Strength

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

For the past few weeks, I have heard from friends, colleagues, and enemies who say, ‘I never heard of ‘ Black Wall Street.’ Statements like that are why America needs Critical Race Theory in its’ school curriculum. I have spent my life, first as a child of public education and...

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  • June 11, 2021

I don’t know if this statement has been diarized, my apologies, but it bears repeating often, so if anyone missed it. The Threats to American Democracy and the Need for National Voting and Election Administration Standards The Bolding is mine Introduction We, the undersigned, are scholars of democracy who have...

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  • June 6, 2021

Throughout the one-term presidency of Donald Trump, he has been implicated in numerous criminal activities. They include making hush money payments to porn porn stars, collusion with Russians seeking to interfere with an election, obstruction of justice, financial and tax fraud connected to his real estate business, swindling his charitable...

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  • May 20, 2021

Taegan Goddard of Political Wire has an article up on his blog (subscription required): Trump’s Strength Is His Lack of Loyalty, which analyzes the Former Guy’s continuing hold on the GOP. Trump’s leverage over Republicans right now isn’t that he can grow the party. It’s that he could destroy it...

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  • May 8, 2021

Fear and loathing rises in the land of previous guy. The raid on Giuliani’s apartment and office netted the Feds 10 devices, laptops and phones. According to the Trump adviser, the (Giuliani) raid ignited a sense of fear inside the former President's orbit that Justice Department officials may be more willing...

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  • May 2, 2021

Received this e-mail today from U.S. Senator Jon Ossoff (D. GA) in support of his colleague, U.S. Senator Raphael Warnock’s (D. GA) re-election campaign: I'm asking you to split $10 between me and Senator Reverend Raphael Warnock so we can ramp up Voter Protection efforts in Georgia, where voting rights...

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  • May 1, 2021

Do we really have the will to prosecute Trump for anything? Or will he escape yet again because he’ll try to bargain his way out of an indictment  because he holds something, something national security secret. This is probably how Kushner guaranteed his safety after leaving the Trump regime. For...

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  • April 17, 2021

The Black Codes of the late 1800s are making a comeback in America. These ordinances were meant to control the free movement of people of color using minor infractions as the reasoning, which was a literal attempt to keep black people in their place. The beginnings of policing in America...

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  • April 16, 2021

Joe Biden does not cower to GOP and Mitch McConnell. Jen Psaki did not allow a reporter to misinform. Matt Gaetz’s illegal hypocrisy exposed. We must tax the rich. Joe Biden exudes competent strength against GOP Politics Done Right Live weekdays @ 3:00 PM Central Video Zoom: LINK — Live...

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  • April 2, 2021

Black Girl Magic has become the nouveau riche way modern society describes the accomplishments of the current crop of black women and girls, but have existed throughout history. What could be more magic than the lonely trips as a conductor on the Underground Railroad rescuing enslaved Africans led by Harriet Tubman;...

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  • April 2, 2021

A reporter attempted to castigate the Biden Administration about their tone in criticizing the Georgia voter suppression law. Jen Psaki blunted him. Jen Psaki nicely rebuffed a silly reporter See full episodes here. The disingenuous reporter implied that the Biden administration should apologize for their response to the Georgia new...

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  • April 2, 2021
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Received this e-mail today from U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley (D. OR) in support of U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto’s (D. NV) re-election campaign: President Joe Biden & Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto (D. NV) Do you remember how close the election was in Nevada in 2020? Joe Biden got just 50.06%...

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  • March 29, 2021

The Atlanta spree killings are unfortunately a story with structural similarity to events elsewhere. How do we know that Robert Long wasn’t on his way to Mar-a-Lago when the cops performed a PIT maneuver on him after he killed eight people. Darn hypotheticals of the culture wars. Mar-a-Lago as spa resort...

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  • March 19, 2021

Fuck him royally: x F*ck Tucker Carlson. While he was practicing his two-step, America’s female warriors were hunting down Al Qaeda and proving the strength of America’s women. Happy belated International Women’s Day to everyone but Tucker, who even I can dance better than. pic.twitter.com/E4wchht9lA— Tammy Duckworth (@TammyforIL) March 11,...

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  • March 11, 2021

Last night, I happily threw out any notion of nutrition and ordered dinner from a fast-food restaurant. I am far from being a foodie or a snob. I enjoy a good cheeseburger and fries just like the next plumber named Joe. Watching what I eat, as I get older, is...

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  • March 5, 2021

The Democratic Party is once again proving that integrity matters. In recent days, the Governor of New York, Andrew Cuomo, has had too very credible charges of sexual harassment levied against him. Couple that with the looming Covid-19 nursing home scandal involving the hiding of data on the numbers of deaths,...

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  • March 1, 2021

Received this e-mail from U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D. OH) in support of U.S. Senator Michael Bennet’s (D. CO) re-election campaign: Sen. Michael Bennet (D. CO) The Washington Post: “GOP looks to win back Senate in 2022” The fight for the Senate has already begun — we’re only a couple...

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  • February 24, 2021

NASA needed to test its Rover programming and terrain around the same time as the trend for movies about street racing and making doughnuts on pavement. Happy science. https://twitter.com/OhOEvie/status/1364008082552934400?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw Nasa’s $800m Mars Exploration Rovers have accidentally drawn a penis. The twin exploration vehicles Spirit and Opportunity were launched nine years ago,...

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  • February 23, 2021
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Texas really is full of dumb GOP fuckers: x NEW: Texas AG Ken Paxton left the state during the deadly power outages last week to meet with his counterpart in Utah. Paxton's spox did not answer Qs about when he left or returned and why the trip was not postponed....

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  • February 22, 2021

Native to the Amazon river basin, the Arapaima is likely the earth's largest freshwater predatory fish at 10 feet and 400 pounds, where they have lived for over five million years. In south-central Florida, far from Amazonia, one individual washed up dead on the banks of the Caloosahatchee River on Florida's west...

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  • February 17, 2021

Playing some more catch up here. Received this e-mail yesterday from U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown  (D. OH): Cleveland.com: “Former Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel announces Senate bid” Chip in $5 now to turn Ohio blue >> BREAKING NEWS: Sherrod’s former opponent Josh Mandel just announced he’s running for the open Senate...

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  • February 11, 2021

“Democracy is not self-executing.” Trump manufactured numerous technicalities to make a long-shot work, and failed. He tried to fabricate a state of martial law via an inside job, as the Trump Defense Secretary disarmed DC National Guard prior to the 6 January insurrection. Fortunately the proto-fascists in the mob were far...

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  • February 6, 2021

NPR's White House Correspondent “tactically ruthless” question was the one every Progressive wanted an answer for sooner than later. He asked the “tactically ruthless” question. x x YouTube Video See full episodes here. NPR Correspondent Geoff Bennett did not disappoint. He pretty much went for the jugular most professionally. After all, we...

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  • February 2, 2021

Trump is at the end of the path to the bunker. The argument for the resignation of Trump and Pence’s pardon of Trump like Gerald Ford’s of Nixon remains still viable. Invoking the 25th Amendment seems more difficult if only because the GOP still wants to avoid the Watergate comparisons,...

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  • January 7, 2021

I read this article with trepidation because Democrats can easily win 60% just being who we say we are. Republicans lie about what Democrats will do to them. Democrats tell Americans what Republicans won’t allow them to do for them. Democrats see Republicans gaining among key voting groups, despite Biden's...

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  • December 21, 2020

Georgia is our opportunity to take the majority in the Senate.  Ted Kennedy is gone.   He WAS the lion of the senate.  Byrd is gone.   Tom Harkin is no longer in the senate.  John McCain is gone.  The last Lion was Joe Biden, running second was Kamala Harris, IMO.   Joe...

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  • December 21, 2020

Any Trumpist demonstrations will be easier to monitor and control even if the Proud Boys aren’t wearing their tacky uniforms / kilts. @schwartzbCNBC: Joe Biden's inaugural committee released their fundraising packages to donors. Corporations can give $1 million and for that, they get the “Chair” level. Access includes a private...

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  • December 18, 2020

There’s an agitated Trump up late tweeting more conspiracy nonsense as the Electoral College has voted and the sedition attempt has failed with the so-called longshot of a Congressional maneuver on 6 January the last gasp available. What remains is grift and unhingery. x It’s 1:15 am, Eastern Time. https://t.co/mAbK0tsIhO— Reed Galen...

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  • December 16, 2020

President-elect Biden will give a speech at 8pm EST on Monday, Dec. 14th from Wilmington, DE to talk about “the electoral college vote certification and the strength and resilience of our democracy,” Until then, Trump whines about something, something… after standing wasn’t found for the strange Texas lawsuit trying to throw out...

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  • December 14, 2020

Stories do have consequences, and following Trump’s American Carnage, truth will out in the larger American narrative. This James Fallows essay is worth reading, made important by the trial balloon of making Andrew Cuomo the AG nominee. For Biden personally, as president, the best thing he can do for most of...

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  • December 13, 2020

Received this e-mail today from former President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s granddaughter, Anna Eleanor Roosevelt, on behalf of the Progressive Change Campaign Committee in support of Jon  Ossoff (D. GA) and  Rev. Raphael Warnock’s (D. GA) U.S. Senate campaigns: Election results were finally certified by multiple battleground states after every major...

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  • November 30, 2020

I have to hand it to Michelle Obama. She’s a better person than I am. (Not an especially high bar, but still.) Today, in the wake of Donald Trump’s one-manbaby poo-fling-palooza, she took pointed jabs at Trump without all the blood-letting that often accompanies such screeds. And it amply demonstrated what...

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  • November 16, 2020

In the midst of increased voting plurality is this also true: “Trump appears to also have increased strength among rural Black voters across the ‘Black Belt.’” Will that then also reveal itself in the Georgia special US Senate election on 5 January. x REUTERS/IPSOS POLL: About 80% of Americans, including...

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  • November 11, 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

Here’s the latest news today out of Mississippi courtesy of Data For Progress’ latest poll: x MISSISSIPPITrump 55% (+14)Biden 41%Jorgensen 2%Hawkins 1%.#MSsen:Hyde-Smith (R-inc) 50% (+3)Espy (D) 47%Edwards (L) 3%@DataProgress, LV, 10/27-11/1https://t.co/BoXt8f9bYL— Political Polls (@Politics_Polls) November 3, 2020 While Hyde-Smith gets 50% in this poll, it’s within the MOE. Click here...

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  • November 3, 2020

Here’s some encouraging news out of South Carolina courtesy of today Morning Consult’s poll: #ALsen:Tuberville (R) 51% (+12)Jones (D-inc) 39%.#KYsen:McConnell (R-inc) 51% (+11)McGrath (D) 40%.#TXsen:Cornyn (R-inc) 47% (+4)Hegar (D) 43%.#SCsen:Graham (R-inc) 46% (+2)Harrison (D) 44%@MorningConsult, LV, 10/22-31https://t.co/7AsGqSmIR8 — Political Polls (@Politics_Polls) November 2, 2020 From the results: That’s a pretty...

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  • November 2, 2020

Some more good news today out of Virginia: x VIRGINIABiden 53% (+11)Trump 41%.#VAsen:Warner (D-inc) 57% (+20)Gade (R) 37%@CNUcaptains @WasonCenter LV, 10/15-27https://t.co/1gLE1KngF5— Political Polls (@Politics_Polls) October 28, 2020 WASON CENTER POLL NEWS RELEASE FROM CHRISTOPHER NEWPORT UNIVERSITY: With Election Day just under a week away, Democrat Joe Biden holds a commanding...

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  • October 28, 2020

The second actual debate could be three too many as we expect more of the same stunts despite a mute switch for the two-minute responses to questions. The GOP has telegraphed some of the debate’s tactical options including foreign interference, even as they whined after foreign policy wasn’t included as...

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  • October 22, 2020

There are many on here who are people of faith and many who are not but maybe some needing hope and encouragement  and are in confusion will read my prayer in the Christian faith who will see truth and maybe some blindly in  the cult off this site will read...

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  • October 20, 2020

I’ve told friends that I’m not going to completely relax until the moment Joe Biden is sworn in by Chief Justice John Roberts on January 20. (And after he’s reelected, I’ll look forward to his swearing-in ceremony with Hillary Clinton, the chief justice of the newly packed Supreme Court, which Thief...

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  • October 18, 2020

Received this e-mail today from the Pennsylvania Democratic Party: To celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, we're hosting a virtual discussion on the importance of mobilizing the Latinx community! RSVP to join us tonight for a Latinx event with Rep. Adriano Espaillat, the first formerly undocumented person ever to serve in Congress!...

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  • October 13, 2020

projects.fivethirtyeight.com/… The NYT/Siena Poll, rated A+ by 538, has Joe Biden with a 48% to 40% lead in Michigan and a 51% to 41% lead in Wisconsin. The polls are of likely voters and were taken October 8-11. New polls show Biden is gaining in the Northern battlegrounds among white...

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  • October 12, 2020

The New York Times story on Trump’s 18-minute gap in the Hatch Act — Trump Makes First Public Appearance Since Leaving Walter Reed — largely focused on the somewhat maskless crowd, the shortened appearance — Trump was supposed to speak for 30 minutes — and the misuse of federa; property...

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  • October 11, 2020

From The Houston Chronicle: The Texas House Democratic Campaign Committee has raised over $3.6 million in just under three months, a massive cash infusion as the party pushes to take control of the lower chamber for the first time since 2002. The $3.6 million haul, which came between July 1...

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  • October 5, 2020

Everyone is screaming over Trump’s absolute indifference to the safety of the Secret Service agents sworn to protect him at their risk of the own lives. The speculation is that he needed the adulation of his supporters, or that he wanted to keep the campaign momentum going, or that he...

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  • October 5, 2020

Beto O’Rourke, who narrowly lost to Ted Cruz for Texas’s Senate seat in 2018, and Tory Gavito, cofounder of Way to Win, have an op-ed in today’s WaPo urging Biden to fight for Texas’s 38 EVs: Joe Biden can end the drama on election night. All he has to do...

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  • October 4, 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

One would think that Steve Schmidt would exhaust superlatives to describe Trump for what he is. He never disappoints. This is a classic. Steve Schmidt shines with this Trump takedown x x YouTube Video See full episodes here. Steve Schmidt appeared on a pretty full panel after the debate. He did...

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  • September 30, 2020

Dwayne “the Rock” Johnson makes clear he is a political independent He is the type of movie star whose persona and the roles he plays will appear to White Men, especially those without a college degree. Thus this endorsement should have some impact we will see watch x As a...

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  • September 27, 2020
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