Minnesota

In the mid-1920s, the term ‘Pinko’ reared its accusatory head. Anyone deemed a sympathizer but not a full-on communist was labeled a pinko—dare I say—semi-communist. The word’s resurgence was on display during the Army-McCarthy Hearings of the 1950s. Then Senator Joe McCarthy of Minnesota brought paranoia to new levels. He...

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  • September 2, 2022

Russia’s fascist, authoritarian leader Vladimir Putin, accusing the Ukraine president of being a Nazi is unbelievable. Despite Putin’s Hitler-like statement, “I am convinced that this natural and necessary self-cleansing [of society] will only strengthen our country, our solidarity, cohesion, and readiness to meet any challenge,” he said. The irony seems...

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  • March 18, 2022

Someone needs to crack open Mike Lindell’s head and replace the piñata candy already. It’s obviously gone bad.  The latest from Fascista Ned Flanders may have you scratching your head until you scrape brain: The Mewling Mustache of Minnesota wants to help those scofflaw Canadian truckers who are deliberately screwing with the...

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  • February 17, 2022

The simplest explanation for lawyer Michael Godwin’s law is that the longer a debate or disagreement extends, it will eventually devolve into an unfounded comparison to Hitler and the Nazis. Godwin’s Law is a current topic because of Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA). Marjorie Taylor Greene may have decisively proved...

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  • May 26, 2021

The US and the world continue with efforts to contain Covid. While the rate of vaccinations in the US has been slowing, the CDC reports that 60.2% of US adults have received at least one dose as of yesterday. About 47.9% of all Americans have taken at least one shot...

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  • May 20, 2021

Who could believe that Republicans would actually use a provable voter fraud fallacy to distract from institutional interventions that suppress votes. Why would they divert attention to voter suppression efforts and conspiracy theories as absurd as ballots shipped from abroad. And there’s no shortage of cynical extremists in the GOP. But...

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  • May 10, 2021

Fifteen years ago, black suspect, Neal Mack gasped for breath, using the all too familiar words “I can’t breathe.”  Mr. Mack was handcuffed and having his life drained from his body by a chokehold applied by officer Greg Kwiatkowski before being pulled away. Mr. Mack’s life was saved by black...

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  • April 19, 2021
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President Joe Biden announced today that every state has removed age eligibility for Covid-19 vaccinations so anyone 16 or over can received a Pfizer/BioNtech shot and anyone18 or over can receive a dose of Moderna’s vaccine. Biden’s goal of 200 million vaccinations in his first 100 days should be reached this Wednesday, eight days...

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  • April 19, 2021

Minnesota law enforcement, at its based level exhibits some intersectional issues often represented in fictional culture products like Fargo. Their police forces haven’t learned very much since the death of George Floyd. So many examples of bad faith below:

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  • April 19, 2021

If there is any doubt that police will go out of the way not to shoot a violent white man yet is trigger happy with POCs, this is. Violent anti-masker white man not shot by a cop? See full episodes here. I hear about this story from Shaun King’s Instagram. Shaun...

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  • April 16, 2021

Planned Parenthood Texas Votes (PPTV) Executive director Dyana Limon-Mercado talks about Texas Lege’s assault on women. Do you still doubt police bias? We want vaccines for the world. Planned Parenthood under attack Politics Done Right Live weekdays @ 3:00 PM Central Video Zoom: LINK — Live Calls: (346)248-7799 ID:254 0...

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  • April 15, 2021

White America has been made aware there is a conversation black parents have been compelled to have with their children, literally, for centuries. The conversation, as it were, was thought to be a necessary evil to keep our children alive. Survival was always thought to be based on complying and...

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  • April 14, 2021
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The driver Daunte Wright was pulled over for a traffic violation by Brooklyn Center, MN police, and in the process of being arrested for an outstanding warrant. He was shot while returning to his car, got in and drove for a short distance, crashing and dying. Protests have begun ten miles...

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  • April 12, 2021

It is a cruel irony that before the start of the trial of former officer Derek Chauvin the state of Minnesota is one of many placing the knee of racism on the neck of black American voters. It is also not lost on me that Colin Kaepernick was denied his...

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  • March 29, 2021

“The universe has been to them.” (Resident Alien) 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...

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  • March 13, 2021

The Democratic Party is once again proving that integrity matters. In recent days, the Governor of New York, Andrew Cuomo, has had too very credible charges of sexual harassment levied against him. Couple that with the looming Covid-19 nursing home scandal involving the hiding of data on the numbers of deaths,...

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  • March 1, 2021
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The sparse number of actual carbon capture and sequestration projects plus weak carbon markets amplify the problems of the climate crisis yet to be revisited, post-Trump. Two heartland examples in North Dakota and Texas show how there are several interlocking problems addressing the climate crisis that must be included in future environmental policy. More specifically...

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  • February 28, 2021

CNN reports that the Biden team is greatly concerned that Trump’s public numbers on vaccines are fake and, more critically, it is hard to really know what the current state of play is.   States across the country say they're running low on coronavirus vaccine supply, with many officials insisting the...

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  • January 20, 2021

No doubt there are Trump pardons, but the cluster falls close to the _____. Apparently Trump has been advised that the optics of guilt are greater exposure to his soon to be mounting legal woes. This includes even the Trumpian small insults, a hastily assembled 1776 position paper to prescribe...

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  • January 19, 2021

Clear and present danger seems to remain operative as Mike Lindell was in a meeting at the Oval Office. All Trump has left are conspiracy fantasies fed by a bedding manufacturer. x How will ever explain to the future that it's 5 pm on the last Friday of Trump's presidency,...

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  • January 15, 2021

There’s a huge, grim, sprawling crisis unfolding right now in the U.S. And by that I mean, Donald Trump may not get the warm sendoff he’d hoped for. x The president is currently scheduled to leave Washington early Wednesday morning. He wants a send-off, aides had at one point discussed a rally...

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  • January 15, 2021

Crimes against humanity by needless deaths, because sending Americans a check with his name on it obligated a vote. Trump needed anti-masking reactionaries and antivaxxers to merge in order to foment some naïve idea of herd immunity such that wanting to get more people infected was more important to the...

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  • December 19, 2020

Lack of standing is the reason for SCOTUS dismissing the Ken Paxton suit to overturn the votes of four states. Meritless frivolity remains. x #BREAKING: #SCOTUS throws out Texas's suit attempting to challenge presidential election results in four battleground states, granting Texas leave to file its complaint but summarily dismissing its...

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  • December 11, 2020

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
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A loser’s victory rally, what a message. In his Valdosta, Georgia speech on Saturday Trump will essentially repeat his 46 minute Facebook rant from Wednesday with a few local references and additional stupid ad libs. Save that hour for more productive activities that don’t involve super-spreading. They’re “not dumb in Georgia” but...

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  • December 3, 2020

What do you do when you’re the head of a crime family and all your kids are Fredos? You fail. A lot. Case in point: Eric Trump Of course, we all know Eric has the cognitive ability of a below-average glue-huffing Sea-Monkey, but that doesn’t mean it still isn’t hilarious when...

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  • November 10, 2020

Typically, nations around the world watch but don’t celebrate the selection of our leaders. This year is a big difference. People all around the world joyously broke out in celebration as if America just overthrew a dictator. We kind of did… x West London, November 7th, 2020: Fireworks celebrating the...

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  • November 8, 2020

More damn mischief. GOTV, dammit. Fortunately the FBI is on the case. x https://t.co/b9Ak1VMZnI— Forbes (@Forbes) November 3, 2020 Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel, on Tuesday alerted voters in Dearborn about a suspicious text message making the rounds that claimed a “typographical error” on the on the ballots, which were inexplicably described...

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  • November 3, 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

Here’s the latest news today out of Minnesota courtesy of Research Co.’s latest poll: The last Republican nominee to carry the North Star State was Richard Nixon in 1972. Clinton defeated Trump by 44,593 votes to secure Minnesota for the Democrats in 2016 (46.4% to 44.9%). Biden is ahead of...

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  • November 2, 2020

MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell is from a time of cordial journalism. Trump's comms guy forced her out of character and she did not disappoint. Andrea Mitchell, out of character. Welcomed! x x YouTube Video See full episodes here. Andrea Mitchell invited President Trump’s Campaign Communication Director, Tim Murtaugh, to the program. True...

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  • October 29, 2020

Rampant GOP dickishness. Kushner also said his father-in-law “basically did a full hostile takeover of the Republican Party.” The next week is going to be very stressful, be patient, regardless of the outcome. "Three weeks in, Joe is shot, let's go Kamala, are you ready?" pic.twitter.com/qgMVQ3ekI1 — Andrew Feinberg (@AndrewFeinberg) October...

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  • October 29, 2020

Some very good news today out of Minnesota: x NEW Minnesota Post Debate Poll: Biden 53% (+14)Trump 39%.#MNsen:Smith (D-inc) 53% (+14)Lewis (R) 39%@GravisMarketing, LV, 10/24-26https://t.co/qMNUKSd9Ap— Political Polls (@Politics_Polls) October 27, 2020 That’s a much better and different poll than from four days ago: Senator Tina Smith (D-Minn.) is in a...

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  • October 27, 2020

Gravis Marketing leads off with a 13 point lead for Joe Biden in Michigan. That would be a fantastic number if it is accurate.  It would mean Democrats would likely roll up good numbers in Minnesota and Wisconsin as well. Even Ohio, which was 8% more Republican than Michigan in 2016, would...

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  • October 25, 2020

Rachel Maddow makes the sad case that Donald Trump is a purposeful coronavirus super spreader. And he enjoys doing it. Rachel Maddow exposes Trump x x YouTube Video See full episodes here. Rachel Maddow pointed out the sad reality that Trump's irresponsible rallies are making the pandemic worse. USA Today reported that the...

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  • October 25, 2020

projects.fivethirtyeight.com/… Morning Consult is waking us up this morning  with a number of great state polls, with the Arizona poll being about the only one that’s not great. The polls were taken October 11-20 of likely voters. This pollster is rated B/C by 538. State Presidential Polls 10/22 from Morning Consult State...

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  • October 22, 2020

projects.fivethirtyeight.com/… It’s nearly all plus signs for Joe Biden in today’s state polls. The forecast from 538 has Biden with a 87% of winning and a 10% national lead (some of today’s national polls are quite Republican). Being tied at 47% in Texas is a great achievement for the Biden campaign. poll.qu.edu/…...

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  • October 21, 2020

Assuming that there will be some violent provocations, we should encourage all deescalation efforts for election week, regardless of the vote outcomes. We’ve now seen the potential for serious planned electoral violence with the attempts on the governor of Michigan and the mayor of Wichita.   We’ve also seen long-term confrontations in...

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  • October 20, 2020

We are in the 11th hour of freedom as we know it and a pandemic where only 16 hospital beds are left in North Dakota.   They are flying people out of state to available hospital beds.   Scientists say the next 6 to 12 weeks will be our darkest days...

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  • October 19, 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

Trump’s now doing shtick at his virus-fests, focusing on grievance and culture-war nonsense, nearly promising Michiganders that he’ll not visit Minnesota if he loses the election. “Remember that time Trump got Herman Cain killed?” x Trump says “lock them all up” as his fans direct “lock her up!” chants toward...

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  • October 17, 2020

Received this e-mail today from Theresa Greenfield’s (D. IA) U.S. Senate campaign: President Barack Obama is hosting a virtual grassroots fundraiser this Friday to help us take back the Senate — and we want you to be there! Taking back the Senate has never been more important, and these Democratic candidates in Iowa, Texas,...

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  • October 13, 2020

projects.fivethirtyeight.com/… The NYT/Siena Poll, rated A+ by 538, has Joe Biden with a 48% to 40% lead in Michigan and a 51% to 41% lead in Wisconsin. The polls are of likely voters and were taken October 8-11. New polls show Biden is gaining in the Northern battlegrounds among white...

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  • October 12, 2020

This evening at 7pm ET there will be another of the usual airport hangar events to pack Trumpists and spread contagion. We’ll see how long he lasts, considering his planned 30 minute speech on Saturday lasted 18 minutes. x This is the line for the Trump Rally in Sanford, FL....

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  • October 12, 2020

The stupid is always stronger with these people (John Fugelsang) The president is outright lying right now on Rush’s show, saying we have a cure for COVID. x Trump starts by saying he “jumped” on the invite to do this rally because Rush's audience is so large. Then he falsely...

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  • October 9, 2020

Here’s the latest news out of Minnesota: x #MNsen:Smith (D-inc) 44% (+7)Lewis (R) 37%@surveyusa/@KSTP, LV, 10/1-6https://t.co/gYfn30JyUZ— Political Polls (@Politics_Polls) October 9, 2020 Here’s some more info: Smith leads among female voters by 17 points, 47% to 30%. That's more than enough to overcome the 44% to 41% lead Lewis has...

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  • October 9, 2020

Having a hole in a barrier renders it either compromised or ineffective. The last time you went to the dentist and he or she said, ‘open wide’ you would have been aghast if the dentist were not wearing a mask. When your surgeon enters the operating room and the anesthesiologist...

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  • October 7, 2020

Beto O’Rourke, who narrowly lost to Ted Cruz for Texas’s Senate seat in 2018, and Tory Gavito, cofounder of Way to Win, have an op-ed in today’s WaPo urging Biden to fight for Texas’s 38 EVs: Joe Biden can end the drama on election night. All he has to do...

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  • October 4, 2020
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