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Received this e-mail today from the Progressive Change Campaign Committee in support of Jon Ossoff (D. GA) & Rev. Raphael Warnock’s (D. GA) U.S. Senate campaigns: Rev. Raphael Warnock (D. GA) & Jon Ossoff (D. GA) After eight months of obstruction, during which millions of Americans struggled to pay for...

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  • December 22, 2020

Tom Vilsack returns to the position he held during the Obama administration at USDA. Why hasn’t the pandemic compelled a rethinking of factory farming. Changing trends toward sustainability must show that the structure of industry needs to change. We’ll see. At least Biden is motivated by actual contacts rather than seeing...

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  • December 9, 2020

Received this e-mail from Dr. Al Gross’ (I. AK) U.S. Senate campaign: x A BIG thank you to the Alaska Postal Workers Union. Let’s #SaveTheUSPS pic.twitter.com/p65jPVLdOW— Dr. Al Gross (@DrAlGrossAK) August 25, 2020 Donald Trump's allies think Alaska is to blame for problems at the United States Postal Service. Blaming...

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  • August 26, 2020

From Oliver Willis at The American Independent: Sen. Steve Daines (R-MT) said on Wednesday that politicians should leave Washington, D.C., and go where “the real people” are to find out how they feel about issues. “Sometimes I think it's important for senators and congressmen, in fact most of the time,...

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  • July 2, 2020

Received this e-mail today from U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D. OH) in support of Jaime Harrison’s (D. SC) U.S. Senate campaign: Jaime Harrison (D. SC) Jaime Harrison understands firsthand why Americans all over the country are demanding change. Jaime’s grandparents raised him in a mobile home in Orangeburg, South Carolina....

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  • June 24, 2020

On November 4, 2008, Barack H. Obama, was elected the 44th  President of the United States, needless to say, he was the first black man or woman to hold that distinction. On November 5, 2008, The View’s co-host Whoopi Goldberg told America, “ I could put my suitcase down, finally.”...

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  • June 17, 2020

The White House is now a chunky COVID cluster, chock-full of nuts, cotton-candy hair, and curdled brain nougat. Katie Miller, Mike Pence’s press secretary and wife of bleach-damaged gimp costume Stephen Miller, has the ‘rona. So does one of Donald Trump’s personal valets. (I’m not sure what a presidential valet does,...

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  • May 10, 2020

Received this campaign newsletter from former Vice President Joe Biden’s presidential campaign: Hi, I sincerely hope this message finds you well and you’re holding up in these difficult times. I’m home in Delaware, and like many of you, I’m focusing on finding the joy in little things like being home...

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  • April 21, 2020

Received this e-mail today from former Vice President Joe Biden’s presidential campaign: Our postal workers have stepped up in a huge way to make sure we can all stay connected and receive essential deliveries throughout this crisis, and we’re so grateful for their service. The U.S. Postal Service is an...

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  • April 18, 2020

Live blog below (yes, it is a pseudo-campaign rally, but the various Trumpian errors often make it worth it, also some folks like watching trainwrecks) 5:00* PM EDT (*it rarely starts on time) Members of the Coronavirus Task Force Hold a Press Briefing The White House The Trump premise continues...

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  • April 17, 2020

What follows are excerpts from four report backs by Andrea Henson, of Where Do We Go Berkeley, (@WhereDoWeGoBerk, Facebook) whom I first spotlighted in October, 2019. She has been on the front lines, fighting for and with local homeless people to create conditions where they can live in peace, in sanitary...

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  • March 30, 2020

Only 12% of medical groups say they have received anything from the Feds (CNN). x Governors failing to praise Trump sufficiently are having emergency supplies held back. Exactly what Trump did to Ukraine. https://t.co/m6Q11qwv1O — James Farro (@JF991) March 29, 2020 Kitchen Table Kibitzing is a community series for those...

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  • March 28, 2020

I shop at my local Kroger’s store here in Louisville, KY.  I knew that my store would be out of hand sanitizer because of the coronavirus, and I had heard about toilet paper being hoarded.  But I was not prepared for what I found.  I took some pics on my cell...

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  • March 15, 2020

I wish I had the answer to my feelings on this.   Thanks to Bush and Co.,  we saw the Guard fighting in Iraq.  This was not the National Guard’s job in my opinion but we saw them there.    I remember seeing the Guard at Kent State.  I was not...

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  • March 13, 2020

Received this e-mail today from the Progressive Change Campaign Committee in support of U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren’s (D. MA) presidential campaign: x YouTube Video I messed up. I voted early in Nevada for Pete Buttigieg. Then I saw Elizabeth Warren in this week's debate and at a local rally —...

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  • February 22, 2020

I was — and continue to be — peeved at Michael Bloomberg for throwing his fancy, bejeweled billionaire hat in the ring at an absurdly late date. I’m not much for rich guys buying their way into our politics. But you have to hand it to him for this ad:...

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  • January 31, 2020

I have written many stories on behalf of veterans and many of them are here. I have wrestled with the idea of how long I would continue with United Veterans. It is getting very rough ! This year I am going to do something out of the ordinary.   I came...

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  • November 8, 2019

There is a secret to leadership and importance and I know because I have failed many times and it is not what happens to you in life but how you react to the things life throws.   I believe, we all are important and have a measure of leadership about us.   Sometimes...

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  • October 25, 2019

So here’s Donald Trump in Louisiana last night undermining public faith in our elections, self-aggrandizing like only a dictator can, and (for the umpteenth time) deliberately overlooking the fact that trees, dirt, and garden slugs don’t vote. (Though if they did, Trump might win every election in a landslide.) (Second...

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  • October 12, 2019

This is one of the strangest stories I have ever read.   It is one thing to want to look your best.  Key word being YOUR best not someone else’s best. We are all outrunning the grim reaper and trying to feel youthful and be our best, I thought.   I was...

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  • August 13, 2019

Received this e-mail from Mark Kelly’s (D. AZ) U.S. Senate campaign: Mark Kelly (D. AZ) No American deserves to go bankrupt, simply because they cannot afford health care. Unfortunately, the sad truth is that far too many Americans have no health insurance, are underinsured, or cannot afford the prescription medicine...

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  • May 8, 2019

Furloughed federal workers and area elected officials hold a protest rally in front of Independence Hall on January 8, 2019 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The government shutdown, now lasting 18 days, marks the second longest in United States history, affecting about 800,000 federal employees. (Photo: Mark Makela/Getty Images) By Donna Smith,...

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  • January 10, 2019

At the end of the school year, my older son asked me to help out with the Fifth Grade Food Drive, which was organized by student leadership. My job was to deliver boxes of food collected by and from students and their families to a nearby food bank. I did...

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