Guest Post: Why We Should Examine Big Pharma Closely

This post was written by Morgan Statt, a reader. Let this serve as a reminder: if you’d like to contribute work to the blog, just drop us a line at pleasecutthecrap(at)gmail(dot)com… I can’t pay you, but our readership will increase, if past election years are any indication… —————————- This year,

Toward a More Rational Gun Control Debate

When the subject is guns, everyone just gets crazy sometimes. That’s cool; it’s a tough subject and it’s very emotional. And the reason it’s an emotional is because the purpose of guns is to take lives. Not just human lives, of course; a lot of people who love animals are

Gunloons Make the Best Possible Case for Gun Control

I have been saying this for years, especially a few years back, when the NRA and the gunloony far right were trying to make a case for “open carry” nonsense by carrying their AR-15s and other military weapons in places where families shop. No one makes a better case for

A Trade War? Now? More Proof of Trump Incompetence

This morning, seemingly before his “Executive Time,” Trump Tweeted the following: When a country (USA) is losing many billions of dollars on trade with virtually every country it does business with, trade wars are good, and easy to win. Example, when we are down $100 billion with a certain country

The Truth About the Real Second Amendment

The 27 words in the Second Amendment are easily among the most misunderstood and misinterpreted passages ever written. It doesn’t matter where you fall on the political spectrum, the chances are you are baffled by what it says. I say that because people from all sides and the middle get

Repost: Once Again, Data Don’t Lie: Republicans Suck at Government: Stop Electing Them!

As I have pointed out repeatedly, the difference between the Democratic and Republican Parties has never been more stark. The Democratic ideology is about helping as many people as possible, whereas the Republican ideology is all about low taxes and not spending money on anything, except tax cuts. One of

Repost: Stop Quoting the Kleck Study, Gunloons!

It’s become a perennial. Every time I discuss guns anywhere on the Internet, some gunloon pulls out the Kleck Study. This is my takedown of that study from 2014, and it still fits, so I am reposting it now. Enjoy.  ————————— Okay, so I was set to appear on BBC

The GOP Budget Priorities Show Why They Can’t Govern

This is getting ridiculous. Republicans are not only cruel bullies, they are also irretrievably stupid. The more we read about the Trump budget, the more absurd the whole thing looks. And please don’t let anyone say it’s all Trump’s doing because we all know better. First of all, Donny doesn’t

The Trump Infrastructure Fraud

How do I put this? Lord Donny is finally right about something; this country needs a strong push toward greater infrastructure. He’s been hollering about it for almost three years now, and he’s not wrong; if we’re to compete in the world, we have to make a massive investment in

In What Way Are the Two Parties Alike?

In reading and discussing politics, there is nothing more depressing than the complete morons who come at me with their sincere-but-truly asinine belief that both major political parties are basically the same. The reason it’s depressing is because it is the key reason why we on the liberal/progressive side have

Looking For Something to Read? Two Books Now Available for Pre-Sale, Cheap!

I have TWO new e-books coming out on March 1 and, because I can use the money and the progressive movement could use more guidance, I am making them available for pre-order starting today. Both will sell for $9.99 when they are officially released, but you can pre-order each for