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One can only live in fear if one listens to Republicans and watches their campaign ads. Republicans consistently decouple gun control from crime. Criminality is a real problem, but Willie Horton is not waiting around every corner. I have lived in Philadelphia for over 16 years and have not been...

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  • October 26, 2022

x Allow me to introduce you to the Governor of Florida… pic.twitter.com/aimVnJhTPD— Wes Davis (he/him) (@WRKwithWes) April 17, 2020 This was from last year and after a full year, he has  not learned very much about masks. http://www.abcactionnews.com/… If DeSantis fails to extend the emergency order for another 60 days,...

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  • April 26, 2021

More GQP spotted owl-isms, riffing on culture war again because Moscow Mitch claimed last year that the Democrats’ nanny-state will regulate 'how many hamburgers you can eat'. Now GOP governors are beefing with a Biden policy that does not exist. More manufactured crisis, courtesy of RWNJ media. x Saw Greg Abbott comment on...

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  • April 26, 2021

In the 2020 election, we witnessed Yuge ™ Republican angst over mail-in ballots. They were an invitation to fraud, they said. There’s no way to know if the votes were legal, they said. It gave an unfair advantage to minorities and poor people, they said (as though that were a...

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  • March 5, 2021

Ted Cruz is becoming even further unhinged, as if there will be an insanity defense for sedition. Because he actually thinks he’s funny, like a Soup Nazi taking the gas pipe: Ok. No gasoline for you. (That includes jet fuel.) And what do you think film is made of? https://t.co/rVwYt7C5Ol...

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  • March 4, 2021

Laurie Garrett makes the case for the greatest crime perpetrated by Trump for which he may never be prosecuted. In March 2020, Trump said he wanted the nation “opened up and just raring to go by Easter”, and his enablers still believe the Big Lie. A vast swath of evidence for...

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  • February 23, 2021

Laurie Garrett makes the case for the greatest crime perpetrated by Trump for which he may never be prosecuted. In March 2020, Trump said he wanted the nation “opened up and just raring to go by Easter”, and his enablers still believe the Big Lie. A vast swath of evidence...

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  • February 23, 2021

Democrats look for solutions, and Republicans look for blame. I am not sure where I heard that phrase and I probably rejected it as just political rhetoric.  Recent events have given me reasons to examine and not dismiss the statement. Democrats are not perfect as demonstrated by the wavering support...

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  • February 22, 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

No doubt there are Trump pardons, but the cluster falls close to the _____. Apparently Trump has been advised that the optics of guilt are greater exposure to his soon to be mounting legal woes. This includes even the Trumpian small insults, a hastily assembled 1776 position paper to prescribe...

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  • January 19, 2021

Now those are some tough fighting words: Pennsylvania Lt. Governor John Fetterman is a verified Shakespeare when it comes to crafting articulate, downright eloquent takedowns of the worst GOP members. Take his recent Josh Hawley takedown for example. Fetterman, who just announced a prospective Senate bid, guested on a Daily Beast podcast recently and unloaded...

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  • January 14, 2021
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The neoliberals’ “free market” is not going to sequester enough carbon to save the environment. Even Warren Buffett isn’t willing to take a bet on surviving an impending climate crisis catastrophe, because “the rents are too high”. Existential threats have a critical reality, about which ruthless criticism is entailed. Even...

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  • December 27, 2020

There will be plenty of memorials to the Trump reign, but the most significant one will be the betrayal of democracy. It raises the matter of Washington Monument sized piles of information stolen from the US government. But maybe he’ll be remembered for promising some of his advisors that “he will refuse...

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  • December 16, 2020

CBS News reports that technically Trump got fewer electoral college votes (304) in 2016 because of two faithless electors. Biden received all 306 elector votes. “President Trump called his Electoral College tally a landslide. By his own standards, these numbers represented a clear victory then, and I respectfully suggest they...

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  • December 15, 2020

There’s a meeting of Trump and GOP lawmakers in Gettysburg PA where they will discuss a fraud to which Rudy has yet to admit under oath in court. x Trump is expected to join his attorney Rudy Giuliani in Gettysburg, PA, Wednesday where GOP state lawmakers are holding a “hearing” on...

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  • November 25, 2020

Prisoners about to be executed are sometimes asked what they want for their last meal. (I used to fantasize about what I would want — maybe grouse served with a ‘66 Romaneé-Conti — until I learned the choices were limited to like, steak.) Scott Atlas — he of “herd immunity”...

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  • November 17, 2020

Lemmings, with the Secret Service locked and loaded. Was this also a protest of DC gyms’ occupancy limits? x This loser parade must’ve left their self respect at home. https://t.co/ztC8SLOMUC— Adam Parkhomenko (@AdamParkhomenko) November 14, 2020 x MOMENTS AGO: Trump supporters rush to see the president's motorcade driving by. pic.twitter.com/h0brs4gfC0...

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  • November 14, 2020

Biden-Obama speech scheduled at 530pm ET. A Stanford study shows Trump rallies have killed 700 people so far. x YouTube Video Trump remains 10% behind Biden nationally but folks still need to go to the polls. GTFO and VOTE x Former President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden are...

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  • October 31, 2020

Chris Hayes gave a dire description of Trump's herd immunity policy that will send chills down the spine of most Americans. Elections matter. Herd immunity raises it's head again x x YouTube Video See full episodes here. One of President Trump’s top medical advisers is urging the White House to embrace a...

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  • October 23, 2020
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Some very encouraging news today courtesy of Morning Consult’s latest poll: x #NCsen:Cunningham (D) 47% (+6)Tillis (R-inc) 41%.#AZsen:Kelly (D) 49% (+8)McSally (R-inc) 41%.#MIsen:Peters (D-inc) 49% (+9)James (R) 40%.#COsen:Hickenlooper (D) 50% (+10)Gardner (R-inc) 40%@MorningConsult, LV, 10/2-11https://t.co/7AsGqSmIR8— Political Polls (@Politics_Polls) October 13, 2020 And in the presidential election: x COLORADOBiden 54%Trump 40%...

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  • October 13, 2020

@SWAtlasHoover, who’s pushed to reopen our economy prematurely, argued to rethink mask policies, & minimized COVID’s death rate. "This is the first time I've shared the platform" says @POTUS calling up Dr. Scott Atlas, an adviser to him. pic.twitter.com/eOP4tLTd2J — Steve Herman (@W7VOA) August 12, 2020 President Donald Trump announced...

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  • August 14, 2020

Sapiens has trouble with timescales of planetary forces. Greenland Ice Sheet Fossil fuels and agriculture have driven methane emissions to record highs across the globe claim two new studies. Methane is a colorless gas and comes from natural and human-made sources. The gas is a danger to humans because it...

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  • July 15, 2020

“We have to be aware that climate change and biodiversity loss are stress factors for ecosystems, for humans, for animals, and for the microbiome. Our research shows that if the different axes of the disease pyramid are destabilized, new infectious diseases can be expected, including for humans.” Dirk Schmeller, Université de...

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  • June 30, 2020

Received this e-mail today from the Progressive Change Campaign Committee: The NY Times just endorsed a crew of diverse young progressives in NY who can shake up Congress! Let's help them win in 1 week! Please chip in $3 to their campaigns. School principal Jamaal Bowman against 31-year incumbent Eliot...

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  • June 18, 2020

FUBAR’s definition is – thoroughly confused, disordered, damaged or ruined x America First is the Trump campaign slogan pic.twitter.com/KwGTOnWoDm — Adam Parkhomenko (@AdamParkhomenko) March 29, 2020 x All these right-wingers kept saying that socialism would kill us and now their cult leader is literally telling people to go out during a...

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  • March 29, 2020

Got caught, evaded justice, and could get impeached again. x BREAKING: Remember America? We do.#ImpeachmentDay pic.twitter.com/tzGPwX7zBG — Eleven Films (@Eleven_Films) February 5, 2020 “[The Founders] gave you a remedy and they meant for you to use it. They gave you an oath and they meant for you to observe it. We...

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  • February 5, 2020

Received this e-mail from the Progressive Change Campaign Committee: We're thrilled today to introduce our next round of congressional endorsements. No matter what happens with the presidential primary, we can't stop building power in Congress. (And I know everyone is thinking about Iowa right now, but some of these elections...

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  • February 1, 2020

Former U.S. Senate Majority & Minority Leader, Harry Reid (D. NV), has been coming out of retirement and his presence in the upcoming 2020 Democratic Primary can certainly be felt. While out of office since 2017 and being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, the former Nevada Senator has made it his...

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  • December 19, 2019

Admitting you have a problem is probably the first step, but Tucker Carlson’s race-baiting served an audience niche, however problematic. What Carlson reveals to Elaina Plott in an Atlantic story is a proto-fascism not unique to the 21st Century. She captures Carlson’s Trumpian sociopathology, which might demand that you go to the...

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  • December 15, 2019

This is shameless. Somehow, the president of the United States jealously attacking a 16-year-old girl by insisting (with a signature projection-y flair) that she needs anger management classes is not as bad as simply mentioning that the pr*sident has a kid, and his name is Barron. But the hypocrisy was too...

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  • December 14, 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

Chances are that when you wake up today you will likely experience a blast furnace if you dare step outside, not only in your neck of the woods but, across massive swaths of the Earth will suffer as well. You will probably hope that the power grid holds up. I...

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  • July 20, 2019

I’m seething a little bit here, because I just listened to Karl Rove on Fox “News” smear the victim. Fox has been constantly reminding people that Brett Kavanuagh’s victim, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, is a registered Democrat. Breitbart jumped in and dug up some dirt on her: she had the audacity to oppose Trump’s child cages,...

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  • September 18, 2018

MSNBC just reported (on Lawrence O’Donnell) that somebody familiar with the Kavanaugh letter said it might contain allegations of sexual assault and it might not.  Ninety percent of the time (rough estimate) that means the letter contains allegations of sexual assault.  I am beginning to think that the American public...

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  • September 14, 2018

Ryan Grim of The Intercept recently wrote this report on the fact U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) is refusing to release a letter, for whatever reason, that may implicate Brett Kavanaugh, Donald Trump’s appointee to the U.S. Supreme Court seat that was vacated by Anthony Kennedy, in a sexual misconduct...

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  • September 13, 2018

The Wall Street Journal, reporting on a study by Stanford University, debunks a favorite Republican talking point and reports that “Fears Obamacare Would Be A Job Killer Were Wrong.”  As Michael Derby at the WSJ explains: Projections that the Obama administration’s signature health-care legislation would drive workers out of the labor...

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  • July 26, 2017

Specifically, [the need for closure] fosters the tendency to seize on information that affords closure and to freeze on closure once it has been attained. The need for closure, whether varied situationally or measured dispositionally, has been associated with tendencies to engage in social stereotyping … to resist persuasive influence...

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