Vice President

When the good ship Cheney sank into the Green River last night, and for a moment, I regretted someone of flexible integrity losing a primary, at the same time, I grinned broadly. Undeniably, history will call Rep. Elizabeth Cheney a patriot. I hope that history and Democrats also do not...

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  • August 17, 2022

Democrats have wanted to invest in climate control for twenty years and, at the least, take the issue seriously. After weeks of turning their backs on soldiers exposed to human, chemical, and toxic waste from burn pits, GOP politicians finished their ruthlessness by voting, by a majority, to deny children,...

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  • August 8, 2022

If you’re wondering when the Republican Party first took a hard right turn onto Loopy Lane, you need look no further than 2008, when a desperate Sen. John McCain, trying to distance himself from the noxious mound of still-moldering viscera that was the Bush II administration, tapped Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin in...

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  • March 22, 2022

Former Vice President Mike Pence, who likely spent more time wiping Donald Trump’s bottom than his own over the past half-decade, is now persona non grata in TrumpWorld, thanks to his brazen attempt to install Joe Biden as president simply because he’d won the election. One definition of chutzpah could...

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  • March 17, 2022

In full football withdrawal (Pro Bowl, yuck), I spent the weekend rewatching a few of my favorite movies. One of which was Birds of Prey And the Fabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn. Politics has become such a national obsession; even a fantasy starring the beautiful Margot Robbie reminded me...

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  • February 7, 2022

There is a funny and oft-repeated line from the standup comedy act of Chris Rock— for some (expletive) they supposed to do! Rock’s punchline was a rebuff to one wanting congratulations for accomplishing their fundamental responsibility. Republican representatives Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger are surfing the liberal wave because they chose...

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  • January 7, 2022

With the news media lapping at the toes of the former Governor of New Jersey, Chris Christie, save for a few like MSNBC’s Nicolle Wallace, no wonder the GOP bar for redemption is set so low. Meanwhile, President Joe Biden is fighting the headwinds of oversized media expectations, conservative propaganda, ridicule...

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  • November 17, 2021

“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

CNN’s David Gergen: The Only Thing That Can Stop Donald Trump From Running in 2024 is a Prison Sentence From the Insurrection, we know that conspiring to commit felonies is also a felony. We know with greater certainty that Trump knew what was going to happen, despite Pence’s resistance and...

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  • October 24, 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

Hours and hours of television was dedicated to a sermon delivered by former Obama preacher Reverend Jeremiah Wright. The public was subjected to months and months, of the media’s fixation on Hillary Clinton’s emails. The revealing upshot of which was that she loved her grandchild and that John Podesta has...

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  • September 22, 2021

Aside from advocating mass killing, Lara Trump agrees with VP Harris that migrants should not undertake a journey to the US southern border even as full consular service has not been restored to all US embassies since the end of the Trump regime. (2020) Former Department of Homeland Security (DHS)...

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  • June 13, 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

A new audio recording shows that Kurt Volker set up and was on a phone call in which Giuliani badgered Zelensky’s aide Yermak to “announce investigations into possible corruption by Biden in Ukraine, and into claims that Ukraine meddled in the 2016 election to hurt Trump.” There clearly was a...

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  • June 8, 2021

How do you know Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are doing a great job and avoiding gaffes that might derail their agenda? Because Fox’s sputtering outrage machine is belching out stupid shit like this: 'DISGUSTING' DISRESPECT: Vice President Kamala Harris ignites outrage over 'misfire' Memorial Day tweet https://t.co/J8VMtU2OCM — Fox...

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  • May 30, 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

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

We need a sane Republican Party if we are to have a real debate of ideas. Former Trump Administration Official Miles Taylor is on the mission. He, along with his cohort of sane Republicans, are making an effort to save their party. We need Miles Taylor to succeed on his...

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  • May 19, 2021

The Republican members of the House of Representatives convened their star chamber this morning and ousted the most conservative member of their caucus. GOP House conference chair Liz Cheney is under fire for breaking one of their sacred tenets—not embracing duplicity and hypocrisy. The vote was held in secret because...

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  • May 12, 2021

As Liz Cheney faces the near certain guillotine, she gave a defiant speech today (with all the points you would expect).  What I noticed was this bit of reporting: As Cheney spoke, the Republican lawmakers mostly cleared out of the chamber, with Republican Rep. Ken Buck of Colorado the sole...

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  • May 12, 2021

I’ve been more or less ignoring the Maricopa County, Arizona, election “audit” for much the same reason I don’t watch Keeping Up With the Kardashians to see if Kris Jenner finds the Higgs boson in her kombucha. All you’re likely to see is a passel of lunatics serving up increasingly...

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  • May 11, 2021

Yesterday was a very busy day for me so I’m playing catch up today. Received this e-mail yesterday from former Air Force Pilot and U.S. Senate candidate, Amy McGrath (D. KY) on behalf of her new organization, Democratic Majority Action PAC: RoJo The Traitor Since I told you about my...

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  • May 7, 2021

Because she’s a moderate(sic) who believes in the cult of Trumpism. Revealing. Cheney has a more conservative record than Stefanik but that's not what matters anymore. Loyalty to Trump is the one non-negotiable trait for leading the party. https://t.co/iQ3ZgNkNIx — Sahil Kapur (@sahilkapur) May 5, 2021 “In GA…more than 140,000...

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  • May 5, 2021

We’re seeing more and more stories that Liz Cheney is about to be tossed under the bus, that the Republican “leadership” is so in thrall to Trump and his base, so dedicated to the service of Trump’s ego and his lies, that they are preparing to cast Cheney into the...

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  • May 4, 2021

No one has ever tried to have me killed before (that I know of), but if someone did, I doubt I’d sing hosannas and paeans to him mere months after he’d sent a mob to my workplace to murder me—or after he’d ignored my plaintive cries for help when said mob...

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  • April 30, 2021

Remember when Trump said: “I know people that like the Confederate flag and they're not thinking about slavery”. Maybe we can finally get to that obstruction of justice because the former United States President tried to blackmail Ukraine into helping him cheat in our 2020 election. We’ll have more chances...

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  • April 29, 2021

I’ll make this quick because the video speaks for itself. For four years we sat by, mouths immutably agape, as Donald Trump tossed paper towels at hurricane victims and made the COVID pandemic all about himself. But with the return of competence to the White House, we also saw a...

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  • April 24, 2021

So much still unresolved from the Trump era installed in 2016, and continued through 2020, a Russian intelligence operation. Hard to tell whether it ranks with Robert Hanssen, Aldrich Ames, or even Operation Pandora, the plan to foment a US race war in the 1960s, although the Trump win could...

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  • April 17, 2021

OK, Moscow Mitch may have lost a bit of his edge lately, pulling lame stunts like biting the corporate hand that feeds him and then having to hunt for a bandaid. And without question he is a son of a bitch (insert obligatory apology here to female dogs and their...

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  • April 11, 2021
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Can’t wait to see this asshole go: 📹On @FOX43, Sen. Toomey says he wants PA to adopt Georgia's new election laws. I ask what he says to BPOC who say those policies make it harder to vote? He said it's a "ridiculous argument." "Are we really supposed to believe African...

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  • April 8, 2021

Mike Pence. The very sound of his name brings to mind albino purse poodles, lightly masticated tapioca starch, and unscented urinal cakes. Or a mayo-larded potato salad that looked safe when you were in line at the church potluck, but somehow just isn’t sitting right anymore. To call him nondescript would be...

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  • April 8, 2021

Black Girl Magic has become the nouveau riche way modern society describes the accomplishments of the current crop of black women and girls, but have existed throughout history. What could be more magic than the lonely trips as a conductor on the Underground Railroad rescuing enslaved Africans led by Harriet Tubman;...

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  • April 2, 2021

The Center for Disease Control reports that 115.7 million total vaccinations for Covid-19 have taken place in the US as of yesterday. Joe Biden had called for 100 million shots in his first 100 days, but about 20 million of the reported 115.7 million took place under his predecessor. Between...

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  • March 18, 2021

The Center for Disease Control reports that 115.7 million total vaccinations for Covid-19 have taken place in the US as of yesterday. Joe Biden had called for 100 million shots in his first 100 days, but about 20 million of the reported 115.7 million took place under his predecessor. Between...

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  • March 18, 2021

Here’s the latest news on the recall effort in California: The effort to recall California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) has gathered over 2 million signatures — a number of signatures, if validated, that could force a measure on a ballot. The leaders of RecallGavin2020 announced this week that their effort reached over 2,060,000 signatures...

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  • March 16, 2021

Rep. Deb Haaland visited with Politics Done Right at Netroots Nation 2019. She is one of very few Native American women serving in Congress and now 1st Interior Secretary. First Native American Cabinet member, Interior Secretary Deb Haaland See full episodes here. I was so excited when President Joe Biden...

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  • March 16, 2021

After Joe Biden’s speech to the nation last week, conservatives were their usual snowflakey selves, wondering where all the plaudits for Donald Trump’s maladministration were. To be fair, Trump did launch Operation Warp Speed. Or, rather, his administration launched it … and came up with a cool nickname. That said, the...

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  • March 14, 2021

The country needs to take a second look at the meaning of radical and change. Since January of 2019, the Republican party has drawn from their quiver, poisoned conservative-tipped arrows, sharpened and aimed directly at the liberal heart of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. As has been consistent with the Republican party for...

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  • March 8, 2021

Acknowledging Trumpian failures. Recall when Trump bragged that because of his “natural ability”, he could make medical pronouncements. This occurred as he ignored epidemiological advice, as well as beginning the fiasco of not attending to cases that came into East Coast airports. Note that New Zealand has had one COVID death in...

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  • March 8, 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

My dogs are pretty loyal. I give them loads of treats, ear scratches, and belly rubs, and in return they look at me adoringly while mostly refraining from pooping in or near my shoes. I could start selling holiday gift baskets stuffed with panda sausage, baby seal tears, and black...

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  • March 6, 2021

Before 1937, inaugural day wasn’t until March 4. Back in the day we would’ve been facing 6 more weeks of Trump. QAnon-Pushed March 4 As Trump’s ‘True Inauguration Day’—But Officials Don’t Expect Violence https://t.co/vBkkXuPVww pic.twitter.com/2gOGsJ5myh — Forbes (@Forbes) March 2, 2021 Apparently, many QAnon supporters believe that Donald Trump has...

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  • March 2, 2021

Today will feature questioning of Christopher Wray about the intelligence on the Insurrection of 1/6. It’s true that not ACAB, but an armed bunch of them showed up to foment sedition on 1/6. Accordingly, some GOP members of the judiciary committee will likely proclaim that they were shocked, shocked that anyone would...

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  • March 2, 2021

Lost Cause at the Liar’s Poker table. Old whine in new butt-holes. At one point, Trump claimed that “had we had a fair election, the results would’ve been much different” — even though election security officials from his own administration have confirmed Biden’s victory was the result of a free and fair...

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  • March 1, 2021

There’s a sizable population of Trumpists at large, some of whom would be willing to kill members of Congress. Fortunately the cosplay of Designated Survivor requires much larger capital resources and smarter members of the GOP/GQP. “…they want to blow up the Capitol and kill as many members as possible...

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  • February 27, 2021

I’d like to think I’m as patriotic as the next guy—so long as the next guy isn’t a Republican. I mean, given their ongoing deification of an insurrectionist who was reportedly “delighted” about the trashing of the U.S. Capitol and the near extrajudicial killing of his own vice president, Republicans...

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  • February 26, 2021

Received this e-mail today from U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen’s (D. MD) re-election campaign: Americans should not be robbed of a living wage by archaic Senate rules and procedures—including the filibuster. We must increase the minimum wage, and I’ll keep pushing until we get it done. pic.twitter.com/ymfS056bux — Senator Chris...

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  • February 26, 2021

I’ve seen general pieces about the filibuster and its history, and so let me be specific that I am asking for commentary that is a little deeper, or granular.  My question is simple — I’’m old enough to have been politically aware since the Ford/Carter years, and for most of my life the...

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  • February 25, 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
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