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Oklahoma’s right-wing politicians would like to erase history because that’s what they do, whether it’s the omission of facts or rewriting them to favor those in power. Historical guilt and its associated media effects cooties can’t be part of public school curricula. H.B. 1775  implies that the past prior to 1776...

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  • May 24, 2021

Meandering nonsense highlighted by searches for bamboo fibers, and official lies issued from Mar-a Lago, are exactly what Donald Trump expected to be doing in 2016. The 2020 election with Joe Biden as his opponent was what he expected the first time around with Hillary Clinton; a loss. I am...

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  • May 21, 2021

Received this e-mail from Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley’s (D. OH) gubernatorial campaign: x We don't need some hedge fund millionaire like @JDVance1 claiming to speak for working families who are struggling to get by. In Dayton, we passed universal pre-k and the results have been incredible both for kids and...

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  • April 29, 2021

More NYC stories of anti-Asian hate. Because bullies and haters come in all shapes and sizes. TRIGGER WARNING NYPD says 65-year-old Asian American woman was walking to church this morning when suspect assaulted her and said “f*** you, you don’t belong here.” Happened in front of 360 W. 43rd St....

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  • March 30, 2021

There’s really only one Ted that’s applicable to an unconfirmed source trying to connect Greta Thunberg with the Unabomber and that’s Ted “Zodiac Killer” Cruz. Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg has mocked Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) after he criticized President Joe Biden‘s decision to rejoin the Paris climate agreement. “So happy that USA has finally...

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  • March 11, 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

Scientists have successfully cloned an endangered black-footed ferret from the genes of an animal named Willa that had died over thirty years ago. After Willa died, her remains were frozen and sent from Wyoming to San Diego Zoo Global that maintains a bank of frozen tissues for over 1,100 endangered and...

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  • February 19, 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

You’ve probably seen a lot of Lin Wood—the unsung/unhinged hero of the Georgia Senate runoff elections—in the past couple of months. Along with fellow Salted Nut Rolls Sidney Powell and Rudy Giuliani, Wood was at the vanguard of the ass roots movement to force Donald Trump back into the White House...

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  • January 29, 2021

From The Huffington Post: Republican Sen. Kelly Loeffler, one day before her closely watched Georgia Senate runoff, announced Monday she’s joining the coalition of GOP senators objecting to this week’s tally of the Electoral College results in Congress. “The American people deserve a platform in Congress, permitted under the Constitution,...

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  • January 5, 2021

From The Huffington Post: For weeks, the couple had done almost nothing but sell. Loeffler was one of several senators who faced public outrage for unloading millions of dollars in stock before most Americans understood the towering threat posed by the coronavirus pandemic. Then shortly before the CARES Act, a...

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  • December 8, 2020

In 2019 John Kerry was awarded and accepted the Arctic Circle Prize in a speech to an assembly of climate scientists and other Arctic stakeholders in Reykjavik, Iceland. In his dramatic speech, Kerry, who has been nominated by President-Elect Joe Biden, to be the first ‘Climate Tsar’ in a cabinet-level position,  declared a world...

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  • November 24, 2020
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I’m all in for this: President-elect Joe Biden will join the lineup of influential Democrats involved in Georgia's ongoing senatorial campaigns, according to his recently-named forthcoming chief of staff. Ron Klain—who will formally step into the role when become Biden assumes office in January—discussed the outcomes of Georgia's two runoff...

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  • November 16, 2020

Jo Biden had offered 20 billion to preserve the Amazon. It was ridiculed denied by the Trump of the Tropics, Jair Bolsonaro. Perhaps a similar offer to the nations involved in Africa would be a rational response and likely considered. It’s worth a try. I highly suspect this diary will...

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  • November 3, 2020

Periodically, ACM readers might want an introduction to anticapitalism. This emerges because of the disinformation propagated by kakistocratic clowns like Trump, who enables neoliberal capitalism while pursuing kleptocracy and monopolizing violence. This is important as yesterday Trump signed an executive order that had no effect on big pharma, and endorsed extrajudicial killing...

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  • September 13, 2020

This is supposed to make you feel good.   Down on that stringy mess  on top of your head because of Covid?   I mean the roots are showing and the layers are gone.  It has been six months since that mop has been trimmed?   You look down at those nails and...

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  • September 3, 2020

I have to admit, I was one of those nervous Nellies fretting the past two days over the possibility of a Trump win in November. This Kos diary, a strong Biden speech, and some robust, consistently applied cannabis therapy helped me out of my funk, but man. The PTSD (and that’s...

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  • September 1, 2020

The suddenly very dreamy Miles Taylor — the former Trump DHS chief of staff who’s called his former boss, in a word, fuckingnuts — is back, and he’s bringing some of his friends with him. Taylor, who exhorted us all to vote for Joe Biden unless we want human decency itself to...

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  • August 25, 2020

Received this e-mail today from Democracy for America in support of U.S. Senator Ed Markey’s (D. MA) re-election campaign: Senator Ed Markey has dedicated his entire career to fighting for our progressive values. He wrote the only major climate legislation to ever pass a house of Congress, and worked hand-in-hand...

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  • August 21, 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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  • August 1, 2020

We have all talked about the man from the orange planet is like he is, but I think I know.  I have not read Mary Trump’s book but after listening to Joe Biden today and listening closely to his talking about this advice he got from his Mom and Dad...

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  • July 21, 2020

Here’s some good news today out of Pennsylvania courtesy of Monmouth University’s latest poll: Joe Biden holds a 13 point lead over Donald Trump among all registered voters in Pennsylvania according to the Monmouth (“Mon-muth”) University Poll.  Among likely voters, the Democrat has an edge of 7 to 10 points...

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  • July 15, 2020

The conservatives who run Florida’s government have never taken this pandemic seriously. They closed the state far too late and reopened it far too soon. COVID-19 cases have now exploded. Florida, along with Arizona, leads not just the U.S., but the entire world in new cases. Over 40 Florida hospitals...

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  • July 15, 2020

“He's not just delusional. He is not just narcissistic. Trump's behavior with the coronavirus pandemic is intentional. He is malevolent. He is a first-degree mass murderer.” — Dr. John Gartner, Professor of Psychiatry, Johns Hopkins University Medical School His Evil is reinforced by his media consumption, malevolent Trump is (still) Evil, there's...

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  • July 14, 2020

From The New York Times: As Representative Doug Collins went booth to booth at a recent Republican jamboree in northeast Georgia’s Rabun County, he was a hero, not an insurgent. No one knocked him for splitting the party with his bid against the state’s junior senator, Kelly Loeffler, who is...

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  • July 9, 2020

From Huffington Post: x YouTube Video Republican Sen. Thom Tillis’s first ad of the general election struck familiar tones for a politician aiming to reintroduce himself to the electorate. The ad, which depicts a young family moving into a mobile home, is meant to play up Tillis’s working-class roots as...

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  • July 2, 2020

So U.S. Senator Thom Tillis (R. NC) is facing a tough re-election bid against Cal Cunningham (D. NC) so he’s trying to re-introduce himself to the voters: Sen. Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) is out with a new six-figure television ad buy highlighting his working-class background as he ramps up spending ahead of his...

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  • June 14, 2020

Here’s the latest news regarding the U.S. Senate race between incumbent U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R. AK) and his challenger, Dr. Al Gross (I. AK), courtesy of the Cook Political Report: Sullivan, 55, grew up in Ohio — a refrain against him in his 2014 race and one that Gross...

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  • June 13, 2020

New York Governor Cuomo did a great job in today’s news conference as he scolded Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Rick Scott (R-FL) making it clear they were not bailing out New York. In fact, their states were the ones taking more out of the pot as taker states, unlike New York who...

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  • May 28, 2020

Some big news today out of Texas: x At a time when working families are being squeezed to their breaking point, we need fighters in the Senate like @MJHegar who embody strength, courage, and an unwavering commitment to putting people first. I'm proud to endorse her in the fight to...

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  • May 19, 2020

Trump’s revanchism now manifests itself in the second attempt by Trump to recycle old grievances, mainly from ”Obamagate” first proposed in 2017. Because Trump’s history has always been all about trying to seize land for his domain or at least dominionists, he’s incapable of understanding historical consequences. For Trump, he has yet...

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  • May 15, 2020
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So this photo has been circulating on Twitter: https://twitter.com/prettyjanice888/status/1256411621536215040?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw Scott Bixby at The Daily Beast highlights why I can’t go on Twitter: But the woman in the photo is definitely, without a doubt, not Reade. pic.twitter.com/sMbQZ78kQ3 — UsHadrons (@ushadrons) May 3, 2020 The image and its imitators have exploited Twitter’s...

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  • May 7, 2020

Tell Congress to Keep the Post Office Operating During the Pandemic! Photo Credit: Alexander Marks, Public Domain Solidarity,  Debra Schrishuhn for Alan, Mike F., Dan, Donna, Dr. Bill, Janis, Mike H., Bryan, and Kimberly—Your PDA National Team Tell Congress To Support The USPS During This Crisis! Join Our Healthcare Emergency...

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  • April 4, 2020

Trump represents a vestigial Reagan revolution, if not a fascist revolt beyond St. Ronnie, moving the media frame closer to autocratic dictator now ready to manipulate a pandemic into a looming recession.  It is time to end Trump’s reign of terror even if the standard bearer might not resemble the necessary...

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  • March 4, 2020

Kevin Spidel – PDA Memorial Tribute By Bryan Buchan – Progressive Democrats of America   Kevin Spidel, a life long political and community organizer and social activist, a former Campaign Director for Amnesty International, former National Field Director for Kucinich for President, and co-founder and former National Deputy Director of...

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  • March 4, 2020

FiveThirtyEight predicts a contested convention, especially if there are no surprises on super-Tuesday. The less-mentioned fear is a repeat of 2016 where Biden wins because of superdelegates on the second ballot and disaffected dems take their ball and stay home. FiveThirtyEight  @FiveThirtyEight Our latest primary forecast: projects.fivethirtyeight.com/… Just a preview posted so the...

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  • March 2, 2020

Received this e-mail today from U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D. NY) in support of former Governor John Hickenlooper’s (D. CO) U.S. Senate campaign: Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D. NY) & John Hickenlooper (D. CO) I just left Colorado, where I hit the campaign trail with my friend, John Hickenlooper. And I’ve...

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  • March 1, 2020

A short-sighted framing of Elizabeth Warren as the “first” intersectional presidential candidate speaks to some problematic fervor, particularly for a tenured feminist professor. Intersectional critique is, after all, “the development of integrated analysis and practice based upon the fact that the major systems of oppression are interlocking.”. Emphasis on the...

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  • February 24, 2020

Deep pockets and the cost of campaigning has contributed to a cash crunch as Bloomberg’s media buying combines with the scale of the upcoming super-Tuesday media markets. The price of victory is rising with the next two primaries, as the strategy of planning for a brokered convention features in Bloomberg’s...

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  • February 21, 2020

Help Us Flip The Senate With Andrew Romanoff! Donate to Help PDA Elect Andrew RomanoffHe Is The Progressive Champion We Need Bringing the party back to it’s progressive roots!  Mike Hersh for Alan, Mike F., Donna, Dr. Bill, Kim, Janis, Deb, Dan, and Bryan—Your Progressive Democrats of America National Team...

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  • February 18, 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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  • February 15, 2020

Pitch In Time and / or $ to Help Elect The Next AOC! Donate to Help PDA Elect Alex MorseThe Progressive Champion We Need Bringing the party back to its progressive roots!  Mike Hersh for Alan, Mike F., Donna, Dr. Bill, Kim, Janis, Deb, Dan, and Bryan—Your Progressive Democrats of...

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  • February 13, 2020

Received this e-mail today from the Progressive Change Campaign Committee in support of U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren’s (D. MA) presidential campaign: Here are 5 facts to know about Elizabeth Warren. If you want to know if she can win, why Warren over Bernie, why she energizes our base and swing...

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  • February 1, 2020

Received this e-mail today from Robert Reich on behalf of Democracy for America: Robert Reich Although there are significant differences between Sanders and Warren, there’s a reason why they’re both hated by the corporate-Wall Street wing of the Democratic Party. These two have most of the grass-roots energy, most of...

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  • December 16, 2019

Yes, Max Boot is a conservative. But despite his Republican roots, he’s been one of Donald Trump’s fiercest and most consistent critics. That makes him useful — at least for the time being. And yesterday, he once again blew holes in the fragrant hunk of Swiss cheese that used to be...

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  • December 7, 2019

Those outside of Kentucky are already betting heavily on Amy McGrath as the Democratic nominee to take on Moscow Mitch in 2020.  However, Kentucky progressives are not happy with McGrath, and I one of those people.  Before all you centrists jump down my throat and give me shit, I will...

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  • November 29, 2019

He wakes up at dawn and peeks out the window, looking for the heron feeding at the fishpond in the first light. No heron yet today.  He starts the espresso machine, but cannot make coffee fast enough to clear out almost seven decades of fog from his head. He sighs...

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  • November 22, 2019

Trump goes to the Game and roots for Bama, Bama loses! Next time they should boo him! pic.twitter.com/VSk2rm0dxH — Julia Davis (@JuliaDavisNews) November 10, 2019 #Bama won 31 straight home games over 4 a year span Then Trump came to see a game…. #ETTD pic.twitter.com/4P3fpneMR9 — ALBΞRT MacGloan (@AlbertMacGloan) November...

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  • November 10, 2019

The Arctic is unraveling before our eyes. As our understanding of the changes continues, scientists have been fine-tuning models to give us a sense of how quickly we can expect tipping points to arrive. One of the most terrifying is the permafrost feedback. A new study finds that the feedback...

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  • October 23, 2019

WaPo’s Phil Rucker writes that Individual-1 is playing a victim card as the retreat to the bunker continues. Shouldn’t we feel sorry for rich elites, because it must be some sort of … conspiracy. In the five days since House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) opened an impeachment inquiry following revelations about Trump’s conduct...

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  • October 12, 2019
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