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It seems Joe Manchin does not know where he belongs. Progressives know well what Manchin’s values represent. Joe Manchin should know Watch Politics Done Right TV here. The moderator at The Economic Club asked Joe Manchin if it would be easier being a Republican or if he has been approached...

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  • October 26, 2021

“No, no. There's 52 senators who don't agree, okay, and there's two that want to work something out if possible in a most rational reasonable way.” Joe Manchin fessing up that he and Sinema are Republicans to CNN reporter. Manchin Cheerfully Gives Republicans A Senate Majority (video in link) West Virginia is...

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  • October 19, 2021

As she walked through Ronald Reagan airport, Senator Krysten Sinema of Arizona confronted climate activists and others over her ongoing obstruction of the 3.5 trillion dollars build-back better plan. The former Green Party activist who campaigned for Ralph Nader in 2000 (which helped Goerge W Bush win the presidential election...

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  • October 5, 2021

As she walked through Ronald Reagan airport, Senator Krysten Sinema of Arizona was confronted by climate activists over her ongoing obstruction of the 3.5 trillion dollars build-back better plan. The 3.5 plan is where the majority of climate provisions can be found. It is strongly opposed by the fossil fuel interests that...

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  • October 5, 2021

This is not a joke. This is what Texans must live through. A governor and his party that has Texas in a state of disarray. Texas Governor needs electricity, not a wall See full episodes here. It was just a few months ago when Texas suffered one of its worst...

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  • June 15, 2021

Jen Psaki put another reporter into a stutter as yet again another right-wing hack comes unprepared to a White House press conference. Jen Psaki continues her poise against silly questions See full episodes here. It was yet again Jen Psaki at her best, poised as she challenged another silly question...

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  • May 14, 2021

I have heard Democrats touch trickle-down economics on the edges. But they always seem to fear hitting it not only head-on but for decimation. Biden takes trickle-down economics to the cleaners See full episodes here. The construction of this segment of the president’s speech was perfect. Understand this. It isn’t that  Republicans...

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  • April 29, 2021

Chuck Todd challenged Sen. Roger Wicker on Republican policy failures, including a tax cut that did not work, while GOP opposes the infrastructure bill. Chuck Todd called out Republican policies See full episodes here Chuck Todd did something he rarely does. He consistently challenged a Republican on his program. Moreover, he...

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  • April 4, 2021

Lindsey Graham has become a heartless and shameless Senator. He would send children crossing the border back home through the desert. That is who he is. Not who we are. Inhumane Lindsey Graham See full episodes here. Along with many other Republican Senators, Graham visited the Texas/Mexico border for a...

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  • March 29, 2021

Martha Raddatz disrespectfully attacks Homeland Security Secretary Mayorkas for not maintaining Trump’s border policies. Martha Raddatz biased attack on HS Secretary See full episodes here. It has been clear for some time that Martha Raddatz has been harder on Democrats than Republicans. One would have to come to the conclusion that she...

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  • March 22, 2021

In the choice between wolf predation and human predation wolf culling seems more about sport than the economic threat to herds. Subsidizing trapping and killing with wolf bounties doesn’t begin to address the real ecological harms from other populations like feral pigs.  “Should Montana Allow New Methods of Killing Wolves to...

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  • March 10, 2021

Even as he puts his White House cronies on the board of the Kennedy Center, Trump criticizes its funding in the latest COVID relief bill.  Pam Bondi, who took an illegal $25,000 donation from Trump to drop prosecution in the Trump University suit, gets a Board seat at the Kennedy...

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  • December 23, 2020

This post in the Anticapitalist Chat supports a group reading of Karl Marx’s Capital Vol 1. #GoodMorningMarx #WeeklyMarx This covers chapters 15 and 16. Chapter 15 describes more closely the production process and its relation of technology (to power as machinery and as social relation) Chapter 16 begins a discussion of...

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  • November 12, 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 used to avoid Jennifer Rubin back in the Obama days, when she could find nothing good to say about the President and nothing bad to say about Romney, as well as the way she insisted that everything conservative was better. Since the Great Orange Slug slithered down the escalator,...

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  • July 13, 2020

RIP Medical Debt is a non-profit that should not need to exist if we had a humane healthcare system. Until then, Jerry Ashton and Craig Antico are heroes to many. I had the honor of interviewing Jerry Ashton, Co-Founder and Director/Education&Engagement on Politics Done Right a few months ago where he discussed how...

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  • July 5, 2020

CHAZ/CHOP is over but not gone, even if it lasted not as long as the Paris Commune. Ultimately it remains about power and autonomy. Basta ya. The fact that the police express feeling “castrated” with the victory of the movements for Black lives, underscores the synthesis of racism, patriarchy, violence,...

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  • July 1, 2020

Senator Bernie Sanders asked a question that should be simple to answer. In any humane society with a humane healthcare system, without thinking, any administration official would simply answer yes. In healthcare, the answer should be an easy ‘yes’ on this one. Watch our full episodes here. Senator Sanders asked a...

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  • May 12, 2020

Kudos to Elizabeth Meyer at Iowa Starting Line for capturing this: Iowa has the fourth-highest growth rate of coronavirus in the country and some of the nation’s largest numbers of cases per capita, yet in a recent interview with Breitbart, Sen. Joni Ernst said the state “has fared pretty well” during the pandemic....

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  • April 28, 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

Coronavirus Realities: How Can You Stay Safe And Active? By Donna Smith, Executive Director – Progressive Democrats of America Pitch In Time and/or MoneyTo Elect Progressives Get On The Phones and/or Donate Now!   Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) urges you to stay safe and healthy during the Coronavirus outbreak. Avoid...

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  • March 14, 2020

Help Change Our Cruel and Dangerous Immigration Policies For a better future,  Debra Schrishuhn and Dan O’Neal for Alan, Mike F., Janis, Mike H., Donna, Dr. Bill, Kimberly, and Bryan—your PDA National Team Pitch In Time and/or MoneyTo Elect Humane Candidates   Tell Congress To BlockTrump’s Impotent Wall   Progressive...

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  • March 13, 2020

Weekly Recap: Urge Sen. Warren To Unify Our Movement! By Donna Smith, Executive Director – Progressive Democrats of America We Are A Movement, And Our Movement Will Not QuitHelp PDA Keep Building For Shared Progressive Victories! Sign On To Our Letter Urging Elizabeth WarrenTo Endorse Bernie Sanders For President ASAP!...

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  • March 7, 2020

How humane is the not-mean Trump: x A child devastated. Trump brings mindless, heartless babble to tornado ravaged Tennessee. Trump: “How did his parents do?” Official: They're deceased. Trump: “So his parents were killed. And his sister. So we're going to go see some of the folks.”pic.twitter.com/nvWryAbquY — Stephanie Kennedy...

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  • March 6, 2020

Kevin Spidel – PDA Memorial Tribute By Bryan Buchan – Progressive Democrats of America   Kevin Spidel, a life long political and community organizer and social activist, a former Campaign Director for Amnesty International, former National Field Director for Kucinich for President, and co-founder and former National Deputy Director of...

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  • March 4, 2020

Slate has a great piece out about why you shouldn’t count Elizabeth Warren out: Her careful, defensive debate performances and introduction of a hedged phase-in M4A plan succeeded only in helping other candidates. Sanders got a bump among voters who aren’t worried about how polarizing his agenda may be. On...

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  • March 2, 2020

It is late for me to “decide.”   It is even later than usual for me to to vote.  I can and usually vote absentee in person on the first day possible —  I live in Virginia but work in Maryland so I have no trouble qualifying for the privilege to...

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  • February 22, 2020

Happy Valentines Day—Unless You’re One Of Trump’s Targets In solidarity, Dan O’Neal and Debra Schrishuhn for Alan, Mike F., Janis, Mike H., Donna, Dr. Bill, Kimberly, and Bryan—your PDA National Team We Believe That Love Is Stronger Than HateTell Congress To Block Trump’s Hateful Wall!   Valentine’s Day is a...

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  • February 14, 2020

The Advocate has a great piece out about Dr. Eliz Markowitz’s (D. TX-HD28) special election tomorrow to flip the Texas State House blue: Democrats are nine seats away from flipping the Texas House in November. They are unlikely to gain control of the state Senate, which currently has 19 Republicans and...

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  • January 27, 2020

Many people do not want Medicare for All because they do not believe healthcare is a right and because they feel no responsibility for the sick who 'brought it onto themselves' according to them. Medicare for All opponent: Sick did it to themselves x x YouTube Video Watch the full episode...

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  • January 15, 2020

Have you been to a hospital complex lately? In Houston, they are constantly building them or upgrading them. They are beautiful. But the health care they provide sucks your wealth and our tax dollars. It is an evil enterprise. I owned a software development company. I have always carried my own...

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  • January 5, 2020

Archives In solidarity,  Alan Minsky for Mike F., Deb, Kimberly, Bryan, Dr. Bill, Dan, Donna, Mike H., and Janis—your PDA national team. Support PDA’s Win 2020 FundMake Monthly Gifts for Victories   2019 was a busy and eventful year for Progressive Democrats of America (PDA), setting us up for a...

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  • December 29, 2019

I cannot believe I am saying this as a Bernie Sanders & Elizabeth Warren supporter. I have been scoping Andrew Yang for some time now and there’s something he brings no one else brings. Andrew Yang does belong on the stage (Funny but prescient) As an engineer, I share an...

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  • December 20, 2019

Archives In solidarity,  Debra Schrishuhn for Alan, Mike F, Janis, Mike H, Donna, Dan, Dr Bill, Kimberly, and Bryan—your PDA National Team Support PDA’s Win 2020 Action FundClick to Make Monthly Gifts for Victories   2019 may be drawing to a close, but Progressive Democrats of America carries on our...

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  • December 8, 2019

I talk directly and indirectly to hundreds of people every week. Right wingers troll me ad nauseam. Recently, something strange has begun; I find conservatives trolling my trolls in my defense as I continue to expound our progressive mantra. It is clear to me from my experience in my own community,...

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  • November 24, 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

There are some continuing items of discourse that are important to our understanding how the climate crisis is one of a just transition to sustainable production. Naomi Klein reminds us in a recent interview with the Guardian, as we observe the “Beginnings of an era of Climate Barbarism”: Do you feel encouraged...

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  • October 27, 2019

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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  • October 26, 2019

Tony Schwartz, who ghostwrote Trump’s Art of the Deal, has a column in today’s WaPo: Why Trump can’t change, no matter what the consequences are This one sentence sums it all up: As Trump himself has said, he is essentially the same person today that he was at age 7....

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  • October 18, 2019

Jon Sopel, the BBC’s North America editor, is reporting that Donald Trump’s second-grade playground letter to Turkey’s Recep Tayyip Erdogan isn’t having the effect Trump had hoped. Which is hard to understand because usually Trump fully comprehends and anticipates every possible contingency. Weird. x Wow. #Erdogan tells news conference the letter...

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  • October 18, 2019

This comes courtesy of Trish Regan at — oh, here it is — Fox Business. Other reporters have followed up on this and confirmed it’s real. Yes, 100 percent real. Though I’m still holding out hope that my brain has been floating placidly in a vat of dive-bar egg brine...

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  • October 16, 2019

Cable channels and traditional media are saturated with impeachment coverage. Healthcare rates remain unaffordable. We cannot ignore the Medicare for All battle and others. Let's walk, chew gum, read, and think at the same time. When Trump gets impeached, whether removed from office or not, the euphoric sugar high will be short-lived....

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  • October 13, 2019

x “Look, I don't want you to rob the bank. I think robbing the bank is a bad idea, and I do not endorse it. Now watch as I disable the alarm and tell the security guard to go on break.” https://t.co/sbIKJkl2Mo— M.S. Bellows, Jr. (@msbellows) October 9, 2019 Another...

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  • October 9, 2019

Received this e-mail from MJ Hegar’s (D. TX) U.S. Senate campaign: MJ Hegar (D. TX) Team, what’s happening at the border is in direct conflict with our values, and it’s important we hold the politicians who are allowing it accountable. We have children in cages, babies being separated from their...

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  • August 27, 2019

Playing some catch up here. Received this e-mail from former Columbus, GA Mayor Teresa Tomlinson’s (D. GA) U.S. Senate campaign: Separating families fleeing extreme crime, poverty, and violence must not be who we are as a country. Putting children in cages to score political points with your base would have...

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  • July 17, 2019

Your daily dose of Orwell: x this is fucking incredible side by side pic.twitter.com/ocQP9ADytS — Adam Parkhomenko (@AdamParkhomenko) July 13, 2019 And here’s the transcript of Trump’s remarks, straight from Whitehouse.gov. (Careful, if you click on that site you’ll see some truly disgusting shit you may never fully recover from. You...

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  • July 14, 2019

photo: Activists Demanding Humane Immigration Policies Si Se Puede!!  Mike Hersh for Alan, Deb, Mike F, Janis, Dan, Shayna, Dr. Bill, Kimberly, and Bryan—your PDA National Team U.S. Military, Economic, and Other PoliciesCaused and Exacerbate The Refugee Crisis The Congress recently authorized spending to address the crisis at the border,...

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  • July 12, 2019

In solidarity,  Mike Hersh for Alan, Shayna, Deb, Kimberly, Bryan, Mike F., Dr. Bill, Dan, and Janis—your PDA national team. Defy Trump! Support Opposition!Tell Congress To Investigate Trump This week, 20 Democratic candidates vied to challenge Trump in two nights of debates. Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) activists overwhelmingly voted...

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  • June 29, 2019

In solidarity, Mike Hersh for Alan, Shayna, Deb, Kimberly, Bryan, Mike F., Dr. Bill, Dan, and Janis—your PDA national team. Defy Hate, Denounce War, Demand EqualityIncluding Defending Reproductive Choice! Last week, Trump threatened war against Iran, launched a concerted attack against immigrants, and escalated his assaults against women’s Constitutional rights....

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  • June 22, 2019

Alan Minsky, Executive Director and Mike Hersh, Communications Director | Progressive Democrats of America The influential Federal PAC Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) has endorsed Democratic Candidate Eva Putzova to represent Arizona’s 1st Congressional District. PDA’s highly-selective endorsement reflects the consensus of local grassroots organizers. Only candidates who support a...

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  • June 10, 2019