The governors’ races are becoming more important as the attacks on democracy from the American right continue. This is my first (and both very incomplete and early) look at the 2022 races.
Today I’m approaching the Republicans’ assault on the First Amendment from a different angle. The right to free speech comes with responsibilities and guardrails. The current House GOP caucus either doesn’t understand that and/or is too cowardly to stand up for it (and by extension America). Continue reading No Guardrails
One of America’s greatest problems is inequity. Especially in trying to understand the 2016 election we speak much of economic inequity. Today I’d like to focus on a clear example of racial inequity.
I plan on taking a few days off from my version of live blogging so this is a perfect opportunity to get some last points in.
Thursday afternoon the House found Steve Bannon in contempt for refusing to comply with a House subpoena. The vote was 229-202-1. All 202 nay votes were cast by Republicans. 9 of the 229 ayes were cast by Republicans, one was very interesting! Even one of the nine reeked of bad intent. The lone vote not cast may be the most interesting and telling of all. Read on.