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I half expected Sen. Kyrsten Sinema to show up on the Senate floor today dressed as Ramses II, arriving on a pink, three-legged Shetland pony before airily plucking imaginary Skittles from Rand Paul’s leonine mane of laissez-faire locks. Turns out I should have bet the over. Watching Sinema “legislate” is a...

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  • October 28, 2021

The 26th United Nations Conference of the Parties (COP-26), scheduled to open on 10/31/21 in Glasgow, Scotland. COP brings wealthy and developing nations together to discuss fighting climate change as one entity. The conference for this year will attempt to finish the rules for the carbon market, not completed at...

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  • October 27, 2021

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

For Christmas (and Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa), Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders wants to give working-class West Virginians a child tax credit, child care assistance, free preschool, two free years of community college, lower health insurance premiums, expanded Medicare, home health care assistance for the elderly, an expanded Earned Income Tax Credit...

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  • October 16, 2021

Rising seas that inundate coastal properties cause billions of dollars in damage and essentially have bankrupted FEMA. You and I ( the country's taxpayers) fund the National Flood Insurance Program,  and the program heavily subsidizes waterfront homeowner's flood insurance most of whom are extremely wealthy. But starting October 1 of this year, those subsidies...

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  • October 2, 2021

California Congresswoman Katie Porter made a case for the $3.5 Trillion human infrastructure bill as she schooled Joe Manchin on fiscal responsibility. Rep. Katie Porter has a message for Sen. Joe Manchin x x YouTube Video See full episodes here. Rep. Katie Porter did not hold back on those presenting obstacles...

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  • September 9, 2021

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

We all love how effective Jen Psaki has been as President Joe Biden’s White House Press Secretary. This was not her best moment. Jen Psaki had the perfect opportunity to swing hard See full episodes here. It was clear why the question tripped. This type of question will continue to trip up...

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  • June 5, 2021

Among the countless examples of inane “Washington group-think” is the notion that only Democrats have to “pay for” their legislative priorities (i.e., enact corresponding tax increases and/or spending cuts to match the costs of new programs).   Republicans do not remotely consider themselves so constrained — in part because they also are...

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  • May 13, 2021

So this happened yesterday: Glenn Youngkin, a wealthy first-time candidate who walked a line between his party’s Trump-centric base and appeals to business interests, won the Republican nomination for governor of Virginia on Monday. He heads into a general election in one of only two states choosing their governors in...

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  • May 12, 2021

MSNBC Host Stephanie Ruhle did not mince her words. She pointed out that businesses should pay more if they want more workers. Full stop. Stephanie Ruhle makes a lot of sense. See full episodes here. Today’s jobs report is out and it is not what was expected. Many thought that over one million...

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  • May 8, 2021

For those who aren’t policy wonks—and who somehow can’t decide whether Joe Biden is a compassionate family man or a rapacious baby’s blood aficionado—it can be difficult to suss out the real benefits of Biden’s recent economic proposals. Luckily, new analysis from the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy (ITEP) spells out...

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  • May 4, 2021

I have heard Democrats touch trickle-down economics on the edges. But they always seem to fear hitting it not only head-on but for decimation. Biden takes trickle-down economics to the cleaners See full episodes here. The construction of this segment of the president’s speech was perfect. Understand this. It isn’t that  Republicans...

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  • April 29, 2021

Fail: REALITY BITES: That didn’t take long. Reality TV star and political neophyte Caitlyn Jenner was about 24 hours into the rollout of her California gubernatorial campaign this weekend when she posted her first major campaign gaffe on social media. Jenner, expressing outrage about a San Francisco Chronicle story involving SF DA Chesa...

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  • April 27, 2021

I refute Rep. Kevin Brady’s defense of GOP’s objections to taxing corporations with a myriad of lies and misinformation in his Stephanie Ruhle interview. Stephanie Ruhle grills Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX) See full episodes here. Republican Texas Congressman Kevin Brady appeared with Stephanie Ruhle. He expressed Republican objection to any...

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  • April 22, 2021

What is it with Missouri? Extortionist governors, seditious Senators, child abusing state legislators, and now gun-toting, bee-killing ex-yuppies Mark McCloskey, gun-toting St. Louis lawyer, considering Senate bid https://t.co/xYyZpVCfrd — #TuckFrump (@realTuckFrumper) April 21, 2021 Mark McCloskey — the gun-toting St. Louis attorney who drew headlines last year for brandishing an...

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  • April 21, 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

Anand Giridharadas wrote a piece for The Atlantic asserting that Biden has been moving leftward.  This may only be a short term impression only because the GOP is trying to find its way after the previous guy is gone and before he may be indicted. The real problem lies with...

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  • April 16, 2021

Structural change needs to happen, because in community policing, community should precede policing. The paramilitary trend should not be seen as a burgeoning conflict between armed militias, one more official than the other. We need a de-escalation whose goal is the diametric opposite of the 1/6 insurrection. The problem isn't...

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  • April 15, 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 that...

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  • April 10, 2021

Economist on Morning Joe displayed the obscene nature of inequality. The wealthy got much richer during the pandemic. It demonstrates a failed economic system. Pandemic exposes inequality further See full episodes here. Former investment banker Steven Rattner appeared on Morning Joe and displayed some eye-popping charts. It is imperative that Americans understand these charts. A...

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  • April 8, 2021

Remember Infrastructure Week? It’s coming back—this time without an infrastructure weakling deflating the promise of a newly rebuilt America. Joe Biden is set to unveil his sweeping $3 trillion infrastructure plan, and according to Axios, top economists are simply “giddy” about its prospects. Of course, Republicans understand Keynesian economics as...

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  • March 29, 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

On this panel, Paul Krugman gets it right as Larry Summers continues his attack on the American Rescue Plan. He complains about workers getting a break. Paul Krugman & Larry summers on the American Rescue Plan See full episodes here. Yesterday I wrote a piece critical of ThisWeek’s host George...

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  • March 15, 2021

As usual, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi did not mince her words as he points out Republicans say no to COVID Relief Bill and then take the money. Nancy Pelosi: Hypocritical Republicans object then take the cash See full episodes here. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi closed out the...

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  • March 10, 2021

Like Chicago gangsters a century ago prosecuted for tax evasion, the Chicago way may catch up to Trump. As Elliot Ness is purported to have said, “no deals”. Cy Vance and Leticia James continue an untouchable investigation into only one aspect of Biglygate. Except, as Mother Jones confirmed, the loan wasn’t sold to Trump,...

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  • March 9, 2021

Letting a cabal like Council for National Policies choose the tropes: “Buy Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head because it’s the end of an era. It is the end of freedom in America”. Because of course you learn gender roles from potatoes, your ideology from conservative lobbying groups, and then there’s...

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  • March 9, 2021

I still remember when Donald Trump got up in front of a throng of masochistic fools and said, of his plutocrat-friendly 2017 tax cut bill, “This is going to cost me a fortune, this thing, believe me. This is not good for me. … I think my accountants are going crazy...

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  • March 8, 2021

Both Jake Tapper & Martha Raddatz grilled Joe Manchin on why a Senator from a poor state would limit their income and on the filibuster. He gave willfully naive answers. Joe Manchin: Willfully naive answers See full episodes here. Jake Tapper immediately pointed out the inconvenient truth about Joe Manchin’s constituency....

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  • March 7, 2021

One of the few silver linings of this deadly pandemic will hopefully be the final death of the myth that the stock market is, in any way, a barometer of national prosperity. The S&P 500 has been booming, even with over half a million COVID-19 deaths, alongside record unemployment and...

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  • March 6, 2021

Elaine Chao holds the (dubious) distinction of being one of the few Trump cabinet picks to hang onto office for his entire term. (OK, she resigned two weeks before the term ended, but still.) One reason for her longevity was undoubtedly her husband, Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell (a/k/a Moscow...

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  • March 3, 2021

In times of Zoom, Clint Padgett says communication isn’t a conversation. The COVID Relief bill is almost at hand, and hypocrisy is in overdrive. COVID Relief Bill Politics Done Right Live weekdays @ 3:00 PM Central Video Zoom: LINK — Live Calls: (346)248-7799 ID:254 0 9091 Jen Psaki squashes mainstream media...

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  • March 1, 2021

Sadly too many Americans allow the con from Republicans on spending. Ali Velshi exposes what is hidden in plain sight that should give us pause. Ali Velshi exposes Republicans, Mitch McConnell See full episodes here. The House of Representatives passed the COVID-19 relief bill. The House passed its $1.9 trillion...

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  • February 27, 2021

The one thing that will directly help the working poor is the $15/h promise. Few Rewards Today, more people than ever are working in jobs that pay too little and offer too few benefits: nearly half the workforce earns under $15 an hour. This isn’t right, or inevitable. We should...

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  • February 26, 2021

Jim Acosta of CNN reports that a Trump advisor says that “Trump is F’ed if further criminal proceedings happen after this impeachment trial”. Bad lawyering happened and the GOP knew it. Donald Trump's own lawyer just argued that “tired” and “fed up” voters kicked Trump out of office. x Bruce...

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  • February 9, 2021

One must not throw stones if they live in a glasshouse. Jake Tapper made Senator Pat Toomey (R-PA) pay the price for his blatant hypocrisy on President Biden using reconciliation to pass the COVID recovery bill. Jake Tapper called out Pat Toomey See full episodes here. To Republicans, unity means negotiating...

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  • February 7, 2021

There’s going to be a lot of swearing in this. Let me begin: What the fucking fuck? A woman accused of participating in the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol asked a federal judge for permission to leave the country on vacation later this month – and got it. …...

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  • February 3, 2021

A friend/neighbor was walking through the trails in our Kingwood, Texas neighborhood and came across an epithet that clarifies Trumpism & Racism are alive & well in our town. Racism Alive. Kingwood, TX is Trump / Cruz / Crenshaw country See full episodes here. I received a call this morning from Dr....

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  • January 31, 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

Let me clear from the start, I respect other peoples religions based purely on personnel faith and belief just as long as they don’t try and force them upon me or others. I’m not in favour of an imposed group think. Conspiracy theories and organized religion play upon the same...

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  • January 30, 2021

Large hedge funds representative of fictitious capital aka “dumb money” got screwed by swarming reddit collective action. Numerous “redditors” caused a small scale version of (short) market chaos. WE GOT JON STEWART TO JOIN TWITTER He's right tho… https://t.co/iHedgMhKqg — WSB Mod (@wsbmod) January 29, 2021 UPDATE: It's definitely not a...

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  • January 29, 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

The Wall Street Bets on Reddit move on GameStop has proven that the stock market and its financial instruments are a special fraud. Reddit proving something big Chat – Join Politics Done Right Live weekdays @ 3:00 PM CentralVideo Zoom: LINK — Live Calls: (346)248-7799 ID:254 0 9091 Topics: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez...

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  • January 28, 2021

While I didn’t plan on getting back to posting election diaries until after today, I figured it was important to post this: x This was tweeted by field director of @NRSC run by @SenRickScott. pic.twitter.com/ej5rTL82Qu— Daniel Uhlfelder (@DWUhlfelderLaw) January 20, 2021 So this is a preview of what we are...

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  • January 20, 2021

In other words, a monstrous, noxious, venal scheme to lightly garnish the shart soufflé that is Donald Trump’s presidency. The New York Times: As President Trump prepares to leave office in days, a lucrative market for pardons is coming to a head, with some of his allies collecting fees from...

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  • January 17, 2021

Quite a few republicans are whining that the Tangerine Tyrant has damaged his legacy. Really? Trillions in tax cuts for the wealthy both corporate and private, pennies for the poorest. Praising racists and authoritarians for four years. Building America’s picket fence on the Mexican border, he only needed it to...

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  • January 7, 2021

Yeah, you knew this was coming. And it’s here — until the economy is drowned in a kiddie pool full of crocodile tears or a Republican is back in the White House, whichever comes first! x GOP Sen. Rick Scott today on Fox Business: “We're at $27 trillion worth of debt....

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  • December 17, 2020

Of course, Tucker Carlson is a journalist in the same sense that Joseph Goebbels was. Which means, not at all.  The Hill: Fox News host Tucker Carlson took aim at incoming first lady Jill Biden on Monday evening, downplaying her doctoral degree in education amid the escalating controversy over whether she should use the...

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  • December 15, 2020

Received this e-mail today from the Georgia Democratic Party: Rev. Raphael Warnock (D. GA) &  Jon Ossoff (D. GA) On November 3 we made history in Georgia, and in less than one month we have to do it again to flip the Senate blue and end Mitch McConnell’s reign. Luckily,...

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  • December 9, 2020

If you do not understand the seriousness of the COVID-19 pandemic, Dennis Kosuth, a Chicago RN, makes it abundantly clear. Dennis Kosuth is a hero. x x YouTube Video See full episodes here. I saw Dennis Kosuth on MSNBC as they interviewed him about the poor state of mitigating the...

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  • December 1, 2020
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