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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 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

The right-wing has spent the last few weeks gnashing and grinding their teeth to the gum line, trying hard to compare the Afghan evacuation to Ho Chi Minh City, (Saigon). President Biden extricated America from a black hole of war that sucked the very lives, resources, and emotions out of...

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  • September 10, 2021

Governor Asa Hutchison (R-AR) replied to Chuck Todd with bumblingly silly answers to his mandates objection. Chuck Todd turned the Governor into a bumbling being x x YouTube Video See full episodes here. Chuck Todd started the interview by soft balling Governor Asa Hutchinson. He told the governor he is in...

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  • September 10, 2021

Republicans swing the word freedom over the heads of their voters like the Sword of Damocles. It has become a meaningless mantra, cutting away real freedoms like affordable housing, healthcare, pay equity, and a clean environment. Freedom for a majority of Republicans has translated into the freedom to kill their...

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  • August 11, 2021

As the grandfather of 12 grandchildren, I worry about their safety, health, and lives in this time of excessive gun violence, denial of history, and the life-destroying spread of the virus. Despite their vulnerability, the children of America who frighten me most are the so-called responsible adults who have decided...

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  • August 6, 2021

Ron DeSantis is actually giving Trump a run for his money on dictatorship try outs. Check this out.  www.local10.com/… I would assume that includes hurricanes.  No emergency shut downs.  Gov. Ron DeSantis announced Monday that he is using his executive powers to terminate all local COVID-19 orders, effective immediately. During a...

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  • May 3, 2021

Former Republican Congressman David Jolly dispelled the GOP stereotype applied to Black Lives Matter with one simple statement. Black Lives Matter truth. x x YouTube Video See full episodes here. David Jolly appeared on a panel on Nicolle Wallace's show. Wallace called out the GOP for using a sort of identity...

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  • April 22, 2021

“As in the Times Op-Ed from which the book originated, the title refers to the results of studies conducted in Germany from the mid-nineteen-eighties onward, which reported, among other intriguing findings, that eighty per cent of East German women always experienced orgasm during sex, compared to sixty-three per cent of...

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  • April 8, 2021

The stuck ship does tell us something about the fragility of global trade and the flow of capital.  Fungible Space Logistics, that concept popularized by United Parcel Service is also about the spatial problems of concrete versus abstract global networks. x Everyone is talking about the big ship getting stuck...

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  • March 28, 2021

Here’s the latest news on the recall effort in California: The effort to recall California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) has gathered over 2 million signatures — a number of signatures, if validated, that could force a measure on a ballot. The leaders of RecallGavin2020 announced this week that their effort reached over 2,060,000 signatures...

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  • March 16, 2021

Back on March 2, President Joe Biden implored the states of Mississippi and Texas not to jump the gun by lifting their mask mandates. “I hope everyone's realized by now these masks make a difference,” Biden told reporters in the Oval Office. “The last thing we need is Neanderthal thinking...

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  • March 12, 2021

Insurrection part Deux may be coming, but it’s a distraction from an emerging Raw Story report about Russian mobsters and Trump that includes money laundering in Kazakhstan. This doesn’t even touch the tax fraud prosecution. Thank jeebus CPAC is over and that concentrated hate and stupidity is over for another year. Even...

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  • March 1, 2021
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From The Hill: Spoiler: Passing laws would indeed make my flags go away. Just not that one. Let’s do the right things for Pennsylvania. 🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍⚧️🇺🇸 — John Fetterman (@JohnFetterman) February 24, 2021 Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman, a Democratic Senate candidate, has replaced the pro-weed and LGBTQ rights flags hanging from...

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  • February 25, 2021

Wading into Marjorie Taylor Greene’s Twitter account is like walking into a virology lab in a Speedo to draw blood from the Ebola monkeys. If it’s my job, I’ll do it; but I’m going to need a Silkwood shower and a booster shot of something (and I’m not ruling out...

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  • February 9, 2021

Donald Trump’s time in office was defined by death, destruction, disarray, and multiple attacks on democracy. Yet we must never forget that Trump’s legacy also includes an evil milestone, reached in 2018, when the United States, for the first time ever, ranked among the top five deadliest countries for journalists....

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  • February 6, 2021

There’s going to be a lot of swearing in this. Let me begin: What the fucking fuck? A woman accused of participating in the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol asked a federal judge for permission to leave the country on vacation later this month – and got it. …...

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  • February 3, 2021

I’ve seen clips of Trumpies insisting they’ll be at Donald Trump’s inauguration on January 20, 2021. They’ve already booked their rooms and everything! Come on! Of course he can still win! It’s predestined! So here’s MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell, who looks like the Muppet version of Alex Karras and is also convinced oleander...

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  • January 6, 2021

We are in that strange place where a respected rival gets to lead infrastructure change in a critical area of the US economy and a nutter in VA wants fascism. Darn Constitutional freedoms juxtaposed on the same day. Perhaps trains will run on time. President-elect Joe Biden has tapped former South Bend, Ind.,...

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  • December 15, 2020

Stories do have consequences, and following Trump’s American Carnage, truth will out in the larger American narrative. This James Fallows essay is worth reading, made important by the trial balloon of making Andrew Cuomo the AG nominee. For Biden personally, as president, the best thing he can do for most of...

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  • December 13, 2020

At 10:28 am on September 11, 2001, the first of the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center tumbled to the ground. Collectively, Americans stood in unison and cried, oh freedom. Weeks later George W. Bush stood on the pitcher's mound at Yankee Stadium and threw a ceremonial strike to...

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  • November 30, 2020

Trump’s doing nothing about the continuing rise in Covid cases, and is spending his time at golf and continuing to sow chaos on the path to the bunker. Meanwhile the derangement spreads to Newt Gingrich. x The more data comes out on vote anomalies that clearly are not legitimate the...

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  • November 28, 2020

So you call yourself patriots?   That is a lie.   You are taking away many Americans right to a hospital bed.  You are denying the majority of us from enjoying holidays, special occasions, and most of all, our right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.   You are threatning we...

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  • November 13, 2020

If you could afford it and your kid was smart enough, I hope they went to law school. Over the next few months, the number of lawsuits filed and billable hours could fill a Trump tax auditor’s ledger. Psychoanalysis, Life-Coaches, liquor store owners, and Ouija Board makers will see a dip...

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  • November 4, 2020

SCOTUS nominee Amy Coney Barrett is a danger to most Americans that do not fit a certain profile or religion. Tamara Shealey update. Sad Ted Cruz. SCOTUS Nominee, a clear and present danger. x x YouTube Video Politics Done Right Live weekdays @ 3:00 PM Central Video Zoom: LINK —...

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  • October 14, 2020

This is VOTING INFO AND IS  important to tell voters..  FLORIDA IS VERY IMPORTANT   I suggest all Kossacks in all 50 states put this info on Daily Kos and Twitter and your email lists and send your State’s info to the voter… NOW…Don’t wait.  If you have family in Florida and...

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  • September 25, 2020

From Forbes: At a rally in Minnesota, President Trump described an MSNBC anchor hit by a rubber bullet while covering protests after the death of George Floyd in May as “a beautiful sight,” comments quickly condemned by journalists including CNN’s Jake Tapper. “Absolutely heinous,” Tapper said on Twitter Saturday afternoon....

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  • September 19, 2020

From Forbes: At a rally in Minnesota, President Trump described an MSNBC anchor hit by a rubber bullet while covering protests after the death of George Floyd in May as “a beautiful sight,” comments quickly condemned by journalists including CNN’s Jake Tapper. “Absolutely heinous,” Tapper said on Twitter Saturday afternoon....

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  • September 19, 2020

I’ve never been a motorcycle guy. As a supercilious, navel-gazing, elfin twerp of a snowflake liberal (to borrow liberally from the written feedback on my Match.com profile*), I don’t like to risk my life unless it’s by climbing the deck stairs after an especially ebullient bong session. Bicycles are more...

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  • September 8, 2020

Trump did more fear-mongering and ranted enough to cause his second official violation of Twitter rules. This happened as Trump tried another pre-RNC stunt regarding an emergency authorization of a plasma treatment. Then again, the lazy GOP decided they would copy the 2016 platform into their 2020 statement, but perhaps they...

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  • August 24, 2020

First of all, I don’t believe in God, so for me it would be meaningless to say our country is in some sense “under” Him. (I’m actually sorta-kinda Buddhist/agnostic. I’ve also kind of worshiped Julie Newmar for the past 45 years or so. But that’s not important right now, and it’s probably...

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  • August 22, 2020

Received this e-mail yesterday from former National Security Advisor and Ambassador to the United Nations, Susan Rice, in support of Sara Gideon’s (D. ME) U.S. Senate campaign: Sara Gideon (D. ME) I served as National Security Advisor and Ambassador to the United Nations under President Barack Obama. In both roles,...

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  • August 7, 2020

Philadelphia is where the Founding Fathers met to write the Declaration of Independence from the tyranny of George III. The Philadelphia district attorney is continuing that tradition: He will defend the city from the tyranny of Donald I. Philly DA Krasner vows to arrest federal law enforcement if they break...

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  • July 23, 2020

I don’t know how else to describe someone who is pro-coronavirus as anything but evil, or as The Louisville Courier-Journal columnist Joseph Gerth calls Kentucky State Attorney General as “bidding to become Kentucky’s most prolific serial killer.”  But Daniel Cameron is evil.  During the midst of a surging viral epidemic, Cameron has taken...

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  • July 18, 2020

Talk about stupid.   The greedy Republicans have no clue how to even make the state money not to mention flatten the curve.  They know how to throw a fine on a seat belt violator.  They know how to throw a big fine on someone doing 45 in a 40 mph...

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  • July 17, 2020

Back when the WWII soldiers left their families and stormed the beaches of Normandy under fire and away from loved ones, they made sacrafices and huge sacrifices.  It was not a comfortable time. x x YouTube Video When Korean soldiers weathered the freezing cold in the Forgotten War, they made...

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  • July 11, 2020

Here’s A Letter on Justice and Open Debate in Harpers July 7, 2020. The usual contingencies apply considering that some of the signatories have serious issues with one or more ideas represented by other signatories. For example one is currently being pilloried for calling gay conversion therapy the equivalent of hormone...

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  • July 8, 2020

Let me get this straight and it is a good argument.  The governor of Florida does not believe that government should interfere in personal choices even if it endangers lives.  Come on Journalists…ask the governors this question.  PPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPlease.  How is it any different to require people not to smoke in...

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  • July 6, 2020

It is more of a comment on Trump’s “cancel culture” that the Aurora, Colorado police would bust up a crowd of violinists peacefully demonstrating a bias death. x Police showed up in riot gear to a peaceful violin vigil for Elijah McClain. “Aurora police basically recreated the dynamic of McClain's death,” says...

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  • July 5, 2020

… in the Caribbean, of course. The Genocidal Genoan never set foot in what we now know as the United States. And he had no idea where he was. And the “American way of life” he started was slavery. And greed/plunder. And wanton cruelty. And mass murder. But other than that...

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  • Avatar of Aldous Pennyfarthing
  • July 5, 2020

 A few blocks from my home is the site of the Pulse massacre. We just passed the 4-year anniversary. In the six months that led up to the massacre, Florida Republicans had introduced more than 200 bills attacking freedoms of the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender communities. But it’s okay: my right-wing...

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  • June 22, 2020

In this new post at The Atlantic, the former 4-Star General and Director of Central Intelligence forcefully gives his support to renaming those US military bases named for traitors to the United State.  Posted at 6:15 this morning EDT, the sub-title of the piece puts it bluntly: It is time...

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  • June 9, 2020

Trump’s Inaugural Speech: REMARKS OF PRESIDENT DONALD J. TRUMP – AS PREPARED FOR DELIVERY INAUGURAL ADDRESS FRIDAY, JANUARY 20, 2017 WASHINGTON, D.C. As Prepared for Delivery – Chief Justice Roberts, President Carter, President Clinton, President Bush, President Obama, fellow Americans, and people of the world: thank you. We, the citizens...

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  • June 1, 2020

Received this e-mail today from U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D. NY) in support of Governor Steve Bullock’s (D. MT) U.S. Senate campaign: Steve Bullock (D. MT) A new poll out of Montana has my friend, Steve Bullock, TIED in Montana’s must-win Senate race. If we win in Montana, we’re all-but...

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  • April 6, 2020

It is sadly ironic that this COVID-19 story came out today. My daughter forwarded me The Atlantic article “The Coronavirus’s Unique Threat to the South” which was rather prescient. After reading the article. I sent her the following message. Great article. You once talked to me about natural selection. I...

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  • Avatar of Egberto Willies
  • April 6, 2020

Received this e-mail from U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D. NY): Friends, I'm proud to share Off the Sidelines' next round of endorsements: A group of game-changing women who are leaders in their communities, in their states, and in the halls of Congress. I hope you’ll take the time to get...

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  • Avatar of Sam Sero
  • March 27, 2020

Received this e-mail from U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D. NY) in support of U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D. NH) and Tina Smith’s (D. MN) re-election campaigns: If you care about taking back the Senate, Nicholas, here are the three things you need to know today: Senators Jeanne Shaheen (NH) and...

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  • Avatar of Sam Sero
  • March 26, 2020

I was sitting outside on the patio tonight and boy did I have a huge reflection hit me.   I hear a lot of young folks complain about boomers.  This is not a pie fight, just a little reminder of what we have been through.   You young folks have some real...

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  • March 21, 2020

All day today I’ve been getting from several Democrats in support of Governor Steve Bullock’s (D. MT) U.S. Senate campaign. Starting with U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D. NY): Governor Steve Bullock just announced he’s running for Senate in Montana! Remember, Democrats need to net just four Senate seats to take back the...

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  • Avatar of Sam Sero
  • March 10, 2020

Because now more than ever. Press Run is my proudly progressive dissection of the political press. And in this crucial election year, I feel like it's more important than ever. Press Run promises fearless media criticism. It will be a community where we'll find fault, sing some praise, and search...

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  • February 6, 2020