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Democrats, since the time of Franklin Roosevelt, have fought the accusation of wanting a Nanny State; equal access to housing, healthcare, fair wages, and education have been guiding tenets of the Democrats since the New Deal, the War on Poverty through the Covid Recovery Act—not always successful—but good principles, nonetheless....

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  • July 30, 2021

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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  • April 24, 2021

“A man responsible for Republican vaccine hesitancy wonders why he's being asked to promote getting vaccinated….. It is April 19, 2021, and Trump is still talking about Hillary Clinton and Christopher Steele on Fox News….  says he’s ‘beyond seriously’ considering a 2024 presidential bid” Fox News personality Sean Hannity asked Trump what...

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  • April 20, 2021

The sponsors of campus speakers like Ann Coulter and Milo Yiannopoulos, Young America’s Foundation took on Pete Buttigieg, thinking that they were delivering trenchant criticism. Instead, they’ve revived the critical history of urban planning and design, now articulated by the Trump-jungend. Anyone who’s encountered urban elevated highways has experienced the social divisions...

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  • April 11, 2021
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Concealability had nothing to do with Monday’s massacre in Boulder, Colorado, but the details tell us more about the marketability of semi-automatic firearms using high-capacity magazines. Discussing open-carry regulation may have been rendered irrelevant with the death of the police officer although some details will be important: was he carrying his “patrol rifle” and...

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  • March 25, 2021
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From The Hill: Spoiler: Passing laws would indeed make my flags go away. Just not that one. Let’s do the right things for Pennsylvania. 🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍⚧️🇺🇸 — John Fetterman (@JohnFetterman) February 24, 2021 Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman, a Democratic Senate candidate, has replaced the pro-weed and LGBTQ rights flags hanging from...

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  • February 25, 2021

No one is really talking about it but we all or most of us all have mirrors.   This is a real thing.  First of all quit beating yourself up.  One day at a time.   Most of us gain weight during the holidays despite any unusual problems BUT if you add...

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  • December 30, 2020

We’re now at the end of the road where Trump imagines that he can affect future architectural style in federal buildings. And of course he wants an airport named after him. x counteroffer: Trump can have a rest stop toilet on the New Jersey Turnpike— Jeff Tiedrich (@itsJeffTiedrich) December 21,...

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  • December 21, 2020

The Jewish Action group Twitter account, shared an image of  Senator Kelly Loeffler with a former leader of the KKK. Chester Doles, a fourth-generation Klansman, now leads the National Alliance and Hammerskins. He introduced the nation to the American Patriots USA in 2019. International Business Times writes: Kelly Loeffler claims she had...

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  • December 14, 2020

But there are 40-odd cinder cones of once-active volcanos clustered near the bucolic town of Boring, just east of Portland Oregon.  These, and the related lava flows, are part of the Boring formation. I live off this map to the left (west of Beaverton).  I am intensely interested in this Boring...

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  • December 12, 2020

“Imputation of Guilt”, Flynn’s loss of a 5th Amendment exception could figure in the subsequent, yet unfulfilled prosecution of justice obstruction by the Mueller investigation.  Abuse of power continues, as his pardoning spree further hardens his de facto concession. Trump personally benefits from pardoning Flynn, so the pardon is an abuse of power. Abusing...

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  • November 25, 2020

“Most importantly, Enbridge has imposed on the people of Michigan an unacceptable risk of a catastrophic oil spill in the Great Lakes that could devastate our economy and way of life. That’s why we’re taking action now, and why I will continue to hold accountable anyone who threatens our Great...

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  • November 14, 2020

Here’s the latest news out of Georgia: x GEORGIABiden 49% (+4)Trump 45%.#GAsen:Ossoff (D) 44%Perdue (R-inc) 44% Opinion Insight/@AAF (R), LV, 10/12-15https://t.co/aYPXpogmS8— Political Polls (@Politics_Polls) October 23, 2020 x #GAsenWarnock (D) 31%Loeffler (R-inc) 19%Collins (R) 18%Lieberman (D) 3%Johnson (R) 2%Johnson-Shealey (D) 2%Bartell (I) 2%Winfield (D) 1%Tarver (D) 1% Opinion Insight/@AAF (R),...

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  • October 23, 2020

There are many on here who are people of faith and many who are not but maybe some needing hope and encouragement  and are in confusion will read my prayer in the Christian faith who will see truth and maybe some blindly in  the cult off this site will read...

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  • October 20, 2020

This is why Florida’s COVID-19 cases are surging: These are the people we elect as leaders.  Instead of listening to medical experts, or the teachers who are risking their lives to teach Florida’s children, Mayor Megan Sladek of Oviedo decided to let Facebook shape her choices. FACE COVERING SURVEY – after 9...

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  • October 19, 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

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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  • August 1, 2020
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Trump went to another COVID “hotspot” and gave an infrastructure speech because it's that week again. CNN and MSNBC had the good taste not to broadcast it. Trump wore no mask, in violation of Atlanta policy. Strange how only GOP governors void local mask mandates, not coincidentally they have higher...

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  • July 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

Received this e-mail from U.S. Senator and Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee Chairwoman, Catherine Cortez Masto (D. NV), in support of Joe Biden’s presidential campaign: I’ve known Joe Biden for nearly 10 years, but he wasn’t the first member of the Biden family I met. It was actually his late son,...

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  • May 2, 2020

Received this campaign newsletter from former Vice President Joe Biden’s presidential campaign: Hi, I sincerely hope this message finds you well and you’re holding up in these difficult times. I’m home in Delaware, and like many of you, I’m focusing on finding the joy in little things like being home...

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  • April 21, 2020

Press Release: The Sanders Campaigns Changed American Politics, Establishing the Progressive Agenda for the 21st Century Contacts: Alan Minsky, PDA Executive Director alan@pdamerica.org 818-749-9497Mike Hersh, PDA Communications Director mike@pdamerica.org 301-602-9388 Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) Responds to Senator Bernie Sanders’    Announcement Suspending his Presidential Campaign.   PDA Executive Director...

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  • April 8, 2020

If you need a break from the current American confusion, fear and loathing surrounding the Coronavirus pandemic, let me suggest as an antidote reading President Roosevelt’s December 9, 1941 “fireside chat” radio broadcast to the nation. At a time of far greater peril than we face today, FDR delivered a message...

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  • March 15, 2020

Some big news just now: x We are thrilled to announce that we are endorsing @ewarren to be president of the United States! pic.twitter.com/2eFWVnlqXN— EMILY's List (@emilyslist) March 2, 2020 Democratic women’s group EMILY’S List endorsed Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) for president on Monday. The organization, which supports female candidates for office,...

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  • March 2, 2020

The e-mails in support of U.S. Senator Doug Jones (D. AL) for voting to convict Donald Trump keep coming in. First from Democracy For America: There’s been a lot of talk about Mitt Romney this week, but he’s not the only Senator who put the country above politics. Senator Doug Jones is a...

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  • February 8, 2020

This is beyond delicious. Proof that Vlad plays the tangerine dingleberry like a cheap fiddle. Are we tired of all the winning yet?  H/T to Raw story “If Trump arrives along this road [to Damascus], everything will become normal with him too,” Assad said, according to a translation of the...

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  • January 14, 2020

In the tradition of Trump putting fake Time magazine covers of his face in his golf resorts, his campaign decided to indulge their propaganda jones. Trump also tried to bully Thunberg in a tweet today. President Trump's reelection campaign on Thursday tweeted an edited cover of Time magazine's “Person of...

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  • December 13, 2019

I fly to pieces, Every time that I see you preen I fly to pieces, I can’t forget what I’ve just seen. A little one-legged clean-up, You want me to act as if we have no bond You want me to forget (to forget) You ate fish from my pond. (from my pond)...

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  • October 26, 2019

There is a secret to leadership and importance and I know because I have failed many times and it is not what happens to you in life but how you react to the things life throws.   I believe, we all are important and have a measure of leadership about us.   Sometimes...

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  • October 25, 2019

I won’t even pretend to channel OPOL.  I don’t think anyone could write or rant as he could.  We got the news today that One Pissed Off Liberal had passed.   One Pissed Off Liberal would be topping trees had he seen that dictator and murderer, laugh at us and make...

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  • October 2, 2019

I figured we could all use some good news here so I wanted to spread the word. First, here’s some very encouraging news out of Texas yesterday: x News: @MJHegar raised over $1 million in the second quarter, her campaign tells @TexasTribune. She announced her campaign April 23, so that's...

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  • July 2, 2019

Blase Bonpane (photo credit: R. Colby) By Alan Minsky, Executive Director | Progressive Democrats of America Since I first began working alongside Blase Bonpane around the beginning of this century, he has been one of the most influential people in my life.  With his passing, I have made a vow...

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  • May 28, 2019

Yours in service,  Debra Schrishuhn and Mike Hersh for Janis, Kimberly, Shayna, Alan, Mike F, Dr. Bill, Dan, and Bryan—your PDA National Team Honor The True Inspiration For Mother’s Day: Peace And HealingSupport Healthcare Not Warfare Organizing With A Monthly Gift   Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) thanks and honors...

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  • May 12, 2019

photo: Alan Minsky, Executive Director – Progressive Democrats of America at the European Parliament Yours in solidarity, Alan Minsky for Mike F, Mike H, Janis, Deb, Dan, Shayna, Dr. Bill, Kimberly, and Bryan—your PDA National Team Forging Bonds of Solidarity with Progressives in Europe Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) is...

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  • April 13, 2019

PRESS RELEASE – Progressive Democrats of America On April 3rd and 4th in Brussels, Belgium, The Party of the European Left and the GUE/NGL members of the European Parliament organized a series of meetings with representatives from leading progressive organizations from the United States. The American contingent included Alan Minsky,...

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  • April 11, 2019

Schaden-fantastic! From the Lexington Herald-Leader: Citing “conduct that violates civil rights,” lawyers for Gov. Matt Bevin say former Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis should be held responsible for nearly $225,000 in legal fees and court costs incurred by couples who sued her in 2015 when she refused to issue marriage licenses because of her...

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  • January 31, 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

photo: St. Petersburg, FL January 12th Bernie Event By Mike Fox for Alan, Janis, Deb, Dan, Dr. Bill, Kim, Bryan, Mike H. and Shayna—your PDA National Team Run Bernie Run Events A Huge Success Last Saturday, at over 350 locations across the country — from living rooms to restaurants to meeting...

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  • January 15, 2019

In the future, historians and political scientists will speak of the “Ryan Gap.” That moniker will be used to measure the yawning chasm between the shining image a politician manufactures for him or herself and the brutal truth of their failed ideas and meager accomplishments. Of course, the inspiration for...

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  • December 23, 2018

If you may or may not have heard, this asshole said this last week: Rep. Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.) blasted professor Christine Blasey Ford’s accusation of sexual assault against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh as “absurd” because they were merely drunken teenagers at the time. Besides, Cramer added, it was “supposedly...

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  • September 25, 2018

Do sad and desperate: Tofu or not tofu? That is the question U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz has raised in his latest bid to create a cultural wedge issue between himself and U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke in their heated Senate race. Appearing at a packed campaign event at Schobels Restaurant in...

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  • September 18, 2018

Day after day, the Trump administration creates new crises that require a robust and immediate response. And given the daily onslaught, it can be easy to forget to pause and review—and honor, and draw inspiration from—all of the work that we have done together and everything we have accomplished. MoveOn...

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  • August 13, 2018

No need for sophisticated computer skills.  Just a lot of chutzpah, climbing equipment and paint. x Activist group Indecline has changed a billboard in Emeryville that used to read “we make junk disappear”. pic.twitter.com/ZQnOMf7149— Amy Hollyfield (@amyhollyfield) June 21, 2018 This billboard is visible from I80 in Emeryville, CA, a...

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  • June 21, 2018

As we all know, Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch was only confirmed to the Supreme Court after, and as a result of, an unprecedented Republican embargo against President Obama’s nomination of Merrick Garland to replace the deceased Justice Scalia.  Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell defended this outcome as follows: “The next justice...

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  • February 18, 2018

Illinois may be more famous for imprisoned Governors, but as a coal state struggling with its energy future, some of our politicians have wacky things to say about fossil fuels. With the threatened start of fracking plus backlash to EPA proposing new rules on carbon emissions, you can expect more...

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  • August 7, 2014

Over 5,000 people signed a CREDO mobile petition in just a few days asking Attorney General Lisa Madigan to halt logging and review the permit for a Peabody Strip Mine near Equality, Illinois. The petitions asks: Due to the extraordinary number of unaddressed issues and permit inconsistencies and errors, we...

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  • March 20, 2014
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