Last week was the final GOP debate before today’s caucuses in Iowa. However, the biggest winner from Thursday’s debate may have been someone who didn’t even show up.
The Black Lives Matter movement arose from the 2013 acquittal of neighborhood watch coordinator George Zimmerman. Zimmerman shot and killed unarmed 17 year-old Trayvon Martin. Conservative media wasted no time pulling the trigger again on Martin, enacting a character assassination in the press against the deceased teenager.
It was only a matter of time before they set their sights on the movement itself, using the same tactic.
In their latest attempt to rid the nation of the President’s 2014 immigration executive actions, House Republicans have linked the continued funding of Homeland Security to the defunding of the latest immigration reform. The two parties were clearly not trading heart-shaped candies with loving inscriptions this past Valentine’s Day weekend.
The latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) assessment predicts an increase in water and foodborne illnesses, unstable food prices, storm surges, rising sea levels and extreme temperatures due to climate change. However, if you’re Fox News’ Jesse Watters, “It’s called summer.”
The latest Congressional Budget Office report shows that millions of workers may be able to retire sooner or potentially have the financial security to work fewer hours to keep their subsidies with their plans purchased through the Affordable Care Act over the next few years. Of course, Fox News saw it differently.
This Friday, House Republicans will launch their latest attack against the Affordable Care Act when they hold a vote on the Keep Your Health Act. The bill would allow a small sect of Americans to keep their insurance plans that were cancelled under the ACA.
If recent history has taught us anything, trusting House Republicans to work in the best interest of the American people is like trusting Lando Calrissian to keep you safe from the Empire.
In the aftermath of the horrific shooting death of 22 year-old Christopher Lane, Fox News has seized the tragedy as a counter point to the mainstream media’s allegedly racially biased coverage of the Trayvon Martin case. However, their argument is missing one crucial thing… common fucking sense.