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Poor crybaby Trump. The self-described “most fabulous whiner” of Mar-All-Ego is starting off the new year pretty much the same way he ended the last year: Complaining petulantly that he is a victim of the hordes of enemies that are conspiring to destroy him and his aspirations of messianic sovereignty...

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  • January 13, 2023

What is the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the words, terrorism? 9/11? ISIS? The Taliban? While these examples are certainly just, they don’t always represent terrorism in its entirety. Dan Brown said, “History is always written by the winners”. Stereotypes and generalizations often cause the public...

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  • June 13, 2021

The devolution of the Republican Party has been a sight to behold—but it’s been a particularly fraught experience for ex-Republicans. I know if the Democrats had nominated Charlie Sheen for president in 2016 and then proceeded to abandon all their previously held goals and principles in exchange for a chance...

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  • May 27, 2021

I could spend a lot of time making statistical comparisons about the influx of immigrants at the border starting with the George W. Bush administration through the Trump administration. If that were the real issue, Joe Biden’s current border dilemma numbers would compare favorably. Now that human decency has become solely...

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  • March 22, 2021
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Recovering memory and historical revisionism in sex work might be the sad product of many repressive regimes. What becomes worse is the complicity of academic institutions in white-washing crimes against humanity.  Harvard is no stranger to items like Alan (buddy of Jeff Epstein) Dershowitz’s attempt to move the statutory rape...

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  • February 20, 2021

The exponential jump in right-wing extremists groups began at the beginning of the first Obama Administration. It seems these ‘unregulated’ militias apply the wording in the 2nd amendment selectively. The opposition to the last administration started with a million women who donned distinctive pink woven caps and dared the former...

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  • January 29, 2021

Jo Biden had offered 20 billion to preserve the Amazon. It was ridiculed denied by the Trump of the Tropics, Jair Bolsonaro. Perhaps a similar offer to the nations involved in Africa would be a rational response and likely considered. It’s worth a try. I highly suspect this diary will...

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  • November 3, 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

Corey Lewandowski was Trump’s campaign manager in 2016 and now serves as the pr*sident’s senior adviser. Which means … IT’S NAZI TIME, YO! x “Work sets you free” ~Corey Lewandowski (Trump's campaign manager and senior advisor) pic.twitter.com/fjrrgmRoZr— Super Saiyan Serfs (@theserfstv) October 29, 2020 LEWANDOWSKI: “Hey, this is a message...

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  • October 29, 2020

Here’s the latest news today out of Minnesota: x Suffolk University/USA TODAY poll of Minnesota likely voters: (9/20-9/24) – SenateTina Smith (DFL) 45%Jason Lewis (REP) 35%Kevin O’Connor (LMN)2%Oliver Steinberg (GLC) 1%Other 1%Undecided 14%— David Paleologos (@davidpaleologos) September 25, 2020 They also polled the presidential race: Former Vice President Joe Biden...

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  • September 25, 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

Decisive winning and GOTV will be important now that we know many of the things that Trump is obviously trying to do to “rig” the election. Belarus shows us that we also know what bad elections look like and why external actors are engaged in the process. Sometimes referred to...

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  • August 10, 2020

Even as some things are becoming less clear in the repression-stunts being pulled by Trump, we can see that Trump is prepping the ground for a loss. Can he keep it up? Trump will need that support to keep himself out of prison and to galvanize the 25% dead-enders. There are...

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  • July 27, 2020

Some have suggested recent actions in Portland are a trial run for martial law, considering how badly run was the attempt at using federal forces in DC. They are DHS and feds, without identification, and refusing to identify themselves. Apparently graffiti is terrorism in the absence of statues to topple, as Trump attempts to...

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  • July 17, 2020

You have got to be kidding me: When asked about the safety of Texas students and teachers returning to classrooms, U.S. Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) appeared to question whether children can catch and transmit the new coronavirus, but data provided by doctors and government websites contradict his statement. We still...

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  • July 10, 2020

Oh my God, can you even imagine? x President Trump: “You put the wrong person in office, you'll see things that you would not have believed are possible.” pic.twitter.com/DNQjJOkkNk— The Hill (@thehill) July 3, 2020 < p class=”is-empty-p”> TRUMP: “We built the greatest economy in the history of the world,...

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  • July 3, 2020

So you’ve no doubt seen this explosive New York Times story about Donald Trump’s treachery, fecklessness, and sickening lack of patriotism. If not, here’s the gist: American intelligence officials have concluded that a Russian military intelligence unit secretly offered bounties to Taliban-linked militants for killing coalition forces in Afghanistan — including...

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  • June 27, 2020

Reading the Bolton book is a tough slog. although it is amusing to read how he wanted to settle scores including obliquely allowing Rex Tillerson to call Nikki Haley a c***. If there’s a takeaway so far, it is how badly edited it is, and how absent any consideration of...

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  • June 21, 2020

Vanity Fair got hold of an unredacted copy of Bolton’s book, or parts of it at least. And what they found goes a long way to explaining Bunker Boy’s exploding head. The redacted version is bad enough: Trump was pushing Xi Jinping to help him win reelection by buying from the...

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  • June 18, 2020

Trump got stuck dealing with his approval of Uighar concentration camps while also signing their condemnation in the Uighur Human Rights Policy Act. Another screw up like Bunker Boy’s street-clearing stunt, and Trump as usual attacks to divert attention. An angry Trump has spent a number of tweets attacking John Bolton. x...

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  • June 18, 2020

Still in a first wave doesn’t mean that like ramps, they can be both “long and steep”. And the lies keep coming. x I stopped counting a month ago, when Trump said for the 40th time that the 1918 flu pandemic, which killed his own grandfather, happened in 1917. Now...

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  • June 18, 2020

Trump’s button got pushed by Biden: x If John Bolton's accounts are true, it’s not only morally repugnant, it’s a violation of Donald Trump’s sacred duty to the American people to protect America’s interests and defend our values.— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) June 17, 2020 x Joe Biden was a TOTAL...

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  • June 18, 2020

There’s juicy stuff in the Bolton book even if his mercenary lust for money came before putting Trump in the vise during the Impeachment. It seems less revelatory as it might simply confirm how incompetent and dangerous Trump remains. “He then, stunningly, turned the conversation to the coming U.S. presidential election,...

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  • June 17, 2020

An hour outside of Daytona, Florida, a young married couple from northern California is stranded, far from home in a pandemic. Jobless, broke, and scared of the increasing dangers of the novel coronavirus, they reached out to local homeless shelters in early March, and were repeatedly given a shocking answer:...

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  • May 14, 2020

I’m originally from Wisconsin, and I have to say I couldn’t be more embarrassed if I shit a giant kringle in the middle of Lambeau Field.  As you may have heard, the (conservative) Wisconsin Supreme Court struck down Gov. Tony Evers’ stay-at-home order today, and they did it in style. In fact,...

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  • May 14, 2020

New York Magazine has a must-read piece out right now: When fourth-term senator Joe Biden built his Wilmington, Delaware, home in 1996, he had no plans to turn it into a backup office, let alone a presidential-campaign isolation bunker from which to plan a crisis presidency an order of magnitude more expansive than anything...

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  • May 11, 2020

CNN announced that the WH shelved guidelines to keep the public safe — rejecting a 17 page document that advises groups on how best to engage public activity. x Trump Squelches CDC Guide to Reopen Country https://t.co/vWhU4NKAjl— Courthouse News (@CourthouseNews) May 7, 2020 A set of detailed documents created by the...

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  • May 7, 2020

Trump keeps lying as he goes to Camp David for a “working weekend”, prepping for a Fox News Town Hall on Sunday. x Trump is again describing their problem-plagued pandemic response as a great success, citing model estimates of up to 2.2 million people dying. “We have saved thousands and...

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  • May 1, 2020
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Michelle Goldberg from The New York Times has a piece out that I recommend sharing to any fellow progressives who still aren’t sold yet on Joe Biden’s campaign to deliver on progressive policy: Lawrence Mishel, a well-known labor economist, has been a critic of centrist Democrats for decades. “My adult...

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  • April 21, 2020

We already knew that the Trump regime is the vilest administration this country has ever had to endure, but this raises his evil to another level. Central American leaders have pleaded with Trump to stop removals and end deportations that would spread the virus to their impoverished nations that have...

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  • April 20, 2020

What follows are excerpts from four report backs by Andrea Henson, of Where Do We Go Berkeley, (@WhereDoWeGoBerk, Facebook) whom I first spotlighted in October, 2019. She has been on the front lines, fighting for and with local homeless people to create conditions where they can live in peace, in sanitary...

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  • March 30, 2020

The study of national effects is also about subnational regions as comparing NYC to California and Washington shows the relative effectiveness but also some of the problems of density. 2020-2021 will be about subnational, regional recessions. The question will be how largely blue state urban concentrations recover from the pandemic(s)....

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  • March 26, 2020

Say what you will but this is much too late and waaaaaaay too wrong.   Florida better get that notion out of their heads real quick and in a hurry.   Quarantine people in homes is fine but don’t start that Ice like crap.  We won’t have it.   Take your #1 Resident...

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  • March 22, 2020

In the final days of World War II, when the Allies were surrounding Germany and even landed in France, Hitler diverted critical and increasingly shrinking military resources to accelerate the deportation of Jews to concentration camps. The hatred he had for them overruled any kind of logic. Incredibly, targeted raids...

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  • March 21, 2020

This is my third diary on this topic. Each time I said I expected Bernie to stick it out through the debate and the March 17th primaries, and then he would leave the race. There were two reasons: First, he wanted to push Biden more to the left, and second,...

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  • March 19, 2020

The dimensions of the Trump inaction and now profiteering from COVID-19 have become clearer. A Trump emboldened by an impeachment acquittal felt no need to respond to a “foreign” pandemic. Trump’s nativist denial, conditioned by his attacks on international institutions, colored a negligent US response much like his treatment of...

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  • March 15, 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

Overview Since the earliest days of Donald Trump’s Presidency, we have attempted to catalog all of the harmful actions committed by his administration. Furthermore, by categorizing these actions by policy areas and scoring their relative impact, we have attempted to understand how the Administration operates and measure where it’s done...

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  • January 20, 2020

President Trump’s former national security adviser John Bolton said he is ready to throw himself at the mercy of the Senate Impeachment court, but color me skeptical.  The truth from anyone associated with the Trump administration, even for a short time, strains the fabric of credibility.  Mr. Bolton has teased...

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  • January 6, 2020

The firestorms continue unabated in smoldering Australia. If you are a praying person, now would be the time as extreme conditions threaten the lives of thousands of our brothers and sisters down under. From Huffington Post Australia, authorities warn that fire conditions may not be survivable as it is for...

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  • January 4, 2020

Archives photo: Yours Truly with PDA Senior Advisor, Russell Greene, at theClimate Emergency March with Greta Thunberg in Los Angeles Together, let’s change the world!  Alan Minsky for Mike F., Deb, Mike H., Janis, Dan, Donna, Dr. Bill, Kimberly, and Bryan—your PDA National Team Let’s make this the most progressivedecade...

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  • January 2, 2020

It really kills Donald Trump that the U.S. doesn’t have labor camps to send truculent dissenters to. If he had his way, no doubt Chelsea Clinton would be hauling Chicken McNuggets up the White House Grand Staircase 24/7 like a Sherpa, as fitting punishment for being far too smart to...

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  • December 31, 2019
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MoveOn members began 2019 with new hope for our future as a new Congress was sworn in—the most diverse House of Representatives in history, with many progressive champions MoveOn members played pivotal roles in electing. And we ended the year with the impeachment of Donald Trump—a critical achievement to help...

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  • December 31, 2019

Latest tweet from IMPOTUS: California and New York must do something about their TREMENDOUS Homeless problems. They are setting records! If their Governors can’t handle the situation, which they should be able to do very easily, they must call and “politely” ask for help. Would be so easy with competence!...

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  • December 28, 2019

Even though the funds were being held at least a week before, on the day of the perfect call, Trump knew he had to shake down Zerensky with a specific solicitation regarding the Bidens. as Giuliani was already helping to facilitate with the removal of Ambassador Yovanovitch. Darn those coincidences. x...

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  • December 24, 2019

x Tornado watch in DC is not a problem for the #KremlinAnnex protest! Week 68, demonstration 313! ✌️❤️ pic.twitter.com/aekDH6rubO — Kremlin Annex (@KremlinAnnex) October 31, 2019 x @KremlinAnnex pic.twitter.com/hnN142CAVW — goodlittletiger (@goodlittletiger) October 31, 2019 x Have you read about our team yet? ✌️🇺🇸 Kremlin Annex: Five women have been...

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  • October 31, 2019

There are some continuing items of discourse that are important to our understanding how the climate crisis is one of a just transition to sustainable production. Naomi Klein reminds us in a recent interview with the Guardian, as we observe the “Beginnings of an era of Climate Barbarism”: Do you feel encouraged...

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  • October 27, 2019

I hope the news reports are quickly verified, and we can finally declare Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi dead. He ordered the enslavement of Yazidi girls, threw homosexuals off of buildings, and brutally tortured and massacred the local populace. I’ve wanted him dead for many years.  If the initial reports are accurate, then...

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  • October 27, 2019

We all bore witness to the sheer horror of seeing families at the border ripped apart, and parentless children sleeping en masse on cold jail floors. Trump’s advocates literally argued detained children weren’t entitled to having much of anything in jail, including soap or toothbrushes.  More than half of the...

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  • October 27, 2019