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One can only live in fear if one listens to Republicans and watches their campaign ads. Republicans consistently decouple gun control from crime. Criminality is a real problem, but Willie Horton is not waiting around every corner. I have lived in Philadelphia for over 16 years and have not been...

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  • October 26, 2022

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

Not since, Tuco, Blondie, and Angel Eyes formed a triangle, within a circle, has greed, corruption, and self-interest intersected so destructively. Politics in America, for nearly 250 years has boiled down to money, policy, and humanitarianism in that order. Now it is strictly a good, bad, or ugly proposition. In...

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  • August 30, 2021

Republicans swing the word freedom over the heads of their voters like the Sword of Damocles. It has become a meaningless mantra, cutting away real freedoms like affordable housing, healthcare, pay equity, and a clean environment. Freedom for a majority of Republicans has translated into the freedom to kill their...

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  • August 11, 2021

Layaway, on-time, and paying-something-down-on-it have been very familiar phrases in black, brown, and poor neighborhoods for generations; credit was for the people who did not need it. Financial freedom because of race, religion, and status was prohibitive for countless numbers of Americans and immigrants. The constant pressure of having to...

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  • July 14, 2021

A few years ago, a pro-choice science fiction author named Patrick S. Tomlinson challenged anti-choicers about their priorities when it came to protecting human life. He set up a straightforward thought experiment in which one is asked to make a snap value judgment about the competing needs of a 5-year-old...

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  • May 29, 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

A new book suggests now the necessity of reexamining the historical materialist project of Walter Benjamin recognizing those moments of historical contact as acts of recognizing the constructed historical object. “Historicism tends to be hermeneutic because it values cautious, rigorous, and contextualized interpretation of information; or relativist, because it rejects notions of universal, fundamental...

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  • April 24, 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

In what is likely the best admonition of the Right, Jake Tapper presented a clinic on their intransigence and outright racism. Jake Tapper nails them See full episodes here. One needed to do a double-take after listening to Jake Tapper‘s soliloquy that put the entire Right-Wing implosion into context. Whether on...

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  • April 12, 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

Actually, had Spielberg reduced the running time, the film 1941 might have been a classic. The classic film history teaching exercise would be to edit it down to 2 hours. Craig Lindsey’s article argues for the Pogo conclusion that the enemy is us when we allow fear to take over. 2020 did that...

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  • April 2, 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

Is Lindsey Graham for real? No, that’s a serious question. Because he looks like a Rankin-Bass Claymation character to me. Lindsey, the misfit Christmas elf who never liked to make toys and forgot to show up for elf practice because his real dream was to loofah Donald Trump’s hide so he’d stop looking...

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  • March 2, 2021

Donald Trump’s lawyers argued for years that he couldn’t be sued because he was kinda-sorta president or something. Apparently you don’t actually have to do the job to retain the title. It’s like if you were the curly fry guy at Arby’s and all you did all day was eat the customers’...

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  • February 23, 2021

Donald Trump’s lawyers argued for years that he couldn’t be sued because he was kinda-sorta president or something. Apparently you don’t actually have to do the job to retain the title. It’s like if you were the curly fry guy at Arby’s and all you did all day was eat the customers’...

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  • February 23, 2021
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Recovering memory and historical revisionism in sex work might be the sad product of many repressive regimes. What becomes worse is the complicity of academic institutions in white-washing crimes against humanity.  Harvard is no stranger to items like Alan (buddy of Jeff Epstein) Dershowitz’s attempt to move the statutory rape...

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  • February 20, 2021

Here’s the latest news today out of Pennsylvania: Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman (D), who announced a 2022 Senate bid earlier this month, said in a statement Tuesday that he will not accept donations from the fossil fuel industry in his run. Fetterman said in the statement obtained by The Hill via...

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  • February 16, 2021

Victim Syndrome (Fenichel, 1945; Zur, 1994). These are people who always complain about the bad things that happen in their lives, due to circumstances beyond their control. Nothing feels right to them. Denialism The practice of denying the existence, truth, or validity of something despite proof or strong evidence that...

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  • December 24, 2020

My favorite clueless conservative take on the (non)fraudulent 2020 presidential election is that there’s no way Joe Biden could have gotten as many votes as he did because he’s an old senile guy who didn’t even campaign whereas Donald Trump has a perfectly normal, non-diseased brain and is beloved across the nation...

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  • November 28, 2020

The hope for a post-Trump era will bring with it already growing challenges to democracy. Along with $3 for a glass of water. x Pres. Obama campaigning for @JoeBiden: “If he had been focused on COVID from the beginning, cases wouldn’t be reaching new record highs across the country this...

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  • October 27, 2020

In May of 1996, my middle son graduated high school. I had been hospitalized the Tuesday before his ceremony, because of a hereditary bleeding disorder, I have suffered from since age 34. I was due to be released from the hospital on Thursday the day before his graduation but I...

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  • October 5, 2020

It does seem old-fashioned but the Biden post-debate train tour seems better than Trump’s promises to never return to (insert state) if he loses, which he did tonight in Duluth. x All aboard! Tune in as @DrBiden and I kick off our train tour through Ohio and Pennsylvania. https://t.co/z2m4tpAHNJ— Joe...

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  • October 1, 2020

George Washington shepherded the United States through the War for Independence and presided, literally, over the birth of the nation, without panic. Abraham Lincoln guided the United States through the literal secession and reuniting of the Union, without panic. Franklin Delano Roosevelt told the nation we had nothing to fear,...

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  • September 25, 2020

floridapolitics.com/… St Pete Polls has released a survey showing Joe Biden is tied in Florida’s 18th Congressional District. The 18th which is an east coast district just north of Ft Lauderdale gave Trump a 9 point margin in 2016 and has a PVI of R +5. Trump only won the state of...

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  • September 20, 2020

Trump's followers are operating under a different set of determinants. While most of America and the free world views truth as a factor in defining honesty, Trump sycophancy dictates that you dispose of that value. When credibly accused of rape by writer E. Jean Carroll, President Trump unbelievably used as...

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  • September 18, 2020

Getting a little bit sick of QAnon morons posting on my page about phony pedophile rings in pizza parlors, yet are totally cool with actual creeps like Roy Moore, Jim Jordan, and Epstein’s friend Donald Trump.  Well, here’s another Republican name I’m going to throw in their face. His name is Brian...

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  • August 26, 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

Received this e-mail today from former presidential candidate, U.S. Senator Kamala Harris (D. CA), in support of State Auditor Eugene DePasquale’s (D. PA-10) congressional campaign: Hi friend, I am proud to endorse Eugene in his race to represent Pennsylvania’s 10th District in Congress. Eugene is a fighter with a proven...

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  • August 7, 2020

Wow: x I joined @JackPosobiec on @OANN to discuss why I had to call out the BLM political organization — and why the woke mob is trying to cancel me. WATCH the full interview here. #gapol #gasen pic.twitter.com/yU5QU1kNiW— Kelly Loeffler (@KLoeffler) July 31, 2020 U.S. Sen. Kelly Loeffler granted an...

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  • August 3, 2020

Ruh-roh. I’m no lawyer — partly because I enjoy writing books and blogs more than studying the law, and partly because, well, weed — but I can read and comprehend a story about Trump’s jowly buttocks landing squarely in the fondue pot. Looks like one of the unintended consequences of the...

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  • July 11, 2020

The ego trip of absolute immunity has been thoroughly trashed. x Donald Trump likes to use the term 'commander in chief' but he's in command of nothing except his own ego. pic.twitter.com/rO3aX0IbL2— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) July 10, 2020 x Good morning. #SupremeLoser is trending number 3 in the United States....

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  • July 10, 2020

Trump did tread water today because it now appears that the last instance for SCOTUS will be a ruling on his financial records. In the same context the looting continues from COVID. And irony persists in grifting contradictions: x The Ayn Rand Institute received a PPP loan of between $350K and...

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  • July 7, 2020

The choice of Mt Rushmore for a campaign event has avoided the hoopla Trump has wanted over parades as well as his desire to call troops in to disperse demonstrators. It is designed to add another election stunt to another event scheduled for tomorrow in DC. I refuse to give...

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  • July 3, 2020
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More Trump lies and spin, and again he took no questions because it’s a pageant. It had the usual earmarks of such speeches, including a “sir” remark and the confabulation of facts. Michael Steele called this a “stopgap”. x 2 died of Ebola: They said Obama should resign. 4 died...

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  • June 16, 2020

Received this e-mail today from former Presidential candidate, U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders (I. VT), in support of these progressive candidates running to become District Attorneys and Prosecutors: As you read this, tens of thousands of people are marching coast to coast for racial justice and to express their disgust at...

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  • June 5, 2020

The Black guy did not belong here; the Mexican will rape our women, that virus—oh the Chinese did it. In one form or the other the commander-in-chief, now from under his bed in the bunker has achieved his goal. America is on fire; tensions are burning, and the conflagration potentially...

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  • June 1, 2020

Believe survivors has always meant that people who come forward with allegations of sexual violence deserve the presumption of truth, and that their allegations should be heard and respected, not ignored or dismissed. Sexual violence is an epidemic in our country. We owe survivors a process where they are treated...

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  • May 1, 2020

I was sitting outside on the patio tonight and boy did I have a huge reflection hit me.   I hear a lot of young folks complain about boomers.  This is not a pie fight, just a little reminder of what we have been through.   You young folks have some real...

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  • March 21, 2020

Weinstein was remanded into custody. He also will have to be transported to stand trial in Los Angeles. Harvey Weinstein was convicted of rape and a criminal sexual act in New York, more than two years after allegations against the Hollywood power broker sparked the #MeToo movement. Weinstein, 67, could...

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  • February 24, 2020

There are 11 Democrats still standing in the breach between democracy and autocracy in America. Last night President Trump’s deliverance of the State of the Union subjected us to another cavalcade of lies and showmanship. The uncontrolled immorality of President Donald Trump was on full display, from awarding the Medal...

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  • February 5, 2020
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x More than a witness! pic.twitter.com/dMOSJHiHZg — Kremlin Annex (@KremlinAnnex) January 31, 2020 x Bolton Must Testify!Remove45! #KremlinAnnex’s favorite easy song: Subpoena! pic.twitter.com/k32B9KN7aq — Kremlin Annex (@KremlinAnnex) January 29, 2020 x There are many threats to democracy. Click-tivism is one of them too. Real activism suffers.people are too comfortable and...

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  • January 31, 2020

Looks like FORMER Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin — he lost reelection in November — fucked up with regards to one of his favorite rapists, Dayton Jones.  Seems that Bevin only commuted Dayton Jones sentence.  And it has been ruled by the new Democratic Governor Andy Beshear that Bevin issued a commution not a...

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  • January 17, 2020

We know from the National Climate Assessment that climate disruptions to agriculture over the past 40 years has increased and, will only worsen as the climate crisis continues to unfold. Drought and flooding will increase, and heatwaves will come earlier, be more frequent and, last longer threatening the lives of...

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  • January 13, 2020

Here are some more ugly details of former Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin’s commutation of rapist Dayton Jones.  Trigger Warning for anyone who is a rape survivor. First up, some background.  Dayton Jones plead guilty to sodomizing with a sex toy a passed out 15 year old boy at a party.  Jones...

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  • January 12, 2020

Another day, another Kentucky criminal’s family pays to have them pardoned from prison.   GOP prosecutor took donations from sex offender's family, then pressed Bevin for a pardon The elected Republican commonwealth’s attorney in Christian County wrote to Gov. Matt Bevin last month seeking a pardon on behalf of a prominent...

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  • January 10, 2020

Trump’s attempt to throw out E. Jean Carroll’s case fails. Her defamation case moves forward. Trump probably should have “moved” to Florida even earlier. Should there be a GoFundMe to DNA test E. Jean Carroll’s dress. Maybe Mike Bloomberg can check his couch cushions for change. Trump asks a New...

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  • January 9, 2020

Even though the funds were being held at least a week before, on the day of the perfect call, Trump knew he had to shake down Zerensky with a specific solicitation regarding the Bidens. as Giuliani was already helping to facilitate with the removal of Ambassador Yovanovitch. Darn those coincidences. x...

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  • December 24, 2019

Kentucky’s version of Donald Trump — loser former Governor Matt Bevin — just won’t go away no matter how much Kentucky Republicans wish it.  Bevin is an early Christmas present to Kentucky Democrats because he won’t STFU, especially about his criminal pardon fest as he was leaving office.  I’m not sure if...

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  • December 22, 2019

I should stress the possible — it is total speculation on the part of Kentucky Democrats — good political news from Kentucky, but there is “the pouring liquid nitrogen on my groin type” of news as well. Let’s get to the good news.  And it’s good news but based on something truly horrific:  Matt...

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  • December 19, 2019
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