Independence

I don’t know if this statement has been diarized, my apologies, but it bears repeating often, so if anyone missed it. The Threats to American Democracy and the Need for National Voting and Election Administration Standards The Bolding is mine Introduction We, the undersigned, are scholars of democracy who have...

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  • June 6, 2021

Previous guy always expects the loyalty of mob silence Omertà, even when he throws everyone under the bus, it’s part of his personality disorder. The real goal for his relative silence might be the return to social media when Facebook reconsiders their suspension. He has a Parler account but doesn’t use...

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  • April 29, 2021

Received this e-mail today from the Pennsylvania Democratic Party: This Saturday and next, we're teaming up with our friends from Turn PA Blue to call thousands of likely new Democrats and help them register to vote! Sign up to call potential Democrats as part of our push to register 125,000...

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  • April 22, 2021

One of the more despicable senators in the US Senate now acknowledges that climate change is real after four years of kissing Trump’s ass as the know-nothing did all he could do to derail the fight against climate change and kill life on the planet. Better late than never, but words...

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  • April 19, 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

Neofeudalism redux: more playing into the hands of the Russian support for syncretic RW groups in the US. For the US, it is an act of violence and the GQP is fomenting it at the state level for a Trumpist constituency. Imagine that moment when they rationalize secession to keep the...

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  • April 10, 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
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Here’s some big news today out of Pennsylvania: .@JohnFetterman announces he raised $3.9 million in the first quarter for his Pennsylvania U.S. Senate run, through 140,000 contributions. A big haul of 💰 at an early stage. — Sahil Kapur (@sahilkapur) April 1, 2021 Lt. Gov. John Fetterman said he raised...

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  • April 1, 2021

Apparently John (no relation) Kennedy (R-LA) may endorse those sober drivers who run over demonstrators in Oklahoma, because a guy who “went to Oxford” should know something about logical fallacies. x Hours after America's second mass shooting in a week, Sen. John Kennedy downplays the gun problem by noting that...

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  • March 26, 2021

The week has started badly and tragically. Even the Suez Canal got blocked. but we should at least think about Spring Cleaning, even if we never get it completed. It’s enough to make you nuke a space hurricane, eat a pie under the covers, or buy a QAnon Sudoku decoder...

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  • March 24, 2021

The measure passed by 398 to 14, with one voting “present.” All of the “no” and “present” votes came from Republicans. 14 House Republicans voted against a resolution condemning the military coup in Myanmar, per @kristin__wilson:Lauren BoebertAndy BiggsMatt GaetzTom MassieKen BuckMary MillerChip RoyJodey HiceAlex MooneyScott PerryAndy HarrisTed BuddBarry MooreMarjorie Taylor...

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  • March 19, 2021

A reporter asked Jen Psaki if Texas can use the America Rescue Plan to pay to weatherize their electric grid. I wish she had chosen a different answer. Jen Psaki lost an opportunity to rib Texas See full episodes here. A reporter asked Jen Psaki if the Texas Speaker of the Texas...

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  • March 13, 2021

Some big news this week out of Missouri: A Missouri Democrat who works at an organization that fights corporate monopolies on Tuesday became the latest candidate to announce a bid for U.S. Senate. Lucas Kunce, 38, is the national security policy director at the American Economic Liberties Project, an organization...

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  • March 11, 2021

We point out the lack of leadership in Texas, run by Republicans. Evette Avery updates us on her labor work even as Delta firing sustained. Republicans in leadership decimated Texas Politics Done Right Live weekdays @ 3:00 PM Central Video Zoom: LINK — Live Calls: (346)248-7799 ID:254 0 9091 Topics: Dana...

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  • February 22, 2021

CNN’s Dana Bash ripped Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX) for begging for federal assistance when they wanted independence from the national grid. CNN’s Dana Bash perfect call out on the hypocrisy of conservatism See full episodes here. Texas decided to forego the national electric grid to avoid federal regulations. Now they are...

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  • February 21, 2021

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki used a question to call out Texas politicians lying about the real cause for Texas Electric Grid failure. Jen Psaki checks Texas politician attack on green energy See full episodes here. Texas, a state where its Republican politicians are full of hubris, have a...

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  • February 20, 2021

Meet crony capitalism-owned government, Texas. The Texas grid failure is a perfect example of what markets do to systems we all depend on because they can, given bought governments. Journalist understands the error in slavish devotion to markets x x YouTube Video See full episodes here. The Texas Tribune CEO...

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  • February 18, 2021

Don’t be fooled by lying Republican Texas politicians & their Right-Wing media mouthpieces. They are responsible for the electric grid catastrophe. TX Republican Politicians to blame for electric grid catastrophe. Politics Done Right Live weekdays @ 3:00 PM Central Video Zoom: LINK — Live Calls: (346)248-7799 ID:254 0 9091 Topics: TX...

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  • February 17, 2021

I like to study potential  presidential nominees AND their running mates.   I believed correctly Obama/Biden before President Obama picked Biden.  I believed Biden/Harris….Long before Harris even dropped out of the primaries.   I missed Clinton/Kaine.  I always believed in Vice President Biden. I now believe without a shadow of a doubt the...

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  • February 3, 2021

“Office of the Former POTUS” (F-POTUS) has a longer shelf-life than Office of the President-Elect or POTUS*-in-Exile and isn’t Trump a branding genius. I recall the equally important "Office of the Former Becky Connor on 'Roseanne'" and the "Office of the Former Vivian Banks on 'The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air'"...

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  • January 26, 2021

As Steve Bannon is pardoned for scamming border wall money, he’s likely the new operative for a Trump political party to promote neo-fascism. Trump has trial ballooned it prior to leaving DC and its site of a recent insurrection. Bannon has been speaking with Trump in recent weeks. x Trump pardons Stephen...

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  • January 20, 2021

It’s now moving toward that Trump resignation, because impeachment is moving forward and even McConnell has appeared to favor it. Unlike Nixon, perhaps the death of Sheldon Adelson, a major Trump backer, among other defections will not require the approach of major GOP luminaries to pressure Trump to resign. For...

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  • January 12, 2021

Tom Vilsack returns to the position he held during the Obama administration at USDA. Why hasn’t the pandemic compelled a rethinking of factory farming. Changing trends toward sustainability must show that the structure of industry needs to change. We’ll see. At least Biden is motivated by actual contacts rather than seeing...

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  • December 9, 2020

 Count every vote. #CountEveryVote x Remember that America is a democracy. Every vote deserves to be counted, no matter what Trump and Republicans say https://t.co/HcHI6D5t0N— Barbara Malmet (@B52Malmet) November 3, 2020 x #BREAK Election eve and Twitter has labeled a Trump tweet as misleading. Removed ability for tweet to be retweeted....

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  • November 3, 2020

From The Huffington Post: Though Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) has lost several key endorsements to Democratic challenger Sara Gideon this election cycle, she received the full support last week of at least one group in her state: the anti-LGBTQ, anti-abortion Christian Civic League of Maine. During an Oct. 13 interview...

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  • October 23, 2020

The second actual debate could be three too many as we expect more of the same stunts despite a mute switch for the two-minute responses to questions. The GOP has telegraphed some of the debate’s tactical options including foreign interference, even as they whined after foreign policy wasn’t included as...

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  • October 22, 2020

Here’s the latest news today out of Alaska courtesy of PPP’s latest poll: x NEW POLL: 86% of Alaska voters say health is one of the most important issues when deciding who to vote for in the #AKSEN race — this includes 78% of Republican voters and 90% of Independent...

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  • October 21, 2020

We’ve all been hearing that Democrats have ad money to burn (so much that they’re running out of places to spend it) while Trump and his ilk are broke. But it gets much more obvious when you see it on a map, like the one the Wesleyan Media Project has...

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  • October 18, 2020

Kathy Lewis is the grassroots candidate the Democratic Party should be yearning for throughout the country. Yet they failed her. If Kathy Lewis wins, she will have an earned independence x x YouTube Video See full episodes here. While doing hourly perusing at on articles by my favorite authors at DailyKos,...

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  • October 14, 2020

I like this: Democrats eager to link Republican U.S. Sen. Susan Collins with President Donald Trump in her reelection race have begun posting campaign-style “Trump/Collins” signs in Maine. They’re similar to the traditional “Trump/Pence” signs touting the Republican presidential ticket of Trump and Vice President Mike Pence. In this case,...

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  • October 11, 2020

The New York Times has a piece out about the U.S. Senate race about how Maine House Speaker Sara Gideon (D. ME) is running a strong campaign to unseat the incumbent U.S. Senator Susan Collins (R. ME): Her challenger is a smooth campaigner, fluent and assured about issues like Medicaid...

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  • September 28, 2020

George Washington shepherded the United States through the War for Independence and presided, literally, over the birth of the nation, without panic. Abraham Lincoln guided the United States through the literal secession and reuniting of the Union, without panic. Franklin Delano Roosevelt told the nation we had nothing to fear,...

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  • September 25, 2020

We in big trouble. x You think the Republican war on democracy is bad now? Just imagine what it would be like if Trump won: https://t.co/ogHG88jwDa— Paul Waldman (@paulwaldman1) September 24, 2020 With the Supreme Court soon to have a 6-3 conservative majority even though Republicans have lost the popular...

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  • September 24, 2020

Last night and this morning, I felt like crawling into a hole for the next 40 days or so. And not a deep hole. I didn’t have the energy or joie de vivre for a deep hole. It would have been a shallow hole. Barely a hole at all. Really,...

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  • September 19, 2020

Trumpian reactionary claptrap, scapegoating the 1619 project so your attention is diverted to strength through joy. x Says the man who abducted toddlers from their parents and put them in cages. — David V. Johnson (@contrarianp) September 17, 2020 x Trump turning National Archives into another campaign prop, saying “the...

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  • September 18, 2020

< p style=”text-align:justify”>Moderator: Mr. Trump, how would you protect the suburbs? Trump: BOO! I am not sure at what time or where the first presidential debate will take place but I feel certain the answer to every question put to Mr. Trump will be; BOO! The President is ignoring the...

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  • September 9, 2020

Elbridge Gerry was the 5th Vice President of the United States from 1813, until his death in 1814, serving under President James Madison. Gerry signed both the Declaration of Independence and the Articles of Confederation. More importantly, he did not sign the Constitution after saying at the Constitutional Convention debates...

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  • September 2, 2020

True to form: x Blaming the shooting targeting protesters — 2 were killed — on the protesters themselves is the take Georgia Sen. Kelly Loeffler chose for the incident in Kenosha: https://t.co/qPw26VwTEm— Tia Mitchell, AJC’s Washington Correspondent (@ajconwashington) August 27, 2020 Some context: A white, 17-year-old police admirer was arrested...

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  • August 27, 2020

MJ Hegar (D. TX) Received this e-mail today from former presidential candidate, U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D. NJ), in support of MJ Hegar’s (D. TX) U.S. Senate campaign: MJ Hegar is Texas tough: she's a U.S. Air Force veteran, a mother, a teacher, a fighter for the people in every...

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  • August 13, 2020

Decisive winning and GOTV will be important now that we know many of the things that Trump is obviously trying to do to “rig” the election. Belarus shows us that we also know what bad elections look like and why external actors are engaged in the process. Sometimes referred to...

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  • August 10, 2020

When founders, Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors, and Opal Tometi began a movement, I am certain they knew it would be controversial. What they achieved was to set in motion the recognition of truth in three words, Black Lives Matter. To refute their assertion, primarily white Americans countered with All Lives...

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  • July 27, 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

Philadelphia is where the Founding Fathers met to write the Declaration of Independence from the tyranny of George III. The Philadelphia district attorney is continuing that tradition: He will defend the city from the tyranny of Donald I. Philly DA Krasner vows to arrest federal law enforcement if they break...

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  • July 23, 2020

Judy Shelton’s candidacy for a seat on the Fed was approved in a party-line vote in the Senate Banking committee on Tuesday. All 12 Democrats on the Senate Banking Committee opposed Shelton’s nomination, making the GOP Senate majority potentially putting the 2016 Trump campaign advisor’s retrograde views onto the Fed.  Because in a...

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  • July 22, 2020

“He's not just delusional. He is not just narcissistic. Trump's behavior with the coronavirus pandemic is intentional. He is malevolent. He is a first-degree mass murderer.” — Dr. John Gartner, Professor of Psychiatry, Johns Hopkins University Medical School His Evil is reinforced by his media consumption, malevolent Trump is (still) Evil, there's...

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  • July 14, 2020

Received this e-mail today from former presidential candidate, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D. MA), in support of MJ Hegar’s (D. TX) U.S. Senate campaign: x YouTube Video Something's happening in Texas. The latest polls there have Joe Biden and Donald Trump just a few points apart. In one from a...

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  • July 12, 2020

Former GOP Congresswoman Claudine Schneider represented Rhode Island’s 2nd District from 1981-1991. She is also the founder of the group, Republicans for Integrity. According to the groups website, it is an organization where former GOP representatives “who feel compelled to remind Republican voters about the fundamentals of our party and...

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  • July 11, 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

It is more of a comment on Trump’s “cancel culture” that the Aurora, Colorado police would bust up a crowd of violinists peacefully demonstrating a bias death. x Police showed up in riot gear to a peaceful violin vigil for Elijah McClain. “Aurora police basically recreated the dynamic of McClain's death,” says...

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  • July 5, 2020

The problem of Trumpian logic and math is that epidemiology has too many syllables. A “99% US survival rate” for Trump is the rhetorical acceptability of a million deaths. The weeks have become even more absurd as the election approaches. That 99% meme accompanies attempts on Twitter to convince people that masks...

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  • July 5, 2020
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