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Category Archives: 2020

The Monster is in the White House, with a Phone

Six-year-old Juan de León Gutiérrez; 8-year-old Felipe Gómez Alonzo; 6-year-old Jakelin Caal Maquin; two additional children a 10-year-old and a 2-year-old, both from Guatemala, have died in the past two years as a result of the Trump administration’s Border Policy. Add to that this week,

Baskets to Buckets

The Republican members of the House Intelligence Committee and the House Judiciary Committee are tantamount to charwomen.  Throughout the history of the United States, we have mopped the muddied floors of injustice with waters we have tried to cleanse with lackluster moral purity. The floors

It Must be Said…

There are misnomers in this great big wide country of ours. One is that non-voting minorities, young people and women, are responsible for the election of Donald Trump. Barack Obama was elected with unprecedented numbers of blacks, Latinos, and young people between 18-29.  That record-breaking

can the Kamala Harris campaign turn around

It’s possible to call this NY Times article a hit piece but it does have extensive background even as it seems pessimistic about a turnaround. Even with a couple of months away from the Iowa caucuses, the Harris campaign must address the charges of leadership problems and

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what if we aren't Godunov to stop them

Russian thumbs have been on the scales as well as on the screens. Only willful ignorance keeps so many usefully idiotic assets still in power. In which I think I understand. The Trump-Russia Investigation and the Mafia State https://t.co/wAe7doaUrD — masha gessen (@mashagessen) January 31,

It's still early for time to be running out

There have been some challenges for the Harris campaign, including some being framed by RW and MSM, with a recent staff shake-up. Some of us want the Harris campaign to overcome difficult internal strife in a fluid and historic year. Many excuses are being made as

Unjust Desserts

Why can’t we trust this man? Just a week after the President may have disgusted a large part of his base, the military, by interfering with the Navy’s decision to strip Navy Seal/Petty Officer First Class, Eddie Gallagher of his Trident pin, he unexpectedly visited

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Drop the Money Turkey, You are Free to Go?

If the cops walk in, while I am in the middle of a bank robbery and I pull off my mask, drop my gun and shout, I was not robbing the bank!; the cops should let me go. If anyone questions my logic my excuse-makers

welcome Mayor Mike, let a hundred flowers bloom(berg)

The primary is hard to forecast right now but it seems a bit ridiculous that PredictIt bettors think that Bloomberg is almost as likely to win the Democratic nomination as Bernie Sanders. pic.twitter.com/qX72JPcgWI — Nate Silver (@NateSilver538) November 26, 2019 I could vote for Mike

Modern Day Vigilantes: Stop And ‘Risk’

The evolution of change is usually the result of slow transformation; the wheel led to wagons; the wagons led to cars, cars led to rockets and rockets led to video games.  The announcement of Michael Bloomberg into the race for the Democratic nomination for President

Here we go again: Campaign press ignoring Democratic policy

There's been a complete transformation in how the campaign press covers elections in the last decade, and it's a defining change that's benefiting Republicans, and specifically Donald Trump. The change is in the way the press has dramatically curtailed its coverage of policy and of

The Wrangling of (the) Hurd

Throughout the House Intelligence Committees’ hearings centering on the Impeachment of the 45th President of the United States, Devin Nunes’ opening statements, preceding the testimony of witnesses bemoaned the Democrats for wasting time and not doing the business of America. Yesterday, California Rep. Eric Swalwell,

So, Denial is Really a River in Ukraine?

In June of 2008, Barack Obama used a rhetorical flourish that belies his character; “If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun,” said the future President. At the time, the then-candidate was on a fundraising junket that I attended (full disclosure)

Get Well Donald

In 2016, when President Hillary Clinton (oh I am sorry right-wing) when former candidate Hillary Clinton announced she had pneumonia, along with releasing her medical records, the Conservative smear machine sprang into action. We saw a flurry of Trump-ites, and Republican operatives tell us she