Migrants

Using COVID relief funds, Ron DeSantis with Greg Abbott have achieved the ridiculous. The way to Delaware starts with an original flight plan to start in Texas, go to Florida, and then arrive in Delaware, only this time the same charter jet goes through Nashville and finally lands in New Jersey, still without...

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  • September 21, 2022

Senator Lindsey Graham once again exposed Republicans as heartless, racist, xenophobes, bent on winning at all costs. He tried injecting heroism into the actions of border patrol agents who, literally, rode herd on desperate Haitian refugees. Despite the scenes of crying, terrified children grasping for the comfort of their mother’s...

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  • September 24, 2021

Aside from advocating mass killing, Lara Trump agrees with VP Harris that migrants should not undertake a journey to the US southern border even as full consular service has not been restored to all US embassies since the end of the Trump regime. (2020) Former Department of Homeland Security (DHS)...

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  • June 13, 2021
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Former President Trump ordered the Pentagon to release all of its information on “unidentified aerial phenomena” (UAP) within 18 days in his last coronavirus relief bill in December 2020. More inexplicable sightings of unidentified flying objects (UFOs) will be released for public scrutiny in June — including a UFO that broke...

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  • May 29, 2021

Al Sharpton did a piece on immigration that dispels the manner the Fox News-like manner mainstream media is covering “border crisis.” Al Sharpton knocks it out of the park See full episodes here. Al Sharpton did not mince his words in the piece above. Most importantly, he revealed an important chart...

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  • March 31, 2021

Caravan with a drum solo, perhaps Trump will go to the border to help frame what is appearing to be deliberate GOP orchestration of migrant issues at the southern border. As if the Trumpian chaos never existed for four years, with declared emergencies, veiled threats of terrorists, and then that...

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  • March 30, 2021

Martha Raddatz disrespectfully attacks Homeland Security Secretary Mayorkas for not maintaining Trump’s border policies. Martha Raddatz biased attack on HS Secretary See full episodes here. It has been clear for some time that Martha Raddatz has been harder on Democrats than Republicans. One would have to come to the conclusion that she...

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  • March 22, 2021

Detainees at two different ICE detention centers were threatened by ICE agents that they would be exposed to inmates with COVID unless they submitted to a transfer. The guard made the threat clear, Clovis Fozao, one of the detained men, told The Intercept: If the detained migrants didn’t submit, they...

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  • February 7, 2021

Here’s the latest news today out of Minnesota: x Suffolk University/USA TODAY poll of Minnesota likely voters: (9/20-9/24) – SenateTina Smith (DFL) 45%Jason Lewis (REP) 35%Kevin O’Connor (LMN)2%Oliver Steinberg (GLC) 1%Other 1%Undecided 14%— David Paleologos (@davidpaleologos) September 25, 2020 They also polled the presidential race: Former Vice President Joe Biden...

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  • September 25, 2020

Michael Gerson is a lifelong Republican who was George W. Bush’s speechwriter for several years. He also holds strong anti-abortion (he would say, pro-life) views and he is a longtime WaPo columnist, largely conservative (in the old-fashioned sense) and occasionally moderate, enough that I read his work sometimes. I’m glad...

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  • September 18, 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

We are getting a pretty good look at what a rapid transition to green energy would look like if we ever act to slow down the looming apocalypse. Of course, we are in one now because of the trifecta of coronavirus, climate change, the sixth mass extinction, and predictions of...

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  • April 22, 2020

We already knew that the Trump regime is the vilest administration this country has ever had to endure, but this raises his evil to another level. Central American leaders have pleaded with Trump to stop removals and end deportations that would spread the virus to their impoverished nations that have...

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  • April 20, 2020

The study of national effects is also about subnational regions as comparing NYC to California and Washington shows the relative effectiveness but also some of the problems of density. 2020-2021 will be about subnational, regional recessions. The question will be how largely blue state urban concentrations recover from the pandemic(s)....

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  • March 26, 2020

Help Change Our Cruel and Dangerous Immigration Policies For a better future,  Debra Schrishuhn and Dan O’Neal for Alan, Mike F., Janis, Mike H., Donna, Dr. Bill, Kimberly, and Bryan—your PDA National Team Pitch In Time and/or MoneyTo Elect Humane Candidates   Tell Congress To BlockTrump’s Impotent Wall   Progressive...

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  • March 13, 2020

I’ve been in San Francisco for the three day weekend so playing a little catch-up today. I received a few e-mails in support of Progressive Jessica Cisneros (D. TX-28) in her bid to unseat Blue Dog Democrat, Rep. Henry Cuellar (D. TX-28). The first is from former San Antonio Mayor,...

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  • February 18, 2020

Sometimes you can tell something about a politician by their supporters.  Oh, I am not necessarily talking about the every day voter but the big time movers and shakers.  Take for instance economist and former Obama Administration official Austan Goolsbee.  It appears that Goolsbee is a Pete Buttigieg supporter.  Why...

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  • December 8, 2019

As part of the ongoing project to catalog every awful thing the Trump Administration has done as a reference for future political arguments and whatever few posterity survives to see 2020, here’s everything awful the Trump Administration has done this week. 1632. Admitted to a quid pro quo arrangement over the...

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  • October 25, 2019

Republicans are trying to make “no quid pro quo” the new “no collusion.” Guess what? There doesn’t have to be any quid pro quo for there to be an impeachable abuse of office (footnote-both the call summary & the text messages prove there WAS quid pro quo – so there’s...

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  • October 4, 2019

We are in the 21st Century, not the fourteenth, nor is it the 1860s. Yet, we have a President who, in the span of one week, has reportedly threatened to use an alligator filled moat at the border, start a Civil War, execute a man or woman whom President Trump...

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  • October 2, 2019

So in case you were wondering if Donald Trump could come up with something dumber than killing hurricanes with nuclear weapons … well, you have your answer. Enjoy this bonkers shit from The New York Times: The Oval Office meeting this past March began, as so many had, with President Trump...

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  • October 1, 2019

Back in June posted Twitter user Bookdigger Jim’s unauthorized biography of drumpf, and a lot of folks enjoyed it. Well, Jim’s sharpened his pencil and has now profiled nobody’s favorite senator, Lindsey Graham… I’ll post his first tweet, in case you want to read the replies, then I’ll post a Twitter...

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  • September 28, 2019

Columnist Greg Sargent, in his Plum Line blog at the Washington Post cites a Pro Publica piece of Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale to show that Trump’s popularity had gotten so low that the RNC is keeping the facts from down ballot candidates lest they seek to distance themselves from...

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  • September 12, 2019

This got some news on TRMS:   Indivisible Project Launches 5-Figure Ad Buy Urging Constituents to Hold Rep. Josh Gottheimer Accountable I don’t live in his district or NJ, so maybe someone from Gottheimer’s district will want to comment on this development.  But I have never been a fan of conservative...

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  • August 21, 2019

I had an argument a few weeks ago over Nazis. Not the ones that marched for Trump in Portland: I’m talking the original version from the 1930s. The argument—which I couldn’t believe I was having, but I guess is a thing now in certain circles—was whether all Nazis back then were evil. ...

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  • August 19, 2019

This morning the acting U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Director Ken Cuccinelli announced the White House plan for further mistreatment of those most in need. Setting aside all the controversy over terms like “illegals” and “undocumented,” the fantasy of invading hordes of migrants as rapist and killers at every...

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  • August 12, 2019

Received this e-mail today from CREDO Action: While Donald Trump attempts to use the El Paso and Dayton massacres to supercharge his anti-immigrant agenda, Republicans are breaking Senate rules to institutionalize xenophobia and hate.1 Sen. Lindsay Graham just abused his power as chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee to jam through a...

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  • August 10, 2019

As part of the ongoing project to catalog every awful thing the Trump Administration has done as a reference for future political arguments and whatever few posterity survives to see 2020, here’s everything awful the Trump Administration has done this week. ____________________________________________________________________________ 1505. Made repeated racially charged attacks against representative Elijah...

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  • August 2, 2019

And the hits keep coming. This morning, in a bid to prove he really isn’t racist at all, Donald Trump retweeted a virulent racist. Because it’s 2019, and shit like this happens all the time.  x As you can see, I did nothing to lead people on, nor was I particularly...

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  • July 20, 2019

Since the Trump Presidency began back in January 2017, we have endeavored to maintain a comprehensive listing of all the administrations misdeeds in the Everything Awful The Trump Administration Has Done Omnibus (full list here), and have attempted to categorize and score them accordingly. Today is July 20th, which means that as of...

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  • July 20, 2019

Your daily dose of Orwell: x this is fucking incredible side by side pic.twitter.com/ocQP9ADytS — Adam Parkhomenko (@AdamParkhomenko) July 13, 2019 And here’s the transcript of Trump’s remarks, straight from Whitehouse.gov. (Careful, if you click on that site you’ll see some truly disgusting shit you may never fully recover from. You...

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  • July 14, 2019

In Latin America, the situation has deteriorated to the extent that criminal gangs have taken over large areas in the wake of civil wars in the region.  Much of this is due to a US policy of deporting thousands and thousands of gang members, trained in US prisons in LA, into Latin...

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  • July 8, 2019

As part of the ongoing project to catalog every awful thing the Trump Administration has done as a reference for future political arguments and whatever few posterity survives to see 2020, here’s everything awful the Trump Administration has done this week. ____________________________________________________________________________ 1458. Revoked an Obama era rule that cut off...

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  • July 5, 2019

Monsters. From two senior staff attorneys with the American Civil Liberties Union: ICE Detention Center Says It’s Not Responsible for Staff's Sexual Abuse of Detainees Although the employee pled guilty to criminal institutional sexual assault under Pennsylvania law, the defendants contend that they should not be liable for any constitutional...

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  • July 4, 2019

Sarah Sanders won, and it wasn't really a contest. As Donald Trump's press secretary officially exits the White House at the end of June, it's worth examining the extraordinary impact she had on how the Beltway press corps functions, and how news outlets barely put up a fight as she helped...

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  • June 30, 2019

Hear that, kids? Get your flu-riddled asses off that concrete floor and schlep it back to Guatemala. Your parents will be waiting for you there. Promise. Or just wander about town. Check out the local fudge and taffy shoppes. Yesterday on MSNBC’s All in With Chris Hayes, Rep. Michael Burgess...

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  • June 25, 2019

As part of the ongoing project to catalog every awful thing the Trump Administration has done as a reference for future political arguments and whatever few posterity survives to see 2020, here’s everything awful the Trump Administration has done this week. ____________________________________________________________________________ 1436. Failed to reimburse the government of Washington DC...

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  • June 21, 2019

As part of the ongoing project to catalog every awful thing the Trump Administration has done as a reference for future political arguments and whatever few posterity survives to see 2020, here’s everything awful the Trump Administration has done this week. ____________________________________________________________________________ 1414. Claimed the moon was part of Mars 1415. Moved...

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  • June 14, 2019

A.B. Stoddard has up an interesting write up that McConnell’s precious Senate majority is in worse electoral shape than realized because of the orange baboon in the White House.   But first, the setting of Stoddard’s piece is the latest fit by the feces thower in chief over immigration and his...

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  • June 8, 2019

As part of the ongoing project to catalog every awful thing the Trump Administration has done as a reference for future political arguments and whatever few posterity survives to see 2020, here’s everything awful the Trump Administration has done this week. ____________________________________________________________________________ 1403. Exacerbated trade wars by stripping India of special...

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  • June 7, 2019

In solidarity,  Debra Schrishuhn and Dan O’Neal for Alan, Mike F, Janis, Mike H, Shayna, Dr. Bill, Kimberly, and Bryan—your PDA National Team Tell Congress Not To Fund The Border Wall! Week after week, Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) brings you news of the Trump regime’s egregious policies toward migrants,...

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  • May 9, 2019

As part of the ongoing project to catalog every awful thing the Trump Administration has done as a reference for future political arguments and whatever few posterity survives to see 2020, here’s everything awful the Trump Administration has done this week. ____________________________________________________________________________ 1359. Began sending immigrants to sanctuary cities 1360. Attempted...

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  • May 3, 2019

As part of the ongoing project to catalog every awful thing the Trump Administration has done as a reference for future political arguments and whatever few posterity survives to see 2020, here’s everything awful the Trump Administration has done this week. ____________________________________________________________________________ 1336. Offered to pardon the Secretary of Homeland Security...

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  • April 19, 2019

photo: Donna Smith, Senator Warren, Larry Smith In solidarity,  Mike Hersh for Alan, Mike F., Janis, Dan, Deb, Kimberly, Bryan, Dr. Bill, and Shayna—your PDA National Team Help Enact Medicare For All Donna Smith—Progressive Democrats of America (PDA)’s National Advisory Board Chair—welcomed Senator Elizabeth Warren earlier this week. PDA is...

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  • April 18, 2019

photo: Join DREAMers Saying “Build Bridges Not Walls!” In solidarity with our sisters, brothers, and others,  Debra Schrishuhn and Dan O’Neal for Alan, Mike F, Mike H, Janis, Dr. Bill, Kimberly, Bryan, and Shayna—your PDA National Team Tell Congress Not to Fund the Border WallDamn Right, This Is About Human...

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  • April 17, 2019

As part of the ongoing project to catalog every awful thing the Trump Administration has done as a reference for future political arguments and whatever few posterity survives to see 2020, here’s everything awful the Trump Administration has done this week. ____________________________________________________________________________ 1313. Said wind power doesn't work because “wind only...

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  • April 5, 2019

By Mike Hersh for Alan, Dan, Deb, Mike F, Janis, Dr. Bill, Kimberly, Bryan, and Shayna—your PDA National Team Tell Congress Not to Fund the Border Wall theREAL Emergency is Massive Human Suffering! As Trumpublicans indulge their will to punish, fanning the flames of xenophobia and bigotry, Progressive Democrats of...

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  • March 28, 2019

It’s clear that the New Zealand mosque killer was a big fan of Donald Trump’s efforts to stand “as a symbol of renewed white identity and common purpose,” and now his motivations are coming into even sharper focus. And they're eerily similar to the twisted values that animate our pr*sident. In fact,...

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  • March 16, 2019

photo: Join DREAMers Saying “Build Bridges Not Walls!” In solidarity,  Dan O’Neal and Debra Schrishuhn for Alan, Mike F, Mike H, Janis, Dr Bill, Kimberly, Bryan, and Shayna—your PDA National Team Tell Congress Not to Fund the Border Wall theREAL Emergency is Massive Human Suffering! As Trump abuses his Executive...

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  • March 6, 2019
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