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“No, no. There's 52 senators who don't agree, okay, and there's two that want to work something out if possible in a most rational reasonable way.” Joe Manchin fessing up that he and Sinema are Republicans to CNN reporter. Manchin Cheerfully Gives Republicans A Senate Majority (video in link) West Virginia is...

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  • October 19, 2021

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

Shedding Facebook becomes more necessary as awareness of disinformation and propaganda effects forces editorial action by Facebook. The problem is that ad revenue can and has come from malign forces beyond the usual influence operations of capitalism. This comes as its Oversight Board asks more questions about Facebook’s role in...

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  • May 11, 2021

#RacistAttacksProtesters #MarvinScottIII #JusticeForMarvin During a peaceful protest and demonstration at the intersection between the cities of Plano and Frisco in North Texas, a racist white man runs up screaming, cursing and swinging at Kamona Young, a black woman and others as we blocked traffic. We block traffic for Marvin Scott...

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  • May 10, 2021

Author Cliff Oxford gives a cadre of reasons why rural voters are hard for progressive to reach and why they vote against their interests. Cliff Oxford on the rural voters Please see the full episode here. Joining us is Cliff Oxford, here to discuss his third book, Redneck Reverie: The Rationale for...

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  • January 27, 2021

Hard rains just swept across NW Oregon and vicinity. The creeks climbed their banks. I watch Rock Creek, and its tributaries that flow through Bethany Lake, ten miles west of Portland Oregon.  Upstream of Bethany Lake, a half mile wide grassy meadow has transformed into a nicely braided  creek with...

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  • November 20, 2020

The crises facing the country are severe — from a pandemic to an economic recession, climate change to racial injustice — and the transition team will continue preparing at full speed so that the Biden-Harris Administration can hit the ground running on Day One. Biden Transition Team As I write...

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  • November 8, 2020

Trump has likely laundered vast sums, certainly has cheated on taxes and committed bank fraud, and is in hock to many entities who might take their repayments in the form of national security intelligence products or preferential arms sales. Fodder for the next debate and when the counterintelligence investigation post-Mueller...

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  • September 30, 2020

From Newsweek: Kentucky Democrat Amy McGrath has set a new campaign record for fundraising in August, adding to her impressive war chest heading into the final weeks of her Senate campaign against Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. The McGrath campaign told Newsweek that the team raised $8.7 million in August—the most money she...

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  • September 10, 2020

Part of my preparation for becoming a teacher, at my MAT program at Johns Hopkins, was to take time to reflect on what I was doing. Further, since my mid-teens, I have rarely been without a small pocket notebook in which to jot down observations and reflections.  In addition, I...

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  • July 25, 2020

Considering the penchant for bored federal tactical teams to practice their snatch and grab techniques with their rental vehicles, it’s a good thing to take down that statue. Chicago will feature at least 200 members of the miscellaneous DHS protection squad this weekend.  x BREAKING: Mayor Lori Lightfoot plans to...

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  • July 24, 2020

Billions and billions of odds and dollars are being wasted or stolen because Trump thinks he can BS his way to re-election and set up federal paramilitary forces as ‘protection squads’. x He really believes he can bullshit his way through this. https://t.co/joAVB4g1r3— digby (@digby56) July 18, 2020 x Trump doesn’t...

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  • July 18, 2020

How good are the cameras at Rose M. Singer Center (Rikers for Women)? The goods: laundry, baggage, etc. and the tapes, oh so many tapes. Is the GOP “so far gone that even if Ghislane Maxwell implicates the President in child sex trafficking, they will find a way to excuse...

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  • July 2, 2020

Trump has just issued an executive order to protect statues. This faux martial law applies only for objects, and specifically protects by inference, right-wing extremism. Because Trump wants to sanction only one side of those “very fine people” and protect appearance rather than substance in public spaces. The farcical Trump regime...

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  • June 27, 2020

Happy Easter and Passover weekend Kossacks. I wanted to pass this along: x Folks, we just released a special Sunday episode of Here’s the Deal! @RevDrBarber joined me for a discussion on faith and its intersection with some of the most pressing issues we face as a nation. Listen at...

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  • April 12, 2020

It may be irony, schadenfreude or coincidence but we are crossing paths at the intersection of politics and  Marvel or DC Comics.  We have a blustering Joker as Head of State, Mr. Freeze as his second, and an assortment of Two-faces, Riddlers and a top-hatted Penguin seeking to avoid his...

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  • February 12, 2020

The Advocate has a great piece out today about how LGBTQ activists in Iowa are leaning towards support Elizabeth Warren and Pete Buttigieg in the Iowa caucus. I wanted to highlight this because they bring a very big issue that is the key reason I support Warren’s campaign: her call...

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  • February 3, 2020

Hell no, they did not go anywhere. It worked! Unhoused residents stuck together and refused to move, and housed people stood in solidarity. And CHP and Caltrans left. I 80 at University in Berkeley, CA is one of the busiest stretches of highway in the country: Five lanes of traffic...

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  • October 11, 2019

Short Summary A large majority of respondents believed current diagnosis rates are under-diagnosing women relative to men Respondents tended to cite social expectations and biased diagnosis tools for this The online autistic community seems fairly diverse in terms of gender identity and age, and in particular there's a very large...

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  • September 7, 2019

I am not sure if people realize the significance of the dramatic and probable, irreversible loss of Greenland's ice by warming oceans and atmospheric changes. Most of the time I feel a good majority simply don’t give a rat’s ass. Here is a tip for you, if you even bothered...

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  • August 16, 2019

<I know I took a break from blogging, but there is a critical life threatening intersection between gun violence, racism, and Republican politics that compelled me to get off the sidelines for now.> I am no communication expert, but the recent tragic mass shootings in El Paso, TX and Dayton,...

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  • August 4, 2019

Both Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren were very strong in defense of their Progressive policies. They made the Republican-lite candidates seem weak, unsubstantive, and rudderless. Elizabeth Warren on how to win x x YouTube Video I wrote the following post on my Facebook wall about the debate. Tim Ryan, John Delaney, Steve...

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  • July 31, 2019

Two days ago, I watched the police videos of my brother’s October 3 murder. They were shocking, not just because I sat next to my mother as we watched my little brother getting tortured to death in broad daylight while he begged “Someone, please help me!” and cried out “What...

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  • November 19, 2018

Yes: x “This hasn’t happened before. I showed up and I hadn’t done something like it before.” pic.twitter.com/DVfbxfTK0y — Beto O'Rourke (@BetoORourke) September 15, 2018   Senate hopeful Beto O'Rourke on Friday questioned why a black Dallas resident was shot by a police officer while in his apartment. “How can...

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  • September 16, 2018

When Tony Schwartz and Tim O’Brien speak about Donald Trump, you best listen. In the mid-’80s, Schwartz spent 18 months voluntarily embedded in Trump’s web of half-truths, lies, and outright howlers. The result was The Art of the Deal, which Schwartz wrote in its entirety and the semi-literate Trump subsequently...

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  • August 24, 2018

I caught part of a report on NPR that Trump wants to hit European autos and autor parts supplies with a 20% tariff.  I looked it up, and I found this LA Times article on the subject: The Commerce Department is holding the hearing as it probes whether imports of...

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  • July 21, 2018