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A part of the nationalistic, anti-immigrant, and rising anti-Semitic hunger in America is the refusal to examine the U.S. side of the border. The last presidential administration wanted to build walls and accused immigrants crossing our southern borders of being rapists and murderers. In 2018 over 30,000 murders were reported...

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  • October 19, 2022

When a group of Islamic radicals terrorized the country on September 11, 2001, the resolve of Americans was mobilized, and the GOP doubled down on the hate. Despite the fact former President George W. Bush made it clear that Islam was not the culprit for the actions of a few...

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  • September 12, 2022

As a black American, I can understand the tumult over First Lady Jill Biden associating Latin culture with “bogades”(sic) and ‘breakfast tacos.” Talking in part before the UnidosUS annual conference, she said “ —as distinct as the bogades [bodegas] of the Bronx, as beautiful as the blossoms of Miami, and...

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  • July 13, 2022

The panic over 9/11 that led to the Patriot Act is almost understandable. We had seen thousands of our fellow Americans incinerated, and our military and financial invincibility symbols were toppled. So, limiting a few freedoms for revenge seemed reasonable amid anger and fear (at the time). I am baffled...

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  • July 6, 2022

If you were old enough and curious enough, most of us can remember where we were when tragedy struck. Historically sad events have a way of freezing that point in time like it is suspended in dry ice; only thawed by the heat of another heartbreak. Again, if you are...

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  • September 13, 2021

What is the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the words, terrorism? 9/11? ISIS? The Taliban? While these examples are certainly just, they don’t always represent terrorism in its entirety. Dan Brown said, “History is always written by the winners”. Stereotypes and generalizations often cause the public...

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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

Have you ever asked yourself, why are so many GOP political theories race and gender-based? The latest is that voter ballots in Arizona were smuggled in from China. The GOP has decided the best way to expose this absurd idea is to exploit a silly stereotype and check the ballots...

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  • May 7, 2021

Too often Americans forget to create a unity that is nothing but a scab over an infected wound. Traitors must atone for the insurrection. The insurrection must be vindicated. 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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  • January 21, 2021

More Charlie than Kevin, McCarthy now tries to polish a turd about the insurrection, tiptoeing a fine line between Trumpists and “post-trumpist” GOP constituencies. McCarthy is just not good with shiny objects to distract the media, as he defaults to the GOP’s more covert racial messaging. x Wherein @GOPLeader indignantly refuses...

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  • January 21, 2021

Have you noticed when you ask a Republican about Trump’s transgressions, they answer in one of three ways, Democrat Party (sic), Pelosi, or The Squad; they cannot defend him. We currently have a member of Congress, [Marjorie Taylor Greene] who posed next to a photo of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib,...

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  • January 15, 2021

In April of 2009, former Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano warned that a burgeoning crop of former American military right-wing extremists would be marching down the throats of democracy someday, and Republicans choked on the truth. Ms. Napolitano was so ostracized by right-wingers, who ironically labeled her actions traitorous, that...

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  • January 11, 2021

Just because he wanted a spectacle that could have resulted in mass casualties and even death doesn’t change the event. Race has little to do with it, yet. Motive still needs further investigation, despite the mass of CTs and disinformation. It seems more likely that the bomber did not die...

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  • December 28, 2020

This continues the diary of two days ago. Nostalgia is a coping mechanism at the place known for its association with William Faulkner. Oxford Mississippi is a place where the nostalgia for a lost cause remains a kind of delusion. When injuries are imagined and retribution seems easy, this happens where...

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  • December 24, 2020

Trump celebrated a month and 26 days of asshat amateurism left by having a one minute briefing and taking no questions at the White House, but claiming credit for the stock market record even as he had predicted a crash with a Biden victory. x The First Lady (right) at the...

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  • November 24, 2020

Here’s the latest news today out of North Carolina courtesy of Monmouth University’s latest poll: The Monmouth University Poll finds North Carolina’s U.S. Senate election has shifted in the Democrat’s favor since last month. Among registered voters, challenger Cal Cunningham has 48% support and first-term Republican incumbent Thom Tillis has...

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  • October 13, 2020

Much jackboot-quaking as a much-touted demo in Portland had a weak showing north of the anarchist jurisdiction.  x tickled by this because I watched 5 seconds of the KATU coverage and the proud boy on the mic said something like 2,000 people were there— voltaverse (@voltaverse) September 26, 2020 x...

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  • September 26, 2020

Trump's followers are operating under a different set of determinants. While most of America and the free world views truth as a factor in defining honesty, Trump sycophancy dictates that you dispose of that value. When credibly accused of rape by writer E. Jean Carroll, President Trump unbelievably used as...

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  • September 18, 2020

In other GOP nonsense, Trump is spending time in battleground states trying to get airport rallies to substitute for Tulsa-like covid-spreader events. But the marginal stories are the ones that a desperate Trump is trying to give air, as if that will compensate for losing pretty much everywhere. Trump congratulating...

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  • August 19, 2020

Even as some things are becoming less clear in the repression-stunts being pulled by Trump, we can see that Trump is prepping the ground for a loss. Can he keep it up? Trump will need that support to keep himself out of prison and to galvanize the 25% dead-enders. There are...

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  • July 27, 2020

Reading the Bolton book is a tough slog. although it is amusing to read how he wanted to settle scores including obliquely allowing Rex Tillerson to call Nikki Haley a c***. If there’s a takeaway so far, it is how badly edited it is, and how absent any consideration of...

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  • June 21, 2020

Paul Krugman has a column out this morning: Tulsa and the Many Sins of Racism, about Bunker Boy’s choice of Tulsa and Juneteenth for his restart rally — choices Krugman is certain were deliberate. Being a Nobel laureate in economics, Krugman looks at the question of race relations from a...

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  • June 19, 2020

There’s juicy stuff in the Bolton book even if his mercenary lust for money came before putting Trump in the vise during the Impeachment. It seems less revelatory as it might simply confirm how incompetent and dangerous Trump remains. “He then, stunningly, turned the conversation to the coming U.S. presidential election,...

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  • June 17, 2020

We note today 100,000 deaths as well as the meme #JusticeForCarolyn in its fabricated disinformation of what could be a true story about Trump’s treatment of his paramours’ abortions (see Elliot Broidy). After all Trump copes with mass death by diverting attention with something else spectacular, in this case yet another debunked conspiracy...

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  • May 27, 2020

With his dad polling behind in a bunch of states, the spawn does drift far from the roe. x thanks to fox news for getting “Usama bin Laden” to trend. the president who gave the order to kill him has endorsed joe biden. pic.twitter.com/0XyyD0b8Tg— Oliver Willis (@owillis) April 23, 2020...

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  • April 23, 2020

Be safe, be well, be at peace Be safe, be well, be at peace, Your PDA National Staff Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) wishes you a safe,healthy holiday. Instead of our usual “Sustainer Sunday”fundraising email, we urge you to Tell Congress: We needadequate COVID-19 legislation that protects healthcareprofessionals and the...

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  • April 12, 2020

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. Justice Sotomayor warned that, thanks in part to Trump's...

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  • February 28, 2020

Happy Valentines Day—Unless You’re One Of Trump’s Targets In solidarity, Dan O’Neal and Debra Schrishuhn for Alan, Mike F., Janis, Mike H., Donna, Dr. Bill, Kimberly, and Bryan—your PDA National Team We Believe That Love Is Stronger Than HateTell Congress To Block Trump’s Hateful Wall!   Valentine’s Day is a...

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  • February 14, 2020

With all due respect to Pete Wehner, an evangelical Christian, former George W. Bush White House aide, and the author of the above quote, this analogy undersells Donald Trump’s depravity by a damn stretch. A person born blind would surely be curious about what color is. Further, he or she wouldn’t scorn...

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  • February 12, 2020

Having now become a historical fountain of misconstrued Constitutional information, Alan Dershowitz surely borrowed a pair of tap shoes from the late dancer Gregory Hines.  In addressing the assembled Senate members for the removal of the President, following his Impeachment, Dershowitz is now seeking to moonwalk his assertion that if...

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  • January 31, 2020

Received this e-mail today from U.S. Senator Ron Wyden (D. OR) in support of Jennifer Bollier’s (D. KS) U.S. Senate campaign: In the last year alone, the House of Representatives passed more than 400 bills. Bills that put voters first, tighten consumer protection loopholes, fund our public schools, enhance gun...

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  • January 13, 2020

Another day, another Kentucky criminal’s family pays to have them pardoned from prison.   GOP prosecutor took donations from sex offender's family, then pressed Bevin for a pardon The elected Republican commonwealth’s attorney in Christian County wrote to Gov. Matt Bevin last month seeking a pardon on behalf of a prominent...

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  • January 10, 2020

No, I did not attend a boring seminar on quantum mechanics or bend my brain studying the theory of relativity. I spent Christmas Eve and Day in Albert Einstein ( with whom I share a birthday) Hospital recovering from what was termed, a cardiac incident. Short of a heart attack, I...

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  • December 27, 2019

Beginning in the 1970s, the city of Lewiston, Maine, suffered a massive population drain from all the closed mills. Thousands of Somali war refugees settled in the state’s second-largest city since the turn of the century and call it home. The refugees are actually credited with completely turning the city around since the first Somali family arrived in...

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  • November 21, 2019

Growing up as a black kid in America, the running blaxploitation film theme was getting “the man” before he got you. Donald Trump is un-circling the wagons for the white man’s last stand.  That last statement is not a blanket thrown over every white man or woman in America, and...

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  • September 27, 2019

Sometimes it feels like the press has just completely surrendered to Donald Trump's relentless lies, and that reporters have essentially thrown up their hands, signaling that Trump has complete permission to fabricate whatever wild fantasies he wants and journalists won't really do much. Perhaps it's one part laziness, one part...

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  • September 15, 2019

Sometimes it feels like the press has just completely surrendered to Donald Trump's relentless lies, and that reporters have essentially thrown up their hands, signaling that Trump has complete permission to fabricate whatever wild fantasies he wants and journalists won't really do much. Perhaps it's one part laziness, one part...

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  • September 15, 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

We are all Jake Tapper this morning. (Hey, it’s better than all of us being Chuck Todd. Though if I were, I’d shave off that fucking goatee posthaste, and advise you to do the same. It just doesn’t work for his face. I mean, seriously.) Tapper began CNN’s State of...

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  • August 11, 2019

The Shu Shop in Birmingham, Alabama describes itself as a “relaxed, hip outpost offering Japanese ramen noodles & toppings alongside snacks & small plates.” But if you’re in the Theatre District in downtown today, you won’t be able to enjoy it because it’s closed. In particular, it closed so it wouldn’t...

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  • August 10, 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

Members say they want a candidate who ‘inspires the public with deep progressive values’ and ‘makes the connections between racial, social, and economic injustice.’ WASHINGTON, DC — Sen. Elizabeth Warren leads a new MoveOn straw poll with the support of 38% of members nationwide, followed by Bernie Sanders with 17%....

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  • June 25, 2019

photo: Juneteenth Emancipation Day Celebration, June 19, 1900Austin History Center, Austin Public Library, Public Domain For a more progressive future,  Debra Schrishuhn for Alan, Mike F, Janis, Mike H, Dan, Shayna, Dr. Bill, Kimberly, and Bryan—your PDA National Team Juneteenth Celebrates Freedom Over OppressionJoin PDA Demanding An End To Racism...

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  • June 18, 2019

The Florida GOP literally refers to pregnant Florida women as “host bodies”. Now, we are expected to get an abortion ban that is in every way as bad as Alabama’s—and may even be worse. Our state is purple, we have more Democrats here than Republicans, and yet our state legislature...

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  • May 25, 2019

Why does this remind me of every Trump supporter I’ve ever had the misfortune to meet? WOIO TV: A vigil organized by Christians, Jews and Muslims at Cleveland City Hall to remember the 49 killed in Christchurch, New Zealand was interrupted Friday by a President Donald Trump supporter driving a “BUILD THE...

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  • March 16, 2019

277 events. 48 states. At least 50,000 attendees. That’s what power looks like. Donald Trump may control the White House for the moment, but we are not giving up on what this country can be. And on Presidents Day, tens of thousands of MoveOn members and allies hit the streets to build a vision...

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  • February 19, 2019

Yes, you can never trust a Never Trumper, but Michael Steele had a great turn of phrase for Senator Mitch McConnell’s support of Trump’s upcoming declaration of a “national emergency”:  “He has taken his thirty pieces of silver.”  For those who are pagans, muslims, athiests, and others who regularly fell...

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  • February 14, 2019

Many, many years ago, all the way back on November 10th, 2016 ore so, Mitch McConnell was one chipper turtle, he was living high on the hog. That’s because the hog had just gotten elected President, but hadn’t actually taken the oath of office yet, so he wasn’t actively screwing...

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  • February 14, 2019

NY Times “Alexandre Bissonnette, a 29-year-old former politics student fixated on President Trump, the far right and Muslims, was sentenced on Friday to life in prison without the possibility of parole for 40 years for shooting six people dead in an attack on a mosque in Quebec City in January...

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  • February 9, 2019