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For over a year, teachers and school boards have fought the myth of Critical Race Theory (CRT) being a bludgeon to batter white kids’ delicate psyche(s). Christopher Rufo, a conservative activist and senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, has long been an advocate of school choice and privatization and glommed...

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  • September 21, 2022

As the grandfather of 12 grandchildren, I worry about their safety, health, and lives in this time of excessive gun violence, denial of history, and the life-destroying spread of the virus. Despite their vulnerability, the children of America who frighten me most are the so-called responsible adults who have decided...

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  • August 6, 2021

Armed with a civil war sword, Bruce Westerman (R-AR) crouched on a commode, ready for a last stand because the lost cause insurrectionists were crashing and trashing Capitol offices. Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy abandoned Westerman to an uncertain fate, because McCarthy’s security deemed him not important enough to save. ““Westerman, the only...

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  • April 27, 2021

President Joe Biden announced today that every state has removed age eligibility for Covid-19 vaccinations so anyone 16 or over can received a Pfizer/BioNtech shot and anyone18 or over can receive a dose of Moderna’s vaccine. Biden’s goal of 200 million vaccinations in his first 100 days should be reached this Wednesday, eight days...

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  • April 19, 2021

The Center for Disease Control reports 76.9% of all Americans over the age of 65 have received at least one shot of Covid-19 vaccine as of yesterday.  Some 33.7% of the entire US population has also received one or two doses. The percentage of adult US residents who have been injected...

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  • April 8, 2021

“As in the Times Op-Ed from which the book originated, the title refers to the results of studies conducted in Germany from the mid-nineteen-eighties onward, which reported, among other intriguing findings, that eighty per cent of East German women always experienced orgasm during sex, compared to sixty-three per cent of...

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  • April 8, 2021

The CEO of YouTube just announced that Donald Trump will be let back on the platform. Bloomberg News reports that Facebook is likely to lift Trump's ban as well, allowing him to once again push his lies and racist conspiracy theories all over the Internet. — Don Winslow (@donwinslow) April...

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  • April 7, 2021

Previous guy and the GQP continue to be weird and entirely predictable. Weird and even entirely predictable — Kim Mangone (@KimMangone) April 4, 2021 Mike Huckabee doubled down on the usual RW hate, timing it for his evangelical Easter program shown on some shopping channels, because there’s no such thing...

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  • April 4, 2021

Still early and a far too familiar pattern has been repeated today in Boulder, Colorado. 10 are dead including one first responding police officer. More information has yet to be revealed much like the shootings in Atlanta. If only Republicans were as concerned about checking the backgrounds of people who...

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  • March 23, 2021

What’s funnier than Mike Pence being sent to the doghouse after spending four-plus years as Donald Trump’s captive purse poodle? I honestly can’t think of anything—though if Ted Cruz falls down an open manhole while looking at My Little Pony furry porn on his phone, I may have to reassess.  Months...

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  • March 22, 2021

Efforts to increase vaccinations for Covid-19 involve finding and reallocation doses that are not being used, removing bottlenecks in manufacturing, testing the efficacy of mixing and matching different types of vaccines, and improving the reporting of daily vaccinations. The two approved vaccinations from Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna are now averaging about...

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  • February 4, 2021

In other words, a monstrous, noxious, venal scheme to lightly garnish the shart soufflé that is Donald Trump’s presidency. The New York Times: As President Trump prepares to leave office in days, a lucrative market for pardons is coming to a head, with some of his allies collecting fees from...

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  • January 17, 2021

The myriad investigations and impeachment of President Bill Clinton could be explained as direct power politics, but there was always a larger motivation that explained events.  Bill Clinton broke through the Republicans’ wall of the Solid South.  Over his two campaigns, Clinton won (once or twice) Georgia, Florida, Tennessee, Arkansas, Louisiana,...

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  • December 12, 2020

Lack of standing is the reason for SCOTUS dismissing the Ken Paxton suit to overturn the votes of four states. Meritless frivolity remains. x #BREAKING: #SCOTUS throws out Texas's suit attempting to challenge presidential election results in four battleground states, granting Texas leave to file its complaint but summarily dismissing its...

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  • December 11, 2020

The Kraken Caucus makes itself known. GOP sedition messaging harkens back to the 19th Century, except Trump's lost cause won't rise again. This time it’s not a Brooks Brothers Riot but pseudo-secessionist displays. “Trump can't handle the concept of the label 'loser'” as he pimps a 'seditious abuse of justice', and Jake Tapper...

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  • December 11, 2020

The latest GOP logical fallacy is how not finding fraud is proof that there is fraud.  Remember that one of the 17 AGs supporting the Texas AG’s attempt to get a pardon, South Dakota AG Jason Ravnsborg hit and killed a man in his car, left the scene, and told police the...

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  • December 10, 2020

From The Huffington Post: For weeks, the couple had done almost nothing but sell. Loeffler was one of several senators who faced public outrage for unloading millions of dollars in stock before most Americans understood the towering threat posed by the coronavirus pandemic. Then shortly before the CARES Act, a...

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  • December 8, 2020

Usually when Ted Cruz “guarantees” something, it’s more along the lines of “I guarantee you no one can hear you scream from the basement of this abandoned warehouse in Arkansas.” Or so I assume. I have no direct knowledge of this, but then Ted had no basis for this statement, either:...

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  • November 23, 2020

I look forward to this MAGA experiment ending in November and being stuffed away in a coffee can, wrapped in a sock, and buried in the backyard at noon on January 20th, 2021. This embarrassing blight on modern American politics and democracy thankfully has an early expiration date, or so...

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  • October 16, 2020

From The Kansas City-Star: The bulk of Kansas Republican Rep. Roger Marshall’s Senate campaign team have health insurance because of the law their boss and other Republicans have repeatedly sought to repeal. Marshall’s campaign staff are independent contractors rather than employees. It means that the campaign does not have to...

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  • October 1, 2020

cookpolitical.com/… Consistent polling weakness in two Midwestern states that Trump won easily four years ago has convinced Cook Political Report to move Iowa and Ohio from Lean Republican to Tossup. In June they moved both states from Likely Republican to Lean Republican. Trump is polling much worse among white voters in...

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  • September 30, 2020

Former President Barack Obama teamed up with NowThis to emphasize that not only how important it is to vote in the presidential election but also to help Democrats win in down ballot races: x You don't need me to tell you what's at stake in this election. Now is the...

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  • September 24, 2020

The Princeton Election Consortium posts a daily map of the electoral college predictions based on current polling. In addition to the most likely scenario, they also post maps showing how the results change if either candidate outperforms the polling by 3%. This is important because 3% is the difference between...

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  • September 17, 2020

In August 1619, the first known slave ship arrived from Africa on the American shore. That became the date for the start of slavery in the colonies and later the United States. The “peculiar institution” has been foundational to the country, from the structure of the Constitution to the Civil...

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  • September 6, 2020

Some big news today: x I’m proud to endorse this diverse and hopeful collection of thoughtful, empathetic, and highly qualified Democrats. If you’re in one of their districts or states, make sure you vote for them this fall. And if you can, vote early—by mail or in person. https://t.co/PSm3Rf3wkF pic.twitter.com/7RXrJriBz8—...

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  • August 4, 2020

cookpolitical.com/… Cook Political Report has shifted six US Houses, five in the direction of the Democratic candidates. A week ago Cook changed ratings on five Senate seats all in the direction of the Democratic candidate, and said the Democrats are now favored to take control of the upper house this fall....

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  • July 31, 2020

This guy is such an asshole: Alabama GOP Senate candidate Tommy Tuberville is fundraising and holding face-to-face meetings in Washington this week, defying orders from the city that visitors from certain coronavirus hot spots quarantine upon arrival. Tuberville spent at least some of his time in D.C. at the Trump International Hotel, according...

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  • July 31, 2020

Fucking asshole: The Arkansas Republican senator Tom Cotton has called the enslavement of millions of African people “the necessary evil upon which the union was built”. Cotton, widely seen as a possible presidential candidate in 2024, made the comment in an interview with the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette published on Sunday. He was speaking...

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  • July 27, 2020

centerforpolitics.org/… Larry Sabato’s Crystal Ball has shifted its ratings on another eight US House races. Five Republican held seats have moved toward the Democratic candidate. Two Democratic seats have gone from “Tossup” to “Lean Democrat”, and WI CD-3 has been shifted the other way from “Safe Democrat” to “Likely Democrat”. http://www.dailykos.com/… On...

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  • July 23, 2020

He isn’t the winner of the  Republican asshole of the week, but Governor Asa Hutchinson of Arkansas will be issuing a mandate for wearing masks to combat the coronavirus on…Drum roll please…Monday. LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — Governor Asa Hutchinson announced he would issue a mask mandate in Arkansas, effective...

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  • July 16, 2020

http://www.cnn.com/… Walmart Stores, including Sam’s Clubs, will require all its customers to wear a mask starting July 20. The world’s largest retailer is joining a growing list of national store chains that require facial coverings as the cases of Covid-19 are increasing at more than 60,000 a day in the United States. The...

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  • July 15, 2020

Rick Wilson is correct that “Everything Trump touches dies,” but Trump has little helpers — call them Trump Mini-Mees — who assist him in dealing out death to Americans with COVID-19.  And those Trump Mini-Mees are commonly referred to as “Republican Governors.”  They really are a rouges gallery, and it is truly...

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  • July 11, 2020

Former presidential candidate, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D. MA), endorsed a whole slate of down ballot Democrats today. Two of them are for the U.S. Senate: x .@MikeEspyMS will fight his heart out for the people of Mississippi with empathy and determination. I’m proud to endorse him and his historic...

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  • June 20, 2020

projects.fivethirtyeight.com/… The two major national polls released today are Quinnipiac which shows Biden with an 8% lead and  the Fox News Poll which has Biden with a 12% lead. An average of 10% seems about right and mostly agrees with the state polls. Website 538 shows Trump’s average approval looking at...

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  • June 19, 2020

Received this e-mail today from the progressive organization, Progress America: Sen. Tom Cotton of Arkansas has always been willing to go out on a limb in the name of extremism. When Barack Obama was President, and Sen. Cotton had been in the Senate for a bit over a year, Cotton...

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  • June 4, 2020
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Show of Farce. Peaceful protest in the day, now earlier curfews. x JUST CONFIRMED: Denver Police seized these guns and tactical gear from two men who showed up to the protest on Friday. One of them, Chevy McGee, tells me he didn't break any laws. McGee is part of the...

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  • June 2, 2020
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We are at an interesting point, the necessity for socially distanced behavior and the imposition of De Facto martial law. Even as there is peaceful protest during the day time, there will be problematic police behavior in the evening. Remember that Trump needs martial law or at least its quasi-military manifestation to...

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  • June 2, 2020

Seems the Media attention is all on Brian Kemp of Georgia and his reopening experiment with with the lives of his fellow Georgians during a viral pandemic.  And DeSantis gets the same level of scrunity because…well….It’s Florida.  Meanwhile, AL, MS, and SC have increasing numbers of coronavirus infections since their own grand...

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  • May 30, 2020

The plan is no plan for IMPOTUS*, the new normal will be a death toll daily equivalent to a 9/11 every day. Federal guidelines are being ignored by states because Trump has decided to ignore it as well. “The plan is to have no plan” is not a strategy, really. Nor...

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  • May 6, 2020

As we all binge watch TV and YouTube, I came across this great clip of Elvis Costello interviewing fmr. President Bill Clinton before a relatively small crowd in Arkansas.  What makes the clip interesting is that the subject matter is largely confined to music.  Whatever you think of his policies, Clinton is...

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  • April 27, 2020

Received this e-mail from U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D. MA): Rooting out corruption and making Washington work for working people starts with protecting our House majority this November. Republicans have proved over and over again that they’ll continue to put corporations and special interests above all else. That’s why it’s...

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  • April 27, 2020

Received this e-mail today from U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D. MA): 2020 is the most important election of our lives. We need to win back the White House — but we can’t stop there. To put people first as we work through this crisis — and to make big, structural...

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  • April 23, 2020

Do political decisions by Trump allies, protesters, and red state governors like Brian Kemp of Georgia and Ron DeSantis of Florida negate the IHME model for the coronavirus?  For those not into the weeds of coronavirus modeling, the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington produced...

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  • April 21, 2020

How many deaths would you condone in order to liberate your state’s economy? When you admit to an acceptable number of deaths you have already lost the argument. Crimes against humanity are on the horizon for Individual-1. x Huge bump in coronavirus in states without stay at home orders. Oklahoma...

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  • April 18, 2020

Nathan L. Gonzales, Editor & Publisher of The Rothenberg & Gonzales Political Report,  has a piece out in Roll Call where he discusses the status of the. upcoming Senate elections. He does not bear good news for two GOP Senators. First up, U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R. CO): GOP Sen. Cory...

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  • April 6, 2020

He may or may not be a savior during this coronavirus pandemic, but Democratic Kentucky Govenor Andy Beshear is so much better than the anti-vaccine, chickenpox loving, and anti-science former Governor Matt Bevin.  As Josepth Gerth of the Louisville Courier-Journal reminds us, Bevin posted this on his Twitter account on...

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  • April 4, 2020

x Alabama – Ivey (R)Arkansas – Hutchinson (R)Iowa — Reynolds (R)Missouri — Parson (R)Nebraska — Ricketts (R)North Dakota — Burgum (R)Oklahoma — Stitt (R)South Carolina — McMaster (R)South Dakota — Noem (R)Texas — Abbott (R)Utah — Herbert (R)Wyoming — Gordon (R) https://t.co/Uslo2yMvYg— Charlotte Clymer 🏳️‍🌈 (@cmclymer) April 2, 2020 x...

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  • April 2, 2020

Arkansas Kossacks, mark your calendars: Democratic candidate for president Elizabeth Warren will campaign in Arkansas Saturday. Warren will hold a town hall in Little Rock at 1 p.m. at North Shore Riverwalk Park. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. The public can RSVP on the campaign website. This comes while early voting...

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  • February 26, 2020

A front-page diary right now is detailing how SoS Pompeo’s explanations for killing Soleimani make no sense: Mike Pompeo keeps blowing up Donald Trump’s excuses for blowing up an Iranian general. Turns out there’s a very good reason why Pompeo has to keep coming up with new  excuses and fairy...

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  • January 10, 2020

Once again, newly elected Democratic Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear has kept another campaign promise: signing an executive order that ended Matt Bevin’s “work requirements” for Medicaid.  For those not in the know, Republican Governor Matt Bevin hated, hated, hated the ACA and the Medicaid expansion under then Democratic Governor Steve...

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  • December 16, 2019
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