Refugees

Senator Lindsey Graham once again exposed Republicans as heartless, racist, xenophobes, bent on winning at all costs. He tried injecting heroism into the actions of border patrol agents who, literally, rode herd on desperate Haitian refugees. Despite the scenes of crying, terrified children grasping for the comfort of their mother’s...

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  • September 24, 2021
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Former President Trump ordered the Pentagon to release all of its information on “unidentified aerial phenomena” (UAP) within 18 days in his last coronavirus relief bill in December 2020. More inexplicable sightings of unidentified flying objects (UFOs) will be released for public scrutiny in June — including a UFO that broke...

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  • May 29, 2021

Billy Graham's granddaughter is right. Her words made it clear that Progressive values are in line with the Jesus they claim to serve. Billy Graham's granddaughter speaks x x YouTube Video See full episodes here. Jerusha Duford was clear on how to handle those who attempt to come to the...

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  • October 24, 2020

Steve Schmidt articulated his belief that Trump will lose in a landslide. But his last utterance is likely the reason behind an unhinged president. He appeared in the Rachel Maddow show. Steve Schmidt nails it x x YouTube Video See full episodes here. Every time I listen to brother Steve Schmidt I always try...

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  • October 16, 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

My sympathies to the family of Justice Gingsburg’s family.  My further sympathies for our daughters and granddaughters, POC and the disabled.   Meet  Barbara Lagoa:   He and DeSantis working hand in hand on this one.  She is a real piece of work regarding voting rights. slate.com/… One of Trump’s Top SCOTUS...

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  • September 22, 2020

Michael Gerson is a lifelong Republican who was George W. Bush’s speechwriter for several years. He also holds strong anti-abortion (he would say, pro-life) views and he is a longtime WaPo columnist, largely conservative (in the old-fashioned sense) and occasionally moderate, enough that I read his work sometimes. I’m glad...

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  • September 18, 2020

For most black people in America, we encounter three types of white people. The first are the sleepers, those who live in a somnambulant world where race relations are a nightmare that disturbs their rest. Secondly, and the most disturbing, is the woke. They listen to Cardi B, wear Authentic...

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  • September 11, 2020

“What is Moria? It is where Europe’s ideals—solidarity, human rights, a safe haven for victims of war and violence—dissolve in a tangle of bureaucracy, indifference, and lack of political will. It is the normalization of a humanitarian crisis. It is the moral failure of Europe”. Rachel Donadio Over twelve thousand...

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  • September 9, 2020

“What is Moria? It is where Europe’s ideals—solidarity, human rights, a safe haven for victims of war and violence—dissolve in a tangle of bureaucracy, indifference, and lack of political will. It is the normalization of a humanitarian crisis. It is the moral failure of Europe”. Rachel Donadio Over twelve thousand...

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  • September 9, 2020

Oh boy oh boy oh boy oh boy. Schaden-Friday came a day late this week. But Secret Recording Saturday works for me. Apparently, Too Much and Never Enough, the Mary Trump tell-all that Donald Trump attempted to tweet away with bullshit, was full of more truth than the pr*sident wants...

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  • August 23, 2020

We already knew that the Trump regime is the vilest administration this country has ever had to endure, but this raises his evil to another level. Central American leaders have pleaded with Trump to stop removals and end deportations that would spread the virus to their impoverished nations that have...

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  • April 20, 2020

The study of national effects is also about subnational regions as comparing NYC to California and Washington shows the relative effectiveness but also some of the problems of density. 2020-2021 will be about subnational, regional recessions. The question will be how largely blue state urban concentrations recover from the pandemic(s)....

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  • March 26, 2020

The last time Trump was in New Hampshire it was while he was committing impeachable offenses. Also, Roger Stone may get out of prison in time for the third Trump term. x “I hear a lot of Republicans tomorrow will vote for the weakest candidate possible, of the Democrats. Does...

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  • February 10, 2020

I couldn’t agree more! On Wednesday, presidential hopeful Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) unveiled a new plan to fight disinformation, aiming to stem the effect of the Russian troll campaigns that plagued the 2016 election. In particular, Warren proposes harsher laws against spreading misinformation for the purpose of voter suppression, as...

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  • January 29, 2020

The firestorms continue unabated in smoldering Australia. If you are a praying person, now would be the time as extreme conditions threaten the lives of thousands of our brothers and sisters down under. From Huffington Post Australia, authorities warn that fire conditions may not be survivable as it is for...

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  • January 4, 2020

Archives photo: Yours Truly with PDA Senior Advisor, Russell Greene, at theClimate Emergency March with Greta Thunberg in Los Angeles Together, let’s change the world!  Alan Minsky for Mike F., Deb, Mike H., Janis, Dan, Donna, Dr. Bill, Kimberly, and Bryan—your PDA National Team Let’s make this the most progressivedecade...

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  • January 2, 2020
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MoveOn members began 2019 with new hope for our future as a new Congress was sworn in—the most diverse House of Representatives in history, with many progressive champions MoveOn members played pivotal roles in electing. And we ended the year with the impeachment of Donald Trump—a critical achievement to help...

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  • December 31, 2019

Archives Looking forward to our best year yet, in solidarity with peace on earth. Debra Schrishuhn and Mike Fox for Alan, Janis, Mike H, Donna, Dan, Dr Bill, Kimberly, and Bryan—your PDA National Team No Justice, No Peace As we reflect on 2019 and prospects of peace at home and...

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  • December 22, 2019

Archives In solidarity,  Alan Minsky for Mike F., Dr. Bill, Dan, Janis, Deb, Kimberly, Bryan, Mike H., and Donna—your PDA national team. Join PDA Supporting ProgressiveLeader Eva Putzova For Congress!   Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) endorsed Eva Putzova for Congress in a highly-selective process reflecting the consensus of local...

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  • December 3, 2019

As part of the ongoing project to catalog every awful thing the Trump Administration has done as a reference for future political arguments and whatever few posterity survives to see 2020, here’s everything awful the Trump Administration has done this week. 1672. Attacked former ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch after her...

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  • November 22, 2019

Beginning in the 1970s, the city of Lewiston, Maine, suffered a massive population drain from all the closed mills. Thousands of Somali war refugees settled in the state’s second-largest city since the turn of the century and call it home. The refugees are actually credited with completely turning the city around since the first Somali family arrived in...

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  • November 21, 2019

Individual-1 declares “victory for America”. Ethnic cleansing gets a pass as Russia and Turkey get what they want. Trump revels in mentioning blood and casualties. Then jabbers about securing the US border by deterring refugees. Trump: "Let someone else fight over this long, bloodstained sand." (This is a fertile, non-sandy...

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  • October 23, 2019

Because someone in the hospitality business would want to jail and relocate the homeless away from hotels, put refugees in detention camps, and separate children from families Dear @realDonaldTrump: Wow, Mick Mulvaney admits your personal business interests will affect decisions you make because that's who you are at the end of...

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  • October 20, 2019

And the state has just 10 electoral votes. Finding white men with a racist grudge in the Midwest isn’t exactly a heavy lift. I lived in the region for decades. Go into any bar that serves Jägermeister, mutter something barely intelligible about food stamps or free Obama phones, and they’ll...

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  • October 11, 2019

By PDA National Team   Please Support Eva Putzova! Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) endorsed Eva Putzova for Congress in a highly-selective process reflecting the consensus of local grassroots organizers. Only candidates who support a broad and bold progressive agenda are considered. Alan Minsky, PDA Executive Director, said, “We are proud to...

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  • October 11, 2019
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Trump is at the Minneapolis Target Center tonight for yet another campaign rally. Below is the Daniel Dale tweet thread in anticipation of another even more stupid Trump statement. It is unbearable to put up with such repetition of falsehoods, but there’s always that hope of some ad-libbed idiocy “><p...

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  • October 11, 2019

Turkish bombardment continues prior to a Turkish ground advance over the border. At least 16 Kurdish fighters have been killed by Turkish forces. #Turkey has already conducted 181 airstrikes in the area. Civilian casualties are unknown. These attacks and the death toll are on the President’s hands. #Syria https://t.co/vrGp4cFy1i —...

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  • October 10, 2019

The New Faces GOP PAC sank to a new low Tuesday, airing a political hit piece on AOC that essentially burned her in effigy, compared her to Pol Pot, errantly called her a socialist, and used images of the killing fields in Cambodia to drive their lies home… x x YouTube...

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  • September 13, 2019

As part of the ongoing project to catalog every awful thing the Trump Administration has done as a reference for future political arguments and whatever few posterity survives to see 2020, here’s everything awful the Trump Administration has done this week. 1560. Continued to consider putting tariffs on French products 1561. Pushed...

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  • September 13, 2019

Columnist Greg Sargent, in his Plum Line blog at the Washington Post cites a Pro Publica piece of Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale to show that Trump’s popularity had gotten so low that the RNC is keeping the facts from down ballot candidates lest they seek to distance themselves from...

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  • September 12, 2019

Happy Monday! Here’s a bracing dose of schadenfreude to perk you up as you start your workweek. Right-wing troll asshole fuckface shit-for-brains intestinal fluke gutter weasel provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos is whinging like a champ over his sinking fortunes. And it’s beautiful to behold. Vice News: The former Breitbart tech writer shared...

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  • September 9, 2019

Help Elect Eva Putzova to Congress In solidarity,  Mike Hersh for Alan, Dr. Bill, Dan, Janis, Deb, Kimberly, Bryan, Mike F., and Shayna—your PDA national team. Support Progressive Leader Eva Putzova!   Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) endorsed Eva Putzova for Congress in a highly-selective process reflecting the consensus of...

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  • August 30, 2019

In solidarity,  Debra Schrishuhn and Dan O’Neal for Alan, Mike F, Janis, Mike H, Shayna, Dr Bill, Kimberly, and Bryan—your PDA National Team The Cruelty Is The Point   Every week this administration finds new ways to persecute immigrants, whether they are documented or undocumented, seeking asylum, or speaking out...

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  • August 30, 2019

Help Elect Eva Putzova to Congress In solidarity,  Mike Hersh for Alan, Dr. Bill, Dan, Janis, Deb, Kimberly, Bryan, Mike F., and Shayna—your PDA national team. Support Progressive Leader Eva Putzova!   Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) endorsed Eva Putzova for Congress in a highly-selective process reflecting the consensus of...

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  • August 13, 2019

Received this e-mail today from CREDO Action: While Donald Trump attempts to use the El Paso and Dayton massacres to supercharge his anti-immigrant agenda, Republicans are breaking Senate rules to institutionalize xenophobia and hate.1 Sen. Lindsay Graham just abused his power as chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee to jam through a...

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  • August 10, 2019

As pompous of an ass as I can be on occasion, there are a few simple rules I try really hard to follow, And one of those bedrock rules is to never try to tell a political savant like Nancy Pelosi how to do her job. But being human, sometimes...

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  • August 4, 2019

As part of the ongoing project to catalog every awful thing the Trump Administration has done as a reference for future political arguments and whatever few posterity survives to see 2020, here’s everything awful the Trump Administration has done this week. ____________________________________________________________________________ 1505. Made repeated racially charged attacks against representative Elijah...

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  • August 2, 2019

Has any recent president snatched political defeat from the jaws of victory quite the way Donald Trump has done over the last few days? Watching the Democratic Party become ensnared in a nasty civil war being fought among House leaders and insurgent freshman congresswoman, Trump inexplicably entered the fray over...

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  • July 17, 2019

Three months ago the Associated Press updated its influential AP Stylebook, which news editors and producers across the country use as a guideline in terms of what language to use when covering today's current events. In a key and dramatic change, the AP this year began urging news outlets to accurately...

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  • July 15, 2019

photo: Activists Demanding Humane Immigration Policies Si Se Puede!!  Mike Hersh for Alan, Deb, Mike F, Janis, Dan, Shayna, Dr. Bill, Kimberly, and Bryan—your PDA National Team U.S. Military, Economic, and Other PoliciesCaused and Exacerbate The Refugee Crisis The Congress recently authorized spending to address the crisis at the border,...

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  • July 12, 2019

Every day immigrants are suffering from intentional inhumane conditions created by the Trump administration. News continues to pour out that the Trump administration’s escalation of brutal attacks against immigrants and refugees has reached new, even more horrific lows, with children being held in unspeakable conditions in concentration camps at the border. Just...

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  • July 3, 2019

Sarah Sanders won, and it wasn't really a contest. As Donald Trump's press secretary officially exits the White House at the end of June, it's worth examining the extraordinary impact she had on how the Beltway press corps functions, and how news outlets barely put up a fight as she helped...

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  • June 30, 2019

I’ve really been liking the Democratic U.S. Senate candidates that have been emerging. Yes, it’s a tough Senate map and some of the big names like Stacey Abrams, Beto O’Rourke and Joaquin Castro have passed on the races. But this is an incredible opportunity for us to create new rising...

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  • June 14, 2019

The results are in: With 77% of votes cast in favor, MoveOn members in Minnesota’s 5th District have voted overwhelmingly to endorse Ilhan Omar for re-election to Congress! Representative Ilhan Omar’s endorsement for re-election marks MoveOn’s very first endorsement for the 2020 cycle. Rep. Omar is a uniquely powerful, compelling...

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  • April 24, 2019

I’m sorry if this article comes off as just a wee incoherent, but I can literally feel the IQ points dripping out of my ears and nose as I try to digest what I just saw and heard. In yet another somber, serious, and yes, vaguely ridiculous pronouncement, Secretary of State Mike Pomapdour Pompeo...

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  • April 17, 2019

Donald Trump’s latest feckless attack on the libs appears to be backfiring. He seems to have convinced himself that, because he’s irrationally afraid of immigrants, everyone else must be, too. So he’s threatening to send undocumented immigrants to sanctuary cities as a “punishment.” Oh, noes! What will we ever do...

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  • April 14, 2019

Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell, another of the impressive Democratic Freshman class who represents the South Florida district which houses the Homestead facility for migrant children, represents the best of American values, a value system that was and is and should continue to be a source of pride for Americans, a system that offers...

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  • March 13, 2019

Howard Schultz swore as he wrenched the steering wheel on his rented car, barely making the freeway on-ramp.  His floundering presidential campaign had him so distracted he could barely focus on driving. And now he was driving himself to meet with a cadre of Billionaires in southwest Virginia, while his $500/hour consultants...

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  • February 6, 2019
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