Category Archives: politics/class inequality

American Theocracy Devalues, Controls Women

Stop the war on women!

The disturbing Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu April 26) hinges on misogyny and controlling women and their bodies.

The main events of the tale have actually happened at some point in history, as I have written about before.

Unfortunately, the story also reflects our current political moment. Read the rest of this entry

A Wall To Keep Them Out? Or Hold Us In?

Trump and Bannon. Populists? Or dictator wannabes?

I voted for Clinton but when Trump won I thought, “At least he’s a populist” and hoped he would at least help working people.

But over time I’ve worried more and more since he is looking pretty UNpopulist: Read the rest of this entry

Supreme Court Nominee Renders Us Voiceless

Big money drowns out our voices.

Big money drowns out our voices.

Most Trump voters supported him because they felt voiceless.

And the truth is that our government mostly listens to the moneyed elite and ignores the rest of us.

So why did Trump nominate Neil Gorsuch, who will likely add to the problem? Read the rest of this entry

Unfair For Men To Subsidize Maternity Costs?

Men help make babies, shouldn’t they contribute to making sure that their babies are healthy?

Some Republicans say it’s unfair for men to subsidize women’s maternity insurance since only women use it.

Really?!

Is it fair that men’s contribution to making babies is a pleasurable orgasm, and that women’s contribution only begins with an orgasm — if she’s lucky (just 30% of US women always climax).

After maybe having an orgasm women end up with all the burden, varying from discomfort to possibly dying in childbirth. Read the rest of this entry

Why Believe Fake News?

Fake news.

Fake news.

Trump calls the mainstream press “fake.” And the press reports it.

Fake news?

It’s confusing. Read the rest of this entry

Trump, Egocentrism and Morality

Is America morphing into Soviet-style "what aboutism"?

Is America morphing into Soviet-style “what aboutism”?

Is America losing its moral grounding?

Is there no longer any difference between US and Soviet-style morality?

When asked if Vladimir Putin’s killing bothered him (he’s murdered political enemies for instance) Donald Trump retorted,

What, you think our country’s so innocent?

Read the rest of this entry

The Wealthy Trump The Working Class

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Trump’s first Labor nominee, Andrew Puzder, sought starvation wages.

When Donald Trump won the Presidency I worried. I didn’t like his sexism and racism. Or his temperament.

But I saw one sliver lining. At least he was a populist.

But then he began making Cabinet nominations that didn’t seem too populist.

Anti-Labor Secretary? Read the rest of this entry

What Women’s Marchers + Trump Supporters Agree On

We shall overcomb!

We shall overcomb!

The Women’s March… the Trump inauguration… Sanders voters… Trump voters…

All huge, passionate crowds of people who SHARE this goal:

We ALL want our government to work for working people.

Yet cultural issues divide and conquer us. Read the rest of this entry

1st Woman President Won’t Be Inaugurated Today

hillary-girls-can-grow-up-to-be-presidentBy Pamela Robinson

When I was a girl growing up in Iowa in the 1950s, my parents and teachers told me, along with the boys, that when I grew up I could be whatever I wanted to be, even President of the United States.

In my world, adults told the truth, or what they thought to be the truth, and I believed them.  Read the rest of this entry

Drain the Swamp

Drain the swamp.

Drain the swamp.

Most Trump voters didn’t vote for him out of racism or sexism.

Most sought to drain the swamp of policy that serves an elite few while ignoring everyone else — leaving too many working Americans fearful and angry.

I voted for Hillary, but I am with them on that point.

Now we must hold DJT to his promise to help middle-class Americans amidst worrisome signs arise, like these: Read the rest of this entry

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