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CNN’s David Gergen: The Only Thing That Can Stop Donald Trump From Running in 2024 is a Prison Sentence From the Insurrection, we know that conspiring to commit felonies is also a felony. We know with greater certainty that Trump knew what was going to happen, despite Pence’s resistance and...

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  • October 24, 2021

“We might (and I stress might) have already reached and passed a point where there is really no turning back for Thwaites, no matter what we as humans do to our climate,” Alastair Graham, the University of South Florida and co-author of the study. New data from under the ice stream...

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  • April 9, 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

Scientists have successfully cloned an endangered black-footed ferret from the genes of an animal named Willa that had died over thirty years ago. After Willa died, her remains were frozen and sent from Wyoming to San Diego Zoo Global that maintains a bank of frozen tissues for over 1,100 endangered and...

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  • February 19, 2021

Former Defense Secretary, William Cohen (R-ME) did not mince his words as he methodically admonished Republican Senators on the impeachment vote. William Cohen admonished Republican Senators x x YouTube Video See full episodes here. Chuck Todd asked William Cohen about the threats he received during the Nixon Watergate era. He used it as...

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  • February 12, 2021

For a brief moment after Trump sent his myrmidons to storm the Capitol where Mitch McConnell was telling the Senate the Biden election was legal, he was angry at what had just happened that he actually showed emotion. “The mob was fed lies,” the GOP leader said on the Senate...

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  • January 28, 2021

< p class=”is-empty-p” style=”text-align:left”> Randall Lane, the editor of Forbes Magazine, has warned corporations not to hire former Trump officials. If they hire them, said Lane, they will be viewed as a “funnel of disinformation” by the magazine.  Business Insider writes a summary of how Trump’s failed coup attempt inspired Forbes...

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  • January 10, 2021

Yesterday, Pence (well, the DOJ) responded, as required, to Loony Gohmert’s lawsuit by saying the Vice President doesn’t have the power to do what Gohmert wants, and anyway he picked the wrong target to sue. The court required Gohmert to respond by 9 AM today. Clearly the court didn’t think...

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  • January 1, 2021

Trump could try to pardon himself, but it is more likely that he could resign and VP Pence could pardon him, much like the ceremony on Tuesday, live and domestic. As a WaPo op-ed also shows he may be able to even further obstruct justice before leaving office by manipulating...

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  • November 18, 2020

Dr. Cynthia Miller-Idriss discusses hate in America and its implications. What is the state of the transition to our new president? Dr. Cynthia Miller-Idriss is on point. x x YouTube Video Politics Done Right Live weekdays @ 3:00 PM Central Video Zoom: LINK — Live Calls: (346)248-7799 ID:254 0 9091 Topics:...

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  • November 12, 2020

OK, I know this is going to get CT’d to death, but Trump is the ultimate huckster and I think this is a possibility. Some will say that suggesting this breaks norms, but if we have learned anything is that Trump’s one great advantage is that he will break any...

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  • October 2, 2020

“(T)erminating labour and share markets, along with the type of commercial banking taken for granted today, is a prerequisite for a post-capitalist society with functioning markets, authentic democracy and personal liberty.” Left accelerationism seems tempting in a time when markets, democracy, and liberty are in peril. but Yanis Varoufakis is hinting...

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  • August 30, 2020

When Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld, famously created the television sensation of the late 1980s Seinfeld, they hyped it as the show about nothing.  The resulting enigma of laughter about nothing resulted in some famous flashes of comedic brilliance known as, Seinfeld moments. Well, the Republican National Committee announced its’...

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  • August 26, 2020

Back to 1954 is the desperate place that Trump is going to spread disinformation. The GOP has tried to make Democrats “godless”, because how else could you win an election. Trump even brought his brother’s funeral to the White House to counter the spiritual expressions at the DNC. Trump got his...

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  • August 22, 2020

An excellent speech pairing small details like “muzzle” with “mask”, carrying throughout the imagery of light and dark, and tight in length. It was well crafted and well-delivered. The peroration built on a poem and was a perfect match in tone and cadence to Biden’s regular speeches, complete with reproducible soundbites...

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  • August 21, 2020

The Atlantic has a great piece about how U.S. Senator Cory Gardner’s (R. CO) loyalty to Trump is going to cost him big time this year: These days, Trump’s hold on the GOP base is so total that Republican incumbents around the country cross him at their peril. Tribal loyalty...

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  • May 26, 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

The nation is now reaping the consequences of the Trump regime’s massive inaction and ignorance in the face of actual warnings, mechanisms, and planning initiatives. By the time Donald Trump proclaimed himself a wartime president — and the coronavirus the enemy — the United States was already on course to see...

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  • April 5, 2020

He may or may not be a savior during this coronavirus pandemic, but Democratic Kentucky Govenor Andy Beshear is so much better than the anti-vaccine, chickenpox loving, and anti-science former Governor Matt Bevin.  As Josepth Gerth of the Louisville Courier-Journal reminds us, Bevin posted this on his Twitter account on...

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  • April 4, 2020

Political Wire has a new story out today (paywall): A Poll That Will Send Shock Waves Thru the White House, reporting on a new Navigator poll updated to today. Key takeaways: The public is aware of Trump’s early missteps and “concern over them is only growing. Americans remain very concerned...

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  • April 4, 2020

The urgency to end the Trumpian counter-revolution in one term must GOTV with the strongest party unity. Adam Serwer’s article in The Atlantic is worth your time to summarize the issues that lead to the noisy disrespect for one or another side in the waning days of the Democratic primary....

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  • March 18, 2020

“I find it hard to exaggerate the peril, this is the new extinction and we are half way through it. We are in terrible, terrible trouble and the longer we wait to do something about it the worse it is going to get.” Sir David Attenborough Antarctic and Arctic ice...

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  • March 16, 2020

If you need a break from the current American confusion, fear and loathing surrounding the Coronavirus pandemic, let me suggest as an antidote reading President Roosevelt’s December 9, 1941 “fireside chat” radio broadcast to the nation. At a time of far greater peril than we face today, FDR delivered a message...

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  • March 15, 2020

FiveThirtyEight went there and attacked “party elites” today as the reason for the “inevitable” loss of Warren. It doesn’t make anyone feel better, except that whoever those “party elites” are, they have made the Democratic party do some very stupid things in its history. As we’ve seen, becoming the party elite...

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  • March 6, 2020

One day after he cast his historic vote to remove President Donald Trump office, Utah Senator and former GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney has continued to receive accolades for his principled and lonely stand. But Romney didn’t merely buck his Party of Lincoln in becoming the first Senator to ever vote...

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  • February 7, 2020

The year has not ended well, even as there is some hope that 2020 will bring a reversal of the perfect storm of 2016 that elected a buffoon to the WH. A recent article outlined the cascading possibility of connected tipping points in the Climate Crisis. This emergency cannot be unmet. With...

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  • December 29, 2019

The horrors of climate change are unfolding around the world with smothering heatwaves, agricultural losses from flooding, and drought — higher storm surge along with powerful and deadly cyclonic windstorms armed with heavy rainfall and wildfire. The United States and other developed nations experience every single impact listed, we do....

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  • December 13, 2019

Archives Alan Minsky, Executive Director, Progressive Democrats of America Contacts:  Alan Minsky, PDA Executive Director, (818)-749-9497 Alan@PDAmerica.org Mike Hersh, PDA Communications Director, (301)-602-9388 Mike@PDAmerica.org Today, Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) released a statement about Thursday’s UK General Election. Here are key quotes: Alan Minsky, PDA Executive Director, said, “On Thursday,...

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  • December 10, 2019

Received this e-mail today from Hillary Clinton: Friends – When our most basic rights are under attack – when children are separated from their families at the border, our planet’s future is in peril, and a woman’s right to bodily autonomy is being threatened – we rely on our nation’s...

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  • October 22, 2019

Recalling the delaying action of the Bill Barr “summary” of the Mueller report, the White House released a 5-page memo to frame the eventual release of the whistle-blower complaint. In it Ukraine President Zelensky mentions Javelin missiles (page 2), and then Trump immediately asks for a “favor”. In this context, the...

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  • October 12, 2019

Adopting a warped view of the Ukraine collusion scandal that's engulfing Donald Trump's presidency, The New York Times seems to think that it's Democrats who are caught in a “tricky” political position. The coverage highlights how in moments of Republican crisis, the Beltway press remains oddly fixated on how events...

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  • October 3, 2019

Adopting a warped view of the Ukraine collusion scandal that's engulfing Donald Trump's presidency, The New York Times seems to think that it's Democrats who are caught in a “tricky” political position. The coverage highlights how in moments of Republican crisis, the Beltway press remains oddly fixated on how events...

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  • October 3, 2019
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You think it'd be a no-brainer. After multiple articles, national attention, much bewailing and pledges to correct the injustice, it should be tough to screw it up. But screw it up the California Legislature did. They failed to enact legislation to stop one of the more egregious injustices in our...

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  • July 17, 2019

In solidarity,  Mike Hersh for Alan, Shayna, Deb, Kimberly, Bryan, Mike F., Dr. Bill, Dan, and Janis—your PDA national team. Defy Trump! Support Opposition!Tell Congress To Investigate Trump This week, 20 Democratic candidates vied to challenge Trump in two nights of debates. Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) activists overwhelmingly voted...

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  • June 29, 2019

The climate is extremely complicated and overwhelming for those of us that are not scientists. One thing we know for sure about humanity's massive science project with our atmosphere, however, is that pumping unfathomable amounts of CO2 into the atmosphere damages the interconnectivity of Earths ecosystems resulting in a cascading...

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  • June 29, 2019

In solidarity, Mike Hersh for Alan, Shayna, Deb, Kimberly, Bryan, Mike F., Dr. Bill, Dan, and Janis—your PDA national team. Defy Hate, Denounce War, Demand EqualityIncluding Defending Reproductive Choice! Last week, Trump threatened war against Iran, launched a concerted attack against immigrants, and escalated his assaults against women’s Constitutional rights....

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  • June 22, 2019

In solidarity,  Mike Hersh for Alan, Shayna, Deb, Kimberly, Bryan, Mike F., Dr. Bill, Dan, and Janis—your PDA national team. Tell Congress We Demand EqualityIncluding Full Reproductive Choice! Last week, Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) activists rocked the California Democratic Convention, rallied for Medicare For All and packed the Ways...

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  • June 15, 2019

photo: PDA California Convention Wrap Up: More Details Soon! In solidarity,  Mike Hersh for Alan, Shayna, Deb, Kimberly, Bryan, Mike F., Dr. Bill, Dan, and Janis—your PDA national team. PDA Makes Sure Your Voice Is Heard   Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) organized with our California partners PDA-CA at last...

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  • June 8, 2019

Pitch In To Help PDA Make It Easy To Contact Congress In solidarity,  Mike Hersh for Alan, Shayna, Deb, Kimberly, Bryan, Mike F., Dr. Bill, Dan, and Janis—your PDA national team. PDA Makes Sure Your Voice Is Heard Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) is working closely with our coalition partners...

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  • June 1, 2019

Pitch In To Help PDA Make It Easy To Contact Congress In solidarity, Mike Hersh for Alan, Shayna, Deb, Kimberly, Bryan, Mike F., Dr. Bill, Dan, and Janis—your PDA national team. PDA Makes Sure Your Voice Is Heard Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) invests in the latest technologies to make...

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  • May 25, 2019

In solidarity,  Mike Hersh for Alan, Dr. Bill, Dan, Janis, Deb, Kimberly, Bryan, Mike F., and Shayna—your PDA national team. Pitch In For Medicare For All When Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) launched in 2004, Medicare For All (MFA) couldn’t receive the serious attention we knew it deserved from most...

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  • May 20, 2019

In solidarity,  Mike Hersh for Alan, Shayna, Deb, Kimberly, Bryan, Mike F., Dr. Bill, Dan, and Janis—your PDA national team. Remembering Our Founder, Tim Carpenter Yesterday, we marked an important anniversary for Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) and the progressive movement. On May 10, 2014 PDA Activists gathered in Northampton,...

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  • May 11, 2019

photo: MFA Activist Ady Barken Testifies at the Rules CommitteeAs Rep. Jayapal Looks On. Tell Congress We Need MFA! In solidarity,  Mike Hersh for Alan, Dr. Bill, Dan, Janis, Deb, Kimberly, Bryan, Mike F., and Shayna—your PDA national team. We’re Making History With Medicare For AllTell Your Senators To Cosponsor...

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  • May 4, 2019

Former President Barack Obama took to Twitter today to pay tribute to his friend and former colleague, the late U.S. Senator Richard Lugar (R. IN) x For thirty-six years, Richard Lugar proved that pragmatism and decency work—not only in Washington but all over the world. Michelle and I send our...

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  • April 29, 2019

In one sense, it’s actually a pretty good thing that I’m practically a “shut in.” Every night, from 6-8 pm PDT, my dance card is full. From 6-7 it’s the national treasure that is Rachel Maddow, and from 7-8, it’s Lawrence O’Donnell, the only one in cable news that can run...

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  • April 12, 2019

That’s a nice merger you got there. Be a pity if anything happened to it.   Don Cornholeone   The Birdcage Papers The story that Rachel Maddow and David Fahrenthold told last night was too simple to be news, but too stupid to be comedy. To briefly recap, in its first 17...

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  • March 6, 2019

Schiff minces no words here. Washington Post “This is a moment of great peril for our democracy. Our country is deeply divided. Our national discourse has become coarse, indeed, poisonous. Disunity and dysfunction have paralyzed Congress. And while our attention is focused inward, the world spins on, new authoritarian regimes...

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  • February 22, 2019

James Woods, whose carrier reached it’s apex when he played to type as the irredeemable skuzball Lester Diamond in Casino, fired off a Tweet Thursday about the oh so scary Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and got some hilarious push-back from the internets….     x This is the most dangerous person in America right...

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  • January 19, 2019

Soon to be Speaker Nancy Pelosi has stated her preference for perusing an aggressive legislative agenda and cutting bait on Impeachment until Mueller issues his report. West Palm Beach Florida Democratic activist and attorney James Carroll makes his case in the Op-Ed section of USA today that that strategy may allow...

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  • December 17, 2018

Long, long ago — in the before-times — a married politician’s payoffs to two women to hide sordid affairs from the voting public would have been a kill-shot.  Today, it’s known as “Trump being Trump.” CNN could show footage of Trump storing dead prostitutes in a giant warehouse like in the final...

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  • December 15, 2018