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The COVID pandemic provides all the proof America needs that healthcare does not belong under the control of for-profit corporations. COVID exposed why our system is ultimately fatal to many x x YouTube Video See full episodes here. We are in a global pandemic. We have various vaccines on the...

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  • September 8, 2021

Aside from not putting himself in quarantine upon return from Mexico, Ted Cruz continues to lose the PR battle of abandoning his Texas constituents. Because he’s a populist, he also got “mariachied” today. Like a normal person naming his dog Ted Cruz, Ted’s an unreal populist. Beto O'Rourke drove from El...

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  • February 22, 2021

Or maybe I should say “no water,” which is what too many Texans are currently dealing with. After desperately attempting to flee the free-market dystopia he helped create, Sen. Ted Cruz drove his windowless white van down to a Houston locale today to serve Texas BBQ—not lightly braised human flesh; we...

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  • February 21, 2021

Detainees at two different ICE detention centers were threatened by ICE agents that they would be exposed to inmates with COVID unless they submitted to a transfer. The guard made the threat clear, Clovis Fozao, one of the detained men, told The Intercept: If the detained migrants didn’t submit, they...

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  • February 7, 2021

Hope can see that there is light despite all of the darkness. -Desmond Tutu Trump can hold a grudge for a few months before exploding in a tearful rage and firing anyone who had dared to tell the truth about Trump’s reckless disregard of the Covid disaster. This time around, Dr....

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  • January 3, 2021

Whhhyyyyy are they always Republicans? Just two days after Congressman-elect Luke Letlow, a Republican, died of COVID, yet another GOPster has announced her own run-in with the virus. Weird, huh? CNN: Florida Congresswoman-elect María Elvira Salazar said Thursday that she has tested positive for Covid-19 and will be unable to...

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  • December 31, 2020

A young boy goes to the school nurse’s office, complaining of a sore throat.  The nurse gives him a cup of ice and sends him back to class. My son is teaching science to a socially distanced class room, but the sick kid was often within 6 feet of him,...

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  • December 9, 2020

Now there are daily 9/11 death numbers in the US. The U.S. has recorded over 3,100 COVID-19 deaths in a single day, obliterating the record set last spring Evidence of Long-Distance Droplet Transmission of SARS-CoV-2 by Direct Air Flow in a Restaurant in Korea In conclusion, droplet transmission can occur at...

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  • December 4, 2020

x I’ve tested positive for coronavirus. I’ll b following my doctors’ orders/CDC guidelines & continue to quarantine. I’m feeling good + will keep up on my work for the ppl of Iowa from home. I appreciate everyone’s well wishes + prayers &look fwd to resuming my normal schedule soon —...

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  • November 17, 2020

x I’ve tested positive for coronavirus. I’ll b following my doctors’ orders/CDC guidelines & continue to quarantine. I’m feeling good + will keep up on my work for the ppl of Iowa from home. I appreciate everyone’s well wishes + prayers &look fwd to resuming my normal schedule soon —...

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  • November 17, 2020

Over the past several months the Trump family has consistently behaved as if COVID-19 has them all on retainer. They’ve exercised and popularized worst practices for mitigating the virus — attending superspreader rallies in COVID hot spots and unmasking at the debates, etc. — and have seemingly done so without a...

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  • November 14, 2020

Johnny Virus-seed has really done a number on this country. Not only has he dutifully ignored the now-resurgent pandemic, he’s done everything in his power to personally contribute to it. And while Secret Service officers would famously take a bullet for POTUS, I don’t think they signed up for this....

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  • November 13, 2020

In 2018, Brian Kemp, then Georgia Secretary of State and in charge of elections, used that office to help get himself elected governor by playing all kinds of voter suppression games. The GOP expanded that suppression nationwide in 2020, including restricting the time for processing mail-in ballots and when they...

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  • November 2, 2020

The war on Xmas continues as Santas aren’t essential workers, but VP Pence is, ignoring the guidelines to quarantine after being exposed to not an insignificant number of staffers infected by COVID19. Elves and Mrs. Claus could still be included in the unemployment figures for vaccine promotion. Despair still must...

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  • October 26, 2020

This news is terrible for everyone who gets a positive test result but this is pretty scary. Developing story. We just lost a nephew to the virus.  He was 43 and in good health and his widow and child also have it.  They are in Oklahoma. This madness has to...

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  • October 15, 2020
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There aren’t a lot of Governor races for me to cover this year. Governors Roy Cooper (D. NC) and Jay Inslee (D. WA) are looking good heading into re-election and Montana’s Governor race is the only real toss-up. But if there’s one race that could possibly break late, it’s the...

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  • October 11, 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

Even at 36 people stricken with COVID so far from contact at the White House, all kinds of people are missing, perhaps quarantined, with a few hospitalized. Perhaps there will be improved contact tracing, despite the attempts to conceal their base incompetence and slavish loyalty to Trump.  x Getty's last...

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  • October 9, 2020

Having a hole in a barrier renders it either compromised or ineffective. The last time you went to the dentist and he or she said, ‘open wide’ you would have been aghast if the dentist were not wearing a mask. When your surgeon enters the operating room and the anesthesiologist...

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  • October 7, 2020

Trump still has it and is contagious. He did his contagion parade outside the hospital to wave to supporters because he was “bored” but wanted to expose his Secret Service detail to COVID-19. x Instead they’ll send him to the White House tomorrow where he has control of the most...

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  • October 5, 2020

The Trump campaign goes virtual and now may attempt a national address to get more free media even after spreading the Trump virus at a fundraiser Thursday. Contact tracing may go back to the Amy Coney Barrett SCOTUS nominee announcement as the super-spreader event, even as Hope Hicks specifically has been identified....

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  • October 2, 2020

Did Trump truly believe that he could avoid catching the virus, as so much contact tracing must be done for the several days of exposure to a symptomatic Hope HIcks. “This is deadly stuff, the plague, so easily transmissible..” Aside from Karmic justice, Trump’s inner circle has spread COVID-19. He will...

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  • October 2, 2020

Did Trump truly believe that he could avoid catching the virus, as so much contact tracing must be done for the several days of exposure to a symptomatic Hope HIcks. “This is deadly stuff, the plague, so easily transmissible..” Aside from Karmic justice, Trump’s inner circle has spread COVID-19. He will...

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  • October 2, 2020

Hope Hicks was diagnosed with COVID-19 on Wednesday. She is symptomatic. Yet Trump went to a fundraiser on Thursday. Hope Hicks COVID infection is a product of Trump’s irresponsibility See full episodes here. The chronology as pointed out on MSNBC was as follows: On Wednesday morning Hope Hicks had a COVID-19...

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  • October 2, 2020

Trump Is Quarantining October 1, 2020 at 10:56 pm EDT By Taegan Goddard Leave a Comment President Trump on Twitter: “Hope Hicks, who has been working so hard without even taking a small break, has just tested positive for Covid 19. Terrible! The First Lady and I are waiting for our test results. In...

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  • October 2, 2020

Fareed Zakaria interviewed former Taiwanese VP Chen Chien-Jen who laid out how they managed to fight the pandemic effectively. It starts with a “single-payer” system. Single-payer is part of the answer x x YouTube Video See full episodes here. America messed up its response to COVID-19. The reality is that it...

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  • September 16, 2020

All 435 House seats are up for election. Emily’s List has endorsed 57 candidates this cycle. Five are African-American.  As of this morning, you can make that six. Pam Keith was just added to this prestigious list. For those who don’t know, Emily’s List does not just endorse people who are pro-choice....

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  • August 14, 2020

U.S. Senate candidate, Jon Ossoff (D. GA), sat down with the Gwinnett Daily Post asking him how he would grade Donald Trump and U.S. Senator David Perdue’s (R. GA) response to the coronavirus pandemic. Ossoff didn’t hold back: When asked how he would grade the COVID-19 response, he said “F.”...

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  • August 9, 2020

MSM is not covering Trump’s latest nonsense as people get tested before meeting Trump and Governor Mike DeWine tests positive for COVID. Trump is now clearly pinning reelection hopes on a vaccine announcement that will be obviously disinformation. At that moment, a quarter million people will have died, over 100,000 dead directly...

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  • August 6, 2020

This guy is such an asshole: Alabama GOP Senate candidate Tommy Tuberville is fundraising and holding face-to-face meetings in Washington this week, defying orders from the city that visitors from certain coronavirus hot spots quarantine upon arrival. Tuberville spent at least some of his time in D.C. at the Trump International Hotel, according...

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  • July 31, 2020

Live Blog Below (not really a doozy) Trump’s incompetence and negligence if not already a sign of Trump’s unfitness for office can be measured on charts. We’re now at “tremendous progress”. Trump knows he will lose if people can vote. Republicans know they can’t control the House or Senate if...

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  • July 30, 2020

Trump held his hate rally on June 20th at Tulsa.  Trump had workers remove “Please don’t sit here” stickers on the seats to discourage social distancing. He demanded a packed event. Three weeks later, Tulsa hit a record number of COVID patients. Thankfully, the venue was sparsely attended, or it could...

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  • July 30, 2020

The Kansas U.S. Senate GOP primary is coming up and for those of you have been out of the loop, The Washington Monthly will explain why this is the craziest U.S. Senate primary of the year: The state of Kansas holds its primary on August 4th and a whopping eleven...

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  • July 26, 2020

x Do you think we should tell @DonaldJTrumpJr that there’s a typo on his book cover? He means “the Democrats’ defense of the indefensible.” pic.twitter.com/SVSEiThDjn— Garrett M. Graff (@vermontgmg) July 11, 2020 Here’s a screen grab in case you can’t read the tweet: Thing 1: There’s a grammatical error … on...

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  • July 12, 2020

Would you want to visit the United States these days? That is, if you weren’t already here? We’re like the sketchy truck stop toilet stall of the world right now. Well, you’re not the only one who’d like to avoid our country like the plague. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau...

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  • July 7, 2020

Former Vice President and Democratic Presidential nominee, Joe Biden, has a great op-ed in the Los Angeles Times that’s worth a full read but here’s a little taste: The truth of our nation is that too often, the color of your skin alone can endanger your life and, for far...

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  • June 7, 2020

A little over a week ago, Trump announced he wanted to have the G7 leaders meet in person in July. (The United States is this year’s host.) First it was going to be at Camp David, which is bad enough as a pandemic breeding ground, but then he changed to...

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  • May 30, 2020

A little over a week ago, Trump announced he wanted to have the G7 leaders meet in person in July. (The United States is this year’s host.) First it was going to be at Camp David, which is bad enough as a pandemic breeding ground, but then he changed to...

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  • May 30, 2020

Donald Trump has said he is terminating the nation’s relationship with the World Health Organization. Trump, who has threatened to withhold funding from the organisation, says the US will redirect funds to other bodies. This announcement is within the tactical measures Trump has adopted for his reelection campaign, hoping to blame...

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  • May 29, 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

Today I took a short break from my home Coronavirus lockdown to restock at a nearby grocery store. Heeding the advice of friends, I first made sure I was protected before heading out. So, I loaded my AR-15 and slung it over my shoulder. It rested comfortably over my Kevlar...

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  • May 16, 2020

“The FAKE NEWS media (failing @nytimes, @NBCNews, @ABC, @CBS, @CNN) is not my enemy, it is the enemy of the American People!” Donald Trump, February 17, 2017 It  has been a while (a few years) since I have posted a last Dispatch. I thought though with most (sane) people finding...

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  • May 16, 2020

COVID-19 case and death rates are high enough but not high enough to stop RWNJs from threatening public officials. “The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Michigan is now over 50,000.” And the death toll will soon reach 5,000. On Thursday, Michigan closed down its capitol building and canceled its legislative session...

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  • May 16, 2020

“Pence will not self-quarantine and plans to be at the White House Monday ” because that’s what leadership looks like. I’m hearing on good authority that #coronavirus is more rampant in the #WhiteHouse than the public is being told. A very high-ranking individual may have also been impacted! The administration is...

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  • May 11, 2020

Political Wire posted one story at the top of its front page and another to the side: the first says Pence Self-Isolating After Aide Tests Positive for Coronavirus, while the second says the opposite: Pence will not self-quarantine and plans to be at the White House Monday. Speaking out of...

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  • May 11, 2020

The White House is now a chunky COVID cluster, chock-full of nuts, cotton-candy hair, and curdled brain nougat. Katie Miller, Mike Pence’s press secretary and wife of bleach-damaged gimp costume Stephen Miller, has the ‘rona. So does one of Donald Trump’s personal valets. (I’m not sure what a presidential valet does,...

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  • May 10, 2020

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 you cooked for supper…. Newcomers may notice that...

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  • May 9, 2020

We will never ever know if Trump or Pence has tested positive or negative regarding Covid19.  They lie about everything and unless they both end up hospitalized in ICU and on ventilators, they will always say they test negative.   They will say that because unlike Boris in UK, our constitution...

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  • May 7, 2020

Moscow Mitch is willing to risk the lives of his fellow senators in order to force a vote on one of his political toadies to the Court of Appeals to D.C.   The toadie in question: Only 161 days after he took his seat on the U.S. District Court in Louisville,...

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  • May 3, 2020

Host Katy Tur covered a protest demanding the opening of the economy. A Trump cultist showed ignorance of our new reality that explains her behavior. Tur gave the proper context stating it is small and politically driven. Misinformed Trump Cultist See the full episode here. During the Tea Party astroturf...

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  • April 29, 2020
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