Tag: MARCO RUBIO

The Coming Revolution in the American Economy

These investments delivered much more than the initial goal. They resulted in dozens of spillover products, industries, and processes that President Kennedy could never have foreseen when he pledged to send a man to the moon. Major investments in semiconductors and software engineering transformed technology, leading to modern computing. Meanwhile, NASA’s work required inventing materials […]

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Florida Sen. Rick Scott to Governors: Don’t Accept Stimulus Money

Photo: Joe Raedle (Getty Images) It’s said that on the ninth day of creation, God got hungry and because it was late, the only thing open was a 7-Eleven, and God was forced to eat day-old taquitos, which made him vomit and thus, Florida was born. Advertisement Florida, the ass pimple of America, continues to […]

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Marco Rubio Is No More Pro-Labor Than He Is Pro-Climate

Eager to stake out some claim to his party’s post-Trump identity, Senator Marco Rubio on Friday took to the op-ed section of USA Today to argue that unions might be good sometimes if they help workers fight against “woke CEOs.” Specifically, he expressed measured support for workers at the Amazon warehouse in Bessemer, Alabama, who […]

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Marco Rubio’s Lazy, Bad Faith Effort to Weaponize Amazon Workers

But Rubio and most of his fellow Republicans have no interest in genuinely supporting unions because they have no interest in improving voters’ material lives. As shown by ridiculous debacles over Dr. Seuss and Mr. Potato Head (I feel dumber just writing this), Biden-era Republicans will be content to stoke useless culture wars to generate […]

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Marco Rubio Is Demanding That Joe Biden Apologize For ‘Insensitive Comments’ About Texas Republicans’ ‘Neanderthal Thinking’

The politicization of basic public health measures amid the coronavirus pandemic has had deadly consequences for hundreds of thousands of Americans over the last year. Despite all of the evidence that wearing masks, limiting gatherings and staying socially distant can help limit the spread of coronavirus and prevent hospitalizations and deaths, many Republican-led cities and […]

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Trump’s Guilt Is Far Beyond a Reasonable Doubt

In a healthy, functioning democracy, that would be all that was necessary. “Senators, America, we need to exercise our common sense about what happened,” Maryland’s Jamie Raskin, the lead House manager, told senators on Wednesday. “Let’s not get caught up in a lot of outlandish theories here. Exercise your common sense about what just took […]

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Can There Ever Be a Working-Class Republican Party?

This strategy may, indeed, explain Hawley’s recent escapades. When you get close to Republican voters, you discover one of the cultural issues they are maddest about is electoral fraud—and this has been true for a long time. Perhaps stolen elections have a symbolic, emotional resonance to people who feel power has been stolen from them […]

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Republicans Want Impunity, Not Unity

None of these statements are substantive defenses of Trump’s actions or an explanation of why he doesn’t deserve to be impeached for them. McCarthy and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, the two leading Republicans in Congress, have both indicated that Trump is ultimately responsible for at least some of last week’s violence. The Senate may […]

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Georgia Shows the GOP’s Dismal Future Without Trump

In the bewildering, seemingly interminable period between the conclusion of voting in the 2020 election and the networks’ declaration that Joe Biden had won, one thing seemed clear: The GOP had a bright future. The party held onto its Senate majority—pending two runoff elections in Georgia, where the Republican candidates had outperformed their Democratic opponents—and […]

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The Importance of Brutal Honesty in This Pandemic Winter

But there was far more to anti-mask sentiment than knowledge gaps about how the pandemic was spreading. Officials, including Fauci, were worried that any encouragement of mask wearing would lead to a run on hospital-grade N-95s, which were in short supply due to the ineptitude of the Trump administration. As a result, the CDC didn’t […]

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Mitch McConnell Is Giving Us a Sneak Preview of the Political Hell to Come

President Trump says he wants most Americans to receive $2,000 checks from the federal government. So does the Democratic-led House of Representatives, which voted Monday to bump up the total from $600 per individual, as allocated by the $900 billion pandemic stimulus bill that Trump grudgingly signed on Sunday. Even some Senate Republicans are on […]

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Marco Rubio And Other Republicans Are Being Roasted For Getting The First Vaccinations After Playing Down The Pandemic

There are two COVID-19 vaccines being slowly rolled out across America, one of the nations most savagely hit by the virus. And there’s one thing you have to be ready to see in droves: social media posts of people getting injected. There’s just one problem: So far the ones doing that have been Republican lawmakers […]

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AOC Dropped An Example Of Marco Rubio’s Hypocrisy Over A Biden Staffer Who Called Republicans The F-Word

Marco Rubio has been getting dragged on Twitter after clutching his pearls over comments made by an incoming Biden Staffer, and now, AOC has entered the fray. Despite supporting Donald Trump, who makes unsavory comments on an almost daily basis, Rubio chastised the Biden Administration after incoming staffer Jen O’Malley Dillon dropped the F-bomb while […]

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Marco Rubio Is Being Dragged After Botching A Meme About A Republican ‘Wave’

Few Republican operatives know how to step in it as reliably as Marco Rubio. The Florida Senator embarrasses himself on the regular, usually on Twitter, where he can always be counted on to court humiliation. A day after earning the wrath of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rubio was at it again, spending the early hours of Election […]

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The Great GOP Dystopian Experiment Is Working Exactly as Planned in Florida

But the real centerpiece of Scott’s and the GOP’s voter suppression efforts lay in their thirst to prevent the restoration of voting rights to convicted felons who have rehabilitated themselves. In Florida, convicts seeking their stripped civil rights long had to submit to an onerous, years-long process to get clemency from the governor. As The […]

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John Lewis’s “Good Trouble” Is Happening in the Streets Right Now

Following the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., a local study by the Minneapolis Tribune asked Minnesotans whether white Americans should feel guilty following King’s assassination. Eighty-nine percent of respondents answered “No.” When asked to explain their reasoning, 28 percent of those people said it was because they had “No involvement with assassination or […]

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Marco Rubio Hopes UFOs Are Aliens, Not Chinese Planes

Motherboard explores UFOs, UFO culture, and the paranormal. Florida Senator Marco Rubio said he hopes that UFOs are extraterrestrials and not advanced Chinese aircraft. In a July 16 interview with CBS reporter Jim DeFede about a range of topics, including the government’s Covid-19 response and the possible existence of extraterrestrial life. “We have things flying […]

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Marco Rubio Got Roasted For Paying Tribute To The Late John Lewis By Posting A Picture Of Elijah Cummings

The United States lost a hero on Friday when John Lewis, US House of Representatives member from Georgia, died. His office announced in December that the Representative had Stage IV pancreatic cancer, and despite a false report earlier in the month that he had died, it was confirmed Friday that the civil rights stalwart had […]

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