Republican “populists” are on the wrong side of this fight. Photo: J Scott Applewhite/AP/Shutterstock For many left-wing pundits, America’s partisan divide in 2021 is defined by its lack of a strong material basis . After all, a voter’s income level tells you less about her political allegiances today than it has for most of our nation’s modern history . In 2020, some of the wealthiest Zip Codes in the United States backed the party of organized labor by a landslide margin, while some of the poorest broke overwhelmingly for the party of libertarian billionaires. The ties that bind blue America’s tech entrepreneurs to its nonwhite gig workers — or red America’s oil barons to its white rural poor — are those of culture , not economics. Democrats stand for a multiethnic conception of American identity, secularism, cosmopolitanism, racial justice, and gender equality; Republicans, for a normatively white and Christian America, the patriarchal family, and zero-sum nationalism. … [Read more...] about The $15 Minimum-Wage Debate Clarifies the Partisan Economic Divide
MSNBC “Morning Joe” host Joe Scarborough on Friday sounded off on the GOP’s continued support of former President Donald Trump. This comes in response to House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) saying Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) is engaging in “cancel culture” for voting to impeach Trump for his role in the January 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol. Scarborough, noting McCarthy, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and former United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley want to continue meeting with Trump, questioned how “sick” and “gutless” the GOP is to still support him. “I don’t really understand when it was Kevin McCarthy who was on the phone screaming at Donald Trump when he feared for his life. It was Kevin McCarthy begging the terrorists that Donald Trump call down the terrorists and stop the terrorists from attacking. And Donald Trump refused to do it. And when Kevin got angry, Donald Trump said, well, I guess those attackers, I guess they’re more upset about the election than you are, Kevin. … [Read more...] about Scarborough: How ‘Sick,’ ‘Gutless’ Is the GOP to Still Support Trump?
CHICAGO (CBS) — Her tragedy made the headlines this fall, when Cassandra Tanner Miller’s estranged husband shot killed their 1 ½-year-old son, Colton Michael Miller, and then himself. It was a gruesome murder suicide that should have been prevented. CBS 2 Investigator Megan Hickey is uncovering why it happened, and how Cassandra is working to change her future. READ MORE: Two Convicted Cop Killers Paroled After Decades In Prison On Sept. 21, 2019, Cassandra was home with her 9-year-old daughter, Camryn, and her 18-month-old son, Colton. She had just put down Colton for a nap. When she turned around, she saw her estranged husband in the door from the back porch into their kitchen. “He just said ‘Are you all ready to die today?’ with this big smile on his face; and I just screamed, ‘Cam, please go get your brother. Don’t stop for anything,’” Cassandra said. Cassandra Tanner Miller had just put her 18-month-old son, Colton, down for a nap on Sept. 21, 2019, when her … [Read more...] about ‘Are You All Ready To Die Today?’; Joliet Man Who Killed 18-Month-Old Son Had Revoked FOID Card, But Never Surrendered His Gun
JOLIET, Ill. (CBS)– A murder-suicide in Joliet took the life of a man and his 1 1/2-year-old son this weekend, and has left a tragic mark on the community. The Kendall County Coroner’s office said 35-year-old Christopher Michael Miller and 18-month-old Colton Michael Miller both were found dead Saturday at a home on the 8300 block of Buckingham Road in Joliet. Autopsies determined both died of multiple gunshot wounds. The father’s wounds were self-inflicted. READ MORE: Two Convicted Cop Killers Paroled After Decades In Prison As CBS 2’s Jeremy Ross reported, it remained unclear Sunday night what led to the killing of the toddler. Police said moments before they arrived on scene, neighbors heard the sounds of gunshots. Before it all, people living nearby said they rarely saw police squads and never saw gun violence in their community – until this weekend. “We saw the big SWAT machine; the SWAT car come up – the green one,” said witness Lorena Watkins That’s when we knew, … [Read more...] about Father, 1 1/2-Year-Old Son Killed In Joliet In Apparent Murder-Suicide
Thursday on Fox News Channel’s “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” host Tucker Carlson questioned Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) for going along with the Democratic Party’s narrative on the January 6 incident on Capitol Hill and the future of the Republican Party. Carlson speculated Cheney’s decision was tied to downplaying her view on foreign policy. Transcript as follows: CARLSON: When you think of an authoritarian leader, you picture some power-mad autocrat, working fiercely defend his own regime. You think of Nicolae Ceausescu pacing his study, steady, plotting diabolical new ways to smash the latest peasant revolt. And that’s right, but it’s not the full picture. Reality is more complicated than that. Fascism is a style of government, but it’s also a form of religion. So the goal isn’t simply to make you obey, the goal is to convert you. Before he executed his political rivals, Stalin forced victims to profess their love for him and for the Soviet State. He staged a kind of religious … [Read more...] about FNC’s Carlson: Liz Cheney ‘Decided to Obey’ Democrats, Media Propagandists