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I had a spirited discussion a little over a week ago with a family member about getting vaccinated and the idea of a vaccine mandate. Both of us and our families are vaccinated. We agreed on the science and the necessity. The problem came when I ferociously stated I had...

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  • November 15, 2021

Here’s the latest news out of Pennsylvania: The TV ad is no-holds-barred. It bluntly attacks a decision of the Democratic candidate for Pennsylvania Supreme Court. And on Saturday, the state Bar Association said the spot went too far. The ad says the Democratic contender, Superior Court Judge Maria McLaughlin, “chose...

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  • October 25, 2021

Most things in America are solved by either common sense, solemnity, or time. The one exception is race. Historically both the Democratic and Republican party has used race as a means of power and control. Although the Federalist Party is long dead, the current Republicans are fighting, legislating, and restoring...

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  • May 17, 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

Kitchen Table Kibitzing is a community series for those who wish to share a virtual kitchen table with other readers of Daily Kos who aren’t throwing pies at one another. Drop by to talk about music, your weather, your garden, or what you cooked for supper…. Newcomers may notice that...

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  • February 27, 2021

No doubt there are Trump pardons, but the cluster falls close to the _____. Apparently Trump has been advised that the optics of guilt are greater exposure to his soon to be mounting legal woes. This includes even the Trumpian small insults, a hastily assembled 1776 position paper to prescribe...

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  • January 19, 2021

Received this e-mail today from the Georgia Democratic Party: Rev. Raphael Warnock (D. GA) &  Jon Ossoff (D. GA) On November 3 we made history in Georgia, and in less than one month we have to do it again to flip the Senate blue and end Mitch McConnell’s reign. Luckily,...

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  • December 9, 2020

Thinking recently about questions for nominee Amy Coney Barrett, and her Originalism theory, I thought of an interesting argument — “Originalism is not a valid judicial theory because there is no evidence that the constitutional framers believed in it.” See that?  How can you have a valid “Originalist” theory that the...

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  • October 16, 2020

Trump’s town hall was a trainwreck, Thursday’s Biden town hall in Pennsylvania was a lot more like riding a bullet train. x It’s projection. pic.twitter.com/eUsP7jCkKr— Melissa Jo Peltier (@MelissaJPeltier) September 17, 2020 x Hiii Trump campaign friends. I tweeted live about a couple of false claims Biden made; my colleagues...

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  • September 18, 2020

Here’s some very encouraging news today out of Ohio: New @ppppolls show Democrats surging state House districts across Ohio. Even in gerrymandered districts they’ve drawn for themselves, Ohio Republicans can’t outrun the stink of their corruption with FirstEnergy and Larry Householder. https://t.co/k4aP4uyYUR — ProgressOhio (@ProgressOhio) September 17, 2020 Here’s some...

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  • September 17, 2020

True to form: x Blaming the shooting targeting protesters — 2 were killed — on the protesters themselves is the take Georgia Sen. Kelly Loeffler chose for the incident in Kenosha: https://t.co/qPw26VwTEm— Tia Mitchell, AJC’s Washington Correspondent (@ajconwashington) August 27, 2020 Some context: A white, 17-year-old police admirer was arrested...

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  • August 27, 2020

Here’s the latest news out of Pennsylvania: Former Vice President Joe Biden continues to lead President Donald Trump in Pennsylvania, according to a new poll being released Thursday, with voters giving the Democratic nominee a seven-point lead. The Franklin and Marshall College Poll, conducted from Aug. 17 to 23 while the...

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  • August 27, 2020

From The Houston Chronicle: For years, the same question has been asked: When will the new Texas emerge? The answer? Right now. Join @BlueTexasPAC as we work to secure Texas’ 38 Electoral College votes for Joe Biden, and turn Texas blue once and for all. pic.twitter.com/7uBLfrbKsV — BlueTexasPAC (@BlueTexasPAC) August...

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  • August 9, 2020

Judy Shelton’s candidacy for a seat on the Fed was approved in a party-line vote in the Senate Banking committee on Tuesday. All 12 Democrats on the Senate Banking Committee opposed Shelton’s nomination, making the GOP Senate majority potentially putting the 2016 Trump campaign advisor’s retrograde views onto the Fed.  Because in a...

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  • July 22, 2020

From Stephen Robinson at Wonkette: Former Kansas secretary of State, current Senate candidate, and known loser Kris Kobach has annoyed us all with his relentless, Javert-esque pursuit of imaginary voter fraud. Well, finally, at long last, we've found some for him, and it's right under his stupid nose. Republican Steve Watkins, who represents Kansas's second congressional district, is facing...

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  • July 16, 2020

A video worth watching several times, honoring the many veterans, throughout our history and more recently, who have served in our military, going back to our very founding. Think for example of Alexander Hamilton. John Paul Jones, Horatio Gates, and the foreigners like Lafayette and von Steuben. I am a...

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  • July 5, 2020

So much more than meets the eye, and then there’s stupid fruit of the loins. So much lying and falsehoods in a masque of masks. x Kellyanne Conway: “People are not wearing masks. And I don't think they're not wearing masks because the President of the United States is not...

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  • July 3, 2020

I feel like I am assigning you all summer reading but then again, I will be taking off for the 4th of July weekend (every please be safe this weekend). With that said, here’s a must read piece that came out earlier this week from Glamour profiling State Senator, Dr....

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  • July 2, 2020

Trump has just issued an executive order to protect statues. This faux martial law applies only for objects, and specifically protects by inference, right-wing extremism. Because Trump wants to sanction only one side of those “very fine people” and protect appearance rather than substance in public spaces. The farcical Trump regime...

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  • June 27, 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

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

I reached for the grimy tumbler.  It was empty.  Not even any ice. I reached for the whiskey bottle.  It was empty too. This was the night the bottle let me down, and a savagely bright dawn poured through the dirty windows in my Private Investigator’s office. I stared at...

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  • May 30, 2020

Huffington Post has an article out about the list of 48 lawmakers, activists, union leaders and academics Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders have agreed upon to help craft the Democratic policy platform and shape the direction of Biden’s Administration. Give the piece a read but here’s the full list: Climate...

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  • May 13, 2020
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Michelle Goldberg from The New York Times has a piece out that I recommend sharing to any fellow progressives who still aren’t sold yet on Joe Biden’s campaign to deliver on progressive policy: Lawrence Mishel, a well-known labor economist, has been a critic of centrist Democrats for decades. “My adult...

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  • April 21, 2020

“Oyez,  I call  Frog Court into session,”  rumbled Chief Justice Jeremiah, himself a very large bullfrog. “Bailiff, read the opening Declaration.” The impossibly tall Bailiff stood and began reading:  “In accordance with resolution of a civil suit involving a Reagan cabinet member and prescription drugs,  The Department of Fish and Wildlife...

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  • March 27, 2020

#BlueNoMatterWho is about defeating GuapoTrumpBlanco aka IMPOTUS* x The #KremlinAnnex protest is ON at 7:30 pm tonight! See you soon, #resisters! ✌️ pic.twitter.com/dZc6IzHKqK — Kremlin Annex (@KremlinAnnex) March 10, 2020 x Have you read about our team yet? ✌️🇺🇸 Kremlin Annex: Five women have been protesting outside the White House for...

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  • March 10, 2020

I was transported yesterday from the East Room of the White House back to 1997 when the President spoke yesterday before an assembled group of embarrassing open-mouthed American political seals. In that year, the Seinfeld episode entitled the Strike aired December 18, 1997 and introduced the pseudo-celebratory idea of Festivus....

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  • February 7, 2020

The impeachment trial of Donald Trump is ending exactly the way that it began. The Trump defense began the day, and their arguments were the same pathetic, thin gruel that they led off with. They blamed the Democrats for a purely partisan impeachment, claimed that they failed to prove their...

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  • February 3, 2020

Every GOP senator is getting a delivery and demonstrations are scheduled. But will Lev Parnas and his ankle monitor get past the security checkpoint at the Capitol. Trump was tweeting at 1am this morning. x These sheet cakes are being delivered today to ALL Republican Senators. 🍰 #ImpeachmentCakes #JohnBoltonMustTestify pic.twitter.com/KQ2FQaVIe6 —...

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  • January 29, 2020

Do not question Dear Leader, you plebeian cur! x Fox News cut away from Republican Sen. Mike Lee as he excoriated the Trump admin’s Soleimani briefing as “probably the worst briefing at least on a military issue I’ve seen.” pic.twitter.com/736Qtd6bWZ — Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) January 8, 2020 Constitution. War powers....

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  • January 9, 2020

Matt Whittaker offered the latest Trumpie defense of the indefensible: Former Trump Acting AG Matthew Whitaker Offers Stunning Impeachment Defense: ‘Abuse of Power is Not a Crime’ Speaking with Fox News’ Laura Ingraham, Whitaker blasted the House Democrats for “secret testimony” and “selective leaking to preferred outlets” after warning that...

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  • October 23, 2019

A new article at Politico tries to isolate the justification for a presidential request from a foreign government(s). It only proves that the smoking gun is yet still a smoldering arsenal, now that there are multiple whistle-blowers. Here’s the big question on which the potential impeachment of President Donald Trump could...

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  • October 6, 2019

https://twitter.com/gregpmiller/status/1179939465135087616? Fortunately we have an index for the cost of Trump’s crime because Trump did try to shake Ukraine down for $250+ million of US military aid (taxpayer dollars) in order to obtain foreign interference in the 2020 election. George Conway demonstrates that Trumpian pathology renders him incapable of operating...

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  • October 4, 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

Sao Paulo is the largest city in the southern hemisphere. It has a population of 11 million and over 20,000,000 when including the people of Sao Paulo’s outskirts. The city is a concrete jungle, no green space, few birds, and little to no animals. What Sao Paulo does have is...

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  • August 24, 2019

People here in Central Florida lament the “brain drain” from talented students who leave the land of hospitality-based, dead-end jobs upon completion of their studies.  We are ranked one of the worst places to live for young people, so the skilled and educated tend to leave for other places where higher education...

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  • June 2, 2019

People here in Central Florida lament the “brain drain” from talented students who leave the land of hospitality-based, dead-end jobs upon completion of their studies. We are ranked one of the worst places to live for young people, so the skilled and educated tend to leave for other places where higher education is...

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  • June 2, 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

(Bill Mitchell is a conservative radio talk show host and super genius.) x pic.twitter.com/mOrrji2MQM — Adam Weinstein (@AdamWeinstein) January 6, 2019 x A zero friction roller would be filled with sand in about 36 hrs. These people have no clue what it’s like at the border — Tellito (@TellStevens) January...

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  • January 7, 2019

# 22 on the R&B Charts and moving up…. x x YouTube Video President Obama didn’t display his singing skills here, he recites a passage from George Washington’s 1796 farewell address beginning at 1:43 on the video. Perhaps if his ex-Presidentin’, book writin’ and television producin’ gigs ever play out he can...

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  • January 3, 2019

Thanks for 30 years of “It was a bipartisan vote”, dipstick. When are you getting the T-Shirt? Daily Beast “The Kremlin’s support of Donald Trump’s objectives, devoid of traditional U.S. values, has spilled out into the issues typically outside of Russia’s purview, such as Judge Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the...

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  • October 5, 2018

Received this e-mail today from U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D. MA) in support of these Democrats’ campaigns: Republicans are scared to face the voters this November. So they’re calling in the cavalry – asking their biggest donors to sling the filthiest mud against some of our strongest Democratic candidates. Paul...

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  • September 21, 2018

This immigrant from Eastern Europe apparently has not assimilated U.S. political procedures… Washington Post “The fliers passed out by a New York state senator spoke of uniting Democrats and resisting President Trump — a common strategy used to solidify the “blue” voting base before the midterm elections in November. But...

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  • August 11, 2018

Members praised the endorsed candidates for vowing to protect healthcare and create economic opportunity WASHINGTON, DC — Today, MoveOn Political Action is announcing the first wave of federal endorsements made by its members as part of an effort to take back the House of Representatives this November. Each of the...

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  • June 6, 2018