From the daily archives: Wednesday, December 2, 2015

On Tuesday The Slot published a telling video of John Kasich from his 1999 presidential campaign talking about his so-called “values”:  “You know what the values tell you? Why are you 15 years old and letting some boy take advantage of you?” says Kasich. “You shouldn’t be doing that.”

The Slot’s writer follows up nicely with some of Kasich’s recent anti-woman antics:

“It’s an old and exhausting idea: teenage boys are responsible for exploring their sexuality, and girls are responsible for keeping their legs together. In fact, Kasich has a record of supporting legislation that punishes women for being sexually […]

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Donald J. Trump, the larger than life Republican candidate who career establishment Republicans are trying to knock out by any means, again finds himself the undisputed leader in the Republican field. Dr. Ben Carson, a chief rival who was in a virtual tie with Trump four weeks ago, drops to third place, according to a new Quinnipiac University National poll released Wednesday.

Eleven months before the 2016 presidential election, Mr. Trump gets 27 percent of Republican voters today, with 17 percent for Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, 16 percent each for Carson and Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas and […]

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‘Tis the season for charity, kindness, generosity, and nothing says Peace on Earth, Good Will Toward Man quite like a handful of the richest Americans holding as much wealth as the bottom 160 million.

I used to use a pizza analogy where 5 people divvied up a pie and the first person got nine slices while the last person got a crumb. That was vastly understating the case, but it was an attempt to put the problem in perspective. In reality, it’s more like 14,000,001 people divvying up a pizza, the first person getting half and the next 14 million people […]

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