For the Cost of Repealing the Estate Tax, Congress Could Buy Everyone in America a Pony

Source:  Talk Poverty/Rachel West & Harry Stein You know how you’ve always wanted a pony? How as a child you dreamed of feeding carrots and sugar cubes out of the palm of your hand to a little chestnut-colored horse named Maple? It may sound fanciful to adults, but President Donald Trump and Republican leaders in Read more »

‘Low As It Gets,’ Says NBA Coach in Searing Takedown of ‘Soulless Coward’ Trump

“To lie about how previous presidents responded to the deaths of soldiers” is “beyond the pale,” said San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich Source:  Common Dreams/Jake Johnson Shortly following President Donald Trump’s false claim Monday that his predecessors did not reach out to the families of soldiers killed overseas, San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich Read more »

Stiffing US Taxpayers on ‘Grand Scale,’ Fortune 500 Holding $2.6 Trillion Offshore

“As Congress considers proposals to institute a near zero percent tax rate on profits booked offshore by multinational corporations, the findings in this report should give policymakers pause.” Source:  Common Dreams/Jake Johnson As President Donald Trump and the Republican-controlled Congress intensify their push for massive corporate tax cuts that critics have said would encourage businesses to Read more »

Brazil is accused of stripping away LGBT rights

A recent court ruling has opened a fierce debate in Brazil about the use of controversial practices to make people become heterosexual. Source:  PRI Last month, a Brazilian federal judge decided psychologists could perform “conversion therapy,” a widely discredited practice meant to change a person’s sexual orientation. The so-called therapy has also caused controversy in the US, Read more »

Florida governor declares state of emergency before white nationalist speaks at UF

Source:  Miami Herald/Steve Bousquet Gov. Rick Scott on Monday declared a state of emergency in Alachua County three days ahead of a scheduled speech at the University of Florida campus in Gainesville by the white nationalist Richard Spencer. “I find that the threat of a potential emergency is imminent,” Scott said in a seven-page executive Read more »