Rick Scott Continues to Court Puerto Ricans

Republican Sen. Rick Scott recently declared himself “the voice of Puerto Rico in the Senate,” after pushing for an additional $600 million in aid for the island in the form of food stamp funds. “Puerto Rico’s success is America’s success and Puerto Rico’s recovery is America’s recovery,” he said. Puerto […]

The Clintons Aid Puerto Rico

The island, in dire need of recovery after Category 4 Hurricane María, welcomes the help it can get. And the Clintons are very good at what they do.

The Slut-Shaming of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

I had to look it up. What is slut-shaming and does it apply to attitudes or remarks regarding the youngest member of Congress, 29-year-old Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez? The resounding answer is, Yes. Slut-shaming refers to criticizing a woman for allegedly violating gender expectations, for behaving in ways that someone, often males, thinks […]

Federal Bargaining Chips

The shutdown standoff has made bargaining chips of all of us. Everybody pays the price when the government– federal, state, local – is not functioning at its utmost, denying services to the very people who fund it: us. It is callousness and carelessness. Donald Trump said federal workers eventually would […]