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Some big news today out of North Carolina: Former North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory’s career in politics is not over. McCrory, a Republican who served one term as the state’s chief executive and 14 years as Charlotte’s mayor, has launched a campaign website announcing his run for North Carolina’s open U.S. Senate...

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  • April 14, 2021

The Atlanta spree killings are unfortunately a story with structural similarity to events elsewhere. How do we know that Robert Long wasn’t on his way to Mar-a-Lago when the cops performed a PIT maneuver on him after he killed eight people. Darn hypotheticals of the culture wars. Mar-a-Lago as spa resort...

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  • March 19, 2021

Lies in video, memes, and blogs about Joe Biden raising the price of insulin and epinephrine are false. Share to expose the lie widely. Biden will not raise your insulin x x YouTube Video See full episodes here. The Right-Wing is quick. Do you remember the Harry & Louise ad that lied...

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  • February 12, 2021

Some big news happened this week out of North Carolina: Less than 48 hours after announcing his campaign for North Carolina’s open U.S. Senate seat in 2022, N.C. Sen. Jeff Jackson raised more than $500,000, with 90% of donations from North Carolinians, 78% of contributions under $100, and no contributions from...

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  • January 31, 2021

Big news today out of North Carolina: x Hey folks – I'm officially running to serve North Carolina in the U.S. Senate. You deserve leadership that listens and learns. So we're making this a true 100 county campaign. This is Day One. Your support now means a lot:https://t.co/RyDJdgULeR pic.twitter.com/rGKgspujZK— Sen....

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  • January 26, 2021

Is this like conservatives abandoning Twitter for Parler?  Actually, no. Sounds a bit more like people threatening to move to Canada if we pass “socialized” medicine. Because, uh, where the fuck are they gonna go for cheaper shit brought to you by workers who have been more cruelly exploited? Seems...

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  • December 31, 2020

We are in that strange place where a respected rival gets to lead infrastructure change in a critical area of the US economy and a nutter in VA wants fascism. Darn Constitutional freedoms juxtaposed on the same day. Perhaps trains will run on time. President-elect Joe Biden has tapped former South Bend, Ind.,...

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  • December 15, 2020

So yesterday, Geraldo Rivera, whose career has run the gamut from dreadfully embarrassing to off-the-charts mortifying, had a great idea. Let’s name the vaccine after Donald Trump, because, well … we want the baby-man to stop pouting. The Hill: Fox News correspondent-at-large Geraldo Rivera on Friday floated the idea of naming the COVID-19 vaccine “the Trump,” saying...

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  • November 21, 2020

This story supports a group reading of Karl Marx’s Capital Vol 1. #GoodMorningMarx #WeeklyMarx This covers chapters 11-14. Today’s supporting summary is at the very bottom, below the fold. Set against the backdrop of the Luddite uprisings in the Yorkshire textile industry, Charlotte Brontë’s novel Shirley caused a sensation when it...

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  • November 1, 2020

This story supports a group reading of Karl Marx’s Capital Vol 1. This covers chapters 11-14. Set against the backdrop of the Luddite uprisings in the Yorkshire textile industry, Charlotte Brontë’s novel Shirley caused a sensation when it was published in 1849 – under the pseudonym ‘Currer Bell’. Robert Moore is...

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  • October 28, 2020

Here’s the latest news today out of North Carolina courtesy of Meredith College’s latest poll: x NORTH CAROLINABiden 48% (+4)Trump 44%Jorgensen 1%Hawkins 1%Blankenship 0%.#NCsen:Cunningham (D) 43% (+5)Tillis (R-inc) 38%Bray (L) 4%Hayes (C) 1%.#NCgovCooper (D-inc) 52% (+18)Forest (R) 34%DiFiore (L) 2%Pisano (C) 1% Meredith College, LV, 10/16-19— Political Polls (@Politics_Polls) October...

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  • October 23, 2020

I don’t know if any of these polls have any scientific basis, but it does look like Biden held his own, at first glance. x BREAKING: Based on our snap poll of 772 likely voters who watched tonight's debate, 52% say Joe Biden won the debate overall. 39% say Donald...

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  • October 23, 2020

We’ve all been hearing that Democrats have ad money to burn (so much that they’re running out of places to spend it) while Trump and his ilk are broke. But it gets much more obvious when you see it on a map, like the one the Wesleyan Media Project has...

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  • October 18, 2020
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With all the news that’s going on, this has resurfaced: According to court filings obtained by American Ledger, North Carolina Republican Senator Thom Tillis’ ex-wife alleged “cruel and inhuman treatment” by Tillis, raising questions about the reasons surrounding the couple’s eventual divorce. In Tennessee, where the couple was married, “cruel...

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  • October 11, 2020

You’ve probably heard that the Regeneron antibody treatment Donald Trump received and subsequently touted as a “cure” for COVID was tested on cells that originally came from an abortion. I’m sure this isn’t the first time an abortion has saved Donald Trump’s ass (just guessing here), but in this case, he’s the...

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  • October 10, 2020

Meredith College political professor, David McLennan, has a piece out on Real Clear Politics about the upcoming elections in North Carolina. He explains how split-ticket voting is very much alive in the Tar Heel State. McLennan thinks that it’s very possible that Trump can still win North Carolina but doesn’t...

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  • September 16, 2020

Trump supporters attending his big irresponsible rally in Michigan may show us something unforeseen. Charlotte Dennett visits with us to discuss oil and international events. Charlotte Dennett has a story we should all know x x YouTube Video Politics Done Right Live weekdays @ 3:00 PM Central Video Zoom: LINK...

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  • September 11, 2020

At some point someone must have told Donald Trump that he needs suburban women to win reelection — and that he’s losing them, badly. If there was one big takeaway from last night’s Kimberly Guilfoyle Ba’al summoning convention speeches, it’s that the suburbs will be abolished in Joe Biden’s America and anarchy...

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  • August 25, 2020

Some more good news today out of North Carolina courtesy of Morning Consult’s latest poll: As North Carolina Sen. Thom Tillis faces former state Sen. Cal Cunningham (D) in a tough re-election race, polling shows the Republican incumbent underperforming President Donald Trump’s standing in the battleground state, indicating a missing...

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  • August 24, 2020

The New York Times has a great piece out about the upcoming Republican National Convention in Charlotte and the state GOP’s history gerrymandering North Carolina to push their radical right-wing agenda. The RNC was supposed to be a big event for them but it really just draws attention on how...

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  • August 24, 2020

He’s running scared: He’s in the middle of one of the most contested Senate races in the country as Republicans battle to keep control of the upper chamber. And he’s been a strong supporter of President Donald Trump and an advocate to bring the 2020 Republican National Convention to Charlotte....

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  • August 24, 2020

Sam Brodey at The Daily Beast has another great piece about U.S. Senator Thom Tillis (R. NC) trying to run away from his record trying to kill the Affordable Care Act. But there’s something else that Tillis is trying to do: Tillis is taking it a bit farther. The North...

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  • August 3, 2020

Some very good news today out of North Carolina courtesy of NBC News/Marist’s latest poll: Among registered voters, Biden, the presumptive Democratic nominee, got the support of 51 percent, compared with 44 percent who backed Trump. In March, Biden had a 4-point advantage in a head-to-head matchup, 49 percent to...

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  • July 27, 2020

It’s Schaden-Friday, which means my butler is wearing a Barry Goldwater mask and sponge-bathing me with briny Republican tears. (It’s an odd kink, I admit.) Soooooo … lookee-here ding-dong. (I might be just a tiny bit high.) NBC News: President Donald Trump’s whipsaw decisions to first move the Republican National Convention’s in-person...

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  • July 25, 2020

The New York Times has a good piece out about Joe Biden’s campaign and hpw it’s giving him a great shot at winning Wisconsin: There are a range of ways Mr. Biden can build a general election coalition in a battleground state like Wisconsin. He could focus on winning back...

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  • July 19, 2020

And no it’s not about testing levels, which are nowhere near what needs to be done; and then there’s the lack of contact tracing. This in addition to the numbers that are probably under-reported. Andy Slavitt tells us we need not freak out (yet): x COVID Update July 2: Why...

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  • July 3, 2020

Trump wanting to be so mask free and wanting his own way, Florida is going to be a nightmare I predict come August. Ron Desantis is so naive that he thinks the Republican Convention will bring prosperty and money into Florida’s economy at the risk of killing the state.   I...

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  • June 25, 2020

Wow: x YouTube Video A new TV and digital ad campaign for U.S. Republican Sen. Thom Tillis features one of the owners of Lancaster’s BBQ & Wings in Mooresville, which was sued by the federal government in 2018 over accusations that it “subjected a black employee to a racially hostile...

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  • June 19, 2020

So U.S. Senator Thom Tillis (R. NC) is facing a tough re-election bid against Cal Cunningham (D. NC) so he’s trying to re-introduce himself to the voters: Sen. Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) is out with a new six-figure television ad buy highlighting his working-class background as he ramps up spending ahead of his...

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  • June 14, 2020

Received an e-mail update from Slate Magazine’s The Surge and they have released the top seven states that are now the most competitive for Joe Biden to reach electoral victory. Here they are: 1. Arizona The GOP is getting so desperate that it might voluntarily spend time there in August....

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  • June 5, 2020

From yesterday’s Charlotte Observer: That’s right. Donald Trump’s officers teargassed peaceful Americans. So he could use a church as a stage and a Bible as a prop. It was terrifying. It was shameful. If it leaves you shaking your head and asking where the bottom is with this president, we...

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  • June 3, 2020

Democratic Governor Roy Cooper sent a letter to the Republican National Convention refusing to guarantee a full scale traditional convention in Charlotte August 23rd as Donald Trump demands. http://www.charlotteobserver.com/… In a letter, the governor told RNC officials that face coverings and social distancing are “a necessity” as they plan a convention during...

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  • June 2, 2020
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Show of Farce. Peaceful protest in the day, now earlier curfews. x JUST CONFIRMED: Denver Police seized these guns and tactical gear from two men who showed up to the protest on Friday. One of them, Chevy McGee, tells me he didn't break any laws. McGee is part of the...

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  • June 2, 2020
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We are at an interesting point, the necessity for socially distanced behavior and the imposition of De Facto martial law. Even as there is peaceful protest during the day time, there will be problematic police behavior in the evening. Remember that Trump needs martial law or at least its quasi-military manifestation to...

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  • June 2, 2020

The New York Times has a good piece out about how heated and expensive the North Carolina U.S. Senate race is becoming: Republican U.S. Senator Thom Tillis is used to being in a tight spot in campaigns in the swing state of North Carolina, having come from behind in the...

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  • May 28, 2020

Rough weekend as Trump did some ceremonial duties among the golf trips to Virginia. President Trump’s struggles to stand still during a Memorial Day visit to Arlington National Cemetery lit up social media Monday, prompting users to recall past incidents in which the commander in chief, who turns 74 next...

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  • May 26, 2020

Seeding 50,000 enthusiastic Republican voters with coronavirus and then sending them home to their Republican friends and loved ones sounds like a diabolical Democratic plan, but no. It’s the current roadmap for a Donald Trump 2020 reelection victory. These folks have already abandonded their dignity and their country to worship...

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  • May 17, 2020

Received this e-mail from Slate Magazine’s The Surge that emphasizes the top seven battleground states that Joe Biden’s campaign should heavily focus on in order to win over 270 electoral votes. Here they are in their  order: 1. Florida We’ve grown accustomed to a trend in election night coverage of...

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  • May 16, 2020

COVID-19 Emergency Response Group National Town Hall Meeting with U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley, Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib, & National Leaders covering The COVID-19 Pandemic And The Climate Emergency, “Protecting The People From Harm” Date: Friday, May 15, 2020.  Time: 1:00pm-2:15pm x x YouTube Video Speakers: Moderator: Mayor Jennifer Roberts, Charlotte, N.C....

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  • May 15, 2020

The Charlotte Observer has a good piece out asking political experts about whether or not U.S. Senator Richard Burr’s (R. NC) FBI probe will have any effect on U.S. Senator Thom Tillis’ (R. NC) re-election campaign. Republican operatives are doubtful but that’s not stopping Democrats from using Burr’s scandal to...

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  • May 15, 2020

Larry Sabato’s Crystal Ball just released their Senate predictions section. They are identifying Senate races in Arizona, Colorado, Maine and North Carolina as the top four toss up races moving in the Democrats direction. Sabato’s Crystal Ball also identifies both Georgia Senate races along with Montana and Iowa as races...

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  • May 1, 2020

Some good news today out of North Carolina courtesy of SurveyUSA’s latest poll: Incumbent Republican United State Senator Thom Tillis today finishes 2 points behind Democrat Cal Cunningham in an election today, 41% to 39%, with 20% undecided. The contest has national implications, with a Tillis re-election essential of Republicans...

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  • April 29, 2020

Kudos to the North Carolina Democratic Party for reminding voters about this: The  pandemic is giving new life to some old comments from North Carolina Republican Senator Thom Tillis. The North Carolina Democratic Party is spotlighting Tillis’ 2015 call to lift public health regulations requiring restaurant workers to wash their hands after...

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  • April 13, 2020

The young Colorado Springs girl who suffered from a rare form of epilepsy called Dravet syndrome has died at the age of 13.  She was initally believed to have had COVID-19 in early April and was treated as such. However, her death was a result of a seizure The family...

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  • April 8, 2020

x Alabama – Ivey (R)Arkansas – Hutchinson (R)Iowa — Reynolds (R)Missouri — Parson (R)Nebraska — Ricketts (R)North Dakota — Burgum (R)Oklahoma — Stitt (R)South Carolina — McMaster (R)South Dakota — Noem (R)Texas — Abbott (R)Utah — Herbert (R)Wyoming — Gordon (R) https://t.co/Uslo2yMvYg— Charlotte Clymer 🏳️‍🌈 (@cmclymer) April 2, 2020 x...

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  • April 2, 2020

No one knows how long the coronavirus crisis will last, but Donald Trump apparently thinks he can end it by fiat. He wants to reopen the country on Easter, after all — because somewhere he heard one of those big-haired Christians say something about the holiday being about hope or...

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  • March 27, 2020

There’s moron-in chief and then there are morans(sic) on the ground. x Trump dismissing both #ClimateChange AND #Coronavirus as hoaxes. Juxtaposed for your consideration (courtesy of awesome young Sydney filmmaker Genevieve Wright: https://t.co/NqY44MDD5C). pic.twitter.com/RGgENa8lgA — Michael E. Mann (@MichaelEMann) March 26, 2020 x Imbecile Who Licked Toiletries on a Store...

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  • March 26, 2020

Recently I highlighted this: A mysterious outside group that sprang into existence only last week will spend more than $1 million in television advertisements backing North Carolina state Sen. Erica Smith (D), one of the candidates running to challenge Sen. Thom Tillis (R) in November. The group has made heavy buys in...

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  • February 21, 2020

Subpoenaed witnesses have gotten “fired” / reassigned as Trump continues retaliation. One witness was Mick Mulvaney, who never testified but confessed live on television to his part in what John Bolton called a “drug deal”.  Washington (CNN) With a five-month impeachment saga behind them, White House aides are bracing for the prospect...

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  • February 8, 2020

Holy shit. He looks like Hannibal Lecter in the ambulance after he ripped that guard’s face off and put it on his own head. x ⁦@realDonaldTrump⁩ returns to the White House from Charlotte, North Carolina. Photo by William Moon at the South Lawn of the White House on February 7,...

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  • February 8, 2020
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