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Democrats court trouble when they use metaphors and comparative thinking. Remember when former President Barack Obama used an old idiom. “If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun,” in a June 2008 fundraiser during his run for his first term as President. Republicans like his opponent John...

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  • October 12, 2022

Remember when kids online were swallowing spoonfuls of cinnamon and setting their genitals on fire for likes and clicks? Adults like me would shake their heads, sigh, and be thankful to be a boomer because we just licked frogs and ran naked through mud-filled parks on acid trips. Those terror-filled...

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  • August 19, 2022

As usual, Ali Velshi delves deeper into the flesh. While most laugh at Alabama yoga silliness, he used Jennifer Rubin to explain the reality. This is why Velshi is must-see TV See full episodes here. Ali Velshi highlighted a story that proves the lengths the GOP would go to in order...

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  • May 23, 2021

Bernie Sanders opinion piece in the NYT is an important read. It is also important to recognize who sparked this latest round of murder. Palestinian families in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah have been living under the threat of eviction for many years, navigating a legal system designed to...

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  • May 15, 2021

Bernie Sanders opinion piece in the NYT is an important read. It is also important to recognize who sparked this latest round of murder. Palestinian families in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah have been living under the threat of eviction for many years, navigating a legal system designed to...

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  • May 15, 2021

Now firstly it is important to define Internationalism since commonly it is divided into three different major categories. 1] Hegemonic Internationalism example: Globalization [Colonization]. Main player: USA. 2] Liberal Internationalism example: United Nations. Main player: Everyone else. 3] Revolutionary Internationalism example: Communism. Main player: China. Now there are many subcategories,...

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  • May 5, 2021

If the Ministerium für Staatsicherheit (Ministry for State Security) had had a crystal ball 40 years ago they would have promoted capitalism, the sheer amount of information people are willing to give away for free would have made their job so easy. Now in a functioning democracy that would be...

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  • May 4, 2021

“As in the Times Op-Ed from which the book originated, the title refers to the results of studies conducted in Germany from the mid-nineteen-eighties onward, which reported, among other intriguing findings, that eighty per cent of East German women always experienced orgasm during sex, compared to sixty-three per cent of...

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  • April 8, 2021

Not about authoritarian horseshoes or even close hand grenades. The “environmental” claims of RWNjs or even wise use advocates is also about corporate land use, private property NIMBYism/sovereignty, and constraining minority populations via immigration. Even the New Zealand terrorist’s manifesto proclaimed a ecofascist threat was largely about fearing indigenous people because of...

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  • March 22, 2021

Weird how it’s possible to have presidential leadership that isn’t into gaslighting douchebaggery or mindless grifting off “cancelculture” Still getting reaccustomed to having a President of the United States who is modest, kind and respectful. — Michael Beschloss (@BeschlossDC) March 12, 2021 Cruz is also spending money to run Facebook...

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  • March 12, 2021

Apparently Marsha Blackburn has a lot of personal knowledge of the lives of Neanderthals, even if they are extinct. Republicans are split on whether Neanderthal is an insult or a compliment. American nationalism does seem to have a branding problem as Texas and Mississippi end mask requirements because something, something… patriotism. Psaki...

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  • March 4, 2021

Ron Johnson and a core number of GOP senators does the bidding of Russia for what seems to be the reasons that Kevin McCarthy attributed to Dana Rohrabacher and Donald Trump: Putin pays them. Russia seemed to be on Riley Williams’s mind when she indicated that she wanted to sell...

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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

Darn those class commitments, aligning us to our political choices in a democracy, made worse by all those folks who knew they were in that Gilded Age. “If the future of the Democratic Party is in the rich suburbs, the future of American politics is another long Gilded Age.” Matt...

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  • February 28, 2021

Sadly too many Americans allow the con from Republicans on spending. Ali Velshi exposes what is hidden in plain sight that should give us pause. Ali Velshi exposes Republicans, Mitch McConnell See full episodes here. The House of Representatives passed the COVID-19 relief bill. The House passed its $1.9 trillion...

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  • February 27, 2021

“You know, you can go to Capitol Hill, you can go to the White House,” said one Oath Keeper on the October 29 call. “If they [DC police] are going to allow, you know, a mob to just, you know, basically storm buildings, they’re basically abrogating responsibilities.” Apparently, lazy reactionaries...

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  • February 3, 2021

This is something I have been considering for a long time [10 years or so] and the events of January 6th 2021 are slowly coalescing my thoughts on the subject. Or maybe I’m just slow. An article in the FT written in 2008 The new Russo-Chinese model is authoritarian and...

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  • February 3, 2021

As with most faculty politics, there is a subtext to the story of a professor fired for specious reasons. Garrett Felber was fired for failing to “communicate face-to-face” with his department chair at University of MIssissippi, even as he was outspoken about a variety of university actions after the selection of...

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  • December 22, 2020

Old John Brown’s body lies moldering in the grave, While weep the sons of bondage whom he ventured all to save; But tho he lost his life while struggling for the slave, His soul is marching on. Abolitionist John Brown was executed by the state of Virginia on December 2, 1859. pic.twitter.com/AOAIpDQKPG — Haymarket Books (@haymarketbooks) December 2,...

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  • December 2, 2020

“Work, work, work, work, work, work, work. (turns to the bosom of a female staffer) Hello boys! Have a good night's rest? I missed you! Gentlemen, affairs of state must take precedent over… affairs of state.” Trump is truly Le Petomane. Trump’s America must remedy the horrible ills of . . . Trump’s America. x “Trump is attempting to win...

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  • August 30, 2020

Jacob Wohl and Jack Burkman, the jarvanka of Roger Stones tried a new scam to suppress votes with a robocall in major cities to misinform Black voters. The Trumpian bamboozle is strong with them. Trump had an average audience of 21.6 million viewers Thursday. Biden’s final total was 24.6 million...

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  • August 29, 2020

In 2015, writer, Ramesh Ponnuru wrote a scathing rebuke in the National Review of President Trump’s sister, then federal judge Maryanne Trump Barry. Like most who oppose partial-birth abortion, he seized upon gory detail, describing the procedure in its most medieval incarnation, all the while ignoring its medical necessity or rarity....

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  • August 24, 2020

So much more than meets the eye, and then there’s stupid fruit of the loins. So much lying and falsehoods in a masque of masks. x Kellyanne Conway: “People are not wearing masks. And I don't think they're not wearing masks because the President of the United States is not...

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  • July 3, 2020

This morning the Lincoln Project has put up a new ad, challenging folk to answer a basic question: Which Side Of History?”  It contrasts the historic actions of Mississippi with the ongoing racism and White Nationalism of Donald Trump. Take a look: x YouTube Video

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  • July 1, 2020

Death on February 6 means exposure during January puts the lie to Trumpian arguments about his own inaction. Needless to say Trump will continue to demonize some abstract other as those unemployed by COVID look for new jobs. A person who died in Santa Clara County on Feb. 6 was...

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  • April 22, 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

Some big news today from ABC News Campaign Reporter, Molly Nagle, on Twitter: x NEW: @JoeBiden's campaign confirms that he has reviewed @ewarren’s bankruptcy plan closely, and is endorsing her proposal, as he said in his IL town hall. That's a significant shift, as the proposal would largely undo the...

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  • March 14, 2020

Who pays $20,000 for a plane ticket, or a Final Four ticket, or an Inaugural ticket, and should you blame some other country for your own incompetence. And Pence and Trump will still have rallies in Wisconsin next week. x Trump misstated his own policy in an Oval Office address...

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  • March 12, 2020

Like financial bubbles, health epidemics also appear to be based on implausible or inconsistent views about the future. Trump could double-down on his inaction and use the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic to implement more incompetent misuses of power. x 2. Trump also cut funding for the CDC, forcing the CDC to cancel its...

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  • February 25, 2020

Received this e-mail today from former Columbus, GA Mayor, Teresa Tomlinson’s (D. GA) U.S. Senate campaign: If you had asked me a few years ago whether we should eliminate the Senate filibuster, I would have told you, “Absolutely not.” But last August, days after 31 people were massacred in El Paso...

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  • February 14, 2020
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First off, this is bull shit: Michael Bloomberg said at the height of the housing crisis in 2008 that getting rid of “redlining,” the biased housing practice that stopped banks from providing mortgages in low-income, largely minority neighborhoods, was to blame for the collapse. Bloomberg's presidential campaign said Thursday the former New...

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  • February 13, 2020

SOTU was simply an expanded campaign speech that included a few stunts like a reunion, a scholarship award, and a medal presentation. His speeches have tended to lies, this SOTU is no different. Yet there were even more lies besides the stunts and appeals to evangelicals. x President Trump’s 2020 State of...

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  • February 5, 2020
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MoveOn members began 2019 with new hope for our future as a new Congress was sworn in—the most diverse House of Representatives in history, with many progressive champions MoveOn members played pivotal roles in electing. And we ended the year with the impeachment of Donald Trump—a critical achievement to help...

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  • December 31, 2019

The NewYorker’s Susan Glasser finds a single word to describe the Trump era that really isn’t about underpants gnomes, even if it applies to most Trumpian policies, such as they are. There must be one of those long German words for all that soul-sickening worry, right? Some tortured mouthful of...

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  • December 30, 2019

The Impeachment of Donald John Trump, 45th President of the United States has made me ponder the difference between leaders and leadership.  I have come to the conclusion that Republicans require leaders and Democrats want leadership. Following a leader means you have no trust in your ability to discern facts...

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  • December 23, 2019

In the Republican Party’s continued plunge into racism, former U.N. Ambassador and South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley tethered herself to white nationalism and bungee jumped into the valley. Speaking to erstwhile Fox News gabber Glenn Beck last Friday, Haley said, “We don’t have hateful people in South Carolina. There’s a...

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  • December 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. 1662. Proposed fees on asylum seekers and DACA renewals 1663. Caused...

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  • November 15, 2019

For some Trumpers, not even the spawn is racist enough for some of its followers in 2020. Still early days, but Trumpism may be in the beginning stages of base fracturing among its Christian nationalists and its GOP conservatives primarily on how racist they should be. No Night of the Long Knives...

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  • November 12, 2019

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has formally classified the activities of anti-fascist groups (antifa) as “domestic terrorist violence” since early 2016, according to confidential law enforcement documents obtained by Politico and interviews. Federal authorities have reportedly warned state and local officials the antifa has become “increasingly confrontational” in efforts to thwart...

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  • November 8, 2019

That great Republican sage from Utah — Mitt Romney — gave an interview in which he basically said that conservative Republicans think that a President Elizabeth Warren would hurt the country more so than Donald Trump.  I wanted to let that sink in for several moments. Republican Sen. Mitt Romney told Axios’...

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  • October 21, 2019

Safe Bets For Tonight: It’s hosted by CNN and NYT, so the questions to the candidates are going to suck. The moderators want this to become a professional wrestling match, so look for lots of questions crafted to spark fights among the candidates. I predict Erin Burnett will ask Warren...

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  • October 15, 2019

Signaling that it's going to work hard to elevate Donald Trump during the upcoming presidential campaign, The New York Times recently suggested that Trump and Elizabeth Warren are politically similar because both offer up a version of “populism.” They just do it from different perspectives, the article posited. Specifically, the...

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  • September 22, 2019

Signaling that it's going to work hard to elevate Donald Trump during the upcoming presidential campaign, The New York Times recently suggested that Trump and Elizabeth Warren are politically similar because both offer up a version of “populism.” They just do it from different perspectives, the article posited. Specifically, the...

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  • September 22, 2019

Just watch … then let’s discuss. Note that only three words are spoken. x x YouTube Video Those are A-list stars Charlize Theron, Nicole Kidman, and Margot Robbie. You can see why these are award-winning actors. The scene is intense, yet you are only looking at body language and facial expressions....

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  • August 24, 2019

Vaughn Hillyard on MSNBC is doing his job at the Iowa State Fair and asking some people who they are supporting for president next year, and lo and behold, Hillyard turns over a rock and finds a racist fossil who doesn’t think he is a racist: x x YouTube Video...

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  • August 13, 2019

Stephen Miller is behind all of the carnage we are facing.  We have known Trump is a puppet and I read and reread Miller’s biography and I wonder why Mueller did not interview him.   The House should start immediate investigations on Stephen Miller. Based on this, I believe he is...

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  • August 8, 2019

Received this e-mail today from Democracy for America in support of J.D. Scholten’s (D. IA-04) campaign: J.D. Scholten (D. IA-04) campaigning with Sen. Bernie Sanders (I. VT) Endorsement alert! In 2018, Democracy for America strongly supported Democrat J.D. Scholten, who narrowly lost to Republican incumbent Steve King in Iowa’s 4th congressional district. Now, J.D. wants...

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  • August 7, 2019

When Donald Trump talked about the mentally ill and lock people up in mental facilities against their will if necessary,  what exactly did he mean?  Political enemies or people he considers enemies of the state that he has referred to when talking about the media and democrats. This is a...

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  • August 6, 2019

I published a diary in October of 2018 that I titled, Trumpism views climate change as a free, endless driver of genocide via natural catastrophe. This diary is partly a republish of a section of that diary. The article below focuses on an extensive interview with Ivana Trump that she...

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  • July 18, 2019