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Here’s the latest news out of Pennsylvania: The TV ad is no-holds-barred. It bluntly attacks a decision of the Democratic candidate for Pennsylvania Supreme Court. And on Saturday, the state Bar Association said the spot went too far. The ad says the Democratic contender, Superior Court Judge Maria McLaughlin, “chose...

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  • October 25, 2021

If you haven’t seen Netflix’s Squid Game yet—well, what are you waiting for? If anything is a parable for our time, this is it. Too often meteoric cultural phenomena that purport to capture the zeitgeist fail to capture my interest, but this one is different. If you believe, as I...

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  • October 14, 2021

The media should set an example for public discourse. No, I do not mean shaping a monolith of Democratic or Republican philosophy, we have that now. Two questions need to be asked of a guest before any interview with a public official or passing the sweet potatoes at the Thanksgiving...

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  • August 23, 2021

They have self-defined as the makers. So they enrich themselves on what we make, our work, worth, and service like parasites. And here’s proof. Super rich people define parasites See full episodes here. The title of the article was simple enough and to the fact. Unfortunately, that is too antiseptic....

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  • Avatar of Egberto Willies
  • June 11, 2021

Arizona still is a paradigm case in attempts to overthrow governments. Apparently elections are now auctions and any idiot with money and a legislature in their pocket can demand election audits. Lawfare will ensue as democracy and information will become more rather than less opaque. The politicized “audit” of Maricopa County, Arizona’s...

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  • May 28, 2021

It does seem clear that in the name of “bipartisanship, there may be pro-Trumpists chosen who will attempt to sabotage such a commission, because some will accept the same false premises manufactured in both Trump impeachments. Perhaps the most important thing is that it focuses the scope of the commission on “the...

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  • May 16, 2021

From The Daily Beast: Josh Mandel—the far-right, former Ohio state representative now running for Senate—has recently joined the chorus of conservatives railing against Big Tech. But before he turned against Silicon Valley, Mandel was a Facebook stock investor who made tens of thousands of dollars. And even after he turned...

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  • Avatar of Sam Sero
  • May 5, 2021

If the Ministerium für Staatsicherheit (Ministry for State Security) had had a crystal ball 40 years ago they would have promoted capitalism, the sheer amount of information people are willing to give away for free would have made their job so easy. Now in a functioning democracy that would be...

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  • May 4, 2021

Received this e-mail from Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley’s (D. OH) gubernatorial campaign: x We don't need some hedge fund millionaire like @JDVance1 claiming to speak for working families who are struggling to get by. In Dayton, we passed universal pre-k and the results have been incredible both for kids and...

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  • April 29, 2021

Peak cynicism has arrived. Tucker Carlson pimps a version of the nanny-state with more police confrontations because he thinks cops should stop children from wearing masks by enforcing child abuse laws. Apparently making a child wear a mask is like punching them in the face or the equivalent of exhibitionism....

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  • April 27, 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

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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  • Avatar of Sam Sero
  • March 4, 2021

Looks like unfettered capitalism is working exactly as it’s supposed to in Texas. Texas billionaire Jerry Jones is, of course, best known for somehow making me hate the Dallas Cowboys even more than I used to (in case you’re not a football fan, he owns the team), but in the...

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  • February 19, 2021

Here’s the first big campaign of 2021: A white candidate to be Wisconsin's top education official deleted her Twitter account and apologized after posting a message that she had been called a racial slur for Black people when she was 16 because “my lips were bigger than most and that...

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  • Avatar of Sam Sero
  • February 18, 2021

Rush Limbaugh was more of a conservative index and perhaps a reactionary icon. He claimed whenever cornered with a political lie that he was an entertainer rather than any credible media source. “Rush Rooms”  everywhere should be festooned with black crepe. x This is a metaphor for Trump’s presidency. Everything...

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  • February 17, 2021

In particular Bill Gates pontifications under his label of the “Good Billionaire”. Yes he does keep to the science in a way, but  please stop with the hypocrisy. If there is a credibility gap in listening to Gates on this subject, it comes from the suspicion that he lives in...

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  • February 15, 2021

Lots of events happening even if they’re all quite chaotic in the Russian Federation. Numerous anti-Putin demonstrations in the middle of winter. and some mysterious doings. Considering how long Trump was groomed, there are very few Trump-like Russian stooges in the wings although Rand Paul, Ron Johnson, and Devin Nunes...

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  • February 5, 2021

“These boots are made for walking, and that’s just what they’ll do, one of these days these boots are gonna walk on orange goo.” Or something. Hey, I’m not Bernie Taupin. Or Hal David. Or even Weird Al, for that matter. Nancy Sinatra, the daughter of show business legend Frank...

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  • Avatar of Aldous Pennyfarthing
  • January 31, 2021

Now this is how you get a Trump’s attention—peel away her unearned and undeserved social status. Vanity Fair: Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner have only been landowners in Miami’s exclusive “Billionaire’s Bunker” enclave since December, but it seems the couple is already having some issues with their new neighbors. While...

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  • January 14, 2021

Darn that Big Tech, it’s like the Deep State decided to merge with it and become mega-kleptocracy. Appropriately the new platform could be called “Trump”, and like Parler, access your personal information with its influence and affiliation interface. It could cut out the “middleman” in his grifting model. Twitter permanently...

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  • Avatar of annieli
  • January 9, 2021

So did anything newsworthy happen last night? I was screaming at absinthe fairies until 4 a.m. Wasn’t there some election in one of those deep-red states or something? Oh, I remember now. Donald Trump set fire to the Republican Party and then exiled himself to Florida to stare at gimpy...

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  • January 6, 2021

Pardon the quick post, but it’s 2am here and I have a few thoughts I need to get down before I try to sleep—which I won’t. Kelly Loeffler has never won an election, and last night was no different. Raphael Warnock won. Big. Right now he’s over 40 thousand votes....

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  • Avatar of SemDem
  • January 6, 2021

That very soon I will not have to think about the orange shit-stain. Hopefully he will be relegated to books no one reads, just gathering dust alongside Ayn Rand’s worthless works. If not for the republican and their media disinformation campaign for at least forty years he would have been...

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  • Avatar of LaFeminista
  • December 15, 2020

After a brief dip in the right-wing swamp, ick. I am not surprised that the wingnuts are wiling not only to dump the concept of democracy but the constitution itself. We want a democracy of the pure! We want a democracy of like-minded people! We want a democracy of Stepford!...

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  • December 12, 2020

Joe Scarborough really went at Trump's attempt to be a victim. He called him a “Rich White Billionaire” playing the victim. Joe Scarborough strikes Trump again x x YouTube Video See full episodes here. MSNBC's Ayman Mohyeldin played a video where Donald Trump claimed victimhood for himself and his adoring fans. He...

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  • Avatar of Egberto Willies
  • December 9, 2020

As Trump tried to put his loss in doubt, pundit keeps the pressure on the failed president. Good & bad journalists in action. Here’s a COVID reality. Journalists good and bad do Trump x x YouTube Video Politics Done Right Live weekdays @ 3:00 PM Central Video Zoom: LINK —...

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  • December 8, 2020
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This post in the Anticapitalist Chat supports a group reading of Karl Marx’s Capital Vol 1. #GoodMorningMarx #WeeklyMarx. Not quite this type of commodity, but more like a pork barrel. x “Ah, pork bellies, I knew it.” ~Louis Winthorpe @dan_aykroyd https://t.co/yeVcYIYtqF— Stephen Bates (@batess) December 3, 2020 M. Proudhon has the misfortune of...

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  • December 4, 2020

Received this e-mail from former presidential candidate, U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders (I. VT), in support of Jon Ossoff (D. GA) and Rev. Raphael Warnock’s (D. GA) U.S. Senate campaigns: Rev. Raphael Warnock (D. GA) & Jon Ossoff (D. GA) As we're sure you're aware, the special election in Georgia on...

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  • Avatar of Sam Sero
  • December 3, 2020

A former member of U.S. Senator Susan Collins’ (R. ME) staff released a very compelling op-ed piece in the Press Herald where she talks about how she was date raped by her boyfriend and another man. She explains how getting her job working Collins helped her cope and move on...

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  • October 30, 2020
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Apparently, with four days left, time has run out for the 2016-style October Surprise. Only a major terror attack(s) could make a shift in what looks to be a trending Biden victory. There’s plenty of spookery in how Giuliani and Bannon developed the pre-impeachment attempts to sway the 2020 election. Lots...

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  • October 30, 2020

“It’s called the American Dream because you have to fall asleep to believe it.”  George Carlin Cover the kiddie's ears. x x YouTube Video We need a blue tsunami. Even then we will have to fight the billionaire patriarchal tooth and nail for years to come. Vote 2020, your life depends on...

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  • October 25, 2020

I guess if you’re going to support Donald Trump, you pretty much need to be a loathsome, addlepated conspiracy theorist. And if you actually, for some incomprehensible reason, listen to Donald Trump, you’re convinced Joe Biden must have cheated in the debate, because according to DJT, Biden is just a doddering...

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  • September 30, 2020

The Kansas Reflector wrote an op-ed to the Kansas Board of Healing Arts asking them to suspend  U.S. Senate candidate and U.S. Representative, Dr. Roger Marshall’s (R. KS) medical license for constantly campaigning without a mask: As many in your profession have said repeatedly, masks are one of the simplest...

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  • Avatar of Sam Sero
  • September 23, 2020

Kos has noted that Donald Trump’s campaign appears to be out of money — or close to it, anyway. It’s been hemorrhaging cash faster than a Trump business or Trump-led government, and now The New York Times is giving us a bit of an inside look at all that gruesome bloodshed....

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  • September 7, 2020

Cry me a river: U.S. Rep. Roger Marshall is accusing Facebook of censorship after the social media giant removed a post from his account that promoted a conspiracy theory about federal reports of coronavirus deaths. In the comments that Marshall posted Sunday, he said the Centers for Disease Control and...

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  • Avatar of Sam Sero
  • September 4, 2020

 If as the Trump campaign says, “Joe Biden is an empty vessel for the radical left,” Trump’s septic tank overflows for the radical right. Needless to say, RWNJ’s will claim that Joe Biden is as much a tool for something something left-wing as Trump isn’t a dupe for all kinds...

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  • August 4, 2020

Received this e-mail today from former presidential candidate, U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders (I. VT), in support of these down ballot Democrats campaigns: You know as well as I do that our campaign for president was never simply about winning an election. It was about building a movement that is prepared...

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  • Avatar of Sam Sero
  • July 27, 2020

Received this e-mail today from former presidential candidate, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D. MA): I’m proud to stand shoulder to shoulder with @SaraGideon in her run for Senate. Mainers deserve a senator who will fight to make our country work for the people, not the special interests. Sara will continue...

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  • Avatar of Sam Sero
  • July 24, 2020

From The Verge: An upcoming primary in Kansas has been upended by billionaire Peter Thiel, who is pouring hundreds of thousands of dollars into a PAC supporting the hard-line anti-immigration candidate. While traditional Republican Party organizations have backed Rep. Roger Marshall (R-KS) for the open Senate seat, Thiel has put...

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  • July 21, 2020

I like Mike Bloomberg again: The political arm of an anti-gun-violence group cofounded by the billionaire former New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg says it will spend at least $1 million to help Democrats try to gain control of the Pennsylvania legislature in the November elections. Everytown for Gun Safety Victory...

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  • Avatar of Sam Sero
  • July 16, 2020

Trump apparently believes that science should not stand in the way of full schools, because his truism is that the economy must turn around for him to be reelected. Also COVID data must now go to HHS rather than CDC, because it can be suppressed/filtered. One of the latest models...

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  • Avatar of annieli
  • July 16, 2020

Received this e-mail today from former presidential campaign, billionaire Tom Steyer (D. CA): Our country is at its best when the American people are in charge — and 2020 is the year we must take back our democracy. That’s why I’m reaching out to ask you to split a contribution...

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  • Avatar of Sam Sero
  • July 14, 2020

U.S. Senate candidate, Amy McGrath (D. KY), is working to unite her party after her close primary win against progressive challenger, Charles Booker (D. NJ). McGrath stopped in Louisville to address police brutality and seeking justice for Breonna Taylor after being killed by three police officers: “I think the investigation...

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  • Avatar of Sam Sero
  • July 13, 2020

Cartoon characters without pants might have to drop drawers as SCOTUS finally rules on Trump’s financial records today. There will be an over/under and perhaps even a split difference, but regardless there will be strong, powerful, or even strongly or powerfully Trump distractions. Bigly matters will at least be referenced...

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  • July 9, 2020

From Sam Brodey at The Daily Beast: Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) has been the object of liberal ire since her 2018 vote to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. Now in a tight re-election fight, whatever hopes she might have had of putting that episode behind her were dashed this week,...

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  • Avatar of Sam Sero
  • July 2, 2020

Received this e-mail today from former presidential candidate, U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders (I. VT), in support of San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz Soto’s (D. PR) gubernatorial campaign: Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz Soto In a moment I’m going to ask you to support our efforts to ensure that Mayor Carmen...

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  • Avatar of Sam Sero
  • June 28, 2020

Darn that BLM Plaza. Trump wanted a Space Force, when unlike an army in outer space, on this planet, it’s not about force in the urban space of protest and speech rights. In the 12 days of protest since the killing of George Floyd. the decline of paramilitary force in confronting protests has actually...

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  • June 7, 2020

Received this e-mail yesterday from former presidential candidate, U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders (I. VT): Before I ask you to contribute to some great state legislative candidates, I hope you'll give me a moment to explain why your contribution matters — especially today. I've always said that no single person can...

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  • Avatar of Sam Sero
  • May 28, 2020

Received this e-mail today from U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D. RI) in support of Joe Biden’s presidential campaign: Watching President Trump flounder through the largest crisis America has faced in decades has been painful and embarrassing – it’s clear we need change at the top. That’s why I’m proud to join...

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  • May 21, 2020