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There is a saying in playground basketball games, no harm, no foul. That may be fine for Sidney Deane and Billy Hoyle, but the United States’ sanctity is a different story. Saying that democracy is at stake seems to elicit two feelings, one, that Democrats are hyperbolic or Republicans are...

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  • October 8, 2021

Let me start by saying no one—for or against—is in favor of abortion. Subjecting a woman and her partner to outside scrutiny from what is the most anguished-filled decision of their lives, is no business of any of ours to decide for any woman. One of the few tenets left...

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  • August 20, 2021

The Center for Disease Control report on daily covid-19 vaccinations shows a jump of 2,216,752 total, the largest one day increase. Vaccinations have been running about 1.3 million per day. Some of these vaccinations reported were almost surely from earlier in the week, still it represents a major increase as...

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  • February 6, 2021

If Marco Rubio really wants to upbraid people who have lied and been disingenuous about COVID-19, he doesn’t have to look far. For instance, there’s Donald Trump, who told Bob Woodward how he downplayed the virus early on and, indeed, always intended to downplay it. You also have Donald Trump, who...

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  • December 27, 2020

With the ever-climbing coronavirus death rate, families reliant on technology to say goodbye to loved ones, and most of America shopping in disguise, yesterday was hard for me. I spent my formative teen years in southeast Washington, D.C. My neighbors across the street, cattycorner as my great-granny would say, were tight-knit....

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  • December 4, 2020

If you do not understand the seriousness of the COVID-19 pandemic, Dennis Kosuth, a Chicago RN, makes it abundantly clear. Dennis Kosuth is a hero. x x YouTube Video See full episodes here. I saw Dennis Kosuth on MSNBC as they interviewed him about the poor state of mitigating the...

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  • December 1, 2020

When a pandemic occurred what did Republicans do? 1] Called it a Democratic Party Hoax 2] Said it would go away like magic. 3] Pretended that it was only a “flu” 4] Refused and made fun of wearing masks. 5] Mocked virologists and experts. 6] Buried their heads in the...

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  • November 17, 2020

I am overjoyed that Joe Biden won the presidency, but am also aware of the serious damage presented by the Republicans potentially controlling the Senate, giving them a major blocking tool. We all know this.  The key to understanding the Republican Party, and its serious threat to the nation, is that they...

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  • November 17, 2020

As the pandemic continues on its unabated spread across the United States and a few other countries that refuse to act containing the virus, many nurses have lost their lives. The evil in the White House continues to spread this pathogen as government policy purposely. Now, Matt Gaetz and Mark Meadows...

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  • November 7, 2020
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Larry Kudlow continues the underlying theme of Trumpian nihilism and its trickle-down contagion of pixie dust and pseudoscience. Trump continues to see his numbers decline as his campaign put him on a superspreader rally schedule, attempting to repeat his 2016 victory of 155,000 votes in swing states while trailing 3 million...

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  • October 25, 2020

Donald Trump is starting to sound like Eliza Doolittle — “Words! Words! Words! I’m so sick of words!” Trump Rips ‘Fake News’ For Focusing On COVID-19 ‘CASES, CASES, CASES’ As Nation Breaks Record President Donald Trump on Saturday attacked the media for its focus on COVID-19 “CASES, CASES, CASES” after...

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  • October 25, 2020

Will Trumpian domestic terror’s “strategy of tension” for the next decade ultimately be predicated upon the little tiny fishes, or the strawberries, or the tow target. “California is gonna have to ration water. You wanna know why? Because they send millions of gallons of water out to sea, out to...

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  • October 12, 2020

Damn: The letter was sent Friday to Lee Montana Newspapers and included 111 names of nurses, doctors, caregivers and public health professionals. It criticized Gianforte, the state’s current U.S. House representative, for three instances. First, he appeared at a Lewis and Clark County event Oct. 3 that the health department...

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  • October 12, 2020
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So this bull shit just happened: The Michigan Supreme Court issued a split decision late Friday that ruled against Gov. Gretchen Whitmer in a battle over her power to extend emergency declarations used to mandate COVID-19 restrictions. The court's decision throws in to question orders issued by Whitmer related to...

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  • October 3, 2020

A lot has been going on in the news this past week but it’s important to know that this happened: An organization that represents 6,000 physicians, residents and medical students in Iowa discussed with U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst her recent questioning of the legitimacy of how hospitals are reporting COVID-19...

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  • September 18, 2020

I have a legitimate concern.   I have passed by the CDC more times than I can count.  Emory Hospital, Eglestons Children Hospital and the VA are all right there near the CDC.   I have no idea how many competent scientists and docs work at these life saving facilities.  None of...

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  • September 15, 2020

U.S. Senate candidate, Jon Ossoff (D. GA), recently did an interview with Q Magazine and vowed to be an unwavering ally for LGBTQ rights in the U.S. Senate: “There’s no place for discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity,” Ossoff said. “Those should not be merely a...

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  • September 9, 2020

“I’m the only thing standing between the American dream and total anarchy, madness and chaos.” Trump at the Council for National Policy Recalling that Mark Burnett wanted once to have Trump arrive at an event like Hitler at the Nuremburg rallies, next week’s GOP convention should have bombast to compensate...

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  • August 21, 2020

U.S. Senate candidate, Jon Ossoff (D. GA), sat down with the Gwinnett Daily Post asking him how he would grade Donald Trump and U.S. Senator David Perdue’s (R. GA) response to the coronavirus pandemic. Ossoff didn’t hold back: When asked how he would grade the COVID-19 response, he said “F.”...

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  • August 9, 2020

There is a diary on here which is very good about Betsy No nothing and it is good. http://www.dailykos.com/… I am a parent, grandparent and great grandparent.  I know kids.   I have raised enough of them to know them. We know we have a shortage of teachers and we do...

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  • August 2, 2020

Community policing can happen even if it’s been talked about for half a century against a backdrop of paramilitary enforcement and military intelligence. Sadly, the change must be serious and even more radical, requiring even greater defunding/retraining and anti-corruption. x LA Mayor Eric Garcetti is speaking right now about police reforms....

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  • July 28, 2020

Received this e-mail yesterday from former presidential candidate, South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg (D. IN), in support of MJ Hegar’s (D. TX) U.S. Senate campaign: MJ Hegar (D. TX) COVID-19 cases are skyrocketing in our country because so many of our leaders have failed to put Americans’ health first. Like...

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  • July 23, 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

He isn’t the winner of the  Republican asshole of the week, but Governor Asa Hutchinson of Arkansas will be issuing a mandate for wearing masks to combat the coronavirus on…Drum roll please…Monday. LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — Governor Asa Hutchinson announced he would issue a mask mandate in Arkansas, effective...

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  • July 16, 2020

From The Houston Chronicle: Not even the worst pandemic to hit Texas in a century was enough to stem the surge in voter registrations that has remade the state’s electorate over the past four years. Just since March, Texas has added nearly 149,000 voters even as the political parties and...

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  • July 11, 2020

“I said to my people, slow the testing down please” x During the biggest health crisis of this generation, @realDonaldTrump asked his officials to slow down the one thing that could keep us safe: testing. How many families suffered and lives were lost because of his gross criminality? #AmericaOrTrump pic.twitter.com/xWYvodknE5...

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  • June 24, 2020

Trumpian Colorado Rep. Dave Williams posted a flyer on his Twitter feed that he claims was found at the Colorado capitol building.  Dave isn’t the sharpest tack in the box.  x Apparently, this flyer was found outside the CO Capitol during the “peaceful” protests. Obviously, this is unacceptable to say...

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  • June 7, 2020
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I just received this e-mail from former Vice President Joe Biden’s presidential campaign. It’s the full transcript of his speech today in Philadelphia, PA: x YouTube Video “I can’t breathe.” “I can’t breathe.” George Floyd’s last words. But they didn’t die with him. They’re still being heard. They’re echoing across...

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  • June 2, 2020

I’m posting this to put up some of the local tweets considering the number of major city curfews. I’ll be updating this for the next few hours. Please feel free to share your own info in the comments. The report that Trump fled to the bunker sounds like disinformation. x...

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  • June 1, 2020

Are Fox News personalities in such a hermetically closed off alternate universe that they’re literally unaware of the daily fire hose of bullshit coming from the White House on all things COVID-19? If Donald Trump could make you believe that he’s cast all the remaining coronavirus in the world into George...

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  • May 21, 2020

Received this e-mail today from former Secretary of Labor, Robert Reich, on behalf of Democracy for America: Robert Reich A little over a month ago, I emailed you about Senator Richard Burr, who sold off millions of dollars in stocks after gaining insider information about the impending pandemic and coming...

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  • May 16, 2020

Boo. Fucking. Hoo. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said on Monday that former President Obama should have held back from criticizing President Trump's handling of the coronavirus pandemic, calling Obama's critique “a little bit classless.” President Trump’s daughter-in-law Lara Trump, during an online Trump campaign event, told McConnell that Obama “slammed” President Trump over...

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  • May 12, 2020

Ed Eichhorn has another option for Medicare for All. He really does want to give everyone affordable healthcare. But because as he states he is a capitalist, he sees all solutions weighted towards the options that said economic system affords his thinking process. Please watch/listen to the entire interview. Ed Eichhorn...

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  • May 9, 2020

No, no we do not hate anybody—we have heard that from our parents, our teachers, and our clergy since we have been able to decipher words. From the first time, you said to a sibling, ‘I hate you’ after they kicked over your blocks or for a new generation, disconnected...

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  • April 29, 2020

“I want you to do me a favor, though.” Attention blue states! If you want your people to live, be more racist! So Donald Trump, because he’s an irredeemable asshole, apparently wants states to follow his racist lead on sanctuary cities before they can expect to receive federal aid as...

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  • April 28, 2020

There’s been a lot of news out of Georgia but I wanted to make sure this didn’t get lost in the noise: Former Columbus mayor Teresa Tomlinson now has the backing of the son of one of the greatest civil rights leaders in history in her bid for the U.S....

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  • April 24, 2020

Live Blog below — Today was about IMPOTUS’s folk beliefs 5:00* PM EDT *(rarely starts on time) Members of the Coronavirus Task Force Hold a Press Briefing The White House x Drinking a bunch of bleach was not on my bingo card for how trumps presidency would end. https://t.co/7N8czpenfe— Beaker (@OilBeak)...

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  • April 23, 2020

Hey, Donald Trump is going to be sending the Blue Angels out to do flyovers in honor of doctors and nurses! Mere weeks after sending the Angel of Death! Wow, he really does respond quickly. The Washington Post: The Pentagon is planning a multicity tour of the U.S. military’s top flight...

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  • April 23, 2020

First off, my condolences to Senator Warren on this: x My oldest brother, Don Reed, died from coronavirus on Tuesday evening. He joined the Air Force at 19 and spent his career in the military, including five and a half years off and on in combat in Vietnam. He was...

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  • April 23, 2020

Received this e-mail from Dr. Barbara Bollier’s (D. KS) U.S. Senate campaign: This is simple: The federal government promised medical supplies to the states — and they aren’t getting the job done. Across the country, nurses and frontline healthcare workers are still waiting on the personal protective equipment they need...

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  • April 23, 2020

Shakedowns of materiel like PPEs that demonstrate abuses of federal power are now de rigueur and should not be confused with fiscal policy or even neoliberal austerity. Disaster hides much venality. It’s about rank kleptocratic crony-capitalism in the form of market-cornering or cartelization. For example, Trump’s brag about ventilators is no different than...

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  • April 22, 2020
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Michelle Goldberg from The New York Times has a piece out that I recommend sharing to any fellow progressives who still aren’t sold yet on Joe Biden’s campaign to deliver on progressive policy: Lawrence Mishel, a well-known labor economist, has been a critic of centrist Democrats for decades. “My adult...

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  • April 21, 2020

During the middle of the worst pandemic in our nation’s history, where hospitals don’t have enough ventilators to treat patients,  where the dead are being piled up in hallways, right-wing organizations have decided this is the perfect time to organize astro-turf protests to infect more people. The protests have a lot of...

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  • April 20, 2020

A phalanx of supposed adults assembled in Brookfield, Wisconsin, yesterday to protest Gov. Tony Evers’ Safer at Home policy. They stood shoulder to shoulder, and there appeared to be far more pro-Trump signs than masks. (If I were a Trump supporter I’d wear a mask even if we weren’t in the...

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  • April 19, 2020

AlterNet has a great piece out that analyzes how competitive the U.S. Senate race between U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R. KY) and Lt. Colonel Amy McGrath (D. KY): In Kentucky, Democratic senatorial candidate Amy McGrath has been waging an aggressive campaign against Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who...

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  • April 18, 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

I write this from my experience this week.  My husband was doing some regular chores around the house Wednesday and nothing seemed wrong at all.   I had asked our daughter where he was when I didn’t see him outside where he had been.  She said, “ I think he laid...

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  • April 12, 2020

Weekly Recap: Bernie Suspends, Our COVID-19 Emergency Response Solidarity, Mike Hersh and Dr. Bill Honigman for Alan, Mike F., Dan, Donna, Janis, Deb, Bryan, and Kimberly—Your PDA National Team PDA’s Healthcare Emergency Virtual Town HallTOMORROW, 4/12–RSVP To Mike Fox For Info. Stay Informed! Read PDA’s Recent Posts Make Easy, Effective...

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  • April 11, 2020
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Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D. NY) nailed it yesterday on MSNBC’s Morning Joe: GOV. ANDREW CUOMO: I don’t think we ever get back to normal. I think this is one of the new normals now in public health, like we go through the environment, like we’ve gone through the economy. It...

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  • April 11, 2020

For all those people in rural Kentucky that thought they were immune to COVID-19 or didn’t take it seriously, some of the other hotspots for the coronavirus are in western Kentucky.  And yes, it only took one revival meeting to make one rural county — Hopkins — the number one hotspot...

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  • April 10, 2020
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