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We haven’t yet reached that point where the losses to the Russians are sustainable. Replacements may be on their way to the front. They likely will not see the same troops who have until now resisted any new advances. There have been some Ukrainian counter-attacks. The Russians now settle for longer range...

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  • March 17, 2022

The war continues with Russian troops hiding among hospital facilities in the south using staff as cover or shields. They exhibit slow progress toward Kiev even as talks continue and the PR offensive remains solid with Zelensky speaking to the Canadian Parliament and the Prime Ministers of Czechia, Poland, and Slovenia....

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  • March 16, 2022

Blaming Joe Biden for the coronavirus spread is like blaming the surgeon for not saving the victim of a gunshot wound to the head. American conservatives, and a willing press, have conveniently forgotten the former president told the country the virus would simply disappear. He said lights, bacterial spray, and...

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  • January 12, 2022

“Slammer Time” may be on the horizon. It won’t be about the DoJ looking backward or forward, but looking inward to do something historical to maintain democracy. Because a malign GOP is going to try it again. The blueprint was there for a while before it was committed to paper...

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  • October 26, 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

Delusional previous guy thinks he’s still POTUS. And in Arizona the cyber-ninjas are looking for traces of bamboo in the ballots. Also, Trump got caught trying to sneak back into Twitter. “Free Speech has been taken away from the President of the United States because the Radical Left Lunatics are afraid...

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  • May 6, 2021

Peak cynicism has arrived. Tucker Carlson pimps a version of the nanny-state with more police confrontations because he thinks cops should stop children from wearing masks by enforcing child abuse laws. Apparently making a child wear a mask is like punching them in the face or the equivalent of exhibitionism....

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  • April 27, 2021

We’re hearing lots of reports about just how many cops and military types were part of the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol. There was also some indication that some of the Capitol Police management was in on it. Now there’s more disturbing news from the House Administration Committee: Lofgren:...

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  • April 21, 2021

“A man responsible for Republican vaccine hesitancy wonders why he's being asked to promote getting vaccinated….. It is April 19, 2021, and Trump is still talking about Hillary Clinton and Christopher Steele on Fox News….  says he’s ‘beyond seriously’ considering a 2024 presidential bid” Fox News personality Sean Hannity asked Trump what...

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  • April 20, 2021

Change as a rising tide seems to be falling short as history’s stream is not as mighty. Apparently slavery is still “ordained by God for ultimate good” at Baylor University, as a RW campus group wants to accuse the University of canceling its “Christian identity”. No mention of its athletic team’s...

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  • April 1, 2021

Because armed struggle in the actual 1776 to cancel a monarchy wasn’t enough for one right-wing think tank, the Heritage Foundation’s usual reactionary silliness now extends to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, apparently because of Biblical miscegeny. x Heritage Foundation mocked for defending British monarchy from American 'radical left”...

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  • March 20, 2021

North Korea is starting to test its relationship with the Biden administration. One of the few concessions that North Korea got from Trump aside from his foreign policy ignorance was the suspension of Republic of Korea/US joint military exercises. This is the first signal of contact prior to a review of US...

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  • March 16, 2021

There’s really only one Ted that’s applicable to an unconfirmed source trying to connect Greta Thunberg with the Unabomber and that’s Ted “Zodiac Killer” Cruz. Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg has mocked Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) after he criticized President Joe Biden‘s decision to rejoin the Paris climate agreement. “So happy that USA has finally...

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  • March 11, 2021

Disloyal opposition gets its 44 votes today.11 votes from the 67 votes needed to convict Trump. In this impeachment trial, Trump still needs to shoot someone on Fifth Avenue. ”They’re behaving like mob lawyers who know that they have the jury in their pocket.” Trump will almost certainly be acquitted...

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  • February 10, 2021

'GQP' – Republicans announce themselves as a Trumpist party We cannot ignore the growing threat of right-wing extremism and its enablers any longer. x “McCarthy claims he has received private assurances from Greene that she no longer wishes death on Pelosi.“ -Washington Post — Cheri Jacobus (@CheriJacobus) February 5, 2021...

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  • February 5, 2021

From The Los Angeles Times: But a Times investigation found that recall campaign leaders, seeking to capitalize on the darkening public mood, allied with radical and extreme elements early on to help collect signatures. Those included groups promoting distrust of government, science and medicine; peddlers of QAnon doomsday conspiracies; “patriots”...

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  • January 29, 2021

Megyn Kelly tells BBC Newsnight that Trump mobs attacked the Capitol because they didn’t trust the media. There’s journalism and then there’s what passed for evening programming on Fox News. Megyn Kelly bashes Joe Biden’s call For unity—”We’re not gonna unite” https://twitter.com/shannonrwatts/status/1353169337373192192?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw In a recent interview with BBC‘s Newsnight, Kelly, who was...

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  • January 24, 2021

To be fair, if I were in Congress, some of my siblings would be calling for my removal pretty much every day. And they’d pull out all the stops. No doubt they’d release photos of me sitting naked in the tub with my boats, having just made a boom-boom of...

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  • January 13, 2021

Twitter has finally and permanently suspended @realDonaldTrump from its platform. Bye Felicia.  x After close review of recent Tweets from the @realDonaldTrump account and the context around them we have permanently suspended the account due to the risk of further incitement of violence.https://t.co/CBpE1I6j8Y — Twitter Safety (@TwitterSafety) January 8, 2021 x So...

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  • January 8, 2021

Is this like conservatives abandoning Twitter for Parler?  Actually, no. Sounds a bit more like people threatening to move to Canada if we pass “socialized” medicine. Because, uh, where the fuck are they gonna go for cheaper shit brought to you by workers who have been more cruelly exploited? Seems...

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  • December 31, 2020

I haven’t been paying real close attention to the Georgia runoff polling. For one thing, pollsters and aggregation sites like FiveThirtyEight put me on a roller coaster of cozy reassurance and sheer fright for weeks before the November 3 election — and the kids in front of me on that...

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  • December 30, 2020

God regrets that he took this Zoom call from Michele Bachmann, thinking it was Marsha Blackburn. x Former congresswoman Michele Bachmann has a personal request for God: “Lord, would you allow Donald Trump to have a second term as president of the United States.” pic.twitter.com/i7MafqysDU— Right Wing Watch (@RightWingWatch) December...

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  • December 4, 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

Donald Trump has lost. I don’t think I’m jinxing anything by saying that. Look here … x Trump's vote margin in PA has declined to 116k now, and with maybe ~500,000 left to count (depending on how many in-person ballots remain in Philly) it's only a matter of time before...

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  • November 5, 2020

Here’s the latest news today out of Montana courtesy of PPP: A new Public Policy Polling survey finds Steve Bullock leading Republican opponent Steve Daines in the Montana Senate race by 1 point (48-47). Health care is a key issue fora majority of Montanans, with 64% considering it either the...

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  • October 27, 2020

As usual GOP/Trumpian evidence makes no sense and given the Impeachment, will not make a difference. Some of us have held out hope for Tara Reade to make an appearance. x Trump aides have been telling people that the big surprise in store for tonight's debate is he's bringing Tony...

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  • October 22, 2020

The Trumpian grievance tour continues: Today in North Carolina, apparently the Trump campaign cares about whether a terrorist conspiracy gets to fly its flag. In a car-rally in Philadelphia, PBO dragged Trump about that bank account in China. x A Trump campaign worker ahead of the President’s rally in Gastonia,...

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  • October 21, 2020

In place of a nationwide policy of social distancing measures, it might be a tough sell to put in place “a risk-based ‘alternative public health approach’ to the COVID-19 pandemic that involves “focused protection” of those most at risk and seeks to avoid or minimize the “social harm” of lockdown”. That’s the goal...

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  • October 19, 2020

So this has been one of the best backstories for a candidate: x .@SenDanSullivan works for #MitchMcConnell – he votes Mitch’s way 97% of the time. I’m a different kind of candidate – one who will always put #Alaska first. Watch our first TV ad and chip in to help...

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  • September 28, 2020

I find this as a big story.  All former living Presidents and this not limited to their staffs and former cabinet members who are standing ready to vote against Trump.  I used this pic as it was the only one I could find that included all four but I am...

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  • September 27, 2020

I find this as a big story.  All former living Presidents and this not limited to their staffs and former cabinet members who are standing ready to vote against Trump.  I used this pic as it was the only one I could find that included all four but I am...

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  • September 27, 2020

That’s pathetic: The Texans for a Conservative Majority, a political action committee that supported other Republican super PACs, superimposed a photo of Democrat MJ Hegar on a dark background with the caption, “HARD LEFT HEGAR.” The photo, which was noticeably featured at the top of the group's website, shows the...

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  • September 25, 2020

From Newsweek: Senator Lindsey Graham told Fox News' Ainsley Earhardt that he's “getting killed financially” in his South Carolina race against Democrat Jamie Harrison, who has raised considerably more money than him. Graham said his opponent's fundraising efforts have skyrocketed since the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg...

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  • September 25, 2020
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GOTV and get a Biden landslide. x The Coming Biden Landslide https://t.co/DB0UYBnxoU pic.twitter.com/ePYMFI9YNi — #TheResistance | Vote Early And Use A Ballot Box (@SocialPowerOne1) September 13, 2020 With a few notable exceptions, like my estimable colleague Jonathan V. Last, it seems that nobody wants to predict the November 3 election—not the...

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  • September 16, 2020

From Newsweek: Kentucky Democrat Amy McGrath has set a new campaign record for fundraising in August, adding to her impressive war chest heading into the final weeks of her Senate campaign against Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. The McGrath campaign told Newsweek that the team raised $8.7 million in August—the most money she...

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  • September 10, 2020

In fear-mongering, there are plenty of fine people on both sides. the Trump 1968-styled campaign looks for a 2000 result, with one state making it go to SCOTUS, failing that a House decision based on faithless electors. You figure, all it would take would be a stack of Russian, Saudi,...

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  • September 5, 2020

As Election Day approaches, more articles warning of Trumpian chaos need exposure to blunt whatever pseudo-strongman shenanigans might emerge facilitated by 50,000 GOP “poll watchers”, among others. The Tom Rogers and Tim Wirth op-ed below while schematic, does warn that bureaucratic methods and disinformation will guide the attempt by Trump...

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  • August 20, 2020

From Newsweek: As an election during a pandemic continues to unfold, Texas Democrats touted a new record Monday: Two million voter contacts this past weekend alone. Direct contact is the key to voter turnout. The news comes as Joe Biden has put renewed emphasis into doing something once seen as...

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  • August 11, 2020

Received this e-mail today from former presidential candidate, U.S. Senator Kamala Harris (D. CA), in support of Dr. Al Gross’ (I. AK) U.S. Senate campaign: I wanted you to be the first to hear the big news: I'm endorsing Dr. Al Gross for U.S. Senate. And it's not just because...

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  • August 10, 2020

There are still people who think Trump will win in November, despite his usual attempts at kayfabe like threatening an election postponement today to distract everyone from the record slump in second quarter GDP. Despite a number of poll numbers that predict Donald Trump will lose his reelection bid, one...

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  • July 31, 2020

Don’t care as long as we win. Prefer Harris, Warren, and Duckworth to stay in the Senate. Rice would make a better “heartbeat away” than Demings or any of the others. Democrats can’t keep defaulting to “party elders” or the corporatists. x NEW: Joe Biden’s VP candidates ranked by pick likelihood 1-...

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  • July 28, 2020

From Newsweek: Georgia Senator Kelly Loeffler publicized her disapproval of the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) openly supporting Black Lives Matter again on Saturday. The Republican lawmaker's latest criticism came after New York Liberty and Seattle Storm players staged a national anthem walkout during an earlier game. Loeffler described the...

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  • July 26, 2020
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The New York Times has a great piece out about how Democrats are eager to not only help Joe Biden take out Trump but also want him to expand the electoral map. The goal is to get to 270 electoral votes and here are the current states Biden’s campaign is...

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  • July 12, 2020

The ego trip of absolute immunity has been thoroughly trashed. x Donald Trump likes to use the term 'commander in chief' but he's in command of nothing except his own ego. pic.twitter.com/rO3aX0IbL2— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) July 10, 2020 x Good morning. #SupremeLoser is trending number 3 in the United States....

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  • July 10, 2020

Trump is losing the sprawl vote as he doubles down on empty threats, demanding schools reopen even as he has little actual authority. There is slippage even as Trump ads threaten the loss of police, since most people understand that police do need to change how they operate, even in...

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  • July 8, 2020

Why do I get the feeling that coronavirus is a sentient hive-mind collective that’s infecting our leaders’ brains and forcing them to make stupid, pro-coronavirus decisions? How else can one interpret U.S. policy with respect to this pandemic? In an interview with Fox News’ Tucker Carlson last night, full-time Christian...

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  • July 8, 2020

Trump did tread water today because it now appears that the last instance for SCOTUS will be a ruling on his financial records. In the same context the looting continues from COVID. And irony persists in grifting contradictions: x The Ayn Rand Institute received a PPP loan of between $350K and...

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  • July 7, 2020

Let me get this straight and it is a good argument.  The governor of Florida does not believe that government should interfere in personal choices even if it endangers lives.  Come on Journalists…ask the governors this question.  PPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPlease.  How is it any different to require people not to smoke in...

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  • July 6, 2020

Newsweek has a great piece out about the upcoming U.S. Senate race between incumbent U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R. IA) and businesswoman Theresa Greenfield (D. IA). It’s a great recap on the current state of the race and how crucial Iowa is to winning the U.S. Senate: As the race...

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  • June 27, 2020

There are now 119,000 deaths to date and 2.2 million cases of COVID-19 in the US. Trump will likely blame the virus superspread event in Tulsa on protesters, as the media frames can be written in the most arcane ways: “they pulled off my mask”, “they coughed on me”, as...

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  • June 19, 2020