When you hear about people separating because of politics, you likely think it's because of differences of opinions. You probably don't consider the idea that it's because they couldn't get health coverage if they stayed married, which is exactly what happened to Linda and Larry Drain, who have been sweethearts since college, married in 1981 and divorced for four years so Linda could continue to get the life-saving medicine she needs to live.
Many house Republicans are calling for the resignation of Eric Greitens in Missouri and they are correct. It's not that Greitens had an affair but that he blackmailed and at the very least intimidated the woman he had an affair with, which are crimes.
Those of us who demand net neutrality are pretty angry over (well, a lot of things) our politicians' indifference to this issue. The fact that they'd like to create further inequity in the country when so much of it already exists is simply outrageous. Fight for the Future, an organization that's working to promote and protect net neutrality, has just made it easier to see who is trying to take it away from us.
There are plenty of casual voters in America. Some even forget to vote. Some say that they just HATE politics. Does anyone, aside from a politician, really love politics, though? Those who care about politics care about their rights (and/or the rights of others), otherwise they, too, would be disinterested. When a vote decides if you have health care, can make your own health decisions, whether or not your school will get funding... it's pretty important.
So much for the senate coming through for us on this ridiculous tax bill that not only rewards the rich and penalizes the middle class but also somehow promotes drilling in Alaska and redefines life as something that begins at conception. As insane as this sounds, these tiny inclusions here and there are going to leave a lasting impact by building a solid case for the Right to use in creating dangerous policies that affect us all.
Republican Roy Moore, the accused sexaul pedator running for office in Alabama, was beaten yesterday by Democrat Doug Jones, which led many people to rejoice. While many women came forward to accuse Moore of sexual misconduct, particularly during their teen years, Moore's support largely unwavered by his party. He won the white vote in Alabama and his loss was so narrow that he's demanding a recount right now.
Everyone knows that Bruce Springsteen's version of "Santa Clause is Comin' to Town" is the best there is, but Jimmy Fallon just created a whole new animal by dressing as Springsteen and performing the song, "Robert Mueller is Comin' to Town." He began his rendition by asking if the Trump administration has been good this year, following with, "You better watch out, you'd better not cry, you'd better not lie to the FBI!" It's absolutely hilarious.
Trump is doing all kinds of embarrassing and heinous things, from crying foul over "fake news" being worse than sexual harassment, telling Native American heroes that "we have a Pocahontas," and sharing white supremacist tweets with the world, but it's doing nothing but distracting Americans from what's being done to us behind the curtain--like the terrible GOP tax bill that will put strain on the middle class and eliminate things
Before we get into this, you know that a lot of the sexual harassment stories we've read about, while incredibly important, have distracted the media from things like the Republican tax plan and net neutrality, right? Be sure to look those things up and call your legislators about them every day!
Can anyone explain how we're seeing members of Hollywood lose their credence and jobs left and right now that we know they're sexual predators while one of the grossest examples of a sexual predator remains in our White House?? Or how we still have people running for office while accused for attacking children?
You can't say it's money. Plenty of these outed men have plenty of cash to fall back on. It's certainly not respect. Why on earth is he still president?