Events

December Executive Committee Meeting
Our next meeting of the executive committee of the Fairfield County Democrats is Thursday December 15 at 7PM. We will have a holiday Potluck. Meeting is at Headquarters, 118N. Columbus st. in Lancaster.
Event Details  ·  Dec 15, 2016

News Articles

Open thread for night owls: Reporting Trump's lies requires reporting that they are, indeed, lies
Brian Stelter: Let's tell some truths about lying, because the way Donald Trump lies has people rethinking some of the basic premises of journalism, like the assumption that everything a president says is automatically news. When President-elect Trump lies so casually, so cynically,...
News Item  ·  5 DailyKos Headlines  ·  Dec 5, 2016_  right

Don't take Donald Trump lightly: He could be the economic Ronald Reagan
Most progressives took Donald Trump lightly. They thought he was a joke. They didn’t believe that a man with his baggage could win the presidency. They forgot the Ronald Reagan lesson. And Donald Trump could be the next Ronald Reagan. Do’n’t laugh, or think I have lost it. Remember,...
News Item  ·  5 DailyKos Headlines  ·  Dec 5, 2016_  right

Aftab Pureval, Hamilton County Ohio's new Democratic Clerk of Courts, and how he won
The Hamilton County Clerk’s office was not a race Democrats should have won. The Hamilton County Democratic Party was up against Tracy Winkler, a member of the Winkler local political dynasty. Robert C. Winkler is the current Common Pleas Court judge and Tracy is married to Ralph Winkler,...
News Item  ·  5 DailyKos Headlines  ·  Dec 5, 2016_  right

EXCLUSIVE: An Advance Look At The NEW(?) Senate Bill 3
We have just received this advanced copy of the Senate Bill 3 Omnibus bill with a list of 29 amendments that will be introduced in the House Education Committee tomorrow.  We have not had a chance to analyze this 188-page replacement legislation, but wanted to get it out to the public as soon as...
News Item  ·  Plunderbund  ·  Dec 5, 2016_  right

“I Built My Own Power”
There’s a revealing passage more than a third of the way through Megyn Kelly’s new memoir, Settle for More, after Kelly, then a local television reporter, goes to meet Roger Ailes for the first time. Ailes, who was pushed out as head of Fox News Channel this year after numerous accusations of...
News Item  ·  Slate  ·  Dec 5, 2016_  right

The Stunt Presidency
Last week in Indiana, Donald Trump saved a thousand jobs. You heard the story: Carrier, a heating and cooling company, had been planning to move some of its operations to Mexico. Then the president-elect personally phoned the CEO of its parent company. Then Carrier announced that it would accept...
News Item  ·  Slate  ·  Dec 5, 2016_  right

Poll: Americans Warm to Torture, Bombing
An International Red Cross poll shows more Americans and other Westerners than ever before are OK with harsh tactics, yet those under fire still hope the laws of war apply to them.
News Item  ·  Daily Beast  ·  Dec 5, 2016_  right

Oakland Holds Its Breath as Smoke Clears
The site of a party has turned into a makeshift funeral after at least 33 people died in a warehouse fire on Friday.
News Item  ·  Daily Beast  ·  Dec 5, 2016_  right

Holy Conflict of Interest! The Firm Holding Much of Trump's Debt May Be Up for Sale.
Coming to an auction block near you: Donald Trump's $100 million mortgage on Trump Tower? As Mother Jones has detailed for months, Trump owes hundreds of millions of dollars to a variety of lenders, giving his bankers a huge amount of potential leverage over the man who will soon occupy the...
News Item  ·  Mother Jones Politics  ·  Dec 2, 2016_  right

Mistrial Appears Likely in Murder Trial of South Carolina Cop Who Killed a Fleeing, Unarmed Suspect
It appears likely that Judge Clifton Newman will be compelled to declare a mistrial in the racially charged South Carolina murder trial of former North Charleston police officer Michael Slager, who fatally shot an unarmed man who had fled from an April 2015 traffic stop. Late Friday...
News Item  ·  Mother Jones Politics  ·  Dec 2, 2016_  right

How Donald Trump Is Turning the GOP into a Postmodernist Party
AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File President-elect Donald Trump arrives to speak at a event, Thursday, December 1, 2016, in Cincinnati.  We've endured presidents who told big lies before. Ronald Reagan said he didn't trade arms for hostages. Bill Clinton said he didn't have sexual...
News Item  ·  The American Prospect  ·  Dec 5, 2016_  right

Remembering Gwen Ifill: Truth Teller and Exemplar of Civility
Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP, File Gwen Ifill attends The Women's Media Center 2015 Women's Media Awards in New York.  Those mourning Gwen Ifill’s devastating loss may remember her best as the internationally known co-anchor of the PBS NewsHour, managing editor of Washington...
News Item  ·  The American Prospect  ·  Dec 3, 2016_  right

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