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Received this e-mail today from U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley (D. OR) in support of U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto’s (D. NV) re-election campaign: President Joe Biden & Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto (D. NV) Do you remember how close the election was in Nevada in 2020? Joe Biden got just 50.06%...

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  • March 29, 2021

Friendly reminder: retiring U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R. PA) is still an asshole and will not be missed: Republican Sen. Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania on Thursday blocked a bill meant to bar private debt collectors from seizing checks issued as part of the recent stimulus bill. The law that Toomey...

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  • March 19, 2021

After Sean Spicer, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Stephanie Grisham, and Kayleigh McEnany, anyone or anything would have been an upgrade as press secretary. A wheel of Gorgonzola with a Furby chip jammed into it would have been better. But, luckily, we did much better. Biden’s first press secretary, Jen Psaki, is knowledgeable,...

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  • March 13, 2021

The airline industry has been hit especially hard during the COVID-19 pandemic because, for some reason, lots of us don’t want to hop into a crowded metal cylinder that, even in a non-COVID world, was roughly the hygienic equivalent of licking the bald heads of random Anytime Fitness customers during flu season....

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  • March 11, 2021

Yeah, this was easy enough to predict. Part of voting against a COVID relief measure that polls better than dolphins riding glitter-farting unicorns on enchanted rainbow highways to free breadsticks and blowhole-waxing night at Olive Garden is that you’re morally obligated to sit back and take your lumps. But as we well...

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  • March 10, 2021

I still remember when Donald Trump got up in front of a throng of masochistic fools and said, of his plutocrat-friendly 2017 tax cut bill, “This is going to cost me a fortune, this thing, believe me. This is not good for me. … I think my accountants are going crazy...

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  • March 8, 2021

What does it say about Republicans that the two biggest assholes in the multiverse were their No. 1 and No. 2 choice for president in 2016? Of course, as with the infinite regression of turtles in Hindu cosmology, it’s assholes all the way down for the GOP. Ted Cruz, the...

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  • March 6, 2021

Received this e-mail today from U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen’s (D. MD) re-election campaign: Wealth and income inequality in America have been increasing dramatically for decades and Trump’s 2017 billionaire tax-cut made this situation even worse. We are now experiencing the extreme inequality levels that existed just prior to the...

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  • March 4, 2021