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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

Right-wing provocateur and author Ann Coulter, in 2017, told the world, “In 20 years, Russia will be the only country that is recognizably European.” Coulter was not trying to be vague or cute; she pointedly said that white culture, however you define it, is worth accepting authoritarianism, murder, and fascism,...

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  • March 14, 2022

The straight news or punditry often starts with the premise of scaring the American people away with a price tag. From the Biden Build Back Better plan reporting, one would think that its’ only attribute—or detriment, depending on your point of view, is the 3.5 trillion dollar price tag. Even...

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  • October 18, 2021

Yvette Simpson, CEO of Democracy for America, discussed the structural problems of our Democracy and how the Progressive movement can solve it. Jeff Reese, President of Houston Peace & Justice Center x x YouTube Video See full episodes here. Yvette Simpson is a lawyer, MBA, and former Cincinnati City Council President...

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  • September 14, 2021

Democracy For America CEO Yvette Simpson discusses the progressive movement. Bernie laid waste to Manchin. This Week panel slammed Gov. Christie’s rehabilitation attempt. DFA CEO Yvette Simpson makes the progressive case. x x YouTube Video Politics Done Right Live weekdays @ 3:00 PM Central Video Zoom: LINK — Live Calls:...

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  • September 13, 2021

Some day, when Donald Trump is made king of the MAGA States of America—a commonwealth of the kingdom of the mole people, where he will reign over the primeval subterranean realms for a millennium, or until a hunk of Cool Ranch snackin’ lard gets lodged in his aorta, whichever comes first—people...

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  • June 5, 2021

Linda Curtis of the League of Independent Voters of Texas: We need a new political paradigm. Matt Gaetz getting wilder as he threatens the government. Linda Curtis has an important message Chat – Join Politics Done Right Live weekdays @ 3:00 PM Central Video Zoom: LINK — Live Calls: (346)248-7799...

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  • May 28, 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

Former Conservative Republican Bill Kristol did not mince his words as he disparaged Trump’s Republican Party, which for all practical purposes, he has left. He has been on this necessary crusade for some time. Bill Kristol makes his case against the Republican Party See full episodes here. Bill Kristol is...

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  • May 15, 2021

In testimony before the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, former acting defense secretary Christopher Miller and former acting attorney general Jeffrey Rosen, sought to defend their response to the deadly insurrection. This did not address the obvious positioning of them and others by previous guy to overturn election results....

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  • May 12, 2021

Fear of a Red Hat: as much as Liz Cheney is toast, more troubling is Elise Stefanik’s Führereid, because Trump is too stupid to see that he’s blazing an even tighter path to obscurity. As Greg Sargent observes, there is an increased likelihood of another attempt at stealing an election, further...

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  • May 8, 2021

There is a capitalist propaganda battle at work, with the Wall Street Journal claiming that “ Biden has sent a signal around the world that nobody’s intellectual property is safe in America.”. The National Review now claims that “Profit Margins Save Lives”. “The administration believes strongly in intellectual property protections, but in service...

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  • May 7, 2021

Received this e-mail today from the Pennsylvania Democratic Party: The fight for fair electoral maps kicked off in earnest today, when the US Census Bureau revealed each state’s updated number of US House seats. And the bad news is that Pennsylvania will soon have one less representative in Congress. Republicans will...

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  • April 27, 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

Received this e-mail today from the Pennsylvania Democratic Party: This Saturday and next, we're teaming up with our friends from Turn PA Blue to call thousands of likely new Democrats and help them register to vote! Sign up to call potential Democrats as part of our push to register 125,000...

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  • April 22, 2021

Received this e-mail today from U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal’s (D. CT) re-election campaign: Last week, horrid gun violence once again ripped through our communities and senselessly took more innocent lives. After each deadly shooting in this country, my Republican colleagues offer “thoughts and prayers” – then turn around and obstruct...

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  • April 22, 2021

Obviously, I’m no fan of Pat Robertson, and it’s a rare occasion indeed when I agree with him. After all, he’s basically a workaday evangelical Nutter Butter, and evangelicals gave us the prank gift of Donald Trump. It was sort of like giving us all ugly Christmas sweaters as a...

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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

Received this e-mail today from U.S. Senator Raphael Warnock’s (D. GA) re-election campaign: This is urgent: Republican lawmakers in Georgia just enacted one of the most restrictive voter suppression bills in the country – and with the Senate now back in session, I need your grassroots support to fight back immediately....

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  • April 15, 2021

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

Can’t wait to see this asshole go: 📹On @FOX43, Sen. Toomey says he wants PA to adopt Georgia's new election laws. I ask what he says to BPOC who say those policies make it harder to vote? He said it's a "ridiculous argument." "Are we really supposed to believe African...

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  • April 8, 2021

I read “Biden Can Go Bigger and Not ‘Pay for It’ the Old Way” by Economics Professor and MMT advocate Stephanie Kelton. It is an important read that we need to understand. Stephanie Kelton hits the nail on the head. See full episodes here. Ironically Professor Kelton shared some concerns with former...

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  • April 7, 2021
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Here’s some big news today out of Pennsylvania: .@JohnFetterman announces he raised $3.9 million in the first quarter for his Pennsylvania U.S. Senate run, through 140,000 contributions. A big haul of 💰 at an early stage. — Sahil Kapur (@sahilkapur) April 1, 2021 Lt. Gov. John Fetterman said he raised...

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  • April 1, 2021

Sheila Jackson Lee talks about expanding the courts. Missouri Republicans ignore citizens’ vote for Medicaid Expansion. Minimum wage fraud on Americans. Republicans fraud on their citizens. Chat – Join Politics Done Right Live weekdays @ 3:00 PM Central Video Zoom: LINK — Live Calls: (346)248-7799 ID:254 0 9091 Rep. Sheila...

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  • March 31, 2021

Of course, I’m being sarcastic when I say “popular.” In fact, the provision in Georgia’s new election law banning the distribution of food and water to people in voting lines is so unpopular and indefensible, even Lindsey Graham can’t defend it. And he defended Donald Trump for four years. I didn’t think...

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  • March 29, 2021
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I wanted to make sure you all saw this: Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet on Wednesday called on the Senate to act in the wake of a mass shooting at a supermarket in his state, asserting in an impassioned speech from the chamber floor that his colleagues have a moral obligation to a generation...

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  • March 25, 2021

Truly a tool, as the Inspector General reports are coming and Previous Guy’s going to be in the barrel. Donald Trump was a tool in a long-running Russian campaign to weaken the United States. That’s been documented in Republican-led investigative reports, and now it has been updated with new evidence, thanks to the U.S....

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  • March 24, 2021

Received this e-mail from U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen’s (D. MD) re-election campaign: The last four years have dramatically demonstrated just how much work we need to do to restore and strengthen our democracy, and address critical national priorities that have been trapped in gridlock for years. The sad truth...

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  • March 22, 2021

GOP strategist Susan Del Percio said Democrats should kill the filibuster and notes McConnell knows that Americans want Democratic policies. GOP strategist Susan Del Percio agrees filibuster should end x x YouTube Video See full episodes here. The message that former strategist Susan Del Percio revealed on MSNBC is critical....

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  • March 21, 2021

Friendly reminder: retiring U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R. PA) is still an asshole and will not be missed: Republican Sen. Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania on Thursday blocked a bill meant to bar private debt collectors from seizing checks issued as part of the recent stimulus bill. The law that Toomey...

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  • March 19, 2021

Received this e-mail today from Parkland father and activist, Fred Guttenberg, in support of Rep. Tim Ryan’s (D. OH) potential U.S. Senate campaign: Rep. Tim Ryan (D. OH) You may not recognize my name, but you may remember my daughter. Jaime was just 14 years old when she walked into...

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  • March 16, 2021
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Banana Republic is not yet a bankrupt concept in America, although it is being sorely tested. Trump’s 1/6 coup counted on the numbers of RWNJs in the US military, including some QAnon-influenced former National Security and ex-DoD/Military. The hint at the misuse of federal personnel was foreshadowed in the Summer...

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  • March 13, 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

Big news today out Nevada: x Mitch McConnell is determined to exploit the filibuster and fight progress, no matter what. If he wants to block action on voting rights, the American people should get to see his obstruction. We need filibuster reform. https://t.co/o6v8WwmmoU— Senator Cortez Masto (@SenCortezMasto) March 9, 2021...

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  • March 9, 2021

I still remember when Donald Trump got up in front of a throng of masochistic fools and said, of his plutocrat-friendly 2017 tax cut bill, “This is going to cost me a fortune, this thing, believe me. This is not good for me. … I think my accountants are going crazy...

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  • March 8, 2021

Chuck Todd schools a willfully naive Senator Joe Manchin about the filibuster. He reminded the Senator of something many may not know or realize. The filibuster has nothing to do with Founding Fathers See full episodes here. Chuck Todd tried to feel out Senator Joe Manchin. He wanted to see if there...

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  • March 7, 2021

Marjorie Taylor Greene (I refuse to dignify her with an affectionate abbreviation) has not exactly followed Speaker Sam Rayburn’s classic advice: “to get along, go along.” (To be fair, that maxim died quite a while ago.) But she has been truly and uniquely obnoxious in her insistence on being as...

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  • March 7, 2021
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The sparse number of actual carbon capture and sequestration projects plus weak carbon markets amplify the problems of the climate crisis yet to be revisited, post-Trump. Two heartland examples in North Dakota and Texas show how there are several interlocking problems addressing the climate crisis that must be included in future environmental policy. More specifically...

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  • February 28, 2021

Received this e-mail today from Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón (D. CA), in support of Assemblywoman Sydney Kamlager’s (D. CA) State Senate campaign in the upcoming special election to fill outgoing LA County Supervisor Holly Mitchell’s (D. CA) seat on March 2nd: Assemblywoman Sydney Kamlager (D. CA) As...

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  • February 25, 2021

I’ve always admired Naomi Klein since reading her terrific and insightful book “The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism.”   She has a NYT editorial column up yesterday, expounding on her prior theme in relation to Texas’s recent disaster, titled “Why The Republicans Fear The Green New Deal,” in which she...

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  • February 22, 2021

The New York Times shed some light on this on Monday: G.O.P. legislators, dozens of whom supported overturning the state’s election results to aid former President Donald J. Trump, are moving to change the entire way that judges are selected in Pennsylvania, in a gambit that could tip the scales...

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  • February 17, 2021

Received this e-mail today from the progressive organization, Indivisible: When we woke up this morning, Senator Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) was trending on Twitter. And you should be pissed off. Yesterday, she told Politico that she’s opposed to including raising the federal minimum wage to $15 in the COVID-19 relief package moving through...

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  • February 13, 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

Received this e-mail today from newly appointed U.S. Senator Alex Padilla’s (D. CA) re-election campaign: Immigration reform is urgent and a matter of life or death for people fleeing violence or persecution. Immigrants needlessly suffered under Donald Trump. It's time to right those wrongs. That's why I stand with President...

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  • January 22, 2021

Let me begin by saying that I am strongly for eliminating the legislative filibuster entirely.  But certain Democratic Senators, most notably Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), have made it clear that they will not vote to remove the legislative filibuster and, thus, at least for now, Democrats lack the votes to end...

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  • January 22, 2021

As Steve Bannon is pardoned for scamming border wall money, he’s likely the new operative for a Trump political party to promote neo-fascism. Trump has trial ballooned it prior to leaving DC and its site of a recent insurrection. Bannon has been speaking with Trump in recent weeks. x Trump pardons Stephen...

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  • January 20, 2021

Stranger and stranger, as Donald Trump Jr. thinks he doesn’t need a pardon. x Parler is back up, and being hosted by “DDOS GUARD” out of Russia. If that's not an obvious sign of its malfeasance, there's nothing else that could possibly be shown to convince you. pic.twitter.com/FkScxQdCoK— Dave Temkin...

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  • January 18, 2021

Howie Klein writes that Katie Porter was denied a waiver in order to serve on the financial services committee. There certainly will be plenty to do on the Oversight and Natural Resources committees, especially with post-Trump excesses and the climate initiatives, but she will be missed. On Thursday evening, I...

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  • January 15, 2021

Staring at the Andrew Jackson portrait in the Oval Office must have had a stochastic effect. Like Nixon talking to portraits, Trump decided he’d go out with a bang. As his hero, Trump perhaps read about the second inaugural on 4 March 1829. Trump would never hold such an “open house” rather...

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  • January 8, 2021

Some big news today out of Pennsylvania: Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman says he is taking “a serious look” at another run for the U.S. Senate in 2022, an ambition he plans to share with supporters on Friday. “The 2022 cycle in Pennsylvania is going to be one of the...

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  • January 8, 2021
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