Back-to-back “sweeping days”. I think it’s the first time I have ever done that. Judging by the way American politics is going of late I doubt it will be the last time.
By this weekend I expect the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 will have passed the House and been signed into law. On right wing media a plethora of disinformation will be disseminated telling us that the sky is falling because the Democrats spent too much money. In mainstream and left leaning media the message will be that the legislation will solve many of our problems. As usual, one portrayal will be much, much closer to reality. Today I want to bring light to a somewhat lost “battle within the battle”.
Vladimir Putin’s mistake got one step closer to another serious repercussion on Wednesday when the United States Senate approved Finland and Sweden joining NATO by a vote of 95-1. The lone nay vote and one of present will loom large in today’s article and are the genesis of the headline. Continue reading Putin’s Pal And The …
Tuesday the Senate finally passed the PACT Act. In short, the measure provides funding to help the veterans who were exposed to toxic conditions during their service in Iraq. Despite the huge publicity and public outrage 11 Senators still voted against it.
It is late Monday morning as I commence penning this and the Supreme Court has issued another 6-3 decision that violates the Constitution but conforms to the right wing majority’s philosophy. This was another (and I fear it will not be the last) religion over law decision. (It will be interesting to see how they weasel out of that philosophy if the court challenge to the overturning of Roe based on the teachings of the Jewish faith ever reaches them.