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When I was a boy and strayed way, way past the rules of behavior set by my great-grandmother, she would say, “ enough is enough, and too much (sic) stinks.” Well, we reached that point in Afghanistan on Sunday. From the time then-National Security Director Zbigniew Brzezinski convinced then-President Carter,...

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  • August 18, 2021

From The Washington Post: Before securing the GOP nomination for Virginia governor, Glenn Youngkin sidestepped questions about whether President Biden had legitimately won the White House — something followers of former president Donald Trump doubt. Youngkin would say only that Biden is the president, had been sworn in and was...

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  • May 15, 2021

So this happened yesterday: Glenn Youngkin, a wealthy first-time candidate who walked a line between his party’s Trump-centric base and appeals to business interests, won the Republican nomination for governor of Virginia on Monday. He heads into a general election in one of only two states choosing their governors in...

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  • May 12, 2021

Expect some GOP  to be triggered by this new information about intelligence produced during Trump’s term as “…it was used by the US Justice Department to support a secret court order authorising surveillance of Carter Page” “The former MI6 spy Christopher Steele produced a second dossier for the FBI on Donald Trump while...

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  • May 4, 2021

A little over a year ago, Republican Senator Lindsey Graham postured that helping out hungry Americans would make them lazy. “Very few people would choose work over unemployment benefits that provided moderately more money,” said Graham. Not only was this an attack on those in need but their work ethic...

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  • April 30, 2021

The Washington Post Editorial Board made their endorsement today: IF VIRGINIA governors were allowed consecutive terms in office, Terry McAuliffe could have run for reelection in 2017 and almost certainly would have won easily. But the commonwealth is an outlier — the only state whose constitution mandates eviction for governors every four...

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  • April 27, 2021

Friendly reminder, there’s a big Governor’s race in Virginia this year: Virginia Republican state Sen. Amanda Chase is no stranger to making provocative statements, and comments she made this week related to the Derek Chauvin murder trial have once again stirred up controversy. After a jury found Chauvin guilty of killing...

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  • April 22, 2021

So much still unresolved from the Trump era installed in 2016, and continued through 2020, a Russian intelligence operation. Hard to tell whether it ranks with Robert Hanssen, Aldrich Ames, or even Operation Pandora, the plan to foment a US race war in the 1960s, although the Trump win could...

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  • April 17, 2021

You’d think that a scholar in psychology, however flawed, would understand projection, and that fascism is more than making trains run on time, even when they didn’t. Hail Hydra, because parody is meta-criticism and perhaps we’ll see some plagiarism lawfare over self-help brand infringement. Apparently Jordan Peterson got offended that...

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  • April 6, 2021
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Banana Republic is not yet a bankrupt concept in America, although it is being sorely tested. Trump’s 1/6 coup counted on the numbers of RWNJs in the US military, including some QAnon-influenced former National Security and ex-DoD/Military. The hint at the misuse of federal personnel was foreshadowed in the Summer...

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  • March 13, 2021

I’ve seen general pieces about the filibuster and its history, and so let me be specific that I am asking for commentary that is a little deeper, or granular.  My question is simple — I’’m old enough to have been politically aware since the Ford/Carter years, and for most of my life the...

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  • February 25, 2021

An initial note — I’ve always thought that the most effective tool by far against Trump is to mock him.  That weakness has been central to this rube from Queens who spent a lifetime craving Manhattan’s (unavailable) approval. With that in mind, I need to point out one of the weirdest (although typical)...

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  • February 24, 2021
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Texas really is full of dumb GOP fuckers: x NEW: Texas AG Ken Paxton left the state during the deadly power outages last week to meet with his counterpart in Utah. Paxton's spox did not answer Qs about when he left or returned and why the trip was not postponed....

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  • February 22, 2021

Here’s the latest news out of Virginia: Former governor Terry McAuliffe has released his plan for reforming the state’s criminal justice system, focusing on parole, marijuana legalization and the restoration of voting rights. The Plan of Action for a Fairer Commonwealth prioritizes rehabilitation and second chances, fighting to achieve justice in...

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  • January 25, 2021

It’s not fair and it’s especially not fair to VP Elect Harris who historically is the first woman and black woman  to become Vice President.   We are in the middle of a pandemic and attempted coup.   No walk down Pa. avenue.  No party unless televised and who feels like partying...

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  • January 9, 2021

A prepared Stacey Abrams did not allow This Week host to create a false equivalence between her Georgia election and Trump's. Stacey Abrams sets the record straight x x YouTube Video See full episodes here. There is absolutely no similarity between Donald Trump's refusal to concede his loss to Stacey...

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  • January 4, 2021

Apparently Trump leaked the Raffensperger audio to WaPo — how clueless is that, even if the NY Times is reporting that it was taped and released by the GA SOS. Most of the call repeats his contrived logic and numbers ad nauseam, as if to flood the transcript with his disinformation stream. Trump is so delusional...

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  • January 4, 2021

There’s been a lot of talk here about refusing to seat the 126 GOP Congresspersons who signed that amicus brief to the Texas petition to SCOTUS. The claim is that the XIV Amendment blocks them from office.  I don’t think that’s going to get anywhere; it’s too nebulous and has...

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  • December 14, 2020

Lack of standing is the reason for SCOTUS dismissing the Ken Paxton suit to overturn the votes of four states. Meritless frivolity remains. x #BREAKING: #SCOTUS throws out Texas's suit attempting to challenge presidential election results in four battleground states, granting Texas leave to file its complaint but summarily dismissing its...

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  • December 11, 2020

“It’s gotten so out of whack that we are now looking at survival for our children, not survival of our grandchildren.”, Peter Carter, M.D., – reviewer for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and founder of the Climate Emergency Institute. Dozens of scientists from Sweden, Russia, China, and seven other countries studied methane emissions...

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  • November 23, 2020

“It’s gotten so out of whack that we are now looking at survival for our children, not survival of our grandchildren.”, Peter Carter, M.D., – reviewer for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and founder of the Climate Emergency Institute. Dozens of scientists from Sweden, Russia, China, and seven other countries studied methane emissions...

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  • November 23, 2020

Darn crime families and their damn raccoons. Now they’re using Sharpiestm. Because concessions are where you get your Barbecue and Beer, frothy beer. x Some news — Jared Kushner has approached President Trump about conceding the election, per two sources.— Kaitlan Collins (@kaitlancollins) November 8, 2020 x That would be good for...

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  • November 8, 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

because I am seeing more and more evidence that political professionals who have access to internal polls are seeing it. There is chatter that Trump is worried about suffering a loss worse than Carter. You look at where key people are being deployed  — compare Mike Pence going to SC...

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  • October 29, 2020

The Houston Chronicle has a must read piece out right now about Texas: Texas remained the country’s largest red state in 2018. Republicans have won every statewide race in Texas since 1998, and a Democratic presidential candidate hasn’t won Texas since Jimmy Carter in 1976. But for 18 months, statewide...

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  • October 8, 2020

From The Houston Chronicle: “This is a state that perhaps better than any other understands the costs and consequences of Donald Trump,” O’Rourke said during a pre-debate press call hosted by the Texas Democratic Party. “And it’s a state by the way — not unrelated to that — that is...

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  • September 30, 2020

Some very good news today out of Georgia courtesy of Quinnipiac University’s latest poll. First, the Senate races: x GEORGIABiden 50% (+3)Trump 47%.#GAsen:Ossoff (D) 49% (+1)Perdue (R-inc) 48%@QuinnipiacPoll, LV, 9/23-27https://t.co/T6wmSEbxXO— Political Polls (@Politics_Polls) September 29, 2020 SENATE RACE: PERDUE VS. OSSOFF Republican incumbent Senator David Perdue, who is seeking a...

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  • September 29, 2020

I find this as a big story.  All former living Presidents and this not limited to their staffs and former cabinet members who are standing ready to vote against Trump.  I used this pic as it was the only one I could find that included all four but I am...

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  • September 27, 2020

I find this as a big story.  All former living Presidents and this not limited to their staffs and former cabinet members who are standing ready to vote against Trump.  I used this pic as it was the only one I could find that included all four but I am...

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  • September 27, 2020
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GOTV and get a Biden landslide. x The Coming Biden Landslide https://t.co/DB0UYBnxoU pic.twitter.com/ePYMFI9YNi — #TheResistance | Vote Early And Use A Ballot Box (@SocialPowerOne1) September 13, 2020 With a few notable exceptions, like my estimable colleague Jonathan V. Last, it seems that nobody wants to predict the November 3 election—not the...

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  • September 16, 2020

Trump just hasn’t arrived at getting folks to the boxcars yet. He's attacking things on the basis of race while claiming something, something white male grievance. x In 1932 I had many friends who didn’t care for the Nazis, but had been disappointed in the Social Democratic Party for so...

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  • September 7, 2020

We are simply at the moment where the accumulated stories of disrespect all get to be compared with the opposing candidate and his party. x Every Republican who stood by and continues to stand by Trump, particularly after we’ve learned about his “losers and suckers” comments, deserves to forever wear...

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  • September 5, 2020

This will be brief. I mean, how much more can I say? Devin Nunes is overly litigious vis-à-vis ungulates of the bovine persuasion? He is. And that’s why shit like this goes down: x Antifa Airlines full of thugs and anarchist mooing at everyone's favorite CA rep. I'm shocked he...

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  • September 2, 2020

Emma Green at The Atlantic has a great piece out profiling U.S. Senate candidate, Reverend Raphael Warnock (D. GA) and how Warnock being a major voice of the Religious Left can flip this Senate seat and win the Democrats a Senate Majority: Warnock wants to help Democrats remake the country....

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  • August 24, 2020

Stop by and comment if you’re watching. There’s a diary on the DK front page. x YouTube Video x August 20: Last wk we got several national polls that suggested tightening & state polls that suggested stability. Today we got the opposite! Biden up 13 natly from Echelon and tied,...

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  • August 21, 2020

http://www.chrystafortexas.com/… A poll by Global Strategy Group shows Joe Biden has a 47% to 45% lead in Texas over Trump. Trump won the Lone Star State by 9 points in 2016. Texas presidential polls have been variable with YouGov and Trafalgar Group showing Trump with a lead of six or seven points...

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  • August 20, 2020

Received this e-mail just now from former President James Earl Carter, Jr. in support of former Vice President Joe Biden’s presidential campaign: It was my honor to speak tonight at the Democratic National Convention to tell the American people why I’m proud to support Joe Biden to be the next...

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  • August 19, 2020

Running a live blog for entire convention just in case. I will interject occasional things below as the evening proceeds x YouTube Video x YouTube Video x Using @FiveThirtyEight's terrific estimates of polling averages for historic contests, looked at where Biden stands coming into the convention. Upshot: in better shape...

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  • August 17, 2020

A video of an eight-year-old boy arrested at Gerald Adams Elementary School in Key West, Florida, for allegedly punching a teacher in the chest has recently emerged. The child’s arrest occurred in 2018 but has just now become public. Attorney Ben Crump posted the video on Twitter. He will be representing...

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  • August 11, 2020

It is the GOP white whale, a continuing trope, to loot the social security system by eliminating it, and Trump wanted no defections in 2020. It is a sign of desperation to step on what has been a third rail of recent decades and a more symbolic attack on the...

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  • August 9, 2020

Love this: x Don't boo…VOTE 🗳 Register to vote at https://t.co/zXnPqmFZQ7 #Vote2020 pic.twitter.com/4yMmEqgXMS— Chicago Sky (@chicagosky) August 4, 2020 The backlash against Atlanta Dream co-owner Kelly Loeffler is growing, with many WNBA players wearing “Vote Warnock” shirts ahead of their games on Tuesday night. The shirts refer to Democrat Reverend...

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  • August 5, 2020

A few weeks ago I wrote a piece warning the American people to keep their eyes on the juggler, not the balls in the air. Yesterday, on the day the nation buried one of its voter rights heroes, Rep. John Lewis, Donald Trump tossed an ornate ball in the air....

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  • July 31, 2020

Political Wire posted this article today (behind a paywall): The Dow Jones Indicator of American Politics. It’s based on a report from Charlie Cook —  Right Direction/Wrong Track Numbers Tell the Story of the Election — and it shows Trump in deep trouble. Cook looked at the last 40 years...

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  • July 22, 2020

http://www.gravismarketing.com/… Gravis Marketing shows Trump with only a small lead in South Carolina, a state that has not supported a Democrat for President in the last 40 years. In the state of South Carolina where a Democratic nominee for President has not won since Jimmy Carter in 1976, a new...

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  • July 19, 2020

I wrote a diary on my memorable encounter and conversation with Congressman John Lewis .  I woke up around 2:00 AM this morning to see headlines of John Lewis’s passing.   I was immediately saddened.    I sleep with the television on sometimes and this was not what I wanted to...

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  • July 18, 2020
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Trump went to another COVID “hotspot” and gave an infrastructure speech because it's that week again. CNN and MSNBC had the good taste not to broadcast it. Trump wore no mask, in violation of Atlanta policy. Strange how only GOP governors void local mask mandates, not coincidentally they have higher...

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  • July 16, 2020

In a move somewhat reminiscent of 2018’s blue wave in US House elections, Larry Sabato’s Crystal Ball has shifted ratings on 10 US House away from the Republican candidates and has moved one Democratic seat in the other direction. Four of the ones shifted today are GOP seats in Texas. centerforpolitics.org/… Table 1: Crystal...

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  • July 2, 2020

A lot was made of our commander-in-show holding up a Bible, a little over a week ago, with the St. John’s Episcopal Church as a backdrop. The orchestrated show of strength was preceded by shoving, tear-gassing, and strong-arm tactics of armed troops against peaceful protesters. Trump had been sheltered in...

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  • June 10, 2020

Bolton’s tell-all book will be out this month…. If he had any decency or sense of duty to the nation, he would have testified under oath, rather than ignore Congress, but he preferred benefiting financially. The only question to be answered is the degree of Trump’s impeachable iniquity. Bolton is planning...

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  • June 8, 2020

Trump’s Inaugural Speech: REMARKS OF PRESIDENT DONALD J. TRUMP – AS PREPARED FOR DELIVERY INAUGURAL ADDRESS FRIDAY, JANUARY 20, 2017 WASHINGTON, D.C. As Prepared for Delivery – Chief Justice Roberts, President Carter, President Clinton, President Bush, President Obama, fellow Americans, and people of the world: thank you. We, the citizens...

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  • June 1, 2020
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