Accountability

The Republican Party is outraged, outraged—I say—that Rep. Ilhan Omar issued a thoughtful albeit controversial statement. “We have seen unthinkable atrocities committed by the U.S., Hamas, Israel, Afghanistan, and the Taliban,” said Omar, “We must have the same level of accountability and justice for all victims of crimes against humanity”...

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  • June 14, 2021

Oklahoma’s right-wing politicians would like to erase history because that’s what they do, whether it’s the omission of facts or rewriting them to favor those in power. Historical guilt and its associated media effects cooties can’t be part of public school curricula. H.B. 1775  implies that the past prior to 1776...

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  • May 24, 2021

Meandering nonsense highlighted by searches for bamboo fibers, and official lies issued from Mar-a Lago, are exactly what Donald Trump expected to be doing in 2016. The 2020 election with Joe Biden as his opponent was what he expected the first time around with Hillary Clinton; a loss. I am...

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  • May 21, 2021

We’re seeing more and more stories that Liz Cheney is about to be tossed under the bus, that the Republican “leadership” is so in thrall to Trump and his base, so dedicated to the service of Trump’s ego and his lies, that they are preparing to cast Cheney into the...

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  • May 4, 2021

The usual Cruz hypocrisy, the pot calling the kettle violent. Because the final term of Ted Cruz will feature more nonsense serving corporate energy interests among other contradictions. He’s flailing about today with the latest nominees for DoJ, among other fake outrage. It’s an old tactic, because Cruz loves stirring...

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  • April 22, 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

Adam Toledo did have a gun in his possession, but actually complied, dropped the gun and had his hands up when the officer shot him. Toledo’s friend had handed him the gun before fleeing. CHICAGO — A key detail raised in court about the fatal police shooting of 13-year-old Adam...

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  • April 15, 2021

I know investigations take a long time but this man has caused so much damage with his enablers, I want to see some depositions, some results, and some accountability.   With all the damage he has caused, I think this is long overdue.   The Mueller report was squashed and now that...

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  • April 12, 2021

The week has started badly and tragically. Even the Suez Canal got blocked. but we should at least think about Spring Cleaning, even if we never get it completed. It’s enough to make you nuke a space hurricane, eat a pie under the covers, or buy a QAnon Sudoku decoder...

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  • March 24, 2021

Received this e-mail today from Parkland father and activist, Fred Guttenberg, in support of Rep. Tim Ryan’s (D. OH) potential U.S. Senate campaign: Rep. Tim Ryan (D. OH) You may not recognize my name, but you may remember my daughter. Jaime was just 14 years old when she walked into...

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  • March 16, 2021

OMG, this was brilliant! https://twitter.com/AnitaM86/status/1367911317491834888?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw If you can’t see it, a reporter (I don’t know which outlet) asked, “A lot of Americans are saying that, you know, the surges are happening under President Biden’s watch, after he reversed some previous policies. Does the administration take any accountability for what’s happening?” Jen...

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  • March 5, 2021

OMG, this was brilliant! x Jen Psaki not taking any nonsense, immigration edition. pic.twitter.com/7Z75x4jpEO — Anita (@AnitaM86) March 5, 2021 If you can’t see it, a reporter (I don’t know which outlet) asked, “A lot of Americans are saying that, you know, the surges are happening under President Biden's watch,...

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  • March 5, 2021

There are now far too many Trump proxies to ignore, but ignore them we must, simply because liberals seem too frightened, says Anat Shenker-Osorio. “Because in a battle of fear against fear, the right will always win.” Majorie Taylor Green is no Daughter of Kobani, and more like a Turkish taffy for...

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  • February 21, 2021

Violence is not the only way political voice is uttered in a democracy, but the GQP wants it to leverage their reclaiming power. Trump’s acquittal has paved the way for more political violence https://t.co/3Y33P6U3zl — Mother Jones (@MotherJones) February 20, 2021 Last week, the Senate voted to acquit former President Donald Trump...

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  • February 21, 2021

As Texas froze and water shortages abounded, Ted Cruz flew off on a warm vacation to Cancun. The election cannot come soon enough. An entitled Ted Cruz See full episodes here. For a supposedly brilliant Ivy League-educated dude, this was a political mistake that not even a novice would commit....

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  • February 19, 2021

Ted Cruz tried to slither around the coverage of his holiday in Cancun, including an interview on Hannity to offset a series of lies once social media caught him at the airport.  #TedFled because he’s really not all about the accountability or even patriotism considering his role in the insurrection. Cruz's...

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  • February 19, 2021

Ron Johnson didn’t see an ‘armed insurrection’ because who could have foreseen that Trump would threaten violence. In August 2016, Trump called for “second amendment solutions” if Hillary Clinton was elected. Now is the time for 14th Amendment solutions. x By @cgdeaton: Block Trump from office with the 14th Amendment's...

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  • February 16, 2021

since 1995 I have been a secondary social studies teacher, most of the time teaching US Government in some form or another, especially since I first began teaching in a high school in August of 1998.  I have been a “classroom” teacher of government for 3 of the 4 Presidential...

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  • February 14, 2021

On Friday, three hours of Castor and Schoen defending Trump, demonstrating that there will be very fine people on both sides in an insurrection somehow not connected to the incitement of Trump. Worse will be that somehow Trump had rights to foment violence as a clear and present danger to elected officials....

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  • February 11, 2021

Club rules seem to apply and Democrats don’t have the Senate votes to convict, perhaps wishing to settle for impeaching Trump twice, despite the insurrectionist attack on the Capitol. GQP senators’ cowardice continues with their fear of Trumpist voters, not wishing “to purify government, prevent future crimes and give warning to those who...

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  • February 9, 2021

The Trumpist GOP identifies its allegiances. Nice to see Philip Bump using DKos data. Eleven members of the House Republican caucus took the unusual step Thursday of supporting a Democratic-led effort to punish freshman Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) for comments she made before coming to Congress. It was the latest...

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  • February 6, 2021

A majority of people polled want Trump convicted in the upcoming Senate impeachment trial, as pressure is being applied to GOP senators. A Republican group plans to run ads in the home states of nearly two dozen GOP senators during next week’s impeachment trial, pressuring them to vote to convict...

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  • February 6, 2021

The Rand corporation think-tank reports that there are bipartisan efforts to set up a 1/6 commission, but the reality is that there’s still so much fact-finding and discovery ahead. Trump mob actions go back far but gained importance in events like Trump’s trips to Arizona and Oklahoma, where armed elements chose...

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  • January 27, 2021

Here’s the latest news out of Virginia: Former governor Terry McAuliffe has released his plan for reforming the state’s criminal justice system, focusing on parole, marijuana legalization and the restoration of voting rights. The Plan of Action for a Fairer Commonwealth prioritizes rehabilitation and second chances, fighting to achieve justice in...

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  • January 25, 2021

Trump may have only toyed with the idea of a third party until he realized how much money he needed to grift up front from people who would need to stay out of prison. Gaslight is indeed political vaporware. Wow, it really is shocking that the people who incited an...

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  • January 25, 2021

The entire ThisWeek panel slammed former Governor Chris Christie for creating a false equivalence between insurrection and protests. Is Christie so devoid of morals? See full episodes here. Republican leadership has been trying to use President Biden’s “unity” message to stop Donald Trump’s prosecution for inciting the insurrection. Matthew Dowd had the relevant...

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  • January 24, 2021

Her closing statement could be taken figuratively and literally. Karen Finney had the most important message to Democrats & GOP today. Karen Finney nails it x x YouTube Video See full episodes here. I was really disappointed with the overall coverage of the Sunday morning shows today. Recently, Anand Giridharadas...

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  • January 17, 2021

Received this e-mail today from former presidential candidate, Rep. Beto O’Rourke’s (D. TX) organization, Powered By People: Beto O’Rourke (D. TX) Ted Cruz led the effort to overturn the 2020 election results in the Senate, placing our democracy on the altar of his own political ambition. Two major Texas newspapers...

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  • January 12, 2021

Montana Senator Jon Tester has made it clear that he will not hesitate to expel Ted Cruz and Josh Hawley from the Senate for insurrection. Senator Jon Tester serious about Ted Cruz & Josh Hawley expulsion x x YouTube Video See full episodes here. Jon Tester wrote an op-ed in...

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  • January 12, 2021

The facts of the matter: The Orange Tyrant and his minions incited a violent mob to attack the Capitol. This was an attempted coup d’état. It failed. Republicans are whining that impeachment will divide the nation. Where were they the last four years? The Republican clown car attempted to overturn...

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  • January 11, 2021

as you can read in this powerful and troubling Washington Post story. Consider: The McConnell adviser, who described his role on the condition of anonymity because of security concerns after the attack, reached out to former top officials at the Justice Department. Speaking in a whisper, he told one the...

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  • January 10, 2021

Vanity Fair’s Emily Jane Fox has a dispatch from Jared and Ivanka’s World. (It’s the same world as yours, but without all that accountability and ability to feel shame and such.) The gist? The couple have about as much chance of reentering elite Manhattan social circles as this guy has...

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  • January 8, 2021

Nothing but baboons: x “Baboons do not go far from the place of their birth.” Maasai proverb https://t.co/6pedtij0BT— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) January 3, 2021 x Fun Fact: In 1861, 11 U.S. Senators were expelled from the Senate for refusing to recognize the election of Abraham Lincoln. — Alex Cole (@acnewsitics)...

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  • January 3, 2021

The United Nations Human Rights Council has issued an expert opinion that Trump’s pardons of the Blackwater mercenaries who shot up Nisour Square in Baghdad was a violation of international law. “Pardoning the Blackwater contractors is an  affront to justice and to the victims of the Nisour Square massacre and...

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  • December 30, 2020

Ben Smilowitz, Executive Director of Disaster Accountability Project, makes a case for a billion vaccines now. Trump’s COVID dereliction even worse. Ben Smilowitz has an important message. x x YouTube Video Politics Done Right Live weekdays @ 3:00 PM Central Video Zoom: LINK — Live Calls: (346)248-7799 ID:254 0 9091 Topics: Chuck...

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  • December 17, 2020

 Regarding republican legislators, Do all of us realize, we are paying these people to do this horrific coup?  We cannot continue to let this stand. This talking is getting us nowhere but stressed and more apt to get sick if not down right killed.  These people who are in this...

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  • December 10, 2020

 Regarding republican legislators, Do all of us realize, we are paying these people to do this horrific coup?  We cannot continue to let this stand. This talking is getting us nowhere but stressed and more apt to get sick if not down right killed.  These people who are in this...

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  • December 10, 2020

We wondered a few years back when we were saying Buckle up…what he would do.  We wondered what his enablers would continue to back.   Would he start a war?  Would he declare martial law?  Now we know the beginning and we still don’t know the finale.   He is trying to...

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  • October 29, 2020

The newest shield for racism, sexism, and just poor behavior is a new set of buzz words. Instead of facing the truth about systemic racism, the words ‘Race Card’ become a shield. Instead of answering for blatant sexism, we say ‘PC culture’ is overtaking us. And for pure bad behavior,...

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  • October 28, 2020
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There aren’t a lot of Governor races for me to cover this year. Governors Roy Cooper (D. NC) and Jay Inslee (D. WA) are looking good heading into re-election and Montana’s Governor race is the only real toss-up. But if there’s one race that could possibly break late, it’s the...

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  • October 11, 2020

Wow: Some of the biggest and most deadly COVID-19 outbreaks in the U.S. stemmed from the meatpacking industry. But Sen. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) was reluctant to call for accountability, including when it came to a Colorado-based plant Gardner received donations from, Business Insider reports. Early in the pandemic, meatpacking factories'...

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  • September 25, 2020

The media love their political horse races, which is why an eminently qualified Democratic candidate managed to lose the presidency to a surly, KFC-besotted yam in 2016. Of course, this year’s presidential election isn’t so much a horse race as a Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome death match to determine whether we...

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  • September 24, 2020

Hell yeah: Gov. Steve Bullock filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Great Falls Tuesday against the United States Postal Service and Postmaster General Louis DeJoy for what he calls “unlawful actions that have directly harmed Montanans by impeding the flow of mail.” It appears Bullock is the first...

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  • September 9, 2020

Looks like someone forgot to scrub his Twitter account. x I was never a big fan of John McCain, disagreed with him on many things including ridiculous endless wars and the lack of success he had in dealing with the VA and our great Vets, but the lowering of our...

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  • September 4, 2020

More Trump nonsense, perpetuating a lie, and Trump will bring it Tuesday to Kenosha, Wisconsin. America has always been at war with Eastasia. Portland and Kenosha. You’d think someone would have noticed all those decades of a burning Portland. then again “Trump says Biden is controlled “by people who are in the...

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  • September 1, 2020

Here’s the latest news out of Pennsylvania: Former Vice President Joe Biden continues to lead President Donald Trump in Pennsylvania, according to a new poll being released Thursday, with voters giving the Democratic nominee a seven-point lead. The Franklin and Marshall College Poll, conducted from Aug. 17 to 23 while the...

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  • August 27, 2020

Received this e-mail today from the Wisconsin Democratic Party: In the wake of the horrifying police shooting of Jacob Blake, a Black man in Kenosha, who was shot in the back while his three children watched, Governor Evers called the State Legislature into a special session on police accountability and transparency....

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  • August 26, 2020

From Salon: Maine farmers have blamed recent changes at the U.S. Postal Service after receiving thousands of dead baby chicks due to shipping delays. The state's postal workers blamed the slowdown on a bill championed by Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, that “weakened the Postal Service” — and faces a tough...

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  • August 23, 2020

He’s golfing again this weekend in Bedminster. Will he do more pseudo-pressers and populate the “press corps” with “reporters’ from Epoch Times, Gateway Pundit, and OAN. “The president is back at his New Jersey golf resort, bringing his taxpayer-paid golf tab to $142 million.” x Trump’s here at Bedminster, his...

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  • August 14, 2020

​Will Saletan discusses “Trump’s interference or negligence in every stage of the government’s failure: preparation, mobilization, public communication, testing, mitigation, and reopening.” Then America’s luck ran out. “The U.S., which accounts for less than 5% of the world population, leads all other countries in global coronavirus infections and deaths” —...

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  • August 10, 2020
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