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“Slammer Time” may be on the horizon. It won’t be about the DoJ looking backward or forward, but looking inward to do something historical to maintain democracy. Because a malign GOP is going to try it again. The blueprint was there for a while before it was committed to paper...

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  • October 26, 2021

… and, winter is coming. China, already in a significant energy crunch, has been experiencing energy shortages due to extreme weather, a surge in demand, and a fledgling effort to reduce CO2 emissions. It is a triple whammy for the country that produces the second-highest global greenhouse emissions in the...

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  • October 11, 2021

… and, winter is coming. For those just scrolling by while whistling past the graveyard, you might want to read this story and prepare yourself while you watch your wallet because the shit just might hit the fan and soon. Economic Impacts from climate change are here and only getting worse. There...

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  • October 11, 2021

West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin just cooked the planet. I don't mean that in a metaphorical sense. I mean that literally. Unless Manchin changes his negotiating position dramatically soon, he will be remembered as the man who, when the moment of decision came, chose to condemn virtually every living creature on Earth...

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  • October 3, 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

…suppressing your opposition with power; strong regimentation of society and economy, and dictatorial power- Fascism In the collegial setting, politics is taught as a science. It is meant to be an apolitical study based upon history or comparison, its global effects i.e. international implications, and accepted theory. Although modern fascism...

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  • September 3, 2021

Jeffrey Toobin returned to CNN as the network’s chief legal analyst on Thursday, eight months after he exposed himself during a Zoom call with colleagues at The New Yorker. Toobin was interviewed by anchor Alisyn Camerota on “CNN Newsroom” about that incident, and about recent legal news. “I feel like...

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  • June 11, 2021

When people who are supposed to be governing, half of the country is being abused.    I know some personal things happening from deep red republican judges also allowing things to happen that is not upholding the law.   I can’t even go into what is happening personally from even judges...

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  • May 29, 2021

I never thought a fascist takeover of the galaxy could ever be less entertaining than the one depicted in The Phantom Menace, but here we are. One major American political party remains tethered to reality, whereas the other is a barmy cult of personality that worships at the clay feet...

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  • May 28, 2021

Kevin McCarthy Just Tried To Blame Nancy Pelosi For Marjorie Taylor Greene’s Holocaust Remarks…. because he’s not feckless, but he’s still a blockhead. Marjorie is wrong, and her intentional decision to compare the horrors of the Holocaust with wearing masks is appalling. The Holocaust is the greatest atrocity committed in history....

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  • May 25, 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
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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

I took my first shot of the Pfizer vaccine two days after my birthday. I had my second shot 21 days later, and I am well past the two-week waiting period to be considered fully vaccinated. Now that I have reached that milestone, I am ready for the next public...

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  • May 14, 2021

So the winner of the Kentucky Derby is a “junky” now, according to our clammy, languorous yam-in-exile. (I won’t link to the “statement,” but trust me; the actual ex-president of the United States used his new “cutting-edge” internet platform to ascribe antiquated notions of moral failing to a fucking horse.) ...

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  • May 10, 2021

Because Hawley’s whines about Big Tech while promoting sales of his book on Amazon, the epitome of …. Big Tech. “Democrats are eyeing a comeback in Missouri, believing the Capitol riot hurt Republicans in the state, not least because of Josh Hawley’s prominent role.” “Don’t try to censor, cancel, and silence...

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  • May 10, 2021
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Not surprised by this: Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is a rising star in the Republican Party. But many of his former staffers told Politico they felt used and abused by the MAGA politician. A group of former DeSantis staffers have formed a “support group” to regularly discuss their adverse experiences...

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  • May 7, 2021

Because of new post-Brexit rules, a marine boundary dispute required the UK to dispatch two naval vessels to deal with a blockade of French fishing boats off the main port of the island of Jersey. Not exactly the Falklands crisis of 1770, or the Anglo-Vichy war of 1940-42, but there...

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  • May 6, 2021

I used to occasionally argue with MAGAs before I realized I’d have better luck trying to convince Wile E. Coyote not to jump off the cliff in his Acme Batman Suit. He always jumps, and it always ends in disaster. I’ve never understood how you can spend more than a minute...

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  • May 2, 2021

Politico constructed an oral history of the bin Laden raid and it’s worth the read to get a sense as one can from on oral history, of the authenticity of the event, as well as some interesting details, the rosary held by Biden, and especially the trashing of previous guy...

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  • May 1, 2021

In a Wall Street Journal op-ed, Ted Cruz admits he’s a corporate shill but like Matt Gaetz’s procurer, Joel Greenberg, prior crimes don’t count if you can get a pardon, even from the press. But hey Ted, confession is good for the soul because you don’t have to rely on the...

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  • April 30, 2021

Not very much has changed with the disinformation being generated by the usual external players. Russia Studied How to Get Americans to Make Mistakes…(how Americans take the Russia disinformation bait) – The Atlantic https://t.co/n5TIn3mf77 — Jennifer Griffin (@JenGriffinFNC) March 20, 2021 For decades now, Russian security services have studied a concept...

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  • April 23, 2021

One of the more despicable senators in the US Senate now acknowledges that climate change is real after four years of kissing Trump’s ass as the know-nothing did all he could do to derail the fight against climate change and kill life on the planet. Better late than never, but words...

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  • April 19, 2021

I thought it was brilliant how panelist @LZGranderson used his last 38-seconds to tell a white supremacist truth we continue to dance around. Panelist gets real by changing the subject x x YouTube Video See full episodes here. Our mainstream media infrastructure does not cater to critical thinking. In fact,...

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  • April 18, 2021

All US troops will be withdrawn from Afghanistan by 9/11/2021, ignoring the 1 May deadline set by previous guy. 2,500 troops remain. *“Wars with Native tribes from 1788-1890 count as the actual longest U.S. war, the nation’s very own Hundred Years War. ” x “I’m now the fourth United States...

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  • April 14, 2021

“As in the Times Op-Ed from which the book originated, the title refers to the results of studies conducted in Germany from the mid-nineteen-eighties onward, which reported, among other intriguing findings, that eighty per cent of East German women always experienced orgasm during sex, compared to sixty-three per cent of...

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  • April 8, 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
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Like Martin Luther objecting to Pope Leo X selling indulgences to raise money for a variety of excesses, the environmental costs of carbon markets far exceed the benefits. Austerity would have denied us Renaissance art which is less at risk in an age of non-fungible tokens. Today the consequences for the planet...

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  • March 28, 2021

As you listen to this, remember that Southern slave owners used the Bible to defend slavery for generations.  Also, NASCAR races are often held on Sundays. And Cracker Barrels are packed stem to stern on the Lord’s holy day. And the Creation Museum? Yup, open on Sundays.  But Black people voting?...

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  • March 24, 2021

On Tuesday, Illinois Sen. Tammy Duckworth backed down from a threat to delay approving Joe Biden’s Cabinet nominees because of a lack of high-level Asian American representation among the president’s brain trust. She made the announcement after receiving assurances from the Biden administration that it would strive for greater AAPI representation...

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  • March 24, 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

WH Press Secretary Jen Psaki had a very tactful dis of Trump when asked if the Biden administration would ask him to convince MAGA folk to get the COVID vaccine. Did Jen Psaki diss Trump? Yep! See full episodes here. Jen Psaki is really good at what she does. A new narrative...

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  • March 15, 2021

Insurrection part Deux may be coming, but it’s a distraction from an emerging Raw Story report about Russian mobsters and Trump that includes money laundering in Kazakhstan. This doesn’t even touch the tax fraud prosecution. Thank jeebus CPAC is over and that concentrated hate and stupidity is over for another year. Even...

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  • March 1, 2021

Are we not distracted enough by bombing targets in Syria to know that the White House will do better than the “best path forward”. Pelosi indicates bill expected to pass House Friday will include wage hike. Then that means the Senate will strip it out next week. And assuming Senate...

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  • February 26, 2021

Eric Trump appeared on Fox & Friends this morning with Steve Doocy, Ainsley Earhardt, and Brian Kilmeade. It wasn’t exactly the Algonquin Roundtable. During the conversation, they passed the lone brain cell they share together to whoever wanted to speak next—like it was the tribal conch in Lord of the...

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  • February 22, 2021

Beto O’Rourke (D. TX) had some harsh words yesterday: x “We are nearing a failed state in Texas. And it has nothing to do with God, or natural disasters. It has everything to do with the leadership and those in the positions of public trust who have failed us,” says...

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  • February 17, 2021

Playing catch up here with my e-mails since it was a very busy week for me. Received this e-mail this week from former Presidential candidate, Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D. TX), on behalf of his organization, Powered By People: As President Joe Biden said at his inauguration, “democracy has prevailed.” Last...

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  • February 15, 2021

Yesterday we got a full accounting of the cowardice of the Republican Party. If even half of these craven cockwaffles had been around in 1941, we’d all be eating sushi and playing Nintendo. Or, um, doing more of that, anyway. Also karaoke. Marginally more karaoke. But we’d be paying for it...

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  • February 14, 2021

Insurrection, per dictionary: “an act or instance of rising in revolt, rebellion, or resistance against civil authority or an established government.” Trump's lawyer says he's innocent because 'clearly there was no insurrection' x Here are the four questions Raskin left off with last night. Trump's team answered none of them....

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  • February 12, 2021

Wow: Michigan Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey (R) was caught on tape making cracks about physical violence against Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D), who last year was the target of a kidnapping plot by right-wing militia extremists. He was also recorded spreading lies about the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S....

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  • February 10, 2021

Trump aide who slipped an abortion pill into a girlfriend’s smoothie claims Trump is happier. The reality is that there may be a Trump sockpuppet account in Parler anyway, but fortunately no one has yet noticed. x https://t.co/tFzNoKODki— Don Moynihan (@donmoyn) February 8, 2021 x A Former Aide Would Like...

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  • February 8, 2021

Received this e-mail today from the Pennsylvania Democratic Party: Pennsylvania Supreme Court candidate, Superior Court Justice Maria McLaughlin (D. PA) Pennsylvania's Vote By Mail request form is now available for the 2021 elections! With key local offices on the ballot, Democrats need to vote with the same great fervor as...

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  • February 3, 2021

Even in exile* Donald Trump can’t stop fucking up and embarrassing the shit out of us. Whoever’s on deck this week to defend Trump in his impeachment trial (it’s either Barry Zuckerkorn or Lionel Hutz; I forget which) is so sharp, they can’t quite spell the name of the country Trump was...

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  • February 2, 2021

That is the title of this superb Washington Post column, which to put it mildly, is absolutely on fire, superbly written, with prose  at which you cannot help but go”Wow!” I will not go through the entire column, because you really should read it.  Trust me. It begins simply enough,...

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  • January 30, 2021

Received two e-mails from U.S. Senator Jon Ossoff (D. GA). The first one is support of his colleague, Rev. Raphael Warnock’s (D. GA) re-election campaign: U.S. Senators Raphael Warnock (D. GA) & Jon Ossoff (D. GA) Rev. Warnock and I didn't win just because of the work we did during...

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  • January 30, 2021

​ Kitchen Table Kibitzing is a community series for those who wish to share a virtual kitchen table with other readers of Daily Kos who aren’t throwing pies at one another. Drop by to talk about music, your weather, your garden, or what you cooked for supper…. Newcomers may notice...

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  • January 30, 2021

The use of the two-word phrase cancel-culture has become an evasion tactic analogous to the words race-card. Both of these media memes have become an alibi for incitement to violent hatred and racial bigotry. The lack of basic knowledge the rioters have about the Constitution— they were willing to desecrate...

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  • January 27, 2021

Received this e-mail today from former Rep. Joe Kennedy III (D. MA): We’re ready. We’ve put so much time, energy, and thought into this project over the past several months, and I could not be more excited to finally share it with all of you! Here’s how it started. As...

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  • January 27, 2021

Here’s the latest news out of Virginia: Former governor Terry McAuliffe has released his plan for reforming the state’s criminal justice system, focusing on parole, marijuana legalization and the restoration of voting rights. The Plan of Action for a Fairer Commonwealth prioritizes rehabilitation and second chances, fighting to achieve justice in...

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  • January 25, 2021

Megyn Kelly tells BBC Newsnight that Trump mobs attacked the Capitol because they didn’t trust the media. There’s journalism and then there’s what passed for evening programming on Fox News. Megyn Kelly bashes Joe Biden’s call For unity—”We’re not gonna unite” https://twitter.com/shannonrwatts/status/1353169337373192192?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw In a recent interview with BBC‘s Newsnight, Kelly, who was...

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  • January 24, 2021

More will be revealed now that Trump is out of power and Congress is moving quickly to the second impeachment as the trial begins 8 February. Lawfare ahead, getting medieval again. They won't! Nor will the Kremlin (same thing.) Unless he and his sycophants are prosecuted they will continue to...

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  • January 23, 2021
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