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I have rolled a question around in my head for months; why are Republicans so mean? I have concluded that it is not meanness, it is fear. The fear of betraying the religion of Trump and fear of being called stupid. Having a point and blind devotion to a point...

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  • October 1, 2021

Now that Texas, Georgia, and Florida Republicans have left America by subverting the right of every American to vote, let us look at the rest of the southern Republicans, 66% of which favor secession. According to several polls, the phantom confederacy overwhelmingly favors leaving the Union. To be fair, five...

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  • July 16, 2021

Repost: Fordham Political Review. No one issue in politics today causes greater polarization than the issue of abortion.  I remember sitting down with my mother in high school, nerves fluttering in my stomach as I asked her, “What do you think about abortion?”  I was thinking about the fact that...

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  • May 22, 2021

In House floor remarks, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) slammed a Democratic bill on pregnancy rights, calling the legislation a push to infuse “identity politics” into pregnancy. Stay Connected Forbes on Facebook: http://fb.com/forbes Forbes Video on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/forbes Forbes Video on Instagram: http://instagram.com/forbes More From Forbes: http://forbes.com

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  • May 13, 2021

Back on March 2, President Joe Biden implored the states of Mississippi and Texas not to jump the gun by lifting their mask mandates. “I hope everyone's realized by now these masks make a difference,” Biden told reporters in the Oval Office. “The last thing we need is Neanderthal thinking...

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  • March 12, 2021

Received this e-mail from U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth’s (D. IL) re-election campaign: In the United States, Black women are at least three times more likely than white women to die as a result of pregnancy. Here in Illinois, that number is even higher. That is a tragedy and simply not acceptable in...

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  • February 24, 2021

We wondered a few years back when we were saying Buckle up…what he would do.  We wondered what his enablers would continue to back.   Would he start a war?  Would he declare martial law?  Now we know the beginning and we still don’t know the finale.   He is trying to...

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  • October 29, 2020

Originally scheduled for 215pm ET at Shaw University, an HBCU in Raleigh NC. Will try to live blog below. x YouTube Video Also on C-Span RALEIGH, N.C. — Sen. Kamala Harris, the Democratic vice presidential candidate, will visit Raleigh on Monday for a speech in which she will touch on the...

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  • September 28, 2020

Anna Ramirez Crawford, board chair for the Women;s Lobby of Colorado has a good op-ed piece out in the Denver Post that goes after U.S. Senator Cory Gardner’s (R. CO) abysmal record on women’s health and reproductive rights: It’s no secret that state and local politicians across the country, emboldened...

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  • August 23, 2020

The New York Times has a good piece out about Joe Biden’s campaign and hpw it’s giving him a great shot at winning Wisconsin: There are a range of ways Mr. Biden can build a general election coalition in a battleground state like Wisconsin. He could focus on winning back...

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  • July 19, 2020

From Salon: x YouTube Video Arizona Republican senator and former Air Force combat pilot Martha McSally once published an academic paper in which she said military servicewomen should be counseled against the “foolishness of entering into a lifetime commitment (motherhood)” to avoid deployment, and called for the Pentagon to repeal...

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  • July 8, 2020

I have never seen such stupidity and idiot leadership in one country in my life.      Do I have faith in the American people to wear a mask and social distance?  Hell No.  They don’t have sense enough to believe science and truth.  They only believe if they get...

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  • July 3, 2020

A leaked recording of a May 11 conference call held with right-wing operatives and a staffer from the Trump re-election campaign discussed recruiting “extremely pro-Trump” doctors to go on GOP television and prescribe opening the economy as quickly as possible without waiting for the guidelines proposed by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC)....

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  • May 21, 2020

Australian fires continue to rage on the island continent as yet another looming record-breaking heatwave bears down on the land down under. The unrelenting heatwaves on marine and freshwater river systems alike are raising concerns of another carbon-related feedback not included in climate models. The most recent event was occurring...

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  • December 27, 2019

Wait, a Republican legislator talked to a single lobbyist — instead of doctors or scientists — when writing legislation about a complex and emotionally fraught subject? That can’t be. According to the AP, Ohio state Rep. John Becker worked with a conservative anti-choice lobbyist while writing a bill that would allow insurance companies...

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  • December 15, 2019

Late-term abortions are extremely rare and are never used for frivolous reasons. They’re often necessary to save the life of the mother or end a nonviable and/or dangerous pregnancy. This is only common sense, but if you listen to the propaganda of anti-choicers you might think that pregnant women wait until just...

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  • October 12, 2019

There is absolutely no doubt that there was pregnancy discrimination in 1971. There was pregnancy discrimination in 1991 when my wife was harassed out of here position at six months. There is pregnancy discrimination today. There are absolutely no grounds for challenging Elizabeth Warren’s story. This includes the information “uncovered”...

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  • October 8, 2019

There is absolutely no doubt that there was pregnancy discrimination in 1971. There was pregnancy discrimination in 1991 when my wife was harassed out of here position at six months. There is pregnancy discrimination today. There are absolutely no grounds for challenging Elizabeth Warren’s story. This includes the information “uncovered”...

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  • October 8, 2019

The California legislature has passed and sent to Gov. Newsom SB24, which will require all public universities in the state to offer the “abortion pill” at their health clinics as part of standard health care: Because abortion by medication techniques is both a recognized treatment for the medical condition of...

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  • September 14, 2019

Short Summary A large majority of respondents believed current diagnosis rates are under-diagnosing women relative to men Respondents tended to cite social expectations and biased diagnosis tools for this The online autistic community seems fairly diverse in terms of gender identity and age, and in particular there's a very large...

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  • September 7, 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

Missouri State Rep. Crystal Quade (D-Springfield), who is the Minority Leader of the Missouri House of Representatives, issued this brutally accurate statement in response to Gov. Mike Parson (R-MO) signing Missouri’s draconian anti-abortion bill into law: x My statement on #HB126 pic.twitter.com/aTsGnSdpIh— Crystal Quade (@crystal_quade) May 24, 2019 What Crystal...

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  • May 24, 2019

Governor Matt Bevin and the Republican legislature have nothing else better to do than pass more restrictive abortion laws in the hopes that they make it to the SCOTUS and Roe v. Wade is overturned.  How is that going so far? Once again, Kentucky Republican politicians acted like doctors and...

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  • May 18, 2019

Even after state legislatures in states like Ohio, Georgia, and Alabama have passed draconian anti-abortion laws designed to criminalize women and attempt to convince a far-right U.S. Supreme Court majority to overturn the pro-choice Roe v. Wade precedent, U.S. Representative Cheri Bustos (D-IL), the chairwoman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC),...

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  • May 15, 2019

It’s been a busy and hectic month for me already but I wanted to take today to do some catch-up diaries on the races going on this year and next year. So earlier this month, Politico posted this piece about how a certain idiotic Governor from a deeply red state...

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  • May 12, 2019

Well, this is good news for men who work in the lotion industry, but that’s about it. Short of a lard embargo, I can’t imagine what would get Donald Trump’s attention faster.  x Our reproductive rights are being erased. Until women have legal control over our own bodies we just...

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  • Avatar of Aldous Pennyfarthing
  • May 12, 2019

Those goofy bastards in Georgia have painted themselves into a lot of corners by declaring, through legislative fiat, that a very young fetus is actually a person who’s due all the same rights as any American. Does this mean 6-week-old Georgian fetuses are actually citizens and can’t be deported? Must incarcerated...

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  • May 9, 2019

Gross: Governor Matt Bevin hosted a round table discussion on healthcare and Medicaid reform this afternoon. The discussion centered on a current proposal known as the Health Care Choices Act. Representatives from think tanks like the Heritage Foundation and the Pegasus Institute, joined Gov. Bevin and former Pennsylvania Senator Rick...

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  • Avatar of Sam Sero
  • February 20, 2019

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam is in a ton of trouble of his own making. How much? Well, apparently not enough to keep Donald Trump from making up crazy shit about him and then blasting it effervescently out his sigmoid colon to a phalanx of red-hatted troglodytes. During his latest Hitler boof...

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  • February 12, 2019

With U.S. Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) giving a speech wholeheartedly supporting Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court, it is expected that Kavanaugh will become an Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, handing President Donald Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell a fifth fascist vote on our...

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  • October 5, 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

photo: The United States Supreme Court Building, by Joe Ravi • CC BY-SA 3.0 and Brett Kavanaugh at his confirmation hearing in 2004, CSPAN • Public domain By Donna Smith, Executive Director – Progressive Democrats of America Tell Your Senators Vote NO On Trump’s Extremist Supreme Court Nominee Call the Capitol...

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  • September 4, 2018

On her show last night, Rachel Maddow and her crack research team unveiled courtroom audio of Bret Kavanaugh attempting to sway a three judge panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit into accepting his not so stealthy plan to prevent a 17 year old detained...

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  • September 4, 2018

I’m sure everyone will be very surprised to know that Trump’s shortlist of SCOTUS candidates is not exactly everything we’d like to see in a replacement for Kennedy. Or anything we’d like to see in a replacement for Kennedy. But there are some really scary options on that list. Like the guy in that...

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  • June 27, 2018

If someone told you that taxpayer money was being used to fund InfoWars, the Enquirer, or another fake news outlet, I image you’d be pretty ticked.  However, at least—for the most part—they are relatively harmless in that the only people who believe they are real are extraordinarily stupid. (Like Trump...

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  • April 28, 2018

In a recent episode of Last Week Tonight, host John Oliver led a 20-minute deep dive into the world of “crisis pregnancy centers” (CPCs). With more than 3,500 such locations around the nation (more than double the number of facilities providing abortion services in the United States), CPCs exist to dissuade...

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  • April 22, 2018

This morning, the morning after President Donald John Trump gave the constitutionally-mandated State of the Union address, not since the Civil War has the state of our Union been in so much peril. Trump has repeatedly ignored the fact that America is a nation of immigrants and has repeatedly supported...

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  • January 31, 2018

The United States Supreme Court this week announced it would soon hear a major case that could redefine the legal landscape at the critical juncture where abortion rights meet free speech. In National Institute of Life and Family Advocates v. Becerra, the plaintiffs are challenging a California statute regulating so-called...

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  • November 19, 2017

Walking into the new Planned Parenthood facility in Vancouver, WA one is greeted by friendly people and an immaculate environment. Like any kind of medical clinic, there’s a sterile, professional feel to the space. This is a serious place with a serious mission: to provide quality reproductive care to the...

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  • September 12, 2012