Ideals

Women and people of color had a unique experience that ended yesterday in Tokyo, Japan. The controversial Summer Olympics closed with America at the top of the medal leader board despite some members of the team having barbs and sticks hurled at them from the right-wing.  Lots of conservatives and...

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  • August 9, 2021

Before 2016 if you told most Americans that Donald Trump would become president, they would have laughed or thought you were joking. The outspoken businessman and tv personality was a complete outsider to the world of politics. Yet his antics and political rhetoric were not. Trump can thank Newt Gingrich...

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  • July 12, 2021

The addition of the 1982 amendments to the Voting Rights Act was a turning point in terms of minority representation. Redistricting is the process of drawing electoral district lines every ten years intended to bring about racially proportional representation. While its purpose was to give weight to minority votes, it...

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  • May 27, 2021

Because Hawley’s whines about Big Tech while promoting sales of his book on Amazon, the epitome of …. Big Tech. “Democrats are eyeing a comeback in Missouri, believing the Capitol riot hurt Republicans in the state, not least because of Josh Hawley’s prominent role.” “Don’t try to censor, cancel, and silence...

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  • May 10, 2021

Now firstly it is important to define Internationalism since commonly it is divided into three different major categories. 1] Hegemonic Internationalism example: Globalization [Colonization]. Main player: USA. 2] Liberal Internationalism example: United Nations. Main player: Everyone else. 3] Revolutionary Internationalism example: Communism. Main player: China. Now there are many subcategories,...

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  • May 5, 2021

“As in the Times Op-Ed from which the book originated, the title refers to the results of studies conducted in Germany from the mid-nineteen-eighties onward, which reported, among other intriguing findings, that eighty per cent of East German women always experienced orgasm during sex, compared to sixty-three per cent of...

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  • April 8, 2021

Big news today out of Pennsylvania: x YouTube Video Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman formally announced Monday what has been evident since his unsuccessful first campaign for U.S. Senate: He’s taking another shot at it. Fetterman, who launched his campaign with a video for supporters, is the first officially declared...

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  • February 8, 2021

Of all the depredations Donald Trump has exposed my tender, guileless soul to, making me feel warm fuzzies for a Cheney — however fleeting those feelings may have been — is perhaps the least forgivable. But hey, when the opposition party is overrun by rampaging orcs, I’ll take the steady, resolute...

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  • February 7, 2021

 As the election postmortem fight begins, Democratic leaders are consoling themselves with the narrative that Florida was already lost. It’s really a red state, Democrats are being told, which is an excuse that has been echoed by multiple pundits. The problem with that is that it’s just not true. The people...

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  • November 21, 2020

We’re not humoring Trump’s father Fred with a Potemkin executive desk to humor delusional derangement. It has always been deadly serious. Whatever his bluff, call it. Trump is leveraging some negotiated pardon that even includes the NY state charges. Flight from the country to evade prosecution could still be the only option. Trump’s...

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  • November 20, 2020

Rick Santorum on CNN [paraphrasing mine] “If the Democrats want to bring the country together they should let the Republican senatorial candidates in Georgia win, if not there will be trouble.” Yep, you got it, we just forget the whole 8 years of Obama where all they did was obstruct,...

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  • November 7, 2020

From The Houston Chronicle Editorial Board: “I work with people on a daily basis to pass legislation who I know get up in the morning trying to figure out how they can defeat me in my next election,” he told the editorial board in an hour-long interview last week. “…...

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  • October 9, 2020

From theGrio: Just days after President Donald Trump appeared to support the white nationalist group, Proud Boys, during Tuesday night’s presidential debate — only to later disavow them after mounting pressure — a photograph has recently surfaced showing Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) with a member and organizer of the organization. The photo, which has made its...

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  • October 4, 2020

President Obama has weighed in on the passing of Ruth Bader Ginsburg and the confirmation battle that’s sure to ensue. Here’s his statement in its entirety: Sixty years ago, Ruth Bader Ginsburg applied to be a Supreme Court clerk. She’d studied at two of our finest law schools and had ringing...

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  • September 19, 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

In August 1619, the first known slave ship arrived from Africa on the American shore. That became the date for the start of slavery in the colonies and later the United States. The “peculiar institution” has been foundational to the country, from the structure of the Constitution to the Civil...

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  • September 6, 2020

Marine props, naturalized citizen props, and tonight it featured a guy charged with insider trading, who also claims that Trump, unlike Bill Clinton, is “the first Black president”. The GOP keeps thinking that if they refer to the pandemic in the past tense, that 180,000 deaths won’t matter as much. ...

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  • August 27, 2020

as you can read here They have served in Republican administrations from Reagan through Trump. They have issued a joint statement that gives their very strong reasons for their actions. They begin with this stark statement: We are profoundly concerned about our nation’s security and standing in the world under...

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  • August 20, 2020

As the grandson of a Teamster Truck Driver, I’m very proud to announce this: The 1.4 million member trade union the International Brotherhood of Teamsters endorsed Joe Biden for president Tuesday, its board unanimously voting to throw its support behind the Democratic ticket. The Teamsters’ announcement comes after two other...

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  • August 19, 2020

Former Republican David Jolly explained why he left the party and the problems and affects the sycophants of the party have on the citizens. David Jolly hits the Republican Party Watch the full episode here. David Jolly is an MSNBC go-to Republican that has been criticizing the party for some time. After discussing the...

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  • August 15, 2020

He’s golfing again this weekend in Bedminster. Will he do more pseudo-pressers and populate the “press corps” with “reporters’ from Epoch Times, Gateway Pundit, and OAN. “The president is back at his New Jersey golf resort, bringing his taxpayer-paid golf tab to $142 million.” x Trump’s here at Bedminster, his...

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  • August 14, 2020

Trump claims a Joe Biden presidency would cause stock gains to ‘disintegrate and disappear‘. We’re already there, no thanks to an incompetent pandemic policy, or lack of one. #TrumpHasNoPlan Where’s that health plan he promised he’d sign by today. Ultimately Trump doesn’t care, and in some ways it expresses the kind of aesthetic...

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  • August 2, 2020

Even as some things are becoming less clear in the repression-stunts being pulled by Trump, we can see that Trump is prepping the ground for a loss. Can he keep it up? Trump will need that support to keep himself out of prison and to galvanize the 25% dead-enders. There are...

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  • July 27, 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

GOP spokeswoman Liz Harrington slams Joe Biden because he had the nerve to paraphrase the constitution by replacing men with people in all men created equal. Spokeswoman Liz Harrington, really? x x YouTube Video Watch complete episodes here. The Washington Post reported Liz Harrington rather ridiculous commentary about Joe Biden as follows....

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  • July 8, 2020

Trump did tread water today because it now appears that the last instance for SCOTUS will be a ruling on his financial records. In the same context the looting continues from COVID. And irony persists in grifting contradictions: x The Ayn Rand Institute received a PPP loan of between $350K and...

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  • July 7, 2020

Apparently Trump thinks there’s something called “new far-left fascism”, whatever that is. Strange how the official excerpts didn’t include the really provocative elements of Trump’s speech, as Trump obsesses over Confederate monuments at the base of a sculpture made by a Klan member. Don Junior’s girlfriend Kimberley Guilfoyle tested positive...

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  • July 4, 2020

Hunny Bunny & Clod performed Ozark cosplay in St Louis’s Central West End neighborhood. The court of public opinion is now open and class/race affiliations now emerge to conflict. The private road vestiges from the Gilded Age are always problematic for unarmed folks walking while Black to protest a Mayor who...

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  • June 30, 2020

It’s now been confirmed and it was in the Presidential Daily Brief: Trump and Pence knew of the Russian bounty on US troops and did nothing. The Lincoln Project has gotten right on it: x Putin paid a bounty to kill American soldiers. @realDonaldTrump knew about it but did nothing....

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  • June 28, 2020

If you’ve been loving all the great work coming out of the Lincoln Project then you’re going to love this: x YouTube Video The Lincoln Project, an anti-Trump GOP super PAC, endorsed former Montana Gov. Steve Bullock (D) in the state's Senate race on Wednesday, saying he's “shown up” for the Treasure...

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  • June 24, 2020

Received this e-mail today from former President Barack Obama in support of former Vice President Joe Biden’s presidential campaign: The most important election of our lifetimes is just around the corner. In November, we have the chance to rebuild our economy so that it works for everyone. We have the...

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  • June 16, 2020

Rutherfraud B. Trump’s second term will doom any third Reconstruction, but before then, military ceremonies prop up his uses of the armed forces in political campaign stunts. Bringing cadets back to campus was only designed for another IMPOTUS* photo-op, and some self-congratulations: For the first time in 70 years, we established...

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  • June 13, 2020

I’m liking CNN’s Chris Cillizza’s take here: On Thursday, Senate Democrats got a bit of an unexpected boost when Jon Ossoff eked above the 50% plateau in the party primary and, in so doing, avoided a runoff for the right to face Republican Sen. David Perdue in Georgia in the fall. In...

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  • June 12, 2020

Fucking really?!? U.S. Sen. John Cornyn expressed resistance to the idea of changing the name of Fort Hood, a massive Texas military base named after a Confederate military leader, as calls mount nationwide to remove monuments and rename bases memorializing Confederate leaders. “There's no question that America was an imperfect union when...

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  • June 12, 2020

In the Oregonian Presidential Primary.  Yet I was probably one of the first people to write a Joe Biden for President diary on Daily Kos.  Joe didn’t need my vote in Oregon and I wanted to send him a message not to fight pot legalization. I’d voted third party for...

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  • May 21, 2020

Boo fucking hoo: Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine (R) asked that Amy McGrath, the Kentucky Democrat challenging Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) for his seat this year, refrain from using his image in her advertising after she cited him in a video blitzing McConnell. “Ohioans are focused exclusively on getting through COVID-19 and getting our...

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  • May 17, 2020

Kudos to Tommy Christopher at Mediaite for highlighting this: President Donald Trump has taken to attacking Joe Biden and the World Health Organization over the coronavirus and China, but a thorough review of Trump’s very recent record of public comments is very damning for him — especially when compared with Biden’s. In the space...

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  • April 19, 2020

So my official candidate is Vote Blue No Matter Who but I have to give points to Sanders here for this one: x YouTube Video On Wednesday, the Bernie Sanders campaign released three new advertisements aimed at voters in the six states casting their primary ballots next week. And one...

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  • March 4, 2020

Some big news today: Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s (D-Mass.) presidential campaign said on Sunday that it brought in more than $29.3 million in February, marking its best month of fundraising to date.   Warren's donations last month averaged $31, campaign manager Roger Lau said in a memo.  Warren saw a surge in donations...

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  • March 1, 2020

We Won Nevada! Now The Hard Part Starts. photo: PDA’s Dr. Bill Honigman With Bernie And National Nurses United Nurses In solidarity,  Mike Hersh for Alan, Mike F., Deb, Kimberly, Bryan, Dr. Bill, Dan, Donna, and Janis—your PDA national team. ​ Our Movement Celebrated A Stunning VictoryNow, The Hardest Part...

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  • February 23, 2020

The reality of tomorrow’s Nevada caucus will be in the details of delegate allocation. The meme of “insurmountable delegate lead” could prevail. Meanwhile Trump does a counter-rally in Vegas. x Post-debate poll (Thursday, Feb. 20):@BernieSanders – 30% (+2)@JoeBiden – 19% (0)@MikeBloomberg – 17% (-3)@ewarren – 12% (+2)@PeteButtigieg – 11% (-1)@amyklobuchar – 5%...

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  • February 21, 2020

Submitted for your thoughts… I’ve been a Warren supporter for a while now. (I also donated to Amy after NH.) She has smarts, she is feisty, she impresses the hell out of me on several levels. And while I’m not as progressive as she is, she presents her plans in...

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  • February 21, 2020

I got an email from a devoted Kossack yesterday.  She does so many IGTN diaries.   This is what she was so upset about and I understand.  Civilians get killed by Landmines.   More civilians than the people America is at war with.  Landmines kill and kill and kill over generations.  Not to...

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  • February 3, 2020

Received this e-mail today from Teresa Tomlinson’s (D. GA) U.S. Senate campaign: A groundbreaking Washington Post report on the War in Afghanistan details widespread political manipulation and strategic malpractice in our country’s longest war. After the report’s publication, Congress again abdicated its responsibility to provide oversight when it passed the latest defense...

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  • December 16, 2019

Ever since he showed up on the national stage, Trump has been called — with good reason — a narcissist, a megalomaniac, a disordered personality. But he is also a sadist, and he leads a sadistic base. This point has been raised before on this blog — Trump is Sadistic...

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  • December 13, 2019

Received this e-mail today from Sara Gideon’s (D. ME) U.S. Senate campaign in support of U.S. Senator Doug Jones’ (D. AL) re-election campaign: Sara Gideon (D. ME)   This might seem like an odd request coming from me (I have my own campaign to run!) but today, I’m asking you...

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  • November 8, 2019

What is propaganda? …The notion that propaganda is a technique for spreading a coherent ideology also feels a little anachronistic. Most of what we would call propaganda today, like much of the content on Fox News, is more about pushing conspiracy theories or misleading spin than anything else. The main...

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  • November 3, 2019

Mike Pompeo was being lobbied to remove Ambassador Yovanovich by the two men arrested this week trying to flee the country. The recall of Ambassador Yovanovich included one route to Mike Pompeo through Pete Sessions (R-TX). It was an extensive, coordinated effort culminating in the Arms for Dirt threat. Anne Applebaum writes a related...

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  • October 12, 2019

Former Trump body-man/adviser/enforcer Corey Lewandowski spent or wasted hours of the taxpayers and Congressional Democrats time and money yesterday, auditioning as the opening act for the Donald Trump troubadours. When he was not being openly disdainful for the process of American government, tossing out one-liners or admitting that lying is...

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  • September 18, 2019
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