Monday, November 6, 2017

Republican Tax Cut: More Smoke and Mirrors


Republicans are praising their new tax plan as a tax cut for the middle class. However, nothing could be farther from the truth, since the vast majority of cuts would benefit the wealthiest people and corporations.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

The True Snowflakes Aren't Liberals


Before 2016, using snowflake as a pejorative was a non-political dig at millennials -- who were perceived by many as coddled and poorly-equipped to face the real-world challenges of life.

During the 2016 presidential campaign and its immediate aftermath, however, snowflake evolved into a much more vicious term, an insult hurled by conservatives at liberals in general. The implication, of course, is that liberals are fragile, whining sissies -- unlike the oh-so-masculine right wing.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Big Pharma To Blame For Opioid Crisis?


A recent column in the local paper attempted to exonerate big pharma of blame concerning the nation's opioid crisis. The writer overlooked a few unsavory facts about big pharma's conduct, however.

Drug companies have made and continue to make false and misleading statements about the benefits (and risks) of opioids. Some of them have been taken to court and found liable for this conduct.