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Former Republican and still conservative Steve Schmidt is a real patriot. He has put country over party with this imploring statement. Steve Schmidt is a real patriot x x YouTube Video Watch Politics Done Right T.V. here. I am sure I can't entirely agree with Steve Schmidt on economics and...

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  • February 15, 2022

Good gourd, did he only read the headline? Or is he really this cynical about the GOP’s ongoing campaign to rule with an iron fist over a majority of Americans, most of whom would rather tuck into a charcuterie board of brine-pickled assholes than ever vote Republican? Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas)...

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  • May 11, 2021

Taegan Goddard of Political Wire has an article up on his blog (subscription required): Trump’s Strength Is His Lack of Loyalty, which analyzes the Former Guy’s continuing hold on the GOP. Trump’s leverage over Republicans right now isn’t that he can grow the party. It’s that he could destroy it...

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  • May 8, 2021

We haven’t gotten past the angst-ridden discourse of privilege and buoyancy even in law schools. Then again E. Jean Carroll really wants that DNA sample from Trump and only good lawyers are going to make that happen. The Georgetown law school said Sandra A. Sellers, an adjunct professor, had been terminated,...

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  • Avatar of annieli
  • March 12, 2021

Texas is the coalmine canary of failures in the GQP’s industrial policy. The “clusterfuzzle” appears to be only in Texas: perhaps they skimmed on costs and failed in winterizing their plants. The structural failure comes from the anti-federal, deregulatory policy of the Texas grid which reveals itself in the disinformation...

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  • Avatar of annieli
  • February 18, 2021

First things first: elect Warnock and Ossoff Much like urging Georgia Republicans to write in Trump on their ballots, there likely is an unintended consequence in Democrats’ failure to flip statehouse seats. The damage has been done at so many levels as noble efforts to fight gerrymandering in places like North...

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  • December 16, 2020

The Biden-Harris pandemic team is introduced today, covered live by MSNBC and CNN, and no one is covering the Trump “vaccine summit” event at the White House. “100 million shots in the first 100 days.” x Biden: “I’m absolutely convinced that in 100 days we can change the course of the...

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  • December 8, 2020

We experienced a collective freakout two days ago when Donald Trump refused to commit to a peaceful transfer of power if he loses the November election (which merely tells me that the piano movers they eventually hire to drag his semi-animated carcass from the Oval Office may need to carry cattle prods),...

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  • September 25, 2020

Someone wet-vac the McNugget sauce off Donald Trump’s adipose-cascading carcass and wake him up. GE has a message for him: Coal is over. You can stop lying about it now. The guy who once (in)famously said, “We've ended the war on beautiful, clean coal, and it's just been announced that a second,...

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  • Avatar of Aldous Pennyfarthing
  • September 21, 2020

Trump’s constant pimping of the stock market numbers is not the same as a sign that the economy has returned to the level of “winning” even before Trump took office. Like voting twice, Trump’s not being a good minimal-state libertarian where all debt resolves itself in a ‘free market’. Instead,...

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  • September 4, 2020

Garrett Foster was shot and killed as he tried to protect his disabled wife during a peaceful march in Austin Texas. The alleged killer has been arrested.  Austin PD, per NYT: “The driver opened fire from inside the car as Mr. Foster approached. Another person in the crowd pulled out...

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  • July 26, 2020

“Civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) died on Friday at the age of 80 after battling with pancreatic cancer, per multiple reports, including NBC News and Politico. Why it matters: Lewis, one of the organizers and speakers for the infamous 1963 March on Washington and led the 1965 Selma...

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  • July 18, 2020

So two DNI directors are lying, because it looks like Trump continues to do Russia’s bidding, however badly. And Trump lies because that’s the default position, because like Sargent Schultz, “he knows nothing”. x The Fake News @ nytimes must reveal its “anonymous” source. Bet they can’t do it, this...

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  • June 28, 2020

John Gleeson, the retired judge whom Emmet Sullivan, judge in Michael Flynn’s case, tasked with writing a review and recommendation of Barr’s demand (he calls it a request) to dismiss the Flynn case, has completed his report. Michael Flynn committed perjury but should not face contempt hearing, court-appointed counsel finds...

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  • June 10, 2020

The big names keep on coming: Former Vice President Joe Biden’s campaign is planning a rollout for Michelle Obama’s endorsement, although there are questions around just how public a role the enormously popular former first lady will play in his campaign. Sources tell The Hill that the Biden campaign’s early plans include...

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  • Avatar of Sam Sero
  • April 17, 2020

I miss Adam Schiff. Seems like the last time he appeared in the news was, let’s see, 30 years ago? Or does it just seem that way? Well, he’s still a thorn in Donald Trump’s side. And he still has a deep understanding of our Constitution that has somehow eluded...

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  • Avatar of Aldous Pennyfarthing
  • April 14, 2020

The pundits and establishment democrats are insisting this is now a two person race and everybody not named Biden and Sanders MUST drop out. I believe Klobacher (because she sees herself as a good soldier), Buttigieg (because he is looking to the future) and Bloomberg (because his ego can’t handle...

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  • March 1, 2020

Love this: x YouTube Video Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) on Tuesday attacked fellow Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg in a new ad, slamming the billionaire over his previous Republican ties. Warren took aim at Bloomberg's large number of television ads and targeted his record of endorsing and financing Republican candidates, including...

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  • February 25, 2020

Just a friendly reminder that health care is still going to be a big issue in this upcoming election. The Colorado Times Recorder has a great piece about U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R. CO) rode into Congress in 2010 on the Tea Party wave by waging war against the Affordable...

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  • Avatar of Sam Sero
  • February 12, 2020

I don’t agree with former Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill on a lot of things, but she was absolutely 100% correct on this score:  Republicans have all the power when it comes to calling witnesses in the sham impeachment trial of Trump.  McCaskill said the Media and even Democrats are falling...

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  • January 28, 2020
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MoveOn members began 2019 with new hope for our future as a new Congress was sworn in—the most diverse House of Representatives in history, with many progressive champions MoveOn members played pivotal roles in electing. And we ended the year with the impeachment of Donald Trump—a critical achievement to help...

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  • December 31, 2019

One guesses that omitting Obstruction of Justice leaves it to be pursued later, in the criminal indictments elsewhere and after the 2020 election. The facts are overwhelming, regardless. This is a streamlined impeachment with a narrow focus to ensure impeachment (regardless of the GOP Senate majority). What remained from the House...

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  • December 10, 2019

The ongoing battle to flip the Virginia House of Delegates on Tuesday is a good preview of can be expected this time next year. Currently, Virginia’s Republican Party  is in full meltdown mode over the likely Democratic takeover coming on Nov. 5.  All 100 seats are up for grabs, and Democrats are just only delegate shy of...

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  • Avatar of SemDem
  • November 2, 2019

Matt Whittaker offered the latest Trumpie defense of the indefensible: Former Trump Acting AG Matthew Whitaker Offers Stunning Impeachment Defense: ‘Abuse of Power is Not a Crime’ Speaking with Fox News’ Laura Ingraham, Whitaker blasted the House Democrats for “secret testimony” and “selective leaking to preferred outlets” after warning that...

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  • Avatar of dankoh
  • October 23, 2019

Despite Donald Trump’s best lies, renewable wind and solar power continue to spread and develop as very realistic replacements for fossil fuels. Here’s a site with resources detailing the point: energyinnovation.org/… America has officially entered the “coal cost crossover” – where existing coal is increasingly more expensive than cleaner alternatives....

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  • March 30, 2019

Stacey Abrams shouldn’t just not concede, but her campaign should also sue for election fraud and corruption. Brian Kemp, the man overseeing the elections, who happens to be Abrams’ GOP opponent, has been over the top with his voter suppression tactics. He’s tried everything from blocking tens of thousands of legitimate voter applications to...

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  • Avatar of SemDem
  • November 7, 2018

I’ve been as outraged as anyone about the Republicans’ theft of J. Scalia’s former Supreme Court seat — and now President Trump’s appalling opportunity to compound the damage with a second appointment.  And I have read the numerous pleas for Dems to extract justice, including this reasonable and provocative Kos diary calling on Dems...

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  • June 29, 2018

President Trump and the U.S. Constitution (and established norms of governing) have been on a collision course since day one of the Trump presidency, but there is one looming, and overdue, Constitutional conflict that has not been discussed generally and which could serve, surprisingly, as a corrective outcome of the Trump presidency:...

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  • March 25, 2018

Originally posted at Eclectablog.com. Republicans have successfully branded themselves as the party that worships “local governmental control”. They want federal regulations repealed and the power given to the states on all sorts of things from the environment to the Affordable Care Act. But, when it comes to actual local control,...

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  • May 13, 2015

Nestled in the cloudy, forested crevices of the Oregon Coast is Tillamook County, home to a hundred small dairy farms that work together cooperatively. The Tillamook County Creamy Association (TCCA) has been thriving for a hundred years, and some members of the original families still belong today. One of the...

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  • August 30, 2012