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Recently, and not the first or last time, issues involving the black community have been workshopped without input from one of the groups it affects most. On August 4,  University of Virginia historian Allida Black, Princeton University history professor Sean Wilentz, journalist Anne Applebaum, presidential historian Michael Beschloss, Vinay Reddy,...

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  • September 7, 2022

To begin with, the Constitution makes no allowance for the arrest of a lawless current or former President. If that presidential exception existed, a sitting president could stand on Fifth Ave and shoot someone; Oh, wait! Despite the mountain of evidence, Donald Trump is not in jail for inciting a...

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  • July 25, 2022

Oh, Facebook. Sweet, sweet Facebook. Could you go back to the day when everyone annoyed me with their latest Bejeweled Blitz and Candy Crush scores instead of their breathless invitations to join in the thorough dismantling of Western civilization? You’d think a guy who wanted to nuke hurricanes, suggested injecting disinfectant...

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  • October 30, 2021

Republicans lined up to get their Fox News sound bites in on Tuesday, during a hearing on Attorney General Merrick Garland’s memorandum on protecting school board members against violence—the very kind of violence promised by the folks Donald Trump and Ted Cruz have been inciting with barely intelligible lies over...

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  • Avatar of Aldous Pennyfarthing
  • October 27, 2021

Donald Trump, the man with gold-plated bathroom fixtures and a 10,000 dollar portrait of himself bought with money donated to his corrupt and now-defunct charity, thinks that the 1.7 million [tax-free] dollars paid to his CFO, Allen Weisselberg, were a fringe benefit, or just Trump change. Anyone still buying into...

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  • July 2, 2021

Bait and switch: Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) publicly announced his opposition Wednesday to a 9/11-style commission. Pretty much where we were when previous guy got impeached a second time. Why it matters: The House is set to vote Wednesday on creating the bipartisan commission, also opposed by House Minority Leader...

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  • Avatar of annieli
  • May 19, 2021

Not prosecuting Trump for what seems to be incontrovertible evidence of his Stormy Daniels payoff seems to be small potatoes only if the big enchiladas are left on the plate. Yet the GQP thinks that they still need him, likely because there are no alternatives, what with Ted Cruz having dinner with...

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  • Avatar of annieli
  • May 7, 2021

Previous guy added a page to his website, one which mimics Twitter and Facebook in its appearance, because the grift needs to be fed. In a related story, Bloomberg reports that demand for butt implants rose during the pandemic. “Knowingly repeating a lie — an act of immorality — is...

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  • Avatar of annieli
  • May 5, 2021

The Facebook Oversight Board sustained the ban on Trump — for now. Previous guy added a page to his website, one which mimics Twitter and Facebook in its appearance, because the grift needs to be fed. In a related story, Bloomberg reports that demand for butt implants rose during the pandemic....

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  • Avatar of annieli
  • May 5, 2021

Likely Trump will continue to be banned from Facebook, but just in case, it is worth speculating what would happen if he returns. His general laying-low these days is probably in hopes of getting a reprieve. Facebook’s oversight board will announce its ruling on whether former President Donald Trump’s account should...

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  • May 3, 2021

Likely Trump will continue to be banned from Facebook, but just in case, it is worth speculating what would happen if he returns. His general laying-low these days is probably in hopes of getting a reprieve. Facebook’s oversight board will announce its ruling on whether former President Donald Trump’s account should...

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  • Avatar of annieli
  • May 3, 2021

Like any good con artist Trump now tries to call his losing a “big lie”, because he’s all about the disinformation as he does his lounge act in Florida and now New Jersey. Trump or his media image is the kind of synthetic construction that combines the GQP lie affirmed by...

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  • Avatar of annieli
  • May 3, 2021

I used to occasionally argue with MAGAs before I realized I’d have better luck trying to convince Wile E. Coyote not to jump off the cliff in his Acme Batman Suit. He always jumps, and it always ends in disaster. I’ve never understood how you can spend more than a minute...

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  • May 2, 2021

It’s a sign of the times that Liz Cheney had to explain herself: I disagree strongly w/@JoeBiden policies, but when the President reaches out to greet me in the chamber of the US House of Representatives, I will always respond in a civil, respectful & dignified way. We’re different political...

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  • April 30, 2021
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Armed with a civil war sword, Bruce Westerman (R-AR) crouched on a commode, ready for a last stand because the lost cause insurrectionists were crashing and trashing Capitol offices. Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy abandoned Westerman to an uncertain fate, because McCarthy’s security deemed him not important enough to save. ““Westerman, the only...

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  • Avatar of annieli
  • April 27, 2021

Previous guy colluded with Russia, led a Capitol insurrection, and is not rotting in a prison cell. But if it happens, could there be enough secessionist nut-logs ready and willing to bust him out. “I think this blending of the far-right militia movement with overt secessionism is something I think we’re...

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  • April 14, 2021

I’d like to say Matt Gaetz has taken an epic fall from rarefied heights, but who are we kidding? This is the guy who sarcastically donned a gas mask on the House floor at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic and childishly trolled a fellow Republican after she voted to...

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  • April 8, 2021

Previous Guy has been desperate for a regular social media channel to wreak his nonsense. Likely he’ll violate the rules again because we’ve seen his poor impulse control and then there’s the Big Lie. Tech experts are skeptical about plans for a Trump social media platform, if only because justice...

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  • Avatar of annieli
  • April 7, 2021

Of course, I’m being sarcastic when I say “popular.” In fact, the provision in Georgia’s new election law banning the distribution of food and water to people in voting lines is so unpopular and indefensible, even Lindsey Graham can’t defend it. And he defended Donald Trump for four years. I didn’t think...

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  • Avatar of Aldous Pennyfarthing
  • March 29, 2021
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The once and current Malignant Mangoturd fired Defense Secretary Mark Esper right after the election so he could a more toadying toady, Chris Miller, who wasn’t qualified but who be counted on to do what Trump told him to do without bothering him with silly objections like, “Are you sure...

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  • March 11, 2021

Big news today out of Missouri: Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO): "After 14 general election victories, three to county office, 7 to the US House of Representatives, and four statewide elections, I won't be a candidate for reelection to the United States Senate next year."https://t.co/6HOm3KamIL — Dylan Wells (@dylanewells) March 8,...

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  • Avatar of Sam Sero
  • March 8, 2021

Wasn’t it just last week that Moscow Mitch said, no to impeachment but took to the floor to say “Lock him up” and then within the last 24 hours saying with all listed below, if he is the primary candidate he would absolutely vote for the orange thing?  My head...

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  • Avatar of Vetwife
  • February 26, 2021

Speechless.   Just speechless.    According to CNN, Mike Pence is starting a PAC to defend Donald Trump’s record and they remain close friends. What in the world?  Some man incites a mob, a former boss, hunts me and not just me but my family, screaming down the halls of congress, Hang...

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  • February 24, 2021

Violence is not the only way political voice is uttered in a democracy, but the GQP wants it to leverage their reclaiming power. Trump’s acquittal has paved the way for more political violence https://t.co/3Y33P6U3zl — Mother Jones (@MotherJones) February 20, 2021 Last week, the Senate voted to acquit former President Donald Trump...

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  • Avatar of annieli
  • February 21, 2021

The GQP senate is an honor-free zone with pro-wrestling byplay, save the magnificent seven dead. Mitch McConnell is doing his best to keep the reality-TV show kayfabe going. Lindsey Graham who proclaimed he’d “had enough” of Trump is now going to Florida on MAGA business. x Graham on Fox says he...

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  • Avatar of annieli
  • February 15, 2021

“What we saw in that Senate today was a cowardly group of Republicans who apparently have no options, because they were afraid to defend their job, respect the institution in which they serve.” — Speaker Pelosi He can order Pence’s death and they’ll still support him. Trump is like Putin. Each...

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  • Avatar of annieli
  • February 14, 2021

McConnell kicks the Trump prosecution elsewhere as Senate lets Trump off on a technicality. A disingenuous Mitch McConnell apparently agreed with the sentiment “Hang Mike Pence” and gave cover to the turtle logic of the Big Lie, while trying to keep GOP donors. Trump “got let off on a technicality”....

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  • Avatar of annieli
  • February 13, 2021

A disingenuous Mitch McConnell apparently agreed with the sentiment “Hang Mike Pence” and gave cover to the turtle logic of the Big Lie, while trying to keep GOP donors. Trump “got let off on a technicality”. Trump remains guilty of inciting an insurrection. Speaker Pelosi calls out McConnell for delaying...

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  • Avatar of annieli
  • February 13, 2021

Between 2pm and 230pm on 1/6/2021, apparently Trump knew Pence was in jeopardy prior to his tweet threatening Pence. “Mike Pence didn't have the courage to do what should have been done to protect our Country…” x What Trump lawyer said does not square with what Sen. Tuberville told reporters...

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  • Avatar of annieli
  • February 13, 2021

Where did Democrats ever get the idea that Donald Trump was looking to incite violence on January 6? It’s absurd! I mean, just ask Ted Cruz. Really, you should ask him. x This you @tedcruz ? pic.twitter.com/hj3bQ9TsL3— Rex Chapman🏇🏼 (@RexChapman) February 12, 2021 < p class=”is-empty-p”> GLENN BECK: “They’re already...

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  • Avatar of Aldous Pennyfarthing
  • February 12, 2021

Insurrection, per dictionary: “an act or instance of rising in revolt, rebellion, or resistance against civil authority or an established government.” Trump's lawyer says he's innocent because 'clearly there was no insurrection' x Here are the four questions Raskin left off with last night. Trump's team answered none of them....

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  • Avatar of annieli
  • February 12, 2021

As much as I would like to think that the two-party system is essential to the fabric of America, one party seems intent on ripping it to shreds. One of the weakest denials of what one believes is when one says, ‘this is not who we are’ despite the evidence....

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  • Avatar of @ReasonaBill
  • February 12, 2021

Del. Stacey Plaskett, D-Virgin Islands, spoke Feb. 10 as House Democrats made their case for why the Senate should convict former President Donald Trump on a charge of inciting insurrection during the attack on the U.S. Capitol. Trump was impeached by the House in January, while he was still in...

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  • February 10, 2021

Received this e-mail yesterday from former Governor Terry McAuliffe’s (D. VA) gubernatorial campaign: One month ago we watched in horror as violent insurrectionists stormed the U.S. Capitol. All told, five people died, and with reports of bomb threats and threats on the lives of the Vice President and the Speaker...

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  • Avatar of Sam Sero
  • February 9, 2021

Club rules seem to apply and Democrats don’t have the Senate votes to convict, perhaps wishing to settle for impeaching Trump twice, despite the insurrectionist attack on the Capitol. GQP senators’ cowardice continues with their fear of Trumpist voters, not wishing “to purify government, prevent future crimes and give warning to those who...

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  • Avatar of annieli
  • February 9, 2021

The Trumpist GOP identifies its allegiances. Nice to see Philip Bump using DKos data. Eleven members of the House Republican caucus took the unusual step Thursday of supporting a Democratic-led effort to punish freshman Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) for comments she made before coming to Congress. It was the latest...

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  • February 6, 2021

A majority of people polled want Trump convicted in the upcoming Senate impeachment trial, as pressure is being applied to GOP senators. A Republican group plans to run ads in the home states of nearly two dozen GOP senators during next week’s impeachment trial, pressuring them to vote to convict...

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  • February 6, 2021

As Trump refuses to appear before the Senate impeachment trial, there’s more lawfare with defamation suits resulting from 2020 election claims: Here is the 285-page, $2.7 billion defamation lawsuit that election tech company Smartmatic filed today in state court in Manhattan against Fox, Lou Dobbs, Maria Bartiromo, Jeanine Pirro, Rudy...

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  • February 4, 2021

Received this e-mail this week from former presidential candidate, Rep. Beto O’Rourke’s (D. TX) organization, Powered By People: Beto O’Rourke (D. TX) Within just two weeks of Senator Ted Cruz inciting violence at the U.S. Capitol, Powered by People volunteers sent over 500 letters to local newspaper editors, putting pressure on them...

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  • Avatar of Sam Sero
  • January 31, 2021

Professor Stephen Davis expresses a concern as he describes reasons for insurrection. GOP & Right-Wing Media continue their complicity. Inciting insurrection by fiat. Chat – Join Politics Done Right Live weekdays @ 3:00 PM Central Video Zoom: LINK — Live Calls: (346)248-7799 ID:254 0 9091 Topics: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez – ‘There are...

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  • Avatar of Egberto Willies
  • January 29, 2021

This morning in his latest batch of rescinded Executive Orders issued by his predecessor, President Joe Biden reinstated the rights of transgender men and women to serve in the armed services. Biden was quoted as saying, “Allowing all qualified Americans to serve their country in uniform is better for the...

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  • Avatar of @ReasonaBill
  • January 25, 2021

So locking kids in cages, praising “very fine people on both sides,” shivving democracy, criminally mishandling a pandemic, and lying nonstop were not enough to make Trumpies permanent pariahs. But it looks like inciting a murderous mob may have finally done the trick. Go figure. Now that the ex-prez with...

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  • Avatar of Aldous Pennyfarthing
  • January 25, 2021

The entire ThisWeek panel slammed former Governor Chris Christie for creating a false equivalence between insurrection and protests. Is Christie so devoid of morals? See full episodes here. Republican leadership has been trying to use President Biden’s “unity” message to stop Donald Trump’s prosecution for inciting the insurrection. Matthew Dowd had the relevant...

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  • Avatar of Egberto Willies
  • January 24, 2021

This is what journalism is supposed to look like. George Stephanopoulos grilled Rand Paul into a hyperventilating frenzied state. George Stephanopoulos dings Rand Paul See full episodes here. George Stephanopoulos was on a mission. He was not going to allow the notion that every story has two sides. And that threw...

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  • Avatar of Egberto Willies
  • January 24, 2021

From CNN: Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said that the House's article of impeachment will be delivered to the Senate on Monday, triggering the start of the Senate's impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump. “I have spoken to Speaker Pelosi who informed me that the articles will be delivered...

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  • Avatar of Sam Sero
  • January 22, 2021

Hunter Biden disinformation and nonsense will now return because the QAnon idiots elected to Congress want something to counter the second Trump impeachment. Bad, rather than good trouble is coming in the form of fundraising even as none of the QAnon sturmgeist came true and the hoped-for blanket pardons for...

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  • Avatar of annieli
  • January 21, 2021

Ted Cruz lied and violated constitutional order, which fed extremists' fire. On January 6th, they attacked the Capitol, an effort to steal the election. Ted Cruz proved he is an undemocratic traitor x x YouTube Video See full episodes here. Pallbearers for Cruz released the following statement. (1/19/21) Houston –...

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  • Avatar of Egberto Willies
  • January 21, 2021

Trump losing his SAG card probably will make little difference to him, although that puts him one rung below Reagan. The falsehood of 2020 election fraud will remain for years. x “Trump receives a $90,776 pension for the acting work he performed on SAG-covered shows and an $8,724 pension for...

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  • January 19, 2021

Received this e-mail today from former presidential candidate, Rep. Beto O’Rourke’s (D. TX) organization, Powered By People: Beto O’Rourke  (D. TX) It’s been one week since the insurrection that took place in the U.S. Capitol and there still has not been any action taken to hold those responsible for inciting the violence....

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  • Avatar of Sam Sero
  • January 14, 2021

Back when Donald John Trump was impeached …. erm … the first time, the Queens Daily Eagle tickled its readers with the cheeky headline “Queens man impeached.” Well, they’re back at it, and it’s still really fucking funny. Queens man impeached — again A Queens-born real estate developer made history Wednesday when he...

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  • January 14, 2021