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Joshua Sager
A am a political blogger with no tolerance for corruption, idiocy, and right wing extremism. I write about things that need to be covered, but aren't because the corporate media is too scared to rock the boat.
A am a political blogger with no tolerance for corruption, idiocy, and right wing extremism. I write about things that need to be covered, but aren't because the corporate media is too scared to rock the boat.
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There is really no nice way to say this: Trump’s 1st month as president has been the political equivalent to watching a flaming dumpster filled with hair and rubber tires roll down a steep hill towards a crowded intersection—it smells horrible and promises significant destruction, yet you can’t look away and can only wonder what perverse set of circumstances have produced such a disaster.

During the last month, President Trump has conducted himself in the most corrupt, juvenile, incompetent manner of any modern president—this includes George W. Bush. He has implemented incredibly ill-thought out policies, made numerous attempts to delegitimize the media, and has proven himself to be fundamentally disconnected from objective reality. If the following forty-seven months resemble this one (and there is no reason to doubt this), the damage that will be done to our nation, its standing on the world stage, and the health of its people is hard to calculate.


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Today, a theocratic ideologue who has no degree in public policy, has never taught in school, and who doesn’t support a strong public school system in the USA was confirmed to head the Department of Education. Betsy Devos is undeniably the least qualified and most extreme person to become the Secretary of Education since the inception of the office, and the consequences of this confirmation will echo for decades.

There is no nice way to say this—Devos is the Secretary of Education today because her family donates millions of dollars to the Republicans (including those who just voted to confirm her) and the Republican Party simply doesn’t care that she is very likely to harm the public education system, just as long as their campaign checks clear and they are able to afford private school for their kids.

Follow this link to read more details about just how extreme Devos is, not only in her views on public K-12 schools, but also in regard to federal student loans.


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Unfortunately, labor in the United States has been in decline for the last few decades, and we have begun to lag behind the rest of the world—rich bosses and investors are reaping record profits from the labor of their workers, while demanding that their workers do more work for less pay. Gaping holes exist in our worker protections laws and we have fallen behind many other western industrial nations in terms of benefits. #laborday   #workerscompensation   #righttoworkforless   #union  

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We have reached the point where it is impossible to tell whether we are looking at a picture of soldiers in Fallujah or police officers in Missouri, and this should be a wake-up call for every American. #ferguson   #policestate   #policebrutality   #militaryindustrialcomplex   #civilrights   #handsupdontshoot  

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The Republican strategy is simple and, while destructive to the country, may be politically effective: Through mass obstruction and occasional extortion, the Republican Party has exacerbated the problems afflicting the American people and blocked any real policy solutions. While GOP politicians execute their side of the plan, right wing activists, “think tanks” and media proxies have waged a coordinated campaign to blame President Obama and the Senate Democrats for their inability to fix the country’s problems.

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The Republican strategy is simple and, while destructive to the country, may be politically effective: Through mass obstruction and occasional extortion, the Republican Party has exacerbated the problems afflicting the American people and blocked any real policy solutions. While GOP politicians execute their side of the plan, right wing activists, “think tanks” and media proxies have waged a coordinated campaign to blame President Obama and the Senate Democrats for their inability to fix the country’s problems.

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While beltway political opinion is that the USA is a center-right country, public policy polling indicates that the Americans people have overwhelmingly center-left preferences. This disparity between political opinion and policy preferences is due to the fact that the American people aren't voting for the people who truly support their policy preferences and because those elected tend to overestimate how right wing their constituents are.

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While beltway political opinion is that the USA is a center-right country, public policy polling indicates that the Americans people have overwhelmingly center-left preferences. This disparity between political opinion and policy preferences is due to the fact that the American people aren't voting for the people who truly support their policy preferences and because those elected tend to overestimate how right wing their constituents are. 
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