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Monthly Archives: May 2019

The real problem with the USS McCain nonsense.

It has become a defining feature, perhaps the defining feature of the m(or)onarchy of King Schitwitz the First. And the longer we live under the thumb of Fumbles the Clown, the more pronounced it gets. I’m talking about the phenomena of “Hey, remember when this shit was

The “Everything Terrible Trump Has Done So Far” Omnibus (Week 123)

As part of the ongoing project to catalog every awful thing the Trump Administration has done as a reference for future political arguments and whatever few posterity survives to see 2020, here’s everything awful the Trump Administration has done this week. ____________________________________________________________________________ 1403. Moved to close


She Persists: Building Power Through Shared Humanity

photo: Donna Smith and Senator Elizabeth Warren By Donna Smith – former Executive Director of Progressive Democrats of America and currently a Medicare for All campaign surrogate for U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders. It was July 17, 2007, and I was set to testify to the

Time to sh*t or get off the pot.

I hope I find it as easy to wear off of Robert Mueller as I did with beer. It shouldn’t be hard, I’ve had more than my fill, and it’s time to stop before I wake up on the floor with the cat scooping litter


Rahna Epting Will Be MoveOn’s Next Leader

After intensive search process, MoveOn selects accomplished and experienced progressive movement organizer and leader as its next executive director; Epting’s tenure will begin in fall MoveOn announced today that after an intensive multi-month search process, its boards have selected Rahna Epting to serve as the


Do You Agree? We Need Prosperity, Not Austerity!

For Inclusive Prosperity,  Mike Hersh for Alan, Shayna, Deb, Kimberly, Bryan, Mike F., Dr. Bill, Dan, and Janis—your PDA national team. PDA Makes Sure Your Voice Is HeardContact Mike Fox to Educate Congress The Trumpublicans tell us the economy is doing better than ever. Really?

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Mourning someone important to me

He was born as Alexandros Vapheides near Piraeus in Greece in October 1934, meaning he was about 11 ½ years older than me. Until I read obituaries today I did not know that name. To me he was always Geronda,  Greek for Elder. His monastic