Category: Politics

Death of the American Trucker

When Donald Trump sidles up to a semi truck, he’s usually selling policy only a plutocrat could love. Campaigning to repeal the Affordable Care Act in March, Trump pinned an iTrucks button to his lapel…

Goodbye, Erica Garner

Erica Garner resembled her father very much in life, and now shares his misfortune in early death, passing from heart failure this weekend. She was 27. The horrible unexpected loss of someone so young is…

Tallying the Damage of Trump’s Presidency in 2017

Last week, after the mad dash to pass the GOP tax bill and last-minute scramble to fund the government, President Trump finally had a moment to pause and reflect on his first year in office….

Bob Corker, Corrupt? What a Surprise

So Tennessee Senator Bob Corker is in trouble now, because he flip-flopped to vote for Donald Trump’s tax bill after a provision was included that reportedly helps him personally. Color me not shocked. I spent…

Bob Corker Facing Ethics Questions? What a Surprise

So Tennessee Senator Bob Corker is in trouble now, because he flip-flopped to vote for Donald Trump’s tax bill after a provision was included that reportedly helps him personally. Color me not shocked. I spent…

2017: The Year Pot Policy Stood Still as Opioids Ravaged the Nation

The first year of Donald Trump’s presidency has felt like a hurricane, as the administration worked frantically to unwind rules and regulations on everything from environmental policy to Obamacare. But the nation’s burgeoning marijuana industry…

Will Trump Fire Mueller? What You Need to Know

Will the president who fired FBI Director James Comey in May – against the advice of many of his closest advisers, including Steve Bannon – demand the ouster of Special Counsel Robert Mueller as soon as this…

How Twitter’s Alt-Right Purge Fell Short

The stage had been set for some serious internet drama on Monday. In mid-November, Twitter responded to years of criticism for letting sexual and racial harassment and “hateful” imagery go unchecked – while providing a big,…