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The insanity of the Donald Trump Republican Party and its official Ministry of Disinformation (aka Fox News) has descended to a new and reprehensible low. The GOP's new majority in the House of Representatives, under House Squeaker Kevin McCarthy, wasted no time establishing itself as a rabidly rightist confederacy of...

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  • February 4, 2023

There is an adage that reads ‘tragedy plus time equals comedy; hence the joke, other than that, Mrs. Lincoln, how did you enjoy the play? It is always hard to write about a recent death without sounding crass or tasteless, but the truth is essential and enlightening. The death of...

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  • September 9, 2022

There are multiple species of Sargassum, a type of macroalgae common in the tropical Atlantic. For centuries blooms of the harmful seaweed have floated in the open low nitrogen waters of the North Atlantic. Sargassum could not reproduce in the northern waters of the Atlantic in large amounts as it needs...

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  • October 12, 2021

“It would only take 22 tank cars to hold the equivalent energy of the Hiroshima bomb,” Jordan Luebkemann, a lawyer for Earth Justice. Florida Bulldog is an investigative news site. In September, they wrote on how a private equity firm forgave an enormous debt of Donald Trump in exchange for federal...

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  • October 30, 2020

Putting another one up in case folks want to comment as we watch history together, I will include liveblog comments below as we proceed. #KHive who’s ready for a speech tonight? #DemConvention2020 pic.twitter.com/DFKJrQy9Ag — Piper Perabo (@PiperPerabo) August 19, 2020 PBO excerpt The DNC's 3 core messages have been: 1)...

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  • August 20, 2020

A twitter pie-fight is currently simmering but it’s unclear whether people/bots are doing it for the lulz. It appears that Bernie delegates will still vote to represent their constituents, because there are policy positions at stake. In the case of Cori Bush, there’s likely some supporters of the defeated Lacy Clay stirring...

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  • August 17, 2020

I’m liking that Biden is hammering Trump hard on the economy: “The depth of economic devastation our nation is experiencing is not an act of God, it’s a failure of presidential leadership,” the presumptive Democratic nominee for president said in a statement released by his campaign. “Had President Trump taken...

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  • July 30, 2020

… in the Caribbean, of course. The Genocidal Genoan never set foot in what we now know as the United States. And he had no idea where he was. And the “American way of life” he started was slavery. And greed/plunder. And wanton cruelty. And mass murder. But other than that...

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  • July 5, 2020

Even as curves have bent, the numbers are still too high, and the 36-65,000 death toll from Trump’s inaction remains part of the 114,000 US death toll. x 9-June #COVID19 regional Case Progress charts for US states. 23 out of 52 (1 more than yesterday) have 7-day average daily counts...

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  • June 10, 2020

I found Ali Velshi's standalone segment shockingly honest. That he was allowed to use those two minutes to say what he said proves the changing times. Ali Velshi gives America the necessary message on race x x YouTube Video Visit full episodes here. I participated in and covered a George Floyd...

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  • June 7, 2020

From the book The Man Who Knew Too Much, there is a quote that reads “I am the man who knows too much to know anything, or, at any rate, to do anything,” –G.K. Chesterton The Party that detests the government seems obsessed with getting in office and breaking it...

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  • May 1, 2020

I spoke to my brother this morning by phone because he is currently recovering from COVID-19 related pneumonia and I cannot visit him. My nephew is in the last four days of his quarantine in Georgia where he serves as a member of the U.S. Army. My sister works as...

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  • April 10, 2020

Today Trump tried bait and switch, doing a briefing on the indictments and increased military operations against Venezuela. He used the pretext of a COVID-19 Taskforce to lead with the outlines of a pretext for arresting Maduro as enforcing drug-trafficking indictments.  Apparently Trump still believes he can game the MSM....

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  • April 2, 2020

Sustain Unbought And Unbossed Progressive Mobilizing! The Great Unbought, Unbossed Shirley Chisholm Photo: Thomas J. O’Halloran, U.S. News & World Reports. Restoration: Adam Cuerden, Public domain Unbossed and Unbought, Debra Schrishuhn and Maryam Ar-Raheem for Alan, Mike F, Janis, Mike H, Donna, Dan, Dr Bill, Kimberly, and Bryan—your PDA National...

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  • February 9, 2020

Having now become a historical fountain of misconstrued Constitutional information, Alan Dershowitz surely borrowed a pair of tap shoes from the late dancer Gregory Hines.  In addressing the assembled Senate members for the removal of the President, following his Impeachment, Dershowitz is now seeking to moonwalk his assertion that if...

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  • January 31, 2020

The recent case of DeAndre Arnold, a black Texas teen of Trinidadian extraction, who is not being allowed to walk the stage to celebrate his graduation because of a hairstyle is not as unique as you might think.  I have a personal stake in this argument because my grandson’s Mom...

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  • January 24, 2020

The horrors of climate change are unfolding around the world with smothering heatwaves, agricultural losses from flooding, and drought — higher storm surge along with powerful and deadly cyclonic windstorms armed with heavy rainfall and wildfire. The United States and other developed nations experience every single impact listed, we do....

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  • December 13, 2019

Once the tax documents become available, the entirety of the Trump financial empire could unravel with Chicago Unit Acquisition LLC. No different than the LLC that Trump directed Michael Cohen to use in covering the Trump hush-money payoff for Stormy Daniels, this type of entity has many connections and entanglements....

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  • November 18, 2019

The racial slot machine Donald Trump has used, since he trundled down an escalator in the late Spring of 2015, reached its’ newest low yesterday.  Starting in the late 1880s through the 1960s, when black lives were deemed even worth counting, over 4,700 lynchings took place in the United States....

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  • October 23, 2019

“All the diseases I’ve studied in the past could be considered like the flu. They come every year, seasonally, and sometimes there are worse outbreaks. This thing is more like Ebola. It’s a killer, and we don’t know how to stop it.”  Marilyn Brandt, Research Associate Professor, University of the...

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  • October 9, 2019

Off the northwestern coast of Africa is a volcanic archipelago that is called Cape Verde (the islands are an independent nation). It is here where Cape Verde cyclones form in the Atlantic, usually around early August. These monster storms have a bone-chilling reputation for striking the Caribbean and the eastern coast...

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  • August 21, 2019

I saw something special in this white woman when I met her at a Democratic Convention in Dallas a few years ago. She is a Christian minister but nothing like the crop that has adopted Trump as their reincarnated savior. I told the story about meeting her in my blog...

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  • July 2, 2019

In solidarity,  Mike Hersh for Alan, Shayna, Deb, Kimberly, Bryan, Mike F., Dr. Bill, Dan, and Janis—your PDA national team. Defy Trump! Support Opposition!Tell Congress To Investigate Trump This week, 20 Democratic candidates vied to challenge Trump in two nights of debates. Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) activists overwhelmingly voted...

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  • June 29, 2019

In solidarity, Mike Hersh for Alan, Shayna, Deb, Kimberly, Bryan, Mike F., Dr. Bill, Dan, and Janis—your PDA national team. Defy Hate, Denounce War, Demand EqualityIncluding Defending Reproductive Choice! Last week, Trump threatened war against Iran, launched a concerted attack against immigrants, and escalated his assaults against women’s Constitutional rights....

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  • June 22, 2019

In solidarity,  Mike Hersh for Alan, Shayna, Deb, Kimberly, Bryan, Mike F., Dr. Bill, Dan, and Janis—your PDA national team. Tell Congress We Demand EqualityIncluding Full Reproductive Choice! Last week, Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) activists rocked the California Democratic Convention, rallied for Medicare For All and packed the Ways...

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  • June 15, 2019

“What you’re seeing and what you’re reading is not what’s happening,” Donald J. Trump The country is currently facing unprecedented rainfall, flooding, and tornadoes in the mid-west and Southeastern states while fire season has erupted in the Western states. Alarmingly, the ever-increasing power and horror of hurricane season beginc for...

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  • June 12, 2019

photo: PDA California Convention Wrap Up: More Details Soon! In solidarity,  Mike Hersh for Alan, Shayna, Deb, Kimberly, Bryan, Mike F., Dr. Bill, Dan, and Janis—your PDA national team. PDA Makes Sure Your Voice Is Heard   Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) organized with our California partners PDA-CA at last...

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  • June 8, 2019

Pitch In To Help PDA Make It Easy To Contact Congress In solidarity,  Mike Hersh for Alan, Shayna, Deb, Kimberly, Bryan, Mike F., Dr. Bill, Dan, and Janis—your PDA national team. PDA Makes Sure Your Voice Is Heard Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) is working closely with our coalition partners...

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  • June 1, 2019

Pitch In To Help PDA Make It Easy To Contact Congress In solidarity, Mike Hersh for Alan, Shayna, Deb, Kimberly, Bryan, Mike F., Dr. Bill, Dan, and Janis—your PDA national team. PDA Makes Sure Your Voice Is Heard Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) invests in the latest technologies to make...

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  • May 25, 2019

In solidarity,  Mike Hersh for Alan, Shayna, Deb, Kimberly, Bryan, Mike F., Dr. Bill, Dan, and Janis—your PDA national team. Remembering Our Founder, Tim Carpenter Yesterday, we marked an important anniversary for Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) and the progressive movement. On May 10, 2014 PDA Activists gathered in Northampton,...

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  • May 11, 2019

photo: MFA Activist Ady Barken Testifies at the Rules CommitteeAs Rep. Jayapal Looks On. Tell Congress We Need MFA! In solidarity,  Mike Hersh for Alan, Dr. Bill, Dan, Janis, Deb, Kimberly, Bryan, Mike F., and Shayna—your PDA national team. We’re Making History With Medicare For AllTell Your Senators To Cosponsor...

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  • May 4, 2019

Jackson (Mississippi) Free Press “JACKSON, Miss. — U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith attended and graduated from a segregation academy that was set up so that white parents could avoid having to send their children to schools with black students, a yearbook reveals. #A group photo in the 1975 edition of The Rebel—the...

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  • November 24, 2018

This is the first in a series of articles tracking the developments at the Guantánamo Bay Detention Camp, where the United States government has been holding detainees from foreign countries since shortly after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Within hours of taking the oath of office, President Barack...

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