Deaths of despair describes the rising mortality rate of white middle class midlife white Americans. For them the American dream is shrinking and it is literally killing them. But, it is the Republicans that are shrinking the dream.
The GOP & the White House are acting like they are a single party democracy. They oppress the vote, gerrymander districts, grift, graft, and klept. Neither are even attempting to govern.
The US Senate is broken. The US body politic is broken. Can they be fixed? Can we learn to compromise with the other side again? Our national civics lesson continues…
Ever wonder why the GOP seems to be perpetually at odds with everyone? Groupthink explains it all.
With Donald Trump assuming the Republican nomination for presidency, many GOP politicians who once opposed him, are now, if not endorsing, at least supporting him. This post takes a look inside the cognitive gyrations necessary to accomplish this feat.
Wingnuts have been making some news lately, haven’t they? And with all their wingnutty views comes some kind of justification. This post explains why that explanation is accepted as legitimate by so many.