American Trains Suck. Why?

March 27, 2017

Why are American passenger trains so bad? Wendover Productions explains.
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Mama Don’t Like My Man

March 26, 2017

“Mama Don’t Like My Man,” written by Gabriel Roth (aka Bosco Mann), recorded by the late Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, 2010.

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Lost In the Supermarket

March 26, 2017

“Lost In the Supermarket,” written by Joe Strummer and recorded by him with his band, The Clash, in 1979. Mick Jones (lead guitar, lead vocals), Joe Strummer (rhythm guitar, backing vocals), Paul Simonon (bass), Topper Headon (drums).

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Wildfire

March 26, 2017

“Wildfire,” by Mandolin Orange, the duo of Emily Frantz (fiddle,guitar, vocals) and Andrew Marlin (mandolin,vocals), with guests Allyn Love (pedal steel), Josh Oliver (guitar, keyboards, vocals), Clint Mullican (bass), and Kyle Keegan (drums). Written by Andrew Martin.

Mandolin Orange website.

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Head Over Heels

March 25, 2017

“Head Over Heels,” written and performed by JD McPherson.

“I got love for the world and I’m making time
I turn the radio up
’til I’m feeling fine
I’m all head over heels and I reel when
I come alive”

JD McPherson website

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GOP Healthcare Bill: DOA

March 24, 2017

GOP Healthcare Bill: DOA

Republicans in the House refused to line up behind Paul Ryan‘s misbegotten American Health Care Act, so the speaker pulled the plug Friday afternoon. After Donald Trump said he was “100 percent behind” the AHCA bill, many in the media had branded the draconian legislation TrumpCare, so naturally the president was quick to blame everyone else for the defeat, from the democrats to Ivanka and Jared.

You like your ObamaCare? You get to keep your ObamaCare.

More:

“Why Obamacare Defeated Trumpcare,” Jonathan Chait, New York Magazine

“Health-care stocks are celebrating the death of Donald Trump’s health-care bill,” Alison Griswold, Quartz

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The Voice

March 24, 2017

“The Voice (Siri),” by Yonatan Tal.

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Here’s Why Trump Wants to Defund Public Broadcasting

March 24, 2017

Here's Why Trump Wants to Defund Public Broadcasting

President Trump wants to defund public broadcasting in the name of economy, but it’s really typical Trump score-settling. The Corporation for Public Broadcasting received 0.01 percent of the federal budget last year, and most of that went to support PBS and NPR stations in the rural areas that voted for Trump. Kids in the hinterlands can’t watch PBS on HBO since cable companies won’t wire up farm country.

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Mar-A-Lago Weekends Are ‘Part Of Being President’

March 23, 2017


Spending weekends at a private Florida club is “part of being president,” according to White House spokescreature Sean Spicer. Each weekend of presidential golf and steaks with ketchup at Mar-a-Lago is said to cost U.S. taxpayers about $3 million. For what Trump’s trips have cost to date, Meals on Wheels could feed 5,967 seniors for a year.

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Trump Budget: Art of the Bad Deal

March 22, 2017

John Oliver examines Donald Trump’s federal budget plan.

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