Category Archives: Basic Human Decency

Will There Be A Balm In Gilead To Heal The Sin-Sick Soul?

This seems more important than it did last year: (from here) These excerpts from a speech Martin Luther King gave to striking sanitation workers in Memphis seems appropriate for the political moment. The speech: My dear friends, my dear friend … Continue reading

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Focus On Whether Perpetrators Repent, Not If Victims Forgive

The Washington Post ran a recent story that set my teeth on edge, “He was assaulted and called un-American at a Trump rally. Can he forgive the man who did it?” This is an awful story. The issue isn’t whether … Continue reading

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When Progressives Take Out Their Election Trauma On The Disadvantaged

It’s a form of privilege, I suppose. One of the weird things (among many) after Sept. 11, 2001 is that there was a group of liberal-ish Democrats who decided to turn their back on Democratic social and economic policy. For … Continue reading

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Meet The New Silicon Valley Boss, Same As The Old Economy One

In times of crisis, you learn what people are really made of (boldface mine): I’m still coming to terms with seeing Sheryl “Lean In” Sandberg sitting behind her bottle of Trump water, an arms’ reach from a guy who boasted … Continue reading

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David Bossie’s Citizen United Targets Old People With Dementia

Because scammers gotta scam. David Bossie, who is not only the founder of Citizen United, a rightwing activist group, but also an advisor to Donald Trump has a very interesting fundraising model. And by interesting, I mean vile (boldface mine): … Continue reading

Posted in Basic Human Decency, Bidness, Conservatives

Republicans Threaten Children With Brain Damage In Order To Advance Far-Right Agenda

That’s what the headline of this NYT article should read (boldface mine): As Congress returned from a seven-week recess on Tuesday, Senate Democrats again stymied a $1.1 billion plan to fight the Zika virus, demanding that Republicans drop an effort … Continue reading

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Revoke Mylan’s Corporate Charter

By now, you’ve probably heard about Mylan Laboratories’ massive price hikes in the EpiPen, which is used to treat life-threatening allergic reactions. You might have even heard how the EpiPen technology is entirely the result of federally funded research. Perhaps … Continue reading

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