I am writing to respond to the frequent claim made by conservative-Republicans that Democrats in the Congress and in the liberal part of the news media support “RECKLESS SPENDING” by the federal government on programs that help people.
It is a tough time to be a Democrat. And I do not wish to exasperate the current state of progressive pessimism. But much like Al Gore, I am compelled to share a rather inconvenient truth: President Donald Trump is likely to be reelected in 2020.
Brett Kavanaugh’s tumultuous confirmation saga came to an end on Oct. 6 when the U.S. Senate approved his appointment to the Supreme Court. Despite credible accusations of sexual assault levied against him by Christine Blasey Ford, Republican leaders forged ahead with his nomination process.
On the heels of sexual assault accusations against Brett Kavanaugh last week, it appears that Congress is no closer to appointing a Supreme Court justice to fill the seat left vacant by Justice Anthony Kennedy.
Yahoo on Sept. 11 released a video on Facebook that advertised the opening of the new Cortlandt Street Subway Station at the World Trade Center in New York City. At 14 seconds into the video, it shows an image accredited to Getty Images, with the caption “Under rubble when the twin towers collapsed in 2011” — which any American knows is false, showing the true definition of media blindness in this generation. In under one hour this video had 185,000 views and only 36 comments, with only six viewers realizing Yahoo’s mistake.