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The war continues with Russian troops hiding among hospital facilities in the south using staff as cover or shields. They exhibit slow progress toward Kiev even as talks continue and the PR offensive remains solid with Zelensky speaking to the Canadian Parliament and the Prime Ministers of Czechia, Poland, and Slovenia....

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  • March 16, 2022

Bombardment continues with over 900 missiles launched against Ukraine and the notable media appearance was the on-air protest by an editor on Russian State TV. She was arrested and seems to be held incommunicado from her lawyers. “(T)oo many civilian targets have been hit by Russian bombs for them all...

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  • March 15, 2022

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
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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

Trump never truly understood why Paul Manafort chose Mike Pence as his Vice President. Trump thought that Pence’s commitment to theocracy would serve Trump’s con of the evangelicals and guarantee loyalty rather than the opposite. Trump got “betrayed” by Pence because he knew Trump would never really be able to deliver a...

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  • February 24, 2021

U.S. Senator Ron Johnson (R. WI) has been making headlines today for saying stupid bull shit like this: Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) in a new interview said he didn’t think the Jan. 6 Capitol riot seemed like “an armed insurrection” and praised former President Trump‘s Senate impeachment trial attorneys following his acquittal. Johnson...

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  • February 16, 2021

Researchers at Stanford and U. of Chicago, Eggers, Garro, and Grimmer, today demonstrated quantitatively how the election was never “stolen”, but rather framed by false media frames in order to foment insurrection and sedition. This leaves Trump’s biggest, most illogical lie, that “because he received 74 million votes, he couldn’t...

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  • February 3, 2021

“You know, you can go to Capitol Hill, you can go to the White House,” said one Oath Keeper on the October 29 call. “If they [DC police] are going to allow, you know, a mob to just, you know, basically storm buildings, they’re basically abrogating responsibilities.” Apparently, lazy reactionaries...

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  • February 3, 2021

The Daily Beast has done it again; a compelling read, this time on Russ Travers, who was fired by Trump and hired by Biden as his deputy homeland security adviser. The article is lengthy but worth the read. Some critics are nervous about this hire, but I have not seen one appointment...

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  • January 21, 2021

The urban-suburban-exurban voting shows the shift in the south like elsewhere for a cosmopolitan American electorate. Stacey Abrams may have saved America. x I have been kindly asked to clarify that this is my view and not my employer's — G. Elliott Morris (@gelliottmorris) January 6, 2021 Gaslighting beginning early....

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  • January 6, 2021

Delaying the transition seems now to be more sinister, even as the eventual discovery of Trumpian crimes could extend into his “second” term. Mike Pompeo is workshopping stand-up material for his 2024 run for POTUS. Meanwhile there’s more obstruction in what usually is a peaceful presidential transition. Why is there positioning of Trumpists...

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  • November 10, 2020

I find this as a big story.  All former living Presidents and this not limited to their staffs and former cabinet members who are standing ready to vote against Trump.  I used this pic as it was the only one I could find that included all four but I am...

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  • September 27, 2020

I find this as a big story.  All former living Presidents and this not limited to their staffs and former cabinet members who are standing ready to vote against Trump.  I used this pic as it was the only one I could find that included all four but I am...

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  • September 27, 2020

A lot has been going on in the news this past week but it’s important to know that this happened: An organization that represents 6,000 physicians, residents and medical students in Iowa discussed with U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst her recent questioning of the legitimacy of how hospitals are reporting COVID-19...

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  • September 18, 2020

New piece out in The Washington Post about the upcoming U.S. Senate race between Lindsey Graham (R. SC) and Jaime Harrison (D. SC) that’s worth the read: In a potentially worrisome sign for Graham, Harrison noted that Spencer Wetmore, a Democrat, easily won a special election in August against Republican...

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  • September 10, 2020

Wow: x I joined @JackPosobiec on @OANN to discuss why I had to call out the BLM political organization — and why the woke mob is trying to cancel me. WATCH the full interview here. #gapol #gasen pic.twitter.com/yU5QU1kNiW— Kelly Loeffler (@KLoeffler) July 31, 2020 U.S. Sen. Kelly Loeffler granted an...

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  • August 3, 2020

So much disinformation, so little disambiguation time. Enough gaslight to save the fossil-fuel industry. x Fox News peddled misinformation about the coronavirus 253 times in five days: study https://t.co/UZU4MbpdHt— Salon (@Salon) July 18, 2020 x I’m an ER doc treating #COVID19 and I want you to know that every second...

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  • July 19, 2020

It is a surprise to some who haven’t spent time in African-American cultural institutions that Lift Every Voice and Sing is a standard for many events. It never substitutes for the US national anthem. It is equally surprising not to know the lyrics of a song that is much more...

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  • July 3, 2020

Live Blog below. Summary: any attempt to “change” the pattern for these events was lost today. It had no different structure than other COVID taskforce briefings. It was the same as before. Trump blamed others and lied again. The biggest lies related to the reality of testing in terms of rates per thousand...

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  • April 27, 2020

While Republicans work hard to get elected to offices they decry as useless and impediments to success, I am taking a moment to remember the sarcastic critique of the federal government by former president Ronald Reagan,” I'm from the government and I'm here to help.” Reagan was almost right, except...

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  • April 8, 2020

Received this e-mail today from State Senator Dr. Barbara Bollier’s (D. KS) U.S. Senate campaign: Tomorrow at 3 PM Central, 314 Action is leading a Q&A session with some of our nation’s top public health experts to discuss COVID-19 and our government’s response to this pandemic. If you have questions...

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  • April 7, 2020

Trump may be responsible for many more untimely deaths, because he wanted to be re-elected (because it’s the stupid, economy). x Today Trump admitted that yesterday’s Press Conference was to lift the Markets. He only cares about the Stock Market!!! You can hear and see how proud of himself he...

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  • March 14, 2020

Thomas Piketty’s new book, emphasizes the role of ideology in preserving and challenging capitalism even as “multigenerational wealth transfers, combined with high rates of return on capital, will inexorably create an uberrich capital class.” George Eaton’s article in New Statesman has some useful and current observations. “The key point is that...

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  • February 13, 2020

Although today is not the actual date of birth for Civil Rights and humanitarian leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., we have given him the ultimate American honor, a day off for workers, and retail sales prices at your favorite stores.  I hope that we keep in mind that Dr....

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  • January 20, 2020

Donald Trump hosted convicted (and subsequently pardoned) war criminal and former Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher at Mar-a-Lago recently, because he’s Trump, and war crimes are kind of his jam. Today, The New York Times revealed more evidence showing just how questionable and likely egregious that decision was. The newspaper obtained video...

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  • December 27, 2019

Politico is reporting that Trump's strain with Pentagon inspires talk of more departures: Even before Navy Secretary Richard Spencer’s forced ouster this weekend, a handful of the Pentagon's highest-ranking officials have been debating just when they would feel compelled to resign over what they see as Trump's disregard for the...

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  • November 26, 2019

Eddie the Seal becomes the Joe the Plumber for war crimes, because Trump needs celebrity props for his rallies. The message to the Trump base is that visceral barbarism might be excused under his rule. And are you distracted from impeachment yet again. If Donald Trump gets his wish, he’ll...

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  • November 26, 2019

Pathetic: With just three days remaining before the Saturday election for the governorship of Louisiana, Republican candidate and House representative Ralph Abraham is pulling out the symbolic, Trump-friendly gestures in order to rally the base to vote out Democratic Governor John Bel Edwards. On Tuesday, the congressman for northeastern Louisiana’s...

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  • October 9, 2019

Stephen Miller is behind all of the carnage we are facing.  We have known Trump is a puppet and I read and reread Miller’s biography and I wonder why Mueller did not interview him.   The House should start immediate investigations on Stephen Miller. Based on this, I believe he is...

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  • August 8, 2019

Here’s the latest news out of Texas today courtesy of Emerson University’s latest poll: The poll also projects a wide-open Democratic primary race for the Senate seat held by longtime incumbent John Cornyn. At 19%, “someone else” is leading the field, a blow to former Army helicopter pilot MJ Hegar,...

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  • August 6, 2019

emersonpolling.com/… In a national poll released today by Emerson College Poll, Donald Trump loses to all Democratic rivals that were surveyed. Emerson found that Sanders and Biden both defeating Trump by 55% to 45%. Warren leads by 6% (53%-47%). Harris and Buttigieg lead Trump by 4% (52%-48%). The national Emerson College poll was...

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  • June 25, 2019

Hey everyone! I was in New York for work and in London and Paris for vacation. I also got a little sick coming home from vacation. So I’ve been recovering and I wanted to play a little catch-up. Today, I’ll be focused on North Carolina’s down-ballot races and right now,...

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  • June 6, 2019

This kind of thing tickles my schadenfreude bone to no end. First it was dipshit hatemonger Richard Spencer, who was disgorged from the shores of his ancestral homeland back in July, and now another alabaster a-hole has been tossed into the inky black night like an incorrigible drunk at a...

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  • March 31, 2019

As the GOP gaslights Rep. Omar for criticizing the state of Israel for it’s policy positions vis-a-vis its treatment of the Palestinian people, and democrats in the House apparently moving towards condemning her to placate them, Rep. Steve King openly supports an Anti-Semite and  White Nationalist for the third time. Huffington Post...

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  • March 5, 2019

I was legitimately afraid that white supremacists would become an organized force in American politics after they put one of their own in the White House. For a time that seemed plausible, but now, going down the list of “Hey, whatever happened to”: Mathew Heimbach, the white nationalist leader who...

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  • September 2, 2018

NOTE: If you’re a “ChemTruther”… if you disagree with Amnesty International, the OPCW, WHO, MSF, the UN (breakdown), and all public evidence about past attacks, and are here to do the same about the most recent one… leave.  You’re not welcome here, any more than a 9/11 Truther would be...

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  • April 11, 2018

I watched Flimflam Man Paul Ryan’s CNN town hall last night, and realized that at this late date we still can’t honestly question, and thus confront, Republican leaders on the root problem of Charlottesville and Trump.  Instead, all we get is moronic, weak tea like Paul Ryan and other Republicans condemning...

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  • August 22, 2017