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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

“Today's sentencing of human rights lawyer Steven Donziger should be front-page news ringing alarm bells anywhere people are concerned about democracy, abuses of corporate power, and the rule of law. The real crime here is the death and disease resulting from Chevron's poisoning of the drinking water of thousands of Indigenous...

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  • October 6, 2021

I don’t know about you, but I used to feel pretty on edge whenever Donald Trump left the country. As bad as it was having him here, seeing him take overseas trips felt a bit like that scene in The Silence of the Lambs where Lecter escapes from his cage...

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  • June 16, 2021

Florida bans its schools from teaching critical race theory On Thursday, Florida’s State Board of Education unanimously voted in favor of an amendment banning the teaching of critical race theory in schools throughout the state. The theory, according to PolitiFact, is a collection of ideas about systemic bias and privilege...

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  • June 12, 2021

There is no doubt that the year 2020 has been tumultuous, to say the least. With a global pandemic, nationwide protests against police brutality, and a presidential election to top it all off, the year will definitely go down in history. But the history making did not end with 2020....

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  • June 11, 2021

On Jan. 6, Donald Trump took advantage of a phalanx of weak-minded sheep to do his bidding, sending them into the fray at the Capitol while he cooled his bone-spurred heels in the safety of his KFC-redolent villain’s lair. That’s not my assessment. Except for the KFC part, that’s basically...

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  • May 18, 2021

Now that we’ve entered the “none of that really happened” phase of Donald Trump’s Bumblefuck Putsch, I guess indelible images like—oh, I don’t know—a fucking insurrectionist waving his Traitor Pride flag in the halls of the U.S. Capitol can scurry on down the memory hole, with all the other outrages from...

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  • May 15, 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

http://www.cnn.com/… The Food and Drug Administration is giving emergency approval to the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid Vaccine for use in juveniles from 12 to 15 years old.  Several of the vaccine manufacturers are conducting limited trials for younger groups. Vaccinations of young people will not only increase the percentage of the population...

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  • May 11, 2021

Imagine what a Trump Funeral would look like. After all, Trump turned America into a funeral home with 400,000+ deaths. Except for a birthday call early in his tenure, President Donald Trump's only interaction with the past presidents was at the funeral for one of them, George H.W. Bush. By the end...

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  • May 9, 2021

Not prosecuting Trump for what seems to be incontrovertible evidence of his Stormy Daniels payoff seems to be small potatoes only if the big enchiladas are left on the plate. Yet the GQP thinks that they still need him, likely because there are no alternatives, what with Ted Cruz having dinner with...

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  • May 7, 2021

News reports are circulating that the FDA will likely approved Pfizer/BioNTech Covid vaccine for adolescents between 12 to 15 years old either late this week or early next week. http://www.nytimes.com/… The news is highly anticipated: Eager parents have been counting down the weeks since Pfizer announced results from its trial...

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  • May 4, 2021

Dr. Anthony Fauci is on a roll. First, he went after this clown: x “You can get infected, and will get infected, if you put yourself at risk.” -Dr. Anthony Fauci responding to podcast host Joe Rogan’s suggestion that young people not get the COVID-19 vaccine pic.twitter.com/6E02GI31VV— TODAY (@TODAYshow) April...

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  • April 28, 2021

Feebs are closing in. Rudy’s electronic devices have now been seized in a NYC raid on his Manhattan apartment (and a Park Avenue office location). Darn that Deep State down by the Four Seasons Lawn Center. The buried lede is that the warrant was blocked under the former guy, but Merrick Garland unblocked...

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  • April 28, 2021

Much like with the election of Barack Obama, after the Derek Chauvin conviction, America was quick to congratulate itself. The fallacy of a post-racial America turned out to be as foolish as the idea of a post-racial justice system. I can still see the self-congratulatory smiles from my white colleagues...

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  • April 26, 2021

CBS News/YouGov conducted a poll this weekend, and there is some disturbing news: CBS News poll: Widespread agreement with Chauvin verdict Three in four Americans think the jury reached the right verdict in which former police officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty of murder in the death of George Floyd,...

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  • April 26, 2021

Republicans desperately want you to forget the events of Jan. 6 and their aftermath. Unfortunately, the guy who caused the riot (at least according to Mitch McConnell) is still the face of their party, and so they have to do an awkward little dance where they pretend he’s actually not a...

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  • April 25, 2021

Friendly reminder, there’s a big Governor’s race in Virginia this year: Virginia Republican state Sen. Amanda Chase is no stranger to making provocative statements, and comments she made this week related to the Derek Chauvin murder trial have once again stirred up controversy. After a jury found Chauvin guilty of killing...

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  • April 22, 2021

The usual Cruz hypocrisy, the pot calling the kettle violent. Because the final term of Ted Cruz will feature more nonsense serving corporate energy interests among other contradictions. He’s flailing about today with the latest nominees for DoJ, among other fake outrage. It’s an old tactic, because Cruz loves stirring...

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  • April 22, 2021

If Tucker Carlson brags about beating up a gay man and/or liked junk food in high school, shouldn’t he clear that up among other strange tropes like the George Floyd verdict attacking Western Civilization. Here are all the mentions of Carlson in his senior year. Anyone know what the Dan...

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  • April 21, 2021

While they were reading the verdict of Derek Chauvin, 16 year old Ma’Khia Bryant was being shot 4 times by Columbus, Ohio police. She died at the scene. The police had been called because an adult woman tried to fight Bryant.  (Updated) Warning: graphic videos: The Columbus Dispatch reported that police officers were sent...

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  • April 21, 2021
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Irony died years ago, but former White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany has decided to exhume its corpse and drag it through town behind a team of bath salts-besotted Clydesdales. Speaking on—I don’t know, some fucking Bizarro World Fox show—McEnany said she thought the country is a tinderbox now, and...

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  • April 20, 2021

“Today, a jury did the right thing. But true justice requires much more.“ x Opinion | Caught on camera Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin is found guilty of all three counts of murder and manslaughter in the death of George Floyd.https://t.co/Wi66rRx6iO pic.twitter.com/alUPrS7W4u— Ann Telnaes (@AnnTelnaes) April 20, 2021 The...

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  • April 20, 2021

White House Reporters made a mockery out of the press conference today. They acted as if President Biden needed to scold Maxine Waters and himself for Chauvin’s trial comments. Shame on White House Reporters Politics Done Right Live weekdays @ 3:00 PM Central Video Zoom: LINK — Live Calls: (346)248-7799...

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  • April 20, 2021

America faces many problems. Why would Kristen Welker & WH reporters ask Jen Psaki silly Fox News-like questions about Biden and Maxine Waters’s statement on Chauvin’s trial? Jen Psaki had to swat the same silly question over & over See full episodes here. The press conference was a disgrace. The...

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  • April 20, 2021

Fifteen years ago, black suspect, Neal Mack gasped for breath, using the all too familiar words “I can’t breathe.”  Mr. Mack was handcuffed and having his life drained from his body by a chokehold applied by officer Greg Kwiatkowski before being pulled away. Mr. Mack’s life was saved by black...

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  • April 19, 2021
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Vaccinations for Covid-19  in the US reached 202.3 million yesterday, according to the CDC. Since 20 million vaccinations occurred under Trump, Joe Biden’s goal of 200 million vaccinations in his first 100 days should be reached about April 21 or nine days early. As of yesterday, 38.5% of the total US...

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  • April 16, 2021

Received this e-mail yesterday from former Presidential candidate, Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D. TX), on behalf of his organization, Powered by People: Having these conversations now (and not in the weeks just before an election) shows our commitment to work with each other even when there’s not an election on the...

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  • April 15, 2021

White America has been made aware there is a conversation black parents have been compelled to have with their children, literally, for centuries. The conversation, as it were, was thought to be a necessary evil to keep our children alive. Survival was always thought to be based on complying and...

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  • April 14, 2021
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The driver Daunte Wright was pulled over for a traffic violation by Brooklyn Center, MN police, and in the process of being arrested for an outstanding warrant. He was shot while returning to his car, got in and drove for a short distance, crashing and dying. Protests have begun ten miles...

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  • April 12, 2021

As much as I would like to take credit for the fitting title of this piece, I cannot. I heard it for the first time yesterday afternoon (April 8th) on the Randi Rhodes radio broadcast. A caller from Philadelphia used the two-word descriptor, and I found it apropos to the...

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  • April 9, 2021

I check off a day every morning on my calendar because I am counting down to the day of my second Covid-19 vaccination. I, like a lot of other Americans, especially black Americans, have expressed skepticism over the speed, effectiveness, and side effects of the vaccines. I wrote about a...

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  • March 31, 2021

An ABC News poll and an AP-NORC poll both give Joe Biden above 70% approval for his handling of the pandemic. apnews.com/… Americans have responded favorably to the president’s approach, with 73% approving of his handling of the pandemic. That includes about half of Republicans, a rarity given how divided...

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  • March 31, 2021

​The future of a delusion: barrel-time coming soon for previous guy, among others, as there will be more revelations about Florida sex-trafficking and the GOP. ”You and me ain’t nothing but animals…” Discovery in the Zervos case could unearth the Apprentice tapes held by Mark Burnett that Trump tried desperately to...

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  • March 31, 2021

It is a cruel irony that before the start of the trial of former officer Derek Chauvin the state of Minnesota is one of many placing the knee of racism on the neck of black American voters. It is also not lost on me that Colin Kaepernick was denied his...

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  • March 29, 2021

I am watching the murder trial and I am flabbergasted as what I am witnessing as a former police dispatcher.   Witness #1 KNEW there was something terribly wrong when she observed the suspect being pulled from the squad car after being apprehended.   This is just something you know.  It is...

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  • March 29, 2021

Assuming Jason Miller is a real person and not a failed Soviet-era experiment to cross the human genome with the formula for Axe Body Spray, he appears to be in some trouble. According to The Guardian, the former former-guy spox, who impregnated another Trump campaign adviser while engaging in an...

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  • March 25, 2021

The US has vaccinated 70.3% of residents over the age of 65 with at least one dose of Covid-19 vaccine as of yesterday. The Center for Disease Control also has reports that show 33% of American adults and 25.7% of all Americans have been vaccinated with at least one shot. Vaccines already...

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  • March 24, 2021

The week has started badly and tragically. Even the Suez Canal got blocked. but we should at least think about Spring Cleaning, even if we never get it completed. It’s enough to make you nuke a space hurricane, eat a pie under the covers, or buy a QAnon Sudoku decoder...

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  • March 24, 2021

The US has given at least one Covid vaccine dose to 24.9% of its residents as of yesterday, according to the Center for Disease control. Some 32% of adult Americans have received a jab and 69.2% of Americans over 65 years of age have gotten at least one shot. With Pfizer/BioNTech...

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  • March 22, 2021

I could spend a lot of time making statistical comparisons about the influx of immigrants at the border starting with the George W. Bush administration through the Trump administration. If that were the real issue, Joe Biden’s current border dilemma numbers would compare favorably. Now that human decency has become solely...

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  • March 22, 2021

Trump wants his fast food and his social media fix in his own private Bizarro-World. The Facebook Oversight Board could reinstate Trump’s privileges on the platform as early as May after conducting an independent review. Trump submitted an appeal directly to Facebook’s Oversight Board, which will rule whether he’s allowed back...

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  • March 22, 2021

Trump wants his fast food and his social media fix in his own private Bizarro-World. The Facebook Oversight Board could reinstate Trump’s privileges on the platform as early as May after conducting an independent review. Trump submitted an appeal directly to Facebook's Oversight Board, which will rule on whether he's allowed...

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  • March 22, 2021

More like stupid being bigger than evil, a few trial balloons for Sarah Palin have emerged as Trump makes official his promise to campaign against Lisa Murkowski in 2022. Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin threatened to run a primary challenge against GOP Sen. Lisa Murkowski. Ugh. pic.twitter.com/FXmEToYOdm — PatriotTakes 🇺🇸 (@patriottakes) March...

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  • March 14, 2021

US vaccinations for Covid-19 have exceeded 101 million since December 14, according to numbers released for yesterday by the Center for Disease Control. This leaves the country less than 19 million vaccine jabs short of the goal set by Joe Biden for his first 100 days. About 19.9 million were vaccinated before...

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  • March 12, 2021

Perhaps as a coda to the Trump era, the repression of journalists in a democracy got at least one setback. An Iowa jury acquitted a journalist on Wednesday in a highly unusual trial of a reporter who was arrested last spring as she covered a protest against racism and police...

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  • March 10, 2021

Big news today out of Missouri: Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO): "After 14 general election victories, three to county office, 7 to the US House of Representatives, and four statewide elections, I won't be a candidate for reelection to the United States Senate next year."https://t.co/6HOm3KamIL — Dylan Wells (@dylanewells) March 8,...

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  • March 8, 2021

Plenty of dimwittedness to share as Trump demands via a cease and desist order that the GOP not use his likeness or name unless they pay for it. Also, Trump threatens to negative campaign against Lisa Murkowski in yet another empty threat. And finally Trump returns to NYC, the reasons for...

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  • March 7, 2021

Vaccinations for Covid-19 have levelled up to more than 2 million a day likely helped by shipments of the newly approved Johnson and Johnson vaccine this week. Altogether, 55.5 million Americans have received at least one dose, 16.7% of the total population and 21.7% of those old enough to be...

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  • March 6, 2021

I know she has better things to do, but I wish Nancy Pelosi would show up at (alleged) insurrectionist Richard Barnett’s trial, prop her feet up on the chair in front of her, and giggle madly every time that silly sod complains about how unfair the world is. To recap:...

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  • March 4, 2021
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