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To begin with, the Constitution makes no allowance for the arrest of a lawless current or former President. If that presidential exception existed, a sitting president could stand on Fifth Ave and shoot someone; Oh, wait! Despite the mountain of evidence, Donald Trump is not in jail for inciting a...

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  • July 25, 2022

The Republican Party is outraged, outraged—I say—that Rep. Ilhan Omar issued a thoughtful albeit controversial statement. “We have seen unthinkable atrocities committed by the U.S., Hamas, Israel, Afghanistan, and the Taliban,” said Omar, “We must have the same level of accountability and justice for all victims of crimes against humanity”...

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  • June 14, 2021

Here’s the big news today out of California: The campaign to recall Gov. Gavin Newsom has failed to gain momentum in recent months as significantly more California voters favor keeping him in office, and only anemic support has surfaced for reality TV star  Caitlyn Jenner while other Republican candidates hoping...

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  • May 11, 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

Plenty of dimwittedness to share as Trump demands via a cease and desist order that the GOP not use his likeness or name unless they pay for it. Also, Trump threatens to negative campaign against Lisa Murkowski in yet another empty threat. And finally Trump returns to NYC, the reasons for...

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  • March 7, 2021
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The sparse number of actual carbon capture and sequestration projects plus weak carbon markets amplify the problems of the climate crisis yet to be revisited, post-Trump. Two heartland examples in North Dakota and Texas show how there are several interlocking problems addressing the climate crisis that must be included in future environmental policy. More specifically...

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  • February 28, 2021

In 2008 when former President Obama was thrust into one of the biggest financial messes since the depression of 1929, his stated goal was to get us out of the ditch. With jobs being lost by some accounts at a rate of 800,000 per month and people wondering where and when...

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  • February 17, 2021

One hopes that after the farce of a Trump impeachment acquittal, that criminal proceedings begin in all of the relevant venues. We have already seen how Trump uses lawfare delaying tactics with even less aplomb than Mitch McConnell. We can also be assured that within the year, the numerous right-wing militants will...

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  • February 15, 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

Trump is at the end of the path to the bunker. The argument for the resignation of Trump and Pence’s pardon of Trump like Gerald Ford’s of Nixon remains still viable. Invoking the 25th Amendment seems more difficult if only because the GOP still wants to avoid the Watergate comparisons,...

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  • January 7, 2021
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The neoliberals’ “free market” is not going to sequester enough carbon to save the environment. Even Warren Buffett isn’t willing to take a bet on surviving an impending climate crisis catastrophe, because “the rents are too high”. Existential threats have a critical reality, about which ruthless criticism is entailed. Even...

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  • December 27, 2020

Throughout the Democratic primaries, the dueling campaigns, and finally the day of November 3rd, I feared the United States would let me down. I have blown the horn of warning to anyone who would listen that this election was not a referendum on Donald Trump it was a referendum on...

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  • November 25, 2020

He’s never dropped his naive belief in herd immunity perhaps because he had someone take his statistics tests in college. A quarter-million dead soon means that by the time a vaccine comes to the general public, minus a “flu season” there will still be a quarter-million dead from COVID-19. And...

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  • October 6, 2020

Posted an hour ago on their Youtube Channel It goes for two minutes It lambasts Trump on so many levels comparisons with John McCain and PRESIDENT George H W Bush It uses some of the gross words and actions of Trump as part of its presentation It calls Trump a...

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  • September 8, 2020

Somehow I don’t remember the continual civil unrest when Joe Biden was vice president. I don’t remember a thousand people dying every day from a raging, out-of-control pandemic. JESUS POGO-HOPPING CHRIST, THIS IS DONALD TRUMP’S AMERICA! He is overseeing all this carnage! How can we let him beat Joe Biden...

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  • August 30, 2020

Kansas demonstrated unintentionally that mask use “flattens the curve” by comparing counties that had mask mandates with those that didn’t.  x US records more than 2,000 #coronavirus deaths in 24 hours, the highest number of daily fatalities in 3 months: Johns Hopkins University #COVID19 trackerhttps://t.co/5v8lF3itDm— Julie Laumann (@Otpor17) August 7,...

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  • August 7, 2020

Presser started at 536pm ET. It ended at 613pm. Trump needed another faux-campaign speech opportunity today — he should be trying to clarify his criticism of Birx — perhaps there’ll be some faux-Kumbaya. The new tone will keep the press questions to a minimum. Perhaps Trump will double-down even further on the...

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  • August 3, 2020

Not exactly a slam dunk if you have to brag about something you won’t have to show the public. “If you are perfectly normal, why would they be shocked?” x Trump on cognitive exams to Fox: “I actually took one very recently … I proved I was all there because...

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  • July 10, 2020

President Donald Trump said a few days ago that in a mask, he believes he looks like the “Lone Ranger.” Setting aside, that even the simplest of comparisons escape him—the Lone Ranger wore his mask over his eyes, the irony of his Lone Ranger analogy is far beyond his comprehension....

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  • July 3, 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

Time seems to be running out as all the George Floyd cops got charged and in Mark Esper’s apparent defection for responsibility, Trump now seems to be backtracking on the use of US military in a posse comitatus action. x Monmouth poll -50% say race relations will be a major or minor...

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  • June 3, 2020

There have been a lot of commentators in the past few days comparing the present mess to 1968, when there was rioting in the streets of the assassinations of Martin Luther King and Bobby Kennedy, and general unrest over the Vietnam War. Those are valid comparisons, but there is another...

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  • June 1, 2020

Wow: On a recent call with local business leaders, Sen. David Perdue (R-GA) defended Georgia’s reopening process by comparing the risks of contracting Covid-19 to those of driving a car, indicating that calculating risk amounts to personal responsibility, according to a recording of the call obtained by Vox. “We get in an automobile, we...

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  • May 20, 2020

Trump claimed cases would go from fifteen to zero on 28 February.  Cases are over a million and he keeps raising his prideful death total now to 60-70,000, Today’s US death total is 63,000. I’m not sure what a “very, very strong” death total means, But over 60,000 lives lost is...

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  • May 1, 2020

Unfortunately, this has the same context that 2016 had for MILFs and voting for Trump. The Twitter-verse is now making many basement dwellers hot for dictator-action. But is Ivanka Trump the Kim Yo-Jong of America? “Among the North’s power elite, Kim Yo Jong has the highest chance to inherit power,...

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  • April 26, 2020

Greg Sargent has this column up in today’s WaPo: The big question looming over Trump’s coronavirus disaster Why is it falling to Democrats to beg, cajole and try to force President Trump into taking numerous specific steps he should be taking himself, right now, to avert untold numbers of preventable...

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  • March 25, 2020

GOP eugenics and a Logan’s Run economy must guide COVID-19 policy, because Dan Patrick (not the sports guy, but the RWNJ homophobe) wants to put the Grans under. x so yea, sorry texas grandparents but the invisible hand demands a sacrifice— Andrew Lawrence (@ndrew_lawrence) March 24, 2020 Texas Republican urges Fox...

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  • March 24, 2020

The only re-election path Trump may have is to invoke yet again some image as a “war-time president” even if the enemy is his incompetence. In the post-impeachment period, this is another desperate act for re-election. He’s always been a war-time POTUS* even as he was impeached. For example, on Jun 4,...

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  • March 18, 2020

Chest thumpers and embarrassing belligerents are how the followers of Bernie Sanders are being described.  The Michael Bloomberg crowd who I suppose are Bloomers, who find themselves in the unenviable position of defending a billionaire and racist policies, instead of his politics, face off in a debate tonight. Predictably, the candidates...

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  • February 19, 2020

From Steven Portnoy, a reporter with CBS Radio: x BREAKING: @CBSNews has learned US officials are now confident Iran shot down a Ukrainian jetliner with 176 people on board. Sources say US intelligence picked detected infrared blips of two missile launches, followed by the blip of an explosion.— Steven Portnoy...

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  • January 9, 2020

This is part three of our three-part series comparing all major electric vehicles that will be on sale in the US in 2020.  For “Part 1: Offerings, Basic Stats, Safety, and Manufacturers”, click here.  For “Part 2: Price, Performance, Efficiency, Range and Charging”, click here. Electric 2020 Every Electric Car...

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  • December 19, 2019

And what seems clear now is that Greenland is no longer changing in geological time. It is changing in human time. Jon Gertner, Yale Environment 360                                                ...

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  • December 12, 2019

elections.cdn.sos.ca.gov/… California Secretary of State has published registration figures that show state voters are registering as Republicans at lower and lower rates. Since January 2016, registered Republicans have dropped by four points while Democratic registration has increased by one percent. Total registration is up sharply. Since the last 154-Day Report...

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  • November 12, 2019

We’ve all seen this annoying line of argument from people opposed to us cleaning up our act with respect to the environment: Oh, you FLEW over here, now didn’t you? You’re such a hypocrite – that airplane emits tons of CO2. But you did it because there’s NO OTHER REASONABLE OPTION,...

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  • October 20, 2019

As we wait for more whistle-blower news and an inevitable flurry of Trumpian disinformation and diversions, we need to review that Trump’s impeachable offense in Ukraine was also a move in a corruption history favoring Russia back through Manafort. Trump’s hold on Congressional aid to Ukraine also favored a Russian-backed rebel buildup...

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  • October 12, 2019

< p class=”is-empty-p”> x YouTube Video In less than 400 days the US could be relieved of perhaps the stupidest self-proclaimed “environmentalist” in US history. We will need to refocus the post-Trump environmental economy to sustainable goals that reposition the discourse about economic growth, particularly energy production, distribution, and consumption. The Green...

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  • October 12, 2019

In the olden days, we often heard a refrain along the lines of: “Man, look at the MPGs on these cars in Europe! It’s ridiculous that we can’t get them over here.” Nowadays, it’s often of the form: “Man, look at the range of this upcoming European EV! I totally want...

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  • September 10, 2019

Short Summary A large majority of respondents believed current diagnosis rates are under-diagnosing women relative to men Respondents tended to cite social expectations and biased diagnosis tools for this The online autistic community seems fairly diverse in terms of gender identity and age, and in particular there's a very large...

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  • September 7, 2019

http://www.insideelections.com/… drive.google.com/… An independent poll released today shows Democrat Dan McCready has a 4% lead in the September 10th rerun election for North Carolina’s 9th Congressional District. State Senator Dan Bishop is the Republican candidate. The survey, conducted Aug. 26-28 by Harper Polling and Clarity Campaign Labs, showed McCready with a...

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  • August 30, 2019

This got some news on TRMS:   Indivisible Project Launches 5-Figure Ad Buy Urging Constituents to Hold Rep. Josh Gottheimer Accountable I don’t live in his district or NJ, so maybe someone from Gottheimer’s district will want to comment on this development.  But I have never been a fan of conservative...

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  • August 21, 2019

According to some of the comments on Daily Kos, there are multiple issues with regards to several of the diaries on the presidential Democratic candidates.  Let me see if I can summarize and address some of the reocurring comments: There is Biden bias on Daily Kos. Instead of “bashing” any...

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  • July 6, 2019

Well, here we are again. Sorry for the time delay, but I was tied up yesterday on personal business. But nothing in the intervening 24 hours has done anything to change my initial perceptions of what we saw Thursday night, especially where the peripheral characters are concerned. Thursday night fulfilled...

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  • June 29, 2019

The wrong awaited announcement of Donald J. Trump’s reelection campaign kicked off in Orlando, Florida last night. As wrong as he was for announcing “the Wall” promised to be paid for by the Mexican government in 2015 and leading the crowd in chants of “lock her up,” the Trump reruns...

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  • June 19, 2019

Damn, we sure do love to compare shit in tis country, do’t we? Sports nuts compare stats, standings and schedules until the cows come home. We compare our new car to our old one. We compare our current spouse, boyfriend,girlfriend to our previous one. Hell, we even compare our current...

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  • May 14, 2019

Okay, okay. I’ve mentioned Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez at least that many times in the past six weeks, but to be fair, her name is also my mantra. And not just because I hope to conjure her so we can spend a few chill Friday nights eating vegan fudge and playing Mario...

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  • April 12, 2019

For Republicans, the gathering of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) has become an annual ritual in their hyperbolic effort to peel away Jewish Americans who overwhelmingly give their votes to Democrats. But the GOP brought an extra sense of urgency to last week’s 2019 AIPAC Policy Conference. Less than...

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  • March 31, 2019

The last we heard on the subject, the average American’s tax refund was off 8.7 percent from last year, and people thought that augured poorly for Republicans. Today, the news is even worse for the Grand Old Pity Party. According to the IRS, the average refund so far this tax...

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  • February 23, 2019

You’re fooling yourself if you don’t believe it…And you’re killing yourself if you don’t believe it   Styx Same shit, different day. As far as I’m concerned, Ralph Northam fucked up, and now it’s time to get it over and done with. He lost the battle with his first videotaped statement...

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  • February 3, 2019

Fuck yeah! At his annual 4th of July Picnic near Austin earlier this summer, Willie Nelson welcomed Texas Senate candidate Beto O’Rourke onstage to join him on guitar for set-closing renditions of “Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die” and “Will the Circle Be Unbroken.” There’s a good chance that...

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  • September 13, 2018

Received this e-mail today from the Progressive Change Campaign Committee: ANOTHER VICTORY! The PCCC just added another huge win for the night with David Garcia's victory in the Democratic primary for Arizona governor. Garcia stood with Arizona’s public school teachers on the picket lines and is campaigning on his support for unions, Medicare...

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  • August 29, 2018