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WI-Sen: PCCC Wastes No Time Helping Russ Feingold (D) Get Ready To Defeat Ron Johnson (R)


Received this e-mail today from the Progressive Change Campaign Committee in support of former U.S. Senator Russ Feingold's (D. WI) comeback bid against Tea Party U.S. Senator Ron Johnson (R. WI): Exciting news: Russ Feingold is BACK. Russ just announced...More

Fast Track, Amtrak, Off-Track


After the Senate temporarily derailed efforts to rush approval of a corporate trade deal, looks like Democrats are now taking the wrong track and getting back on board with Fast Track. After the tragic and deadly Amtrak crash, we’re reminded...More

NY Times "The Center-Right Moment." In fact it's Dirty Tricks and racism that beat the Left


David Brooks states the issue properly: Given the financial crisis, widening inequality, the unpopularity of the right’s stances on social issues and immigration, you would have thought that progressive parties would be cruising from win to win. But, instead, right-leaning...More

"The Center-Right Moment": where racism and Dirty Tricks defeat democracy

Do you approve of Senate Democrats stalling legislation that would grant President Obama authority to fast-track international trade deals?


WASHINGTON -- Senate Democrats dealt a stinging blow to President Barack Obama Tuesday by stalling legislation that would grant him authority to fast-track international trade deals. Democrats, including several who favor Obama's trade agenda, banded together to prevent the Senate...More

44 Hours in a Baltimore Jail for Filming the Police


Police stand guard in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) Along with hundreds of others, Geremy Faulkner was swept up in one of the haphazard mass arrests that are overwhelming the courts. Karen Houppert May 6, 2015 The Nation Magazine Geremy Faulkner,...More

Murdoch's Dirty Tricks party UKIP grabbed 8.6% Labour, 4% Tory. Great election steal, Rupert !!


Now it should be explicit, not suspected or implicit that elections are not democratic in the presence of Murdoch, the Kochs or Adelman. What we see is that anything will be done where the most powerful are sure they will...More

A Radical Pope


Francis has challenged the Catholic Church. How much can he change it? By E.J. Dionne T he philosopher Michael Walzer argues that a passionate approach to politics is always risky, but its hazards “cannot be avoided altogether, unless one...More

Wis State Supreme Court is So Bad that The New Yorker has Noticed


Says it all It takes a lot for non-national, local news to make it to The New Yorker , but this sad story has . Even the caption on the photo says it all: During the governorship of Scott Walker,...More

PA-Sen: Uncovering Pat Toomey's (R) Newsletter, 5/8/15 Edition


Received this e-mail from former Rep. Joe Sestak's (D. PA) U.S. Senate campaign: Sen. Toomey says one thing in Pennsylvania, and then does another with his votes in Washington, D.C. Let's take a look. On the left, below, we have...More

What is the Trans Pacific Partnership


You may have heard about the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) in the media. If you haven't, get ready because that's what they will be talking about endlessly soon. In Monday's blog post, I discussed the Fast Track Authority that Congress...More

Bearing False Witness


How do we fix the police ' testi-lying ' problem' ? By Radley Balko April 16, 2014 Back in 1967 , former U.S. attorney and New York criminal judge Irving Younger warned that the criminal justice system was providing cops...More

A Message from Meghan's Dad

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Lt. General of Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps does bxt shxt crazy teevee. M Bachmann has a cousin?

No question, Iran has a number of very good generals. Their officers learned war fighting Saddam Hussein's army in the long war 1981-1989. The head of their Jerusalem/Quds Force, Major General Qassem Suleimani, is fairly credited with stopping the ISIS...More

Post #588: Random Obdervations

Can We Please Kill the Obama 12-Dimensional Chess Myth Yet?


So I'm watching Rachel Maddow last night, and she was busy promulgating the myth of Obama and his twelve-dimensional chess political strategy; this time the myth was being spun about the TPP and Obama's visit to Nike. Obama's big shake...More

Wis GOP Leader: Prayers and Luck Haven't Worked to Improve Economy


Wisconsin is falling apart and he's on the road campaigning Wisconsin Republicans have met reality and they don't like it. Their subsidies and tax cuts for the 1% and severe austerity for everybody else have produced ZERO GROWTH in state...More

United Kingdom: UKIP false flag is decisive to outcome (13% of vote moves 30 to 40 seats to Tories)

United Kingdom Independence Party is a well financed propaganda operation that prior to 2015 had been taking 3% or so of the overall vote in England and Wales. UKIP has not taken hold significantly in Scotland. Now, come May 6th...More

NV-Sen: Catherine Cortez Masto (D) Fights Back Against Fast Tracking The TPP


Received this e-mail today from Catherine Cortez Masto's (D. NV) campaign: Trade agreements and Congress’ role in drafting them is critically important to our nation’s economic security. The US Senate is debating a bill that could jeopardize Nevada jobs with...More

Of Caucasians & Caucuses: My Short, Strange Trip To See Ted Cruz In Iowa


It was late out. So late it was almost early. Almost, but not yet—the timers on the upside-down soft-serve lightbulbs that lined the balconies and shone down on all the little stairwell moths still having a few hours life left...More

PA-Sen: Joe Sestak (D) Highlights Pat Toomey's (R) Obstructionist Record On Nominees


Received this e-mail today from former Rep. Joe Sestak's (D. PA) U.S. Senate campaign: Newspapers across Pennsylvania are inquiring as to why Sen. Toomey is saying one thing in Pennsylvania but doing the opposite in Washington, D.C., by holding up...More

Deflated Balls


Charges brought in Baltimore offer a modicum of hope to a deflated city that seems defined by despair. Dems and the prez battle over a massive trade deal that has deflated the spirits of those who cheered Obama’s post-midterm progressive...More

UPDATE Israel: Netanyahu coalition announced at 61 seats. Kulanu sets presser tomorrow

Recall all the stories telling us how Likud and Benjamin ("Bibi") Netanyahu had won a great victory at the polls on March 17th ???

Old Seeds and New Growth


From Rebecca Bloomfield, Adamah Associate I set the box on the counter, and opened it to thumb through the still-firm bulbs of white and purple garlic. Their wrappers flake off like the most perfect croissant. Crushing the bulbs just...More

Victory in NYC! Emmanuel Caicedo, Demos


( Reposted from and email from Demos ) Theresa— I’m proud to tell you that just moments ago New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio signed the strongest piece of legislation in the country banning discriminatory credit checks! We applaud...More

IL-Sen: Tammy Duckworth (D) Leads The Fight To Protect Military Families From Predatory Lending


Received this e-mail today from Rep. Tammy Duckworth's (D. IL) U.S. Senate campaign: Abusive lenders have long preyed on military families. They surround bases with misleading advertisements and charge heavy interest payments, causing unmanageable debt. The good news is that...More

WI-Sen: Watch Ron Johnson (R) Confess That He Would Love To Abolish The Dept. Of Education


More words of lunacy from one of the most vulnerable Senators up for re-election next year: If he had it his way, Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) would like to see the Department of Education abolished. Johnson, up for re-election...More