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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

For over a year, teachers and school boards have fought the myth of Critical Race Theory (CRT) being a bludgeon to batter white kids’ delicate psyche(s). Christopher Rufo, a conservative activist and senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, has long been an advocate of school choice and privatization and glommed...

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  • September 21, 2022

Using COVID relief funds, Ron DeSantis with Greg Abbott have achieved the ridiculous. The way to Delaware starts with an original flight plan to start in Texas, go to Florida, and then arrive in Delaware, only this time the same charter jet goes through Nashville and finally lands in New Jersey, still without...

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  • September 21, 2022

The video of the grinning, cackling devotees of Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ deliberate cruelty is what we should fear. No signs of empathy or concern, just scornful sarcasm and laughter. The hypocritical enclaves of self-professed Florida and Texas Christians who want to force victims of rape and incest to bear...

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  • September 19, 2022

Since around age sixteen, I have had friends and adults in my life who have said to me more than once,  ‘no, no, I don’t do politics.’ Well, to those who angrily rebuffed me—I say—you may not do politics, but politics is doing you. From local legislatures and school boards...

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  • June 27, 2022

Again, the invasion and war crimes in Ukraine demonstrate how the GOP is habitually wrong. Whether it be something as serious as our southern neighbors trying to escape the same types of violence and death in El Salvador and Honduras—like women and children in Ukraine, or if a green M&M...

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  • March 7, 2022

Texas Democratic Lieutenant Governor Candidate Mike Collier did not disappoint. He pointed out why he is best for Texas. Mike Collier could be the next Texas Lieutenant Governor x x YouTube Video Watch Politics Done Right T.V. here. Mike Collier was unequivocal, he intends to fight very hard to become the...

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  • February 24, 2022

Democratic TX Lt. Gov. Candidate Mike Collier visit PDR to discuss why he will win in Texas. GOP wants the elderly and poor people to pay more taxes. Democratic Candidate Mike Collier x YouTube Video Chat – Join Politics Done Right Live weekdays @ 11:00 AM Central Video Zoom: LINK...

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  • February 23, 2022

Sometimes, it is nothing but a projection when one accuses another of ill-doing. It turns out voter fraud has been a Republican thing. Projection anyone? x x YouTube Video Watch Politics Done Right T.V. here. This story, along with many others, just so the lengths Republican politicians and operatives would...

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  • February 22, 2022

Many want the old guard to chill. But Hillary is on point here as she hits Republicans from a position of strength and not on the defensive. Hillary hits the nail on the head x x YouTube Video Hillary’s message at the New York Democratic convention was on point. It...

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  • February 20, 2022

Among the hundreds of lies told by the former president, one has proven to be particularly dangerous to public health. “That’s all I hear about now. That’s all I hear. Turn on television—'Covid, Covid, Covid, Covid, Covid, Covid.' A plane goes down. Five hundred people dead, they don’t talk about...

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  • November 29, 2021

I wonder what happens this coming February; you know, Black History Month. Will the contingent of book banners and people who fear the delicate little psyches of white children will be permanently marred by black history prevail. Since the first enslaved Africans stepped out of the bowels of slave ships...

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  • November 1, 2021

Republicans lined up to get their Fox News sound bites in on Tuesday, during a hearing on Attorney General Merrick Garland’s memorandum on protecting school board members against violence—the very kind of violence promised by the folks Donald Trump and Ted Cruz have been inciting with barely intelligible lies over...

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  • October 27, 2021

Rolling Stone has a major new story out: EXCLUSIVE: Jan. 6 Protest Organizers Say They Participated in ‘Dozens’ of Planning Meetings With Members of Congress and White House Staff Some of the people involved in the January 6th coup attempt on the United States government are starting to talk to...

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  • October 25, 2021

Rolling Stone has a major new story out: EXCLUSIVE: Jan. 6 Protest Organizers Say They Participated in ‘Dozens’ of Planning Meetings With Members of Congress and White House Staff Some of the people involved in the January 6th coup attempt on the United States government are starting to talk to...

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  • October 25, 2021

With roughly a third of Americans who identify themselves as Republicans, the party bombards us with the term American People at every utterance. With almost 60% of the country fully vaccinated, Republicans say the American People have doubts. Yesterday, Mitch McConnell, in response to questions about the insurrection, said the...

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  • October 20, 2021

“No, no. There's 52 senators who don't agree, okay, and there's two that want to work something out if possible in a most rational reasonable way.” Joe Manchin fessing up that he and Sinema are Republicans to CNN reporter. Manchin Cheerfully Gives Republicans A Senate Majority (video in link) West Virginia is...

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  • October 19, 2021

I share an important date with former basketball coach the late Don Haskins, March 14, our birthday. Haskins led the then Texas Western Basketball team to the 1966 National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) basketball championship against the vaunted and famed Kentucky Wildcats, led by legendary coach Adolph Rupp. Coach Rupp...

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  • October 13, 2021

There are multiple species of Sargassum, a type of macroalgae common in the tropical Atlantic. For centuries blooms of the harmful seaweed have floated in the open low nitrogen waters of the North Atlantic. Sargassum could not reproduce in the northern waters of the Atlantic in large amounts as it needs...

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  • October 12, 2021

You could say Ted Cruz is about as funny as a debilitating brain parasite, but that would be imprecise. He’s as funny as a brain parasite attempting to do prop comedy at 1 a.m on a Wednesday at a Sioux Falls Holiday Inn. In other words, much less funny than your workaday...

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  • October 10, 2021

There is a saying in playground basketball games, no harm, no foul. That may be fine for Sidney Deane and Billy Hoyle, but the United States’ sanctity is a different story. Saying that democracy is at stake seems to elicit two feelings, one, that Democrats are hyperbolic or Republicans are...

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  • October 8, 2021

“[The debt limit suspension] ensures our federal government will not approach any kind of short-term debt crisis in the coming weeks or months. It secures our nation’s full faith and credit and ensures that Congress will not throw this kind of unnecessary wrench into the gears of our job growth...

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  • September 27, 2021

Corporate Healthcare is a clear and present danger. Dr. Eddie Glaude points out a Democratic truth. Katie Porter puts Manchin in his place. Eddie Glaude shines on Democratic truth x x YouTube Video Politics Done Right Live weekdays @ 3:00 PM Central Video Zoom: LINK — Live Calls: (346)248-7799 ID:254...

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  • September 9, 2021

Dr. Eddie Glaude points out that Democrats lose when they act like scorned lovers as they neglect parts of their base for others. Dr. Eddie Glaude makes a necessary observation x x YouTube Video See full episodes here. While discussing the draconian Texas abortion law, Nicolle Wallace noted that Democrats are, in...

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  • September 9, 2021

Dr. Eddie Glaude points out that Democrats need to engage their full base if they are to be successful. COVID makes it clear the evil of corporate healthcare. COVID points out the evil in Corporate Healthcare x x YouTube Video Politics Done Right Live weekdays @ 3:00 PM Central Video...

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  • September 8, 2021

It’s not enough to call names but to make a values connection with all people. Nicolle Wallace & Matthew Dowd did just that as they decimated the Texas GOP. Kudos to Nicolle Wallace & Matthew Dowd x x YouTube Video Politics Done Right Live weekdays @ 3:00 PM Central Video...

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  • September 7, 2021

Former Bush strategist Matthew Dowd and new Texan is working hard to elect Democrats. He gives a recipe to defeat Greg Abbott. Matthew Dowd on messaging values versus policy x x YouTube Video See full episodes here. Texas Governor Greg Abbott is in political trouble, according to current polls. Gov. Greg...

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  • September 7, 2021

The latest rabbit punch thrown by the Republican party in the culture bout was to deny Texas children the truth about women’s suffrage and that white supremacy is a bad thing. Besides the obvious moral failure of Texas Republicans, who voted in favor of this measure in the absence of...

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  • July 19, 2021

Now that Texas, Georgia, and Florida Republicans have left America by subverting the right of every American to vote, let us look at the rest of the southern Republicans, 66% of which favor secession. According to several polls, the phantom confederacy overwhelmingly favors leaving the Union. To be fair, five...

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  • July 16, 2021

Layaway, on-time, and paying-something-down-on-it have been very familiar phrases in black, brown, and poor neighborhoods for generations; credit was for the people who did not need it. Financial freedom because of race, religion, and status was prohibitive for countless numbers of Americans and immigrants. The constant pressure of having to...

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  • July 14, 2021

Before 2016 if you told most Americans that Donald Trump would become president, they would have laughed or thought you were joking. The outspoken businessman and tv personality was a complete outsider to the world of politics. Yet his antics and political rhetoric were not. Trump can thank Newt Gingrich...

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  • July 12, 2021

In a 5-4 Supreme Court decision supported by conservative Justice Antonin Scalia, Justice William Brennan wrote in part:  [Gregory Lee] “Johnson was convicted for engaging in expressive conduct. The State’s interest in preventing breaches of the peace does not support his conviction because Johnson’s conduct did not threaten to disturb...

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  • June 30, 2021

Conservatism in America loves to address problems that do not exist and want to purge the truth. Red Hats rail against masks wearing, telling the rest of us they will not live in fear—yet arm themselves to the teeth in fear of peaceful Black Lives Matter protesters. Texas Governor Greg...

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  • June 21, 2021

This is not a joke. This is what Texans must live through. A governor and his party that has Texas in a state of disarray. Texas Governor needs electricity, not a wall See full episodes here. It was just a few months ago when Texas suffered one of its worst...

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  • June 15, 2021

Dennis Kucinich discusses The Division of Light and Power, political ethics. First Black Defense Secretary disrespected. We need a DOJ purge. Ilhan Omar! Jason Miller visits again Politics Done Right Live weekdays @ 3:00 PM Central Video Zoom: LINK — Live Calls: (346)248-7799 ID:254 0 9091 Dennis Kucinich spoke about The...

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  • June 11, 2021

As if Trump would be appointed Speaker of the House once the GQP takes control of the House of Representatives in 2022. Then a GOP House would impeach Biden on the way to Trump returning as POTUS* in 2024, because cartoon presidency and magical GQP thinking, like 31 days in...

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  • June 6, 2021

A few years ago, a pro-choice science fiction author named Patrick S. Tomlinson challenged anti-choicers about their priorities when it came to protecting human life. He set up a straightforward thought experiment in which one is asked to make a snap value judgment about the competing needs of a 5-year-old...

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  • May 29, 2021

Linda Curtis of the League of Independent Voters of Texas: We need a new political paradigm. Matt Gaetz getting wilder as he threatens the government. Linda Curtis has an important message Chat – Join Politics Done Right Live weekdays @ 3:00 PM Central Video Zoom: LINK — Live Calls: (346)248-7799...

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  • May 28, 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

Congressman Dan Crenshaw (R-TX) appeared on Meet The Press to turn questions into talking points. He got a few out, but ultimately Chuck Todd neutered him. Chuck Todd neuters Dan Crenshaw See full episodes here. It started fairly cordial with Todd asking Crenshaw about his opinion on the Liz Cheney event. Chuck...

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  • May 16, 2021
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It depresses me to acknowledge this, but the Republicans’ commitment to blatant and serial lying, and Orwellian “make believe” governing, pose a real threat by overwhelming the public debate and individual’s efforts to stay grounded.  While a bit well-worn (and of uncertain provenance), this quote is fundamentally true: “A lie can travel halfway around...

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  • May 15, 2021

Like ALEC writing legislation for a lazy GOP, Heritage Action is providing the same “song sheets” for state legislatures trying to suppress voting rights. Heritage Action says it wrote “8 key provisions” in Georgia voter suppression law, “19 provisions” in Texas House bill & “3 provisions” of Iowa law. Dark...

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  • May 13, 2021

Short-term price gouging and shortages prompt panic gas buying and hoarding as a result of the Russian gang ransomware attack on one pipeline. Gas stations in several states are out of fuel and AAA reports the nationwide average price breached $3-per-gallon for the first time in six years as the...

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  • May 12, 2021

So this happened yesterday: Glenn Youngkin, a wealthy first-time candidate who walked a line between his party’s Trump-centric base and appeals to business interests, won the Republican nomination for governor of Virginia on Monday. He heads into a general election in one of only two states choosing their governors in...

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  • May 12, 2021

Good gourd, did he only read the headline? Or is he really this cynical about the GOP’s ongoing campaign to rule with an iron fist over a majority of Americans, most of whom would rather tuck into a charcuterie board of brine-pickled assholes than ever vote Republican? Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas)...

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  • May 11, 2021

Apparently, most congressional committees are as boring as Texas during a devastating winter storm, because Ted Cruz doesn’t want to stick around for any of them. He just wants to be caught on camera pretending to care. If you want to draw Cruz like a fly to your picnic, you don’t need...

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  • May 11, 2021

#RacistAttacksProtesters #MarvinScottIII #JusticeForMarvin During a peaceful protest and demonstration at the intersection between the cities of Plano and Frisco in North Texas, a racist white man runs up screaming, cursing and swinging at Kamona Young, a black woman and others as we blocked traffic. We block traffic for Marvin Scott...

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  • May 10, 2021

Received this e-mail today from former presidential candidate, Rep. Beto O’Rourke’s (D. TX) organization, Powered by People: This is the most important moment to fight back against voter suppression in Texas. Yesterday, Beto and Powered by People volunteers joined lawmakers, advocates, business leaders, and concerned voters in Austin to rally...

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  • May 9, 2021
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