Racing Race and Trumping Trump

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

Trump's ego is huuuuuuuge!

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

Should America really be the moral beacon of the world?

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

Pentagon’s YouTube war with Russia

The West’s simmering standoff with Russia has prompted the Pentagon to reach for a new weapon: YouTube. Defense officials have concluded it’s no longer enough to lodge formal complaints when Russian bombers probe U.S. air defenses off Alaska, fighters barrel-roll...More

With Scott Walker Away, Wis. Legislators Have Gone Off the Rails

Ever since the election was over in Wisconsin, Scott Walker has been running for President. He stopped in Wisconsin briefly to drop off his extremist austerity budget and quickly left town. Hey, there's billionaires and Republican primary voters that need...More

Pam Geller vs. ISIS. Geller's running 2-0 so far. What's odds she's the next Ralphie Cifaretto ???

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Welcome to The Sopranos Ya gotta problem with Ralphie Cifaretto ??? Tony went over to Ralphie's house and murdered him. Put his head in a bowling bag. Emotionally trying. for the both of them, dontcha know. It's like this: Tony:...More

Gov. Greg Abbott signs an open-carry bill, some irony here

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From Texas Tribune; Julian Javier Gov. Greg Abbott signs an open-carry bill passed by the state Legislature at Red’s Indoor Range, a gun store and shooting range in Pflugerville, Texas, on June 13, 2015. Calling it a salute to the...More

Congresswoman Debbie Dingell gives a fiery floor speech slamming Fast Track and TPP

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Since I live in Michigan's 7th District which is "represented" by the odious tea partier Tim Walberg, I have adopted neighboring 12th District Congresswoman Debbie Dingell as my true Representative in Congress. Congresswoman Dingell has been an outspoken critic of...More

Upside Downtrodden - episode 116

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EPISODE 116 TOPIC: OUR MISSION EPISODE 116 SEGMENTS: JUSTWORTHY CAUSE - OLC.EDU, WORDS TO LIVE BY We live in a world of make-believe, institutionalized by man-made systems of control which seek to disparage, undermine, and enslave society. Let Scott Mullin...More

MO-Sen: Jason Kander (R) Pushes Roy Blunt (R) & The Senate To Pass Paid Sick Leave For All Americans

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Received this e-mail today from Secretary of State Jason Kander's (D. MO) U.S. Senate campaign: Think about this next time you're out with your family at a restaurant: over 75% of America's food and hotel service workers clock in to...More

IA-Sen: CREDO Action Goes After Grassley (R) & Senate GOP For Holding Up Judicial Nominees

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Received this e-mail today from CREDO Action: Republican obstructionism is literally keeping justice from being done in the federal courts. There are almost 60 judicial vacancies but the Senate is not moving to fill them. We depend on federal judges...More

NV-Sen: Catherine Cortez Masto (D) Calls On The Senate To End Discrimination Against Gay Veterans

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Received this e-mail today from former Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto's (D. NV) U.S. Senate campaign: Our men and women in uniform put their lives on the line to defend our freedom – but the Senate just voted to deny...More

Nothing about Pam Geller ??? And a First Prize for the best bowling ball bag joke!

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This is funny. It's decidedly not PC. If it's antisemitic because Crazy Pam is ethnically Jewish, so be it. And here's a serious thought about the Charlie Hebdo killings: No connection to Geller. Her stuff is anything but thoughtful. ISIS...More

The French Land At Yorktown! 21 Guns Fired

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In a daring maneuver by French naval forces, they sailed unimpeded into the harbor firing 21 rounds at terrified civilians. Oh wait. I forgot whose side France was on... A replica of a French frigate that in 1780 transported General...More

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