In an Angry and Fearful Nation, an Outbreak of Anti-Semitism - ProPublica: "In late November, Marna Street, a violist with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, was walking to her car after a rehearsal. Street was shocked by what she discovered: Someone had painted a swastika, about 14 inches across, on the trunk of her car. The vandals, Street said, had probably targeted her vehicle, which was parked in a garage not far from the University of Cincinnati, because she’d placed a magnet on it indicating that she is Jewish. Street eventually managed scrub off the graffiti. She put the magnet in the glovebox of her car. “I had that feeling in the pit of my stomach, like somebody just punched me,” recalled Street, 68, speaking publicly for the first time. It was, she said, “a cross between fear and just plain hurt.”" 'via Blog this'
GOP health care plan probably would make care pricier for core Trump voters - Chicago Tribune: "President Donald Trump offered his unqualified support for the health care alternative that House Republicans announced Tuesday. "I'm proud to support the replacement plan released by the House of Representatives," he told GOP lawmakers a few hours after he tweeted about "our wonderful new Healthcare Bill." At his daily news briefing, White House press secretary Sean Spicer specifically said that the proposal was "the Obamacare replacement plan that everyone has been asking for, the plan that the president ran on." If this is the plan that Trump ran on, his voters might be surprised to hear it. Preliminary analysis suggests that Trump's base of support is more likely to see insurance premium costs rise -- often substantially -- under Trump's bill." 'via Blog this'
The Republican health-care bill threatens Trump's voters: "The House GOP's reductions would affect all Medicaid beneficiaries, not just those added to the rolls under Obamacare. That includes more than 6 million senior citizens with incomes and assets low enough to qualify for the program.
Medicaid finances most nursing home care in the United States. Unlike the program's nonelderly beneficiaries, a 54 percent majority of beneficiaries aged 65 or older are white, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation.
That means the House bill would pinch Trump's blue-collar white supporters in two ways – crimping their own Medicaid coverage, and that of their elderly parents." 'via Blog this'
“The media has not reported that the National Debt in my first month went down by $12 billion vs a $200 billion increase in Obama first mo.”
The facts are accurate but meaningless.
Trump correctly claims that the debt went down in his first month as president. There are, however, two problems with this claim. First, the time frame is totally arbitrary. The debt number can fluctuate widely on a day-to-day basis. For example, from January 10 to January 12 this year the debt fell by $22 billion. On the other hand, from January 13 to January 18 it rose by $21 billion." 'via Blog this'
George W. Bush: ‘I Don’t Like the Racism’ - The Daily Beast: " “I don’t like the racism and I don’t like the name-calling and I don’t like the people feeling alienated.” The ex-president’s comments come after he chastised the Republican president—for whom he did not vote—for his ongoing war with the media. Bush told the Today show he believes the media are “indispensable to democracy” and that sensible immigration policy should ..." 'via Blog this'