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I am tired of the narrative. I am tired of the media lying to Americans. This inflation is not real. Let’s get busy. Inflation is caused by the private sector x x YouTube Video Politics Done Right Live weekdays @ 11:00 AM Central Video Zoom: LINK — Live Calls: (346)248-7799...

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  • February 17, 2022

Norman Solomon details the Russia issue. We are exceptional but it is that Democratic Socialist country that got it right. Norman Solomon has a message x YouTube Video Chat – Join Politics Done Right Live weekdays @ 11:00 AM Central Video Zoom: LINK — Live Calls: (346)248-7799 ID:254 0 9091...

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  • February 15, 2022

There’s no time to lose. The new research led by the French team confirms that whether we like it or not, human civilisation is in the midst of the most rapid transformation of the global energy system we’ve ever experienced. And hanging on for dear life to the old, dying...

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  • October 21, 2021

If you haven’t seen Netflix’s Squid Game yet—well, what are you waiting for? If anything is a parable for our time, this is it. Too often meteoric cultural phenomena that purport to capture the zeitgeist fail to capture my interest, but this one is different. If you believe, as I...

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  • October 14, 2021

Either the political acumen of the voter is in dire need of reeducation, or Democrats need lessons in exploiting a golden opportunity. Republicans publicly pull off political tricks without recrimination. They manipulate the public with chicanery, walk away, and brag about it later. At the beginning of the Biden administration,...

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  • October 6, 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

Joe Biden has poll numbers that are falling. This is likely temporary and should be expected. Michael Moore's take is apropos. Michael Moore's take on Joe Biden x x YouTube Video See full episodes here. Michael Moore, a Bernie supporter, gets it. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a few months ago, could not...

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  • September 13, 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
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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

Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX) did not expect the pushback he got from Chuck Todd so he died and then changed the subject. The damage was already done. Chuck Todd challenges the lying Rep. Kevin Brady See full episodes here. Chuck Todd surprised many once again as he challenged Texas Republican Congressman Kevin...

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  • May 1, 2021

The Washington Post Editorial Board made their endorsement today: IF VIRGINIA governors were allowed consecutive terms in office, Terry McAuliffe could have run for reelection in 2017 and almost certainly would have won easily. But the commonwealth is an outlier — the only state whose constitution mandates eviction for governors every four...

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  • April 27, 2021

Whether it’s soccer teams or sandwich shops, financialization was there before the pandemic, only making some of its supply-chain hijacking yet another example of an impending capitalist disaster. Re-regulation must remain important as crises loom in the post-pandemic recovery.  A 2017 interview with UMass’s Gerald Epstein points to the need to...

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  • April 25, 2021

Anand Giridharadas wrote a piece for The Atlantic asserting that Biden has been moving leftward.  This may only be a short term impression only because the GOP is trying to find its way after the previous guy is gone and before he may be indicted. The real problem lies with...

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  • April 16, 2021

Fox News and Greg Gutfeld apparently believes he’s funny enough to go up against late night comedy programming. Because of the previous guy, the world might be safe for RW late night humor when ‘Pretentious Virtue Signaling’ can be an intelligible punch line. As if Dennis Miller on RT makes us feel better...

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  • April 6, 2021

Chuck Todd challenged Sen. Roger Wicker on Republican policy failures, including a tax cut that did not work, while GOP opposes the infrastructure bill. Chuck Todd called out Republican policies See full episodes here Chuck Todd did something he rarely does. He consistently challenged a Republican on his program. Moreover, he...

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  • April 4, 2021

Apparently John (no relation) Kennedy (R-LA) may endorse those sober drivers who run over demonstrators in Oklahoma, because a guy who “went to Oxford” should know something about logical fallacies. x Hours after America's second mass shooting in a week, Sen. John Kennedy downplays the gun problem by noting that...

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  • March 26, 2021

The attack on the postal service continues. Postmaster General Louis Dejoy is strategically crippling it for what I think is a specific reason. He wants to destroy the postal service See full episodes here. You do not hear politicians telling the truth about what is occurring with the postal service. The...

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  • March 24, 2021

Friendly reminder: retiring U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R. PA) is still an asshole and will not be missed: Republican Sen. Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania on Thursday blocked a bill meant to bar private debt collectors from seizing checks issued as part of the recent stimulus bill. The law that Toomey...

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  • March 19, 2021

Like Chicago gangsters a century ago prosecuted for tax evasion, the Chicago way may catch up to Trump. As Elliot Ness is purported to have said, “no deals”. Cy Vance and Leticia James continue an untouchable investigation into only one aspect of Biglygate. Except, as Mother Jones confirmed, the loan wasn’t sold to Trump,...

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  • March 9, 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

Democrats look for solutions, and Republicans look for blame. I am not sure where I heard that phrase and I probably rejected it as just political rhetoric.  Recent events have given me reasons to examine and not dismiss the statement. Democrats are not perfect as demonstrated by the wavering support...

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  • February 22, 2021

The Washington Post did a version of the NY Times profiles of Trumpists, albeit those who were involved in the 6 January insurrection, and there does seem to be a class struggle, not quite like one would expect. The participation of people with middle- and upper-middle-class positions fits with research...

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  • February 10, 2021

Let real wages (of $15+/hour) grow faster than labor productivity for some years, undoing the wage repression of the last decades. We have been misled by neoliberal economics for now many decades, it’s time to turn many things around in what is becoming a second-rated US economy, recently crippled by the...

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  • February 9, 2021

Received this e-mail today from U.S. Senator Jon Ossoff (D. GA) in support of U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan’s (D. NH)  re-election campaign: Sen. Maggie Hassan (D. NH) 1,017 votes. That was the margin in Democrat Maggie Hassan's U.S. Senate election in New Hampshire in 2016. Well now Maggie is up...

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  • February 3, 2021

The best explanation of short selling (as it applies to GameStop) that I've read pic.twitter.com/o9ZL5HqsKf — John M. Cunningham (@jmcunning) January 28, 2021 1/2Short selling means borrowing shares and immediately selling them. When the price goes down, they buy them back for cents and return them to the lender. This...

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  • January 31, 2021

The exponential jump in right-wing extremists groups began at the beginning of the first Obama Administration. It seems these ‘unregulated’ militias apply the wording in the 2nd amendment selectively. The opposition to the last administration started with a million women who donned distinctive pink woven caps and dared the former...

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  • January 29, 2021

The losing continues with a 35% decline in revenues for 47 entities as Ahab returns to his white whale. Banks are bailing out on Trump as loans will be coming due. “Trump’s dealings with Seven Springs are the focus of two state-level investigations, by the Manhattan district attorney and the...

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  • January 22, 2021

There’s actually a White House press briefing at 7pm ET. Just in case you’re watching it live. MSM is comparing the use of press briefings already, considering the lies of the 45 Administration. x Tune in for the first press briefing of the Biden-Harris Administration with Press Secretary Jen Psaki....

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  • January 21, 2021

Hello, Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA), who was Twitter-suspended because of the “borderline monopolistic stranglehold of Big Tech”. Whatever that is. “The radicalization of the Republican Party has altered the world of conservative media, which is, in turn, accelerating that radicalization.” x Marjorie Taylor Greene – one of the most...

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  • January 18, 2021

The national madness of 74 million people sent to the fainting couch by voting for a persistent complainer and his tweeted grievances, often as impure as their iteration. Courtesy must end if only because Trump ignored his intel briefings while in office. His only reason to want them would be...

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  • January 18, 2021

M-i-c-k-e-y, Why because we like it. M-M-MMT. “We collectively decide just what counts as a resource, economic base, or productive work.” OTOH, it could all be trippin’ on bong hits. The superlative science fiction writer Kim Stanley Robinson’s latest novel, The Ministry For The Future, is essentially about using MMT to...

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  • January 2, 2021

This is why we’ll have a new POTUS in three weeks, x So last year 37,000 Americans died from the common Flu. It averages between 27,000 and 70,000 per year. Nothing is shut down, life & the economy go on. At this moment there are 546 confirmed cases of CoronaVirus,...

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  • January 1, 2021

Chris Hayes deconstructs the fraud that is the Donald Trump election and defense fundraising machine. He all but rips off his supporters. Chris Hayes enumerates the “fraud.” x x YouTube Video See full episodes here. Chris Hayes pointed out some unfortunate truths that Trump supporters should not take kindly to though...

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  • December 22, 2020

If his puckered lips are moving, he’s lying, but the circular limit to that lie is that Ivanka has Chinese trademarks for, …. wait for it, voting machines. So this is all a delusional branding exercise,.. again. The firehose of disinformation is dribbling again, alwaystm but it dependstm on the...

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  • December 19, 2020

Yeah, you knew this was coming. And it’s here — until the economy is drowned in a kiddie pool full of crocodile tears or a Republican is back in the White House, whichever comes first! x GOP Sen. Rick Scott today on Fox Business: “We're at $27 trillion worth of debt....

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  • December 17, 2020

Thankfully the new administration will steer the economy to a place quite unlike the disaster that Trump had pointed the nation. x Long-term unemployment is up 2.32 million since Sept – the largest 3 month increase since data was first kept in 1948. Long-term UE causes the most lasting human...

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  • December 5, 2020

“When this campaign began, we said ‘not one acre.’ We meant it.” Patrick Donnelly, Center for Biological Diversity In early July of 2020, GOP  Utah Congressional Representative Rob Bishop introduced an amendment to turn over 50 percent of the Desert National Wildlife Refuge's southern half. The House Armed Services Committee shortly passed the...

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  • December 4, 2020

“When this campaign began, we said ‘not one acre.’ We meant it.” Patrick Donnelly, Center for Biological Diversity In early July of 2020, GOP  Utah Congressional Representative Rob Bishop introduced an amendment to force the Fish and Wildlife Service to turn over 50 percent of the Desert National Wildlife Refuge's southern half to...

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  • December 4, 2020

There’s something undeniably hilarious about those classic late night talk show segments in which kids are asked to relate the instructions (as they see them) for cooking a turkey. Usually they say things like “cook the turkey for 100 hours at 50 degrees” or “stuff the turkey with potatoes, yams, pumpkin...

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  • November 26, 2020

Trump’s hope continues to be that he can somehow negate legal votes and substitute electors in at least three states. Trump’s “investigators” seem to be the same ones who went to Hawai’i to discover it wasn’t PBO’s birthplace. Loser Trump has not taken any questions since he lost the election...

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  • November 22, 2020

More of the same criminal behavior as Ivanka gets hit with a connection to Trump tax fraud. What else seems new. Darn nepotism. Then again her father did take a deduction for that Stormy Daniels payoff. The Times, which said the two investigations have subpoenaed the Trump Organization in recent weeks, follows...

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  • November 21, 2020

I am overjoyed that Joe Biden won the presidency, but am also aware of the serious damage presented by the Republicans potentially controlling the Senate, giving them a major blocking tool. We all know this.  The key to understanding the Republican Party, and its serious threat to the nation, is that they...

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  • November 17, 2020

Ivanka and her brother retweeted an edited video of a violent right-wing perpetrator left over from yesterday’s Unite the Right 2.0 MAGA demo. An unedited version of the video shows the real depth of carnage. Apparently they’re trying to corner the less-attentive part of the right-wing media audience, perhaps in the hope...

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  • November 16, 2020

Trump sells off his private helicopter after losing the election, so perhaps he’s cash-short, even as he’s running another grift, claiming he’d run again in 2024. However, there’s other shenanigans possible in the remaining 70 days, including a small-scale international military action that in itself could cause a continuing problem...

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  • November 11, 2020

Even with the election of two avowed QAnon cult followers to Congress, the rump Trumpists will not go away soon enough. They will run out of contradictory predictions soon when confronted with the finality of the Trump loss. Even if Trump keeps lying. x QAnon is supposed to be all about...

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  • November 11, 2020

The lawfare against the ACA now being heard in SCOTUS now resembles the attempts to reverse the results of the 2020 election. Scorched earth and total lawfare, total landscaping. Schrödinger's ballots. Sources close to Trump described his unsupported accusations as a desperate way to save face x Memo to my...

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  • November 10, 2020

If 70 million voted for Trump, the GOP expects that number or more will rise up to nullify the 2020 election and overthrow the government. Just remember that Kimberly Guilfoyle Humiliated the Trump Campaign by Offering a Lap Dance to the Highest Donor. Expect more stunts that won’t finance what they...

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  • November 9, 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

“It would only take 22 tank cars to hold the equivalent energy of the Hiroshima bomb,” Jordan Luebkemann, a lawyer for Earth Justice. Florida Bulldog is an investigative news site. In September, they wrote on how a private equity firm forgave an enormous debt of Donald Trump in exchange for federal...

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  • October 30, 2020

Received this e-mail today from the Progressive Change Campaign Committee: We’ve seen HUGE and GROWING energy in our weekly PCCC phone banks with the Biden campaign. Last week, we had over 500 volunteers calling voters!! Tonight we are thrilled to be joined by two top progressive rising stars — the...

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  • October 29, 2020