Chris Weigant

Chris Weigant, political commentator, author, and blogger, has been a regular contributor to The Huffington Post since 2006. Chris describes his political outlook as “left libertarian.”

From Chris Weigant’s blog

Friday Talking Points [481] — Dazed And Confused

We don’t know why that headline sounded like such a good idea on today, of all days. [Ahem.] But it somehow seemed appropriate when the week began with the Trump White House casually tossing Nikki Haley under the bus . Except, unlike most of the folks now residing down there with her, Haley pushed back on the cover story that she had just some [Read More…]
>Posted to on 21 April 2018 | 12:23 am

The Revival Of The Public Option: Medicare For All Who Want It

A funny thing happened on the way to the 2018 midterm elections. Obamacare ceased being a liability for Democrats, and instead the overall subject of healthcare has now become a liability for the Republicans — while becoming the Democrats’ strongest campaign issue. How times change, eh? [Read More…]
>Posted to on 20 April 2018 | 12:12 am

The End Of The Castro Era

Cuba is about to go through only its second transfer of power since its revolution. For the first time in my lifetime, this will mean a Castro won’t be running Cuba. For almost six full decades, Fidel Castro and his brother Raúl ran the island in what amounted to a communist cult of personality. For the first time since the 1950s, Cubans a [Read More…]
>Posted to on 18 April 2018 | 11:32 pm

From The Archives — Demand Full Media Disclosure: What’s Your Tax Bracket?

Apologies for the lack of an original column today, and also happy Tax Day to everyone. Yes, those two are connected.
Snark aside, I thought the following article would be worth running again, what with the current debate over Sean Hannity and his lack of full disclosure on the Michael Cohen story. Since it’s also tax day, I remembered the o [Read More…]
>Posted to on 18 April 2018 | 3:42 am

Assessing The Raid On Syria

This weekend, the United States, France, and Great Britain launched an airstrike on Syria which involved a little over 100 cruise missiles fired at three targets, all stated to be involved with Syria’s chemical weapons program. This was a retaliatory strike, in reaction to a chemical weapons attack the United States claims was launched by Syrian [Read More…]
>Posted to on 17 April 2018 | 1:01 am

Friday Talking Points [480] — Unnecessary Immature Potshots

James Comey’s long-awaited tell-all book is out (to reviewers) and Republicans from the Oval Office on down are already freaking out. So far, the winner of the “most hilariously ironic attempt at spin” award is unquestionably Kellyanne Conway. Conway, of course, absolutely personifies one of the lyrics from Trump’s favorite Rolling Stones song [Read More…]
>Posted to on 14 April 2018 | 1:09 am

Welcome On Board, John Boehner!

With just over a week to go before the annual “4/20″ celebration of marijuana, former speaker of the House John Boehner just jumped on the legalization bandwagon . This is a rather extraordinary and stunning turn of events, since Boehner was pretty adamant about his opposition to any form of legalization while he was still in office (when he cou [Read More…]
>Posted to on 13 April 2018 | 12:23 am

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One Response to Chris Weigant

  1. Nice rant. Obama only had the choice in the battlefield, not the decision to go to war. But let’s recap where we are: HHS has the responsibility and duty to define what health care is, based on the best available medical knowledge. The Bishops have determined not to cover contraception, therefore they are not providing health care to their employees, PERIOD. Now it’s up to employer and their employees, whether they are paid more in lieu of the health care benefit or drop it altogether, but either way the employees are then free to buy health care, through the exchanges according to their beliefs. It is the same reasoning you can’t pay your employees in rosary beads or prayers and call it wages. After all the island of Manhattan is not for sale and PrayerCare is not a substitute for health care. But as a progressive, perhaps the religious right would like to address the abomination created by the federal funding of faith-based initiatives. Since Obama has actually increased funding over Bush levels, a nice counter-punch on Obama from progressives, would solidify his religious creds.

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