The House Serfdom Caucus

What claim does the House Freedom Caucus have to the word “freedom?” Measured against FDR’s four freedoms, the word “serfdom” seems more fitting.
FDR: In the future days, which we seek to make secure, we look forward to a world founded upon four essential human freedoms.
The first is freedom of speech and expression – everywhere in the world.
The second is freedom of every person to worship God in his own way – everywhere in the world.
The third is freedom from want – which, translated into world terms, means economic understandings which will secure to every nation a healthy peacetime life for its inhabitants-everywhere in the world.
The fourth is freedom from fear – which, translated into world terms, means a world-wide reduction of armaments to such a point and in such a thorough fashion that no nation will be in a position to commit an act of physical aggression against any neighbor–anywhere in the world.

Mainstream Daily News Still on the Job

Despite cutbacks and financial stress in the industry, the mainstream daily news is still on the job, reporting on public corruption.

Michigan issues manslaughter charges in Flint water crisis. Koch donors get tough with “Freedom” Caucus. Dow Chemical pulls strings at EPA. Fed court tells EPA to enact methane drilling rule now!

Paul Simon Gives Tour de Force and a Sermonette

In a concert at the riverside pavilion in Cleveland, Paul Simon gave the crowd a tour de force of songs. And he gave a sermonette: “Anger is addictive. And we are becoming a nation of addicts. Ask yourself, … Who are the pushers? Where is that anger coming from?”

Basic Reason to Block Trump SCOTUS Pick: Justice

Republican senators shirked their Constitutional duty by denying, for nearly a year, even a hearing to Merrick Garland, President Obama’s pick for this Supreme Court seat. They should not now be rewarded by getting to seat their own Supreme Court judge — not Gorsuch, nor any other.