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Huge congratulations to Ivanka Trump for raking in almost $4 million from the Trump Hotel in DC last year, presumably for absolutely no work. More than 20 percent of American children live in poverty. But yeah, mainly, just massive congrats.

Surprise Surprise Corporations Are Making Out Like Bandits Thanks to Trump Surprise Surprise Corporations Are Making Out Like Bandits Thanks to Trump

Remember in 2017, when Republicans said the tax bill would pay for itself—the idea being that the stimulant effects of cutting taxes would be so huge that businesses’ taxable profits would grow and thus revenue would increase? That the deficit would actually shrink?

The Minimum Wage Is Not a Difficult Concept The Minimum Wage Is Not a Difficult Concept

Centrist Democrats are ever so concerned, as they always are, about the unintended consequences of their progressive colleagues trying to be too darn nice to people. According to the Hill, some centrist Dems are worried, in absolute good faith and for totally not-stupid reasons, about a bill that would raise the…

A Bird Done a Shit A Bird Done a Shit

Look, I’m not above laughing at crude and rude comedy. I’ve been known to enjoy, on occasion, what you might call “toilet humor.” I laughed at this, and if you’ve got a soul in your body, you will too.

Rich People Sad, Hook It to My Veins Rich People Sad, Hook It to My Veins

Rich guys are always winning in politics—not just when they run for office, but also when they want laws passed and bills defeated. In the rare instances where they do not win, they are shocked that they did not. And it is very funny when this happens.

The Progressive Group Behind AOC's Win Finds Its First 2020 Target The Progressive Group Behind AOC's Win Finds Its First 2020 Target

The group that recruited Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has found its first challenger of the 2020 cycle: Jessica Cisneros, an immigration and human rights attorney and the “proud daughter of Mexican immigrants,” will challenge Rep. Henry Cuellar in Texas’ 28th district.

Immigrant Children Will Reportedly Be Housed at a Former Japanese Internment Camp Immigrant Children Will Reportedly Be Housed at a Former Japanese Internment Camp

Just another one of those “America is great because America is good” stories that we love: Time reported last night that the Trump administration has chosen Fort Sill in Oklahoma, the former site of a Japanese incarceration camp, as the site of a “temporary emergency influx shelter” to house immigrant children.

Undocumented Seniors Deserve Healthcare, Too Undocumented Seniors Deserve Healthcare, Too

Put this one under small victories. California will expand Medicaid to undocumented adults between the ages of 19 and 25, making all undocumented adults under 26 eligible for Medicaid—if, like California citizens, they make under $17,236, or a bit more than half of what most one-bedroom apartments in Oakland cost to…

Joe Biden's Creaky Old Coalition Won't Last Forever Joe Biden's Creaky Old Coalition Won't Last Forever

Politico reported this morning that Joe Biden’s campaign’s presidential primary strategy is resting on one key notion: Twitter isn’t real life, and therefore lefty politics are not real and I do not have to worry about them.

Conservative Groups and Big Pharma Join Forces to Fight Medicare for All Conservative Groups and Big Pharma Join Forces to Fight Medicare for All

The conservative movement continues to lose its mind over the prospect of single-payer healthcare, despite most of the Democratic presidential candidates signaling with a big white flag that they are never going to even try to pass it.

Awful Democratic Congressman Attends Anti-Abortion Fundraiser Awful Democratic Congressman Attends Anti-Abortion Fundraiser

The Worst Democrat in Congress bracket just got upended.

Man All of This Just Sucks Man All of This Just Sucks

Paying attention to the news under Trump means you are guaranteed to learn about at least one or two nightmares each week that alone should be reason to be spitting mad and marching on Washington, but within the context of Just How Shit It All Is Now, barely register. How much space do you really have in your brain…

Dear Trump, Please Fuck Off Away From the NHS, Thank You Dear Trump, Please Fuck Off Away From the NHS, Thank You

If Britons didn’t already hate Donald Trump enough, he has said something perfectly designed to enrage the British public, like if an American politician said that dogs are bullshit or that football is a stupid sport.

The Only People Who Want Michael Bennet for President Don't Know Who He Is The Only People Who Want Michael Bennet for President Don't Know Who He Is

This blog is for my main dude Michael Bennet. Michael, we have a good news/bad news situation here.

West Virginia Republicans Want to Kill Teachers' Strikes for Good West Virginia Republicans Want to Kill Teachers' Strikes for Good

The teachers’ strikes in West Virginia may have been an inspiring success story for the labor movement, but the state Republican party is far from done trying to wage war on teachers.

Another Brazen Trump Administration Corruption Tale, Courtesy of Elaine Chao Another Brazen Trump Administration Corruption Tale, Courtesy of Elaine Chao

It is another week in Trump’s America, which means it’s time for another story of our government’s transformation into a piggy bank for rich, corrupt assholes. The New York Times published a detailed examination today of the connections between Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, who is married to Mitch McConnell,…

A Lobbying Ban Isn’t Enough A Lobbying Ban Isn’t Enough

Yesterday, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez made quite a splash on Twitter by announcing that she would be willing to work with Ted Cruz on a bill to permanently ban former members of Congress from registering as lobbyists.

Trump's Immigration Crackdown Is Curiously Sparing the Bosses Trump's Immigration Crackdown Is Curiously Sparing the Bosses

Let’s say you’re a piece of shit who wants to reduce the number of undocumented immigrants in this country, for whatever dumbass reason—just pure racism, or because they’re takin’ our jobs, or because MAYBE ISIS???? Surely, with your totally consistent ideology, you would want to not only persecute immigrants (and you …

Horrible Dead Republican’s Computer Exposes Link Between Racist Census Plan and Gerrymandering Horrible Dead Republican’s Computer Exposes Link Between Racist Census Plan and Gerrymandering

A man who once warned that “Emails are the tools of the devil” and that the “journey to legal HELL starts with but a single misstatement OR a stupid email!” has been owned, from beyond the grave, by digital records of his misdeeds.

Is Nancy Pelosi Kidding or What Is Nancy Pelosi Kidding or What

Since Robert Mueller’s Very Important Statement this morning, and the ensuing rush of some Democratic presidential candidates to support impeachment, the question has turned to: What about Nancy Pelosi? What says she? How will she respond to this development?

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