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Radio Host Tim Danahey sent me a note that gave me pause. If we could make sure all Americans understand this, we could force the hands of politicians on the wealth tax. Tim Danahey’s wealth tax calculation. See full episodes here. Here is the note I received from Tim. Dude,...

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  • June 15, 2021

They have self-defined as the makers. So they enrich themselves on what we make, our work, worth, and service like parasites. And here’s proof. Super rich people define parasites See full episodes here. The title of the article was simple enough and to the fact. Unfortunately, that is too antiseptic....

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  • June 11, 2021

So I may be burying the lede on this one—on purpose for once. The buried bit involves a bit of classic Trumpian projection that, sadly and predictably, ventures into the offensive. (Skip ahead if you want to see it. I’ll never know.) But first, let’s take a look at the most...

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  • June 7, 2021

Franciscan Action Network’s Jason Miller wants to dispel the false narrative of the evangelicals. Elizabeth Warren destroys Jamie Dimon. Biden hits the GOP’s hypocrisy. Warren strikes again Politics Done Right Live weekdays @ 3:00 PM Central Video Zoom: LINK — Live Calls: (346)248-7799 ID:254 0 9091 Joe Biden did not pull...

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  • May 27, 2021

Senator Elizabeth Warren was not kind to Chase CEO Jamie Dimon for fleecing Americans with overdrafts during the pandemic. Elizabeth Warren took no prisoners See full episodes here. JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon cannot be happy. He is used to commanding power unchallenged. Unfortunately, he came up against a senator who...

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  • May 27, 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

The usual handicapping for a new Fed Chair is happening, but likely it’s too early. Lael Brainard and William Spriggs would be front-runners. Jay Powell's term is up next February, when Biden can choose to extend his appointment. We’ll know so much more then, what with a looming recession. x Biden...

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  • May 11, 2021

Can’t say that I’m surprised by this: Caitlyn Jenner, the former Olympic champion and reality TV personality now running for governor in California, said she opposes transgender girls competing in girls' sports at school. Jenner, a 1976 decathlon gold medalist who came out as a transgender woman in 2015, told...

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  • May 6, 2021

Received this e-mail from former Presidential candidate and current U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D. MA) in support of appointed U.S. Senator Alex Padilla’s (D. CA) re-election campaign Sen. Alex Padilla (D. CA) Hi — it’s Elizabeth Warren. I’ll just be blunt: I’m about to ask if you can pitch in...

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  • April 23, 2021

Twitter is dragging Jonathan Turley because of attributing a Rousseau quote to the Reign of Terror, but more likely because they mistook him for Jeffrey Toobin. That’s the nature of conservative culture war, making class warfare a struggle more transcendent and less applicable in times of right-wing insurrection.  x Since philosopher Jean...

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  • March 20, 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

The past two days of Senate committee hearings about the Capitol riot have revealed that the GOP is openly excusing racists. From the unctuous Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) to Senator John Kennedy (R-LA) adopting the smug role of victim, Republicans are all but standing on their desk and yelling, but what...

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  • March 3, 2021

Some big news today: x 🚨I'm leading Senate Democrats in pressing the Biden administration to include an automatic extension of unemployment benefits tied to economic conditions in the next round of COVID relief. We need to get workers off the financial roller coaster, and this is the way to do...

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  • March 2, 2021

Dr. Mark Robert Rank discussed poverty as is rare spoken about pointing out some alarming factoids few people know about. Mark Robert Rank speaks x x YouTube Video See full episodes here. Mark Robert Rank is currently the Herbert S. Hadley Professor of Social Welfare in the George Warren Brown...

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  • February 24, 2021

Conservatives love to mythologize wealthy people as brave, resolute, patriotic captains of industry who won’t let anything get in the way of their success. At the same time, they also frequently portray the rich as timid little whelps who will instantly grab their balls and go home if anyone tries to pluck...

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  • January 29, 2021

Lots of manipulation today, but the House always wins even in the case of GameStop.  Elizabeth Warren on the GameStop surge on @CNBC:”The billionaires and some hedge funds are yelling because they're not the ones, the only ones, who make money when the manipulation works.” x This is the same...

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  • January 28, 2021

The Rand corporation think-tank reports that there are bipartisan efforts to set up a 1/6 commission, but the reality is that there’s still so much fact-finding and discovery ahead. Trump mob actions go back far but gained importance in events like Trump’s trips to Arizona and Oklahoma, where armed elements chose...

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  • January 27, 2021

This post-election period has been like no other, for reasons I don’t need to restate. While every outgoing president and presidential challenger in my lifetime—even Nixon, FFS!—left the White House and/or relinquished claims to power more or less gracefully, putting country far above self and party, Donald Trump is a...

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  • January 18, 2021

It’s not the Bastille. Trump did incite a riotous mob to disrupt the legislative branch. People died. Trump got excited about the chaos he’d caused. The last day of Trumpstock. x White House officials were shaken by Trump's reaction to a mob of his supporters descending on the Capitol today....

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  • January 7, 2021
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The neoliberals’ “free market” is not going to sequester enough carbon to save the environment. Even Warren Buffett isn’t willing to take a bet on surviving an impending climate crisis catastrophe, because “the rents are too high”. Existential threats have a critical reality, about which ruthless criticism is entailed. Even...

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  • December 27, 2020

As with most faculty politics, there is a subtext to the story of a professor fired for specious reasons. Garrett Felber was fired for failing to “communicate face-to-face” with his department chair at University of MIssissippi, even as he was outspoken about a variety of university actions after the selection of...

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  • December 22, 2020

Georgia is our opportunity to take the majority in the Senate.  Ted Kennedy is gone.   He WAS the lion of the senate.  Byrd is gone.   Tom Harkin is no longer in the senate.  John McCain is gone.  The last Lion was Joe Biden, running second was Kamala Harris, IMO.   Joe...

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  • December 21, 2020

God regrets that he took this Zoom call from Michele Bachmann, thinking it was Marsha Blackburn. x Former congresswoman Michele Bachmann has a personal request for God: “Lord, would you allow Donald Trump to have a second term as president of the United States.” pic.twitter.com/i7MafqysDU— Right Wing Watch (@RightWingWatch) December...

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  • December 4, 2020

Received this e-mail today from U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D. MA) in support of Jon Ossoff (D. GA) and Raphael Warnock’s (D. GA) U.S. Senate campaigns: Raphael Warnock (D. GA) & Jon Ossoff (D. GA) This fight isn't over, We're two seats away from taking back the Senate — and...

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  • November 18, 2020

Received this e-mail today from the Progressive Change Campaign Committee: We’ve seen HUGE and GROWING energy in our weekly PCCC phone banks with the Biden campaign. Last week, we had over 500 volunteers calling voters!! Tonight we are thrilled to be joined by two top progressive rising stars — the...

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  • October 29, 2020

The war on Xmas continues as Santas aren’t essential workers, but VP Pence is, ignoring the guidelines to quarantine after being exposed to not an insignificant number of staffers infected by COVID19. Elves and Mrs. Claus could still be included in the unemployment figures for vaccine promotion. Despair still must...

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  • October 26, 2020

Andy Borowtiz at The New Yorker strikes again: Calling the Supreme Court nominee’s testimony “worrisome,” Senator Susan Collins said that she is concerned that Amy Coney Barrett is too indecisive to sit on the nation’s highest court. “When she was asked a question, she often appeared hesitant, evasive, and wishy-washy,”...

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  • October 14, 2020

Maybe we can turn this post into a forum on loving Joe Biden. Like many Democrats, I wasn’t fully onboard with Biden early on, even after he secured the nomination. I mean, there was never a question that I’d vote for him, but I wasn’t getting those warm fuzzies I’d...

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  • October 12, 2020

I like this: Democrats eager to link Republican U.S. Sen. Susan Collins with President Donald Trump in her reelection race have begun posting campaign-style “Trump/Collins” signs in Maine. They’re similar to the traditional “Trump/Pence” signs touting the Republican presidential ticket of Trump and Vice President Mike Pence. In this case,...

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  • October 11, 2020

Doesn’t sound like a safe incumbent to me: x NEW from me tonight at 10 on @WJTV . Sen. @Cindyhydesmith won't commit to debating @MikeEspyMS  at this time. Take a listen. pic.twitter.com/Ot6NldJoHw— Gerald Harris (@GeraldHarrisTV) October 8, 2020 Republican Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith, who less than a week ago said she...

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  • October 10, 2020

It does seem old-fashioned but the Biden post-debate train tour seems better than Trump’s promises to never return to (insert state) if he loses, which he did tonight in Duluth. x All aboard! Tune in as @DrBiden and I kick off our train tour through Ohio and Pennsylvania. https://t.co/z2m4tpAHNJ— Joe...

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  • October 1, 2020

What a week ahead. Chris Wallace’s questions for Tuesday night’s debate might get a little tweaking, after the NY Times story about Trump’s alleged tax fraud. And there’s the mounting distractions including a Rick Gates book and Brad Parscale’s mental breakdown. x There’s a Tweet for everything. #TrumpTaxReturns #TrumpIsBroke #TrumpIsNotABillionaire pic.twitter.com/LifppIw1FI...

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  • September 28, 2020

I have never laughed harder at campaign ad: x Every single hour in South Carolina, Lindsey Graham is being violently out-fundraised. But you can help stop the suffering. pic.twitter.com/9rDS5naJ4V— The Lincoln Project (@ProjectLincoln) September 25, 2020 The Lincoln Project, a conservative super PAC opposed to President Trump and several incumbent...

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  • September 26, 2020

I have the utmost respect for Ruth Bader Ginsburg and was beyond distraught at the news of her death yesterday. Nonetheless, the election is 44 days away and is the most consequential one ever for the soul of America. RBG would not want us to avoid thinking about how to...

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  • September 20, 2020

Received this e-mail from former presidential candidate, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D. MA): Election Day is exactly seven weeks from today. People are already mailing in their ballots right now. So it's time to pour everything we can into this fight. Today, I'm endorsing ten more Warren Democrats who are...

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  • September 16, 2020

Jack Burkman’s house supposedly got raided by the FBI this morning and seized computers and cellphones among other evidence. The Millennial Allen Funt and Ratman’s sidekick Bobbin are known for stunts, so there was the likelihood that Burkman called the raid on himself for publicity. He got WaPo to bite, Then...

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  • September 14, 2020

We’re now past the point in 2016 where PBO got derailed by McConnell on election interference from Russia. We can see why Trump has undermined trust in intel agencies We can now see why Trump spent a lot of time discrediting Peter Strozk Today featured more desperate tweets x NEW:...

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  • September 12, 2020

Some good news today out of Massachusetts courtesy of two news polls. First, Data For Progress: x 🚨#MASEN Poll🚨 Markey: 46% (+8)Kennedy: 38% (w/leaners) Markey: 50% (+7)Kennedy: 43% 732 N | 8/24/2020 – 8/25/2020 | Text-to-webhttps://t.co/kJ9eFvEsZf— Data for Progress (@DataProgress) August 26, 2020 Click here for the full results. Second,...

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  • August 26, 2020

I have a few thoughts. Perhaps they may seem random, perhaps not. I watched all of each night, and some commentary both on cable and what I saw online. These thoughts, however, are only mine, They will not be in any particular order. Make of them what you will. Let...

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  • August 21, 2020

Received this e-mail just now form former presidential candidate, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D. MA), in support of the Biden-Harris ticket: I was honored to address the Democratic National Convention last night from the Early Childhood Education Center in Springfield, Massachusetts. In case you didn’t get a chance to watch...

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  • August 20, 2020

Putting another one up in case folks want to comment as we watch history together, I will include liveblog comments below as we proceed. #KHive who’s ready for a speech tonight? #DemConvention2020 pic.twitter.com/DFKJrQy9Ag — Piper Perabo (@PiperPerabo) August 19, 2020 PBO excerpt The DNC's 3 core messages have been: 1)...

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  • August 20, 2020

As the grandson of a Teamster Truck Driver, I’m very proud to announce this: The 1.4 million member trade union the International Brotherhood of Teamsters endorsed Joe Biden for president Tuesday, its board unanimously voting to throw its support behind the Democratic ticket. The Teamsters’ announcement comes after two other...

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  • August 19, 2020

So many things to clean up starting January. A Josh Rogin piece at WaPo suggests that progressives will be sidelined in a Biden-Harris foreign policy. ‘Democratic muscular liberalism’ is more rebranding for the same centrism that often supported making wars last longer and often with less satisfying outcomes, despite multilateralism and...

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  • August 16, 2020

Wannabe felons crowded around the US Postal Service after Reagan’s 1980 election.  They claimed that “privatizing” the mail would increase efficiency  and lower costs. The trucking industry tried to pack the Postal Board with appointees in their thrall. James Bovard and other dependable conservative lackeys wrote op-eds in the Wall...

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  • August 16, 2020

Trump: “If stupid people aren’t elected, next year, we’re going to have one of the greatest years that we’ve ever had.” Trump will likely flee at the first suggestion that he’s lying again. Bigger/bigly question is whether CNN, MSNBC, or CSpan will cover it live. Live blog below. Date: August...

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  • August 15, 2020

All 435 House seats are up for election. Emily’s List has endorsed 57 candidates this cycle. Five are African-American.  As of this morning, you can make that six. Pam Keith was just added to this prestigious list. For those who don’t know, Emily’s List does not just endorse people who are pro-choice....

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  • August 14, 2020

From The Houston Chronicle: For years, the same question has been asked: When will the new Texas emerge? The answer? Right now. Join @BlueTexasPAC as we work to secure Texas’ 38 Electoral College votes for Joe Biden, and turn Texas blue once and for all. pic.twitter.com/7uBLfrbKsV — BlueTexasPAC (@BlueTexasPAC) August...

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  • August 9, 2020

Received this e-mail today from former presidential candidate, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D. MA), in support of her colleague, U.S. Senator Ed Markey’s (D. MA) re-election campaign: I'm glad to endorse Ed Markey, my partner in the United States Senate, for re-election this year. As an author of the Green...

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  • August 7, 2020

Received this e-mail today from former presidential candidate, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D. MA), in support of State Auditor Nicole Galloway’s (D. MO) gubernatorial campaign: Nicole Galloway (D. MO) Folks, The last few months have made it clear just how much it matters who America’s governors are — not just...

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  • August 3, 2020

Some good news today out of Massachusetts: x *7/29-30— Political Polls (@Politics_Polls) July 31, 2020 Click here to read the full results. Past polling showed Kennedy pulling ahead of Markey and out raising him in fundraising. Both Markey and Kennedy have been racking up endorsements: Per tradition over here at...

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  • July 31, 2020
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