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A conservative justice on the Supreme Court asserted after the overturning of Roe v. Wade that other rights were safe, including LGBTQIA rights, birth control, and interracial marriage. Chief Justice John Roberts, who has long had a bee in his racial bonnet, started his quest in 2013 by eliminating section...

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  • October 31, 2022

The video of the grinning, cackling devotees of Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ deliberate cruelty is what we should fear. No signs of empathy or concern, just scornful sarcasm and laughter. The hypocritical enclaves of self-professed Florida and Texas Christians who want to force victims of rape and incest to bear...

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  • September 19, 2022

When a group of Islamic radicals terrorized the country on September 11, 2001, the resolve of Americans was mobilized, and the GOP doubled down on the hate. Despite the fact former President George W. Bush made it clear that Islam was not the culprit for the actions of a few...

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  • September 12, 2022

Recently, and not the first or last time, issues involving the black community have been workshopped without input from one of the groups it affects most. On August 4,  University of Virginia historian Allida Black, Princeton University history professor Sean Wilentz, journalist Anne Applebaum, presidential historian Michael Beschloss, Vinay Reddy,...

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  • September 7, 2022

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 GOP keeps dropping their theocratic pants, and America gets mooned. Despite having no platform beyond trolling the Democratic party, and self-serving religious attacks disguised as culture clashes, America is sliding to the bottom of that shining city on the hill Republicans are so fond of talking about. Democrats have...

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  • July 20, 2022

The panic over 9/11 that led to the Patriot Act is almost understandable. We had seen thousands of our fellow Americans incinerated, and our military and financial invincibility symbols were toppled. So, limiting a few freedoms for revenge seemed reasonable amid anger and fear (at the time). I am baffled...

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  • July 6, 2022

Strong black women have surrounded me for most of my life. I cannot speak, personally, to accomplished women of other races, which I know there are many, but I can rely on my own experience. I was raised by a black woman—born pre-1910—who mentored and protected five generations of my...

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  • March 25, 2022

The GOP is no longer a serious political party. It’s a vaudeville show, and all they care about these days is performing. Not performing good deeds, mind you. Just performing. And the top clowns were all feeling their oats on Wednesday.  Whether he’s concocting ad hoc reasons for flying to...

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  • March 24, 2022

Senator(s) Josh Hawley, Ted Cruz, and Tom Cotton wasted well over an hour of the public’s time yesterday. Instead of legitimate questions aimed at advancing the conversation about conservative and liberal legal philosophy, they spent more than an hour trying to punch holes into the fabric of judicial integrity. As...

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  • March 23, 2022

Bombardment continues with over 900 missiles launched against Ukraine and the notable media appearance was the on-air protest by an editor on Russian State TV. She was arrested and seems to be held incommunicado from her lawyers. “(T)oo many civilian targets have been hit by Russian bombs for them all...

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  • March 15, 2022

All wars are battles among falcons, they are never fought between hawks and doves. A UN enforced no-fly-zone would have no doves. As James Clapper said on CNN: “The game’s on”. The reality is that wars like Ukraine-Russia are fought in blood even if they can be modeled as a series of...

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  • March 14, 2022

Even with all the evidence of voter suppression, flouting of the laws, and a failed coup, why the reluctance to use the word Fascism?   The Republican party is openly advancing Fascism, and America is quietly going along. Ignoring the warnings, we accepted the USA/Patriot Act, which unfettered can trample...

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  • February 4, 2022

It was predictable that the Republicans would drive down racist-trope avenue to disparage a mythical black woman. President Biden pledged to pick a black woman for the Supreme Court, and the GOP is using familiar adjectives. What seems to be most at odds with Senator(s)Ted Cruz, Roger Wicker, and Susan Collins, to name...

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  • February 2, 2022

Going backward benefits few; America has rid itself of a world of bustles, petticoats, and counting jellybeans in a jar. Ill-informed parents are invading school libraries, intimidating school boards, and physically carting off books to take back their country. America has devolved into a country where the slogan, ‘I want...

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  • January 28, 2022

Anti-American Republicans seem to be stunned into obsequiousness, or the fear of not having a  white majority makes them surrender to their worst instincts. The Republican party, through their officials, both local and federal, Supreme Court Justices, and media outlets are profiteering off of hate. The party is now a...

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  • January 14, 2022

Here’s the latest news out of Pennsylvania: The TV ad is no-holds-barred. It bluntly attacks a decision of the Democratic candidate for Pennsylvania Supreme Court. And on Saturday, the state Bar Association said the spot went too far. The ad says the Democratic contender, Superior Court Judge Maria McLaughlin, “chose...

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  • October 25, 2021

Republicans have proved to be masters at soundbite manipulation. The GOP has gotten, mainly, poor white people in the Red States to oppose Medicare expansion, happily believing that rich people trickling on them will eventually improve their lot. Truth in schools is being portrayed as a threat to whiteness, and...

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  • October 15, 2021

There is a saying in playground basketball games, no harm, no foul. That may be fine for Sidney Deane and Billy Hoyle, but the United States’ sanctity is a different story. Saying that democracy is at stake seems to elicit two feelings, one, that Democrats are hyperbolic or Republicans are...

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  • October 8, 2021

“Today's sentencing of human rights lawyer Steven Donziger should be front-page news ringing alarm bells anywhere people are concerned about democracy, abuses of corporate power, and the rule of law. The real crime here is the death and disease resulting from Chevron's poisoning of the drinking water of thousands of Indigenous...

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  • October 6, 2021

Yes, everyone has the right to swing their fist; but no one has the right to swing their fist at my nose. The previous statement is a reworking of the old saw—your rights end at the tip of my nose, but vaccinated Americans need to reiterate their rights to life...

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  • September 29, 2021

“[The debt limit suspension] ensures our federal government will not approach any kind of short-term debt crisis in the coming weeks or months. It secures our nation’s full faith and credit and ensures that Congress will not throw this kind of unnecessary wrench into the gears of our job growth...

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  • September 27, 2021

In a 5-4 Supreme Court decision supported by conservative Justice Antonin Scalia, Justice William Brennan wrote in part:  [Gregory Lee] “Johnson was convicted for engaging in expressive conduct. The State’s interest in preventing breaches of the peace does not support his conviction because Johnson’s conduct did not threaten to disturb...

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  • June 30, 2021

It begins…more likely prosecution of Trump corporate tax fraud coming first because it’ll always be about strong cases. Trump Organization facing possible criminal charges, sources say https://t.co/yfzrKV0jGu — Morning Joe (@Morning_Joe) June 28, 2021 The Trump Organization is expected to be hit with criminal charges as soon as next week...

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  • June 29, 2021

Rube Goldberg was an inventor and cartoonist who satirically depicted complicated machines to perform simple tasks used to show the absurdity of over-thinking. In March of 2016, with eight months to go in former President Obama’s first term, the then-Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell refused to consider the current Attorney...

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  • June 16, 2021

A Politics Done Right viewer’s concern about McConnell’s threat to withhold Biden Supreme Court nominees forced this important rant on Election 2022. Progressives & Democrats must lean into Election 2022 See full episodes here. I have the best viewers on my Politics Done Right program online and at KPFT 90.1...

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  • June 16, 2021

There is no doubt that the year 2020 has been tumultuous, to say the least. With a global pandemic, nationwide protests against police brutality, and a presidential election to top it all off, the year will definitely go down in history. But the history making did not end with 2020....

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  • June 11, 2021

The Justice Department this May refused to tell Schiff whether any Republicans were investigated. Schiff: “Trump repeatedly & flagrantly demanded that the Dept. of Justice carry out his political will, and tried to use the Department as a cudgel against his political opponents and members of the media. It is...

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  • June 11, 2021

Stephen Miller runs a new RWNJ lobbying group for the voter suppression agenda at the state level. It features some of the usual grifting suspects from the Trump administration. Lots of expertise with the customized large-member-toilet patent guy and Trump’s major domo who knows a lot about overthrowing an election. Sadly,...

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  • June 11, 2021

Living with the nagging uncertainty of being racially discriminated against and worst not being believed shatters the psyche. The most devastating effects are that people of color start to accept their treatment as their unchangeable fate. Asking white friends to hail a cab at night, telling one’s kids to keep...

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  • June 7, 2021

Roland Martin has a wake-up call one hopes that the Democratic Party heeds sooner than later because it is existential for many of us. Roland Martin gets real on Velshi See full episodes here. As many are obsessed with all the shenanigans of Matt Gaetz and Marjorie Taylor-Greene, Republicans are busy destroying our...

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  • May 30, 2021
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Former President Trump ordered the Pentagon to release all of its information on “unidentified aerial phenomena” (UAP) within 18 days in his last coronavirus relief bill in December 2020. More inexplicable sightings of unidentified flying objects (UFOs) will be released for public scrutiny in June — including a UFO that broke...

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  • May 29, 2021

Oklahoma’s right-wing politicians would like to erase history because that’s what they do, whether it’s the omission of facts or rewriting them to favor those in power. Historical guilt and its associated media effects cooties can’t be part of public school curricula. H.B. 1775  implies that the past prior to 1776...

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  • May 24, 2021

Meandering nonsense highlighted by searches for bamboo fibers, and official lies issued from Mar-a Lago, are exactly what Donald Trump expected to be doing in 2016. The 2020 election with Joe Biden as his opponent was what he expected the first time around with Hillary Clinton; a loss. I am...

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  • May 21, 2021

The US and the world continue with efforts to contain Covid. While the rate of vaccinations in the US has been slowing, the CDC reports that 60.2% of US adults have received at least one dose as of yesterday. About 47.9% of all Americans have taken at least one shot...

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  • May 20, 2021

Here’s the latest news today out of Pennsylvania: Lou Barletta, the Republican Party’s Donald Trump-endorsed nominee for U.S. Senate in 2018, is running for governor of Pennsylvania. Barletta, 65, becomes the most prominent figure to enter a 2022 governor’s race that Republicans have won every time in the past half-century...

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  • May 17, 2021
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It depresses me to acknowledge this, but the Republicans’ commitment to blatant and serial lying, and Orwellian “make believe” governing, pose a real threat by overwhelming the public debate and individual’s efforts to stay grounded.  While a bit well-worn (and of uncertain provenance), this quote is fundamentally true: “A lie can travel halfway around...

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  • May 15, 2021

With the new mask guidelines the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released Thursday, the COVID-19 pandemic feels like it’s nearing an end for many of us. I get my second Moderna shot next week, at which point my transformation into the little-known Batman supervillain Blood Clottus will be complete. (Okay, just...

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  • May 14, 2021

A Trump indictment moves closer with McGahn agreement to testify to Congress, as with a variety of other possible witness cooperation and NY DA activity. The Manhattan DA is signaling such possible indictments, according to Preet Bharara x Palm Beach planning for possibility of Trump indictment: reporthttps://t.co/V2HdCWrf6G — MeidasTouch.com (@MeidasTouch) May 13, 2021...

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  • May 14, 2021

Here’s the latest news today out of Pennsylvania: Sean Parnell, a staunch support of former President Donald Trump who narrowly lost a race for Pennsylvania’s 17th congressional district in November, announced Tuesday that he plans to run for the open Senate seat in the state. “The U.S Senate is evenly...

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  • May 12, 2021
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Not surprised by this: Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is a rising star in the Republican Party. But many of his former staffers told Politico they felt used and abused by the MAGA politician. A group of former DeSantis staffers have formed a “support group” to regularly discuss their adverse experiences...

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  • May 7, 2021

How Trumpian… x The event, which featured a cheering crowd behind DeSantis as he spoke on Fox & Friends, was billed as a rally “for the best governor in the USA.” It's unclear if it was an official governor's event or campaign rally. https://t.co/tW320OIEwE — Axios (@axios) May 6, 2021...

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  • May 6, 2021

President Trump and his Republican sycophants are the masters of projection. It turns out voter fraud is from Trumpsters. It turns out the voter fraud is by Trumpsters See full episodes here. As Trump and most of the Republican leadership stir its low information sycophants into a fearful frenzy about voter fraud,...

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  • May 4, 2021
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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

Likely Trump will continue to be banned from Facebook, but just in case, it is worth speculating what would happen if he returns. His general laying-low these days is probably in hopes of getting a reprieve. Facebook’s oversight board will announce its ruling on whether former President Donald Trump’s account should...

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  • May 3, 2021

Likely Trump will continue to be banned from Facebook, but just in case, it is worth speculating what would happen if he returns. His general laying-low these days is probably in hopes of getting a reprieve. Facebook’s oversight board will announce its ruling on whether former President Donald Trump’s account should...

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  • May 3, 2021

From Politico: Rep. Conor Lamb has begun telling some donors and supporters in recent days that he is likely to enter the Pennsylvania Senate race, according to multiple people familiar with the discussions. Lamb has urged some donors to contribute quickly as he ramps up his fundraising operation ahead of...

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  • April 30, 2021

Previous guy always expects the loyalty of mob silence Omertà, even when he throws everyone under the bus, it’s part of his personality disorder. The real goal for his relative silence might be the return to social media when Facebook reconsiders their suspension. He has a Parler account but doesn’t use...

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  • April 29, 2021
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