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As she walked through Ronald Reagan airport, Senator Krysten Sinema of Arizona confronted climate activists and others over her ongoing obstruction of the 3.5 trillion dollars build-back better plan. The former Green Party activist who campaigned for Ralph Nader in 2000 (which helped Goerge W Bush win the presidential election...

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  • October 5, 2021

As she walked through Ronald Reagan airport, Senator Krysten Sinema of Arizona was confronted by climate activists over her ongoing obstruction of the 3.5 trillion dollars build-back better plan. The 3.5 plan is where the majority of climate provisions can be found. It is strongly opposed by the fossil fuel interests that...

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  • October 5, 2021

Senator Lindsey Graham once again exposed Republicans as heartless, racist, xenophobes, bent on winning at all costs. He tried injecting heroism into the actions of border patrol agents who, literally, rode herd on desperate Haitian refugees. Despite the scenes of crying, terrified children grasping for the comfort of their mother’s...

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  • September 24, 2021

The right-wing has spent the last few weeks gnashing and grinding their teeth to the gum line, trying hard to compare the Afghan evacuation to Ho Chi Minh City, (Saigon). President Biden extricated America from a black hole of war that sucked the very lives, resources, and emotions out of...

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  • September 10, 2021

I tried sitting through FOX News’ commentary/critique yesterday, following Joe Biden’s report on the status of the nation, and in particular the American troop withdrawal from Afghanistan. After a few minutes, and when one of the conservative panelists had the temerity and amnesia to call Joe Biden a liar, I...

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  • August 25, 2021

There is a lot of media hand-wringing over a little mind with tiny thoughts who has been elevated into a big political voice by the liberal press. Fox News propagandist Tucker Carlson, a distant heir to the Swanson frozen-food fortune, is as slimy and indigestible as a pile of cream...

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  • July 7, 2021

Sometimes making fun of Republicans is like shooting fish in a barrel. Actually, no. They’re not fish so much as some kind of animal that can’t swim … or crawl out of a barrel. It’s like watching a drunk, elderly orangutan drown in a barrel. Yeah, that’s what I’m saying. I...

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  • May 13, 2021

I’m always gobsmacked whenever anyone gets in bed with Donald Trump—either literally or figuratively—because, for one, he never shows love or loyalty to anyone and, for another … ew, gross. Last week, we discovered that glitching espresso machine cum coffee boy Rudy Giuliani wants Trump to pay him for his legal...

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  • May 9, 2021

Senator Tim Scott was willing to allow the Republican Party to make him a sacrificial lamb. Tiffany Cross called out Scott like no other. Tiffany Cross makes minced meat out of Tim Scott’s silly statement. See full episodes here. Tiffany Cross was justifiably not kind to Tim Scott. Nor should...

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  • May 2, 2021

“As in the Times Op-Ed from which the book originated, the title refers to the results of studies conducted in Germany from the mid-nineteen-eighties onward, which reported, among other intriguing findings, that eighty per cent of East German women always experienced orgasm during sex, compared to sixty-three per cent of...

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  • April 8, 2021

Prosecuting hate crime is another thing some prosecutors might not want especially when a Bible Belt jury might want to condone violence against the victimless(sic) crime industry. “Let those pesky feds do it”. As the alleged suspect said, “he was at the end of his rope” because irony runs deep...

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  • March 17, 2021

A listener challenged a few of the subjects we cover. Let’s discuss whether we had an insurrection and whether racism is endemic. Insurrection, racism, and more. Politics Done Right Live weekdays @ 3:00 PM Central Video Zoom: LINK — Live Calls: (346)248-7799 ID:254 0 9091 This show belongs to all our...

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  • March 3, 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

Rush Limbaugh was more of a conservative index and perhaps a reactionary icon. He claimed whenever cornered with a political lie that he was an entertainer rather than any credible media source. “Rush Rooms”  everywhere should be festooned with black crepe. x Trump Plaza in Atlantic City has been demolished,...

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  • February 17, 2021

McConnell kicks the Trump prosecution elsewhere as Senate lets Trump off on a technicality. A disingenuous Mitch McConnell apparently agreed with the sentiment “Hang Mike Pence” and gave cover to the turtle logic of the Big Lie, while trying to keep GOP donors. Trump “got let off on a technicality”....

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  • February 13, 2021

On the eve of the Impeachment trial, it will be relived by  us.  The trial has to be done and we have to look at this insurrection.  ( All that are  emotionally or mentally able to).  We have to deal with the pain to get past the horror and hold  power...

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  • February 8, 2021

Fucking idiot: The Florida senator once again found himself in Twitter-roasting territory on Wednesday with his misguided tweet blaming the media for the rise of QAnon-sympathizer Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) within the GOP — conveniently ignoring his own history of enabling former President Trump to run wild with false...

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  • February 4, 2021

Following the video released by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez talking about her harrowing, and as it turns out life-threatening experience during the January 6th, insurrection, right-wingers, aggravated me to no end.  Self-styled civil libertarian Glenn Greenwald, in a profanity-laced tirade, as if to make a point, particularly annoyed me. I am...

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  • February 3, 2021

These past Dispatches were obviously a Trump-era commentary.  Maybe I need to to come up with a new name. But since the Biden presidency is only weeks old, I thought I would continue this for a bit.  So, in the spirit of a new beautiful day, below are some interesting rea...

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  • February 1, 2021

Trying to “hang” their Vice President and kill “their” cops may have brought an end to the 170 year two-party duopoly. Their GOP/conservative media has already made the split. This is absolutely correct. I’m hoping by then that the GOP will have split into two parties; the Conservatives and the crackpots....

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  • January 16, 2021

This post in the Anticapitalist Chat supports a group reading of Karl Marx’s Capital Vol 1. #GoodMorningMarx #WeeklyMarx Reproduction and accumulation Capital is “self-valorising value”. But for capital to continue to generate new value and create surplus-value, this surplus-value must itself by reinvested back into production – that is, surplus-value must be...

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  • January 4, 2021

Don’t listen to any lizard people this year. x Greetings from the White House. Trump appears to be tweeting and watching OANN from the Oval Office this New Year’s Day. The press pool has not been covid-tested for a second day in a row. pic.twitter.com/jtFidJ3TZZ— Sophia Cai (@SophiaCai99) January 1,...

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  • January 1, 2021

One of the cardinal sins of commentary writing is not to name-call or insult your readers with invectives. In this case, I am going to purposefully violate the rules, I am not sure how else to label the 126 Republican members of the United States House of Representatives and at...

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  • December 28, 2020

This post in the Anticapitalist Chat supports a group reading of Karl Marx’s Capital Vol 1. #GoodMorningMarx #WeeklyMarx. Outline of Marx’s Analysis Chapter 16 The Historical Relation Between Absolute and Relative Surplus Value – in capitalism, social labor produces surplus-value – early on: formal subsumption of labor produces absolute surplus-value by extending the working...

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  • December 20, 2020
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Contradictions and false consciousness inhabit many Trumpists and Trump voters, demanding a crypto-fascist election outcome, a sad commentary on the times. Trump himself is left with autocratic fantasies fed by his closest sycophants. x Sources who have gotten used to Trump’s eruptions over four years sound scared by what’s transpired in...

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  • December 20, 2020

Ted Cruz is willing to sacrifice his integrity to go along with the election fraud hoax that Donald Trump is perpetrating. He is complicit in misinforming Americans. Ted Cruz, complicit in voter fraud hoax x x YouTube Video See full episodes here. If it was not so serious, this commentary Ted...

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  • Avatar of Egberto Willies
  • December 8, 2020

As each day passes, Trump adds to an already impressive body of evidence arguing that he should be considered the worst president in U.S. history.  But, taking a dispassionate, long view, there are a small number of surprisingly strong contenders for this title.  This history call is depressingly closer than it...

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  • December 6, 2020

Want straight talk on cable TV? Listen to Tiffany Cross. She perfectly describes the ills that led to the ascendency of an incompetent president. Tiffany Cross strikes again See full episodes here. Tiffany Cross is one of those hosts/panelists/journalists that is refreshing to listen to when she speaks. She is plain-spoken...

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  • December 6, 2020

CNN's Jake Tapper did not mince his words. Trump's minions should talk up their successes and then close out the Trump era. Jake Tapper, you've got to love his commentary x x YouTube Video See full episodes here. Jake Tapper first gives Trump and the Republican Party a face-saving out since...

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  • November 11, 2020

To be a better writer, I force myself to review right-wing media. Every day I go on Fox News, but also a rotating menu of rightwing sites. It’s very easy to live inside a bubble, but I can’t make arguments if I don’t know what the other side is thinking....

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  • November 1, 2020

The Other 98% shared this commentary about Sue Republican. Sue hates the libtards. Sue hates the government. Sue is a Republican, and she loves Donald Trump. Sue gets up at 6 a.m. and fills her coffeepot with water to prepare her morning coffee. The water is clean and good because...

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  • October 28, 2020

Billy Graham's granddaughter is right. Her words made it clear that Progressive values are in line with the Jesus they claim to serve. Billy Graham's granddaughter speaks x x YouTube Video See full episodes here. Jerusha Duford was clear on how to handle those who attempt to come to the...

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  • October 24, 2020

Received this e-mail today from the Wisconsin Democratic Party: Exciting news! The cast of Superbad is reuniting for a watch party and discussion for the Democratic Party of Wisconsin THIS Tuesday, Oct. 27th at 8pm CT. Chip in any amount to join Jonah Hill, Michael Cera, Christopher Mitz-Plassa, Seth Rogen,...

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  • October 23, 2020

x German ad for a soda with zero calories…it says: “two zeros, one tastes good” Bro… pic.twitter.com/T3wlxdigBf — Lexi Alexander (@Lexialex) October 17, 2020 x INBOX: I shit you not, @realDonaldTrump has signed a presidential proclamation for “National Character Counts Week.” pic.twitter.com/dW9Kc1rcHD — Andrew Feinberg (@AndrewFeinberg) October 17, 2020 x...

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  • October 18, 2020

Steve Schmidt articulated his belief that Trump will lose in a landslide. But his last utterance is likely the reason behind an unhinged president. He appeared in the Rachel Maddow show. Steve Schmidt nails it x x YouTube Video See full episodes here. Every time I listen to brother Steve Schmidt I always try...

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  • October 16, 2020

SCOTUS nominee Amy Coney Barrett is a danger to most Americans that do not fit a certain profile or religion. Tamara Shealey update. Sad Ted Cruz. SCOTUS Nominee, a clear and present danger. x x YouTube Video Politics Done Right Live weekdays @ 3:00 PM Central Video Zoom: LINK —...

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  • October 14, 2020

Former Secretary of Labor, Robert Reich, has a piece out in Salon and video up on YouTube where he focuses on flipping the U.S. Senate, Specifically on these 6 Senate races: 1. North Carolina: Thom Tillis (R. NC) vs Cal Cunningham (D. NC) 2. Maine: Susan Collins (R. ME) vs...

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  • September 28, 2020

Much jackboot-quaking as a much-touted demo in Portland had a weak showing north of the anarchist jurisdiction.  x tickled by this because I watched 5 seconds of the KATU coverage and the proud boy on the mic said something like 2,000 people were there— voltaverse (@voltaverse) September 26, 2020 x...

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  • September 26, 2020

Trump won in 2016 by running an insurgency campaign. Hillary was the epitome of the liberal elite who had taken over government and were using it to make us pay reparations to Blacks, to make every woman get an abortion, to …. well, insert your own QAnon screed. Trump was...

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  • September 17, 2020

I have a few thoughts. Perhaps they may seem random, perhaps not. I watched all of each night, and some commentary both on cable and what I saw online. These thoughts, however, are only mine, They will not be in any particular order. Make of them what you will. Let...

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  • August 21, 2020

There are few cable or network news hosts willing to go where Ali Velshi goes economically and politically. He has the skill set necessary to get the point across without excessive offense to the sensibilities of the oligarchy. Ali Velshi did it again. x x YouTube Video Watch the full episode here. I...

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  • August 8, 2020

Legendary NY newspaperman and writer Pete Hamill passed away today, at the age of 85. He had health issues in recent years, and had complications from recent medical treatment. Pete was someone I knew, albeit not well. In the period of the end of the 60s into 1971 I would...

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  • August 5, 2020

In his presser, Trump blamed Portland violence on “professional anarchists” because of course they carry cards noting their memberships, rather than those awful amateur anarchists. There are so darn many of them, so many moms and vets. Too many pro-tips for Trump, because when the going gets weird, the weird turn pro....

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  • July 31, 2020

Fortunately Twitter decided to rein in QAnon, one of many cults projecting both the main tenets of Trumpism but also serving as a channel for non-domestic malign actors to invest in GOP disinformation and disruption. Twitter’s crackdown comes too late to stop QAnon’s growth. While QAnon’s presence on Twitter will...

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  • July 24, 2020

Of many conservatives who write on the editorial side of the NY Times, the tenure of Bari Weiss was uneven with mainly meta-commentary, but apparently she will have a gig elsewhere in combination with some other writers like Andrew Sullivan. x .@bariweiss is leaving the NYT, @laurawags reports. https://t.co/mewLM6tbhQ— Alex...

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  • July 14, 2020

Steve Schmidt deconstructs the state of the Republican Party as he enumerates all the ills of the party including the President & Senators. Steve Schmidt wants Trump's sycophants out of office too x x YouTube Video Watch complete episodes here. Steve Schmidt did not pull any punches. He made it clear just...

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  • July 11, 2020

Steve Schmidt once again accurately explained in a very detailed manner all the reasons why Donald Trump will be fired by Republicans. Steve Schmidt hits the nail on the head. x x YouTube Video Watch complete episodes here. Steve Schmidt's commentary is important especially for those who are still currently...

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  • July 10, 2020

GOP spokeswoman Liz Harrington slams Joe Biden because he had the nerve to paraphrase the constitution by replacing men with people in all men created equal. Spokeswoman Liz Harrington, really? x x YouTube Video Watch complete episodes here. The Washington Post reported Liz Harrington rather ridiculous commentary about Joe Biden as follows....

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  • July 8, 2020

Trump wants Confederate spectacles, why else try to attack NASCAR because of its flag ban. The ultimate Confederate spectacle is the resilience of the lost cause narrative perhaps reinforced by the Jim Crow erection of monuments. It was amusing that the press tried to goad the WH Press Secretary into an admission...

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  • July 7, 2020