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“I am not, nor ever have been, in favor of bringing about in any way the social and political equality of the white and black races, that I am not, nor ever have been, in favor of making voters or jurors of negroes, nor of qualifying them to hold office,...

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  • November 5, 2021

Senator Tim Scott was willing to allow the Republican Party to make him a sacrificial lamb. Tiffany Cross called out Scott like no other. Tiffany Cross makes minced meat out of Tim Scott’s silly statement. See full episodes here. Tiffany Cross was justifiably not kind to Tim Scott. Nor should...

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  • May 2, 2021

Politico constructed an oral history of the bin Laden raid and it’s worth the read to get a sense as one can from on oral history, of the authenticity of the event, as well as some interesting details, the rosary held by Biden, and especially the trashing of previous guy...

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  • May 1, 2021

Gov. Chris Christies thought he would get away with the socialism and double taxation trope. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp would have none of it. Christie did not expect this from Heitkamp x x YouTube Video See full episodes here. The ThisWeek panel was discussing President Biden's economic proposals. One of them...

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  • April 26, 2021

A new book suggests now the necessity of reexamining the historical materialist project of Walter Benjamin recognizing those moments of historical contact as acts of recognizing the constructed historical object. “Historicism tends to be hermeneutic because it values cautious, rigorous, and contextualized interpretation of information; or relativist, because it rejects notions of universal, fundamental...

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  • April 24, 2021

“Today, a jury did the right thing. But true justice requires much more.“ x Opinion | Caught on camera Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin is found guilty of all three counts of murder and manslaughter in the death of George Floyd.https://t.co/Wi66rRx6iO pic.twitter.com/alUPrS7W4u— Ann Telnaes (@AnnTelnaes) April 20, 2021 The...

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  • April 20, 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

No, not by the US but by that jolly benevolent Empire of the British. Of course, it was started by a corporation. But something changed in 1765, shortly after the East India Company took control of the subcontinent and established a monopoly over Indian trade. They arranged a sweetheart deal....

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  • February 23, 2021

The “Arctic is already under such threat from so many angles, and while production there is expensive, it is also very, very high risk. It requires absolutely the strongest levels of global oversight.” Phoebe Barnard, Professor at Washington’s Conservation Biology Institute Putin’s Russia made history today when the Christophe de Margerie, the enormous...

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  • February 16, 2021

Republicans are trying to rewrite history or create false equivalences. The media is having none of it. Here is a team that helped elect the Georgia senators. A team that helped win Georgia Politics Done Right Live weekdays @ 3:00 PM Central Video Zoom: LINK — Live Calls: (346)248-7799 ID:254 0...

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  • January 25, 2021

How many votes remain to be counted? Exit polls show fewer late-deciders than in 2016 Trump-Clinton contest, but Trump seemed to maintain numbers where he needed, numbers that would still defeat improved Biden numbers over Clinton in 2016. Still, final results won’t be happening until Wednesday mid-morning at the earliest because counts will...

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  • November 4, 2020

Mussolini moment, no more #GaspingForAir at the Esso station in Milan. Trump declares himself immune. Cray-cray. x Deranged man in grips of deadly disease claims to be “immune” minutes after gasping for air on live television. https://t.co/uf4UCyZ3nr— The Hoarse Whisperer (@TheRealHoarse) October 6, 2020 First, Trump takes off his mask,...

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  • October 6, 2020

Trump denies something that no one has actually reported – that he had a series of mini-strokes. Using Trumpian logic this could mean that he only had one or more mini-strokes, just not in a “series”. x So, do we take this as confirmation that he “suffered a series of mini-strokes”?...

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  • September 1, 2020

The GOP keeps trying to rewrite history as a quarter-million deaths lie ahead with a failed policy, as if any death toll could be spun positively. 3 takeaways from the first night of the Republican National Convention 1. A promise of optimism, quickly abandoned The GOP claimed that this convention would be...

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  • August 25, 2020

“I’m the only thing standing between the American dream and total anarchy, madness and chaos.” Trump at the Council for National Policy Recalling that Mark Burnett wanted once to have Trump arrive at an event like Hitler at the Nuremburg rallies, next week’s GOP convention should have bombast to compensate...

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  • August 21, 2020

He’s golfing again this weekend in Bedminster. Will he do more pseudo-pressers and populate the “press corps” with “reporters’ from Epoch Times, Gateway Pundit, and OAN. “The president is back at his New Jersey golf resort, bringing his taxpayer-paid golf tab to $142 million.” x Trump’s here at Bedminster, his...

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  • August 14, 2020

In Mel Brooks’ brilliant cinematic spoof, the ‘History of the World Part 1,’ world history is pilloried,parodied, and pushed to the limits, creating uproarious laughter, but that is a movie. In his most serious and somber, oh so somber voice the President credited the 1917(sic)Spanish flu with ending World War...

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  • August 12, 2020

Glad to see this: A Democratic candidate for one of Georgia's U.S. Senate seats is weighing in on his opponent's stance on the Black Lives Matter movement – saying the issue is about more than just politics. “The folks at the WNBA, NASCAR, NBA and NFL are all trying to...

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  • July 9, 2020

This morning the Lincoln Project has put up a new ad, challenging folk to answer a basic question: Which Side Of History?”  It contrasts the historic actions of Mississippi with the ongoing racism and White Nationalism of Donald Trump. Take a look: x YouTube Video

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  • July 1, 2020

From Axios: There are five black men running for U.S. Senate in the South as Democrats who could not only make history, but are using this unique moment to have difficult, intimate conversations about being black in America. Why it matters: There have only been 10 black senators in U.S. history,...

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  • June 23, 2020

WaPo made an adjustment and Trump has now lied 18,000 times. The comparison is staggering on Trump’s economic claims. APR 03 2020 “Again, we had the strongest economy in the world. We had our best ever. We had probably the best economy in the history of the world, bigger than...

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  • May 13, 2020

So much historical revisionism, so little time, as George Conway reminds us that Trump trying to keep his taxes private may finally be resolved. Conway ultimately argues precedent in the case of Clinton v. Jones would mean the subpoenaed tax documents aren’t related to Trump’s presidential duties and therefore not...

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  • May 9, 2020

“There has been so much unnecessary death in this country. It could have been stopped and it could have been stopped short, but somebody a long time ago, it seems, decided not to do it that way. And the whole world is suffering because of it.” The Spanish Inquisition is...

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  • April 27, 2020

In “Why Mitch McConnell’s State Bankruptcy Idea Is So Stupid,” Josh Barro makes a very important and elemental point about Mitch McConnell’s proposal to let states go bankrupt.  Bankruptcy is only available to those who are insolvent – and no state is even close to insolvency because they have the power to tax. ...

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  • April 26, 2020

This was Donald Trump on Saturday, pumping up a stock market that’s dropping faster than Americans’ jaws every time his poor man’s Mayor McCheese head shows up on their teevee screens: https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1238799084263260161?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw That tweet came following the market action on Friday, when the Dow soared 1,985 points. Well, after a weekend during...

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  • March 16, 2020

It was either three years prior to her birth, or when my great-grandmother (GG) was three years old, that the Wright Brothers flew for 12 seconds in a field just outside Kitty Hawk, North Carolina.  My late great-granny was born at home in St. Mary’s County, Maryland, sometime between December...

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  • February 24, 2020

If electoral victory is a mouse to be caught, the color of the cat deployed doesn’t really matter. Matthew 21:12 He knocked over the tables of the money changers and the chairs of those selling doves. Screw inevitability and electability, aphorisms and purity still rule the day in what is now a lively but...

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  • February 23, 2020

Winston Churchill once said, “history will be kind to me, for I intend to write it.” Now, Churchill was a pretty good (amateur) historian, and he did write a lot history (as well as making it), but history has nonetheless not been kind to him. I am pretty sure that...

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  • February 3, 2020

Archives In solidarity,  Mike Fox for Alan, Mike H., Dan, Janis, Deb, Dr. Bill, Donna, Kimberly, and Bryan—your PDA national team. “We Have No Choice”. Trump Worse Than Nixon.  Join Us In The Streets! The table is set. The Judiciary Committee will be voting on two Articles of Impeachment, and...

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  • December 12, 2019

Archives In solidarity,  Mike Fox for Alan, Mike H., Dan, Janis, Deb, Dr. Bill, Donna, Kimberly, and Bryan—your PDA national team. ​ “We Have No Choice”. Trump Worse Than Nixon.  Join Us In The Streets!   After a history-making hearing on Wednesday — featuring testimony stating this is the worst...

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  • December 5, 2019

Beginning in the 1970s, the city of Lewiston, Maine, suffered a massive population drain from all the closed mills. Thousands of Somali war refugees settled in the state’s second-largest city since the turn of the century and call it home. The refugees are actually credited with completely turning the city around since the first Somali family arrived in...

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  • November 21, 2019

Alaska's temperate rainforest is in a historic drought. The climate crisis is known to alter the Globe's rainfall patterns. The city of Anchorage was carved out of the rainforest known as Chugach. The Chugach rainforest forms a great arc around Prince William Sound and the Gulf of Alaska.  Warming temperatures...

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  • August 23, 2019

Cross-posted from Eclectablog.com During the time when the Flint water crisis was unfolding, right wing conservatives spent a lot of time trying to convince the country and the world that it was all the fault of the local government. They portrayed these local leaders as incompetent buffoons who poisoned themselves,...

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  • August 16, 2019

Candidate A served 8 years in his state legislature Candidate B served 6 years on his city council. Candidate A  served one term in the US House of Representatives, choosing not to run again. Candidate B served three terms in the US House of Representatives, then ran directly for higher...

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  • February 13, 2019

While I’ve spent the last couple days writing about events in Spain, it’s important to remember the other major separatist/independence news story: Kurdistan. So, while Catalonia engages in am organized “work stoppage” (to avoid restrictions on official “general strikes”), let’s take a look at Kurdistan.  As before, let’s start off...

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  • October 3, 2017

Cross-posted from Eclectablog.com For weeks and weeks now the Indivisible group in Dexter, Michigan (“Indivisible Dexter”) and other residents of Michigan's 7th Congressional District have been asking Republican Congressman Tim Walberg to meet with them to answer questions and clarify his positions on repealing the Affordable Care Act, climate change,...

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  • March 10, 2017
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