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Speaking to a colleague this morning who asked if I was tired of writing about racial ‘strife.’ The answer was—no—I am tired of living it. In less than two weeks a white Ohio police chief thought it was a joke to leave a KKK reference on the desk of one...

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  • July 23, 2021

The Republican Party is outraged, outraged—I say—that Rep. Ilhan Omar issued a thoughtful albeit controversial statement. “We have seen unthinkable atrocities committed by the U.S., Hamas, Israel, Afghanistan, and the Taliban,” said Omar, “We must have the same level of accountability and justice for all victims of crimes against humanity”...

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  • June 14, 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

I was raised Lutheran i.e. by the doctrine of Sola Gratia, Sola Fide, and  Sola Scriptura. The only part of which spoke to me was that my neighbour needed more of my “good” deeds than god, being omnipotent that made sense, the rest not so much. I was aware of...

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  • April 24, 2021

He is risen! Suck on a hyssop stick, haters and losers! I’m not quite sure what’s going on here. Is she plugging the King of Kings’ uncensored comedy podcast, or are they finally letting Yeshua bar Yosef compete on cooking shows, even though he keeps using his loaves-and-fishes powers to fuck up...

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  • April 4, 2021

Assuming Jason Miller is a real person and not a failed Soviet-era experiment to cross the human genome with the formula for Axe Body Spray, he appears to be in some trouble. According to The Guardian, the former former-guy spox, who impregnated another Trump campaign adviser while engaging in an...

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  • March 25, 2021

Twitter is dragging Jonathan Turley because of attributing a Rousseau quote to the Reign of Terror, but more likely because they mistook him for Jeffrey Toobin. That’s the nature of conservative culture war, making class warfare a struggle more transcendent and less applicable in times of right-wing insurrection.  x Since philosopher Jean...

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  • March 20, 2021

Republicans continued to invoke the Bible in their speeches in support of discrimination against the LGBTQ community Thursday. When I hear people make appeals to scripture to justify their deep-seated bigotry, I often think of Patton Oswalt’s great bit about opposition to homosexuality based on biblical teaching. “These lunatics always go, ‘Well, ‘cause it...

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  • February 26, 2021

Combined with a Capitol insurrection that would frighten more than 147 legislators to overturn the Electoral College, an acting AG replaced by a Trump crony would have fronted a successful coup d’état. There is a profoundly important issue that is being grotesquely under covered in the media, particularly the business...

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  • January 23, 2021

You know what? NO. You don't get to do this. Not this time, Fox News. During the violent insurrection at the Capitol building, everyone was on the same page. Our Capitol hadn’t been invaded since 1814. People couldn’t believe what they were seeing. No one dared empathize with the malevolent traitors...

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  • January 9, 2021

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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  • November 21, 2020

This story supports a group reading of Karl Marx’s Capital Vol 1. #GoodMorningMarx #WeeklyMarx This covers chapters 14, 15, 16.  Chapter 14 will provide further evidence of alienation in the division of labor and manufacturing in the capitalist reorganization of labor.  Chapter 15 describes more closely the production process and...

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  • November 4, 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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  • October 24, 2020

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the guy Trump likes to disparage and ignore because he knows things, appeared on 60 Minutes last night, and it looks like he’s running out of fucks faster than Trump is running out of chances. As the U.S. passes 8 million coronavirus infections and more than 220,000...

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  • October 19, 2020
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With all the news that’s going on, this has resurfaced: According to court filings obtained by American Ledger, North Carolina Republican Senator Thom Tillis’ ex-wife alleged “cruel and inhuman treatment” by Tillis, raising questions about the reasons surrounding the couple’s eventual divorce. In Tennessee, where the couple was married, “cruel...

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  • October 11, 2020
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So this bull shit just happened: The Michigan Supreme Court issued a split decision late Friday that ruled against Gov. Gretchen Whitmer in a battle over her power to extend emergency declarations used to mandate COVID-19 restrictions. The court's decision throws in to question orders issued by Whitmer related to...

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  • October 3, 2020

The Houston Chronicle highlights how the Supreme Court vacancy is reigniting the health care debate in the U.S. Senate race between incumbent U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R. TX) and veteran MJ Hegar (D. TX): The Supreme Court vacancy stands to alter the Senate race more than just about any other...

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  • September 27, 2020

Yes, this is wrong on so many levels to nominate a judge before RBG is warm in her resting place.    I said in another comment if Jane Fonda had been nominated or anyone left of her, I would still be against a nomination this close to a presidential election....

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  • September 26, 2020

We in big trouble. x You think the Republican war on democracy is bad now? Just imagine what it would be like if Trump won: https://t.co/ogHG88jwDa— Paul Waldman (@paulwaldman1) September 24, 2020 With the Supreme Court soon to have a 6-3 conservative majority even though Republicans have lost the popular...

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  • September 24, 2020

This is remarkable, because we almost certainly will rewrite the Constitution of the United States. I mean, we’ve already done it 27 times — including to recognize women’s right to vote for the candidates of their choice, even if those candidates are idiots who tweet things like this: x We...

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  • September 17, 2020

Only kings or potentates, dictators, and despots believe the propaganda of their own words. The worst of them, impose it by force and murder.  King Salman, President Erdogan, Supreme Leader Khamenei, and President for life, (lest you risk being poisoned), Vladimir Putin have all declared themselves either supreme or believe they should...

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  • September 7, 2020

It seems Putin didn’t keep Alexei Navalny in Russia quite long enough for the poison to get flushed out of his system: Prominent Russian opposition activist Navalny was poisoned, German doctors say BERLIN — Alexei Navalny, the prominent Russian opposition figure and Kremlin critic, was poisoned, Berlin’s Charité Hospital said...

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  • August 24, 2020

Trump did more fear-mongering and ranted enough to cause his second official violation of Twitter rules. This happened as Trump tried another pre-RNC stunt regarding an emergency authorization of a plasma treatment. Then again, the lazy GOP decided they would copy the 2016 platform into their 2020 statement, but perhaps they...

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  • August 24, 2020

Yesterday, Miles Taylor, who worked in Donald Trump’s Department of Homeland Security for two years, including as its chief of staff, wrote an op-ed for The Washington Post detailing the ocher abomination’s horrifying management style, which included turning “DHS, the nation’s largest law enforcement agency, into a tool used for...

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  • August 18, 2020

Other than Sean Spicer, who’s spent his post-White House years defending Donald Trump when not dancing like an elderly canary being sucked into a vacuum hose attachment, how many ex-Trump staffers have rushed into the fray to support the guy? “Yay, evil!” Where are the detailed books and articles about Trump’s...

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  • August 17, 2020

Like the DHS and DoJ contractors deployed with the miscellaneous tactical units, a variety of former military are formally and informally at play during the Portland protests. In this case, a rogue element was pursued by citizen activists because these “contractors” were trying to escalate peaceful protests. The Military Industrial Complex...

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  • August 11, 2020

Trump tweeted before he went to bed, with more nonsense and no plan. How damn ignorant can you be? If we open up schools that will be the trigger for a second wave. Just one case spreads it to hundreds in each school. Who bring it home to their parents...

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  • August 4, 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

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

Cases go back to the lower court, so the Trump tax returns issue will not get seen before the election, because it goes to the Grand Jury in Vance. In the case of the House with Mazars, it also goes back to the lower court on the issues of subpoenas, still blocking House committees...

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  • July 9, 2020

President Donald Trump said a few days ago that in a mask, he believes he looks like the “Lone Ranger.” Setting aside, that even the simplest of comparisons escape him—the Lone Ranger wore his mask over his eyes, the irony of his Lone Ranger analogy is far beyond his comprehension....

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  • July 3, 2020

There’s juicy stuff in the Bolton book even if his mercenary lust for money came before putting Trump in the vise during the Impeachment. It seems less revelatory as it might simply confirm how incompetent and dangerous Trump remains. “He then, stunningly, turned the conversation to the coming U.S. presidential election,...

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  • June 17, 2020

Trump delivering a White House speech on race relations written by Stephen Miller is like faking a concussion because you’re supposed to be a hard-core member of Antifa. Trump will simply repeat all his same useless lies and proclaim again that he’s the best thing since Lincoln. The White House...

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  • June 10, 2020
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From Salon: Women voters who propelled Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, to wins in four consecutive Senate races have increasingly soured on the so-called “centrist” Republican as her record has drifted farther right since President Donald Trump's election. Maine is a uniquely women-dominated state. About 77% of women residents are registered to vote,...

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  • May 10, 2020

Get it? Hare? As in the Easter Bunny? Come on! First, let’s cue up the Paas-hued horror who keeps Cadburying the Oval Office carpet with his vile and voluminous brain droppings: x HAPPY EASTER! pic.twitter.com/UX5Bhm82H2— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 12, 2020 TRUMP: “For Christians all over America this is Holy Week....

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  • April 12, 2020

Yet another blow to our food supply delivery system. From Reuters: NEW YORK/CHICAGO (Reuters) – A slew of U.S. ethanol plants have shut down as fuel demand has collapsed during the coronavirus outbreak, and meatpackers have been hit by a worrying side-effect: less carbon dioxide is now available to chill...

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  • April 8, 2020

In his perpetual and largely successful quest to convince easily gulled rubes that he’s the most most Christiany Christian who ever Christianed, Donald Trump continually goes through the motions to make it look like he’s been washed in the blood of Christ and not the tangy barbecue sauce of McRibs....

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  • April 5, 2020

The last surviving prosecutor at Nuremberg trials said Trump's family separation policy is a 'crime against humanity'. Then there’s this COVID pandemic, made worse by the Trump administration’s delay, denial, and dysfunction. • US arcing up into the tens of thousands of confirmed cases per day; still no nationwide lockdown and Americans continue to travel •...

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  • April 5, 2020

Fucking idiot: Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) deemed a potential national shelter-in-place order amid the COVID-19 pandemic an “overreaction” on Thursday. An increasing number of public health experts have recommended residents be ordered to stay home in an effort to help contain the rapid U.S. spread of the virus. Cornyn argued...

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  • April 4, 2020

Say what you will but this is much too late and waaaaaaay too wrong.   Florida better get that notion out of their heads real quick and in a hurry.   Quarantine people in homes is fine but don’t start that Ice like crap.  We won’t have it.   Take your #1 Resident...

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  • March 22, 2020

Why is this not happening?   We can use cots and isolate and make do until we can get all we need. I know we need PPE and nurses but we have medics from the military.  We have interns ….and we have medical students.   Can we get face shields from firefighters? ...

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  • March 19, 2020

Aside from the forced separation of families, The #TrumpPlague will be more than about fleas and rats. The Trumpian aversion to accurate data elsewhere has brought the nation to the edge of the golden hour. x If the mortality rate is 1%, that means 50,000 of the cases from the...

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  • March 15, 2020

I’ve been in San Francisco for the three day weekend so playing a little catch-up today. I received a few e-mails in support of Progressive Jessica Cisneros (D. TX-28) in her bid to unseat Blue Dog Democrat, Rep. Henry Cuellar (D. TX-28). The first is from former San Antonio Mayor,...

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  • February 18, 2020
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If you’re like me, you probably have received several e-mails from congressional Democrats and progressive groups united in support of U.S. Senator Doug Jones’ (D. AL) re-election campaign and for his courageous vote to convict Donald Trump. To me, it’s a huge sign of First off, VoteVets: Yesterday was a...

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  • February 7, 2020

Huge Impeach Actions Today Through State Of Union Tues. Join Us! In solidarity with justice,  Mike Fox for Alan, Dan, Janis, Deb, Dr. Bill, Donna, Kimberly, and Bryan—your PDA national team. Tell The Senate A Sham TrialWill Not Exonerate Trump!   You know this impeachment trial has been a sham,...

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  • January 31, 2020

Not to be confused with Leeroy Jenkins, and with much arm-waving Alan Dershowitz affirmed that the House has charged IMPOTUS* with impeachable offenses, despite declarations to the contrary. He also tried to apply a critique that trashes the recently revealed Bolton book in his speech to the Senate. x Dershowitz asserts...

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  • January 28, 2020

http://www.washingtonpost.com/… TOPEKA, Kan. — The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is giving Kansas legislators extraordinary private briefings about undisclosed security issues. Kansas House members boarded National Guard buses Tuesday for a briefing at a former Air Force base south of Topeka involving DHS and arranged by Kansas Attorney General Derek...

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  • January 16, 2020

Chuck Todd and his Meet The Press panel had a cogent discussion where they pointed out a rationale for a Bernie Sanders win based on Hillary and Obama. Is Chuck Todd entertaining a Bernie Sanders win? x x YouTube Video Chuck Todd pointed out that the poll in Iowa shows Bernie Sanders leading....

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  • January 13, 2020

Straight from the horse’s mustache: During the present impeachment controversy, I have tried to meet my obligations both as a citizen and as former National Security Advisor. My colleague, Dr. Charles Kupperman, faced with a House committee subpoena on the one hand, and a Presidential directive not to testify on...

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  • January 6, 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
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