RNC night four features another Trump speech. Prebuttals say it all

I can’t really watch the Trump speech tonight considering how much I’ve already been exposed to the same nonsense. I actually am more concerned about Russian amphibious assault exercises in the Baltic and the reinforcement of Gotland island by Sweden (lest you think that’s trivial, there’s a US SpecOps unit there). However, there are prebuttal…

urban curfews begin – keeping the peace, owning the night

I am putting this up here in case folks want to share updates and more local stories, resources and information about the first night of curfews for what has been a fluid weekend of George Floyd protests. Police violence has begun to escalate. The Twin Cities’ curfews has begun. Chicago’s began at 9pm. NYC has…

Late Night Trump worries about his masculinity because his fee-fees are hurt

Trump tweeting at 11pm last night probably got around to reading Tom Nichols’s article in The Atlantic and will probably wake up trying to figure out how to take tenure away from him. More importantly Nichols reminds the reader that the attraction of white, non-college educated men for Trump is complex and conflicted. Is it the Beaver’s…

I dreamt I saw Jerry Garcia last night …

Alive as you and me. “You are a decade gone!” I cried. But he just strummed, “Sugaree.” “When the next election sets us free, We’ll all meet at the Jubilee, and if that Jubilee don’t come,  We’ll all rally on the run.” “But Jerry,” I cried it’s been so long How much longer can I…

Things You Can Count On In Tomorrow Night's Democratic Presidential Debate.

I think there will be certain things that are predictable for tomorrow night’s Democratic presidential debate.   You know you suck as a moderator when you get panned by both Democrats and Fox “News.”  And I am talking about Bothsiderist Chuck Todd.  Seriously, I don’t normally pay any attention to Fox, but this take down of Todd…

Alarm Bells Are Blaring As Iowa Melted Down Last Night

Alarm Bells Are Blaring As Iowa Melted Down Last Night By Donna Smith, Executive Director – Progressive Democrats of America Tell Your Senators We Need Elections We Can TrustSupport PDA’s Work to Protect Your Voting Rights   As we await the delayed results from the Iowa Caucuses, conjecture and competing victory declarations further muddle an…

Relax. Democrats had a bad night; Trump has had 1,111 of them

I’m not sure how to feel about this Iowa caucus snafu, other than to ask, once again — why the hell does Iowa have such an outsized influence on who gets to be president? It looks bad on a few levels: Turnout was mediocre, which suggests enthusiasm is not where it should be. Iowa Democrats looked…