Category Archives: Basic Human Decency

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

Posted in Basic Human Decency, Bidness, Healthcare | 5 Comments

Donald Trump Is A Pig

What I don’t get about Il Trumpe isn’t that he, to put it kindly, is retrograde: he is the Republican nominee after all. It’s that he’s such a flaming asshole (boldface mine): Machado was crowned Miss Venezuela and Miss Universe … Continue reading

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Of Course The Clinton Camp Is Sending Out Feelers to Kissinger–They’re Friends

Charles Pierce, on hearing that the Clinton campaign is trying to get an endorsement from none other than Henry Fucking Kissinger (boldface mine): If Hillary Clinton actively seeks, or publicly accepts, the endorsement of Henry Kissinger, I will vote for … Continue reading

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The Swing Voter That We Need To Get

One of the things that canvassing for political candidates (including some guy named Bill–twice) has taught me is that swing voters usually are usually leaners: they typically are very unlikely or simply will not vote for one candidate, but they … Continue reading

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A Higher Minimum Wage Saves Lives

By way of the Pump Handle, we come across two studies about public health and the minimum wage. Guess what? Not being poor is good for people (boldface mine): Published this month in the American Journal of Public Health, a … Continue reading

Posted in Basic Human Decency, Economics, Public Health | 1 Comment

Employers Butthurt By Having To Pay Hard Workers A Middle Class Wage

Of course, they wouldn’t put it that way (boldface mine): For decades, bosses at publishing houses, glossy magazines, consulting firms, advocacy groups, movie production companies and talent agencies have groomed their assistants to be the next generation of big shots … Continue reading

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