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While hyperventilating over imagined affronts such as kitty litter in schools to accommodate kids who believe they are animals or teaching courses that may offend little white kids with history, the hope of the greatest generation is now clouded in fear. When Franklin Roosevelt told America, “We have nothing to...

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  • October 24, 2022

Here’s the latest news out of Pennsylvania: The TV ad is no-holds-barred. It bluntly attacks a decision of the Democratic candidate for Pennsylvania Supreme Court. And on Saturday, the state Bar Association said the spot went too far. The ad says the Democratic contender, Superior Court Judge Maria McLaughlin, “chose...

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  • October 25, 2021

Donald Trump, the man with gold-plated bathroom fixtures and a 10,000 dollar portrait of himself bought with money donated to his corrupt and now-defunct charity, thinks that the 1.7 million [tax-free] dollars paid to his CFO, Allen Weisselberg, were a fringe benefit, or just Trump change. Anyone still buying into...

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  • July 2, 2021

Ikaria Washington and Layla Temple did what they were asked to do. Following the rules, taking difficult classes made them valedictorian and salutatorian. There was great coverage by Ali Velshi. Valedictorian and Salutatorian award fraud See full episodes here. Mississippi’s West Point High School denied them the sole winners of the...

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  • June 15, 2021

The addition of the 1982 amendments to the Voting Rights Act was a turning point in terms of minority representation. Redistricting is the process of drawing electoral district lines every ten years intended to bring about racially proportional representation. While its purpose was to give weight to minority votes, it...

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  • May 27, 2021

RWNJs spent more time today demonizing COVID data whistleblower Rebekah Jones rather than focusing on the various data violations and network attacks happening regionally, causing panics over fuel supplies. The real news is the ransom amount of 5 million dollars paid to the Russian hacking group. Colonial Pipeline paid $5m ransom to...

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  • May 13, 2021

Fear of a Red Hat: as much as Liz Cheney is toast, more troubling is Elise Stefanik’s Führereid, because Trump is too stupid to see that he’s blazing an even tighter path to obscurity. As Greg Sargent observes, there is an increased likelihood of another attempt at stealing an election, further...

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  • May 8, 2021

Fail: REALITY BITES: That didn’t take long. Reality TV star and political neophyte Caitlyn Jenner was about 24 hours into the rollout of her California gubernatorial campaign this weekend when she posted her first major campaign gaffe on social media. Jenner, expressing outrage about a San Francisco Chronicle story involving SF DA Chesa...

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  • April 27, 2021

Lauren Boebert (R-CO) has learned from the death of Bernie Madoff about Ponzi schemes, because QAnon surely couldn’t be a cult of personality or a grift used by criminals in charge. Because the previous guy still says “the best is yet to come”, having killed hundreds of thousands, we also know...

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  • April 19, 2021

Actually, had Spielberg reduced the running time, the film 1941 might have been a classic. The classic film history teaching exercise would be to edit it down to 2 hours. Craig Lindsey’s article argues for the Pogo conclusion that the enemy is us when we allow fear to take over. 2020 did that...

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  • April 2, 2021

Truly a tool, as the Inspector General reports are coming and Previous Guy’s going to be in the barrel. Donald Trump was a tool in a long-running Russian campaign to weaken the United States. That’s been documented in Republican-led investigative reports, and now it has been updated with new evidence, thanks to the U.S....

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  • March 24, 2021

Ron Johnson and a core number of GOP senators does the bidding of Russia for what seems to be the reasons that Kevin McCarthy attributed to Dana Rohrabacher and Donald Trump: Putin pays them. Russia seemed to be on Riley Williams’s mind when she indicated that she wanted to sell...

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  • March 1, 2021

Let’s hope he does another two-hour snore-fest speech. “Trump to speak at CPAC conference in Florida next week: he plans to directly attack President Biden’s new immigration plan and will talk about the future of the Republican Party, a source familiar with his speech said.” The usual lies and perhaps...

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  • February 21, 2021

Riot declared at 1:49pm. Pence evacuated at 2:26pm. The count is now $3.5 million supporting the 6 January demonstration, up from the $2.7 previously reported. The approach by the House impeachment managers is to not hold the GOP jury members accountable, rather showing how Mitt Romney and VP Pence nearly...

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  • February 10, 2021

Wading into Marjorie Taylor Greene’s Twitter account is like walking into a virology lab in a Speedo to draw blood from the Ebola monkeys. If it’s my job, I’ll do it; but I’m going to need a Silkwood shower and a booster shot of something (and I’m not ruling out...

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  • February 9, 2021

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) details her scary experience at the Capitol during the insurrection as she excoriates Ted Cruz, Josh Hawley, and complicit Republicans. AOC did not hold back on complicit Republican Politician See full episodes here. AOC gave a compelling hour and a half Instagram Live message where she did three...

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  • February 3, 2021

There’s going to be a lot of swearing in this. Let me begin: What the fucking fuck? A woman accused of participating in the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol asked a federal judge for permission to leave the country on vacation later this month – and got it. …...

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  • February 3, 2021

Looks like Mike Lindell is at the end of his bedsheet. Newsmax—which not that long ago would have eagerly touted a conspiracy theory about a race of Jewish-funded reptilian overlords stealing the election from Donald Trump (assuming the network could have somehow dug up a stock photo of George Soros posing...

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  • February 3, 2021

Received this e-mail today from Lt. Governor John Fetterman’s (D. PA) potential U.S. Senate campaign: All work has dignity. All paychecks must, too. That’s why, as a U.S. Senator, I’d fight to raise the national minimum wage to at least $15 an hour.  The minimum wage wage in Pennsylvania hasn’t...

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  • January 26, 2021

You will not believe what I was told by a manager in a Winn Dixie tonight.  I am so ticked off at people running around with no masks in the middle of a pandemic I called a manager tonight because people have to get milk and bread and not everyone...

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  • January 22, 2021

Back when Donald John Trump was impeached …. erm … the first time, the Queens Daily Eagle tickled its readers with the cheeky headline “Queens man impeached.” Well, they’re back at it, and it’s still really fucking funny. Queens man impeached — again A Queens-born real estate developer made history Wednesday when he...

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  • January 14, 2021

Received this e-mail today from the Pennsylvania Democratic Party: State Senator Jim Brewster (D. PA) Jake Corman—the top Republican in Harrisburg and the man trying to overturn a state senate election—keeps trying to explain away his anti-democratic decision not to seat Senator Jim Brewster. On Friday, Corman posted to Twitter...

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  • January 11, 2021

If Marco Rubio really wants to upbraid people who have lied and been disingenuous about COVID-19, he doesn’t have to look far. For instance, there’s Donald Trump, who told Bob Woodward how he downplayed the virus early on and, indeed, always intended to downplay it. You also have Donald Trump, who...

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  • December 27, 2020

Even as he puts his White House cronies on the board of the Kennedy Center, Trump criticizes its funding in the latest COVID relief bill.  Pam Bondi, who took an illegal $25,000 donation from Trump to drop prosecution in the Trump University suit, gets a Board seat at the Kennedy...

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  • December 23, 2020

It’s hard to argue that any citizens have been more targeted under the Trump administration than those living in Democratic-led states, which was by Donald Trump’s own vindictive design. Whether it was singling them out for punishment with tax legislation, stealing their medical supplies, holding out disaster relief, or even attacking their...

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  • December 4, 2020

Still waiting for those GOP senators who voted against impeachment to say something, something. David Cay Johnston calls them “jellyfish”. x Does anyone notice how quiet GOP senators are about Michael Flynn — Trump’s recently pardoned former national security advisor — calling for a military coup and martial law to...

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  • December 2, 2020

One step above reading the phone book, apparently Trump is running out of material and plans to read obituaries, claiming that they voted this year. x Trump campaign releases four obituaries of deceased people in Georgia who had ballots cast in their name in the 2020 election pic.twitter.com/e6DAk3BIF6— Charlie Spiering...

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  • November 13, 2020

Chris Hayes called out the lying Trump and Republicans as he pointed out that Daily Kos, the largest Progressive site proved a guardian of truth. Daily Kos a better guardian of truth x x YouTube Video See full episodes here. Chris Hayes brought us back to an article written in 2006...

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  • November 13, 2020

WE WIN. Biden will be declared winner because the next state like Nevada after 264 electoral college votes pushes him over the top. x WATCH: The man, wearing a white tank top that read “BBQ, BEER, FREEDOM,” yelled three iterations of “The Biden crime family is stealing the election. The...

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  • November 5, 2020

“Hostility to the opposition party and its candidates has now reached a level where loathing motivates voters more than loyalty.” It’s one thing for Trump supporters to block highways and bridges with little law enforcement response. It will be an altogether different matter if they congregate aggressively at polls. Law...

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  • November 2, 2020

To be a better writer, I force myself to review right-wing media. Every day I go on Fox News, but also a rotating menu of rightwing sites. It’s very easy to live inside a bubble, but I can’t make arguments if I don’t know what the other side is thinking....

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  • November 1, 2020

Moscow Mitch is many things, most of them venal, but stupid isn’t one of them. He’s made no bones about wearing a mask, and being seen wearing a mask. He’s almost 80 and doesn’t want to risk his health (or the health of anyone in his caucus, at least). Now...

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  • October 8, 2020

Industry concentration and monopolization have become boring and technical so the exploitation of labor now gets a meme-term from Zephyr Teachout that sounds more like a QAnon conspiracy: chickenization.  COVID-19 does have something to do with it considering the acceleration of the pandemic in meat production centers. It involves something more akin...

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  • October 7, 2020

Congresswoman Katie Porter is what a congressperson representing the people looks like. She did not hold back as she exposed the evil that went into his undeserved salary. Katie Porter is a CEO slayer with facts x x YouTube Video See full episodes here. This video is longer than most...

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  • October 4, 2020

Let me bury the lede for the moment to point out that Donald Trump almost certainly thinks he won last night’s debate. Why wouldn’t he? He was quintessentially Trump, and that always gives the ocher asshat a tingling sensation. So it was no surprise when the redoubtable Gabriel Sherman wrote the...

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  • September 30, 2020

I had to do a doubletake while listening to Ali Velshi’s panel. Eugene Robinson was out of character. He is generally the much too objective journalist. A fascist in the making changed that. Pulitzer Prize-winner Journalist Eugene Robinson sentiment is the one we must have x x YouTube Video See...

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  • September 24, 2020

There’s a diary on top of the rec list right now that’s based on a story in the Atlantic, that Trump might try to take advantage of a clause in the Constitution that says the electors shall be chosen ‘in such Manner as the Legislature thereof may direct.’ If Trump...

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  • September 23, 2020

x Crowd in North Carolina chants: “FILL THAT SEAT!” pic.twitter.com/RuOI6vpK9u— Team Trump (Text VOTE to 88022) (@TeamTrump) September 19, 2020 Are you angry yet?  I hope so.  We must block the republicans from stealing the election with a packed court.   I think we need to get even more voters out...

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  • September 20, 2020

But even bold purply flowers, like this welcome offering from my hacked-down artichokes, seem washed out, as if horror author  Stephen King’s Tommyknockers are draining colors from view. I’ve offered some purple, now for the Haze. In some ways this is scarier than a Nebraska tornado cloud. No where to...

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  • September 12, 2020

For most black people in America, we encounter three types of white people. The first are the sleepers, those who live in a somnambulant world where race relations are a nightmare that disturbs their rest. Secondly, and the most disturbing, is the woke. They listen to Cardi B, wear Authentic...

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  • September 11, 2020

Good stuff: x When I was 12, I was falsely accused of shoplifting in a grocery store. My experience dealing with structural inequality as a black kid is the same as many, and in the Senate, I will fight to level the playing field for all working Georgians. Watch my...

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  • September 10, 2020

If you said “turning someone else into a sucker,” you’re a winner. Come pick up your complimentary case of Zima and two Alvin Styczynski tickets. The Daily Beast: While strolling around the lavish ambassador’s residence in Paris, he reportedly took a fancy to a number of pieces of artwork, including a...

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  • September 6, 2020

Today we are mostly Trump. We talk about how to ensure we protect the country from him by ensuring he is not reelected. He is an evil man taking America to fascism. Donald Trump is a danger to Democracy x x YouTube Video Politics Done Right Live weekdays @ 3:00...

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  • August 24, 2020

As we begin a week of pure GOP propaganda, it’s time to remind ourselves how we got here as well as remind ourselves that the GOP is still entangled with Russia as well as malign forces. With less than 100 days before the presidential election, U.S. intelligence officials are warning...

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  • August 24, 2020

The skies have not yield a moment of rain for months.  But I knew how to make it rain. I hung clothes outdoors on our new fancy clothesline.  It’s passive solar at its best.  Except the Rain Gods, laughing, then made it rain twice.  But not much, just enough to...

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  • August 23, 2020

The GOP national convention will be even more Trumpist than 2016 as many major party figures will not be participating. The list of speakers is more about trying to spin Trump success from so many failures as well as a brand promotion for post-presidency Trump enterprises. This infomercial will feature more...

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  • August 23, 2020

Nicolle Wallace and John Heilemann had a very important message both for the media and for you regarding stopping Trump's attempt to steal the election. Nicolle Wallace admonishes the media. x x YouTube Video Watch the full episode here. We all know that Donald Trump is a bully. But right now he is...

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  • August 22, 2020

David von Drehle writes on Trump’s negativity, often revealed as the usual reactionary, anti-modern attitudes of conservatives. It coincides with the release of another film on Trump’s qualifications for office, #Unifit: The psychology of Donald Trump. Political scientists speak of “negative partisanship.” It’s a category, not a value judgment. It...

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  • August 22, 2020

Wannabe felons crowded around the US Postal Service after Reagan’s 1980 election.  They claimed that “privatizing” the mail would increase efficiency  and lower costs. The trucking industry tried to pack the Postal Board with appointees in their thrall. James Bovard and other dependable conservative lackeys wrote op-eds in the Wall...

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  • August 16, 2020

Decisive winning and GOTV will be important now that we know many of the things that Trump is obviously trying to do to “rig” the election. Belarus shows us that we also know what bad elections look like and why external actors are engaged in the process. Sometimes referred to...

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  • August 10, 2020