Ferguson

He’s got a new book, so a conservative Niall Ferguson appeared on TV this morning whitewashing the Trump administration’s competence, or lack thereof, as if the fault lies with more systemic faults, despite the deliberate Trump sabotage of Obama-era pandemic planning. Catastrophes of politics, in pricey Ted-like talks. As if there no...

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  • May 11, 2021

There’s been a lot of talk here about refusing to seat the 126 GOP Congresspersons who signed that amicus brief to the Texas petition to SCOTUS. The claim is that the XIV Amendment blocks them from office.  I don’t think that’s going to get anywhere; it’s too nebulous and has...

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  • December 14, 2020

Lack of standing is the reason for SCOTUS dismissing the Ken Paxton suit to overturn the votes of four states. Meritless frivolity remains. x #BREAKING: #SCOTUS throws out Texas's suit attempting to challenge presidential election results in four battleground states, granting Texas leave to file its complaint but summarily dismissing its...

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  • December 11, 2020

In 2018, Brian Kemp, then Georgia Secretary of State and in charge of elections, used that office to help get himself elected governor by playing all kinds of voter suppression games. The GOP expanded that suppression nationwide in 2020, including restricting the time for processing mail-in ballots and when they...

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  • November 2, 2020

Trump administration rejects California's disaster assistance request for wildfires I’m just going to cut and paste a couple of ‘graphs and go hide under the covers. (CNN)The Trump administration has rejected California's request for a disaster declaration for six destructive wildfires that burned hundreds of thousands of acres across the...

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  • October 16, 2020

It does seem old-fashioned but the Biden post-debate train tour seems better than Trump’s promises to never return to (insert state) if he loses, which he did tonight in Duluth. x All aboard! Tune in as @DrBiden and I kick off our train tour through Ohio and Pennsylvania. https://t.co/z2m4tpAHNJ— Joe...

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  • October 1, 2020

For most black people in America, we encounter three types of white people. The first are the sleepers, those who live in a somnambulant world where race relations are a nightmare that disturbs their rest. Secondly, and the most disturbing, is the woke. They listen to Cardi B, wear Authentic...

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  • September 11, 2020

DHS is drafting its annual threat assessment report, and Politico got hold of the draft: DHS draft document: White supremacists are greatest terror threat White supremacists present the gravest terror threat to the United States, according to a draft report from the Department of Homeland Security. Two later draft versions...

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  • September 8, 2020

Trump just said, and I quote: “absentee good, mail-in very very bad.” (Orange man… bad) President Donald Trump said the quiet part out loud, admitting he’s intentionally withholding money from the U.S. Postal Service to undermine its ability to handle mail-in voting in the 2020 election. “They need that money in...

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  • August 14, 2020
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Trump went to another COVID “hotspot” and gave an infrastructure speech because it's that week again. CNN and MSNBC had the good taste not to broadcast it. Trump wore no mask, in violation of Atlanta policy. Strange how only GOP governors void local mask mandates, not coincidentally they have higher...

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  • July 16, 2020

Trump's plague ship of state runs aground on the sand bar of the DNC platform committee because intra-party division may yet disrupt party solidarity.  A month out from the Democratic National Convention, the party continues to be pulled in opposing directions by its progressive and corporate wings. While presumptive nominee Joe...

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  • July 13, 2020

These Karens should have stayed in the armoire. Then again, can you trust the St Louis cops to protect your van Dyck or act like one. It’s only eight miles from Ferguson to reenact the Sack of Rome at your faux-palazzo. Money, guns, and lawyers Mark says it’s remarkable that they’ve mostly...

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  • June 29, 2020
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Modern Monetary Theory (MMT) can (but not will) save the US economy. What with the White House Council of Economic Advisors now reduced to one economist, it’s worth noting that one of their econometric models (Hassett) influenced the prediction that COVID-19 infections in the US would go to zero by...

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  • June 28, 2020

So this is an actual thing:   “Listen Hellboy.” So began one of the weirdest episodes in what has been one of the weirdest years in politics, well, ever. The author of those words was none other than Republican Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, who was responding to a tweet from...

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  • June 16, 2020

Since the latest media frame “defend/defund the police” is self-limiting, the discourse should move to redefining emergency services much as “first-responders” has expanded to include those on the “front-line”. Trumpists just don’t get it, but they will seize on the latest frame much like some celebrities (and IMPOTUS*) can confuse...

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  • June 11, 2020

The Trump Twitter Archive is a beautiful thing. Want to find a treasure trove of Trump hypocrisy? It’s all here.  And as we all know, there’s a tweet for simply every occasion. Like this one from 2014: x Our country is totally fractured and, with our weak leadership in Washington, you...

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  • June 1, 2020

The Peach State is the eighth largest in population with nearly 11 million people, having grown 10% since 2010. It is dominated by the six million residents of the Atlanta Metropolitian region which has grown about 15% over the last 10 years. There are several reasons Georgia will be of interest...

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  • February 27, 2020

I could rant and rant about how Florida went from a lovely sub tropical state that was  more purple than red but we have had some real lazy people not doing all they could in the State party and the folks with money like the billionaires running for president, not...

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  • February 15, 2020

The Arctic has been warming faster than any other region on earth. The marginal sea of the Pacific which divides the most extensive landmasses on earth, Eurasia (Russia) and North America (Alaska), is named the Bering Sea. It is here that the most dramatic changes can be seen observed. Alaska...

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  • November 5, 2019

“When I am president, I will work to ensure that all of our kids are treated equally, and protected equally,” Donald Trump declared on July 22, 2016, as he accepted the Republican Party’s nomination for president. “Every action I take, I will ask myself: does this make life better for...

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  • August 4, 2019

Progressive Democrats of America An Open Letter to the Congress and People of the United States As economists, we understand that a single-payer “Medicare for All” health insurance system for the U.S. can finance good-quality care for all U.S. residents as a basic right while still significantly reducing overall health...

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  • May 21, 2019

Donald Trump called John McCain a “loser”, said he was “not a war hero”, and mocked him for being a POW. (“I like people who weren’t captured”). And then he got mean … Meghan McCain asked him to stop mocking her dad, and Trump promised her he would—and kept his...

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  • July 28, 2018

Fully-automatic weapons and armored vehicles used on unarmed protesters in Ferguson, MO., and the questions which remain about Michael Brown's death are both enormous and numerous.  The local PD and hundreds of others across the nation close ranks to protect the cop – not to demand that an independent investigation...

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  • October 26, 2014
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