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The freshly defeated Democratic nominee for Governor of Virginia, Terry McAuliffe, is a lousy politician. Let me preface the past statement with the admission that if I lived in Virginia, I would have wholeheartedly voted for Mr. McAuliffe over the new incoming Governor Glenn Youngkin. While McAuliffe lived in the past,...

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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

Likely Trump will continue to be banned from Facebook, but just in case, it is worth speculating what would happen if he returns. His general laying-low these days is probably in hopes of getting a reprieve. Facebook’s oversight board will announce its ruling on whether former President Donald Trump’s account should...

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  • May 3, 2021

Likely Trump will continue to be banned from Facebook, but just in case, it is worth speculating what would happen if he returns. His general laying-low these days is probably in hopes of getting a reprieve. Facebook’s oversight board will announce its ruling on whether former President Donald Trump’s account should...

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  • May 3, 2021

The raison d'être of the Republican Party for much of the past 100 years has been to slam the brakes on anything that would make the poor and middle class feel more secure and prosperous.  Look at the list of popular government programs and initiatives they’ve decried as “socialism”: unemployment insurance, Social Security,...

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  • May 1, 2021

If anything a nightly rant by David Letterman about Madoff marked the 2000s, with $65 billion swindled. x T***p surprised some observers by not pardoning Madoff (through brokerage) & by not staging a Kent State massacre of protesters; but he more than made up for these omissions by facilitating the...

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  • April 14, 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

Because “something bad happened”, the Wall Street Journal has the criminal solicitation tapes: The anti-Slenderman wants you to overturn an election because who would believe that he’d suborn racketeering, or election fraud, or bribery. Cocaine Bear is getting worried the wolf is at the door with that indictment, because Merrick Garland is...

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  • March 10, 2021

Mulligan’s Law, horseshoes and hand grenades: how can those same GOP senators distance Trump from his mob. “No thinking person could seriously believe that the president’s January 6 speech was in any way an incitement to violence or insurrection.” Trump's attorney comes out of the gates trying to claim that...

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  • February 12, 2021

As Climate Crisis returns to the new US administration agenda, negative emissions technologies (NETs) may find their implementation hindered by neoliberal financialization.   An earlier ACM story showed how Steve Keen’s critique of Nordhaus’s use of discounting climate change demonstrates that orthodox economics is incapable of accelerating innovation especially in...

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  • January 31, 2021

Donald Trump is gone, but the gaslighting on his behalf continues. Rep. Steve Scalise is trying to plant this little brain parasite in our heads so we all think the Trump administration wasn’t the unending series of surprise late-night taint waxings we all perceived it to be: x Biden wants...

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  • January 21, 2021

What if a seditious wannabe dictator with a patchy yam scalp and a head the size of an Igloo cooler threw a party and nobody came? We may find out yet. x (Scaramucci told them he's not going.)— Kaitlan Collins (@kaitlancollins) January 18, 2021 < p class=”is-empty-p”> For the nontweeterers:...

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  • January 18, 2021

Reminding us that the post-presidency Trump will be grifting at a global level. x The US President superimposed a Nobel prize he didn’t win on this video. https://t.co/ttXOriwCsK pic.twitter.com/FiIWKJzkSs— southpaw (@nycsouthpaw) December 29, 2020 President Trump releases a video based on the classic “Beef, it's what's for dinner” ad: “Trump...

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  • December 29, 2020

Some context: Donald Trump did not win reelection. Okay, onto the fucknuttery: x While presenting the Medal of Freedom to wrestler Dan Gable, Trump brags about Gable's record but then lies and says, “in politics, I won two. So I'm 2-0. And that's pretty good too.” (Trump lost the election...

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  • December 7, 2020

In the long and storied tradition of snaking valuable web domains out from under assholes, someone is having a barrel of fun with DonaldJTrump2024.com. There’s not much there, honestly — except for the word “loser” repeated, well, not nearly enough times. But, hey, it’s a start. Maybe eventually they can...

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  • November 25, 2020

WE WIN. Biden will be declared winner because the next state like Nevada after 264 electoral college votes pushes him over the top. x WATCH: The man, wearing a white tank top that read “BBQ, BEER, FREEDOM,” yelled three iterations of “The Biden crime family is stealing the election. The...

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  • November 5, 2020

x “It's called a merge commit, Marty! It's a directed acyclic graph! We need to bisect and revert, and then use interactive rebasing possibly with a cherry-pick. What aren't you getting about this!?” pic.twitter.com/zahjHhiB33 — Gabriel Lebec (@g_lebec) October 2, 2020 Kitchen Table Kibitzing is a community series for those...

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  • October 10, 2020

Okay, this is some bullshit. And the bullshitter’s older brother, Curtis, agrees. x My sister is full of #$@%# ! Trump’s first order of business was to rush a tax credit through for the top 1%…which includes her! She, along with Trump,have no use for the working class. She only uses...

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  • October 4, 2020

Trump went to Ohio today to draw attention away from what will continue to be news as his crimes catch up to him. Remember that what Trump really wants among many other things is to kill off Social Security, so aside from actually killing off the elderly with incompetent health...

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  • September 22, 2020

First indoor event since Tulsa, a rally shorter than last night’s in the north,  x Not since a rally in Tulsa, which was blamed for a surge of COVID-19 infections, had Trump gathered supporters indoors. There was no mention from the president that the pandemic had killed nearly 200,000 Americans...

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  • September 14, 2020

I suppose they didn’t want to “panic” people by announcing that Donald “I Tear-Gas My Own People for Fun” Trump had actually been nominated for a real Nobel Peace Prize. For the record — yes, this is real. The Daily Beast: The unintentionally hilarious Facebook advert falsely claimed that the...

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  • September 11, 2020

Erm … what? x “President Trump today had a great day. A day that any president could only dream of” pic.twitter.com/gUZHTqGOxF— Jason Campbell (@JasonSCampbell) September 9, 2020 LOU DOBBS: “Good evening, everybody. President Trump today had a great day — a day that any president could only dream of. President Trump...

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  • September 9, 2020

Trump’s not doing rubble-necking today, although like yesterday, he’s looking for more stand-in owners of destroyed stores for photo-ops. Because high energy speed chess hustling is what Trump’s all about, even if he eats the pieces. Donald J. Zugzwang. x “Did Trump Tweet in 2014 About ‘Riots and Looting’ Due...

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  • September 2, 2020

WaPo published an update to the estimation of whether Trump was more than a rhetorical trope as a fascist, or more of an actual, historical fascist. 29 more “Benitos” to go, Trump has yet to win reelection by rigged balloting and only has a fraction of the population incarcerated. Ripping children...

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  • August 22, 2020

Unhingery abounds at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. When it comes to voting rights in our pandemic election year, President Donald Trump has a habit of saying the quiet part out loud. Is it a short-circuit in the super-ego or Trump jettisoning the filters because there are 80 days left. And the distractions emerge, because doesn’t Trump deserve the Nobel...

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  • August 13, 2020

The placing of 90 op-eds in a range of 40+ media outlets signals some real disinformation problems at work. One guess is that one of many (Saudi/UAE/Russia?) intelligence services have been doing this. This Daily Beast article shows how deep the information battle operates. http://www.thedailybeast.com/&#8230; Badani is part of a...

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  • July 8, 2020

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 you cooked for supper…. Newcomers may notice that...

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  • July 4, 2020

Remember that inviting the Taliban to Camp David in September 2019 was designed to draw attention from the looming problem of the Ukraine aid shake-down that led to impeachment. It was also to help cover-up any issue of the Russian bounty, because the vig would just be increased. Russia, Russia, Russia....

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  • July 1, 2020

Paul Krugman has done it again. His latest column combines the erudition of a Nobel laureate with the plain speaking of an excellent writer: A Plague of Willful Ignorance. A hundred years ago, he writes, there was a plague of pellagra disease in the South. A doctor working for the...

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  • June 23, 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

Like opposition-information for political campaigns, real products of value often have ambiguous, intangible content. See Trump University. While there’s no RICO violation, the recruitment of suckers remains the actionable issue in the latest case of the Trumps’ ACN. Because like today’s church proclamation, Trump puts the cult in culture wars....

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  • May 22, 2020

RCP has Trump over Biden 49.9 / 42.0. Even if you don’t wager, at present 538 thinks Trump remains dependent on an Electoral College win. It’s still about GOTV, despite all the impending constraints like vote-by-mail. Cautionary tails are being chased. This data highlights a few things. First, at least...

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  • May 2, 2020

Even without the daily COVID Taskforce presser, we get notable pieces of disinformation, such as VP Pence not wearing a mask at the Mayo Clinic, and Trump trying to bypass the WH press corps with a surprise press conference at 3 pm. Trump did repeat his usual misinforming claims about...

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  • April 29, 2020

x The word Pulitzer is trending on Twitter in the U.S. because the president confused the Nobel Prizes with the Pulitzer Prizes. The word Noble is also trending, because he misspelled Nobel. — Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) April 26, 2020 “He appears to have mixed up Pulitzer prizes with the Nobel...

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  • April 27, 2020

Noble gaslight gets the Pulitzer — it’s weirder only because he’s made the same mistakes before and makes his fixations more obvious. x It's “Nobel”, not “Noble.”2. There is no Nobel Prize for journalism. He's confusing it with the Pulitzer Prize.3. Senate Intelligence Committee just unanimously found Russia actively interfered with...

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  • April 26, 2020

273 days left in the cluster of incompetence that is the Trump regime. Was Trump and Fox News hyping hydroxychloroquine really a pump and dump scheme? HHS Secretary Alex Azar tapped Brian Harrison, a trusted aide who joined the government after running a dog-breeding business for six years . For a few critical weeks, the...

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  • April 23, 2020

Lady Justice has functioned very well—for years, being blind, but now Donald Trump, William Barr, and  Republican officialdom are rendering her mute.  Last night, and for as long as Attorney General Barr does not collapse under the weight of a tweet, he publicly admitted the President is pulling away the...

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  • February 14, 2020

They both start with the letter “E” and they’re both in Africa. That’s close enough, eggheads! What, you expect the actual president of the United States to know the difference? Go jerk off to a world atlas, nerds! So at his skinhead rally* on Thursday night, Donald Trump took credit...

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  • January 11, 2020

The republic is in trouble as Trump did his first rally of 2020, demonstrating that there will be even less difference between official speeches and campaign rallies. Shtick abides. This time, Trump whines that he “saved” Ethiopia, but he didn’t get a Nobel Peace Prize for it. He repeated the...

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  • January 10, 2020

Donald Trump is declaring victory in his trade war with China. Of course he is. He always claims victory, even — in fact, especially — when he loses. Remember the 2018 midterm elections? You’d have thought Republicans had won every seat and exacted punitive damages from Democrats who’d had the temerity...

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  • December 18, 2019

People will disagree on whether Barack Obama really should have gotten a Nobel so soon after becoming president, but I think we can all agree that Trump’s award is richly deserved. On December 10, 2009, President Barack Obama was in Oslo, Norway, accepting his Nobel Peace Prize. Ten years later, on December...

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  • December 11, 2019

There are few heroes around but this is my favorite hero nowadays.   The strength of he and RBG is almost unimaginable.    Building houses and building faith and fighting for humanity is his lifestyle. Can you imagine being 95 YOA and working this hard at everything?   America could do well...

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  • December 1, 2019

So Elizabeth Warren came out with the most comprehensive plan for paying for Medicare for All in History. The most important question in the 2020 election!! I mean we have impeachment, sure, but this is going to determine our future right?  The pundits are going to be all over this...

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  • November 2, 2019

Trump is afraid he will look fat out there on the mound what with all the body armor and stuff, and, I suspect he is also afraid of facing his bedrock primal fear, being isolated in a spotlight while waves of vocal disapproval wash over him. Whatever the reason drumpf...

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  • October 25, 2019

Trump is afraid he will look fat out there on the mound, what with all the body armor and stuff, and, I suspect he is also afraid of facing his bedrock primal fear, being isolated in a spotlight while waves of vocal disapproval wash over him. Whatever the reason drumpf...

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  • October 25, 2019

Their contributions are in the experimental modeling of poverty in areas including micro-finance, agriculture, and education. Duflo received a MacArthur grant in 2009. Three professors who have done experimental work toward alleviating poverty have been awarded the Nobel in economic sciences: Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo, both of M.I.T., and Michael...

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  • October 14, 2019

This debacle continues as Trump claims he’s in favor of world peace, likely because he “lost” the Nobel prize to someone who brokered actual peace. Even more likely is that Trump’s holdings in Turkey were threatened and he was given a signal that this withdrawal would be favorable to Putin. This is shaping...

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  • October 13, 2019

Nobel Prize winner and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman skewered his own newspaper’s silly coverage of the now totally irrelevant tea party movement today in a series of pull-no-punches tweets: x Academic research confirms the obvious. The idea that the Tea Party had something to do with notions of fiscal responsibility...

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  • August 28, 2019

Okay, he’s a fraud and a loudmouth and a total douche-canoe frigate. I get that. But the enemy of my enemy is, well, still maybe my enemy — but definitely less of an enemy. And as evidenced by his recent comments in this new Vanity Fair interview, Anthony “The Mooch” Scaramucci...

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  • August 18, 2019

It has been widely accepted that the “Third Rail” of politics is tampering with Social Security benefits. Similarly, the third rail of conversation is religion.  Buried beneath the press but giving oxygen to the likes of Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY.) and White House adviser Stephen Miller on Sunday talk shows...

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  • July 22, 2019