Does the Administration have a Syria policy?

What you heard: After a missile strike on a Syrian airfield in response to Assad’s deployment of chemical weapons against civilians, the Administration is taking on Syria’s ruling regime. Or maybe not. Or maybe Russia will do it? What it is: Last Thursday, April 6, the US military launched 59 Tomahawk missiles from Mediterranean-based destroyers USS Porter…

Men Who Don’t Dine with Women

What you heard: Mike Pence doesn’t dine alone with women. What it is: Mike Pence, when he’s not busy being the delivery boy for executive orders Trump forgets to sign, serves as the US Vice President. Before serving under our *most esteemed* tweeter, he was the Governor of Indiana. There, he enacted a law that women…

Essential Health Benefits

What you heard: Paul Ryan et al. tried to get the Freedom Caucus on board with the AHCA by eliminating Essential Health Benefits. What it is: Paul Ryan (R-WI) is currently the Speaker of the House; he’s served in Congress since 1999 as a member of Wisconsin’s delegation (unfortunate home-state shout-out to you, Wisco). You…

Republican healthcare hypocrisy

Some of the things you’re hearing now sound a bit different than what you’ve heard for the past eight years. On how long the bill is in Congress Then: The ACA was “written in the dark of night and rushed through Congress.” – House Ways and Means Chair Kevin Brady (R-TX) Democrats started holding hearings…

Wiretapping

What you heard: Trump accused – without giving proof – President Obama having his “wires tapped” at Trump Tower before the 2016 elections. What it is: The accusation in question came, as many statements from the President do, in the form of a deranged tweet early on Saturday morning. There are many ways to describe…

Demonizing unauthorized immigrants

What you heard: Trump announced the creation of VOICE (Victims of Immigration Crime Engagement) at his speech on Tuesday night. What it is: Since we’re on acronyms today, Trump is a Truly Revolting dUngheap of Mammoth Proportion. The VOICE program will create an office to identify victims of crimes committed by unauthorized immigrants. This supplements the…