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In nineteen seventy-four, I reached three milestones in my life. In March of that year, I turned eighteen; ten days later, I registered with selective service—conscription ended in 1973, and naively I registered as an independent voter. I remember the sense of power I felt. I could join the military...

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  • October 27, 2021

Rising seas that inundate coastal properties cause billions of dollars in damage and essentially have bankrupted FEMA. You and I ( the country's taxpayers) fund the National Flood Insurance Program,  and the program heavily subsidizes waterfront homeowner's flood insurance most of whom are extremely wealthy. But starting October 1 of this year, those subsidies...

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  • October 2, 2021

I have rolled a question around in my head for months; why are Republicans so mean? I have concluded that it is not meanness, it is fear. The fear of betraying the religion of Trump and fear of being called stupid. Having a point and blind devotion to a point...

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  • October 1, 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

Democrats, since the time of Franklin Roosevelt, have fought the accusation of wanting a Nanny State; equal access to housing, healthcare, fair wages, and education have been guiding tenets of the Democrats since the New Deal, the War on Poverty through the Covid Recovery Act—not always successful—but good principles, nonetheless....

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  • July 30, 2021

A few years ago, I wrote the piece titled “Boomers Must Take Some Blame And Help Fix Generation Y Unhappy Problem” without any malintent. I was raked over the coals by my boomer friends who accused me of agism and much more. Some said I was pitting generations against each...

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  • May 23, 2021

Repost: Fordham Political Review. No one issue in politics today causes greater polarization than the issue of abortion.  I remember sitting down with my mother in high school, nerves fluttering in my stomach as I asked her, “What do you think about abortion?”  I was thinking about the fact that...

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  • May 22, 2021

After a black woman received two low-balled appraisals for her home, her friend’s white husband played the owner, and the appraised value doubled. Appraisal increased when black woman owner became a white man See full episodes here. One can fight outward racism overtly. After all, it is easy to see....

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  • May 22, 2021

Here’s the latest news today out of Pennsylvania: Lou Barletta, the Republican Party’s Donald Trump-endorsed nominee for U.S. Senate in 2018, is running for governor of Pennsylvania. Barletta, 65, becomes the most prominent figure to enter a 2022 governor’s race that Republicans have won every time in the past half-century...

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  • May 17, 2021

Prior warning doesn’t excuse the destruction of media headquarters for Al Jazeera and the AP. An Israeli airstrike destroyed the Al Jazeera office in Gaza. The Israeli military warned they would hit the building that houses media organizations including the AP. Journalists who worked there had been reporting on the...

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  • May 15, 2021

I’m not normally very taken with the “gotcha”” questions to politicians of “how much is a dozen eggs?” or “what is the price of milk?” Or (in the right locale) “what is the current price of soybeans?”  I’m not surprised or upset that HW Bush didn’t know what a supermarket scanner was,...

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  • May 12, 2021

Here’s the big news today out of California: The campaign to recall Gov. Gavin Newsom has failed to gain momentum in recent months as significantly more California voters favor keeping him in office, and only anemic support has surfaced for reality TV star  Caitlyn Jenner while other Republican candidates hoping...

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  • May 11, 2021

The usual handicapping for a new Fed Chair is happening, but likely it’s too early. Lael Brainard and William Spriggs would be front-runners. Jay Powell's term is up next February, when Biden can choose to extend his appointment. We’ll know so much more then, what with a looming recession. x Biden...

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  • May 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

The New York Times Editorial Board officially made their endorsement today for the next Mayor of New York City and it’s a very compelling endorsement: All of the candidates in the June 22 Democratic primary are concerned with the welfare of their city and have thoughtful ideas about how to...

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  • May 11, 2021

Generally, Martha Raddatz and other hosts allow Republicans to appear on their shows and lie without challenge. Sen. Barrasso failed this time. Raddatz stop the lie-in-progress See full episodes here. Wyoming Republican Senator John Barrasso is one of the GOP’s more competent liars. Recently, a few hosts have been calling him out....

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  • May 3, 2021

Whether it’s soccer teams or sandwich shops, financialization was there before the pandemic, only making some of its supply-chain hijacking yet another example of an impending capitalist disaster. Re-regulation must remain important as crises loom in the post-pandemic recovery.  A 2017 interview with UMass’s Gerald Epstein points to the need to...

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  • April 25, 2021

Minnesota law enforcement, at its based level exhibits some intersectional issues often represented in fictional culture products like Fargo. Their police forces haven’t learned very much since the death of George Floyd. So many examples of bad faith below:

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  • April 19, 2021

Tim Pagliara makes assertions on the big lie and grand theft of the 2008 crash will astound most. When a lawyer fears cops it says much. Coupled with the heights of privilege? Tim Pagliara makes necessary but shocking statements Chat – Join Politics Done Right Live weekdays @ 3:00 PM...

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  • April 16, 2021

The sponsors of campus speakers like Ann Coulter and Milo Yiannopoulos, Young America’s Foundation took on Pete Buttigieg, thinking that they were delivering trenchant criticism. Instead, they’ve revived the critical history of urban planning and design, now articulated by the Trump-jungend. Anyone who’s encountered urban elevated highways has experienced the social divisions...

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  • April 11, 2021
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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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  • April 10, 2021

Truly a tool, as the Inspector General reports are coming and Previous Guy’s going to be in the barrel. Donald Trump was a tool in a long-running Russian campaign to weaken the United States. That’s been documented in Republican-led investigative reports, and now it has been updated with new evidence, thanks to the U.S....

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  • March 24, 2021

Received this e-mail today from former presidential candidate, Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D. TX), on behalf of his organization, Powered By People: An update on our recent work: – For the last six weeks we’ve been knocking on doors in 17 of the lowest-income zip codes in Texas to help register...

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  • March 10, 2021

Received this e-mail from U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth’s (D. IL) re-election campaign: In the United States, Black women are at least three times more likely than white women to die as a result of pregnancy. Here in Illinois, that number is even higher. That is a tragedy and simply not acceptable in...

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  • February 24, 2021

Received this e-mail today from U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D. OH) in support of U.S. Senator Raphael Warnock’s (D. GA) re-election campaign: Sen. Raphael Warnock (D. GA) It wasn’t all that long ago I asked you to pitch in toward Senator Raphael Warnock’s runoff election in Georgia. Well, I need...

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  • February 18, 2021

Many Progressives are  excited about the upcoming prospective “Green New Deal” which is already taking shape, even before formal Green New Deal legislation.   Multi-billion dollar manufacturing plants for electrical vehicle batteries, providing 2000 jobs per plant, are already rising in Michigan and Georgia.  Fossil fuel  pipelines, already partly built like...

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  • January 31, 2021

Mike Pence is homeless after leaving office and 'couch-surfing' with Indiana politicians, report says. Perhaps the however grateful Trump can put him up somewhere. Apparently Pence didn’t have a plan B for the November election, or maybe he’s hoping to borrow Clarence Thomas’s RV. x 📍Trump Hotel, DC – Looks like they drained the...

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  • January 27, 2021

From the Human Rights Campaign,  “Biden’s Executive Order is the most substantive, wide-ranging executive order concerning sexual orientation and gender identity ever issued by a United States president. Today, millions of Americans can breathe a sigh of relief knowing that their President and their government believe discrimination based on sexual...

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  • January 21, 2021

Almost immediately after the siege on the Capitol ended, people started both-sidesing the event. You know, liberals didn’t care about the violence and property destruction that arose in the wake of the racial justice protests over the summer (erm, false), so why do we care about this? In other words, the...

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  • January 9, 2021

Some big news today out of Pennsylvania: Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman says he is taking “a serious look” at another run for the U.S. Senate in 2022, an ambition he plans to share with supporters on Friday. “The 2022 cycle in Pennsylvania is going to be one of the...

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  • January 8, 2021

Received this e-mail today from  U.S. Senator-Elect John Hickenlooper (D. CO) in support of Jon Ossoff (D. GA) and Rev. Raphael Warnock’s (D. GA) U.S. Senate campaigns: Rev.  Raphael Warnock (D. GA) & Jon Ossoff (D. GA) We can’t forget, folks — the Senate majority is still up for grabs!...

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  • December 5, 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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  • December 5, 2020

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

Received this e-mail today from U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D. OH) in support of Jon Ossoff (D. GA) & Rev. Raphael Warnock’s (D. GA) U.S. Senate campaigns: Jon Ossoff (D. GA) & Raphael Warnock (D. GA) Jon Ossoff and Rev. Warnock’s runoff races in Georgia are our last chance to...

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  • November 21, 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

The crises facing the country are severe — from a pandemic to an economic recession, climate change to racial injustice — and the transition team will continue preparing at full speed so that the Biden-Harris Administration can hit the ground running on Day One. Biden Transition Team As I write...

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  • November 8, 2020

We are fifteen days from electing the next President of the United States. Honestly, if you are still one of the undecideds, I would love to hear your reasons. Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden was widely criticized for saying if you do not vote for him “you ain’t black.” Other...

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  • October 19, 2020

From The Houston Chronicle: “This is a state that perhaps better than any other understands the costs and consequences of Donald Trump,” O’Rourke said during a pre-debate press call hosted by the Texas Democratic Party. “And it’s a state by the way — not unrelated to that — that is...

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  • September 30, 2020

Black people get that question put to us a lot more often than you would think. It is generally followed by the statement, ‘well…I don’t see color’ or ‘things have changed’ accompanied by a raised eyebrow of incredulity. Unlike the police or people who believe in witchcraft, people of color...

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  • September 21, 2020

Received this e-mail today from former presidential candidate, U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders (I. VT): This election, and possibly the future of the Supreme Court, will likely be won or lost with voters in battleground states. That's why we're asking you to support five grassroots organizations in key battleground states who...

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  • September 21, 2020

Former GOP Chair Michael Steele has a message to Donald Trump supporters. After deconstructing the president's trickery, he admonished them not to get punked again. Trump supporters: Wake up for the sake of the country x x YouTube Video See full episodes here. Michael Steele has been on a tear for...

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  • September 20, 2020

< p style=”text-align:justify”>Moderator: Mr. Trump, how would you protect the suburbs? Trump: BOO! I am not sure at what time or where the first presidential debate will take place but I feel certain the answer to every question put to Mr. Trump will be; BOO! The President is ignoring the...

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  • September 9, 2020

Trump’s doing more law and order bafflegab among other idiocy, as Trump is whining about not getting credit for stuff. We’ll see whether he takes questions (and flees when the questions get too tough). He’s scared, especially if you compare his presser to Biden’s earlier today, replete with complete sentences. x...

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  • September 4, 2020

Like the fantasy airline flights filled with numerous thugs, the delusional election stunts continue. The riff here is on “autonomous zones”. x This is the latest attempt to distract from the fact that COVID-19 has infected over 6 million Americans, killed 185,000 people, and destroyed the American economy. The only anarchy...

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  • September 3, 2020

Crime was at a 50 year low when Trump took office. Remember that Trump is all about declaring non-trump supporters (and voters) as “un-American”. x Hours after a man wearing a far-right group's hat was shot and killed during clashes in Portland, Oregon, President Trump used his Twitter account to...

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  • August 31, 2020

At some point someone must have told Donald Trump that he needs suburban women to win reelection — and that he’s losing them, badly. If there was one big takeaway from last night’s Kimberly Guilfoyle Ba’al summoning convention speeches, it’s that the suburbs will be abolished in Joe Biden’s America and anarchy...

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  • August 25, 2020

“I’m the only thing standing between the American dream and total anarchy, madness and chaos.” Trump at the Council for National Policy Recalling that Mark Burnett wanted once to have Trump arrive at an event like Hitler at the Nuremburg rallies, next week’s GOP convention should have bombast to compensate...

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  • August 21, 2020

Stop by and comment if you’re watching. There’s a diary on the DK front page. x YouTube Video x August 20: Last wk we got several national polls that suggested tightening & state polls that suggested stability. Today we got the opposite! Biden up 13 natly from Echelon and tied,...

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  • August 21, 2020

Very glad to see this: x YouTube Video The debut ad, his first TV spot of his campaign, highlights his upbringing in a Savannah housing project and his journey to the pulpit of Atlanta’s famed Ebenezer Baptist Church, the spiritual home of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. As the...

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  • August 20, 2020

I’m Red Woodman, Senior Investigator for what we call the “Frog Court.”  If I can just get through today, I can retire with a pension.  But a whole bunch of new cases just hit my in-basket and I came to work to find a guy sobbing over a couple of baby...

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  • August 14, 2020
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