Tag: Politics

Betsy DeVos Just Bought Herself a Trump Cabinet Position

Betsy DeVos just bought herself a nice little cabinet position. On Tuesday afternoon, most Senate Republicans – all but Maine’s Susan Collins and Alaska’s Lisa Murkowski – voted to confirm the billionaire Amway heiress as…

How Democrats Can Show Spine at This Critical Moment

Elected Democrats could catch up to their base by coalescing around a single, overarching message: Trump’s election, and everything he’s done since his inauguration, is not normal. Senate Democrats should call a joint press conference,…

WTF Just Happened? Trump’s Chaotic First Weeks in Office

America has weathered the opening blitz of the Trump presidency with our republic intact, but our collective sanity rattled. The new administration has bombarded Americans with nonsense – from “alternative facts” about inauguration crowd size,…

Extreme Vetting, But Not for Banks

Donald Trump, the man who positioned himself as the common man’s shield against Wall Street, signed a series of orders today calling for reviews or rollbacks of financial regulations. He did so after meeting with…

Inside the Inspiring New York City Bodega Strike

Yemeni grocery owners shutter 1,000 of their stores and gather in Brooklyn to protest Trump’s executive order Yemeni grocery owners shutter 1,000 of their stores and gather in Brooklyn to protest Trump’s executive order Just…

The Anti-Refugee Movement Is America at Its Most Ignorant

Trump supporters are organizing a boycott of Starbucks – again. This time, the crime isn’t an insufficiently Christmas-y cup, but the company’s pledge to hire 10,000 refugees. Columnist Michelle Malkin ripped the decision as evidence…

Joe, Jill Biden Launch Equal Rights Nonprofit Organization

Former Vice President Joe Biden and his wife Jill have launched their new nonprofit organization, the Biden Foundation, aimed at protecting and advancing the rights and opportunities of all people. “Now more than ever, we…

Hillary Clinton Reflects on Election Loss to Trump in New Book

Hillary Clinton will reflect on her election loss to President Donald Trump in a new book scheduled for release this fall via Simon & Schuster. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the former Democratic presidential candidate will…

Meet Trump’s Supreme Court Nominee, Neil Gorsuch

Announced live in prime time – but, thankfully, without any elimination rounds, women in bikinis or red roses for the winner – President Trump has nominated Neil Gorsuch to fill the vacant Supreme Court seat…