Anti-Labor Secretary

Free idea for a new supervillain character and also an easy way to sum up Andy Puzder, Trump’s pick to head the Department of Labor. Puzder is CEO of CKE Restaurants, the parent company of Hardee’s and Carl’s Jr. restaurants. He’s against raising the minimum wage and the new rule to ensure people get paid...

#WALTERSCOTT

Yesterday, a nearly all-white jury in the Walter Scott case was unable to come to a unanimous decision, leading the judge to declare a mistrial. This means that former police officer, Michael Slager, was able to walk free from his murder charges, even though there is video evidence of Slager shooting Walter Scott 5 times...

Call The Doctor

That wouldn’t be most people’s first response when they’re looking to ensure affordable rental housing and homeownership for all American families. But Donald Trump isn’t most people, so he’s nominated Dr. Ben Carson to serve as secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. In the face of a growing rental affordability crisis,...

If You Give A Carrier A Cookie

  An unconfirmed new children’s book to help explain the problem with Trump’s Carrier deal. Yesterday, Trump celebrated news that Indiana-based manufacturer Carrier, which had previously promised to shift 2,000 jobs to Mexico, would keep 1,000 jobs in Indiana thanks to Trump’s deal. The media was quick to chock it up as an early win...

Too Pricey

That’s what anyone who cares about health coverage in America is saying about Trump’s pick for Secretary of Health and Human Services. Trump has nominated Rep. Tom Price (R-GA)—who has long led the charge to repeal the Affordable Care Act—to head the Department of Health and Human Services. Rep. Price really hates the ACA. He...

The Truth About Voter Fraud

Over the weekend, Trump took to Twitter to (falsely) claim that he only lost the popular vote because “millions of people” voted illegally. This was part of a larger Twitter tirade against Green Party candidate Jill Stein’s request for a recount in Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania. In case you forgot, or voluntarily erased it from...