A lifetime appointment to the highest court in the land should be a very serious and balanced decision. Instead we get a process where they are doing everything they can to ram through the nominee. Every day our “democracy” edges closer to a dictatorship. This is the way most authoritarian dictatorships get started. They chip away at democratic norms until they are gone.
Masterskrain you got it right. The economy is doing well but the money is going to the top. A small percent of our population owns over half the assets in the country and the trend is accelerating. Capitalism is a good thing, it fosters investment and the creation of new businesses. However it has a dark side, it can be taken too far, for example when monopolies take hold. Regulation is required to check it’s built in dysfunction. A good example was the banking crisis that occured ten years ago. The banks and wall street pushed the limits to achieve growth and revenue and ended up sinking the economy. The lack of responsible regulations that permit non-profits to hide who donates, LLCs that hide the principles and what is going on financially and tax laws that apparently can be avoided or circumvented in numerous ways provide the mechanism that keeps money flowing to the top. Our legislators aid and abet by not following the money and implementing laws that tax appropriately and regulate the system. It is basically the curruption that our founders, Alexander Hamilton and his contempoaries, feared would eventually bring down our democracy.
Simple, Hilary and Obama
Yes plants use CO2. But there is a limit, if there is more than needed, they don’t use it. Plant life also will evolve to be less efficient at using the CO2 because there is an abundance. In the mean time the planet keeps warming, sea levels rise and storms become more frequent and intense because of all the extra energy available in the atmosphere. The vast majority of scientists agree global warming is real. The only debate is about how bad it will be and how soon.
Sorry, I typo frequently appalling certainly.
I guess they figure if they follow the first two commandments and go to church every Sunday, the other eight are optional.
Thanks for the URL. It is time people started caring about the real issues we face today rather than the circus that is going on in Washington (local government isn’t much better.) We need to get back to what counts.
We have a President who’s legal team has admitted they don’t want him to meet with the Special Council because he is incapable of telling the truth. They are convinced he will commit perjury and break the law. That is certainly true considering the video recorded lies he comes up in public speech everyday. He seems to have no sense of honesty and decent behaviour. What I find even more appealing is the inaction of the republican congress people who do not put country first.
This is criminal. The republicans did not even attempt to play fair. Trump picked this guy because he believes the President is above the law and cannot be indicted or prosecuted. Trump needed that because both should happen. I may never vote for a republican again given their total lack of interest in protecting our democratic institutions.
I disagree. I think it is very probable he has violated a number of laws. I think it is important to hold the President accountable as you would any citizen. He is not above the law and should not be given a pass. It has become clear over the last couple of years that corruption is infecting politics more and more. The founders of the constitution feared corruption in government as the gravest threat. They worked had to try to provide protections against it. Today we find major corporations who are willing to pay millions of dollars to get the ear of the president. The big push behind the republican regulation roll back is to increase corporate profits. They already got a substantial tax break at a time when middle class wages have been stagnant for over a decade and income inequality is continuing to increase. If you want to fix infrastructure or Social Security you need to go where the money is.