this (fired up people who are fascinated by […]

Spike Lee on Knicks’ drama: ‘I’ll pack Phil’s bags’

Spike Lee on Knicks’ drama: ‘I’ll pack Phil’s bags’ Phil Jackson has gone crazy : In his tweet, Jackson referenced Michael Graham, a talented player from Georgetown whom Jackson coached in the Continental Basketball Association. Graham and Jackson got into an argument in the middle of a game on New Year’s Eve in 1986, according […]

Why Conservatives Should Applaud—and Liberals Fear—Neil Gorsuch’s Nomination

Why Conservatives Should Applaud—and Liberals Fear—Neil Gorsuch’s Nomination I’ll probably disagree with almost everything this guy does (I am of the school of thought that Jeffersonian-principles stopped being a useful judicial north star about seventy years ago, but that’s just me), but at least he’s a real nominee, and not some Trump buddy.  Still, the […]

Trump promised disruption. That’s exactly what he’s delivering.

Trump promised disruption. That’s exactly what he’s delivering. My point is only this: Trump is governing almost exactly how he said he would during a campaign that he won. No one should be surprised. I don’t think people are surprised Trump wants to do these things. I think they’re a little surprised he’s just going ahead […]