Pundits

Prices are going to rise, probably exponentially, over the next few decades. The reason for that's simple: everything, more or less, has been artificially cheap. The costs of everything from carbon to fascism to ecological collapse to social fracture haven't been factored in — ever, from the beginning of the industrial age....

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  • October 25, 2021

[Governor] “If Kitty Dukakis were raped and murdered, would you favor an irrevocable death penalty for the killer?” CNN debate moderator Bernard Shaw asked that question of then-presidential candidate Governor Michael Dukakis in 1988. The viewers wanted the visceral response but instead received a thoughtful and principled one, one that...

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  • August 27, 2021

The latest rabbit punch thrown by the Republican party in the culture bout was to deny Texas children the truth about women’s suffrage and that white supremacy is a bad thing. Besides the obvious moral failure of Texas Republicans, who voted in favor of this measure in the absence of...

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  • July 19, 2021

If it were a perfect world, I would like to think that the most recent attacks on young black millionaires are just a coincidence. In a perfect world, the success of blacks would be applauded as a plus for the country. Unfortunately, American history is littered with incidents of racial...

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  • June 2, 2021

Not very much has changed with the disinformation being generated by the usual external players. Russia Studied How to Get Americans to Make Mistakes…(how Americans take the Russia disinformation bait) – The Atlantic https://t.co/n5TIn3mf77 — Jennifer Griffin (@JenGriffinFNC) March 20, 2021 For decades now, Russian security services have studied a concept...

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  • April 23, 2021

Americans should listen to the rational Republicans willing to publicly lift the scales from their eyes, who say their brethren are cowardly. Current and former Republicans like the previous Republican National Committee Chair, Michael Steele, and former Rep. David Jolly have said over and over the current crop of GOPers...

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  • April 12, 2021

Fox News and Greg Gutfeld apparently believes he’s funny enough to go up against late night comedy programming. Because of the previous guy, the world might be safe for RW late night humor when ‘Pretentious Virtue Signaling’ can be an intelligible punch line. As if Dennis Miller on RT makes us feel better...

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  • April 6, 2021

Because armed struggle in the actual 1776 to cancel a monarchy wasn’t enough for one right-wing think tank, the Heritage Foundation’s usual reactionary silliness now extends to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, apparently because of Biblical miscegeny. x Heritage Foundation mocked for defending British monarchy from American 'radical left”...

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  • March 20, 2021

That is one line that jumped out at me from this Washington Post opinion piece by Jennifer Rubin that describe Joe Biden as “Distinguished ol of the week” while pointing out that “No progress was possible without Biden”. I  am taking time from planning, writing tests, and grading papers for...

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  • March 14, 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

Darn those class commitments, aligning us to our political choices in a democracy, made worse by all those folks who knew they were in that Gilded Age. “If the future of the Democratic Party is in the rich suburbs, the future of American politics is another long Gilded Age.” Matt...

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  • February 28, 2021

It’s now moving toward that Trump resignation, because impeachment is moving forward and even McConnell has appeared to favor it. Unlike Nixon, perhaps the death of Sheldon Adelson, a major Trump backer, among other defections will not require the approach of major GOP luminaries to pressure Trump to resign. For...

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  • January 12, 2021

You know what? NO. You don't get to do this. Not this time, Fox News. During the violent insurrection at the Capitol building, everyone was on the same page. Our Capitol hadn’t been invaded since 1814. People couldn’t believe what they were seeing. No one dared empathize with the malevolent traitors...

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  • January 9, 2021

The Biden-Harris pandemic team is introduced today, covered live by MSNBC and CNN, and no one is covering the Trump “vaccine summit” event at the White House. “100 million shots in the first 100 days.” x Biden: “I’m absolutely convinced that in 100 days we can change the course of the...

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  • December 8, 2020

Pundits in the media want me to believe that because 74 million people voted for Donald Trump, their opinions count more than the 81 million that voted for Joe Biden. Publications, tv talking heads, and analyst say over and over, we need to listen to the 70 million that voted...

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  • December 7, 2020

 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

Watching Morning Joe today was somewhat amusing because Joe and all his pundits spent their time portraying the current race as a huge set-back for Democrats — which requires a reckoning within the party and, of course, the rejection of any progressive ideas or candidates within the party.  The chatter was...

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  • November 6, 2020

I am so tired of the story being Florida, Florida, Florida.   The pundits agree  even with doom and gloom, the case they all agree on is  Florida is the state where Trump has to win.   A Biden win and it’s all over.   We have the highest number of veterans, seniors, and it...

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  • November 2, 2020

Some of you may disagree, but the idea that the United States Constitution is not a living, breathing document is absurd. Were it not imbued with the capacity for expanding its judicial lungs, America would have suffocated on the choking fluids of its’ past injustices. If the Constitution were not breathing,...

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  • October 14, 2020

Still about reality checks, considering that its still about GOTV and 3 November. Note that RCP is now showing a slight lead for Trump of +0.6% in some swing states, comparing 2020 and 2016. Things are different now especially with the candidates and pandemic constraints, but there are always potential bad signs...

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  • October 10, 2020

Unlike the apparent belief of the President’s personal physician Dr. Sean Conley, looking backward is sometimes instructive. The medical profession literally relies on the scientific actions of its pass. Before even having a tooth pulled, the doctor looks back at your medical history. Dr. Conley's statements were worse than ignorant...

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  • October 9, 2020

Typhoid Trump has shown that negligence has consequences. Will Pence be a disease vector. Meanwhile, Tupac Shakur will be there in spirit, for someone. Against this backdrop, it should be clear taking team Trump’s word on the timing or presence of any infection in their ranks is unsafe. And yet, it...

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  • October 7, 2020

Dr. Manuel Pastor points out the flaws in Biden’s Latino outreach. Pundits discuss Trump vs. Churchill/FDR or Mussolini and his profound weakness. Biden’s Latino outreach lacking? 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: Anand...

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  • October 6, 2020

The media love their political horse races, which is why an eminently qualified Democratic candidate managed to lose the presidency to a surly, KFC-besotted yam in 2016. Of course, this year’s presidential election isn’t so much a horse race as a Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome death match to determine whether we...

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  • September 24, 2020

Apparently there is a Trump-Orban-Putin authoritarian alliance as well as coordination and support for the Trump re-election campaign. It did seem more inevitable that Mitt Romney would choose party over country if only to demonstrate a potential leadership position upon the repudiation of Trumpism. Apparently he can vote one way...

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  • September 22, 2020
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GOTV and get a Biden landslide. x The Coming Biden Landslide https://t.co/DB0UYBnxoU pic.twitter.com/ePYMFI9YNi — #TheResistance | Vote Early And Use A Ballot Box (@SocialPowerOne1) September 13, 2020 With a few notable exceptions, like my estimable colleague Jonathan V. Last, it seems that nobody wants to predict the November 3 election—not the...

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  • September 16, 2020

x Biden: “I’m not going to make any news today. I’m not going to talk about anything other than 9/11. We took all our advertising down. It’s a solemn day. That’s how we’re going to keep it, OK? You can determine whether I make news but I’m not going to...

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  • September 11, 2020

AlterNet has a great piece about how vulnerable GOP U.S. Senators like Cory Gardner (R. CO) and Martha McSally (R. AZ) know that they are totally screwed in their re-election bids against John Hickenlooper (D. CO) and Mark Kelly (D. AZ). But they are sticking with Trump all the way....

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  • September 9, 2020

Chris Wallace found the Trump speech “flat”.  But didn’t you know that Trump was a “saintly feminist”? The GOP would have you believe that “my African-American” thanks that unlike Bill Clinton, Trump is the first Black POTUS.  Woe are the suburbs and Trump is better than Biden, only because Biden is...

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  • August 28, 2020

The White House version of the Sturgis Smash Mouth concert is ready for its hydroxychloroquine treatments as one big Hatch Act violation. And for the umpteenth time he lies about Veterans Choice, even as he was called on it directly in a presser several weeks ago. JASS, Just Another Stump Speech....

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  • August 28, 2020

Tim Scott worries about Democrats turning the US into a socialist utopia (like that’s a bad thing?) Lines apparently got snorted, because it’s all on them. x This will haunt my dreams. pic.twitter.com/615fgtP6tj— The Hoarse Whisperer (@HoarseWisperer) August 25, 2020 x Given what I've heard about Don Jr's college years,...

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  • August 25, 2020

Making an orange juice and rice wine trap for murder hornets doesn’t encourage thinking about the oncoming possibility that Washington State may also be a bellwether for Trump’s swing state strength. We all may be drinking more rice wine soon. Pray for Mantises. With murder hornets growing up to two inches...

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  • August 19, 2020

        In this revelatory, authoritative portrait of Donald J. Trump and the toxic family that made him, Mary L. Trump, a trained clinical psychologist and Donald’s only niece, shines a bright light on the dark history of their family in order to explain how her uncle became the...

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  • August 15, 2020

Remember back in 2016 when all signs pointed to a Hillary Clinton victory but this one a-hole professor felt like he personally wanted to keep me up at night staring at pictures of seasides and puppies and bunker rental rates?  He said his “13 keys” system, which had predicted every election...

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  • August 9, 2020

Stuff is happening and it isn’t simply that Trump is trying to “win” in the worst way. Trump tells us that Biden is weak and yet Biden is more powerful than God. Because Jerry Falwell Jr’s excuse is one we all want to use someday: ‘She Was Pregnant’ and I Couldn’t Get...

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  • August 7, 2020

When George W. Bush stood in the rubble of the World Trade Center in 2001, a plurality of Republicans and to be fair a large number of Democrats cheered him. George W. Bush rallied America in the midst of its 9/11 sorrow, in response to firefighter Rocco Chierichella yelling, “We...

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  • August 5, 2020

There’s been a peculiar disconnect in the polls in the past few months: Most people disapprove of Trump, and most of those strongly disapprove — meaning that they won’t change their minds — and most voters say they will vote for Biden. But more people have also been saying they...

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  • July 28, 2020

Received this e-mail today from U.S. Senator Ed Markey (D. MA) on behalf of the Progressive Change Campaign Committee which is supporting his re-election campaign: x YouTube Video This is U.S. Senator Ed Markey. My neck-and-neck election is in just 38 days. I’m reaching out to ask you to support...

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  • July 26, 2020

Pundit Zerlina Maxwell appeared on This Week with some important advice for Joe Biden after answering a non-related question from George Stephanopoulos. Biden will do well to heed the message of pundits lie Zerlina Maxwell x x YouTube Video Watch complete episodes here. Zerlina Maxwell was on fire for the entire This...

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  • July 13, 2020

MSNBC Pundit Michael Beschloss provided the best narrative that describes the president's complicity in the COVID-19 fiasco that killed tens of thousands of Americans. Michael Beschloss puts COVID-19 blame on Trump x x YouTube Video Watch complete episodes here. MSNBC's Ayman Mohyeldin asked Presidential Historian Michael Beschloss how Presidents in...

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  • July 12, 2020

As most surely know, Trump and the Republicans have filed their initial brief before the Supreme Court seeking to overturn the entire ACA, arguing that the elimination of any tax penalty to enforce the individual mandate renders the original constitutional justification (Congress’s taxing authority) a nullity and that — under something...

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  • June 27, 2020

Apparently there’s RWNj demand for something that’s like Twitter but monetizes subscription scams and harvests influence among like-minded crazies.  Parler is the RWNJ refuge from Twitter, like it makes much of a difference considering Twitter still allows Trump to tweet. So much work just so you can show reactionary “tongue-in-cheek”...

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  • June 26, 2020

There have been a lot of diaries here, and a lot of moaning among the punditocracy, about how Biden should be doing this, or how he needs to do that, or how he’s letting opportunities slip. But from where I sit (stand, squat) it looks to me like he knows...

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  • June 24, 2020

Received this e-mail today from U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D. NV) in support of U.S. Senator Ed Markey’s (D. MA) re-election campaign: Sen. Ed Markey (D. MA) This November, I will be proud to support my friend and colleague, Senator Ed Markey of Massachusetts, for re-election. But first, we need...

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  • June 23, 2020

Received this e-mail today from Democratic strategist, James Carville, in support of Dr. Al Gross’ (I. AK) U.S. Senate campaign: Dr. Al Gross (I. AK) Hey there, Here's what I wrote in an op-ed for NBC: Dr. Al Gross has one of the best political bios in history. I'm not...

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  • June 15, 2020

Received this e-mail yesterday from U.S. Senator Bob Casey, Jr. (D. PA) in support of former Vice President Joe Biden’s presidential campaign: In uncertain times like these, our families deserve a steady leader we can count on to do what's right. We deserve a leader who will act with dignity...

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  • May 28, 2020

MSNBC pundit Zerlina Maxwell made a prescient observation that really is a recipe to defeat Donald Trump if used effectively now and throughout the campaign. It is an interesting three-prong approach. Zerlina Maxwell un-mesmerizes Trump Watch the full episodes here. Ms. Maxwell first points out that Trump’s base of support is...

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  • May 27, 2020

Trump’s information warfare is nothing if but consistent, but he’s now pushed some of his opportunistic brood of RW pundits to the brink of disassociation because the 2020 outcome is in jeopardy. x Re Trump's crazed tweets suggesting @JoeNBC is complicit in murder, our book “Donald Trump and His Assault...

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  • May 24, 2020

Trump claimed cases would go from fifteen to zero on 28 February.  Cases are over a million and he keeps raising his prideful death total now to 60-70,000, Today’s US death total is 63,000. I’m not sure what a “very, very strong” death total means, But over 60,000 lives lost is...

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  • May 1, 2020

The next time I hear another of my fellow Democrats tell me they are not excited by Joe Biden; I have a bleach cocktail to offer them. One of the oldest maxims that pollute our politics is that “Republicans fall in line and Democrats fall in love.” This is not...

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  • April 27, 2020
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