In an event at the White House today, President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, Senate majority leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and the First Lady and Second Gentleman, along with lawmakers and those who worked for the causes the law embraces, celebrated the passage of the Inflation Reduction Act, the new law that lowers prescription drug costs, invests in new technologies to combat climate change, and raises taxes on billion-dollar corporations both to fund the new investments and to reduce the federal deficit.
Somehow, doubling down on forced birth seems like a bad strategy for the unhinged Republicans.
What worries me most: those who intend to vote for Republican extremism. Much as it seems increasingly likely that the wave will be purple or blue, there’s no guarantee. The calls for a national abortion ban are mind-boggling, given the response to, and activism because of Roe v. Wade being overturned.
Might Republicans be proposing unpopular measures, and voting against popular initiatives to provoke a blue wave, then claim the midterms are rigged to instigate another coup, or a civil war? While it feels far-fetched, these days I’d not put anything past them and their desire for a fascist theocracy.
Just dang, y’all!
Thank you for the positive truth about what our dedicated national leadership is accomplishing. It is tremendous and is reversing so much of the damage done not only by Trump and his acolytes but Republicans and their billionaire "friends" . It will take years to rebuild but the beginning is robust. Look at the development of semiconductor, etc. plants!!! NOW--on to the corruption, lies, and active attempts to destroy this country from within. Keep shining the light of truth, HCR---may that light burn away the darkness that envelops the GOP and all things they touch---the development with T* and Qanon is truly frightening---this is more than just a "cult"---it is a belief system that promises destruction, slaughter, and more---truly a False Religion of what can be called demonic proportions.
It is absolutely essential that President Biden expand the Supreme Court. It has become far too political and is putting the U.S. back into the dark ages.
I've been reading for a few years and finally subscribed today. Thank you, and keep 'em coming!
“Meanwhile, Russian president Putin’s power at home is wobbling. German Chancellor Olaf Scholz tweeted today that he had a 90-minute phone call with Putin in which he demanded that Russia withdraw its troops from Ukraine and recognize Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity. Fifty Russian municipal deputies have publicly called for Putin to resign.”
The more wobbly, the better!
Point out: Graham's National Abortion Ban not only takes away the state's right to set their own law, it does not "raise" the ban to 15 weeks for states that enact "heartbeat" bills nor "conception" limits.
He was also asked at the press announcement what about nonviable conceptions detected at, say, 16 weeks gestation, and his response was in essence "too bad."
As an OB/GYN, I REPEAT - medicine has NOTHING to offer previable fetuses. Unless development has reached the point ventilation can be performed, death is inevitable. This is why the term "viability" in Roe is pertinent. These bans lead to criminal investigations of caregivers and ultimately pregnant women, for outcomes that no one had control to change.
Many people point out (AGAIN) that Senator Graham has NO UTERUS, NO Marriage, NO (known) partner, and NO children.
The GOP/GQP are not stopping at "forced birth." They aim to take away access to contraception, marrying who you love, and other rights. They are going to take away Social Security that people have invested in over years, and remove other social "safety nets".
They are completely ignoring and against Jewish tradition and "definition" of life beginning with first breath and ending with last breath.
VOTE. VOTE. VOTE. ROEVEMBER is coming.
Thank you. The truth must be bolder and louder than the lies. Thank you.
Today’s Letter, which arrived before midnight (a sign of married life?) began with an event at the White House. Senator Lindsey Graham’s (R-SC) announcement that he will introduce a national abortion ban came next. ‘CNN Capitol Hill reporter Melanie Zanona reported this afternoon that at least 80 House Republicans are introducing their own bill, similar to Graham’s.’ (Letter) Moving along, the Letter took us to DJT’’s Truth Social network, where the showman has been talking the QAnon talk. HCR ended with Russia, which is almost as omnipresent as DJT. ‘Missy Ryan of the Washington Post reported that a senior U.S. official has revealed that since 2014, Russia has spent at least $300 million in more than 24 countries to weaken democracies and strengthen global forces friendly to Putin’s interests.’
The Letter felt to me as though it was quaking and shaking in its reflection on the USA. New York City, where I live, feels separate from the country, but it’s connected. Is any place in the USA free of the feeling that random violence may strike at any time? The Letter composed by HCR’s mind and hand is a steadying force and its truth does not shield us from the rage on board.
You are truly “something,” newlywed. ❤️
Lindsay Graham is one of the most loathsome creatures to ever walk the earth.
I don’t know, but I feel a little guilty for feeling jubilant about all the apparent self-destruction of the MAGA crew. Okay, glee better describes the feeling. I’ve always, always, always cared about teo things in any candidate: do they support a woman’s right to choose and have they ever cheated on their spouse and lied about it. A liar, is a liar, is a liar. I would never knowingly vote for one.
There had been a time when I thought Lindsay Graham was a fairly decent representative of the people. Unfortunately, his Kool Aid addiction has affected his brain.
The underlying problem with ANY legislation concerning peoples' reproductive and sexual lives, whether positive or negative, is that it shouldn't exist. Certain aspects of human life should be quarantined from government interference, as religion is the in the First Amendment to the Constitution ("Congress shall pass no law concerning an establishment of religion") Sorry if I misquoted that - didn't check.
Thank you Heather.
What an absolute mess Trump has perpetuated. I will admit that I thought Trump did nothing during his term, yet he did plenty to divide the American people and line his pockets.
Maybe, just maybe he will pay the piper in someway for his deeds.
Yet, Lindsay Graham continues to dig his own grave.
Be safe. Be well.
While supporting my own Virginia candidates for "Roevember," I remain fixated on Pennsylvania's senatorial race between Fetterman and Oz. I want to donate every single time I receive an email from Fetterman's campaign. Why is that?
When John became ill, his wife, Gisele Fetterman, stepped in to help the campaign while he was recovering. This SLOP (Second Lady of Pennsylvania) is no slouch! As Red, Wine & Blue tells it: "In 2016, a call for jury duty was a dream come true for Gisele Fetterman, our special guest for our next National Troublemaking Training. When Gisele, who was formally an undocumented immigrant, got the call to serve, it made her feel accepted in America. Choosing to give back to the country that she was now a part of, Gisele founded Free Store 15104, which distributes goods to people who are struggling with food and clothing insecurity. She also co-founded 412 Food Rescue and For Good PGH, which promotes diversity and inclusivity!" Here's the RW&B link for the "training" to be held Thursday, September 15, at 8:00 pm ET:
And Just FYI: January 6 Select Committee's goal is to restart public hearings on September 28.