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The Black Codes of the late 1800s are making a comeback in America. These ordinances were meant to control the free movement of people of color using minor infractions as the reasoning, which was a literal attempt to keep black people in their place. The beginnings of policing in America...

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  • April 16, 2021

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

Dale Cooper: There’s nothing quite like urinating in the open air. (Twin Peaks) A Colorado man who refused to wear a mask on an Alaska Airlines flight and urinated in the cabin faces a federal charge of interfering with a flight crew and attendants. The charge carries a maximum term of 20...

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  • March 14, 2021

Dale Cooper: There’s nothing quite like urinating in the open air. (Twin Peaks) A Colorado man who refused to wear a mask on an Alaska Airlines flight and urinated in the cabin faces a federal charge of interfering with a flight crew and attendants. The charge carries a maximum term of 20...

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  • March 14, 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

Statue of the “other guy” arrives at CPAC, the annual owning the libs festival and meat market. The Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) is underway in Orlando, Florida, opening with a 2020 election conspiracy supercut, a video heralding cancel culture “victim” Gina Carano and a gold statue of ousted president Donald Trump raising eyebrows in the Hyatt Regency lobby...

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  • February 26, 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

Nicolle Wallace did not mince words with statements that justifiably disparaged the Republican Party for the immoral body it has become. Nicolle Wallace show pity for the GOP x x YouTube Video See full episodes here. By a vote of 56 for and 44 against, the Senate ruled that it...

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  • February 10, 2021

So Inauguration Day has come and gone and Joe Biden is president. “The Storm” never arrived, and Donald Trump isn’t allowed to tweet; many QAnons are lost, bereft, and scarcely able to complete a coherent thought or register an authentic human emotion in the wake of their miasmic post-Q fugue. You know, sort of like...

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  • January 30, 2021

The Rand corporation think-tank reports that there are bipartisan efforts to set up a 1/6 commission, but the reality is that there’s still so much fact-finding and discovery ahead. Trump mob actions go back far but gained importance in events like Trump’s trips to Arizona and Oklahoma, where armed elements chose...

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  • January 27, 2021

Overcoming the tragedy of 6 January and the coming crises of inauguration week require attention to how it is less about calls for unity and more about Constitutional justice. Pay attention to your doomscrolling; take care of your self.  Doomscrolling is the act of consuming a large quantity of negative online news...

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  • January 11, 2021

Twitter has finally and permanently suspended @realDonaldTrump from its platform. Bye Felicia.  x After close review of recent Tweets from the @realDonaldTrump account and the context around them we have permanently suspended the account due to the risk of further incitement of violence.https://t.co/CBpE1I6j8Y — Twitter Safety (@TwitterSafety) January 8, 2021 x So...

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  • January 8, 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

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
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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

Oh, look, Donald Trump won Alaska! Three electoral votes and 663,000 square miles of yummy red land! If only land voted. Sigh. x BREAKING: President Trump and Senate Republicans win Alaska, overwhelmingly and by a massive 20 point spread! Put AK in the books for @realDonaldTrump! Congratulations Senator @DanSullivan_AK! Thank you...

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  • November 12, 2020

BWHAHAHAHAHAHAHA It appears that Friday could be a red letter day, but Nevada’s votes may not be completed until the weekend. Pennsylvania’s Secretary of State says counting the majority of ballots could be completed by today, with an announcement tomorrow. Trump cannot win without Pennsylvania. x AMEN !!!!!!— Jack Schlossberg...

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  • November 5, 2020

CNN panelist Van Jones slammed Trump for riling up his base to react to the election. Anderson Cooper ridiculed Rick Santorum's response. CNN host ridiculed GOP hack x x YouTube Video See full episodes here. Van Jones made the point that something was awry when the president Trump send subliminal messages...

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  • November 5, 2020

Here’s the latest news today out or North Carolina courtesy of Emerson College’s latest poll: The final Emerson College poll before the November 3rd election finds North Carolina in a dead-heat, with former Vice President Joe Biden and President Donald Trump both at 47%. Six-percent (6%) of voters plan to...

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  • November 2, 2020

Some very good news today out of North Carolina courtesy of NBC/Marist’s new poll: Joe Biden holds a modest six-point lead with likely voters over President Donald Trump in the hard-fought swing state of North Carolina, a new NBC/Marist poll shows. Among likely voters, Biden’s support stands at 52 percent,...

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  • October 30, 2020

Big news today out of North Carolina courtesy of the New York Times/Siena College latest poll: Joe Biden leads in North Carolina, according to the final Times/Siena poll of the stateBiden 48, Trump 45Cunningham 46, Tillis 43Cooper 51, Forest 42https://t.co/S1ytZ3cbj9 — Nate Cohn (@Nate_Cohn) October 29, 2020 Joseph R. Biden...

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  • October 29, 2020

Some more good news today out of North Carolina: In North Carolina, Democrat challenger Cal Cunningham leads incumbent Republican Thom Tillis in the race for Senate.  The latest PolitialIQ poll shows Cunningham in front of Tillis by seven points among Likely North Carolina Voters, 49% to 42%.   The poll,...

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  • October 28, 2020

Here’s the latest news today out of North Carolina courtesy of PPP’s latest poll: x NORTH CAROLINABiden 51% (+4)Trump 47%.#NCsen:Cunningham (D) 47% (+3)Tillis (R-inc) 44%@ppppolls/@ProtectOurCare (D) 10/26-27https://t.co/BAV0ZaJeQm— Political Polls (@Politics_Polls) October 27, 2020 A new Public Policy Polling survey finds North Carolina Senator Thom Tillis trailing Democratic opponent Cal Cunningham...

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  • October 28, 2020

Here’s the latest out of North Carolina today courtesy of CBS News’ latest poll: In North Carolina, Republican Senator Thom Tillis continues to trail Democrat Cal Cunningham, but the race has tightened since we last polled this race in September. Cunningham is now ahead by six points, down from the...

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  • October 26, 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

Some more good news today out of North Carolina courtesy of The New York Times/Siena college’s latest poll: With a half-million votes already cast, President Trump and Senator Thom Tillis trail their Democratic challengers in North Carolina, according to a new poll from The New York Times and Siena College, signaling...

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  • October 14, 2020

int.nyt.com/… The NYT/Siena Poll, rated A+ by 538, shows Joe Biden with a 46% to 42% lead over Trump in North Carolina with minor party candidates taking 4% of the vote.  Meanwhile, Democratic candidate for Senate, Cal Cunningham, leads Republican incumbent Thom Tillis by 41% to 37%, with 7% going...

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  • October 14, 2020

Here’s the latest news today out of North Carolina courtesy of Monmouth University’s latest poll: The Monmouth University Poll finds North Carolina’s U.S. Senate election has shifted in the Democrat’s favor since last month. Among registered voters, challenger Cal Cunningham has 48% support and first-term Republican incumbent Thom Tillis has...

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  • October 13, 2020

Here’s the latest news today out of North Carolina courtesy of SurveyUSA/WRAL News’ latest poll: North Carolina voters don't seem to mind that Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Cal Cunningham had an affair – he's even gained ground among male voters – according to the results of a WRAL News poll...

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  • October 12, 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
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There aren’t a lot of Governor races for me to cover this year. Governors Roy Cooper (D. NC) and Jay Inslee (D. WA) are looking good heading into re-election and Montana’s Governor race is the only real toss-up. But if there’s one race that could possibly break late, it’s the...

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  • October 11, 2020

Trump probably created more “diers” today with a crowd who wanted to celebrate something probably not miraculous, but the product of magical thinking. x WASHINGTON (AP) — Trump makes 1st public appearance since hospital release; White House won't say if he's still contagious with virus.— Jonathan Lemire (@JonLemire) October 10,...

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  • October 10, 2020

x “It's called a merge commit, Marty! It's a directed acyclic graph! We need to bisect and revert, and then use interactive rebasing possibly with a cherry-pick. What aren't you getting about this!?” pic.twitter.com/zahjHhiB33 — Gabriel Lebec (@g_lebec) October 2, 2020 Kitchen Table Kibitzing is a community series for those...

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  • October 10, 2020

Some big news today out of Kansas: x Kansas Senate Poll: Bollier (D) 45%Marshall (R) 42% Sunflower State Journal (R)— Political Polls (@PpollingNumbers) October 8, 2020 Sunflower State Journal is a GOP firm and the author himself confirms this: x New poll shows Bollier with narrow lead in U.S. Senate...

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  • October 8, 2020

Some very good news today  out of North Carolina courtesy of PPP’s latest poll: PPP’s new North Carolina poll finds Cal Cunningham leading Thom Tillis 48-42. That represents a slight improvement for Cunningham from PPP’s last public poll of the race in late July when Cunningham’s advantage was 48-44. The...

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  • October 5, 2020

Hot damn! Democrat Cal Cunningham raised more than $28 million in the third quarter of the year for his campaign to unseat Sen. Thom Tillis (R-N.C.), setting a record for the most raised in a single quarter by any North Carolina politician. Cunningham’s $28.3 million quarterly haul is nearly four...

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  • October 2, 2020

 What a sh*tshow. Chris Wallace should have had a microphone kill switch. Many alternative facts got manufactured and Biden won simply by putting up with Trump’s bullying. Daniel Dale will deliver the facts at CNN. x FoxNews’ news division is now covering this as a credible allegation. Russian disinformation rejected by US...

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  • September 30, 2020

A new generation of “forward to the past”, anti-modern conflict for which the GOP should pay in November. x “The likely shift in the court’s makeup — from Ginsburg, a liberal icon, to an outspoken conservative — would be the sharpest ideological swing since Clarence Thomas replaced Justice Thurgood Marshall...

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  • September 26, 2020

Of course he does: U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis said Thursday he has “grave concerns” about North Carolina’s absentee by-mail system, less than two days after he said he had so much faith in the system that he challenged his Democratic challenger, Cal Cunningham, to vote by mail. Tillis’ about-face comes...

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  • September 26, 2020

Along with Trump, U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R. IA), and U.S. Senate candidate, Roger Marshall (R. KS), you can now add U.S. Senator Thom Tillis (R. NC) to the list: Tillis, who like Ernst and Marshall is facing a tight reelection race, told a caller in a virtual town hall...

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  • September 24, 2020

Former President Barack Obama teamed up with NowThis to emphasize that not only how important it is to vote in the presidential election but also to help Democrats win in down ballot races: x You don't need me to tell you what's at stake in this election. Now is the...

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  • September 24, 2020

Some very good new today out of North Carolina: x FOX8 POLL: A new FOX8 WGHP/Emerson College poll shows Democratic challenger Cal Cunningham with a lead over incumbent Sen. Thom Tillis (R) in the North Carolina Senate race.https://t.co/IXrHYSWLmQ pic.twitter.com/vuT2MV1vuk— FOX8 WGHP (@myfox8) September 21, 2020 A new WNCT/Emerson College poll...

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  • September 21, 2020

The latest New York Times/Siena College poll does not have good news for Trump or Republican Senators in these battleground states. Let’s start with Maine: x #MEsen:Gideon (D) 44% (+4)Collins (R-inc) 40%Linn (I) 2%Savage (I) 2%@SienaResearch/@UpshotNYT, LV, 9/11-16— Political Polls (@Politics_Polls) September 18, 2020 In all three states, Democratic Senate...

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  • September 18, 2020

Trump’s town hall was a trainwreck, Thursday’s Biden town hall in Pennsylvania was a lot more like riding a bullet train. x It’s projection. pic.twitter.com/eUsP7jCkKr— Melissa Jo Peltier (@MelissaJPeltier) September 17, 2020 x Hiii Trump campaign friends. I tweeted live about a couple of false claims Biden made; my colleagues...

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  • September 18, 2020

From WBTV Investigates: Senator Thom Tillis accepted more than $20,000 in campaign contributions from political action committees tied to pharmaceutical companies within two weeks of sponsoring a bill related to drug prices in late 2019. Tillis was an original co-sponsor on the Lower Costs, More Cures act, which was introduced...

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  • September 17, 2020

Some very good news today out of Arizona courtesy of Monmouth University’s latest poll: x ARIZONA VOTER POLL: #GeneralElection matchup Registered voters:48% @JoeBiden (46% in March)44% @realDonaldTrump (43%) Likely voters, high turnout:48% Biden  46% Trump   Likely voters, low turnout:47% Biden  47% Trump https://t.co/WIcMbqwtcN— MonmouthPoll (@MonmouthPoll) September 17, 2020 In...

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  • September 17, 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
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“Let's understand what this is: Donald Trump has confessed, on tape, to the greatest and most deadly lie in all the long history of the United States bar none.” — Steve Schmidt #TrumpLied200KDied  Trump creates a new term, the opposite of downplaying — “up-playing”, because BS is too smelly. Trump doubled down...

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  • September 16, 2020

Received this e-mail today from former presidential candidate, businessman Tom Steyer (D. CA): Flipping North Carolina is going to be key to this election. That’s why Republicans in the state legislature are trying to suppress the vote as much as possible. They have heavily gerrymandered districts allowing Republicans to seize...

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  • September 15, 2020

So many contradictions, so little time, as non-socially distanced followers are kept away from Trump by a thin white line. x What about everyone else? https://t.co/XExDwnbqOO — Abby D. Phillip (@abbydphillip) September 14, 2020 x Notice the big empty space on the right? That's where @realDonaldTrump “works” the ropeline. The...

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  • September 15, 2020
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