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Prices are going to rise, probably exponentially, over the next few decades. The reason for that's simple: everything, more or less, has been artificially cheap. The costs of everything from carbon to fascism to ecological collapse to social fracture haven't been factored in — ever, from the beginning of the industrial age....

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  • October 25, 2021

“Today's sentencing of human rights lawyer Steven Donziger should be front-page news ringing alarm bells anywhere people are concerned about democracy, abuses of corporate power, and the rule of law. The real crime here is the death and disease resulting from Chevron's poisoning of the drinking water of thousands of Indigenous...

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  • October 6, 2021

Before 2016 if you told most Americans that Donald Trump would become president, they would have laughed or thought you were joking. The outspoken businessman and tv personality was a complete outsider to the world of politics. Yet his antics and political rhetoric were not. Trump can thank Newt Gingrich...

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  • July 12, 2021
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The sparse number of actual carbon capture and sequestration projects plus weak carbon markets amplify the problems of the climate crisis yet to be revisited, post-Trump. Two heartland examples in North Dakota and Texas show how there are several interlocking problems addressing the climate crisis that must be included in future environmental policy. More specifically...

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  • February 28, 2021

Even as DC is now better prepared for a “million militia march” on 20 January, the likelihood is that only the most foolhardy will lay their lives down for Trump’s Big Lie. Meanwhile “something of a pariah” Trump will flee to Florida to rehabilitate his now permanently abysmal position in history. And...

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  • January 17, 2021

December 7, 2020 — a day which will live in tennis history! Big news, dead Americans! You have a new White House tennis court to look down on as you temporarily pry your gaze from the immaculate, eternal, and supremely blissful beatific vision! x 282,345. pic.twitter.com/ss9RKAVcA3— David Corn (@DavidCornDC) December...

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  • December 7, 2020

One can defeat Trumpism if we recognize racism as a defective tool whose use we must rid ourselves of as we develop the real effective ones. Thought on Trumpism vs. Racism x x YouTube Video See full episodes here. Recently Conservative columnist David Brooks wrote the following excerpted piece titled “The Rotting...

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  • December 7, 2020

Old John Brown’s body lies moldering in the grave, While weep the sons of bondage whom he ventured all to save; But tho he lost his life while struggling for the slave, His soul is marching on. Abolitionist John Brown was executed by the state of Virginia on December 2, 1859. pic.twitter.com/AOAIpDQKPG — Haymarket Books (@haymarketbooks) December 2,...

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  • December 2, 2020

This is a view from abroad as I have been an expat since the middle of the second term of W.J. Clinton. I am not a Democrat, I am middle of the road European Left and Bernie still makes sense to me. The Republicans have been sprinting to the right...

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  • November 25, 2020

Accidental IMPOTUS declares 'total landscaping'. Video killed the radio star as he tucked in his shirt. “The term “urban sprawl” was first used in an article in The Times in 1955 as a negative comment on the state of London's outskirts. Definitions of sprawl vary; researchers in the field acknowledge...

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  • November 9, 2020

Kitchen Table Kibitzing is a community series for those who wish to share a virtual kitchen table with other readers of Daily Kos who aren’t throwing pies at one another. Drop by to talk about music, your weather, your garden, or what you cooked for supper…. Newcomers may notice that...

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  • November 7, 2020

Here’s the latest news today out of Minnesota courtesy of Research Co.’s latest poll: The last Republican nominee to carry the North Star State was Richard Nixon in 1972. Clinton defeated Trump by 44,593 votes to secure Minnesota for the Democrats in 2016 (46.4% to 44.9%). Biden is ahead of...

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  • November 2, 2020

From The American Prospect: Meanwhile, the Loeffler family farm continues to operate, and several of Loeffler’s family members continue to pull in significant sums of money from government agriculture subsidies. Despite allies of Loeffler slamming her conservative opponent Collins for supporting the farm bill that provides such subsidies to farmers, five of...

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  • September 25, 2020

Following up with my diary about Morning Consult’s polling showing Sen. Hypocritical Two-Faced Coward (R. SC) tied with Jaime Harrison (D. SC), Morning Consult also tested the other U.S. Senate races and here’s the really good news: x #NCsen:Cunningham (D) 47% (+9)Tillis (R-inc) 38%.#AZsen:Kelly (D) 49% (+9)McSally (R-inc) 40%.#COsen:Hickenlooper (D)...

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  • September 22, 2020

< p style=”text-align:justify”>Moderator: Mr. Trump, how would you protect the suburbs? Trump: BOO! I am not sure at what time or where the first presidential debate will take place but I feel certain the answer to every question put to Mr. Trump will be; BOO! The President is ignoring the...

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  • September 9, 2020

Trump is losing the sprawl vote as he doubles down on empty threats, demanding schools reopen even as he has little actual authority. There is slippage even as Trump ads threaten the loss of police, since most people understand that police do need to change how they operate, even in...

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  • July 8, 2020

While national polling continues against Trump, trailing Biden by 17%, his frantic fascist cosplay is playing out in ways reminiscent to Nixon’s reaction to antiwar protests. President Trump came closer to the brink of ordering active-duty military troops to intervene against protesters in Washington this week than has generally been reported,...

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  • June 6, 2020

The “blame antifa” trope is not working out so well for the Trumpists wanting the left to declare People’s War in the streets of the US. Antifa aren’t anywhere to be found, just ask the FBI. All they need to do is dig up Lin Biao and reanimate him. But...

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  • June 6, 2020

For years I have heard academia and the “culture class” say that sports are a waste of time and resources in America. Instead of building schools, we build billion-dollar stadiums, so the argument goes. The pointed question that usually follows is, why is it that a guy who dribbles a basketball...

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  • March 25, 2020

It’s still mostly like the 2016 election, considering who the Russians prefer. ENOUGH WITH THE SANDERS-MCGOVERN ANALOGIES: 2020 IS NOT 1972 Bernie Sanders has a more favorable political climate in 2020 than George McGovern did in 1972 x With how the convention is shaping up, the better analogy compares Sanders...

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  • February 21, 2020

Kitchen Table Kibitzing is a community series for those who wish to share a virtual kitchen table with other readers of Daily Kos who aren’t throwing pies at one another. Drop by to talk about music, your weather, your garden, or what you cooked for supper…. Newcomers may notice that...

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  • February 15, 2020

Sustain Unbought And Unbossed Progressive Mobilizing! The Great Unbought, Unbossed Shirley Chisholm Photo: Thomas J. O’Halloran, U.S. News & World Reports. Restoration: Adam Cuerden, Public domain Unbossed and Unbought, Debra Schrishuhn and Maryam Ar-Raheem for Alan, Mike F, Janis, Mike H, Donna, Dan, Dr Bill, Kimberly, and Bryan—your PDA National...

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  • February 9, 2020

Wikipedia, and various reactionary web sites, are currently “reporting” that Frank Sheeran, deceased Mafia hoodlum, once claimed that Joe Biden’s first Senate campaign asked him to shut down a newspaper with an illegal teamster strike.  Wiki asserts in the supporting footnotes that:  “The Teamsters Union organized a strike preventing the...

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  • January 1, 2020

Zombie Frank Wills did it, because idiots like Rand Paul trying to doxx the whistleblower will believe anything to delay impeachment. We’re way past looking at what has now been corroborated by fact-witnesses, but the GOP insists on trying to punish patriotism.  x A Trump follower circled and “identified” David...

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  • November 7, 2019

The question on whether or not Donald John Trump is convicted and removed from office by virtue of a Senate Conviction will come down not to loyalty or the current makeup of that body. The fate of President Trump will lie with what Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell expects to...

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  • October 25, 2019

Their contributions are in the experimental modeling of poverty in areas including micro-finance, agriculture, and education. Duflo received a MacArthur grant in 2009. Three professors who have done experimental work toward alleviating poverty have been awarded the Nobel in economic sciences: Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo, both of M.I.T., and Michael...

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  • October 14, 2019

Polls are trending toward supporting the impeachment inquiry. Since House Democrats launched a formal impeachment inquiry last Tuesday, support for impeachment has grown, according to polls from Politico/Morning Consult, HuffPost/YouGov, NPR/PBS Newshour/Marist, CBS News/YouGov, and Quinnipiac. These shifts suggest that public sentiment could continue to change as the inquiry proceeds. Such increases in support could...

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  • October 12, 2019

2016 has left many Democrats so fearful that they have become paralyzed. Too many believe that Trump, his base, and his cabal are more powerful than they are. The thing is, they are only as powerful as we have allowed them to be. Americans prefer wrong and strong over right...

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  • September 22, 2019

I am not a journalist, but I have been reading this argument about how some view Julian Assange of Wikileaks as a journalist, even though he is a personally repulsive human being.  Given the low regard that many of use hold the modern practice of journalism — bothsiderism and false equivalency,...

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  • April 28, 2019

As press and cable media scramble to cover President Trump’s antics surrounding presidential pardons — including the possibility that he could use the pardon to interfere with the Special Counsel’s investigation of Trump himself — we would do well to acknowledge that this scenario has played out previously.  In 1992, after he had lost...

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  • June 7, 2018

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 not be prosecuted. Lies count for nothing. There is no...

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