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One can only live in fear if one listens to Republicans and watches their campaign ads. Republicans consistently decouple gun control from crime. Criminality is a real problem, but Willie Horton is not waiting around every corner. I have lived in Philadelphia for over 16 years and have not been...

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  • October 26, 2022

I tried sitting through FOX News’ commentary/critique yesterday, following Joe Biden’s report on the status of the nation, and in particular the American troop withdrawal from Afghanistan. After a few minutes, and when one of the conservative panelists had the temerity and amnesia to call Joe Biden a liar, I...

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  • August 25, 2021

Reminiscent of the unfounded fears spread around by conservatives about the Affordable Care Act and “death panels,” President Biden’s call for a door-to-door educational program about the coronavirus vaccine sent the GOP and conservatives into a paranoid tizzy. Republican members of Congress, fake news stations, and right-wing bloggers went into...

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  • July 21, 2021

Senator John Kennedy (R-LA) was born in the heart of the old Democratic south. He is a devout southerner, born in Mississippi, and attended college at both the University of Virginia and Vanderbilt in Tennessee. At age sixty-nine, I believe it is safe to say that the one-time southern Democrat,...

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  • April 23, 2021

Friendly reminder, there’s a big Governor’s race in Virginia this year: Virginia Republican state Sen. Amanda Chase is no stranger to making provocative statements, and comments she made this week related to the Derek Chauvin murder trial have once again stirred up controversy. After a jury found Chauvin guilty of killing...

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  • April 22, 2021

Who failed: “The FedEx gunman legally purchased his two semiautomatic rifles just a few months after the police seized a shotgun from him amid concerns about his mental health. Authorities apparently didn’t consider him subject to Indiana’s red flag law.” “Red flag”laws only work when they’re properly applied: Indianapolis police...

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  • April 18, 2021

This is a bad place in history. Apparently half of the GQP thinks the 1/6 insurrection was left-wing activists trying to make Trump “look bad”, accordingly, MSM thinks Biden has “tamed” the left. The administration’s warm relationship with the left is one of the most surprising aspects of the Biden presidency, particularly...

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  • April 6, 2021

I wanted to make sure you all saw this: Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet on Wednesday called on the Senate to act in the wake of a mass shooting at a supermarket in his state, asserting in an impassioned speech from the chamber floor that his colleagues have a moral obligation to a generation...

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  • March 25, 2021

In September of 2013, Republicans attempted to curtail full funding of the Affordable Care Act but their efforts came to an absurd end. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) spent just over 21-hours regaling the public with a tale penned by Dr. Seuss, the wisdom of Ashton Kutcher, and the World Wrestling...

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  • March 24, 2021

So much thick-headed media activity this past week. OTOH Chuck Todd panders to the center again, or perhaps it's the college drop-out demographic. x A @MeetThePress fail today: talking about anti-Asian violence and racism – without any Asians on the panel. I can’t imagine MTP having a discussion about anti-Black...

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  • March 22, 2021

GOP strategist Susan Del Percio said Democrats should kill the filibuster and notes McConnell knows that Americans want Democratic policies. GOP strategist Susan Del Percio agrees filibuster should end x x YouTube Video See full episodes here. The message that former strategist Susan Del Percio revealed on MSNBC is critical....

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  • March 21, 2021

The country needs to take a second look at the meaning of radical and change. Since January of 2019, the Republican party has drawn from their quiver, poisoned conservative-tipped arrows, sharpened and aimed directly at the liberal heart of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. As has been consistent with the Republican party for...

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  • March 8, 2021

Replying to Representative Adam Kinzinger’s family, what a sad letter diatribe to send to one of your own. I am a democratic socialist. I am an antifascist. I support gun control. I am a non-theist Buddhist [atheist]. I support Extinction Rebellion. I approve of the Green New Deal. I believe...

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  • February 16, 2021

Trump aide who slipped an abortion pill into a girlfriend’s smoothie claims Trump is happier. The reality is that there may be a Trump sockpuppet account in Parler anyway, but fortunately no one has yet noticed. x https://t.co/tFzNoKODki— Don Moynihan (@donmoyn) February 8, 2021 x A Former Aide Would Like...

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  • February 8, 2021

Here’s the latest news out of Virginia: Former governor Terry McAuliffe has released his plan for reforming the state’s criminal justice system, focusing on parole, marijuana legalization and the restoration of voting rights. The Plan of Action for a Fairer Commonwealth prioritizes rehabilitation and second chances, fighting to achieve justice in...

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  • January 25, 2021

http://www.msn.com/… Arizona’s Mark Kelly will be sworn in as the newest Democratic senator Wednesday, after winning the special election filling out the term of John McCain. Kelly’s victory in the Grand Canyon State was almost as sweet as Joe Biden’s win there. Kelly won with 51.2% of the vote, a...

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  • November 30, 2020

I have republican family members and I know right-wing fellow workers.I researched for the unions in the South for a decade.   I’ve done collective bargaining to protect the health plan of an industrial worker group of several hundred union members who voted almost 100% for Trump in 2016.  The...

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  • November 8, 2020

I cover a lot of U.S. Senate races and I really try to keep a focus on the ones that are the closest so I tend to overlook some races. I’m not worried about the New Hampshire U.S. Senate race but I decided to do some digging on U.S. Senator...

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  • October 8, 2020

Received this e-mail yesterday from health care activist, Ady Barkan, and his Super PAC, Be A Hero: Ady Barkan It's official. Just moments ago, the NYTimes reported that Trump will be nominating Amy Coney Barrett to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s seat on the Supreme Court. Amy is a notorious, ultra-conservative...

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  • September 26, 2020

K. Sabeel Rahman, President of Demos, discusses some topics that afflict the working class in general and people of color in particular and solutions. He is the co-author of the book “Civic Power: Rebuilding American Democracy in an era of crisis.” K. Sabeel Rahman speaks x x YouTube Video Watch...

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  • September 16, 2020

Slate Magazine has a new piece out about the upcoming U.S. Senate race between incumbent U.S. Senator Susan Collins (R. ME) and Maine House Speaker Sara Gideon (D. ME): Six years ago, Karin Leuthy, a registered Democrat, voted for Republican Sen. Susan Collins. Like many Mainers, Leuthy, 48, took pride...

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  • September 8, 2020

Hell yeah: Former President Barack Obama called to eliminate the legislative filibuster “if that's what it takes” to pass new federal voting laws in honor of the late John Lewis at Lewis' memorial service on Thursday. Obama praised Lewis' record securing key voting rights victories, including the passage of the...

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  • July 30, 2020

From Huffington Post: x Here's the TV ad that @JohnCornyn's campaign is going up with tomorrow, similar to the attack ad that it first ran against @RoyceWestTX last summer: pic.twitter.com/05NBUzO12U— Patrick Svitek (@PatrickSvitek) July 9, 2020 Texas Republican Sen. John Cornyn is spending hundreds of thousands of dollars meddling in...

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  • July 13, 2020

From Huffington Post: Leading Democratic Senate candidates from around the country are open to at least reforming the filibuster, according to a HuffPost survey, with at least two supporting wholesale elimination of the Senate’s 60-vote hurdle. The candidates uniformly argue that the filibuster has empowered obstructionists and prevented the country...

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  • June 29, 2020

From the Leavenworth Times editorial board today: Guns should be kept safely and securely. The news that U.S. Senate candidate Kris Kobach had four guns stolen from his truck in Wichita earlier this month underscores the importance of treating firearms with respect and care. “Secretary Kobach always has at least...

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  • June 25, 2020

From The Huffington Post: After backing Republican Sen. Susan Collins in 2014, the political arm of the major gun control advocacy group Everytown for Gun Safety announced on Tuesday that it’s endorsing one of her Democratic challengers in this year’s Maine Senate race. Maine House Speaker Sara Gideon, one of...

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  • June 9, 2020

Wow: Martha McSally has the solution for Arizona cities that have seen a gaping hole blown in their budgets because of the coronavirus pandemic: Sit tight and hope that the federal government loosens the strings on a too-small pot of money that you can’t access. What she definitely doesn’t have...

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  • May 7, 2020

Received this e-mail today from U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D. NY) in support of Councilwoman Christy Smith’s (D. CA-25) congressional campaign for the upcoming special election to fill Katie Hill’s (D. CA-25) vacant seat: Christy Smith (D. CA-25) Today, I want to talk to you about Christy Smith, the absolutely...

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  • April 17, 2020
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U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D. OH) is one of my favorite Senators. He’s a progressive champion who knows how to mobilize voters and build coalitions without having to compromise his beliefs. His suits and car are made in Ohio and he’s the only U.S. Senator who does not accept the...

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  • April 10, 2020

Since the Wisconsin Primary is coming up next Tuesday, Marquette University’s latest poll reminds us how much of a role Wisconsin will play in the general election: General election matchups betweenTrump and both Democratic candidates indicate a very close race. In the Marchpoll, Biden receives 48 percent and Trump receives...

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  • April 1, 2020

I like the sounds of this: Joe Biden’s campaign is mounting an aggressive behind-the-scenes effort to address the biggest weakness of his candidacy: A lack of enthusiasm among the liberal base, particularly young voters. Since his landslide victories earlier this month, Biden’s advisers have engaged in talks with a range...

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  • March 29, 2020

Colorado’s 4th congressional district seems to be in good hands as Ken Buck (R) selfies a cosplay SYG in his DC office, practicing negligent gun safety by pointing it at his poor intern. x .@RepKenBuck, had I seen this yesterday when in DC I gladly would have. My daughter died...

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  • March 6, 2020

I love her so much: At an event on Thursday, Senator Elizabeth Warren called President Donald Trump an “elf on the shelf” for Russian President Vladimir Putin. During a rally in Arlington, Virginia, an attendee asked Warren what she would do as president to ensure everyone was held to the...

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  • February 14, 2020

Martin Luther King was a great leader and peace activist.   Martin Luther King was killed in Memphis as he stood for civil rights and unions. He was killed by a racist with a gun.   Martin Luther King will be honored by many this coming Monday but it seems that many more...

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  • January 18, 2020

Progressives around the country strongly urge the 2020 candidates to take bold and fearless stances on several policy issues from immigration to a Green New Deal to Medicare for All. The results are in!  In recent weeks, MoveOn sent a 2020 National Presidential Survey to tens of thousands of MoveOn...

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This is why I fully support U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D. MA) in this primary: Sen. Elizabeth Warren wrapped up a three-day swing through southeast Iowa Monday, focusing on rural parts of the state fewer than two months shy of the caucuses. Warren traversed the southeast corner of Iowa, holding...

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  • December 17, 2019

A troubling element of the murder-suicide in Saugus is that the firearm used was a “homemade” or rather home-assembled gun, put together with a parts kit. This subset of the firearms industry has little regulation for such “kit guns”. Unlike home manufacture using 3-d printers, the individual components are available from a variety...

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  • November 21, 2019

As many of you know, the filibuster has been the top issue for me in the 2020 Democratic Primary. I support Elizabeth Warren because she has called for eliminating the archaic 60 vote rule that has constantly killed progress time and time again. Her, Pete Buttigieg, Kamala Harris, Julian Castro,...

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  • November 11, 2019

Safe Bets For Tonight: It’s hosted by CNN and NYT, so the questions to the candidates are going to suck. The moderators want this to become a professional wrestling match, so look for lots of questions crafted to spark fights among the candidates. I predict Erin Burnett will ask Warren...

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  • October 15, 2019

It only took two weeks for Joe Biden to finally say that Trump has committed an impeachable offense. “To preserve our Constitution, our democracy, our basic integrity, he should be impeached,” Biden said. “That’s not only because of what he’s done. To answer whether he’s committed acts sufficient to warrant...

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  • October 9, 2019

Everybody gather near. Dyin’ time is here   Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome As all of you know, I have been a frequent commentator, and will continue to be a frequent commentator on the stunning internal collapse of the National Rfle Association. My beef with the NRA isn’t in its original...

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  • September 18, 2019

As you all know, the big issue for me in the 2020 Democratic Primary is which of the nominees support abolishing the filibuster if we are to get progressive legislation passed. I am very happy to see this issue gain momentum and kudos to John Oliver for shedding a light...

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  • September 10, 2019

A little while ago, I wrote about how the former U.S. Senate Majority & Minority Leader, Harry Reid (D. NV), gave the 2020 Democratic candidates a new litmus test when it gets to getting shit done once elected: Former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said this week that should Democrats take control of...

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  • September 5, 2019

Received this e-mail today from Andrew Romanoff's (D. CO) U.S. Senate campaign: Andrew Romanoff (D. CO) What will it take? Over the weekend, a mass shooting in west Texas claimed seven more lives. A 17-month-old girl was shot in the face. While we grieve for the victims, while we shudder...

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  • September 4, 2019

Former U.S. Senate Majority & Minority Leader, Harry Reid (D. NV), sat down with NPR yesterday in an interview and continued to push an issue that needs to be emphasized in this primary: abolishing the filibuster. It’s the only way to get progressive policy pushed through. You want to get...

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  • August 26, 2019

There are multiple layers to Trump’s announced visit to a private fundraiser in Louisville for Tea Party lunatic Governor Matt Bevin. Matt Bevin is the most unpopular governor in America, and there is a decent chance that Bevin will be defeated this fall.  A Planned Parenthood poll had his challenger,...

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  • August 12, 2019

Obstructionist Republicans have been blocking common-sense gun laws for years, even as the laundry list of gun massacres continues to grow. The radical maneuver comes against overwhelming public support for Democrat-backed legislation. If ever there's been an example of an entire political party in America completely out of step with...

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  • August 11, 2019

Kudos to ThinkProgress for capturing this: Sen. Martha McSally (R-AZ), who was appointed to the late John McCain’s seat weeks after losing in the general election for the state’s other senate seat last November, suggested on Wednesday that the solution to curbing mass shootings should be found at the state...

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  • August 10, 2019

From the Louisville Courier-Journal: WASHINGTON – After a torrent of criticism blasting congressional inaction, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has directed key senators to begin examining ways of curbing gun violence in the wake of mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio. In a statement issued Monday, the Kentucky...

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  • August 6, 2019

It appears that another nickname is trending for our Moscow Mitch:  Massacre Mitch. Sunday evening and Monday morning, in the aftermath of two mass shootings over the weekend in Texas and Ohio, there was a new one — “Massacre Mitch.” Many critics in Kentucky and across the U.S. have placed...

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  • August 5, 2019