Trump Admin Tells California We Can Just Burn

Trump administration rejects California's disaster assistance request for wildfires I’m just going to cut and paste a couple of ‘graphs and go hide under the covers. (CNN)The Trump administration has rejected California's request for a disaster declaration for six destructive wildfires that burned hundreds of thousands of acres across the state, including a massive central…

Inside Elections Changes Ratings on 17 States Toward Biden

insideelections.com/… Inside Elections is the latest political organization to shift its election ratings toward the Democratic candidate. In the Presidential race, it now rates the states of Arizona, Florida, and Wisconsin as “Tilt Democrat” as well as shifting Michigan and Pennsylvania to “Lean Democrat”. Georgia is a “Tossup” and Texas is “Tilt Republican”. Analyzing a combination of…

Krugman Sums Up Trump's Handling of the Pandemic – Mostly

I love Paul Krugman. Reading his columns, even the gloomier ones, is one of the things I look forward to at the start of the day. Today’s column starts with a short blunt summary of how the Mangled Mago-face has responded to the virus: America Drank Away Its Children’s Future A brief history of the…

hate charges for CA couple who defaced a Black Lives Matter street mural

Reactionaries just do their Chad/Karen thing, believing that their speech rights trump others. In this case municipally sanctioned street murals do have some protections. x A Martinez, California couple defaced a Black Lives Matter street mural hours after it was complete, using black paint 😡 pic.twitter.com/RBJyMel4EV— HOT 97 (@HOT97) July 6, 2020 In California, two…

State Poll Summary: Is Trump's Base Starting to Crack?

The New York Times reports that the Trump campaign is deeply worried about their candidate’s internal polls, and if they are anything like the publicly available polls, one can see why. National polls still show Joe Biden leading by seven or eight points on average though some of the higher quality polls are starting to…

Bernie Sanders Keeps Up The Momentum To Flip These 8 State Legislature Seats

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 transform this country alone. The…

State Polling Summary: Hitting the Fan Edition

This week pollsters have fed us a fair size helping of state polls. Most of which should give Republicans heartburn. The only good poll for Trump is a Hodas and Associates poll showing Trump four points ahead in Pennsylvania, but you can explain that by the breakdown, 43.2% Republican to 36.7% Democratic, in that particular survey. Six other polls…