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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

There is no doubt that the year 2020 has been tumultuous, to say the least. With a global pandemic, nationwide protests against police brutality, and a presidential election to top it all off, the year will definitely go down in history. But the history making did not end with 2020....

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  • June 11, 2021

Shedding Facebook becomes more necessary as awareness of disinformation and propaganda effects forces editorial action by Facebook. The problem is that ad revenue can and has come from malign forces beyond the usual influence operations of capitalism. This comes as its Oversight Board asks more questions about Facebook’s role in...

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  • May 11, 2021

Yoo-hoo, ladies! You’ve hit the manly man trifecta: conservative, biblically correct dudes who want to marry you as soon as effing possible! How can you refuse? A new “traditional” dating website, Dominion Dating, plans to launch on Aug. 1 with “1,000+ bold, biblical singles … ready to build families, shape culture &...

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  • April 29, 2021

I know investigations take a long time but this man has caused so much damage with his enablers, I want to see some depositions, some results, and some accountability.   With all the damage he has caused, I think this is long overdue.   The Mueller report was squashed and now that...

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  • April 12, 2021

The 6th Circuit rules that Shawnee State University violated a professor’s free speech and free expression rights by punishing him for refusing to use a trans student’s preferred pronouns. More lawfare ahead. Apparently a professor’s socratic method (and his religious beliefs) trumps gender expression and public accommodation keeps bigotry in a bathroom...

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  • March 26, 2021

More “bad days” ahead. We’re not going to throw up our hands even as social media now shifts to predictable Islamophobia. Notable is that the shooter in Boulder bought his gun on the evening of the  Atlanta shootings. A Brady Bill might have stopped him. By the end of February, people around...

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  • March 23, 2021

It is patently clear that Governor Andrew Cuomo (D-NY) has lost the fealty, loyalty, or any semblance of respect from his underlings and enemies. As Mr. Cuomo becomes more defiant in his denials of sexual harassment, the Democratic party both locally and nationwide is getting bored with the drama and wants...

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  • March 15, 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

Is Lindsey Graham for real? No, that’s a serious question. Because he looks like a Rankin-Bass Claymation character to me. Lindsey, the misfit Christmas elf who never liked to make toys and forgot to show up for elf practice because his real dream was to loofah Donald Trump’s hide so he’d stop looking...

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  • March 2, 2021

The Democratic Party is once again proving that integrity matters. In recent days, the Governor of New York, Andrew Cuomo, has had too very credible charges of sexual harassment levied against him. Couple that with the looming Covid-19 nursing home scandal involving the hiding of data on the numbers of deaths,...

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  • March 1, 2021

Marjorie Taylor Greene, the one-woman wrecking ball of the GOP (OK, she’s not the only one, but one of her is enough), has managed to wrangle a spot on the  Education Committee, even though she has seriously claimed that various school shootings were hoaxes. (Maybe she thinks the students were...

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  • February 1, 2021

Florida’s iconic and beloved manatees are not immune to the cruelty of Trumpists.  In the Homosassa River North of Tampa, a manatee was found with injuries to its back. The word Trump was etched into the slow-moving sea cow. The Center For Biological Diversity has offered a reward leading to the...

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  • January 11, 2021

< p class=”is-empty-p” style=”text-align:left”> Randall Lane, the editor of Forbes Magazine, has warned corporations not to hire former Trump officials. If they hire them, said Lane, they will be viewed as a “funnel of disinformation” by the magazine.  Business Insider writes a summary of how Trump’s failed coup attempt inspired Forbes...

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  • January 10, 2021

All his life, Donald Trump has managed to avoid responsibility for the damage he’s done to others: his racial discrimination in his housing (not to mention his neglect of that same housing), his stiffing of contractors, driving many of them into bankruptcy, his exploitation of undocumented immigrants, his misogynistic treatment...

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  • November 27, 2020
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I’m all in for this: President-elect Joe Biden will join the lineup of influential Democrats involved in Georgia's ongoing senatorial campaigns, according to his recently-named forthcoming chief of staff. Ron Klain—who will formally step into the role when become Biden assumes office in January—discussed the outcomes of Georgia's two runoff...

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  • November 16, 2020

Assuming that there will be some violent provocations, we should encourage all deescalation efforts for election week, regardless of the vote outcomes. We’ve now seen the potential for serious planned electoral violence with the attempts on the governor of Michigan and the mayor of Wichita.   We’ve also seen long-term confrontations in...

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  • October 20, 2020

Industry concentration and monopolization have become boring and technical so the exploitation of labor now gets a meme-term from Zephyr Teachout that sounds more like a QAnon conspiracy: chickenization.  COVID-19 does have something to do with it considering the acceleration of the pandemic in meat production centers. It involves something more akin...

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  • October 7, 2020

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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  • September 26, 2020

Here’s the latest news today out of Minnesota: x Suffolk University/USA TODAY poll of Minnesota likely voters: (9/20-9/24) – SenateTina Smith (DFL) 45%Jason Lewis (REP) 35%Kevin O’Connor (LMN)2%Oliver Steinberg (GLC) 1%Other 1%Undecided 14%— David Paleologos (@davidpaleologos) September 25, 2020 They also polled the presidential race: Former Vice President Joe Biden...

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  • September 25, 2020

Ricin attacks against the WH seem more routine rather than random and their origins do seem to follow ideologies more worried about the extremism within the White House, although why would Canadians want to harm POTUS. Darn that NAFTA 2.0. The most recent example just happened, when a ricin envelope was sent...

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  • September 19, 2020

Jonathan Reiner is a professor of medicine and surgery at George Washington University and a medical analyst for CNN, and boy oh boy, he’s not a fan of Donald Trump’s rallies. Nor should he be. Speaking with CNN’s Ana Cabrera yesterday, he went there — essentially accusing Donald Trump of...

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  • September 14, 2020

“What is Moria? It is where Europe’s ideals—solidarity, human rights, a safe haven for victims of war and violence—dissolve in a tangle of bureaucracy, indifference, and lack of political will. It is the normalization of a humanitarian crisis. It is the moral failure of Europe”. Rachel Donadio Over twelve thousand...

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  • September 9, 2020

“What is Moria? It is where Europe’s ideals—solidarity, human rights, a safe haven for victims of war and violence—dissolve in a tangle of bureaucracy, indifference, and lack of political will. It is the normalization of a humanitarian crisis. It is the moral failure of Europe”. Rachel Donadio Over twelve thousand...

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  • September 9, 2020

Cry me a river: U.S. Rep. Roger Marshall is accusing Facebook of censorship after the social media giant removed a post from his account that promoted a conspiracy theory about federal reports of coronavirus deaths. In the comments that Marshall posted Sunday, he said the Centers for Disease Control and...

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  • September 4, 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

The ego trip of absolute immunity has been thoroughly trashed. x Donald Trump likes to use the term 'commander in chief' but he's in command of nothing except his own ego. pic.twitter.com/rO3aX0IbL2— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) July 10, 2020 x Good morning. #SupremeLoser is trending number 3 in the United States....

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  • July 10, 2020

We are still carrying the raw wound of the brazen Saudi dismembering of Jamal Khashoggi, the Washington Post correspondent — and lawful permanent resident of the United States — who was lured to the Saudi consulate in Istanbul and there cut up with a bone saw for being too persistent...

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  • July 9, 2020

Colorado white woman tries to run a black man out of her neighborhood then realizes someone else in the neighborhood was videoing her. Again a white woman attempting to exert authority over a black man walking in the neighborhood. x x YouTube Video Watch complete episodes here. As the woman...

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  • July 7, 2020

Wow: x YouTube Video A new TV and digital ad campaign for U.S. Republican Sen. Thom Tillis features one of the owners of Lancaster’s BBQ & Wings in Mooresville, which was sued by the federal government in 2018 over accusations that it “subjected a black employee to a racially hostile...

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  • June 19, 2020

(Originally, I had done something on a MMT podcast with some of its major luminaries, but I’ll save it for a future AC chat diary, since Historical events seem more important for MeetUps) 'Boogaloo' Is The New Far-Right Slang For Civil War  x The United States of America will be designating ANTIFA...

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  • May 31, 2020

The GOP’s goal is more about being reelected rather than economic recovery, and their tacit promotion of RW resistance through gun rallies is only a first step “back to normal”. This is happening even if they also tolerate attacks on science by pseudo-scientific propaganda like Vaxxed or Plandemic. Unfortunately, the...

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  • May 13, 2020

When it comes to Biden accuser Tara Reade, I’ve been reluctant to jump to any conclusions. Women deserve to be heard and their stories deserve to be taken seriously. But with respect to Reade’s accusations in particular, a lot of questions have been raised that so far don’t appear to...

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  • May 2, 2020

Believe survivors has always meant that people who come forward with allegations of sexual violence deserve the presumption of truth, and that their allegations should be heard and respected, not ignored or dismissed. Sexual violence is an epidemic in our country. We owe survivors a process where they are treated...

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  • May 1, 2020

This is worth watching before you head to the voting booth: x YouTube Video Elizabeth Warren sat down for an emotional interview with Jimmy Kimmel that included tears from both Warren and Kimmel—and the requisite amount of shots fired at both former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg and President Donald Trump. Asked by Kimmel if she...

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  • March 3, 2020

Kudos to Rolling Stone for finding this: In a 2016 audio recording from what is thought to be a private Goldman Sachs event, Bloomberg first can be heard referring to the audience as “my peeps.” He then went on to talk about what his priorities would be if he were running for...

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  • February 25, 2020

Weekly Recap: Impeachment, War, Debates, Primaries, and More! In solidarity,  Mike Hersh, Dan O’Neal, and Debra Schrishuhn for Alan, Mike F., Janis, Donna, Dr. Bill, Kimberly, and Bryan—your PDA National Team Prevent War, Demand Fair Impeachment,and Stop Trump’s Hateful, Racist Wall!   During this past week, Progressive Democrats of America...

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  • February 1, 2020

Another story that starts with “a Florida man” — except there’s nothing remotely amusing about this one. CNN: A Florida man known for denying the Sandy Hook school massacre happened and for spreading conspiracy theories has been arrested, according to the Lake County Sheriff's Office.   Wolfgang Halbig, 73, of Sorrento, is...

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  • January 28, 2020

Unapologetic democratic socialism will survive 2020, but if Trump wins, there could be no democracy by the 2024 election. Trumpists have been strangely obsessed with ignorant nonsense against a “radical left” Democratic party. x Omaha World-Herald: “Ben Sasse announces reelection campaign, says 2020 is 'choice between civics and socialism'“ https://t.co/SG1tkzyhlH —...

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  • January 27, 2020

Received this e-mail today from actress and activist, Ashley Judd, on behalf of the Progressive Change Campaign Committee: I’m Ashley Judd. You may know me as an actress, a basketball fan, an activist, or as my mother Naomi Judd’s daughter. Or, you may know me for speaking out about sexual...

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  • December 3, 2019

So if the impeachment hearings have proved anything, it’s that congressional Republicans — after endless (and fruitless) Benghazi and email server investigations — don’t really care about official misconduct after all. Kind of like the deficit only mattered when a Democrat was in the White House. Now high crimes and misdemeanors...

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  • November 22, 2019

Beginning in the 1970s, the city of Lewiston, Maine, suffered a massive population drain from all the closed mills. Thousands of Somali war refugees settled in the state’s second-largest city since the turn of the century and call it home. The refugees are actually credited with completely turning the city around since the first Somali family arrived in...

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  • November 21, 2019

Most democrats were overjoyed last week when John Bel Edwards, Democrat, defeated Eddie Rispone  for re-election to Louisiana’s governorship. Edwards is very conservative, a steady governor, and a hard campaigner.  Most folks know that Trump held rallies for Rispone, Edwards’ opponent.  Rispone’s loss is Trump’s loss. Rispone’s defeat was also...

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  • November 19, 2019
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I attended public school growing up in Oklahoma. After I graduated from the University of Houston, a public university where tuition cost only $50 a semester, my first job was as a special education teacher at a public school in New Jersey. I later attended a public law school. I...

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  • November 18, 2019

Considering there are as many tweets as lies and falsehoods, perhaps we could do with four years of no tweets (other than actual official WH tweets). A candidate who would promise not to be so stupid might actually get votes for simply promising not to tweet after election day 2020....

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  • November 3, 2019

Former Rep. Katie Hill (D-CA.) resigned from Congress so abruptly, that her controversy is simmering and not raging. Two things undergird her anger and the public questions surrounding the MeToo movement, equity, and dare I say, “process.”  Lots of talks have been deployed about the process from Republicans over the...

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  • October 30, 2019

Hell no, they did not go anywhere. It worked! Unhoused residents stuck together and refused to move, and housed people stood in solidarity. And CHP and Caltrans left. I 80 at University in Berkeley, CA is one of the busiest stretches of highway in the country: Five lanes of traffic...

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  • October 11, 2019

The IC whistle blower is driving drumpf to hysterics, his twitter feed is blowing up with batshit crazy even more than usual. Attributed to various users, Twitter has given that mask (for Now) man or woman a new Moniker… #OrangeCrush… x Perfect moniker. Spread the word, our day's Deep Throat...

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  • September 28, 2019

Let’s see… Nordic — Check. Heathy glow — Check. Pigtails — Check. Gotta be a Nazi.… x Children—notably Nordic white girls with braids and red cheeks—were often used in Nazi propaganda. An old Goebbels technique! Looks like today’s progressive Left is still learning its game from an earlier Left in the...

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  • September 22, 2019

Received this e-mail today from U.S. Senator Bob Casey, Jr. (D. PA), in support of these Pennsylvania Democrats re-election campaigns: Reps. Mary Gay Scanlon (D. PA-05), Susan Wild (D. PA-07), Madeleine Dean (D. PA-04) & Chrissy Houlahan (D. PA-06) Ninety-nine years ago — almost a full century — women in...

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  • August 26, 2019