Author: ctucker

The war on reality

This “new normal” is taking some getting used to. Prices are soaring for everyday food items, from eggs to milk to chicken. More taxing still are the shortages of necessities such as infant formula. The war in Ukraine, we’re told, will exacerbate shortages in the food supply — driving up prices even more.As aggravating as…
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Life outside the womb?

Now what? Conservatives seem on the verge of achieving their hard-fought goal of reversing Roe v Wade, the landmark 1973 decision that gave women control over their bodies. A leaked draft ruling previews a frightening commitment to return to the 1950s. Affluent and well-educated women, though, will not bear the brunt of this decision. In…
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Gov. Ivey and the Big Lie

MOBILE, Al. —Kay Ivey was serving as lieutenant governor of Alabama in 2017 when Robert Bentley, then the governor, resigned following revelations of an extra-marital affair with an aide. When Ivey took office as the accidental governor, she hewed closely to the contours of her party’s rightwing politics, and that was enough to get her…
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Immigrants help the economy

MOBILE, AL — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and his Trumpist compatriots are still waging a battle against immigrants down at the southern border —claiming that brown-skinned migrants pose an imminent threat, insisting on building a wall and busing migrants to the nation’s capital. Unfortunately, such stunts will cheer Abbott’s xenophobic base, which rallied to the…
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Cawthorn finally embarrasses them

Madison Cawthorn finally managed to annoy House Republican leaders, but he didn’t do it by damaging his country or stiffing his constituents. He does those things routinely. Rather, Cawthorn, a North Carolina Republican, embarrassed Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy by claiming on an obscure rightwing podcast that an unnamed lawmaker invited him to an “orgy.” During…
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