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I was recently asked; what do you think about the Dave Chappelle controversy? Without explanation, I knew the questioner was referring to his recent Netflix comedy special “The Closer.” I must first confess that I am a big fan of Mr. Chappelle. His now-defunct late-night sketch comedy show, his stand-up,...

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  • October 25, 2021

 Of all the hundreds of voting suppression bills popping up across the country right now, one of the most nefarious is Georgia’s recently passed law that, among other things, makes it a misdemeanor to give water to voters waiting in line. Language was added to an existing law banning voter gifts that...

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  • March 27, 2021

Big news today out of Missouri: Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO): "After 14 general election victories, three to county office, 7 to the US House of Representatives, and four statewide elections, I won't be a candidate for reelection to the United States Senate next year."https://t.co/6HOm3KamIL — Dylan Wells (@dylanewells) March 8,...

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  • March 8, 2021

A glacial landslide scar, all that remained of a previous piece of ice that had collpased, is believed to have triggered a new landslide that slammed into and triggered part of Nanda Devi glacier to collapse. When the rocky debris slammed into the Himalayan glacier’s much larger remnant, it sent rock and ice down a valley...

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  • February 8, 2021

From the Human Rights Campaign,  “Biden’s Executive Order is the most substantive, wide-ranging executive order concerning sexual orientation and gender identity ever issued by a United States president. Today, millions of Americans can breathe a sigh of relief knowing that their President and their government believe discrimination based on sexual...

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  • January 21, 2021
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Some very encouraging news today courtesy of Morning Consult’s latest poll: x #NCsen:Cunningham (D) 47% (+6)Tillis (R-inc) 41%.#AZsen:Kelly (D) 49% (+8)McSally (R-inc) 41%.#MIsen:Peters (D-inc) 49% (+9)James (R) 40%.#COsen:Hickenlooper (D) 50% (+10)Gardner (R-inc) 40%@MorningConsult, LV, 10/2-11https://t.co/7AsGqSmIR8— Political Polls (@Politics_Polls) October 13, 2020 And in the presidential election: x COLORADOBiden 54%Trump 40%...

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  • October 13, 2020

Antifa is a candy and a breath mint. I know because you’re soaking in a floor wax and a dessert topping. x Slave masters weren’t just an idea but apparently it’s one you’re in LOVE with. pic.twitter.com/uwyGQJzOR0— Karyn Bradford Coleman (@KweenKayBee) September 30, 2020 Trump’s shout out to the Proud...

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  • September 30, 2020

 What a sh*tshow. Chris Wallace should have had a microphone kill switch. Many alternative facts got manufactured and Biden won simply by putting up with Trump’s bullying. Daniel Dale will deliver the facts at CNN. x FoxNews’ news division is now covering this as a credible allegation. Russian disinformation rejected by US...

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  • September 30, 2020

So this has been one of the best backstories for a candidate: x .@SenDanSullivan works for #MitchMcConnell – he votes Mitch’s way 97% of the time. I’m a different kind of candidate – one who will always put #Alaska first. Watch our first TV ad and chip in to help...

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  • September 28, 2020

Biden continues to lead with no slippage nationally, and is apparently perceived by 13% as more intelligent than Trump (sic). x New Quinnipiac national poll: Biden 52%Trump 42% Second national poll of the day putting Biden +10, after MU Lawhttps://t.co/xUqrQzeaBs— Greg Sargent (@ThePlumLineGS) September 23, 2020 x Brutal numbers for...

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  • September 23, 2020
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“Let's understand what this is: Donald Trump has confessed, on tape, to the greatest and most deadly lie in all the long history of the United States bar none.” — Steve Schmidt #TrumpLied200KDied  Trump creates a new term, the opposite of downplaying — “up-playing”, because BS is too smelly. Trump doubled down...

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  • September 16, 2020

Mangoface clearly thinks sending armed anonymous federal agents dressed in military camouflage into America’s streets to beat up, snatch up, and generally fuck up American citizens exercising their Constitutional rights will help him win re-election. (It also feeds his sadism, his narcissism, his feelings of power, but mainly it’s about...

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  • July 24, 2020

Received this e-mail today from U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D. OH) in support of Theresa Greenfield’s (D. IA) U.S. Senate campaign: Theresa Greenfield (D. IA) I'll be direct: I need you to donate $5 to Democrat Theresa Greenfield's Iowa Senate campaign » We need to flip the Senate. Period. Election analysts say...

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  • May 28, 2020

Received this e-mail today from U.S. Senator Tim Kaine (D. VA) in support of Dr. Al Gross’ (I. AK) U.S. Senate campaign: You may not know Dr. Al Gross yet, but I'll bet you're going to hear a lot about him soon, and I'll tell you why: Al is running...

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  • May 14, 2020

The progressive Jewish magazine, Forward, has a piece that profiles eight Jewish candidates running for Congress. Four of the candidates profiled are Democrats, including U.S. Senate candidates Jon Ossoff (D. GA) and Matt Lieberman (D. GA). The other Democrats mentioned are Sara Jacobs (D. CA-53) and Kathy Manning (D. NC-06)....

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  • April 19, 2020

Political Wire has a new story out today (paywall): A Poll That Will Send Shock Waves Thru the White House, reporting on a new Navigator poll updated to today. Key takeaways: The public is aware of Trump’s early missteps and “concern over them is only growing. Americans remain very concerned...

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  • April 4, 2020

An article in The Atlantic confirms that today’s Trump presser revealed that Trump’s irresponsibility in privatizing the COVID-19 response came from refusing to use many non-US options available earlier. Favoring US firms to produce tests has been part of the “grave costly errors”. Even as there’s an election that needs major...

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  • March 14, 2020

Peter Wehner argues in The Atlantic (paywall, some free articles) that The Trump Presidency Is Over. It took until the second half of Trump’s first term, but the crisis has arrived in the form of the coronavirus pandemic, and it’s hard to name a president who has been as overwhelmed...

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  • March 13, 2020

All day today I’ve been getting from several Democrats in support of Governor Steve Bullock’s (D. MT) U.S. Senate campaign. Starting with U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D. NY): Governor Steve Bullock just announced he’s running for Senate in Montana! Remember, Democrats need to net just four Senate seats to take back the...

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  • March 10, 2020

Details at this time are unclear as to what exactly caused an enormous glacier collapse on the Andean mountain of Salkantay in Peru. Satellite images should solve the mystery of how the collapse started. There was a similar example of  glacial collapse ice in 2016 in the Himalayas of Tibet...

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  • February 28, 2020

Received this e-mail from U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D. OH) on behalf of End Citizens United in support of Theresa Greenfield’s (D. IA) U.S. Senate campaign: I’ll be direct: I need you to donate $5 to Democrat Theresa Greenfield’s Iowa Senate campaign — it’ll be Triple-Matched >> We need to flip...

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  • February 24, 2020

The IC whistle blower is driving drumpf to hysterics, his twitter feed is blowing up with batshit crazy even more than usual. Attributed to various users, Twitter has given that mask (for Now) man or woman a new Moniker… #OrangeCrush… x Perfect moniker. Spread the word, our day's Deep Throat...

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  • September 28, 2019

Press advocates scored an important legal victory this week when a U.S. District Court judge ordered the White House to reinstate media credentials to reporter Brian Karem, whose access had been stripped away by Donald Trump's team after a dust-up during a Rose Garden ceremony in July. There, former Trump aide...

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  • September 5, 2019

Press advocates scored an important legal victory this week when a U.S. District Court judge ordered the White House to reinstate media credentials to reporter Brian Karem, whose access had been stripped away by Donald Trump's team after a dust-up during a Rose Garden ceremony in July. There, former Trump aide...

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  • September 5, 2019

Received this e-mail today from Vote Vets in support of Dan McCready’s (D. NC-09) campaign: Republicans tried to steal the election from Dan McCready in North Carolina last November. Now they’re trying to buy it. National Republicans are spending FOUR MILLION DOLLARS on television ahead of next month's election. As...

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  • August 8, 2019

After Donald Trump ignited a firestorm by launching a racist attack on four Democratic members of Congress, the Beltway press last week temporarily revised a time-honored journalism tradition of forcing members of the president's party to respond publicly to controversial behavior. The results were utterly predictable, of course, with most Republicans...

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  • July 21, 2019

< p class=”is-empty-p”> Touting Donald Trump as a “rock star,” and genuflecting at the altar of his “greatest show yet,” the media showered the president with unnecessary attention all last week in honor of his re-election rally kickoff in Orlando, Florida. The coverage, which was so reminiscent of 2016, raises...

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  • June 23, 2019

Being brainwashed isn't just for elderly Fox News viewers anymore. After two decades of successfully transforming portions of the Greatest Generation into robotic Bill O'Reilly and Sean Hannity fans, the right-wing media are now winning over younger converts via social media, and specifically by radicalizing viewers on YouTube. Thanks in...

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  • June 17, 2019

It seems to be an argument almost as fundamental as “Which came first, the chicken or the egg?”, and just about as insoluble. On the one hand you have activist progressives who argue that the constitution isn’t interpreted by politics, and Trump’s offenses require impeachment, and the consequences be damned....

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  • May 24, 2019

Now did you see the news today? They say the danger’s gone away. But I can see the fires still alight. They’re burning into the night   Land of Confusion   Genesis My two youngest daughters love zombie movies, especially the Resident Evil franchise. Me personally? I can take ‘em or leave...

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  • January 26, 2019

CRASH!!! Ohhh, sorry about that. I didn’t mean to knock over that china cabinet, but you looked so funny, laying there on the sofa with your eyes closed, moaning and rubbing your temples, that I accidentally fell against it laughing. I’ve never been one to celebrate New Years Eve. If I’m going...

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  • January 1, 2019

One thing is for sure, 2018 had something for everybody. Well, pretty much everybody who was a Democrat, if you’re a Republican, you were shit out of luck. Election night turned into election fortnight, what with Broward county being its usual stumbling-down-the-stairs-drunk self, and California’s pony express style of mail in...

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  • November 24, 2018

Q: How many licks does it take to get to the middle of a Tootsie-Pop? No, not that question, I was just jerkin’ your chain. But there is a very serious question in politics, one that has been brewing, in fact becoming more prevalent as time has gone on. And that question is, “How do...

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  • November 10, 2018

A new Gallup poll last week once again confirmed that Americans are decidedly unimpressed by the GOP’s “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” passed in December. Coming just weeks after a Fox News survey found Obamacare enjoyed greater popularity than the Republican tax cuts, Gallup’s latest tally revealed that respondents continue...

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  • October 14, 2018

There’s been an avalanche of bad news for Donald Trump over the past few days, but you know what would really be funny? This … From CNN: A former Trump World Tower doorman who says he has knowledge of an alleged affair President Donald Trump had with an ex-housekeeper, which...

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  • August 25, 2018

When Tony Schwartz and Tim O’Brien speak about Donald Trump, you best listen. In the mid-’80s, Schwartz spent 18 months voluntarily embedded in Trump’s web of half-truths, lies, and outright howlers. The result was The Art of the Deal, which Schwartz wrote in its entirety and the semi-literate Trump subsequently...

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  • August 24, 2018

Received this e-mail today from U.S. Senator Kamala Harris (D. CA) on behalf of MoveOn.org in support of Rep. Beto O’Rourke’s (D. TX) U.S. Senate campaign and U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D. WI) & Sherrod Brown’s (D. OH) re-election campaigns: Beto O’Rourke (D. TX)   Dear MoveOn member, Progressive champion...

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  • August 10, 2018

There is plenty of doom and gloom at Davos and it could be we are due for another cyclical piece of devastation. Harvard professor Kenneth Rogoff said the fear in the markets stems from a dawning realisation that the Chinese authorities are not magicians after all, and that this time...

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  • January 21, 2016
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