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Florida bans its schools from teaching critical race theory On Thursday, Florida’s State Board of Education unanimously voted in favor of an amendment banning the teaching of critical race theory in schools throughout the state. The theory, according to PolitiFact, is a collection of ideas about systemic bias and privilege...

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  • June 12, 2021

It’s sick. So, so sick. But that’s what Republicans are all about these days: inspecting children’s genitals. It’s pretty much all they talk about—when they’re not talking about Mr. Potato Head. And his starchy, androgynous genitalia. They’re so into it, in fact, they’ve passed bills that would allow them to scrutinize any...

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  • June 12, 2021

A guy banned from the Idaho capitol grounds runs for governor. He hates the government so much he wants to become governor. We are in strange times, but after all, Stalin predicted TikTok. I took this video of what I’m prettty sure is Ammon Bundy getting arrested. Go to the end...

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  • May 23, 2021

More GQP spotted owl-isms, riffing on culture war again because Moscow Mitch claimed last year that the Democrats’ nanny-state will regulate 'how many hamburgers you can eat'. Now GOP governors are beefing with a Biden policy that does not exist. More manufactured crisis, courtesy of RWNJ media. x Saw Greg Abbott comment on...

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  • April 26, 2021

President Joe Biden announced today that every state has removed age eligibility for Covid-19 vaccinations so anyone 16 or over can received a Pfizer/BioNtech shot and anyone18 or over can receive a dose of Moderna’s vaccine. Biden’s goal of 200 million vaccinations in his first 100 days should be reached this Wednesday, eight days...

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  • April 19, 2021

The total numbers of vaccinations for Covid-19 exceeded joe Biden’s goal of 100 million in 100 days as of yesterday, and may be in the vicinity of 200 million by the 100th day of his administration. With the 3.1 million vaccinations reported by the CDC  yesterday, 68% of all Americans over...

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  • March 20, 2021

This is why you don’t take medical advice from failed meat-mongers who stare directly into the sun. As he was preparing to have his ass handed to him by Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. (Uncle Joe presented said ass on a handcrafted olive-wood charcuterie board with a lovely selection of European artisanal cheeses, a...

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  • March 9, 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

On the day when Republicans lost control of the US Senate, Mitch McConnell is being warned that he could be voted out as Republican leader if he votes to convict former President Trump during the impeachment trial. Republicans who know McConnell well believe he will take the temperature of the Senate...

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  • January 21, 2021

Overcoming the tragedy of 6 January and the coming crises of inauguration week require attention to how it is less about calls for unity and more about Constitutional justice. Pay attention to your doomscrolling; take care of your self.  Doomscrolling is the act of consuming a large quantity of negative online news...

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  • January 11, 2021

Lack of standing is the reason for SCOTUS dismissing the Ken Paxton suit to overturn the votes of four states. Meritless frivolity remains. x #BREAKING: #SCOTUS throws out Texas's suit attempting to challenge presidential election results in four battleground states, granting Texas leave to file its complaint but summarily dismissing its...

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  • December 11, 2020

The Kraken Caucus makes itself known. GOP sedition messaging harkens back to the 19th Century, except Trump's lost cause won't rise again. This time it’s not a Brooks Brothers Riot but pseudo-secessionist displays. “Trump can't handle the concept of the label 'loser'” as he pimps a 'seditious abuse of justice', and Jake Tapper...

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  • December 11, 2020

Here’s some encouraging news out of South Carolina courtesy of today Morning Consult’s poll: #ALsen:Tuberville (R) 51% (+12)Jones (D-inc) 39%.#KYsen:McConnell (R-inc) 51% (+11)McGrath (D) 40%.#TXsen:Cornyn (R-inc) 47% (+4)Hegar (D) 43%.#SCsen:Graham (R-inc) 46% (+2)Harrison (D) 44%@MorningConsult, LV, 10/22-31https://t.co/7AsGqSmIR8 — Political Polls (@Politics_Polls) November 2, 2020 From the results: That’s a pretty...

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  • November 2, 2020

Some big news out of Idaho: x Thank you, Vice President @JoeBiden, for your support of our race in Idaho. Let’s Build Back Better. With less than four weeks to go our people-first movement is growing stronger each and every day! #Paulette2020 #idpol pic.twitter.com/XN1p7jtrRx— Paulette Jordan (@electpaulette) October 8, 2020...

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  • October 9, 2020

Received this e-mail today from one of my personal political heroes, former U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D. NV), in support of Paulette Jordan’s (D. ID) U.S. Senate campaign: Paulette Jordan (D. ID) I know you're hearing from lots of Democrats about so many races happening this fall. I...

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  • October 3, 2020

Received this e-mail from U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D. OH) in support of Barbara Bollier (D. KS), Sara Gideon (D. ME), Theresa Greenfield (D. IA), MJ Hegar (D. TX), and Paulette Jordan’s (D. ID) U.S. Senate campaigns: We need to flip four seats to take back the Senate and remove...

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  • September 16, 2020

Received this e-mail today from EMILY’s List in support of Paulette Jordan’s (D. ID) U.S. Senate campaign: Did you see the news? We just endorsed Paulette Jordan to flip a Senate seat in Idaho this year! This is a tough race, but Paulette has what it takes, and we know the EMILY's...

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  • September 6, 2020

The Supreme Court in June released a flurry of opinions some of which were applauded by myself and many others as we braced ourselves for the worst.  For example, LGBT rights being upheld. But since the summer recess, they have issued many important decisions. What they are doing is hiding...

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  • August 14, 2020

The Supreme Court in June released a flurry of opinions some of which were applauded by myself and many others as we braced ourselves for the worst.  For example, LGBT rights being upheld. But since the summer recess, they have issued many important decisions. What they are doing is hiding...

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  • August 14, 2020

Received this e-mail today from Democracy for America: Democrats need to flip just four seats to take back the Senate, and Democracy for America has endorsed five bold progressive champions running to flip Republican-held seats in battleground states across the country. DFA is proud to support Jaime Harrison in South Carolina, Paulette Jordan in Idaho, Rev. Raphael...

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  • August 12, 2020

Some more big news today: x Endorsement Alert 🚨 I want to thank the @DSCC and Chair Senator Catherine Cortez Masto. This endorsement signals to my opponent that our grassroots movement to put this country back on track by prioritizing people over politics is a winning solution come November #IDSen...

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  • July 24, 2020

US record for new COVID cases yesterday: 42,158 x New daily coronavirus cases are rising in 27 states, an NPR analysis shows. Here's the percent change compared to 2 weeks ago: Oklahoma: +255%Idaho: +176%Florida: +173%Arizona: +173%Texas: +169%https://t.co/EnrxwdSqtO— NPR (@NPR) June 25, 2020 x The pandemic is accelerating and is being...

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  • June 25, 2020

The young Colorado Springs girl who suffered from a rare form of epilepsy called Dravet syndrome has died at the age of 13.  She was initally believed to have had COVID-19 in early April and was treated as such. However, her death was a result of a seizure The family...

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  • April 8, 2020

You remember Ammon Bundy, son of Cliven Bundy. The Bundy family has led armed takeovers of federal land in Oregon and Nevada in 2014 and 2016 because they didn’t want to pay grazing fees to the feds. Well, now he’s back. This time it’s the state of Idaho that’s got...

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  • April 5, 2020

Boom! Trump paying the price for his iniquity, malevolence, and base ineptitude. Congressional Democrats called for former national security adviser John Bolton to testify in President Trump’s impeachment trial following a new report that the president told Bolton last August he wanted to withhold military aid to Ukraine unless it...

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  • January 27, 2020

I’m not a lawyer nor a constitutional scholar, but the Media has not being doing its job when it comes to covering the upcoming Senate trial of Trump.  I know.  “A real shocker there Merlin.  Have you thought about auditioning for the role of Captain Obvious?” Hear me out for...

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  • January 19, 2020

http://www.msn.com/… Oklahoma Attorney General Michael Rogers has notified Governor Kevin Stitt that an initiative to expand Medicaid has qualified to be placed on the ballot this year. More than enough valid signatures were collected in the fall to require a vote which will be known as State Question 802. Stitt,...

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  • January 11, 2020

As part of the ongoing project to catalog every awful thing the Trump Administration has done as a reference for future political arguments and whatever few posterity survives to see 2020, here’s everything awful the Trump Administration has done this week. 1662. Proposed fees on asylum seekers and DACA renewals 1663. Caused...

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  • November 15, 2019

Anyone with even just sufficient powers of observation can see that Trumpists have a inherent aversion to acquiring knowledge, and at least one in Coeur D’Alene, Idaho is determined that no one else will be able to obtain any on their watch. NY Times “COEUR d’ALENE, Idaho — From her office next to...

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  • November 10, 2019

So a football program once famous for legendary coach Joe Paterno and now, well, infamous for legendary coach Joe Paterno really doesn’t need more bad publicity. Unfortunately, it looks like it’s about to get some. A Penn State alumnus recently sent this not-at-all-racist-to-him-apparently letter to one of the Nittany Lions’ football...

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  • October 8, 2019

The political and militia showdown that's been unfolding around Oregon's state Capitol is a stunning news event by any modern standard. After fleeing the state in order to prevent a quorum that's needed for a vote on climate change legislation, Republicans are being aided by right-wing militia members who are promising to...

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  • June 25, 2019

So, yeah, Oregon. Where there’s an increasing chance of an armed standoff between the government and… the government. First, a little background. As of the last election, the Democrats enjoy full control of the Oregon government, including a supermajority in both the House and Senate. But not, as we’ll see, a...

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  • June 21, 2019

This year, unlike previous years, it feels particularly egregious to suffer Fox News and their moronic flock’s annual persecution complex over f-ing Starbucks red cups (or whatever) after what they did to promote the actual persecution of immigrants and minorities. 2018 will be remembered as a year the GOP went off...

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  • November 27, 2018

Received this e-mail today from U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders (I. VT): Tuesday night was an historic night for progressives across the country, for our political revolution and for the revitalization of American democracy. Nationally, the voter turnout was 50 percent higher than in the last midterm election and, importantly, millions...

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  • November 10, 2018

Idaho state Fish and Game Commissioner Blake Fischer recently posted trophy photos and couldn’t keep from bragging about killing a whole family of baboons with his trusty bow and arrows. Fischer also posted shots of his prowess at killing giraffes and cheetahs but I will spare you the carnage. Idaho’s Republican...

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  • October 16, 2018

The Huffington Post has a great piece out about how increasing education spending has become a key issue for Democratic candidates running for Governor in states like Nevada, Michigan, Florida, Kansas, Maryland, Oklahoma, and Wisconsin. The reason being is that since the 2008 great recession, many states have made deep...

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  • September 22, 2018

I was astounded when Andrew Gillum won the Democratic nomination for governor. This wasn’t just the first time my state nominated an African-American for that role, but the first time ever that we nominated a progressive. For decades, my stupid party has nominated milquetoast, conservative candidates, and then wondered why...

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  • September 6, 2018

I realize that, at this rate, the Venn diagram for Republicans/Neo-Nazis will be a perfect geometric circle by 2020, so apologies in advance for the (inevitable) triteness of the headline. It used to be that Republicans just dog-whistled all day and looked down their noses at their thuggish second cousins...

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  • September 1, 2018

Received this e-mail today from Paulette Jordan’s (D. ID) gubernatorial campaign: Paulette Jordan (D. ID)   This campaign has always been about you. As I travel the state and talk to Idahoans about education, healthcare and public lands, people are saying the same thing: It’s time for new leadership in...

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  • August 30, 2018

After weeks of heartbreaking images, here are some beautiful rays of hope: On Saturday, in Washington, D.C.,, 35,000 demonstrators braved 96-degree temperatures to march on the White House and send a crystal-clear message: Families Belong Together. There were 30,000 participants in New York, 60,000 in Chicago, more than 70,000 in...

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  • July 2, 2018

Whether you live up north or down state in Michigan, one of the most interesting aspects of the 2014 election that barely anyone's talking about is the split in the Republican big tent. And by split I mean yawning Hell's Canyon-deep chasm (Hell's Canyon is on the Idaho-Oregon border. I...

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  • October 19, 2014

The NRA waited one entire week before issuing a statement about the Newtown, Connecticut massacre that left 26 people dead. When they did break silence, they once again broke a nation's heart. The murmurs of disbelief coming from the press were audible as Wayne LaPierre stood in front of them...

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  • December 22, 2012