Beto O’Rourke Campaign Failure: What Happened?

Beto O’Rourke has played games with the media before, but he got a last laugh of sorts — at least a wistful chuckle — by dropping out of the presidential race on Friday afternoon, sending political writers into a tizzy right before the weekend. And although his candidacy once had great promise, O’Rourke’s exit from […]

Mark Levin Yells At Democrats Because They’re Running For President

We now enter the shouty crackers portion of the impeachment “debate,” starring Mark Levin. I can’t make out each individual word of what Mark is saying, but he is definitely arguing that Joe Biden is interfering with the election process by (a) running for president and (b) supporting an impeachment inquiry. ??? Please note that […]

Medical Marijuana Expansion Being Considered in Iowa

Iowa’s Medical Cannabidiol Board will consider changes to the state’s limited medicinal cannabis program on Friday, including petitions to add new medical conditions that qualify patients to participate in it. The board will also consider a proposal to replace a 3% limit on THC in medical marijuana products with a purchase limit on the high-inducing […]

War in Afghanistan, Year 19: Civilian Casualties Increase Drastically

Afghan policemen display their skills at a police training center on the outskirts of Jalalabad in Nangarhar province.Noorullah Shirzada/AFP/Getty This week brought more grim news from the US war in Afghanistan, which is now in its 19th year. The United Nations reported a 42 percent increase in civilian deaths in July-September compared to the same […]

American Health Care Crisis: ‘Medicare for All’ Plan Costs, Savings & Details

Image Elizabeth Warren at an event two years ago for the “Medicare for All Act of 2017.” Bernie Sanders introduced the bill. Credit…Yuri Gripas/Reuters Elizabeth Warren’s “Medicare for all” proposal would make substantial shifts to how the United States pays for its health care system. She would eliminate most other forms of coverage and provide all […]

Trump Moves to Bully Witnesses and Derail Impeachment; Democrats see Obstruction

To the Democratic leaders directing the impeachment proceedings, Trump’s actions to stymie their probe into his conduct with Ukraine add up to another likely article of impeachment: Obstruction. The centerpiece of House Democrats’ eventual impeachment charges is widely expected to be Trump’s alleged abuse of power over Ukraine. But obstruction of Congress is now all […]