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Senator Lindsey Graham once again exposed Republicans as heartless, racist, xenophobes, bent on winning at all costs. He tried injecting heroism into the actions of border patrol agents who, literally, rode herd on desperate Haitian refugees. Despite the scenes of crying, terrified children grasping for the comfort of their mother’s...

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  • September 24, 2021

The Evangelical movement was neither Christian nor accidental. Frank Schaeffer points out. It was a scheme manufactured to control a sect to be used. Frank Schaeffer explains the Evangelical fraud. x x YouTube Video See full episodes here. Frank Schaeffer is atoning for his past involvement in capturing the Evangelical movement. He, his...

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  • September 10, 2021

Rush Limbaugh was more of a conservative index and perhaps a reactionary icon. He claimed whenever cornered with a political lie that he was an entertainer rather than any credible media source. “Rush Rooms”  everywhere should be festooned with black crepe. x Trump Plaza in Atlantic City has been demolished,...

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  • February 17, 2021

Rush Limbaugh was more of a conservative index and perhaps a reactionary icon. He claimed whenever cornered with a political lie that he was an entertainer rather than any credible media source. “Rush Rooms”  everywhere should be festooned with black crepe. x This is a metaphor for Trump’s presidency. Everything...

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  • February 17, 2021

“Can anyone honestly say that if some of those in the mob with zip ties, stun guns and other weapons actually came upon a member of Congress in the Capitol on Jan 6, they'd have just stopped and asked them to pose for a selfie?” x Anyone who thinks Trump...

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  • February 2, 2021

On March 25, 1965, eleven days after the candles were blown out on my birthday cake, Ms. Viola Liuzzo was gunned down in her car following her participation as a civil rights marcher and transport driver. After a long day, she had agreed to drive black activist Mr. Leroy Moten,...

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  • December 9, 2020

There is a critical reality beyond the waiting for the “next two weeks” in which Trump has promised multiple times over the four years a plan for health care and a plan to combat COVID-19. The pandemic crisis has given us some real relations from which we can gain some insights...

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  • October 23, 2020

Lots of Meta on Friday, brought on by Mary Trump’s “crazy uncle”. x Scoop w/ @ErinatThePost: Turned off by President Trump, Maryland’s GOP governor Larry Hogan casts write-in vote for Ronald Reagan… https://t.co/U36tp4WXEz— Robert Costa (@costareports) October 16, 2020 Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) said he “voted for Ronald Reagan”...

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  • October 16, 2020

Several things became clearer tonight with dueling town halls. Trump cannot disavow the support he gets from the QAnon cult even as it now consorts with white supremicist terrorists. Biden promised to have a position about expanding SCOTUS prior to election day. And Trump continued to lie, with some ridiculous...

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  • October 16, 2020

A new generation of “forward to the past”, anti-modern conflict for which the GOP should pay in November. x “The likely shift in the court’s makeup — from Ginsburg, a liberal icon, to an outspoken conservative — would be the sharpest ideological swing since Clarence Thomas replaced Justice Thurgood Marshall...

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  • September 26, 2020

It took credible evidence and the words of the self-identified victims of underage sexual advances, to allow Doug Jones to defeat Roy Moore for the Alabama Senate seat vacated by Jeff Sessions in 2017. Mr. Jones deserved to win the race on integrity alone. Confirmed in 1997 as the United...

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  • September 23, 2020

Fear is a core psychological and biological emotion that often overrules logic. That’s according to Arash Javanbakht, a neuroscientist who specializes in trauma. Fear is one of our most intimate feelings, which is why it can be so easily abused in tribal politics. The Republican Party learned this decades ago, and...

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  • September 23, 2020

x Crowd in North Carolina chants: “FILL THAT SEAT!” pic.twitter.com/RuOI6vpK9u— Team Trump (Text VOTE to 88022) (@TeamTrump) September 19, 2020 Are you angry yet?  I hope so.  We must block the republicans from stealing the election with a packed court.   I think we need to get even more voters out...

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  • September 20, 2020

Paul Kane at The Washington Post has an op-ed out where he highlights a “confluence of events” that give Rev. Raphael Warnock (D. GA) an edge in taking out vulnerable corrupt U.S. Senator Kelly Loeffler (R. GA) in the upcoming special election: Warnock, as senior pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church,...

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  • August 9, 2020

Wow: x I joined @JackPosobiec on @OANN to discuss why I had to call out the BLM political organization — and why the woke mob is trying to cancel me. WATCH the full interview here. #gapol #gasen pic.twitter.com/yU5QU1kNiW— Kelly Loeffler (@KLoeffler) July 31, 2020 U.S. Sen. Kelly Loeffler granted an...

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  • August 3, 2020

A few weeks ago I wrote a piece warning the American people to keep their eyes on the juggler, not the balls in the air. Yesterday, on the day the nation buried one of its voter rights heroes, Rep. John Lewis, Donald Trump tossed an ornate ball in the air....

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  • July 31, 2020

This pretty much says it all, doesn’t it? From today’s New York Daily News cover story: One by one, former Presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton stood tall Thursday at the Atlanta funeral of civil rights icon John Lewis, honoring the life and legacy of the fearless Congressional...

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  • July 31, 2020

Some good news today out of Massachusetts: x *7/29-30— Political Polls (@Politics_Polls) July 31, 2020 Click here to read the full results. Past polling showed Kennedy pulling ahead of Markey and out raising him in fundraising. Both Markey and Kennedy have been racking up endorsements: Per tradition over here at...

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  • July 31, 2020

Trump held his hate rally on June 20th at Tulsa.  Trump had workers remove “Please don’t sit here” stickers on the seats to discourage social distancing. He demanded a packed event. Three weeks later, Tulsa hit a record number of COVID patients. Thankfully, the venue was sparsely attended, or it could...

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  • July 30, 2020

Received two e-mails this week from U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D. OH) in support of his fellow Ohio Democrats. First, here’s his e-mail in support of these Democrats running to flip some red districts blue: Ohio is a key battleground for 2020. If we’re going to fight for values like...

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  • July 25, 2020

Tributes from everywhere are pouring in on the death of Congressman John Lewis, a civil rights giant and the last of the speakers at the 1963 March on Washington. John Lewis: Former presidents join tributes to civil rights icon Even the White House acknowledged him: Rep. John Lewis was an...

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  • July 18, 2020

According to the Trump Twitter archive, Trump hasn’t posted about Rep. John Lewis since January 2017, when he felt compelled to whine about Lewis’ decision to skip Trump’s inauguration. Since Lewis’ passing yesterday, Trump has yet to acknowledge him on his favorite media platform. Joe Biden, on the other hand, understands the...

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  • July 18, 2020

I wrote a diary on my memorable encounter and conversation with Congressman John Lewis .  I woke up around 2:00 AM this morning to see headlines of John Lewis’s passing.   I was immediately saddened.    I sleep with the television on sometimes and this was not what I wanted to...

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  • July 18, 2020

Conservative icon Bill Kristol appeared on Meet The Press Daily to speak out against the Trump Republican Party and sent a message that is music to the ears of Democrats. Bill Kristol did not mince his words x x YouTube Video Watch complete episodes here. Chuck Todd asked Bill Kristol...

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  • July 18, 2020

“Civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) died on Friday at the age of 80 after battling with pancreatic cancer, per multiple reports, including NBC News and Politico. Why it matters: Lewis, one of the organizers and speakers for the infamous 1963 March on Washington and led the 1965 Selma...

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  • July 18, 2020

From The New York Times: As Representative Doug Collins went booth to booth at a recent Republican jamboree in northeast Georgia’s Rabun County, he was a hero, not an insurgent. No one knocked him for splitting the party with his bid against the state’s junior senator, Kelly Loeffler, who is...

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  • July 9, 2020

We are in some strange space where to Ted Cruz, those people taking down monuments to genocidal explorers are like fundamentalist religious fanatics practicing iconoclasm.  Ted doesn’t understand iconoclasm nor has he read kos’s book, but he went there on Twitter. x No, sweetie. THIS is the American Taliban. pic.twitter.com/VnoqlwiK5L— Adam Sank...

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  • June 11, 2020

You might think the most seismic fake conversion of all time was Donald Trump pretending to be a pro-life Christian conservative. (If you sprinkled holy water on him once a fortnight, the resulting chemical reaction could likely provide cheap, renewable energy for a mid-sized American city.) Well, according to a...

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  • May 19, 2020

Quackery emerged again during the WH COVID Taskforce briefing yesterday, because Trump does listen to people in his base who engage in fringe beliefs and conspiracy theories (CT). “Expect a Miracle”  x The President inquires about injecting disinfectant? pic.twitter.com/75kGQkD0h7 — Acyn Torabi (@Acyn) April 23, 2020 “Maybe you can, maybe...

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  • April 24, 2020

Well, I can’t add much to these pics as they speak for themselves.  This is what humanity, love in action and real leaders look like.    He has done more in his lifetime for good than anyone I can think of.   This is a National Treasure.  He will be 96...

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  • April 22, 2020

Some big news today for Joe Biden’s campaign. First, this is a big endorsement: The Congressional Black Caucus PAC endorsed Joe Biden’s presidential bid on Monday, further cementing his support among the nation’s influential black political leadership. The political action committee’s unanimous endorsement came on the heels of several key...

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  • April 20, 2020

The big names keep on coming: Former Vice President Joe Biden’s campaign is planning a rollout for Michelle Obama’s endorsement, although there are questions around just how public a role the enormously popular former first lady will play in his campaign. Sources tell The Hill that the Biden campaign’s early plans include...

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  • April 17, 2020

I could rant and rant about how Florida went from a lovely sub tropical state that was  more purple than red but we have had some real lazy people not doing all they could in the State party and the folks with money like the billionaires running for president, not...

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  • February 15, 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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  • February 15, 2020

Beach Boys founding member and rock music icon Brian Wilson is telling fans to stop buying Beach Boys music until the group stops supporting trophy hunting. Wilson, who co-founded the band with his brothers Dennis and Carl, as well as Mike Love and Al Jardine, is slamming the group’s decision...

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  • February 4, 2020

TODAY 3PM ET; Noon PT: How To Win The Climate Struggle photo: Climate Activists Demand the Declaration of a Climate Emergency, (Takver • CC BY-SA 2.0) In solidarity,  Mike Hersh for Alan, Mike F., Dan, Deb, Janis, Kimberly, Bryan, Dr. Bill, and Donna—Your PDA National Team Join Activists On The...

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  • January 30, 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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  • October 26, 2019

Twenty four hours before the hearse  was to arrive to bring the body of Civil Rights icon and leader Rep. Cummings to the Capitol, there was a riot by ridiculous republicans storming a hearing.  The family of Elijah Cummings is in mourning.   Speaker Nancy Pelosi was attending her brother’s funeral.   Democrats...

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  • October 24, 2019

Normally, I avoid Fox “News” like the Ebola virus, but someone at Fox let this opinion piece loose online: In the TV news business, we often toss in a throwaway line during a live shot. We declare we “don’t know what will happen next,” or some other bromide. But in...

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  • October 10, 2019

This is a great idea. We need to see more of this. First Avenue — a legendary Minneapolis club where part of Prince’s 1984 film, “Purple Rain,” was shot — has announced it will donate all of its Thursday profits to Planned Parenthood. Across the street on Thursday at the Target...

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  • October 9, 2019

http://www.ajc.com/… Jon Ossoff who gained fame as a 2017 candidate for a special election in Georgia’s 6th congressional district where he came within four percent of winning is now taking a new challenge in running against Republican Senator David Perdue. The 32-year-old announced his Senate run in tandem with the highest-profile...

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  • September 10, 2019

Donald Trump spent approximately as much time tweeting about Curt Schilling’s Hall of Fame snub last night as he did honoring Martin Luther King Jr. today. Well, of course. One is a crazy white dipshit hatemonger and the other is an African-American civil rights icon. Which do you think he prefers?...

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  • January 21, 2019

Rashida Tlaib, Michael Lighty, and Dr. Bill Three Great Medicare For All Champions! By  Mike Hersh for Alan, Dr. Bill, Mike F., Deb, Janis, Kimberly, Bryan, Dan, Donna, and Shayna—Your PDA National Team   Pitch In Now For Medicare For All Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) has been working for Medicare...

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  • October 22, 2018

Movie icon and tough guy Samuel L. Jackson really wants to turn The House blue and he’s willing to get his hands dirty doing mundane household tasks to keep his preferred candidates on the campaign trail. Here he’s helping out Minnesota House candidate Angie Craig in her bid to unseat (R) Rep. Jason...

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  • October 12, 2018

Fuck yeah! At his annual 4th of July Picnic near Austin earlier this summer, Willie Nelson welcomed Texas Senate candidate Beto O’Rourke onstage to join him on guitar for set-closing renditions of “Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die” and “Will the Circle Be Unbroken.” There’s a good chance that...

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  • September 13, 2018

If you live in Florida, you know Publix. It’s a large, regional grocery chain with the overwhelming majority of its stores located here in the Sunshine State. It’s typically more expensive than other grocers, and they don’t do discount cards like other stores. Yet people here don’t mind paying. We...

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  • May 17, 2018

As a rule, I typically don’t cover local party races. It’s not really a shock that there’s politics that get played in…well, politics. Every now and again I hear about back-stabbing cliques, coups, or just bad behavior. (PS–yes, I saw that Polk County.)   Yet when people from various progressive...

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  • March 31, 2018

Perhaps I’m a glutton for punishment, but I went ahead and geotagged the entire tomahawk strike on the Shayrat airbase.  Now you can see at a glance what areas were struck (and with what level of confidence), and (to the best that can be determined with public images and information) what struck...

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  • April 13, 2017

I’d like to continue with more observations and commentary on the conservative principles described in the essay “The Essence of Conservatism” by conservative icon Russell Kirk. As I noted in the last post, current events make clear that Kirk’s understandings are still as valid today as they were decades ago...

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  • November 3, 2016

I’ve recently shared quotes/comments from the essay “The Essence of Conservatism,” by conservative icon Russell Kirk. There are a number of additional explanations for and about the foundations of the conservative personality worth considering. Current events make clear that Kirk’s understandings are still as valid today as they were decades...

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  • October 20, 2016