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North Carolina Republicans aren’t just anti-freedom, but they’re openly racist as well

North Carolina Republicans aren’t just anti-freedom, but they’re openly racist as well

Ah, North Carolina, lean-red battleground state that we win only when we don’t need it. Or put another way, if we’ve gotten North Carolina in a presidential contest, we already got everything else we need to win.  It doesn’t have to be that way. By demographics, North Carolina is a lean-blue to blue state. And as of now, it’s the only realistic pickup opportunity for Joe Biden in 2024. He only lost it by a single point in 2020. The…

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YouTube changes policy to allow false claims about past US presidential elections

YouTube changes policy to allow false claims about past US presidential elections

YouTube will stop removing content that falsely claims the 2020 election or other past U.S. presidential elections were marred by “widespread fraud, errors or glitches,” the platform announced Friday. The change is a reversal for the Google-owned video service, which said a month after the 2020 election that it would start removing new posts that falsely claimed widespread voter fraud or errors changed the outcome. YouTube said in a blog post that the updated policy was an attempt to protect the ability to “openly debate…

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Cartoon: Targets

Cartoon: Targets

Many extreme Republican right wingers are outraged at Target and accuse them of  “targeting” children with Pride merchandise during Pride Month, but approve of gun nuts targeting children during the daily mass shootings we are expected to endure. Powered by WPeMatico

Trump’s big mouth is finally getting him in (legal) trouble

Trump’s big mouth is finally getting him in (legal) trouble

Donald Trump’s charmed stretch defying legal gravity in spite of his penchant for self-incrimination finally came to an end last month, when he sunk himself in the E. Jean Carroll rape case deposition. He claimed he had never seen Carroll before in his life and even if he had, she most certainly wasn’t his type. Those twin defenses were hilariously blown apart when he was shown a picture of himself interacting with Carroll—and mistook her for his ex-wife Marla Maples….

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As Medicaid Purge Begins, ‘Staggering Numbers’ of Americans Lose Coverage

As Medicaid Purge Begins, ‘Staggering Numbers’ of Americans Lose Coverage

By Hannah Recht June 1, 2023 More than 600,000 Americans have lost Medicaid coverage since pandemic protections ended on April 1. And a KFF Health News analysis of state data shows the vast majority were removed from state rolls for not completing paperwork. Under normal circumstances, states review their Medicaid enrollment lists regularly to ensure every recipient qualifies for coverage. But because of a nationwide pause in those reviews during the pandemic, the health insurance program for low-income and disabled Americans…

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