Ladies? Check your zip code

If the new president and his minions succeed in repealing Obamacare to replace it with…uh…we’ll they’ll have to get back to us on that, but: If they take away contraceptive coverage, they’re going to be angering more than a few of their constituents. From Kaiser Family Foundation: For the first time, the ACA set federal preventive […]

Franklin Graham? We are prayin’ fer ye.

The president-elect has invited Franklin Graham, who has called Islam “wicked” and “evil.” He will be leading a prayer during Trump’s Inauguration Day. The Center for American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) has asked that Graham be dropped from the roster. Here are the other main religious leaders who will pray with Mr. Trump on Inauguration Day. I can see […]

Why did Obamacare enrollees vote for Trump?

See this article at Vox. From Sarah Kliff: Obamacare’s success in Whitley County and across Kentucky hasn’t translated into political support for the law. In fact, 82 percent of Whitley voters supported Donald Trump in the presidential election, even though he promised to repeal it.  

Eventually, the Trump waters will lap onto your shores

Weirdly, I’m friends with my son’s mother-in-law. I like her. She loves her grandchildren, cares deeply for her family and she’s got a wicked sense of humor. I like that last part, especially. We sit around and pick on one another, cheerfully so. She likes it that I’m a year older than her. I like it […]

I wish I’d written this, Part CCXX

Sally sends this: “The dark rigidity of fundamentalist rural America: a view from the inside.” I think it’s an interesting take on the Elites Don’t Get White Pain,” or some such thing. Here’s a tough part: At some point during the discussion, “That’s your education talking,” will be said, derogatorily, as a general dismissal of […]