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The right-wing has spent the last few weeks gnashing and grinding their teeth to the gum line, trying hard to compare the Afghan evacuation to Ho Chi Minh City, (Saigon). President Biden extricated America from a black hole of war that sucked the very lives, resources, and emotions out of...

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  • September 10, 2021

I watched the celebration of former police officer Derek Michael Chauvin’s conviction of three various counts of murder yesterday, and my feelings were mixed. No, no, I felt no sorrow for the man who not only took George Floyd’s life away but broke the hearts of countless Americans, both black...

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  • April 21, 2021
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Here’s some big news out of Florida: 2022 Florida Governor GE: Ron DeSantis (R-inc) 45%Nikki Fried (D) 45%@StPetePolls/@Fla_Pol 3/22-24https://t.co/HgtQTMyV26 #FLgov — Political Polls (@Politics_Polls) March 25, 2021 Should Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried run for Florida Governor, she starts in a statistical tie with Gov. Ron DeSantis. That’s according to a...

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  • March 26, 2021

Prosecuting hate crime is another thing some prosecutors might not want especially when a Bible Belt jury might want to condone violence against the victimless(sic) crime industry. “Let those pesky feds do it”. As the alleged suspect said, “he was at the end of his rope” because irony runs deep...

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  • March 17, 2021

Received this e-mail from U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth’s (D. IL) re-election campaign: In the United States, Black women are at least three times more likely than white women to die as a result of pregnancy. Here in Illinois, that number is even higher. That is a tragedy and simply not acceptable in...

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  • February 24, 2021

Trump campaign staffers were behind the rally that led to the violent insurrection at the Capitol according to documents obtained by the AP. The campaign denied that they were involved and blamed it on low-level former employees described as “kids.”  Throwing the kids under the bus, what vile and despicable...

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  • January 20, 2021

According to documents obtained by the AP, Trump campaign staffers were behind the rally that led to the violent and deadly insurrection at the Capitol. The Trump campaign denied that they were involved and blamed it on low-level former employees who described them as “kids.”  Throwing the “kids” under the...

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  • January 20, 2021

A piece in The Bulwark gives us another political neologism, as if we had enough to deal with in designated “more conservative”, “more moderate”, “less liberal”, and even anti-progressive Democrats. At their margins they may be responsible for the Democratic losses in Congress even as Trump has been defeated. “Can’t we all just get...

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  • December 22, 2020

I was talking to a colleague yesterday and a word that has driven me crazy since its entrance into the lexicon in the last 20 years came up, ‘microaggression.’ The word bothers me because it carries with it a minimization of racism that soothes the oppressive nature of white privilege....

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  • December 16, 2020

Moms Demand Action Shannon Watts makes it clear we can all be activists. The GOP’s acquiescence to an autocratic Trump makes the presidency off-limits. Shannon Watts shows activism works. x x YouTube Video Politics Done Right Live weekdays @ 3:00 PM Central Video Zoom: LINK — Live Calls: (346)248-7799 ID:254 0...

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  • December 15, 2020

So what will the new conservative boogeyman be now that Republicans are finally starting to accept that Donald Trump is a lame duck à l'orange?  Well, conservative media have always played the hits from the ‘90s till today, so they’re bound to cue up a few oldies to keep the...

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  • November 25, 2020

It’s all about disclosing. And Trump showed us how unhinged he is on Monday in his HBO/Axios interview with Jonathan Swan. Because don’t you need another hat… or undercoating. x Trump interviewing himself may be the best thing to ever happen to the internet… pic.twitter.com/2xMDfg7PGF— Rex Chapman🏇🏼 (@RexChapman) August 5, 2020...

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  • August 5, 2020

Seriously. HER DOG!!!! The Iowa senate race between incumbent Republican Senator Joni Ernst and Democratic challenger Theresa Greenfield has gotten seriously bitchy. We mean that quite literally. It’s not a battle over policy or the poll numbers that have started to favor Greenfield that have seen things get off the leash. No,...

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  • August 1, 2020

In his presser, Trump blamed Portland violence on “professional anarchists” because of course they carry cards noting their memberships, rather than those awful amateur anarchists. There are so darn many of them, so many moms and vets. Too many pro-tips for Trump, because when the going gets weird, the weird turn pro....

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  • July 31, 2020

Fortunately Trump has too many vices unlike Londo Cotton. x Trump cannot take fascism all the way, not because he has any virtues but because he has too many vices. It is right to see fascism and call it by its name. It is also right to mock it, resist...

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  • July 27, 2020

The use of federal protection squads in Portland and DC is expected to expand, even as there is no need for them except as actors in re-election campaign media. It’s more security theater, situated in cities rather than airports. It is pseudo martial law, transgressing on state and local laws, superspreading...

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  • July 22, 2020

What good trouble looks like: x Federal police strike protester with baton, use pepper spray and tear gas outside courthouse in Portland pic.twitter.com/VX2xTVaaYq — Zane Sparling (@PDXzane) July 19, 2020 x “They just started wailing on me”: @dani__zoellner spoke to the veteran who was brutally beaten by federal officers in...

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  • July 19, 2020

Real researchers, scientists, doctors, nurses, clinicians, grade-schoolers, and your aunt Karen, recognize that the wearing of masks reduces the spread of the coronavirus. Those who will not admit it, know their resistance to masks is because they think it does not go well with a Red Hat. Far from being...

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  • July 17, 2020

Stephen Rodrick at Rolling Stone has a great piece about Michigan’s status as a battleground state during a pandemic which is a sobering reminder of while we should expand our map, we can’t take these states for granted: James Carville once famously said that between Pittsburgh and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is...

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  • July 16, 2020

Some very big news today out of Texas courtesy of PPP’s latest poll done on behalf of EMILY’s List: x TEXASBiden 48% (+2)Trump 46%@ppppolls/@emilyslist (D) 6/24-25https://t.co/Qmoaz481Fd— Political Polls (@Politics_Polls) July 2, 2020 x Texas Senate GE:Cornyn (R-inc) 42%Hegar (D) 35%@ppppolls/@emilyslist (D) 6/24-25https://t.co/Qmoaz481Fd #TXsen — Political Polls (@Politics_Polls) July 2, 2020...

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  • July 2, 2020

So this is an actual thing:   “Listen Hellboy.” So began one of the weirdest episodes in what has been one of the weirdest years in politics, well, ever. The author of those words was none other than Republican Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, who was responding to a tweet from...

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  • June 16, 2020

From The Huffington Post: After backing Republican Sen. Susan Collins in 2014, the political arm of the major gun control advocacy group Everytown for Gun Safety announced on Tuesday that it’s endorsing one of her Democratic challengers in this year’s Maine Senate race. Maine House Speaker Sara Gideon, one of...

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  • June 9, 2020

Imagine, if world record holder,Morocco’s Hicham El Guerrouj, running at speeds equaling his world record mile time of 3:43.13, without stopping; did it twice. Wait, wait just to show off his dominance, he ran for another one minute and 34 seconds. I think you would marvel at his stamina, and...

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  • June 3, 2020
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Nothing to see here: U.S. Sen. David Perdue, after seeing his portfolio scrutinized and criticized, says his advisers will no longer trade stocks in individual companies. The Friday evening announcement coincided with the filing of a report that outlined trading on his behalf over the previous month. “As you can...

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  • May 11, 2020

Received this e-mail today from Slate Magazine’s The Surge where they list the seven top U.S. Senate races that could help the Democrats win a Majority: 1. North Carolina Let’s get the math out of the way. The current, Republican-led Senate composition is 53 to 47. That means Democrats need...

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  • May 8, 2020

Received this e-mail today from U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D. NY) in support of U.S. Senator Tina Smith’s (D. MN) re-election campaign and Barbara Bollier (D. KS) and Theresa Greenfield’s (D. IA) U.S. Senate campaigns: If Democrats want to take the Senate, we must win back the Midwest. So today, I’m going...

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  • April 20, 2020

Received this e-mail from U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D. NY) in support of U.S. Senator Tina Smith’s (D. MN) re-election campaign and Barbara Bollier (D. KS) and Theresa Greenfield’s (D. IA) U.S. Senate campaigns: If Democrats want to take the Senate, we must win back the Midwest. So today, I’m going to...

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  • March 8, 2020

Andrew Yang gave one of the most profound answers to a question about poverty at the Democratic Debate. It is clear he realizes America requires transformative change. Andrew Yang on poverty George Stephanopoulos had one of the most profound questions that questioned the reality of our current economic system. “Today,...

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  • February 9, 2020

Received this e-mail today from U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D. NY) in support of Sara Gideon (D. ME), Theresa Greenfield (D. IA), MJ Hegar (D. TX) and Amy McGrath’s (D. KY) U.S. Senate campaigns: Democrats need to net just four Senate seats in 2020 to take back the majority. So...

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  • January 16, 2020

One day we’ll be well past this kind of thing, but for now … The Hallmark Channel has pulled four gay-friendly ads featuring lesbian women getting married and kissing at an altar. The ads, for Zola.com, were apparently deemed too “controversial” for the family- evangelical Christian-friendly network. AP: “The debate surrounding...

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  • December 15, 2019

Glasses of water on the Titanic. Nearer my god-emperor to thee. Can Dick Morris be far behind. scoop with @jdawsey1: Clinton strategist Mark Penn counsels President Trump on impeachment. https://t.co/nBDHMBdcB2 — Jacqueline Alemany (@JaxAlemany) November 26, 2019 As President Trump’s White House battles impeachment, he turned to a familiar face...

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  • November 26, 2019

Received this e-mail from U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D. NY): Friends, If we’re going to end the epidemic of gun violence in America, we have to break the NRA’s stranglehold over Washington. That means throwing all our support behind leaders unafraid to stand up to the gun lobby and fight for meaningful reforms....

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  • November 20, 2019

National Geographic has a fascinating story where a bottlenose dolphin adopted a baby of a different species, a melon-head whale, back in 2014 and is still caring for it today.  The whale species are found throughout the tropics and are a close relative to pygmy whales and pilot whales according...

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  • August 10, 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

photo: PDA Activists Know Healthcare Is A Human Right Onward to Healthcare Justice!  Mike Hersh for Dr. Bill, Alan, Dan, Janis, Deb, Kimberly, Bryan, Mike F., and Shayna—your PDA national team. We Need Medicare For All!   When one of my loved ones is ill or hurt, the only thing...

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  • July 15, 2019

Running scared: President Donald Trump’s reelection team was put on heightened alert by Sen. Kyrsten Sinema’s (D-AZ) win in 2018 — and are now getting on the ground early to prevent it from happening again. According to the Washington Examiner, the campaign is planning to install veteran operative Brian Seitchik as...

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  • April 30, 2019

Ding-dong, the witch is dead, the wicked witch, the witch is dead   The Wizard of Oz RIP (Rot In Prison) Kirtjen Nielsen. The Kommisar of Kiddie Kages now finally joins her former boss, General John Kelly, in the “Shit scraped off of the bottom of my shoe” category of the...

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  • April 8, 2019

If there’s one persistent myth about Donald Trump’s reign of idiocy, it’s that he’s somehow turned the economy around following years of tepid job growth. In fact, in response to today’s jobs report, Kevin Brady, the top Republican on the House Ways and Means Committee, released this Brobdingnagian bushel o’ bullshit:...

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  • April 5, 2019

Eric Coleman is a dream candidate. He’s a retired Naval veteran injured in the line of duty, a business owner, and is well known in the community for his extensive volunteer work. He’s also a very strong advocate for sensible gun laws—while his GOP opponent, an NRA member, supports the...

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  • March 2, 2019

Furloughed federal workers and area elected officials hold a protest rally in front of Independence Hall on January 8, 2019 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The government shutdown, now lasting 18 days, marks the second longest in United States history, affecting about 800,000 federal employees. (Photo: Mark Makela/Getty Images) By Donna Smith,...

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  • January 10, 2019

What? Am I worried? Nope, not at all. Actually, I’m fucking terrified. I can sum up my paranoia in three simple words. lifelong Cubs fan. November 2016 will never be number one for me, September 1969 scarred me for life, znd taught me that optimism is a pipe dream. But since I’m...

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  • November 5, 2018

BlueStarNavyMom3 thought she was being clever with her unauthorized use of her son’s Navy  photo to support Trump and the budding #HimToo movement on Twitter. The clap back caused her to delete her post, but KT NELSON preserved it for us. since she deleted it here’s a screenshot. one of the greatest...

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  • October 9, 2018

GOP strategist Rick Wilson named his new book “Everything Trump touches, dies.” I’ve been calling Trump the “Anti-Midas” for quite a while now, everything he touches turns to shit. Just look at Ronny Jackson. “The Candyman” was as happy as a clam, being a one man pharmacy for the White...

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  • September 17, 2018
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A must read from the New York Times: President Trump’s budget chief, Mick Mulvaney, expressed confidence to Republican donors on Saturday that the party would overcome a Democratic “movement of hate” in November, but he acknowledged Republicans could lose races where they have nominated candidates who are not seen as...

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  • September 8, 2018

ILLINOIS — MoveOn Political Action members in Illinois’ 14th congressional district have voted overwhelmingly to endorse Lauren Underwood for Congress, with 98% of votes cast in favor of backing Underwood. A native of Naperville, Underwood is registered nurse, with hands-on experience in America’s healthcare industry. She was appointed by President...

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  • May 22, 2018

Yes, those lovely people over at the NRA have decided that they've had enough of Shannon Watts, the public face of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America.  Their new strategy to blunt the effects of this gun-control group seems to be attacking the leader on a personal basis....

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  • September 6, 2014

Volunteering for a voter’s registration drive this past weekend, I grabbed a handful of forms and a clipboard from the coordinator, believing it would be easy to get people to sign up, or confirm they already had. Wandering around the local mall, asking passersby if they were registered, I was...

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