Monthly Archive: November 2016

Comment Of The Day

Comment of the day from Scott Lemieux over at the American Prospect in a discussion of the indefensible Electoral College: “There is a certain dark irony to the fact that a system designed to...

Simply The Best? I'm Not So Sure

Trump continually promised he would be able to bring the “best” people to work for him. But so far his cabinet is shaping up to be an amalgam of career politicians and technocrats, Fox...

An Existential Threat To Healthcare

I have tried to avoid speculating about what Trump will or will not try to do during his term as President, because it is almost impossible to know. Of course, I fear the worst...

Texas Reports Its First Locally Transmitted Zika Case

Texas just reported its first case of locally transmitted Zika virus. Cameron County, which includes the border city of Brownsville, reported the case. This adds to the nearly 240 cases that have been reported...

Wal-Mart Convicted Of Wage Theft, Again

Here is another item that people might have missed over the Thanksgiving holiday and this time it is actually good news for a few hundred workers. A federal jury in California has ruled that...