Soccer

Women and people of color had a unique experience that ended yesterday in Tokyo, Japan. The controversial Summer Olympics closed with America at the top of the medal leader board despite some members of the team having barbs and sticks hurled at them from the right-wing.  Lots of conservatives and...

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  • August 9, 2021

Democrats, since the time of Franklin Roosevelt, have fought the accusation of wanting a Nanny State; equal access to housing, healthcare, fair wages, and education have been guiding tenets of the Democrats since the New Deal, the War on Poverty through the Covid Recovery Act—not always successful—but good principles, nonetheless....

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  • July 30, 2021

Whether it’s soccer teams or sandwich shops, financialization was there before the pandemic, only making some of its supply-chain hijacking yet another example of an impending capitalist disaster. Re-regulation must remain important as crises loom in the post-pandemic recovery.  A 2017 interview with UMass’s Gerald Epstein points to the need to...

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  • April 25, 2021

MSNBC’s Tiffany Cross, the host of the Cross Connection, excoriated Meghan McCain for her ignorant statement on Identity Politics. Tiffany Cross schools Meghan McCain See full episodes here. Tiffany Cross did not hold back. She went at Meghan McCain for the following statement she made on The View. Tiffany Cross put it...

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  • March 27, 2021

A Boeing 777 passenger jet leaving Denver lost power in one engine. There were reports of an explosion with an immense debris field in Broomfield, CO. No one on the ground was injured from falling parts. Police nearly ran out of crime scene tape. The plane UAL 328 landed safely at...

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  • February 20, 2021

What did you do in the war, Daddy?  Is this what Ivanka has asked lately? I would bet whether he answered this way or not it was pretty much like this. “ Come lay down honey and I will show you .  Have you ever heard of Studio 54?   I fought...

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  • November 11, 2020

The Atlanta Journal Constitution reported that Georgia House Speaker David Ralston (R. GA) reached out to both U.S. Senators David Perdue (R. GA) & Kelly Loeffler (R. GA) last week about Congress approving a $500 billion relief package to help states stay afloat during the coronavirus pandemic. Ralston emphasized helping...

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  • August 10, 2020

LIVE BLOG below  5:30* PM EDT *(rarely starts on time) Members of the Coronavirus Task Force Hold a Press Briefing The White House Trump may try to double down today, perhaps with some attempt at “sarcasm” in a specific attack on reporters. He may simply cut his losses and even let...

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  • April 24, 2020

You may have fell in love with her as she led the U.S. National Soccer Team to the World Cup and, ultimately, a tournament victory. I fell in love with her when she said this: x “I’m not going to the fucking White House.” – @mPinoe pic.twitter.com/sz1ADG2WdT— Eight by Eight...

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  • December 9, 2019

Glasses of water on the Titanic. Nearer my god-emperor to thee. Can Dick Morris be far behind. scoop with @jdawsey1: Clinton strategist Mark Penn counsels President Trump on impeachment. https://t.co/nBDHMBdcB2 — Jacqueline Alemany (@JaxAlemany) November 26, 2019 As President Trump’s White House battles impeachment, he turned to a familiar face...

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  • November 26, 2019

The Hill (Bolds mine) “Fans at a Portland Thorns soccer game this week appeared to boo President Trump as Armed Forces enlistees pledged to obey his orders as part of a swearing-in ceremony that took place during halftime. The Oregonian newspaper first reported on the crowd's reaction, sharing video from Wednesday's game...

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  • September 15, 2019

The world champion U.S. women’s soccer team is fast becoming the Dixie Chicks of 2019 — and I love them for it. But not everyone is so inspired. Take Fox News, for example. To paraphrase the Chicks’ Natalie Maines, I’m ashamed that the president of the United States is from...

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  • July 11, 2019

In the middle of a simmering rape scandal involving writer E. Jean Carroll and a peripheral connection to sex trafficking, with the arrest of Trump friend Jeffrey Epstein, the White House was furthered embarrassed today with the feting of the United States Women’s National (soccer) Team in New York this...

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  • July 10, 2019

Megan Rapinoe has made it clear she won’t visit the White House should the U.S. women’s soccer team win the World Cup, but she’ll be heading to Washington regardless. After the U.S. team beat rival France in the quarterfinals yesterday, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez invited Rapinoe and her teammates to visit the...

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  • June 30, 2019

Oh, I think there are as-yet-undiscovered mother lodes of stupidity lying dormant in the folds of Trump’s “brain,” but you have a point, George. It’s astonishing how creatively incompetent he is. Yesterday, when asked if she’d be excited about visiting the pr*sident’s malodorous lair should her team win the World Cup, U.S....

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  • Avatar of Aldous Pennyfarthing
  • June 26, 2019

Here’s yet another reason to love our women’s soccer team. When asked if she was excited about visiting the White House should the U.S. win the World Cup, team co-captain Megan Rapinoe didn’t mince words: RAPINOE: Pfft. I’m not going to the fucking White House. No, I’m not going to...

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  • June 26, 2019

AUTHOR’S NOTE: This is an update to a previous story I published here. According to the Springfield (IL) Journal-Register, at least four advertisers have pulled their funding from Sinclair Broadcast Group-owned ABC affiliate WICS-TV, which is licensed to Springfield, Illinois and serves much of central Illinois and, through its full-power...

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  • June 9, 2019

photo: Arizona Activists Rallying To Pressure Then-Senator Jeff Flake Si Se Puede!  Dan O’Neal for Alan, Deb, Mike H, Janis, Mike F, Shayna, Dr. Bill, Kimberly, and Bryan—your PDA National Team House Passes American Dream and Promise ActHelp Pressure The Senate To Allow A Floor Vote!   In the gallery above the...

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  • June 7, 2019

Ding-dong, the witch is dead, the wicked witch, the witch is dead   The Wizard of Oz RIP (Rot In Prison) Kirtjen Nielsen. The Kommisar of Kiddie Kages now finally joins her former boss, General John Kelly, in the “Shit scraped off of the bottom of my shoe” category of the...

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  • April 8, 2019

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam is in a ton of trouble of his own making. How much? Well, apparently not enough to keep Donald Trump from making up crazy shit about him and then blasting it effervescently out his sigmoid colon to a phalanx of red-hatted troglodytes. During his latest Hitler boof...

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  • February 12, 2019

What? Am I worried? Nope, not at all. Actually, I’m fucking terrified. I can sum up my paranoia in three simple words. lifelong Cubs fan. November 2016 will never be number one for me, September 1969 scarred me for life, znd taught me that optimism is a pipe dream. But since I’m...

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  • Avatar of Joseph Murphy
  • November 5, 2018

GOP strategist Rick Wilson named his new book “Everything Trump touches, dies.” I’ve been calling Trump the “Anti-Midas” for quite a while now, everything he touches turns to shit. Just look at Ronny Jackson. “The Candyman” was as happy as a clam, being a one man pharmacy for the White...

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  • September 17, 2018

x Charging families separated at the border as much as $8 per minute to talk by phone is a new low. Our country is better than that. I am calling on the Trump administration to end this shameless practice immediately and let these families talk for free. pic.twitter.com/Di6I63F5OF — Senator...

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  • July 24, 2018

I had a little trouble feeling patriotic this July 4th, and it’s not just because our president is on the take with Russia.  No, I had a real sickness in the pit of my stomach because this happened just one week prior: ICE agent ICE confirmed to The Intercept on Tuesday that...

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  • July 6, 2018

“Gunmen dressed as women stormed Iran's parliament building on Wednesday while a suicide bomber targeted a shrine to the Islamic republic's founder in deadly twin attacks that were claimed by ISIS.  At least 12 people were killed and 42 wounded, state media reported, citing the head of Iran's emergency department...

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  • June 7, 2017

No sporting event is worth 1 death let alone over 4000 to date Qatar has the highest ratio of migrant workers to domestic population in the world: more than 90% of the workforce are immigrants and the country is expected to recruit up to 1.5 million more labourers to build...

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  • December 2, 2015

Back in September we had a telephone conversation with two men in Tikrit related to observance of Eid al-Adha. This holiday involves obtaining a meat animal, sacrifice/butchering, and distribution of meat to family and to the poor. During the American occupation these actions involved personal risk, often as not. With...

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  • March 6, 2015