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GOP leadership is bitterly divided these days, over whether to marginalize the dyspeptic land squid who tried to violently overthrow our 244-year-old republic or to fully embrace him. Believe it or not, the embracers are winning—and it’s not particularly close. So you get surreal and awkward moments like the following, where...

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  • February 24, 2021

“In all things of nature, there is something of the marvelous.” ~ Aristotle It is a fact that the biggest threat to our species is not climate change, though it will likely end much of what we experience today, but rather our war on bio-diversity. Bio-diversity is under attack from...

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  • February 6, 2021

This is something I have been considering for a long time [10 years or so] and the events of January 6th 2021 are slowly coalescing my thoughts on the subject. Or maybe I’m just slow. An article in the FT written in 2008 The new Russo-Chinese model is authoritarian and...

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  • February 3, 2021

I used to watch The Simpsons religiously — in the sense that I’d tune in every Sunday regardless of whatever else was happening, not so much in the sense that I’d fall asleep dreaming about pancakes. I haven’t been a regular viewer in years. Not because the show is bad now, but because...

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  • January 24, 2021

On a day when Trumpite dead-enders vigorously blasphemed out of pretty much every orifice (I kinda wanted to show up to their faux-Christian pity party with a giant “Where’s Your God Now?” sign), this might be the craziest thing you’ll see today. Needless to say, this is bonkers times infinity: x...

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  • December 12, 2020

I have been getting out the vote and there seems to be some dems afraid to go vote.  Come on, put on your mask and vote.  You have a voice and you have a stake in this race.  We are depending on you.  No one is asking you to put...

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  • October 30, 2020

Still about reality checks, considering that its still about GOTV and 3 November. Note that RCP is now showing a slight lead for Trump of +0.6% in some swing states, comparing 2020 and 2016. Things are different now especially with the candidates and pandemic constraints, but there are always potential bad signs...

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  • October 10, 2020

Doing his best Droopy Dog on indica brownies impression, Lindsey Graham appeared on Sean Hannity’s Fox unreality show last night to whine about a future dystopian America where the people actually elect the president, Democrats change the rules to counter Republicans’ brazen and arbitrary rule-changing, and a U.S. territory with more people than...

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  • September 22, 2020

I don’t know how else to describe someone who is pro-coronavirus as anything but evil, or as The Louisville Courier-Journal columnist Joseph Gerth calls Kentucky State Attorney General as “bidding to become Kentucky’s most prolific serial killer.”  But Daniel Cameron is evil.  During the midst of a surging viral epidemic, Cameron has taken...

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  • July 18, 2020

Just when you think we’re not going to go all degenerate art versus official art, Trump goes more Roman with triumphal graven images. Perhaps there’s a merchandising tie-in with replicas. If anything, Trump wants effigies out there, forgetting that there were the blimp babies. What better way to display Trump carnage than...

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  • July 8, 2020

On the night of the now-infamous Emptysburg Address, I posted this tongue-in-cheek tweet: x I'm waiting for the “Puppet Show and Donald Trump” phase of Trump's campaign to start. Probably be in early October or so. pic.twitter.com/6676Do0YkI— Aldous J Pennyfarthing (@AJPennyfarthing) June 21, 2020 < p class=”is-empty-p”> Fans of the...

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  • June 22, 2020

It’s enough to steam your pants. x “He took a gamble and got it wrong.” They know he blew it. Now they will spend eight months lying to America about it. https://t.co/GUsI9owSun — subscribe to my newsletter (@brianbeutler) April 2, 2020 x How Kushner and Hope Hicks are the main...

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  • April 2, 2020

Received this e-mail today from U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley (D. OR) on behalf of Democracy for America: The recent impeachment trial was a farce: when we were tasked with trying Donald Trump’s impeachment, Mitch McConnell and Senate Republicans denied us access to witnesses and documents. Instead of a full and...

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  • February 11, 2020

Assuming you’re not a cult follower, and that you as a Trumper want to learn something, today’s six page letter covers all the themes in a typical Trump rally speech for the next few weeks. It’s so much better than driving hours and standing in line, although you might actually want the humiliation of the...

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  • December 18, 2019

I say some will hate this because the Clinton v. Sanders wars have been litigated endlessly here.  But, so what?  That is what a Democratic political web site should have been doing all along. I only bring this up because I see the renewed interest in “what went wrong?” analysis...

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  • June 3, 2017
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