Tag: Sheldon Whitehouse

Will Sinclair Target Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse?

Just because New England didn’t vote for Donald Trump doesn’t mean that region of the country is immune to the influence of Trump-friendly media, including the influence of a prominent station in Providence, Rhode Island: “This is extremely dangerous to our democracy,” WJAR-TV anchor Frank Coletta tells the camera in a recent segment about “biased… Read more »

Cool Down, Everybody: GOP Climate Heroes Are Still Hard to Find

Sorry, but there’s no reason to pick up the pom-poms for Senators John McCain (R-AZ), Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Susan Collins (R-ME), whose votes were admittedly crucial to stopping the latest right-wing scheme to destroy President Obama’s climate-protection efforts. Let’s not label them climate hawks just yet, OK? McCain lost his credibility on this issue… Read more »

Dark Rhode: The Effort to Silence Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse

It’s obvious why they want him gone. If you watched last week’s Senate confirmation hearings for unqualified Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch, you saw just how effective Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) can be when it comes to challenging right-wing ideology. Gorsuch was intellectually overpowered by Whitehouse, a former US Attorney and state Attorney General. Whitehouse… Read more »

A Worsening Political Climate

Sometimes, you just have to appreciate the small things. Ten years ago Monday, George W. Bush–you know, the last Republican to slide into the Oval Office without winning the popular vote–delivered his second-to-last State of the Union Address, and for the first time in a Bush SOTU speech, he acknowledged the reality of a problem… Read more »