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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

Senator John Kennedy (R-LA) was born in the heart of the old Democratic south. He is a devout southerner, born in Mississippi, and attended college at both the University of Virginia and Vanderbilt in Tennessee. At age sixty-nine, I believe it is safe to say that the one-time southern Democrat,...

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  • April 23, 2021

The sponsors of campus speakers like Ann Coulter and Milo Yiannopoulos, Young America’s Foundation took on Pete Buttigieg, thinking that they were delivering trenchant criticism. Instead, they’ve revived the critical history of urban planning and design, now articulated by the Trump-jungend. Anyone who’s encountered urban elevated highways has experienced the social divisions...

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  • April 11, 2021
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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

This may be nothing more than a clever trolling exercise, but I’m curious to see what becomes of it. x .@williamlegate and I are going to prove that progressives can make a better pillow, run a better business and help make the world a better place while doing it.— David Hogg...

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  • February 4, 2021

Tommy Tuberville, the first member of Congress to be named after the inside of his own head, is at it again. The brand-new Alabama senator is locked in an epic battle with Wisconsin’s Ron Johnson to see whose brain will pass out of his body like a kidney stone first,...

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  • February 3, 2021

Marjorie Taylor Greene, the one-woman wrecking ball of the GOP (OK, she’s not the only one, but one of her is enough), has managed to wrangle a spot on the  Education Committee, even though she has seriously claimed that various school shootings were hoaxes. (Maybe she thinks the students were...

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  • February 1, 2021

Lots of manipulation today, but the House always wins even in the case of GameStop.  Elizabeth Warren on the GameStop surge on @CNBC:”The billionaires and some hedge funds are yelling because they're not the ones, the only ones, who make money when the manipulation works.” x This is the same...

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  • January 28, 2021

When California’s deadly and worst wildfire struck the state of California, intense drought provided the fuel necessary when a PG&E Pacific Gas and Electricity sparked the catastrophe. California has a Mediterranean climate, which is particularly vulnerable to our climate crisis. That explanation was too much for the simple-minded QAnon nutballs. To...

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  • January 28, 2021

When California’s deadly and worst wildfire struck the state of California, intense drought provided the fuel necessary when a PG&E Pacific Gas and Electricity sparked the catastrophe. California has a Mediterranean climate, which is particularly vulnerable to our climate crisis. That explanation was too much for the simple-minded QAnon nutballs. To...

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  • January 28, 2021

 As the election postmortem fight begins, Democratic leaders are consoling themselves with the narrative that Florida was already lost. It’s really a red state, Democrats are being told, which is an excuse that has been echoed by multiple pundits. The problem with that is that it’s just not true. The people...

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  • November 21, 2020

Former congresswoman Gabby Giffords tweeted a video of a special needs child, the son of a murdered teacher at Marjory Stoneham Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida,  meeting the former vice president in Washington DC during the March for Life protests. Gabbards herself is a gun violence survivor. The video is...

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  • October 27, 2020

There is a story making the rounds on Twitter now — a video from 2018 has resurfaced. It’s Biden comforting people after the Parkland shooting. Footage of Joe Biden comforting Parkland families circulates on social media The clip shows former Vice President Joe Biden with survivors and their families at...

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  • October 22, 2020

Former presidential candidate, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D. MA), endorsed a whole slate of down ballot Democrats today. Two of them are for the U.S. Senate: x .@MikeEspyMS will fight his heart out for the people of Mississippi with empathy and determination. I’m proud to endorse him and his historic...

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  • June 20, 2020

Received this e-mail from Parkland father, Fred Guttenberg, on behalf of the Brady PAC in support of former Vice President Joe Biden’s presidential campaign: Joe Biden It’s Fred Guttenberg. On June 5th, Joe Biden formally became the Democratic Presidential Nominee. It may not have been the biggest news in the...

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  • June 12, 2020

From The Huffington Post: After backing Republican Sen. Susan Collins in 2014, the political arm of the major gun control advocacy group Everytown for Gun Safety announced on Tuesday that it’s endorsing one of her Democratic challengers in this year’s Maine Senate race. Maine House Speaker Sara Gideon, one of...

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  • June 9, 2020

Vanity Fair has a great piece about the all the political turmoil the good state of Georgia is facing. Governor Brian Kemp (R. GA) has royally fumbled reopening the state during the coronavirus pandemic and U.S. Senator Kelly Loeffler (R. GA) has been tarnished by scandals over her insider trading....

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  • May 28, 2020

Trump tweeting at 11pm last night probably got around to reading Tom Nichols’s article in The Atlantic and will probably wake up trying to figure out how to take tenure away from him. More importantly Nichols reminds the reader that the attraction of white, non-college educated men for Trump is complex and...

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  • May 27, 2020

“As the death toll in the coronavirus pandemic neared 100,000 Americans this Memorial Day weekend, President Trump derided & insulted perceived enemies & promoted a baseless conspiracy theory, in between rounds of golf.” https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1264717545787006976?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw Perhaps Howard Stern, of all people, said it best: “The oddity in all of this is...

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  • May 25, 2020

Received this e-mail from Parkland Father and activist, Fred Guttenberg on behalf of Brady PAC in support of MJ Hegar’s (D. TX) U.S. Senate campaign: MJ Hegar (D. TX) My name is Fred and losing my daughter Jaime at Marjory Douglas Stoneman High School in Parkland, Florida changed my life...

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  • May 10, 2020

Received this e-mail from Parkland father and activist, Fred Guttenberg, on behalf of the Brady PAC, in support of Cal Cunningham’s (D. NC) U.S. Senate campaign: Cal Cunningham (D. NC) When my daughter Jaime was killed in the Parkland school shooting, I made a promise to myself that I would...

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  • April 27, 2020

Received this e-mail from Parkland Father and activist, Fred Guttenberg, on behalf of the Brady PAC in support of Jaime Harrison’s (D. SC) U.S. Senate campaign: Jaime Harrison (D. SC) My name is Fred and losing my daughter Jaime at Marjory Douglas Stoneman High School in Parkland, Florida changed my...

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  • April 24, 2020

Received this e-mail today from Parkland father, Fred Guttenberg, on behalf of the. Brady. PAC in support of Joe Biden’s presidential campaign: My name is Fred and my daughter Jaime was one of the 17 people killed at Marjory Douglas Stoneman High School in Parkland, Florida. Because of what happened...

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  • April 17, 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

Last year, the Parkland students took on the National Rifle Association (NRA). All of the adults in the proverbial room told them that it was futile because the NRA was just too powerful with its legion of followers. The kids didn’t know any better and took them head on, even when...

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  • November 28, 2019

In Puerto Rico, the economy depends on tourist dollars. Tourists and locals alike are drawn to the island’s sun-kissed beaches for fun in the sun. But sea-level rise from thermal expansion and the melting of polar ice caps has begun to erode the beaches. The width of beaches is decreasing,...

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  • November 21, 2019

Just how bad do you have to be to lose re-election as the right-wing conservative incumbent in one of the reddest states in the union? I ask because that’s exactly what is happening right now in Kentucky. The election is less than a month away, and Matt Bevin is ranked the most unpopular...

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  • October 13, 2019

Everybody gather near. Dyin’ time is here   Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome As all of you know, I have been a frequent commentator, and will continue to be a frequent commentator on the stunning internal collapse of the National Rfle Association. My beef with the NRA isn’t in its original...

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  • September 18, 2019

Mother Jones has a pretty brutal piece about Governor Matt Bevin (R. KY) why being a complete asshole might cost him re-election despite being the Governor of a deep red state: For Bevin, winning a second term should be a breeze. He’s running in a state Trump won by 30...

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  • September 4, 2019

According to Donald Trump, Donald Trump has had a change of heart on background checks. Unfortunately, you can’t believe a damn thing Donald Trump says, especially if Donald Trump insists it’s true. I mean, come on. Trump would let Nancy Pelosi shove Whole Foods organic kale down his rotten gob with a giant hay fork...

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  • August 12, 2019

There’s nothing worse than a blockbuster upcoming movie that spends three months showing nonstop “teaser” ads touting the flick, and then you plunk down $12 only to realize that all of the exciting parts in the teaser ads were the best parts of the whole damn movie itself. Last night...

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  • June 27, 2019

The Florida GOP literally refers to pregnant Florida women as “host bodies”. Now, we are expected to get an abortion ban that is in every way as bad as Alabama’s—and may even be worse. Our state is purple, we have more Democrats here than Republicans, and yet our state legislature...

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  • May 25, 2019

I guess the NRA thought the Parkland school shooting would follow the script of every other massacre: Americans would call for our politicians to finally do something  The NRA would then fundraise off the tragedy, and donate to their politicians to keep them in line  The NRA politicians would then offer thoughts and prayers to the victims Rightwing...

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  • May 12, 2019

I guess the NRA thought the Parkland school shooting would follow the script of every other massacre: Americans would call for our politicians to finally do something  The NRA would then fundraise off the tragedy, and donate to their politicians to keep them in line  The NRA politicians would then offer thoughts and prayers to the victims Rightwing...

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  • May 12, 2019

Well, it’s not like they can say that they weren’t warned. The “autopsy report” following the 2012 election was both blunt, and honest. It said that the GOP, in its current iteration, was dying. It’s core constituency was mainly white, older, rural, less educated men, heavy emphasis on the older. Every...

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  • March 19, 2019

What a fucking disgrace: Three days after the first anniversary of the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, that killed 17 and wounded 14, and two days after a workplace shooting in Aurora, Illinois, that killed five and wounded five police officers, Sen. Joni Ernst launched a fundraising effort based on her support...

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  • February 20, 2019

photo: Students protesting gun violence at the White House, February 19, 2018Photo credit: Lorie Shaull from Washington, United States • CC BY-SA 2.0 In memory of the victims and in solidarity with survivors of gun violence, Debra Schrishuhn for Alan, Mike F, Mike H, Janis, Dan, Dr Bill, Kimberly, Bryan,...

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  • February 14, 2019

Fred Guttenberg, who lost his fourteen year old daughter Jaime in the horrific Stoneman-Douglas shooting last year, was Nancy Pelosi’s guest at Tuesday’s State of the Union speech and I think it is fair to say he was not impressed by drumpf’s stumbling tap-dance around the real problems that face...

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  • February 7, 2019

Well, this is disgusting. And vile. And disgustingly vile. x i mean he's like a RW comic now. hes milo pic.twitter.com/QYOGI7TrGa — jack allison (@jackallisonLOL) December 31, 2018 TMZ “The jokes are vile. First, Louis attacks the youth of this generation … comparing them to himself in his 20s, and...

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  • December 31, 2018
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In 2018, MoveOn members helped power spectacular victories at the ballot box, fought back against attacks on our democracy, and provided critical aid to those facing humanitarian crises at home and abroad. Millions of MoveOn members were part of a movement that ended Republican control of the House, marched against...

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  • December 28, 2018

Why not just make it Celestial Demigod of the Year? He’d still win it easily, but at least it would be fair. (He is a giant orange ball of hot gas that’s destined to swallow up the Earth and everyone in it, so it’s not that far off.) x TRUMP closes by...

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  • November 21, 2018

Some people should not be in politics. I’m not talking just about perennial losers like Dick Morris or Doug Schoen. I’m talking about people who promote losing strategies, and double-down when those strategies fail.  You and I saw this on the national level. The Democratic strategy was to focus on the...

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  • October 30, 2018

Before we all found out that Brett Kavanaugh was a rapey asshole, we discovered he was just an asshole. When Fred Guttenberg, the father of slain Marjory Stoneman Douglas student Jaime Guttenberg, tried to shake Kavanaugh’s hand early on in the SCOTUS confirmation process, Kavanaugh turned his back, barely acknowledging the...

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  • October 15, 2018

Every election is different. There are different candidates, different issues, and different personalities and scandals to consume and digest. But just as every election is different, so is every election the same in some ways. Until this one. Elections in this country are ruled by finite measurements. The two most...

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  • October 4, 2018

Iowa’s Steve King is a despicable human being, and not just because he is an unapologetic white supremacist. When he’s not posting propaganda from neo-Nazis, he’s sharing vile memes. Like the current president, he somehow always has time for a hateful post on social media. He has been in rare form this year, picking...

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  • September 29, 2018

Kavanaugh’s awful spectacle last night was hard to stomach and sit through. Although he violently sexually assaulted multiple women, he cried like he was the victim—and then had a meltdown where he lashed out at Democrats, the Clintons, Soros, and anyone who dared to bring these allegations up.  His tirade included...

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  • September 28, 2018

Received this e-mail today from the Progressive Change Campaign Committee: Since 2008, Democrats have lost over 900 state legislative seats — but bold progressives like Andrew Gillum are leading our comeback as he runs for Florida Governor. Florida Republicans are terrified that they'll lose the Florida governor's mansion for the...

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  • September 28, 2018
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A must read from the New York Times: President Trump’s budget chief, Mick Mulvaney, expressed confidence to Republican donors on Saturday that the party would overcome a Democratic “movement of hate” in November, but he acknowledged Republicans could lose races where they have nominated candidates who are not seen as...

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  • September 8, 2018

It’s been three months since the Santa Fe school shooting. Back then, Ted Cruz thought he had the election in the bag with ruby-red Texas. He wouldn’t meet with the Santa Fe families, and this infuriated Rhonda Hart—whose little girl Kimberly was killed in the shooting. x Notice there is no...

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  • August 17, 2018

It’s true that this has been Trump’s ugly America, with all the racism, misogyny, hatred, fear, and self-loathing that comes with it. Yet a new generation is leading the charge for a better America, one that represents our diversity, tolerance, strength, and celebration of unity. Despicable people who only know...

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  • August 15, 2018