2019

Senator(s) Josh Hawley, Ted Cruz, and Tom Cotton wasted well over an hour of the public’s time yesterday. Instead of legitimate questions aimed at advancing the conversation about conservative and liberal legal philosophy, they spent more than an hour trying to punch holes into the fabric of judicial integrity. As...

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  • March 23, 2022

Here’s the latest news out of Pennsylvania: The TV ad is no-holds-barred. It bluntly attacks a decision of the Democratic candidate for Pennsylvania Supreme Court. And on Saturday, the state Bar Association said the spot went too far. The ad says the Democratic contender, Superior Court Judge Maria McLaughlin, “chose...

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  • October 25, 2021

“[The debt limit suspension] ensures our federal government will not approach any kind of short-term debt crisis in the coming weeks or months. It secures our nation’s full faith and credit and ensures that Congress will not throw this kind of unnecessary wrench into the gears of our job growth...

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  • September 27, 2021

Yvette Simpson, CEO of Democracy for America, discussed the structural problems of our Democracy and how the Progressive movement can solve it. Jeff Reese, President of Houston Peace & Justice Center x x YouTube Video See full episodes here. Yvette Simpson is a lawyer, MBA, and former Cincinnati City Council President...

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  • September 14, 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

Radio Host Tim Danahey sent me a note that gave me pause. If we could make sure all Americans understand this, we could force the hands of politicians on the wealth tax. Tim Danahey’s wealth tax calculation. See full episodes here. Here is the note I received from Tim. Dude,...

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  • June 15, 2021

What is the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the words, terrorism? 9/11? ISIS? The Taliban? While these examples are certainly just, they don’t always represent terrorism in its entirety. Dan Brown said, “History is always written by the winners”. Stereotypes and generalizations often cause the public...

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  • June 13, 2021

Aside from advocating mass killing, Lara Trump agrees with VP Harris that migrants should not undertake a journey to the US southern border even as full consular service has not been restored to all US embassies since the end of the Trump regime. (2020) Former Department of Homeland Security (DHS)...

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  • June 13, 2021

Another Trump video rant of 16 minutes at Mike Lindell’s MAGA Frank My Pillow rally in Somerset Wisconsin The best part of the speech is when the video froze pic.twitter.com/Zojv1qTjoc — Acyn (@Acyn) June 12, 2021 https://twitter.com/frankyspeech/status/1403811401580388353?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw This was the scene outside the site of the Arizona ballot review on...

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  • June 12, 2021

The Justice Department this May refused to tell Schiff whether any Republicans were investigated. Schiff: “Trump repeatedly & flagrantly demanded that the Dept. of Justice carry out his political will, and tried to use the Department as a cudgel against his political opponents and members of the media. It is...

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  • June 11, 2021

A new audio recording shows that Kurt Volker set up and was on a phone call in which Giuliani badgered Zelensky’s aide Yermak to “announce investigations into possible corruption by Biden in Ukraine, and into claims that Ukraine meddled in the 2016 election to hurt Trump.” There clearly was a...

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  • June 8, 2021

The addition of the 1982 amendments to the Voting Rights Act was a turning point in terms of minority representation. Redistricting is the process of drawing electoral district lines every ten years intended to bring about racially proportional representation. While its purpose was to give weight to minority votes, it...

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  • May 27, 2021

These are days fraught with political battles over cultural histories abjuring complexity. Today it’s The Wall Street Journal and the reactionary path to critical race theory, the latest bit of Trumpist ignorance now projected into personnel policies and the larger revisionist history project that would deny the historical relevance of slavery...

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  • May 27, 2021

The 2019 arrest outside Monroe, Louisiana, is the subject of a federal civil rights investigation. Louisiana state troopers were captured on body camera video stunning, punching and dragging a Black man as he apologized for leading them on a high-speed chase — footage of the man’s last moments alive that...

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  • May 21, 2021

Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy represents one of the poorest districts in California, yet he opposes relief for his constituents. We must rid the House of Kevin McCarthy See full episodes here. There was a striking article titled “Biden’s aid programs help buttress McCarthy’s district despite GOP leader’s complaints about ‘socialist’ spending” in...

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  • May 21, 2021

Marcy Wheeler is showing how lawfare is not helping Rudy Giuliani as the Daily Beast now indicates that Trump may be cutting Rudy loose, perhaps explaining why there may be no “pocket pardon”. Trump has blown off Rudy Giuliani's pleas for help as the feds circle: According to three people familiar...

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  • May 17, 2021

If there are epitaphs for the US involvement in Afghanistan, it will resemble the problem of a modern military against a historically unconquerable country built on tribal differences. The winner will be Pakistan and the loser the people of Afghanistan. In a remarkable and previously unreported incident in early December, top...

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  • May 17, 2021

Since-deleted video shows Marjorie Taylor Greene harassing Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s office during 2019 Capitol Hill visit. During a February 2019 visit to congressional offices at the US Capitol with associates who include a man who would later enter the Capitol during the January 6 insurrection, Greene — then a conservative activist — can...

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  • May 15, 2021
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It depresses me to acknowledge this, but the Republicans’ commitment to blatant and serial lying, and Orwellian “make believe” governing, pose a real threat by overwhelming the public debate and individual’s efforts to stay grounded.  While a bit well-worn (and of uncertain provenance), this quote is fundamentally true: “A lie can travel halfway around...

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  • May 15, 2021

Conservative Bill Kristol provides a revealing interview about his party. Jen Psaki neuters another unprepared reporter. Deranged congresswoman? Bill Kristol castigates the GOP x YouTube Video Chat – Join Politics Done Right Live weekdays @ 3:00 PM Central Video Zoom: LINK — Live Calls: (346)248-7799 ID:254 0 9091 Former Conservative...

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  • May 14, 2021

Conservative Bill Kristol provides a revealing interview about his party. Jen Psaki neuters another unprepared reporter. Deranged congresswoman? Bill Kristol castigates the GOP Politics Done Right Live weekdays @ 3:00 PM Central Video Zoom: LINK — Live Calls: (346)248-7799 ID:254 0 9091 Former Conservative Republican Bill Kristol did not mince...

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  • May 14, 2021

GOP Strategist Miles Taylor Made it clear that the Republican Party may be fatally flawed and an “I-am-not-crazy coalition” may be needed. GOP strategist Miles Taylor slams GOP See full episodes here. Do you remember Miles Taylor? Yes, the Trump administration appointee who served in the United States Department of Homeland...

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  • May 13, 2021

The New York Times Editorial Board officially made their endorsement today for the next Mayor of New York City and it’s a very compelling endorsement: All of the candidates in the June 22 Democratic primary are concerned with the welfare of their city and have thoughtful ideas about how to...

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  • May 11, 2021
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Not surprised by this: Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is a rising star in the Republican Party. But many of his former staffers told Politico they felt used and abused by the MAGA politician. A group of former DeSantis staffers have formed a “support group” to regularly discuss their adverse experiences...

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  • May 7, 2021

How Trumpian… x The event, which featured a cheering crowd behind DeSantis as he spoke on Fox & Friends, was billed as a rally “for the best governor in the USA.” It's unclear if it was an official governor's event or campaign rally. https://t.co/tW320OIEwE — Axios (@axios) May 6, 2021...

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  • May 6, 2021

From The Daily Beast: Josh Mandel—the far-right, former Ohio state representative now running for Senate—has recently joined the chorus of conservatives railing against Big Tech. But before he turned against Silicon Valley, Mandel was a Facebook stock investor who made tens of thousands of dollars. And even after he turned...

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  • May 5, 2021

Fear and loathing rises in the land of previous guy. The raid on Giuliani’s apartment and office netted the Feds 10 devices, laptops and phones. According to the Trump adviser, the (Giuliani) raid ignited a sense of fear inside the former President's orbit that Justice Department officials may be more willing...

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  • May 2, 2021

I step back to reflect on many things, including this strangest year of my more than 2 ½ decades as a classroom teacher.  It is also as I approach what I suppose is a milestone of sorts, my 75th birthday on May 23. And of course since my major course...

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  • May 2, 2021

Previous guy always expects the loyalty of mob silence Omertà, even when he throws everyone under the bus, it’s part of his personality disorder. The real goal for his relative silence might be the return to social media when Facebook reconsiders their suspension. He has a Parler account but doesn’t use...

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  • April 29, 2021

Remember when Trump said: “I know people that like the Confederate flag and they're not thinking about slavery”. Maybe we can finally get to that obstruction of justice because the former United States President tried to blackmail Ukraine into helping him cheat in our 2020 election. We’ll have more chances...

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  • April 29, 2021

Feebs are closing in. Rudy’s electronic devices have now been seized in a NYC raid on his Manhattan apartment (and a Park Avenue office location). Darn that Deep State down by the Four Seasons Lawn Center. The buried lede is that the warrant was blocked under the former guy, but Merrick Garland unblocked...

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  • April 28, 2021

Whether it’s soccer teams or sandwich shops, financialization was there before the pandemic, only making some of its supply-chain hijacking yet another example of an impending capitalist disaster. Re-regulation must remain important as crises loom in the post-pandemic recovery.  A 2017 interview with UMass’s Gerald Epstein points to the need to...

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  • April 25, 2021

Not very much has changed with the disinformation being generated by the usual external players. Russia Studied How to Get Americans to Make Mistakes…(how Americans take the Russia disinformation bait) – The Atlantic https://t.co/n5TIn3mf77 — Jennifer Griffin (@JenGriffinFNC) March 20, 2021 For decades now, Russian security services have studied a concept...

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  • April 23, 2021

Received this e-mail today from U.S. Senator Mark Warner (D. VA): We've all seen the headlines about Republican state legislatures passing outrageous voter suppression laws that roll back mail-in voting and even make it a crime to hand out water bottles at polling places. But while other states are attacking...

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  • April 21, 2021

The stress test is coming for states like Arizona as water levels likely to dip below 1075 feet in June. The mega-drought in the American west means water restrictions are looming in the next few months. Climate change has arrived in the Colorado basin much as it has in most...

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  • April 21, 2021

“A man responsible for Republican vaccine hesitancy wonders why he's being asked to promote getting vaccinated….. It is April 19, 2021, and Trump is still talking about Hillary Clinton and Christopher Steele on Fox News….  says he’s ‘beyond seriously’ considering a 2024 presidential bid” Fox News personality Sean Hannity asked Trump what...

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  • April 20, 2021

One of the more despicable senators in the US Senate now acknowledges that climate change is real after four years of kissing Trump’s ass as the know-nothing did all he could do to derail the fight against climate change and kill life on the planet. Better late than never, but words...

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  • April 19, 2021

Do we really have the will to prosecute Trump for anything? Or will he escape yet again because he’ll try to bargain his way out of an indictment  because he holds something, something national security secret. This is probably how Kushner guaranteed his safety after leaving the Trump regime. For...

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  • April 17, 2021

Anand Giridharadas wrote a piece for The Atlantic asserting that Biden has been moving leftward.  This may only be a short term impression only because the GOP is trying to find its way after the previous guy is gone and before he may be indicted. The real problem lies with...

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  • April 16, 2021

Structural change needs to happen, because in community policing, community should precede policing. The paramilitary trend should not be seen as a burgeoning conflict between armed militias, one more official than the other. We need a de-escalation whose goal is the diametric opposite of the 1/6 insurrection. The problem isn't...

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  • April 15, 2021

Some big news today out of North Carolina: Former North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory’s career in politics is not over. McCrory, a Republican who served one term as the state’s chief executive and 14 years as Charlotte’s mayor, has launched a campaign website announcing his run for North Carolina’s open U.S. Senate...

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  • April 14, 2021

More attention should be paid to an economy that might be in trouble this summer especially as there will be something, something military that will require US attention somewhere, somewhere. That increased military activity might distract from finally indicting the previous guy, who apparently allowed the Chinese economy to become #1...

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  • April 12, 2021

Gaetz made a speech to a Trumpist women’s group at previous guy’s Doral golf club, because that’s the best previous guy can do. The Group W bench. The deep state, Matty Fivehead?The investigation into you was opened during the former guy’s administration.While Bill Barr was the AG.And the so called, “silent...

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  • April 11, 2021

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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  • April 10, 2021

“We might (and I stress might) have already reached and passed a point where there is really no turning back for Thwaites, no matter what we as humans do to our climate,” Alastair Graham, the University of South Florida and co-author of the study. New data from under the ice stream...

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  • April 9, 2021

Can’t wait to see this asshole go: 📹On @FOX43, Sen. Toomey says he wants PA to adopt Georgia's new election laws. I ask what he says to BPOC who say those policies make it harder to vote? He said it's a "ridiculous argument." "Are we really supposed to believe African...

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  • April 8, 2021

A physical Trump library may never come to pass except as some money-laundering real estate scheme. The tweets don’t take up space, and planning for a library would suggest “Trump’s done being president” and that’s not something he’s ready to concede, Anthony Clark went on to predict that Trump’s presidential...

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  • April 5, 2021

Remember Pizzagate? It seems like Right Wing Republicans and the GQP had the wrong address. They should have visited Matt Gaetz in Florida. The Pizzagate folks should have visited Matt Gaetz See full episodes here. New York Times’ Katie Benner and Michael Schmidt are on the Matt Gaetz trail. And there...

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  • April 2, 2021
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Here’s some big news today out of Pennsylvania: .@JohnFetterman announces he raised $3.9 million in the first quarter for his Pennsylvania U.S. Senate run, through 140,000 contributions. A big haul of 💰 at an early stage. — Sahil Kapur (@sahilkapur) April 1, 2021 Lt. Gov. John Fetterman said he raised...

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  • April 1, 2021

Caravan with a drum solo, perhaps Trump will go to the border to help frame what is appearing to be deliberate GOP orchestration of migrant issues at the southern border. As if the Trumpian chaos never existed for four years, with declared emergencies, veiled threats of terrorists, and then that...

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  • March 30, 2021
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