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Time and anti-tank weapons favor the Ukrainians even if air superiority remains complicated. An extended siege of Kyiv looks possible with the current stalemate, and long-range bombardment continues. Mercenaries are being recruited to support Russian forces. The disinformation campaign continues, including the relocation of some of the Mariupol population elsewhere,...

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  • March 21, 2022

We haven’t yet reached that point where the losses to the Russians are sustainable. Replacements may be on their way to the front. They likely will not see the same troops who have until now resisted any new advances. There have been some Ukrainian counter-attacks. The Russians now settle for longer range...

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  • March 17, 2022

Bombardment continues with over 900 missiles launched against Ukraine and the notable media appearance was the on-air protest by an editor on Russian State TV. She was arrested and seems to be held incommunicado from her lawyers. “(T)oo many civilian targets have been hit by Russian bombs for them all...

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  • March 15, 2022

All wars are battles among falcons, they are never fought between hawks and doves. A UN enforced no-fly-zone would have no doves. As James Clapper said on CNN: “The game’s on”. The reality is that wars like Ukraine-Russia are fought in blood even if they can be modeled as a series of...

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  • March 14, 2022

The Rotten Core of the Republican Party -Binyamin Appelbaum -NYT Representative Kevin McCarthy of California, the top House Republican, recently took to social media to warn that Democrats have hatched a dastardly plot. “Democrats,” he said, “want to track every penny you earn so they can then tax you and...

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  • October 25, 2021

Beetle-Juice Three Times. Thank Jeebus that cheesehead is not banned from primary and secondary schools in Wisconsin. Because nothing says “Freedom” and “Liberty” like being the language police. If you talk about “spirit murdering” and “action civics” they might even exist. Better to be “un-woke”, because you might develop an “unconscious-bias”. Darn...

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  • October 24, 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

Asking a rhetorical question; Is there an ongoing social experiment in this country that has continually pigeon-holed Black people and left the cage open for white men? If you ask a black man or woman—of mature age, we can point out the historical and verbal gymnastics that subtly brainwash our...

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  • September 17, 2021

Let me start by saying no one—for or against—is in favor of abortion. Subjecting a woman and her partner to outside scrutiny from what is the most anguished-filled decision of their lives, is no business of any of ours to decide for any woman. One of the few tenets left...

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  • August 20, 2021

What is the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the words, terrorism? 9/11? ISIS? The Taliban? While these examples are certainly just, they don’t always represent terrorism in its entirety. Dan Brown said, “History is always written by the winners”. Stereotypes and generalizations often cause the public...

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  • June 13, 2021
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Former President Trump ordered the Pentagon to release all of its information on “unidentified aerial phenomena” (UAP) within 18 days in his last coronavirus relief bill in December 2020. More inexplicable sightings of unidentified flying objects (UFOs) will be released for public scrutiny in June — including a UFO that broke...

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  • May 29, 2021

We have been told a myth for too long. And the GOP is insistent that it remains that way. In fact, they continue to create new ones to maintain supremacy. Why does the GOP fear the truth? Politics Done Right Live weekdays @ 3:00 PM Central Video Zoom: LINK —...

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  • May 24, 2021

Repost: Fordham Political Review. No one issue in politics today causes greater polarization than the issue of abortion.  I remember sitting down with my mother in high school, nerves fluttering in my stomach as I asked her, “What do you think about abortion?”  I was thinking about the fact that...

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  • May 22, 2021

If there are epitaphs for the US involvement in Afghanistan, it will resemble the problem of a modern military against a historically unconquerable country built on tribal differences. The winner will be Pakistan and the loser the people of Afghanistan. In a remarkable and previously unreported incident in early December, top...

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  • May 17, 2021

Senator Tim Scott was willing to allow the Republican Party to make him a sacrificial lamb. Tiffany Cross called out Scott like no other. Tiffany Cross makes minced meat out of Tim Scott’s silly statement. See full episodes here. Tiffany Cross was justifiably not kind to Tim Scott. Nor should...

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  • May 2, 2021

Jen Psaki did not hesitate as she defended UN Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield for claiming the truth about America’s beginning Jen Psaki schools NewsMax reporter See full episodes here. Psaki defended UN Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield, an African American woman. The NewsMax reporter asked if President Biden would fire her for claiming the...

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  • April 16, 2021

The sponsors of campus speakers like Ann Coulter and Milo Yiannopoulos, Young America’s Foundation took on Pete Buttigieg, thinking that they were delivering trenchant criticism. Instead, they’ve revived the critical history of urban planning and design, now articulated by the Trump-jungend. Anyone who’s encountered urban elevated highways has experienced the social divisions...

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  • April 11, 2021
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“We might (and I stress might) have already reached and passed a point where there is really no turning back for Thwaites, no matter what we as humans do to our climate,” Alastair Graham, the University of South Florida and co-author of the study. New data from under the ice stream...

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  • April 9, 2021

Received this e-mail today from U.S. Senator Bob Casey, Jr. (D. PA) in support of U.S. Senator Raphael Warnock’s (D. GA) re-election campaign: Sen. Bob Casey, Jr. (D. PA) Millions of people are paying overdue bills, buying medicine, paying their rent, and feeding their families right now thanks to the...

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  • March 29, 2021

North Korea is starting to test its relationship with the Biden administration. One of the few concessions that North Korea got from Trump aside from his foreign policy ignorance was the suspension of Republic of Korea/US joint military exercises. This is the first signal of contact prior to a review of US...

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  • March 16, 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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  • Avatar of @ReasonaBill
  • March 5, 2021

State level GOP parties are doing all kinds of stupidity, censuring its US senators, and following on the usual RW craziness, resorting to the pre-GQP tropes, as befits a state that elected Tommy “not Mr. Potato-Head” Tuberville. This is another extension of the old CT of global new-world order, something,...

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  • February 28, 2021

For a brief interval following the Jan. 6 insurrection-palooza, I thought the conscience of our nation—and, by extension, that of the Republican Party—might finally be shocked into dropping the grotesquely irresponsible “this election was stolen from Donald Trump” canard. I mean, people died as a direct result of this lie,...

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  • February 25, 2021

GOP AGs have been busy supporting the Trumpian delusion and sedition. The 1/6 Commission will have plenty of narrative content. Not unlike the mania for appointing Trump judges, the GQP AGs are a cabal that for some evangelicals, theocratically leads to a dominionist (fascist) state. Not unlike the QAnons who believe...

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  • February 19, 2021

The not-guilty verdict ending the impeachment trial of Donald J. Trump was as expected, but it revealed something even more sinister about the Republican party. After the Senate trial ended, Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, made a public display of the hypocrisy in the GOP. He prattled on about the former...

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  • February 15, 2021

Like most of the rest of you, I’m a tad miffed at Democrats’ capitulation to evil. In agreeing to forgo impeachment witnesses and simply read the latest evidence of Donald Trump’s ghastly treachery into the record, congressional Democrats decided to get this all over with lest Republicans delay the proceedings...

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  • February 14, 2021

Forty-four of the sitting fifty Republicans in the Senate put on their tinfoil hats, held up Q’s, ignored the Constitution, and voted against having a trial for the twice impeached former president. Senator Bill Cassidy (R-LA), who previously voted against having a Senate trial, was so unimpressed with Mr. Trump’s...

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  • February 10, 2021

Let real wages (of $15+/hour) grow faster than labor productivity for some years, undoing the wage repression of the last decades. We have been misled by neoliberal economics for now many decades, it’s time to turn many things around in what is becoming a second-rated US economy, recently crippled by the...

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  • February 9, 2021

While our attention was consumed by the latest Republican shiny object, Vice President Kamala Harris the originator of the pearls and Chucks meme, un-clutched her pearls, laced up her Chucks, and cast her first tie-breaking vote in the Senate. President Joe Biden and his second in command are demonstrating what...

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  • February 5, 2021

Living, working, and surviving as a black man in a national community that sees you as an inferior, from time to time the question is asked, ‘ do you think there will be a second civil war?’ In my lifetime, I remember the question being asked when my great-granny clutched...

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  • February 1, 2021

The best explanation of short selling (as it applies to GameStop) that I've read pic.twitter.com/o9ZL5HqsKf — John M. Cunningham (@jmcunning) January 28, 2021 1/2Short selling means borrowing shares and immediately selling them. When the price goes down, they buy them back for cents and return them to the lender. This...

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  • January 31, 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

“Pena que a cavalaria brasileira não tenha sido tão eficiente quanto a americana, que exterminou os índios” “It’s a shame that the Brazilian cavalry hasn’t been as efficient as the Americans, who exterminated the Indians.”  Jair Bolsanaro  via Correio Braziliense newspaper Brazil’s president, Jair Bolsanaro, may face charges for crimes against...

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  • January 25, 2021

Donald Trump is gone, but the gaslighting on his behalf continues. Rep. Steve Scalise is trying to plant this little brain parasite in our heads so we all think the Trump administration wasn’t the unending series of surprise late-night taint waxings we all perceived it to be: x Biden wants...

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  • January 21, 2021

Trump campaign staffers were behind the rally that led to the violent insurrection at the Capitol according to documents obtained by the AP. The campaign denied that they were involved and blamed it on low-level former employees described as “kids.”  Throwing the kids under the bus, what vile and despicable...

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  • Avatar of Pakalolo
  • January 20, 2021

According to documents obtained by the AP, Trump campaign staffers were behind the rally that led to the violent and deadly insurrection at the Capitol. The Trump campaign denied that they were involved and blamed it on low-level former employees who described them as “kids.”  Throwing the “kids” under the...

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  • Avatar of Pakalolo
  • January 20, 2021

The Washington Post is my go-to online news source — unless you count Daily Kos, of course, at which I loiter like a teenager contemplating his 11th Mountain Dew Baja Blast refill on a Saturday afternoon at Burger King. I prefer The Post because it appears to irritate Donald Trump even more than The New...

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  • January 16, 2021

Received this e-mail today from the Pennsylvania Democratic Party: State Senator Jim Brewster (D. PA) Yesterday, Harrisburg Republicans threw the voters' will to the wayside by refusing to seat the rightful winner of a legislative election. Once again, they're trying to set the precedent that elections only count if the GOP agrees with...

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  • January 6, 2021

The United Nations Human Rights Council has issued an expert opinion that Trump’s pardons of the Blackwater mercenaries who shot up Nisour Square in Baghdad was a violation of international law. “Pardoning the Blackwater contractors is an  affront to justice and to the victims of the Nisour Square massacre and...

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  • December 30, 2020

Yemen’s Houthi rebels in Yemen finally gave the United Nations access to a disintegrating oil tanker that threatens the northern Red Sea and Gulf of Aqaba's coral reefs and coastal communities. Safer, the tanker, had been abandoned with over 1.1 million barrels of crude oil (four times the amount of the...

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  • December 18, 2020

We will remember 2020 as the good old days as the climate continues to overheat due to our failure to rein in heat-trapping fossil fuel emissions. Heck, this year might even be the coolest we will experience for an unknowable number of Millenium. We have entered perilous times, and physics will...

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  • Avatar of Pakalolo
  • December 3, 2020

There’s something undeniably hilarious about those classic late night talk show segments in which kids are asked to relate the instructions (as they see them) for cooking a turkey. Usually they say things like “cook the turkey for 100 hours at 50 degrees” or “stuff the turkey with potatoes, yams, pumpkin...

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  • Avatar of Aldous Pennyfarthing
  • November 26, 2020

Nearly anyone would be better than the Dominionist nutlog, Mike Pompeo. Robert Wright (New Republic) and Connor Echols wrote an article last week grading Tony Blinken, the apparent choice by Joe Biden for Secretary of State. The combination with his former partner in a consultancy, Michelle Flournoy as Secretary of Defense,...

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  • Avatar of annieli
  • November 23, 2020

Trump’s hope continues to be that he can somehow negate legal votes and substitute electors in at least three states. Trump’s “investigators” seem to be the same ones who went to Hawai’i to discover it wasn’t PBO’s birthplace. Loser Trump has not taken any questions since he lost the election...

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  • Avatar of annieli
  • November 22, 2020

To be perfectly clear, there is only ONE party trying to throw out people’s votes. Democrats can play this game too—we could go to North Carolina and try to play games with people’s ballots—but we don’t. We never do. It’s undemocratic and frankly, un-American.  But when has that stopped the...

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  • November 21, 2020

Today’s Trump campaign press conference was called by Chris Krebs, late of DHS, the most dangerous piece of television in US history. Jenna Ellis was another lawyer willing to affirm total landscaping loyalty in all four seasons.​ x Trump's legal adviser Jenna Ellis in 2016 called him an 'idiot' and said...

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  • November 20, 2020

Don’t make funeral plans for you or your family because of Trump’s lies and incompetence. I appreciate the POC vote.  I appreciate the seniors who are flipping to Biden.   I appreciate Veterans and Act Blue.  I do not speak Spanish but I have a Puerto Rican friend and activist helping get...

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  • November 2, 2020

The song written by Sonny Bono and was a hit for Sonny Cher had a song called The Beat Goes on.  The song was released in 1967 but applies to every year it seems. I sat on my porch today thinking, “ This is one crazy year”.   I never say...

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  • October 26, 2020

My snark-astic reputation likely precedes me, but that doesn’t mean I don’t occasionally have real human feelings. Like when I’m eating nachos and the pace of my cheese* and chips consumption becomes badly staggered, leaving me with a sad, dry-ass pile of un-cheesed chips. That sends me into a very...

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  • Avatar of Aldous Pennyfarthing
  • October 21, 2020

Yes, Donald Trump is a breathtaking, dumpster fire of a President.  And I could spend paragraphs recounting all of the incompetent, unbalanced and embarrassing things that he does. He is a real and present danger to the country, and like one that we have not seen in memory. But ....

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  • October 18, 2020