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If you take a moment and listen to the so-called moderate wing of the Republican party, they are as extreme as the rest. This weekend Utah Senator Mitt Romney was roundly booed by members of his party at the Utah GOP convention. The crime that elicited the verbal censure from...

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  • May 3, 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

Received this e-mail from former presidential candidate, Rep. Beto O’Rourke’s (D. TX) organization, Powered By People: Just this week, our team found out that there were two voter suppression bills — HB6 in the Texas State House, SB7 in the Texas State Senate — that were going to be introduced....

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  • March 27, 2021

Replying to Representative Adam Kinzinger’s family, what a sad letter diatribe to send to one of your own. I am a democratic socialist. I am an antifascist. I support gun control. I am a non-theist Buddhist [atheist]. I support Extinction Rebellion. I approve of the Green New Deal. I believe...

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  • February 16, 2021

Detainees at two different ICE detention centers were threatened by ICE agents that they would be exposed to inmates with COVID unless they submitted to a transfer. The guard made the threat clear, Clovis Fozao, one of the detained men, told The Intercept: If the detained migrants didn’t submit, they...

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  • February 7, 2021

Received this e-mail today from newly appointed U.S. Senator Alex Padilla’s (D. CA) re-election campaign: Immigration reform is urgent and a matter of life or death for people fleeing violence or persecution. Immigrants needlessly suffered under Donald Trump. It's time to right those wrongs. That's why I stand with President...

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  • January 22, 2021

I was talking to a colleague yesterday and a word that has driven me crazy since its entrance into the lexicon in the last 20 years came up, ‘microaggression.’ The word bothers me because it carries with it a minimization of racism that soothes the oppressive nature of white privilege....

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  • December 16, 2020

Donald Trump has frequently referred to COVID-19 as an “invisible enemy” — which may be why he’s pretending he doesn’t see it. The coronavirus outbreak is worse than it’s ever been in this country, but as the lame duck à l'orange flops about for the next two months like an...

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  • November 25, 2020

I’ve argued with many a conservative over the years. No matter what the argument, be it violence against women, kids in cages, killing old people to save the economy, etc., the right-wing extremists will always try to bring up abortion. They do this for two reasons: they can’t possibly justify their...

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  • October 30, 2020

Other than delusions of victory, Trump is trailing and needs to win the debates. Yet Trump, as with his original 2016 plan, remains focused on surviving past inauguration day short of an indictment.  Trump is desperate for a post-election deal that will cover his massive billion-dollar debts which he may cover...

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  • September 29, 2020

The Trump Administration does not dispute that Dana Rohrabacher and Charles Johnson offered Assange a pardon from Trump if he would say Russia had nothing to do with the DNC Wikileaks.   Assange was offered presidential pardon to help 'resolve' Russia's role in the DNC hack and cover up links...

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  • September 18, 2020

“What is Moria? It is where Europe’s ideals—solidarity, human rights, a safe haven for victims of war and violence—dissolve in a tangle of bureaucracy, indifference, and lack of political will. It is the normalization of a humanitarian crisis. It is the moral failure of Europe”. Rachel Donadio Over twelve thousand...

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  • September 9, 2020

“What is Moria? It is where Europe’s ideals—solidarity, human rights, a safe haven for victims of war and violence—dissolve in a tangle of bureaucracy, indifference, and lack of political will. It is the normalization of a humanitarian crisis. It is the moral failure of Europe”. Rachel Donadio Over twelve thousand...

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  • September 9, 2020

Received this e-mail today from former presidential candidate, Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D. TX), inn support of Sima Ladjevardian’s (D. TX-02) campaign: Sima Ladjevardian (D. TX-02) Tonight, Dan Crenshaw will be speaking at the Republican National Convention. It’s only fitting that in a party that has dropped any pretense at a...

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  • August 26, 2020

A “virulently racist” Trump has made the nation seem like Stockholm Syndrome’s identifying with the terrorist, as Mary Trump doesn’t underestimate the Trump family’s vindictiveness. The last question by Rachel Maddow was concern for Mary Trump’s personal safety, now that the book is now generally available; she’s taken precautions. Denial is...

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  • July 17, 2020

Today, President Donald J. Trump and Attorney General William P. Barr announced significant cases related to Joint Task Force Vulcan (JTFV), an initiative launched in August 2019 aimed at disrupting, dismantling, and ultimately, destroying MS-13. President Trump and Attorney General Barr announced a number of significant cases associated with JTFV,...

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  • July 15, 2020

Just posted on Politico: DOJ seeks new emergency powers amid coronavirus pandemic The Justice Department has quietly asked Congress for the ability to ask chief judges to detain people indefinitely without trial during emergencies — part of a push for new powers that comes as the coronavirus spreads through the...

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  • March 21, 2020

Help Change Our Cruel and Dangerous Immigration Policies For a better future,  Debra Schrishuhn and Dan O’Neal for Alan, Mike F., Janis, Mike H., Donna, Dr. Bill, Kimberly, and Bryan—your PDA National Team Pitch In Time and/or MoneyTo Elect Humane Candidates   Tell Congress To BlockTrump’s Impotent Wall   Progressive...

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  • March 13, 2020

Happy Valentines Day—Unless You’re One Of Trump’s Targets In solidarity, Dan O’Neal and Debra Schrishuhn for Alan, Mike F., Janis, Mike H., Donna, Dr. Bill, Kimberly, and Bryan—your PDA National Team We Believe That Love Is Stronger Than HateTell Congress To Block Trump’s Hateful Wall!   Valentine’s Day is a...

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  • February 14, 2020
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  • January 31, 2020

As part of the ongoing project to catalog every awful thing the Trump Administration has done as a reference for future political arguments and whatever few posterity survives to see 2020, here’s everything awful the Trump Administration has done this week. Democrats released documents revealing the Trump’s involvement in the...

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  • January 16, 2020

Progressives around the country strongly urge the 2020 candidates to take bold and fearless stances on several policy issues from immigration to a Green New Deal to Medicare for All. The results are in!  In recent weeks, MoveOn sent a 2020 National Presidential Survey to tens of thousands of MoveOn...

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  • January 10, 2020

As part of the ongoing project to catalog every awful thing the Trump Administration has done as a reference for future political arguments and whatever few posterity survives to see 2020, here’s everything awful the Trump Administration has done this week. Dramatically escalated the threat of war with Iran by...

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  • January 10, 2020

As part of the ongoing project to catalog every awful thing the Trump Administration has done as a reference for future political arguments and whatever few posterity survives to see 2020, here’s everything awful the Trump Administration has done this week. Substantially increased DACA renewal fees 1732. Shutdown a Federal database...

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  • January 3, 2020

Please, tell me more about the phony war on Christmas, and how traumatizing it is for you to see black Santas, Holiday Trees, or someone trying to wish you good tidings without the word “Merry.” While you are enjoying your first-world privilege outrage, there is a young child in a cramped cage,...

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  • December 25, 2019

When you have the gnocchi-heads at Fox & Friends asking skeptical questions, you know you’ve gone off the deep end. Donald Trump appeared on his favorite show this morning to rant like an elderly man masturbating to vintage JC Penney catalogs in front of Dunkin’ Donuts.  Trump can’t get over his...

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  • November 22, 2019

As part of the ongoing project to catalog every awful thing the Trump Administration has done as a reference for future political arguments and whatever few posterity survives to see 2020, here’s everything awful the Trump Administration has done this week. 1662. Proposed fees on asylum seekers and DACA renewals 1663. Caused...

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  • November 15, 2019

Unlike the failed coup in Venezuela, this time in Bolivia, the military has prevailed upon Evo Morales to resign. Banana Republicans finally manage a military coup, this time in Bolivia, but there are cautionary tales. x Breaking News: President Evo Morales of Bolivia has announced his resignation after the military...

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  • November 10, 2019

On June 12, 2016, three short years ago, 49 Americans [mostly members of the LGBTQ+ community] were slaughtered by a coward at the Pulse Night Club in Orlando, Florida. President Trump, who described himself as a champion for gay rights, “I’m much better for the gays,” marked the solemn anniversary...

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  • October 12, 2019

As part of the ongoing project to catalog every awful thing the Trump Administration has done as a reference for future political arguments and whatever few posterity survives to see 2020, here’s everything awful the Trump Administration has done this week. 1591. Blocked the release of a whistleblower report on potentially...

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  • September 27, 2019

I try really hard not to scream when I hear, “the both sides do it” argument, that is usually offered up by Republicans, whenever trouble strikes.  They pull out, “but what about…” instead of admitting a problem exist. Even as kids, we learned the folly of, “if Billy jumps off...

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  • September 20, 2019

As part of the ongoing project to catalog every awful thing the Trump Administration has done as a reference for future political arguments and whatever few posterity survives to see 2020, here’s everything awful the Trump Administration has done this week. 1560. Continued to consider putting tariffs on French products 1561. Pushed...

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  • September 13, 2019

As part of the ongoing project to catalog every awful thing the Trump Administration has done as a reference for future political arguments and whatever few posterity survives to see 2020, here’s everything awful the Trump Administration has done this week. 1549. Sought to deport children with life threatening illnesses 1550. Escalated...

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  • September 6, 2019

In solidarity,  Debra Schrishuhn and Dan O’Neal for Alan, Mike F, Janis, Mike H, Shayna, Dr Bill, Kimberly, and Bryan—your PDA National Team The Cruelty Is The Point   Every week this administration finds new ways to persecute immigrants, whether they are documented or undocumented, seeking asylum, or speaking out...

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  • August 30, 2019

Received this e-mail from MJ Hegar’s (D. TX) U.S. Senate campaign: MJ Hegar (D. TX) Team, what’s happening at the border is in direct conflict with our values, and it’s important we hold the politicians who are allowing it accountable. We have children in cages, babies being separated from their...

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  • August 27, 2019

Received this e-mail today from CREDO Action: While Donald Trump attempts to use the El Paso and Dayton massacres to supercharge his anti-immigrant agenda, Republicans are breaking Senate rules to institutionalize xenophobia and hate.1 Sen. Lindsay Graham just abused his power as chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee to jam through a...

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  • August 10, 2019

Stephen Miller is behind all of the carnage we are facing.  We have known Trump is a puppet and I read and reread Miller’s biography and I wonder why Mueller did not interview him.   The House should start immediate investigations on Stephen Miller. Based on this, I believe he is...

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  • August 8, 2019

The Fake President Fake Condolence Tour is scheduled to make a stop in El Paso tomorrow, but the city’s residents aren’t having it. They’ve been signing onto an online letter to Trump telling him, in no uncertain terms, to stay the fuck out. Written by the Border Network For Human Rights, the...

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  • August 6, 2019

As part of the ongoing project to catalog every awful thing the Trump Administration has done as a reference for future political arguments and whatever few posterity survives to see 2020, here’s everything awful the Trump Administration has done this week. ____________________________________________________________________________ 1505. Made repeated racially charged attacks against representative Elijah...

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  • August 2, 2019

Following the fall of the Nazi regime, and at the Nuremberg trials, certain German defendants — including concentration camp guards and bureaucrats — raised a famous defense:  “I was just following orders.”   I noticed recently that Trump and Republican have invented a new variant of the defense:  “I was just giving orders.”...

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  • July 29, 2019

As part of the ongoing project to catalog every awful thing the Trump Administration has done as a reference for future political arguments and whatever few posterity survives to see 2020, here’s everything awful the Trump Administration has done this week. ____________________________________________________________________________ 1494. Moved to change citizenship test 1495. Passed a new...

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  • July 26, 2019

Not only has the Republican Party allowed Donald John Trump to operate above the law, but they have also sanctioned his acts beyond humanity.  In 2013 eight Senators, 4 Democrats and 4 Republicans [The Gang of Eight] made a serious foray into ending America’s much-disputed entry policy for foreign emigres...

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  • July 19, 2019

As part of the ongoing project to catalog every awful thing the Trump Administration has done as a reference for future political arguments and whatever few posterity survives to see 2020, here’s everything awful the Trump Administration has done this week. ____________________________________________________________________________ 1483. Told Alexandria Ocasio-Cortes and Illhan Omar to “go...

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  • July 19, 2019

Playing some catch up here. Received this e-mail from former Columbus, GA Mayor Teresa Tomlinson’s (D. GA) U.S. Senate campaign: Separating families fleeing extreme crime, poverty, and violence must not be who we are as a country. Putting children in cages to score political points with your base would have...

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  • July 17, 2019

< p class=”is-empty-p” style=”text-align:justify”> Speaker Nancy Pelosi needs to be careful not to throw shade at the millennials she accused of being Twitter creations this past weekend.  I believe that Ms. Pelosi is trying to head off the Democrats mimicking the Tea Party.  The Republican faction, now known as the...

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  • July 8, 2019

In Latin America, the situation has deteriorated to the extent that criminal gangs have taken over large areas in the wake of civil wars in the region.  Much of this is due to a US policy of deporting thousands and thousands of gang members, trained in US prisons in LA, into Latin...

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  • July 8, 2019

Monsters. From two senior staff attorneys with the American Civil Liberties Union: ICE Detention Center Says It’s Not Responsible for Staff's Sexual Abuse of Detainees Although the employee pled guilty to criminal institutional sexual assault under Pennsylvania law, the defendants contend that they should not be liable for any constitutional...

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  • July 4, 2019

I’m submitting this as a diary rather than a comment because I want to draw attention to a particular moment in  moment in history that was examined in today’s WaPo: For Japanese Americans, the debate over what counts as a ‘concentration camp’ is familiar. In 1998, there was an exhibit...

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  • June 20, 2019

She’s not mincing words, folks. Nor should she. The statement: “The President’s new threat of a mass deportation dragnet is an act of utter malice and bigotry, designed solely to inject fear in our communities. This plan revives the horror of the President’s family separation policy, inflicting its inhumanity on...

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  • June 19, 2019

It has become a defining feature, perhaps the defining feature of the m(or)onarchy of King Schitwitz the First. And the longer we live under the thumb of Fumbles the Clown, the more pronounced it gets. I’m talking about the phenomena of “Hey, remember when this shit was funny?” They came out of...

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  • May 31, 2019
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