On the United Mine Workers, Manchin and ‘Build Back Better’

I was interested to read in The Hill this morning that the United Mine Workers (UMW) are calling on West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin, the lone Democrat opposing Biden's bill, to reconsider. They say a number of provisions in the legislation that will benefit coal miners. So it's odd, you might think, that a Democratic … Continue reading On the United Mine Workers, Manchin and ‘Build Back Better’

On Manchin’s BS About an “Entitlement Mentality”

Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) is fighting to rein in the $3.5 trillion American Families Plan that's said to cover such things as adding dental, vision and hearing coverage to Medicare; childcare for working families; community college tuition; 12 weeks of guaranteed paid parental, family and personal illness/safe leave; Obamacare subsidies, etc. Manchin says he doesn’t want “to change … Continue reading On Manchin’s BS About an “Entitlement Mentality”

On Today’s House Abortion Vote

A small battle was won today, but hardly the war. Still I'll take a victory when we can get one. The U.S. House of Representatives today voted to legalize abortion nationwide. Under the Women’s Health Protection Act, abortion would be legal up to the point of fetal viability. In keeping with the Supreme Court rulings … Continue reading On Today’s House Abortion Vote

On Attacks Against Voting Rights

Republican state legislatures across the country are hellbent on erecting roadblocks against voting by working people, low-income people, Blacks and other minorities. Democrats are not without their own sins as I recently detailed, often being divisive, elitist, and hypocritical against their own supposed constituency — the "deporables" as they've called them. Democrats have attacked the … Continue reading On Attacks Against Voting Rights

On Equal Time for Democrats

I’ve been pretty rough here this last week on the Republicans. It's laziness on my part, and it's probably mean to be kicking these poor folks when they're so down. It's just that they're so nakedly transparent in their hypocrisy and descent into delusion. It's hard to resist. The Democrats, by contrast, can be more … Continue reading On Equal Time for Democrats