Sonali Kohatkar tells us "Why Republicans Are Betting the Farm on Attacking Transgender People." Long story short: they're trying to stoke rage in voters, and besides, what else they got? And note well that anti-transgender bills are "not being requested by constituents," in one observer's words, but you hear people talk about how much they don't like transgender people solely because it's "in the news" -- and it's only in the news because Republicans push these bills! Gosh, how do such things happen?
Republicans are circulating a memo on Capitol Hill calling the Biden infrastructure plan a "slush fund," but that's easy to counter: is my job a "slush fund"? Is my house a "slush fund"? Is clean water a "slush fund"? Is my kid's school a "slush fund"? Is high-speed internet for everyone a "slush fund"? Is the bridge I take to work a "slush fund"? Is retraining my coal worker uncle a "slush fund"? One could go on.
In a related note, Lindsay Koshgarian at TruthOut reminds us that the Biden infrastructure plan could very easily be funded given the amount of money our government pisses away on wars and tax cuts for the rich. Why, after you confront $6.4 trillion we've spent on the Afghanistan and Iraq wars that have made everything in the Middle East even worse, plus the $2.3 trillion budget gap the Trump tax cuts will cost through 2027, you may come away from this article wishing the Biden plan was bigger! Might as well spend trillions of dollars on stuff we use, after all.
Ho hum, law enforcement officers allege that an antifa activist shot at them first -- thus presumably justifying their shooting him to death -- but their investigation may have left a few things out, such as the fact that the activist in question had a gun with a full clip on him at time of death, or the witness testimony that contradicted the witness testimony cited in their investigation, or the utter dearth of body camera or dashboard camera footage. Indeed, police may even have led an eight-year-old witness upon whose testimony the investigation relied heavily. Still, BUT ANTIFA! is likely to become the BUT HER EMAILS! of the new decade. Seriously, just try talking to a right-winger about January 6.
Finally, Sen. Cornyn (R-TX), noting that President Biden doesn't go on cable news programs, wonders if he's "really in charge." Jesus Mary and Joseph what if he's not going on cable news programs because cable news sucks? I mean, I wouldn't want to go on TV with a bunch of shouty know-nothing assholes either, and everyone's been pretending cable news is far more important than it really is for decades now; if our President wants to shame them by refusing to grace them with his presence, I'm all for it. Besides, Joe Biden ain't supposed to be "in charge" -- we are.