WI-Sen: Sen. Jon Tester (D. MT) Helps Russ Feingold (D) Get Ready To Defeat Ron Johnson (R)

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Received this e-mail today from DSCC Chairman, U.S. Senator Jon Tester (D. MT), in support of Russ Feingold's (D. WI) campaign: My friend and former Senate colleague Russ Feingold has never been afraid to speak truth to power. He cast...More

So The Confederacy Didn't Go To War Over Slavery?

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Yeah right, pull the other ones it's got bells on. Mississippi Declaration of Secession In the momentous step, which our State has taken of dissolving its connection with the government of which we so long formed a part, it is...More

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Is it time for southern states to get rid of the Confederate flag?

Our Hateful Inheritance: Dylann Roof & The Blood-Soaked Roots of The Charleston Massacre

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Nearly a century after his death, the glowering visage of “Pitchfork” Ben Tillman still looks down upon the people of South Carolina from its perch outside the State House in Charleston. 8 feet tall and made of bronze that has...More

Martin O'Malley's (D) Plan To Combat Climate Change: Zero Out Fossil Fuels By 2050

There's been a lot of heartbreaking news in the past 48 hours regarding the shooting in Charleston, SC and there's also been a lot of anger here over the fast tracking of the TPP . I've tried to steer away...More

Rick Perry must never be the President

This is a blog post I did in 2012, the last time Rick Perry ran for President. I admit to having an exceedingly low opinion of the former guv and believe it would disastrous for him to ever become President...More

Is it time to renew our efforts for additional Gun Control measures?

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A shooting in Charleston stops us in our tracks, yet Congress stands still on gun violence while racing to re-vote on Fast Track and scrambling to scuttle Obamacare. Amidst news of pool party police brutality, abuse in prisons, and criminal...More

PAAR In 2016: A Democratic Edge

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In July of 2012, we released our state-by-state predictions of where support for the Democratic and Republican candidates for President would likely end up, using our PAAR model (Percentage Above Anticipated Result). As we discussed in the wrap-up of the...More

Ann Coulter War on Math

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While many have found Ann Coulter’s June 17th op-ed published in The Hill to be offensive to minorities, we find it also offensive to arithmetic. In her piece, ( in case you haven’t read it ) Coulter admonishes the Republican...More

AZ-Sen: MoveOn.org Calls For Repealing John McCain's (R) Slippery Landgrab

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Received this e-mail today from MoveOn.org: I'm Hilary Davis, a fellow MoveOn member, and I started a petition to the Arizona Legislature and the United States Congress, which says: Repeal the land trade rider slipped into the National Defense Authorization...More

GOP BLOVIATORS GO SILENT ON MIDDLE NAMES

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So, remember that whole kerfuffle two campaigns ago about the presidential candidate whose middle name was Hussein? Those who were worked up about Barack Obama’s middle name – and what they said it told us about the real nature of...More

Shady Characters Are Blocking the Sun

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Charles and David Koch are using their influence to wage war on solar and other clean energy options. Americans love solar energy. It’s virtually unlimited, pollution-free and has no fuel costs. So, it’s no wonder that it is emerging as...More

Ted Cruz fund raiser email in which he whines about how hard it is to run for Prez

Dear ----- , I'm about to ask you to make a sacrifice in the next 48 hours. But before I do, I want you to know: I wouldn't ask you if I hadn't already done it myself . Please let...More

PA-Sen: Toomey (R) Says VA Backlog “Unacceptable,” But Did Nothing To Support VA Request

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Received this e-mail today from Joe Sestak's (D. PA) U.S. Senate campaign: Toomey Says VA Backlog “Unacceptable,” But Did Nothing to Support VA Request Toomey Must Stop Saying He Cares about the VA Disability Claims Backlog While Ignoring Requests for...More

WI-Sen: Howard Dean Helps Russ Feingold (D) Get Ready To Defeat Ron Johnson (R)

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Received this e-mail today from former Governor Howard Dean (D. VT) on behalf of Democracy for America: The state of Wisconsin and progressives everywhere got some great news recently: Russ Feingold officially announced that he is running against incumbent Tea...More

Plans For "Trump House" Revealed

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"The White House is not a real symbol of the greatness of America" Donald Trump stated. "When I am elected President I will redevelop the site and add 125 floors, the tallest and greatest building in the world will show...More

Can Progressive Critics of Obama Come Out of the Closet Now?

Has the TPP "debate" finally allowed progressive critics of Obama to come out of the political closet? Possibly. For years, left wing critics of Obama were shut down, politically isolated, or dismissed as oddballs. This dismissal of progressive critics is...More

Jeb Bush Doesn’t Care About The FEC! He Showed Us Just How Much He Likes Laws!

The Federal Election Commission (FEC) was founded in 1975. The United States Congress created the commission with bi-partisan support. The commission is responsible for ensuring election laws and regulations are followed. The commission is to be an independent regulatory agency,...More

If Donald Trump were President of the U.S., it would generate a mass exodus!

“Capitalists realize net profits by virtue of the exploitation of human labor” Adam Smith, Wealth of Nations Infamous display of the planets’ most unappealing headdress, he declares possession of superior intellect. Trump unabashedly boasts of having attended the greatest of...More

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Is Texas Preparing For Secession?

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This is one weird story And the new depository will not just be a well-guarded warehouse for that bullion. The law Abbott signed calls for the creation of an electronic payments system that will allow gold, silver, platinum, palladium, and...More

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Bernie Sanders Wants College To Be Free For All, and The Republicans Hate Him for It.

Bernie Sanders recently launched a new bill. In an interview he outlined the necessity of the bill as it ensures a third level education for people that deserve one and may not otherwise get one. “We live in a highly-competitive...More

Theater of the absurd; Donald Trump announces 2016 bid

The most arrogant ass hole in the United States, Donald Trump, announced today he was running for The GOP nomination for President in 2016. In a 45 minute self aggrandizing tirade The Donald made numerous ridiculous, racist and xenophobic comments...More

Robert Reich/TPP: Cheaper Goods And Services. The Reality.

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If you are living paycheck to paycheck the sound of "paying less" might sound like a win. The trouble is as Robert Reich points out Economists point to overall benefits from expanded trade. All of us gain access to cheaper...More

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