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Today it is mostly about Ukraine because we must. But we will also tackle the social security rip-off by the wealthy. Ukraine is deeper than many think. x YouTube Video Chat – Join Politics Done Right Live weekdays @ 11:00 AM Central Video Zoom: LINK — Live Calls: (346)248-7799 ID:254...

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  • February 24, 2022

More GQP spotted owl-isms, riffing on culture war again because Moscow Mitch claimed last year that the Democrats’ nanny-state will regulate 'how many hamburgers you can eat'. Now GOP governors are beefing with a Biden policy that does not exist. More manufactured crisis, courtesy of RWNJ media. x Saw Greg Abbott comment on...

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  • April 26, 2021

One of the more despicable senators in the US Senate now acknowledges that climate change is real after four years of kissing Trump’s ass as the know-nothing did all he could do to derail the fight against climate change and kill life on the planet. Better late than never, but words...

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  • April 19, 2021

An analysis of what’s been happening at the southern border shows that the current immigrant “surge” is actually just the result of seasonal shifts and the past year’s pandemic—not anything Joe Biden has done or failed to do. When I tuned in to ABC’s This Week on Sunday and saw that...

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  • March 24, 2021
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The sparse number of actual carbon capture and sequestration projects plus weak carbon markets amplify the problems of the climate crisis yet to be revisited, post-Trump. Two heartland examples in North Dakota and Texas show how there are several interlocking problems addressing the climate crisis that must be included in future environmental policy. More specifically...

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  • February 28, 2021

In case you haven’t heard: Speculation raged on social media overnight that Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) flew out on vacay to Cancun while his home state of Texas froze and residents scrambled to survive—but his office stayed completely silent on the rumors. However, Fox News and the Associated Press have confirmed Cruz’s completely tone-deaf trip, based...

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  • February 18, 2021

As Climate Crisis returns to the new US administration agenda, negative emissions technologies (NETs) may find their implementation hindered by neoliberal financialization.   An earlier ACM story showed how Steve Keen’s critique of Nordhaus’s use of discounting climate change demonstrates that orthodox economics is incapable of accelerating innovation especially in...

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  • January 31, 2021

As the pandemic continues on its unabated spread across the United States and a few other countries that refuse to act containing the virus, many nurses have lost their lives. The evil in the White House continues to spread this pathogen as government policy purposely. Now, Matt Gaetz and Mark Meadows...

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  • November 7, 2020

U.S. Senate candidate, MJ Hegar (D. TX), had some harsh words to say today in the Rio Grande Guardian about Governor Greg Abbott’s (R.TX) abysmal decision to re-open Texas’ businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic: “I am a proponent of small business. Small businesses got hurt hardest. As the governor’s stay...

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  • August 4, 2020

Over the past 24 hours, Acting Department of Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf has faced a firestorm of criticism for his over-the-top rhetoric and grandstanding regarding the ongoing demonstrations in Portland, Oregon. In his memo justifying the deployment of federal marshals that neither the mayor nor the governor requested or...

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  • July 17, 2020

US record for new COVID cases yesterday: 42,158 x New daily coronavirus cases are rising in 27 states, an NPR analysis shows. Here's the percent change compared to 2 weeks ago: Oklahoma: +255%Idaho: +176%Florida: +173%Arizona: +173%Texas: +169%https://t.co/EnrxwdSqtO— NPR (@NPR) June 25, 2020 x The pandemic is accelerating and is being...

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  • June 25, 2020

Received this e-mail from Rep. Joe Kennedy III’s (D, MA-04) U.S. Senate campaign: Health care for all. In the richest nation on Earth, that shouldn’t be too much to ask. We are in the throes of a global pandemic and one thing is clear: Our profit-driven health insurance system is...

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  • May 18, 2020

What follows are excerpts from four report backs by Andrea Henson, of Where Do We Go Berkeley, (@WhereDoWeGoBerk, Facebook) whom I first spotlighted in October, 2019. She has been on the front lines, fighting for and with local homeless people to create conditions where they can live in peace, in sanitary...

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  • March 30, 2020

It’s a free event but Eventbrite will ask you for your email for videocoonference site notification/access on the day of the event Davis …argued in Ecology of Fear[14] that realistic solutions lie in a radical transformation of the city and of capitalism by the global working-class, as Lewis Mumford and Garrett Eckbo advocated....

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  • March 28, 2020

Jake Tapper: “It’s not all bad news”. There’s no way of knowing the false sense of security that Trump’s declaration created one month ago, that “15 cases will soon be zero”. The Trump goal remains reelection, if only to evade indictment, and the key is trying to resurrect the economy,...

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  • March 25, 2020

Sign the Petition for a Student Debt Stimulus in response to the COVID-19 Crisis photo: Student loan debt rose from $480.1 billion(3.5% GDP) in aQ1 2006 to $1,397.3 billion(7.5% GDP) in Q3 2016 • (Public Domain) Solidarity,  Alan Minsky for Mike F., Janis, Mike H. Dan, Donna, Deb, Dr. Bill,...

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  • March 19, 2020

Disaster, it seems, is the new terra nullius, even as Trump claims that China is to blame rather than 12 weeks of White House incompetence. Still about profit as Trump tried to profit from a vaccine while ignoring the need for COVID-19 testing. The US has exceeded 4,000 confirmed cases of...

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  • March 17, 2020

For anyone who thought the Teflon Don could just bluster and gaslight his way through the election season and beyond, the latest Quinnipiac poll should be eye-opening. Not only do Americans think Trump is bad in a crisis (duh), they also show a lot more confidence in his likely Democratic opponent,...

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  • March 9, 2020

Sign PDA’s New Petition: Congress Must Take Action to End the Student Debt Crisis photo: Reps. Omar and Jayapal, and Activists Join Sen. Sandersat the Student Debt Cancellation Legislation Launch in D.C. In solidarity, Alan Minsky for Mike F., Mike H., Donna, Deb, Kimberly, Bryan, Dr. Bill, Dan, and Janis—your...

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  • March 6, 2020

The massive Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010 was an environmental calamity of epic proportions. Two hundred and five million gallons of crude oil and two hundred and twenty-five tons of methane spilled into the waters of the Gulf of Mexico off the Louisiana coast. Now a new study by...

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  • February 15, 2020

We know from the National Climate Assessment that climate disruptions to agriculture over the past 40 years has increased and, will only worsen as the climate crisis continues to unfold. Drought and flooding will increase, and heatwaves will come earlier, be more frequent and, last longer threatening the lives of...

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  • January 13, 2020

Indonesia is one of the most vulnerable nations on earth to climate change. Indonesians will face more intense floods, droughts and sea level rise in the years to come. The low lying and densely populated nation has 18,000 miles of coastline and many islands at sea level. Winds and rainfall...

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  • January 9, 2020

The killing of Qasem Suliemani has as much to do with escalating events in Iraq as it does with new revelations about Trump’s role in directing the withholding of Congressional funds in Arms for Dirt scandal. This distraction is a feature of Trumpian policy where IMPOTUS chooses the greatest diversion...

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  • January 4, 2020

The year has not ended well, even as there is some hope that 2020 will bring a reversal of the perfect storm of 2016 that elected a buffoon to the WH. A recent article outlined the cascading possibility of connected tipping points in the Climate Crisis. This emergency cannot be unmet. With...

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  • December 29, 2019

Individual-1 declares “victory for America”. Ethnic cleansing gets a pass as Russia and Turkey get what they want. Trump revels in mentioning blood and casualties. Then jabbers about securing the US border by deterring refugees. Trump: "Let someone else fight over this long, bloodstained sand." (This is a fertile, non-sandy...

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  • October 23, 2019

In solidarity,  Dr Bill Honigman and Debra Schrishuhn for Alan, Mike F, Janis, Mike H, Dan, Kimberly, and Bryan—your PDA National Team Healthcare Is A Human Right!   Today is Indigenous Peoples’ Day, also called Native American Day (SD) or Discoverers’ Day (HI), officially celebrated in 7 states instead of...

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  • October 14, 2019

I am not sure if people realize the significance of the dramatic and probable, irreversible loss of Greenland's ice by warming oceans and atmospheric changes. Most of the time I feel a good majority simply don’t give a rat’s ass. Here is a tip for you, if you even bothered...

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  • August 16, 2019

“The Romans did in these instances what all prudent princes ought to do, who have to regard not only present troubles, but also future ones, for which they must prepare with every energy, because, when foreseen, it is easy to remedy them; but if you wait until they approach, the...

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  • June 20, 2019

So Eddie Glaude Jr. was on Morning Joe this morning and in a couple of sentences he completely changed the conversation. Changed it in a way that every Democrat should mimic over and over and over again. Joe Scar starts a segment on the Green New Deal by saying it...

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  • February 13, 2019

The situation in Spain isn’t exactly getting better. And now it looks like the first real deadlines may have been set in the escalation of the Catalan push for independence. Previously in this series: Part I — Part II When last we left this story, Catalonia had voted for independence by a...

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