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Right-wing provocateur and author Ann Coulter, in 2017, told the world, “In 20 years, Russia will be the only country that is recognizably European.” Coulter was not trying to be vague or cute; she pointedly said that white culture, however you define it, is worth accepting authoritarianism, murder, and fascism,...

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  • March 14, 2022

As she walked through Ronald Reagan airport, Senator Krysten Sinema of Arizona confronted climate activists and others over her ongoing obstruction of the 3.5 trillion dollars build-back better plan. The former Green Party activist who campaigned for Ralph Nader in 2000 (which helped Goerge W Bush win the presidential election...

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  • October 5, 2021

As she walked through Ronald Reagan airport, Senator Krysten Sinema of Arizona was confronted by climate activists over her ongoing obstruction of the 3.5 trillion dollars build-back better plan. The 3.5 plan is where the majority of climate provisions can be found. It is strongly opposed by the fossil fuel interests that...

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  • October 5, 2021

If you were old enough and curious enough, most of us can remember where we were when tragedy struck. Historically sad events have a way of freezing that point in time like it is suspended in dry ice; only thawed by the heat of another heartbreak. Again, if you are...

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  • September 13, 2021

Only Republicans would encourage running over demonstrators by indemnifying and pitting RWNJs and their vehicles against peaceful crowds. Because who knew that the “unintentional” weaponizing of personal vehicles was possible when pretending you’re driving a Tesla into a crowd of demonstrators.  “Five states besides Florida introduced similar bills this year, granting some...

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  • April 25, 2021

Carnage could be a permanent condition, but Trump made it a brand. Between April 10, 2020 and January 3, 2021, Donald Trump either tweeted (or retweeted) the term “China Virus” 44 times. Like Trump’s claim of a “bad” flu for COVID, the coincidence was many times worse amid a population experiencing...

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  • March 21, 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

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

These past Dispatches were obviously a Trump-era commentary.  Maybe I need to to come up with a new name. But since the Biden presidency is only weeks old, I thought I would continue this for a bit.  So, in the spirit of a new beautiful day, below are some interesting rea...

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  • February 1, 2021

Yep, he’s running scared: Republican strategists aligned with Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp (R) on Monday launched an outside group aimed at hitting Democrat Stacey Abrams over her possible 2022 gubernatorial run. The independent group, dubbed “Stop Stacey,” says it will work to uncover what it called the former gubernatorial candidate's “shady voter groups that...

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  • February 1, 2021

This is CYA in my opinion but does not explain her close ties to the 3 percenters.  AJC ( Atlanta Journal) had a story up on her ties with  the 3 percenters and other Militia groups which are supposed to be illegal in Ga.   She asked  a guy named Doles...

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  • January 28, 2021

That constitutional scholar Tommy Tuberville claims he wasn’t at a meeting with Trump the night before. Evidence piles up as the impeachment trial begins. “Lawmakers ‘perturbed’ when House Sergeant-at-Arms told them at least none of them died in Capitol attack.” x As GOP defends Trump's impeachment on 'political speech' grounds,...

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  • January 27, 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

Mitch McConnell did not hold back as he threw Donald Trump under the bus for the unpatriotic seditious insurrection on the Capitol of the United States. Mitch McConnell comes clean? x x YouTube Video See full episodes here. “The mob was fed lies,” McConnell said. “They were provoked by the President...

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  • January 19, 2021

A piece in The Bulwark gives us another political neologism, as if we had enough to deal with in designated “more conservative”, “more moderate”, “less liberal”, and even anti-progressive Democrats. At their margins they may be responsible for the Democratic losses in Congress even as Trump has been defeated. “Can’t we all just get...

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  • December 22, 2020

Received this e-mail today from former presidential candidate, Rep. Beto O’Rourke’s  (D. TX)  organization, Powered By People, in support of Jon Ossoff (D. GA) & Rev. Raphael Warnock’s (D. GA) U.S. Senate campaigns: Rev. Raphael Warnock (D. GA) & Jon Ossoff (D. GA) Yesterday, members of the Electoral College officially...

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  • December 15, 2020

The Jewish Action group Twitter account, shared an image of  Senator Kelly Loeffler with a former leader of the KKK. Chester Doles, a fourth-generation Klansman, now leads the National Alliance and Hammerskins. He introduced the nation to the American Patriots USA in 2019. International Business Times writes: Kelly Loeffler claims she had...

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  • December 14, 2020

All votes have been certified and Biden has still won. “…is this the moment when the G.O.P. abandons its belief in democracy” x My timeline: Dec 11, 12, or 13 — SCOTUS tosses Texas suit Dec 14 — EC votes for Biden 306-232 Jan 6 — Congress counts EC votes; objections...

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  • December 11, 2020

Received this e-mail today from President-Elect Joe Biden in support of Jon Ossoff (D. GA) & Raphael Warnock’s (D. GA) U.S. Senate campaigns: Rev. Raphael Warnock (D. GA) & Jon Ossoff (D. GA) Last month this grassroots team made history — not just by winning the presidency, but by flipping...

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  • December 10, 2020

Old John Brown’s body lies moldering in the grave, While weep the sons of bondage whom he ventured all to save; But tho he lost his life while struggling for the slave, His soul is marching on. Abolitionist John Brown was executed by the state of Virginia on December 2, 1859. pic.twitter.com/AOAIpDQKPG — Haymarket Books (@haymarketbooks) December 2,...

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  • December 2, 2020

Trump celebrated a month and 26 days of asshat amateurism left by having a one minute briefing and taking no questions at the White House, but claiming credit for the stock market record even as he had predicted a crash with a Biden victory. x The First Lady (right) at the...

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  • November 24, 2020

In 2019 John Kerry was awarded and accepted the Arctic Circle Prize in a speech to an assembly of climate scientists and other Arctic stakeholders in Reykjavik, Iceland. In his dramatic speech, Kerry, who has been nominated by President-Elect Joe Biden, to be the first ‘Climate Tsar’ in a cabinet-level position,  declared a world...

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  • November 24, 2020

Lindsey Graham was summarily condemned for his attempt to corrupt the Georgia vote count by disenfranchising Democratic voters. Lindsey Graham proves he is anti-democratic x x YouTube Video See full episodes here. Jim Messina, a former Obama official, appeared on MSNBC to talk about several issues. Even though he was...

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  • November 18, 2020

Ivanka and her brother retweeted an edited video of a violent right-wing perpetrator left over from yesterday’s Unite the Right 2.0 MAGA demo. An unedited version of the video shows the real depth of carnage. Apparently they’re trying to corner the less-attentive part of the right-wing media audience, perhaps in the hope...

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  • November 16, 2020

Received this e-mail from my Governor, Gavin Newsom (D. CA) in support of Jon Ossoff (D. GA) & Raphael Warnock’s (D. GA) U.S. Senate campaigns: Raphael Warnock (D. GA) & Jon Ossoff (D. GA) It’s official: Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are the next President and Vice President of the...

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  • November 10, 2020

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 that...

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  • November 7, 2020

The hope for a post-Trump era will bring with it already growing challenges to democracy. Along with $3 for a glass of water. x Pres. Obama campaigning for @JoeBiden: “If he had been focused on COVID from the beginning, cases wouldn’t be reaching new record highs across the country this...

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  • October 27, 2020

From The Daily Beast: x An internal poll from Ossoff’s camp, conducted by Garin Hart Yang Research Group on Oct. 11-14 and shared with The Daily Beast, found that in a head-to-head race, Ossoff met the 50 percent threshold to avoid a runoff, with Perdue at 45 percent https://t.co/mrp54kSeAh— The...

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  • October 21, 2020

Even at 36 people stricken with COVID so far from contact at the White House, all kinds of people are missing, perhaps quarantined, with a few hospitalized. Perhaps there will be improved contact tracing, despite the attempts to conceal their base incompetence and slavish loyalty to Trump.  x Getty's last...

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  • October 9, 2020
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Since today is a heavy Lindsey Graham (R. SC) news day on Daily Kos, I figured it was important to highlight this from The Huffington Post: Democrat Matt Lieberman hosted a fundraiser for Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) in 2013, a tough look as he tries to win over Democratic voters...

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  • October 4, 2020

Antifa is a candy and a breath mint. I know because you’re soaking in a floor wax and a dessert topping. x Slave masters weren’t just an idea but apparently it’s one you’re in LOVE with. pic.twitter.com/uwyGQJzOR0— Karyn Bradford Coleman (@KweenKayBee) September 30, 2020 Trump’s shout out to the Proud...

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  • September 30, 2020

I find this as a big story.  All former living Presidents and this not limited to their staffs and former cabinet members who are standing ready to vote against Trump.  I used this pic as it was the only one I could find that included all four but I am...

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  • September 27, 2020

I find this as a big story.  All former living Presidents and this not limited to their staffs and former cabinet members who are standing ready to vote against Trump.  I used this pic as it was the only one I could find that included all four but I am...

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  • September 27, 2020

An excellent speech pairing small details like “muzzle” with “mask”, carrying throughout the imagery of light and dark, and tight in length. It was well crafted and well-delivered. The peroration built on a poem and was a perfect match in tone and cadence to Biden’s regular speeches, complete with reproducible soundbites...

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  • August 21, 2020

Received this e-mail just now from the Pennsylvania Democratic Party: Wow! What a week. We heard inspiring, sometimes heartbreaking, stories from Americans of every background, color, age, creed, and identity. We made history and shattered glass ceilings when we nominated Kamala Harris as the first Black woman on a presidential ticket. We officially named Joseph R....

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  • August 21, 2020

I was in Atlanta, Georgia, three years ago for Netroots Nation.  (Totally bummed we had to cancel in Denver this year.)  It was during this time that a young activist was brutally murdered at the white supremacist “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia to protest the removal of a...

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  • August 13, 2020

Wow: x I joined @JackPosobiec on @OANN to discuss why I had to call out the BLM political organization — and why the woke mob is trying to cancel me. WATCH the full interview here. #gapol #gasen pic.twitter.com/yU5QU1kNiW— Kelly Loeffler (@KLoeffler) July 31, 2020 U.S. Sen. Kelly Loeffler granted an...

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  • August 3, 2020

It’s especially hard to organize folks these days. You can’t call a meeting.   It’s tough to talk and listen with masks on. Yet suburban folks west of Portland Oregon are organizing against a  developer’s plans to build a Chevron gas station/mini-mart adjacent to wetlands, big trees, and a Park Greenway....

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  • August 2, 2020

Received this e-mail today from former Ambassador to the Unite Nations, Susan Rice, in support of former Vice President Joe Biden’s presidential campaign: I’m fed up with Donald Trump turning our government into a reality TV show, and weakening our democratic institutions at every turn. If you are too, will you...

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  • July 27, 2020

U.S. Senate candidate, Amy McGrath (D. KY), is working to unite her party after her close primary win against progressive challenger, Charles Booker (D. NJ). McGrath stopped in Louisville to address police brutality and seeking justice for Breonna Taylor after being killed by three police officers: “I think the investigation...

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  • July 13, 2020
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The New York Times has a great piece out about how Democrats are eager to not only help Joe Biden take out Trump but also want him to expand the electoral map. The goal is to get to 270 electoral votes and here are the current states Biden’s campaign is...

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  • July 12, 2020

Some big news today: Joe Biden’s presidential campaign on Wednesday rolled out the policy recommendations reached by its joint task forces with supporters of Sen. Bernie Sanders ahead of the Democratic National Convention, which is slated for next month. The 110-page document has been submitted to the Democratic National Committee’s...

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  • July 8, 2020

Trump wants Confederate spectacles, why else try to attack NASCAR because of its flag ban. The ultimate Confederate spectacle is the resilience of the lost cause narrative perhaps reinforced by the Jim Crow erection of monuments. It was amusing that the press tried to goad the WH Press Secretary into an admission...

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  • July 7, 2020

Made to order for whenever the national guard(s) and whatever federal riot squads are ready in DC to trash BLM demonstrators. Heck, the RWNJs could recruit anti-freemasonists to take this sculpture down, once the NPS puts it back up. Even the RCP has led a street demo against this sculpture....

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  • June 28, 2020

Like a teen-aged pin-boy, Trump wants demonstrators and their heads cracked, much like his #BunkerBoy need for that St John’s church photo-op. Because the only Confederate outdoor statue on federal property needs to be a target for DC demonstrators so troops can be called out. Rinse, Repeat. Darn that Grand Army of...

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  • June 25, 2020

There was unrest in Madison Wisconsin and while we’ve gotten used to the idiocy often associated with the activity, pulling down statues seems like the kind of testosterone-fueled adventurism that won’t really advance causes. This seems especially ignorant when anti-racist monuments get torn down since there are still fewer of...

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  • June 24, 2020

There are now 119,000 deaths to date and 2.2 million cases of COVID-19 in the US. Trump will likely blame the virus superspread event in Tulsa on protesters, as the media frames can be written in the most arcane ways: “they pulled off my mask”, “they coughed on me”, as...

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  • June 19, 2020

Trump Claims Americans 'Want Law and Order' Policing Whether They Know It or Not The cost of National Guard deployment in recent DC protests cost $21 million. x 1. Based on Wikipedia, it appears that 23 people have died during the George Floyd protests (even though the entry says 22,...

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  • June 19, 2020

Paul Krugman has a column out this morning: Tulsa and the Many Sins of Racism, about Bunker Boy’s choice of Tulsa and Juneteenth for his restart rally — choices Krugman is certain were deliberate. Being a Nobel laureate in economics, Krugman looks at the question of race relations from a...

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  • June 19, 2020

Received this e-mail today from Governor Jared Polis (D. CO) in support of former Vice President Joe Biden’s presidential campaign: The last weeks and months have exposed many hard truths about our nation — about racial injustice, about our public health system, and about how we treat our workers. One...

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  • June 19, 2020
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