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I was surprised this weekend when I looked out my window and did not see masked marauders carrying clubs, knives, or guns. My neighbors were not cowering in fear, trying to reach their cars or go to the mailbox. Teens were not armed to the teeth, and adults were not...

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  • November 7, 2022

Since the legal  FBI search—not a raid—was revealed to have taken place at the Trump property in Mar-a-Lago, my phone has rung off the hook; what do you think, what did they get, who ratted him out? Since the punditry’s heart-pumping nonreporting began, leaning on former members of Trump’s inner...

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  • August 10, 2022

They can at least keep up. The industrial world has moved past the days of child brides, concubines, and selling our female children as brood chattels. The case of a victimized, brutalized, and impregnated ten-year-old in Ohio is a perfect example. The conservative media is losing their minds over a...

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  • July 15, 2022

The nobility commended to war is romanticized as a brave and patriotic encounter when reviewing history. Familiar to Americans, the American Revolution and World War II come to mind as noble causes. America is far from alone in the foggy-headedness of war. Michigan and Ohio once raised militias over the...

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  • February 25, 2022

Okay, you won’t believe this one. Or, rather, you will, but the barf bags you label “M, Tu, W, Th, F” in anticipation of the coming week in conservatism will fill up faster than a pair of Trump family pantaloons at a New York deposition. J.D. Vance, the guy who less...

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  • February 25, 2022

“No, no. There's 52 senators who don't agree, okay, and there's two that want to work something out if possible in a most rational reasonable way.” Joe Manchin fessing up that he and Sinema are Republicans to CNN reporter. Manchin Cheerfully Gives Republicans A Senate Majority (video in link) West Virginia is...

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  • October 19, 2021

I share an important date with former basketball coach the late Don Haskins, March 14, our birthday. Haskins led the then Texas Western Basketball team to the 1966 National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) basketball championship against the vaunted and famed Kentucky Wildcats, led by legendary coach Adolph Rupp. Coach Rupp...

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  • October 13, 2021

Speaking to a colleague this morning who asked if I was tired of writing about racial ‘strife.’ The answer was—no—I am tired of living it. In less than two weeks a white Ohio police chief thought it was a joke to leave a KKK reference on the desk of one...

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  • July 23, 2021

This isn’t exactly earth-shattering news. Earth-shattering news would be Donald Trump getting a good night’s sleep for the first time in 10 years, realizing he’s been acting like a drunk pelican with a Hot Pocket stuck in his throat for most of this century, conceding the election, apologizing profusely to Joe...

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  • June 4, 2021

McCarthy’s district, more so than most, benefits from Democratic bills. Psaki is at it again. This is what systemic racism looks like. Jen Psaki shines. Let’s flip McCarthy’s district. Chat – Join Politics Done Right Live weekdays @ 3:00 PM Central Video Zoom: LINK — Live Calls: (346)248-7799 ID:254 0...

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  • May 21, 2021

Not prosecuting Trump for what seems to be incontrovertible evidence of his Stormy Daniels payoff seems to be small potatoes only if the big enchiladas are left on the plate. Yet the GQP thinks that they still need him, likely because there are no alternatives, what with Ted Cruz having dinner with...

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  • May 7, 2021

From The Daily Beast: Josh Mandel—the far-right, former Ohio state representative now running for Senate—has recently joined the chorus of conservatives railing against Big Tech. But before he turned against Silicon Valley, Mandel was a Facebook stock investor who made tens of thousands of dollars. And even after he turned...

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  • May 5, 2021

Received this e-mail from Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley’s (D. OH) gubernatorial campaign: x We don't need some hedge fund millionaire like @JDVance1 claiming to speak for working families who are struggling to get by. In Dayton, we passed universal pre-k and the results have been incredible both for kids and...

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  • April 29, 2021

Dr. Anthony Fauci is on a roll. First, he went after this clown: x “You can get infected, and will get infected, if you put yourself at risk.” -Dr. Anthony Fauci responding to podcast host Joe Rogan’s suggestion that young people not get the COVID-19 vaccine pic.twitter.com/6E02GI31VV— TODAY (@TODAYshow) April...

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  • April 28, 2021

A new book suggests now the necessity of reexamining the historical materialist project of Walter Benjamin recognizing those moments of historical contact as acts of recognizing the constructed historical object. “Historicism tends to be hermeneutic because it values cautious, rigorous, and contextualized interpretation of information; or relativist, because it rejects notions of universal, fundamental...

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  • April 24, 2021

President Joe Biden’s original goal of 100 million Covid vaccinations in 100 days was exceeded last month leading him to call for 200 million in 100 days. Today is the day we reach that goal, eight days early. This is Biden’s second huge win after the passage of the Covid...

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  • April 22, 2021

Received this e-mail today from potential U.S. Senate candidate, Rep. Tim Ryan (D. OH-13): Climate change is an existential crisis, and the window is closing for us to do something about it. We feel that impact here in Ohio, from the disappearing habitat of the Buckeye Tree to the toxic...

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  • April 22, 2021

Friendly reminder, there’s a big Governor’s race in Virginia this year: Virginia Republican state Sen. Amanda Chase is no stranger to making provocative statements, and comments she made this week related to the Derek Chauvin murder trial have once again stirred up controversy. After a jury found Chauvin guilty of killing...

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  • April 22, 2021

While they were reading the verdict of Derek Chauvin, 16 year old Ma’Khia Bryant was being shot 4 times by Columbus, Ohio police. She died at the scene. The police had been called because an adult woman tried to fight Bryant.  (Updated) Warning: graphic videos: The Columbus Dispatch reported that police officers were sent...

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  • April 21, 2021
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“Today, a jury did the right thing. But true justice requires much more.“ x Opinion | Caught on camera Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin is found guilty of all three counts of murder and manslaughter in the death of George Floyd.https://t.co/Wi66rRx6iO pic.twitter.com/alUPrS7W4u— Ann Telnaes (@AnnTelnaes) April 20, 2021 The...

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  • April 20, 2021

President Joe Biden announced today that every state has removed age eligibility for Covid-19 vaccinations so anyone 16 or over can received a Pfizer/BioNtech shot and anyone18 or over can receive a dose of Moderna’s vaccine. Biden’s goal of 200 million vaccinations in his first 100 days should be reached this Wednesday, eight days...

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  • April 19, 2021

It looks like New York City just had a narrow escape: 18-year-old from Ohio arrested with AK-47 in Times Square subway station, police say (CNN)An 18-year-old from Ohio is facing weapons charges after officers patrolling a Times Square subway station on Friday found him with an AK-47 and a loaded...

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  • April 18, 2021

[Edit: Response to some comments below] Some of the comments have pointed out that the gun pictured is only an AK-47 knockoff, or some other kind of gun that doesn’t shoot as many bullets or as fast as the real thing. That misses the point: This person was carrying a...

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  • April 18, 2021

Whether it’s harassing Stormy Daniels to show their support of the previous guy or killing demonstrators, the Columbus Ohio police seem to have exceeded their authority. Skywriting seems a bit past the remit for a police agency that has three times more helicopters than the Chicago police. “The city's annual...

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  • April 17, 2021

I just caught a glimpse of Rep. Maxine Waters saying to old Gym Jordan something that needed to be said since he thinks he knows more than a doctor and worries about his freedom because he has to wear a mask, (I presume).  He needed to be called down years ago. ...

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  • April 15, 2021

Can’t wait to see this asshole go: 📹On @FOX43, Sen. Toomey says he wants PA to adopt Georgia's new election laws. I ask what he says to BPOC who say those policies make it harder to vote? He said it's a "ridiculous argument." "Are we really supposed to believe African...

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  • April 8, 2021

The 6th Circuit rules that Shawnee State University violated a professor’s free speech and free expression rights by punishing him for refusing to use a trans student’s preferred pronouns. More lawfare ahead. Apparently a professor’s socratic method (and his religious beliefs) trumps gender expression and public accommodation keeps bigotry in a bathroom...

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  • March 26, 2021

If you are surprised by this headline, you haven’t been watching Donald J. Trump close enough. Donald Trump is Coriolanus Snow, the authoritarian president of Panem in the Hunger Games. According to Politico: Donald Trump was headlining a fundraiser on Wednesday night at his golf club in West Palm Beach,...

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  • March 26, 2021

Concealability had nothing to do with Monday’s massacre in Boulder, Colorado, but the details tell us more about the marketability of semi-automatic firearms using high-capacity magazines. Discussing open-carry regulation may have been rendered irrelevant with the death of the police officer although some details will be important: was he carrying his “patrol rifle” and...

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  • March 25, 2021

Friendly reminder: retiring U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R. PA) is still an asshole and will not be missed: Republican Sen. Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania on Thursday blocked a bill meant to bar private debt collectors from seizing checks issued as part of the recent stimulus bill. The law that Toomey...

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  • March 19, 2021

Received this e-mail today from Parkland father and activist, Fred Guttenberg, in support of Rep. Tim Ryan’s (D. OH) potential U.S. Senate campaign: Rep. Tim Ryan (D. OH) You may not recognize my name, but you may remember my daughter. Jaime was just 14 years old when she walked into...

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  • March 16, 2021

“The universe has been to them.” (Resident Alien) 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...

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  • March 13, 2021

Nancy Pelosi, Tim Ryan, and other Democrats put Republicans on notice. Cindy Couyoumjian, a financial planner, has advice for your $1,400. Pelosi & Democrats stay aggressive Politics Done Right Live weekdays @ 3:00 PM Central Video Zoom: LINK — Live Calls: (346)248-7799 ID:254 0 9091 As usual, Speaker of the House Nancy...

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  • March 10, 2021

In case you missed this: Rep. Tim Ryan (D-Ohio) erupted Tuesday on the House floor, imploring his Republican colleagues to stop their obsession with stoking culture wars and shift focus to helping Democrats pass legislation to aid Americans struggling through the coronavirus pandemic. “Stop talking about Dr. Seuss and start...

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  • March 10, 2021

Ohio Democratic Congressman Tim Ryan got the narrative done right perfectly. He gave a progressive speech. Congressman Tim Ryan See full episodes here. If Democrats went into areas that seldom see Democrats and give speeches like this among people, it would be a game-changer. But too often, Republicans are allowed to...

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  • March 9, 2021

Politicians like Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves are responsible for implicitly continuing Trump’s Big Lie. We must hold them accountable. Governor Tate Reeves and Trump’s BIG LIE See full episodes here. Jake Tapper said that after he heard Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves‘s response to a colleague about President Biden’s election’s legitimacy, he wanted...

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  • March 8, 2021

Marjorie Taylor Greene (I refuse to dignify her with an affectionate abbreviation) has not exactly followed Speaker Sam Rayburn’s classic advice: “to get along, go along.” (To be fair, that maxim died quite a while ago.) But she has been truly and uniquely obnoxious in her insistence on being as...

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  • March 7, 2021

It’s been a long and very busy week for me, hence why I haven’t been posting a lot of diaries. But I just wanted to pass this along: 'No idea what he's doing': Manchin perplexes with Covid aid power play In the end, it took a direct call from President...

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  • March 6, 2021

Some big news today: x 🚨I'm leading Senate Democrats in pressing the Biden administration to include an automatic extension of unemployment benefits tied to economic conditions in the next round of COVID relief. We need to get workers off the financial roller coaster, and this is the way to do...

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  • March 2, 2021

Today will feature questioning of Christopher Wray about the intelligence on the Insurrection of 1/6. It’s true that not ACAB, but an armed bunch of them showed up to foment sedition on 1/6. Accordingly, some GOP members of the judiciary committee will likely proclaim that they were shocked, shocked that anyone would...

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  • March 2, 2021

The GQP senate is an honor-free zone with pro-wrestling byplay, save the magnificent seven dead. Mitch McConnell is doing his best to keep the reality-TV show kayfabe going. Lindsey Graham who proclaimed he’d “had enough” of Trump is now going to Florida on MAGA business. x Graham on Fox says he...

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  • February 15, 2021

Well, this seems significant. CNN: In an expletive-laced phone call with House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy while the Capitol was under attack, then-President Donald Trump said the rioters cared more about the election results than McCarthy did.   “Well, Kevin, I guess these people are more upset about the election...

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  • February 13, 2021

Playing some more catch up here. Received this e-mail yesterday from U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown  (D. OH): Cleveland.com: “Former Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel announces Senate bid” Chip in $5 now to turn Ohio blue >> BREAKING NEWS: Sherrod’s former opponent Josh Mandel just announced he’s running for the open Senate...

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  • February 11, 2021

Wow: Michigan Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey (R) was caught on tape making cracks about physical violence against Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D), who last year was the target of a kidnapping plot by right-wing militia extremists. He was also recorded spreading lies about the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S....

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  • February 10, 2021

The Associated Press is reporting that Richard Shelby will not run for re-election for Alabama Senator. The 86 year old, who was originally a Democrat, has served in Washington for more than 40 years. apnews.com/… The senator in recent weeks told one close Alabama ally that he was not planning on...

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  • February 5, 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

Received this e-mail today from U.S. Senator Jon Ossoff (D. GA) in support of U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan’s (D. NH)  re-election campaign: Sen. Maggie Hassan (D. NH) 1,017 votes. That was the margin in Democrat Maggie Hassan's U.S. Senate election in New Hampshire in 2016. Well now Maggie is up...

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  • February 3, 2021

“Trump advisers were privately reckoning with his loss even as the former president and many of his supporters engaged in a conspiracy theory-fueled effort to overturn the election.” The post-mortem, a copy of which was obtained by POLITICO, says the former president suffered from voter perception that he wasn’t honest...

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  • February 2, 2021

I like this: Ohio Congressman Tim Ryan (D-13) is urging President Joe Biden to fire the entire United States Postal Service Board of Governors and nominate new leadership amid recent mail delays. In his letter to the president, Ryan explained how operational changes imposed by Postmaster General Louis DeJoy continue...

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  • February 2, 2021
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