On the GOP’s Proposed 20 Week Abortion Ban

It was announced earlier this week that Republicans are planning to pass legislation that would criminalize performing an abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy. The bill would include exceptions for rape, incest, and threat to the life of the mother, and would not punish women who received an abortion after that 20 week window (it … More On the GOP’s Proposed 20 Week Abortion Ban

On Janus v. AFSCME

The Supreme Court announced this week that they would take up Janus v. AFSCME, and everyone is prognosticating that the highest court in the land will deal a huge blow to public sector unions by siding with the Mark Janus. If the court does side with Janus, the ramifications for public unions nationwide would be … More On Janus v. AFSCME

Sean Spicer might be bad at his job, but he isn’t a Holocaust denier

Oft-maligned White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer has been in the news this week, basically interjecting Hitler into a discussion about chemical weapons use. Spicer has made a habit of sticking his foot awkwardly into his mouth since he started this job, so it was no surprise that he would be ham-fisted in his delivery … More Sean Spicer might be bad at his job, but he isn’t a Holocaust denier

The Sesame Street Wars Have Begun Anew

The Sesame Street wars are on once again, as Donald Trump’s administration endeavors to cut/redirect funding that is currently used to fund the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and the Institute of Museum and Library Services. The Washington Post posits that this is because Sesame … More The Sesame Street Wars Have Begun Anew

Meals on Wheels, the Trump Budget, and Optics Problems

It’s being widely reported in the media that the Trump budget will cut funding for Meals for Wheels, and after school programs, among other things (the familiar assault on the Center for Public Broadcasting is also there, which in turn has brought the “Republicans are trying to murder Big Bird in cold blood” rejoinder from … More Meals on Wheels, the Trump Budget, and Optics Problems

The ACHA Isn’t Going to Kill Anyone

If you’ve been on Twitter, you’ve seen some version of the breathless, pearl clutching “make no mistake, the Republicans are trying to kill people by repealing Obamacare” tweet. SO, Will Repealing Obamacare Kill People?: Turns out, maybe probably not! Because guess what, it’s unclear whether or not Medicaid actually increases mortality (one prominent study says … More The ACHA Isn’t Going to Kill Anyone