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Arizona’s Democratic Senator Kyrsten Sinema vowed to constituents she would help to lower the cost of prescription drugs. “We need to make health care more affordable, lower prescription drug prices, and fix the problems in the system – not go back to letting insurance companies call all the shots,” she...

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  • August 3, 2022

The New York Police Department’s (NYPD) Hate Crimes Task Force is investigating after two Asian women were attacked in Manhattan on Sunday, with one being hit in the head with a hammer. NYPD Releases Surveillance Footage of Suspect They are Looking For in Hell’s Kitchen Hammer Attack on Asian Woman...

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  • May 4, 2021

Sen. @HeidiHeitkamp slammed Gov. @ChrisChristie tax lie. @Angela_Rye had to school a cognitive dissonant panel on rotten police. @FareedZakaria posits Turkey v. America genocide. Gov. Christie tax lie called out by Sen. Heitkamp x YouTube Video Chat – Join Politics Done Right Live weekdays @ 3:00 PM Central Video Zoom:...

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  • April 26, 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

Whistleblower Bruce Boise blew the opioid whistle on Big Pharma. This white guy is one many should listen to. This black man has a message on national guard in communities. Bruce Boise, Big Pharma whistleblower x x YouTube Video Politics Done Right Live weekdays @ 3:00 PM Central Video Zoom:...

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  • April 21, 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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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

The Black Codes of the late 1800s are making a comeback in America. These ordinances were meant to control the free movement of people of color using minor infractions as the reasoning, which was a literal attempt to keep black people in their place. The beginnings of policing in America...

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  • April 16, 2021

Adam Toledo did have a gun in his possession, but actually complied, dropped the gun and had his hands up when the officer shot him. Toledo’s friend had handed him the gun before fleeing. CHICAGO — A key detail raised in court about the fatal police shooting of 13-year-old Adam...

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  • April 15, 2021

Planned Parenthood Texas Votes (PPTV) Executive director Dyana Limon-Mercado talks about Texas Lege’s assault on women. Do you still doubt police bias? We want vaccines for the world. Planned Parenthood under attack Politics Done Right Live weekdays @ 3:00 PM Central Video Zoom: LINK — Live Calls: (346)248-7799 ID:254 0...

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  • April 15, 2021

Structural change needs to happen, because in community policing, community should precede policing. The paramilitary trend should not be seen as a burgeoning conflict between armed militias, one more official than the other. We need a de-escalation whose goal is the diametric opposite of the 1/6 insurrection. The problem isn't...

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  • April 15, 2021

White America has been made aware there is a conversation black parents have been compelled to have with their children, literally, for centuries. The conversation, as it were, was thought to be a necessary evil to keep our children alive. Survival was always thought to be based on complying and...

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  • April 14, 2021
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Some big news today out of North Carolina: Former North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory’s career in politics is not over. McCrory, a Republican who served one term as the state’s chief executive and 14 years as Charlotte’s mayor, has launched a campaign website announcing his run for North Carolina’s open U.S. Senate...

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  • April 14, 2021

Activist Brittany Packnett Cunningham slams police assault on POCs. Union leader/organizer Danny Fetonte explains why Amazon unionization likely failed. Danny Fetonte on Amazon unionization failure 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 In what...

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  • April 13, 2021

Ending qualified immunity for police officers would certainly fill the gap in insurance company revenues created by universal healthcare in the US. There’s plenty of other liabilities that insurance companies can cover including civilian firearms liability insurance on the model of auto insurance. Forcing individual officers to bear more individual liability...

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  • April 13, 2021

Activist Brittany Packnett Cunningham did not mince her words or disgust for policing in America that is systemically fatal for people of color. Activist Brittany Packnett Cunningham hits the nail on the head See full episodes here. Activist Brittany Packnett Cunningham appeared on All In with Chris Hayes, where she points out...

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  • April 13, 2021

The CEO of YouTube just announced that Donald Trump will be let back on the platform. Bloomberg News reports that Facebook is likely to lift Trump's ban as well, allowing him to once again push his lies and racist conspiracy theories all over the Internet. — Don Winslow (@donwinslow) April...

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  • April 7, 2021

This is a bad place in history. Apparently half of the GQP thinks the 1/6 insurrection was left-wing activists trying to make Trump “look bad”, accordingly, MSM thinks Biden has “tamed” the left. The administration’s warm relationship with the left is one of the most surprising aspects of the Biden presidency, particularly...

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  • April 6, 2021

The Atlanta spree killings are unfortunately a story with structural similarity to events elsewhere. How do we know that Robert Long wasn’t on his way to Mar-a-Lago when the cops performed a PIT maneuver on him after he killed eight people. Darn hypotheticals of the culture wars. Mar-a-Lago as spa resort...

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  • March 19, 2021

Former FBI Assistant Director Frank Figliuzzi revealed an inconvenient truth, only religion or skin color would have changed FBI security posture on January 6th. FBI Security Posture Religion/Skin Color See full episodes here. When asked his thoughts about the hearing and the performance of the FBI, Frank Figliuzzi did not mince his...

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  • February 25, 2021

Playing catch up here with my e-mails since it was a very busy week for me. Received this e-mail this week from former Presidential candidate, Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D. TX), on behalf of his organization, Powered By People: As President Joe Biden said at his inauguration, “democracy has prevailed.” Last...

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  • February 15, 2021

Ali Velshi made it clear. Private prisons are a perverse incentive. The same applies to healthcare. It is tantamount to extortion for both. Ali Velshi nails it See full episodes here. Early in Ali Velshi’s piece, he said that private prisons are a stupid amoral idea. Later he made the case...

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  • February 3, 2021

Living, working, and surviving as a black man in a national community that sees you as an inferior, from time to time the question is asked, ‘ do you think there will be a second civil war?’ In my lifetime, I remember the question being asked when my great-granny clutched...

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  • February 1, 2021

Here’s the latest news out of Virginia: Former governor Terry McAuliffe has released his plan for reforming the state’s criminal justice system, focusing on parole, marijuana legalization and the restoration of voting rights. The Plan of Action for a Fairer Commonwealth prioritizes rehabilitation and second chances, fighting to achieve justice in...

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  • January 25, 2021

​Please practice greater situational awareness from January 17 to January 20. We all trust that those whose jobs it is to keep the nation safe are doing that effectively despite the numbers of law enforcement officials participating in violent anti-government demonstrations. x Police departments across the United States are opening probes...

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  • January 10, 2021

Desperate disinformation failed miserably as so many Trumpists were obsessed with selfie declarations of their assault on the Capitol yesterday.  Because they wanted trophies and attention-seeking recognition, many familiar “alt-right” white supremacists revealed themselves, as well as some public officials and even at least one police chief. x There is no...

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  • January 8, 2021

The haze of preemptive violence “to save” rather than take lives is a common rationalization for police dynamic entry or sneak attacks in war. The mediated versions of explanatory narratives tell a more complex interpretive story as the killing of Breonna Taylor has shown. Even after the out-of-court financial settlement and the...

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  • December 31, 2020
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The neoliberals’ “free market” is not going to sequester enough carbon to save the environment. Even Warren Buffett isn’t willing to take a bet on surviving an impending climate crisis catastrophe, because “the rents are too high”. Existential threats have a critical reality, about which ruthless criticism is entailed. Even...

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  • December 27, 2020

#PoliceThePolice Civil asset forfeiture is manifestly unfair, loaded with perverse incentives, based on a legal fallacy and opposed by an overwhelming majority of the public (once they know what it actually is). It’s also typically carried out with little transparency or oversight, and it’s a policy that, when we do have data,...

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  • December 6, 2020

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) responsibly hit hard on the current attempt to blame Democratic underperformance on Progressives. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) defends Progressives x x YouTube Video See full episodes here. It did not take long. Barely 48 hours after the election, a centrist Democrats began the irresponsible and unnecessary attack with...

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  • November 8, 2020

Trump probably created more “diers” today with a crowd who wanted to celebrate something probably not miraculous, but the product of magical thinking. x WASHINGTON (AP) — Trump makes 1st public appearance since hospital release; White House won't say if he's still contagious with virus.— Jonathan Lemire (@JonLemire) October 10,...

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  • October 10, 2020

Lots of social distancing and challenging sound with an outdoor setting bordering a highway. Biden did well in terms of relating to the questions and the questioners. Biden was not surprised by the news that President Donald Trump tested positive for COVID-19. What he's saying: “Quite frankly, I wasn't surprised,” Biden said when...

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  • October 6, 2020

In an interview yesterday, Trump went all in on sanctioning extralegal political killing, because death squads seem right for his presidency, shooting people on the avenue, Fifth Avenue. x Trump on a purported antifa sympathizer who allegedly killed someone in Portland being killed by federal forces: “This guy was a...

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  • September 13, 2020

There will be a variety of responses to the impending Trump attempt to steal the election. Be prepared. x The Transition Integrity Project has run an interesting set of war-games for the November presidential election. Scenarios for each electoral outcome (and the implications for political violence in the US) are...

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  • September 6, 2020

Karen Finney is not new at this. She knows exactly how to present the Democratic message & pushback. She perfectly contrasts Biden & Trump. Karen Finney knows how to get the message out. x x YouTube Video Watch the full episode here. Karen Finney appeared on This Week recently. She presented...

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  • September 1, 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

Received this e-mail today from the Wisconsin Democratic Party: In the wake of the horrifying police shooting of Jacob Blake, a Black man in Kenosha, who was shot in the back while his three children watched, Governor Evers called the State Legislature into a special session on police accountability and transparency....

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  • August 26, 2020

The Supreme Court in June released a flurry of opinions some of which were applauded by myself and many others as we braced ourselves for the worst.  For example, LGBT rights being upheld. But since the summer recess, they have issued many important decisions. What they are doing is hiding...

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  • August 14, 2020

The Supreme Court in June released a flurry of opinions some of which were applauded by myself and many others as we braced ourselves for the worst.  For example, LGBT rights being upheld. But since the summer recess, they have issued many important decisions. What they are doing is hiding...

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  • August 14, 2020

Like the DHS and DoJ contractors deployed with the miscellaneous tactical units, a variety of former military are formally and informally at play during the Portland protests. In this case, a rogue element was pursued by citizen activists because these “contractors” were trying to escalate peaceful protests. The Military Industrial Complex...

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  • August 11, 2020

Too many compelling arguments for defunding rather than refunding police departments, as the Aurora police seem good at arresting movie theater terrorists but crap at arresting violinists. More sad is their ability to flout authority by mocking that violinist’s death and breaking up mobs of violinists. And then there’s the...

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  • August 6, 2020

The police said their policy dictated that they put these innocent women and little girls in handcuffs and on the ground because of policy. BS. Do you think if that were a white family they'd do that? Hell no. Why I have zero, trust in cops. Punto final! x x...

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  • August 5, 2020

Run away, run away… x As soon as the feds left, portland protests became peaceful again https://t.co/OJHYGAHkmI — remaster deep space 9, cowards (@catgoats) July 31, 2020 The withdrawal of federal agents from frontline policing of demonstrations in downtown Portland significantly reduced tensions in the city overnight. Protesters in support of Black...

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  • August 2, 2020

In his presser, Trump blamed Portland violence on “professional anarchists” because of course they carry cards noting their memberships, rather than those awful amateur anarchists. There are so darn many of them, so many moms and vets. Too many pro-tips for Trump, because when the going gets weird, the weird turn pro....

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  • July 31, 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

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez did not mince her words as she completely annihilated Congressman Ted Yoho for his misogyny towards her at the step of the Capitol followed by a disingenuous attempt of an apology on the house floor. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez proves why they fear her. x x YouTube Video Watch complete...

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  • July 23, 2020

All power does derive from the bottom. The various “snatch” teams likely were training for such specialized operation in larger cities. All you have to add are extralegal renditions. x Senate Judiciary Committee chairman wants federal troops deployed into urban areas to enforce state law over objection of state authorities....

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  • July 20, 2020

Less than four months, actually, but who’s counting? Well, I am. I may put together a “Goodbye, Asshole” advent calendar that counts down to Election Day. Wouldn’t that be fun? Sen. @tedcruz: "The left, it's not going to stop at anything to come after Texas and come after this country."...

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  • July 20, 2020

Joe Anderson at Slate Magazine has a great piece where he trashes Republicans like Kevin McCarthy, Brian Kemp and the Cato Institute for praising Rep. John Lewis (D. GA) as a hero while constantly blocking his legacy on voting rights. But Anderson really singles out the biggest obstructionist to Lewis’...

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  • July 19, 2020
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