Facebook recently announced a major shift in how it is going to treat news on the world’s largest social network. In a series of chipper statements and videos, Mark Zuckerberg and crew announced they were going to de-emphasize posts from news publishers. Instead, Facebook is going to concentrate on “bringing people closer together” (while pushing them farther away from news).Read More
If this guy wasn’t the president I would feel really dirty doing a cartoon like this, like I’m avoiding the news and just focusing on some weird reality star. (A reality star who seems to have forgotten the words to the U.S. national anthem, or at least sings it in a very lackluster way for someone so enthusiastic about people respecting the anthem and flag!) Sigh. Granted, there are plenty of other issues out there that don’t receive an Irate Presidential Tweet or cable news Breaking News-a-thon.Read More
The New Year is upon us and the media landscape is filled with what-just-happened year-in-review stories. We’re a little more used to the World of Trump but there is still a feeling of shock and awe in the air, particularly after the Republican tax bill passed.
Republicans in Congress just jammed through their $1.5 trillion tax cut giveaway bill. President Trump is gleeful and we all get growing inequality for Christmas, hooray! The tax bill basically makes Christmas permanent for billionaires while phasing it out for lower and middle income Americans.
It is the high season for fighting back against the “War on Christmas,” a war that doesn’t seem to actually exist. President Trump is determined to oppose said imaginary war with a full-throated defense of Christianity and all things Christmas.
Teddy Roosevelt is back, learning what has become of his Republican Party. When President Trump hacked down the size of two national monuments and has his eyes on others, Roosevelt must have spun in his grave. Actually, he was probably already spinning in there when the GOP jammed the huge tax cut windfall-for-billionaires through the Senate.
Poor Wall Street folks, they have it so tough that the President of the United States and Mick Mulvaney have to come to their rescue. Never mind that the “devastated” financial sector raked in a record $159 billion in profits last year and stock prices keep climbing.
A Happy Thanksgiving to all from President Trump and Attorney General — for now — Jeff Sessions. It’s hard to believe we’ve been through less than one year of the Trump presidency. Right about now last year we were all (okay, maybe not “all”) eagerly anticipating Trump becoming “presidential.”
Lawmakers are set to jam a version of the huge tax bill through the House on Thursday but the Senate version may be in trouble. These bills are expertly designed to increase income inequality and kill Obamacare to boot. Slightly-more-sane Republicans in the Senate may be a substantial roadblock to this $1.5 trillion tax cut mess.
If you liked the Panama Papers, you’ll love the Paradise Papers! If you want to hide your millions from taxation, just find a willing offshore haven to make your megabucks disappear into a maze of shell corporations. It’s your money, after all, let the little people worry about building their silly public roads and funding their icky health care! (But we better shove a gigantic corporate tax through the U.S. Congress, just in case an offshore tax rate of, say, zero, is too high.)
Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation is circling closer to the Oval Office. Actually, it’s been circling that part of the White House for a while since everyone close to President Trump seems to have been meeting with someone from Russia throughout the campaign. As the investigation progresses, we will see Trump throw more people under the bus.
Now that everyone may finally be coming to terms with the fact that President Trump is a crazy man who will never become “presidential,” the Narcissist-in-Chief is trotting out his Gold Star Family chief of staff to come to his rescue. Poor General Kelly had to dredge up his fallen son to defend his reckless boss.