Author: Inae Oh

Kevin McCarthy Will Devastate Poor Americans in Order to Win Over the Far-Right

Five days out from an increasingly likely government shutdown, House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) is once again demonstrating a willingness—if not a downright enthusiasm—to cave to the demands of far-right members of his caucus. The Washington Post reports on the latest from the spending negotiations, with McCarthy now embracing steep cuts to a slew of safety […]

We’re Living in a Kevin McCarthy Doom Loop

For the second time in three days, a group of far-right House Republicans on Thursday blew up a short-term plan to fund the government, setting fire to efforts to avoid a government shutdown at the month’s end.  “This is a whole new concept of individuals that just want to burn the whole place down,” House […]

Trump Really, Really Doesn’t Want More People to Vote in Pennsylvania

In an era of mounting threats to free and fair elections ginned up by Republicans, voting rights experts agree that automatic voter registration is one of the best ways to expand access to the ballot. So when Pennsylvania, a critical battleground state, enacted the program last week, Republicans pounced, claiming that it would prompt a […]

In One Year, Child Poverty in the United States More Than Doubled

The United States’ poverty rate experienced its largest one-year jump on record last year, with the rate among children more than doubling from 2021’s historic low of 5.2 percent to 12.4 percent according to new numbers from the US Census Bureau out today. They’re the latest data to reflect the devastating effects following the expiration of nearly all […]

Of Course Republicans Still Want Trump After All These Indictments

The New York Times and Siena College are out with the latest 2024 polls, and the outlook is as expected. Former president Donald Trump, despite facing mounting criminal charges, is crushing his rivals. He’s in a dead heat against Joe Biden, with 43 percent of registered voters backing each candidate in an increasingly likely rematch. It’s not hard […]

Very Annoyed Judge Rejects Trump’s Latest Scheme to Avoid Criminal Charges

A state judge in Georgia has rejected Donald Trump’s bid to throw out a grand jury report and disqualify the Fulton County district attorney from investigating the former president’s efforts to overturn that state’s 2020 election results. The ruling could potentially clear the way for criminal charges in the case. The nine-page order comes from a man […]

Fox News Has an Interesting New Theory About the Wagner Group and Hunter Biden

As the international community sorts through the fallout of the short-lived rebellion by Russia’s powerful Wagner Group mercenary force—the most significant challenge to Vladimir Putin’s regime in more than two decades—some are apparently unimpressed by the stunning events. In fact, according to Fox News’ Maria Bartiromo, the White House and the State Department have collaborated in […]

Republicans Stand by Their Mess

Donald Trump, a twice-impeached (for now!), twice-arrested former president, remains the GOP voters’ top choice to be commander-in-chief. They do not appear bothered by the fact that Trump has been found liable for sexual abuse, nor do they seem to care that he faces 37 federal charges related to his tendency to store classified documents […]

Donald Trump Arrested, Again

On the eve of his 77th birthday, Donald Trump was arraigned in Miami federal court on Tuesday, marking the former president’s second surrender in a little over two months after he pleaded not guilty to hush money charges back in April. As expected, he pleaded not guilty to federal charges related to his mishandling of […]