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Ted Millar is a writer and teacher. His work has been in featured in myriad literary journals, including Straight Forward Poetry, Better Than Starbucks, the Broke Bohemian, Caesura, Circle Show, Cactus Heart, Third Wednesday, and The Voices Project. He is also a contributor to Liberal America as well as hosting the podcast "The Left Place", available on all major podcast outlets.

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(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, February 23, 2019
FBI Apprehends Another Trump Supporter Plotting A Massacre According to a Maryland federal court filing, Christopher Paul Hasson compiled a spreadsheet of targeted lawmakers, media personalities, and the Democratic Socialists of America--all outspoken Trump critics.
Trump Deutsche Bank, From Uploaded
(10 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, December 6, 2019
Discovered Documents Reveal Trump Tax and Bank Fraud Trump may be committing bank and tax fraud by inflating property values on loan applications, claiming lower values on his taxes.
I-voted-november-2014, From FlickrPhotos
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, March 9, 2019
Republicans' Stance On HR 1 Confirms They Prefer A Rigged System On Friday, the new Democratic majority in the House of Representatives passed House Resolution (HR) 1, or the "For The People Act," with 100% Democratic support. Not a single Republican voted for it. This may come as no surprise, especially in today's tribal political milieu. But when we break down what HR 1 seeks to address, we get a better look into how the modern-day GOP is just fine with a rigged electoral system.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, February 21, 2020
Rumors of Trump's Possible Drug Addiction Need to Be Taken Seriously Rumors of Donald Trump's drug use are surfacing again. After nearly four years in the White House, the signs are getting hard to ignore.
Bernie and r4ally, From Uploaded
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, March 10, 2020
Bernie is Not a Socialist--He's a Traditional FDR Democrat Bernie Sanders is not a "Socialist". He's a Democratic Socialist. The distinction is clear and important. His platform is simply a return to FDR's New Deal.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, January 27, 2019
The GOP Might Use The Shutdown To Justify 'Starving the Beast' Since the 1980s, the GOP has been on a quixotic anti-government crusade to privatize America's common infrastructure. The shutdown is their latest attempt.
APP-032018-Trump-Saudi-Prince, From WikimediaPhotos
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, February 21, 2019
Whistleblowers: The Trump Admin Behind Saudi Nuclear Plants Disgraced Former Trump National Security Adviser Michael Flynn supported a plan for a cadre of U.S. companies to construct several nuclear power plants in Saudi Arabia. It didn't end when he left. According to whistleblowers cited in a Oversight and Reform report, it's running full-tilt boogie.
25th Amendment, From FlickrPhotos
(37 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, November 19, 2019
Trump's Trip To Walter Reed Might Be A Sign He's Preparing To Resign Trump's surprise visit to Walter Reed Medical Center may have been part of a pretext for Trump's cabinet to invoke the 25th Amendment.
America: Freedom to Fascism, From InText
(53 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, February 13, 2020
Fascism Alert: DOJ is Now Donald Trump's Personal Retaliation Apparatus If Trump gets another term, this is going to be the norm. We will be in full-on autocracy. It's already knocking at a door creaked slightly open. Every day it blows open just a little wider.
Trump sits on pile of money, From Uploaded
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, January 8, 2020
Here Is Another Trump Financial Crime While The Media Chases War Russian state-owned VTB Bank underwrote Trump's shady Deutsche Bank loans, leaving Trump 100% beholden to Russian president Vladimir Putin.
(27 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, December 23, 2018
Trump Just Left the Kurds to Die. The Question is: For What? Although some may regard our withdrawal from Syria a positive move, Trump's impulsive decision has placed our ally, the Kurds, in grave danger as Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has vowed to slaughter them. The questions is: What's in it for Trump? Because we know he's not doing this for what's best for America. Could a Trump Tower Istanbul be in the offing?
Earth, From InText
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, February 5, 2019
Mother Nature Is Mad As Hell And Not Going To Take Much More The president tweeted: "What the hell is going on with global waming [sic]?" Put simply--Mother Nature is mad as hell and isn't going to take much more.
Trump/Erdogan, From InText
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, October 9, 2019
What Exactly Is Trump Getting For Killing The Kurds? Donald Trump does not appear to know how to exist in a non-transactional world. Everything he has ever done has been to benefit himself, mostly financially. So we can reasonably assume it's no different with Turkey.
Trump and Schumer, From InText
(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, April 5, 2020
Still Think Someone is Coming to Help Us? Read Trump's Rant to Schumer If you still think the federal government is going to get around to helping us survive this public-health emergency, read Trump's raving, juvenile letter to Sen. Schumer.
Putin puppet, From InText
(29 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, June 28, 2020
Trump Knew About Russian Bounty for US Soldiers and Did Nothing Donald Trump was informed back in March American soldiers serving in Afghanistan were Russian targets. So did he do? Invite Vladimir Putin back into the G7.
No cut for you, From InText
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, December 31, 2019
Two Years Ago Trump Slashed Corporate Taxes. He Just Did It Again. The GOP tax scam passed two years ago handed a massive tax break to the wealthy and corporations. They just got a bigger break.
Pelosi-GOP-tax-scam-protests, From InText
(21 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, January 29, 2019
US Treasury Dept. Borrows $1 Trillion To Pay For GOP Tax Cuts--Again The Treasury Department will have to borrow $1 trillion, the highest level of borrowing in six years, to pay for the GOP tax scam--again.
Ohio, From Uploaded
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, December 2, 2019
Ohio Doctors Required To Defy Medical Science In Recent Anti-Choice Bill Under the recently bill in Ohio, not only would abortions be criminalized. Doctors would be required to impossibly re-implant ectopic pregnancies into women's uteri.
Electronic voting machines are discarding and switching votes, From InText
(11 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, December 23, 2019
Trump Re-Election Adviser Admits The Obvious--Republicans Cheat Voter suppression is very much alive in America, and Republican states are setting a record for purging voting roles. Last week, the Associated Press published a report about Donald Trump's re-election adviser Justin Clark admitting as much at a Nov. 21 Republican National Lawyers Association's Wisconsin chapter event in Madison, Wisconsin.
Zuckerberg-Trump-Thiel, From InText
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, November 26, 2019
Mark Zuckerberg's Clandestine Meeting With Trump After Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg met secretely with Donald Trump and a wealthy donor to the Trump campaign who sits on Facebook's board, is there any wonder now on which side Facebook stands?
Trump in facemask, From Uploaded
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, March 12, 2020
All Republicans Own the Coronavirus, Not Just Trump Hours after the WHO declared the coronavirus outbreak a global pandemic, Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) blocked a vote on an emergency paid sick-leave bill.
Scrooge McDuck, From InText
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, August 31, 2019
CEO Salaries Have Spiked 940 Percent Since the 1970s Chances are, though, if your boss is the CEO of one of 350 top public corporations, he or she is making nearly 10 times what you are. This is the conclusion the Economic Policy Institute (EPI) makes in a report that shows since 1978 CEO compensation has ballooned 940%; worker compensation, in contrast, has hovered around only 12%. CEOs, according to the study, made, on average, $17.2 million last year.
US Capitol, From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, January 5, 2019
House Democrats Hit The Ground Running With HR 1: "For The People" Act The "For The People Act" responds to voters' demands for stronger voting protections in the first bill of the new Democratic-majority Congress. This is an auspicious beginning for the 116th House of Representatives. The question is: are we going to continue doing our part holding them accountable, or will too many assume since the good guys are in charge again, it's okay to go back to sleep? (HINT: It's not.)
Trump, From Uploaded
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, March 17, 2019
Donald Trump Is Fomenting More Domestic Terrorism Trump too bears responsibility for the New Zealand mosque attack. He may not be overtly calling for Muslims, African Americans, LGBTQ Americans, immigrants (mostly dark-skinned ones), or Democrats to be maimed. But over the past several years, his stochastic terrorism has successfully incited ardent supporters to fill in the blanks.
Children in camps, From InText
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, July 6, 2019
Pediatricians Confirm Gov't-Sanctioned Child Abuse At The Border The president of the American Academy of Pediatrics called what is happening to children at the border "government-sanctioned child abuse."
US/Canadian flags, From InText
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, August 8, 2019
Here Are (Real) Facts About The Canadian Healthcare System The next time someone trots out right-wing lies about Canadian healthcare to try to shut down debate over universal healthcare, show him or her this.
DSA logo, From Uploaded
(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, March 19, 2020
Democratic Socialism is Looking Pretty Good Right About Now We could use some of that dreaded Socialism now, couldn't we? Our current crisis proves why we need a president like Franklin Roosevelt again.
letter the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service sent to immigrants, From InText
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, August 29, 2019
The Trump Deportation Machine Has Now Turned Its Sights On the Sick The Trump administration's war on immigrants--particularly those with brown skin--took another twisted turn this week when U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) sent letters to scores of immigrants, stating it will no longer consider deportation deferrals for those suffering from serious medical conditions like cancer and HIV. That decision will now rest with Trump's deportation force, aka ICE.
US Capitol's breach, From Uploaded
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, January 30, 2021
It's Looking More Like the DC Coup Attempt Was an Inside Job Now that we know there was a concerted effort to interrupt the joint session of Congress from performing its constitutional responsibility, was the January 6 coup attempt merely a dress rehearsal for future chaos?
President Trump Signs an EO Sanctioning Iran, From FlickrPhotos
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, January 1, 2020
Trump's Response To Baghdad Embassy Riots Are A Re-election Strategy Donald Trump thinks a little war is how incumbents win. The unfolding mess in Iraq is just another piece of his re-election strategy. The question is: Will it work (again)?
Tractor spraying field, From Uploaded
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, July 27, 2019
EPA Refuses To Ban A Neurotoxin To Which We Have All Been Exposed The Environmental Protection Agency has decided not to ban a neurotoxic pesticide its own scientists concluded is known to cause pediatric brain damage. Banned for household use, chlorpyrifos, sold under its commercial sobriquet Lorsban, is still being sprayed on more than 50 fruit, nuts, cereal and vegetable crops despite EPA research revealing its deleterious health effects.
State Medicaid Expansion, From InText
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, December 10, 2019
Living In A Republican-led State Is Hazardous To One's Health The redder the state, the shorter the life. That is the argument economist Paul Krugman lays out in a New York Times column in which he debunks the typical right-wing claim the United States is superior to other nations, particularly in life expectancy. It turns out, due to limited access to health care, education, and obesity rates, life in Republican-led states is shorter than in "blue" Democratic states.
Trump facepalm, From InText
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, September 26, 2019
Whoops--Too Late, the White House Tries to 'Recall' Ukraine Talking Points Emailed to Democrats The Trump administration can't get out of its own way. Its complete meltdown over House Democrats' decision Tuesday to open a formal impeachment inquiry of Donald Trump is evident in its carelessness in conducting simple tasks. Amid the growing furor over Trump's treasonous conversation with the Ukranian President, the White House inadvertently sent congressional Democrats talking points intended for Republicans.
'Knock the crap out of him!', From InText
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, June 18, 2020
Where is All the Coverage of Violent Trump Supporters? Imagine an armed group of Black Lives Matter protesters killing white Trump supporters. The Fox so-called News talking heads heads' would explode. But if the situation were reversed... We don't have to imagine. One BLM activist is dead after at least four Trump supporters recently attacked protesters.
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, March 31, 2020
Trump Grants Florida Pandemic Resources While Blue States Are Left to Die Donald Trump may not know it, but he wants Democrats to die. Does he hope enough do so he can coast to victory in November?
Acropolis, From InText
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, February 16, 2020
Fascism Alert: Trump Orders All Federal Architecture Be 'Classical' In an executive-order draft the Architectural Record reported on this week, Trump is intending to mandate "the classical architectural style shall be the preferred and default style for new and upgraded federal buildings." According to the report, the order would require rewriting the 1962 Guiding Principles for Federal Architecture.
Burning Earth, From InText
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, November 21, 2019
Thousands Of Climate Scientists Warn Of 'Untold Suffering' 11,000 scientists from 153 countries pose humanity faces untold suffering unless we effect major societal transformations.
Discrimination, From Uploaded
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, August 23, 2019
Labor Dept.: 'Religious Beliefs' Appropriate In Hiring And Firing Practices According to the U.S. Labor Department's 46-page draft rule, a range of "religious organizations"--corporations, schools, and societies--can legally refuse someone employment as long as the organization claims "religious purposes."
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SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, February 9, 2020
Trump Trolls Disrupting the Iowa Caucus is Another Harbinger of the Times This latest example from Iowa may be an anomaly now, but it won't be going forward. If we remain ignorant to how disruptive Trump trolls can be to our sacrosanct electoral process, we can give up hope of preserving it. From now on, we need to expect infiltrators in our elections, rallies, social media feeds, news headlines, and political assemblies--and beat them to the proverbial punch.
billboard, From Uploaded
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, February 26, 2019
NYC Billboard Targeting AOC Is Emblematic Of Big Money In Politics Hiding behind the 14th Amendment's equal protection clause, the wealthy and corporations claim their unlimited political spending equates to "free speech." But most Americans do not have the opportunity or resources to take out their own billboard ads to get their representatives' attention. This is why we need a constitutional amendment making it clear money is not speech and corporations are not people.
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(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, August 20, 2019
17 Million Voters Purged From Voting Rolls In The Past Two Years Between 2016 and 2018, at least 17 million voters were purged from nationwide voting rolls. This is due almost entirely to the 2013 Supreme Court Shelby County vs. Holder decision that rolled back section five of the 1965 Voting Rights Act requiring states to receive Justice Department "pre-clearance" before initiating changes to voting laws that may impact minority voters.
Coronavirus, From InText
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, March 2, 2020
Coronavirus Isn't as Serious as Not Having a National Healthcare System The absence of a Medicare-for-all-type single-payer healthcare system is in itself a public-health emergency. Coronavirus may be part of the "new normal."
Gavel, From InText
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, December 24, 2019
McConnell's Senate Confirms 12 More Trump-Appointed Federal Judges Last week, the Republican-controlled Senate--along with some Democrats--confirmed 12 more lifetime judicial nominees, then quietly left for the holidays. Trump, McConnell, and the Federalist Society have appointed one in five federal judges. This brings the total number of young, uber-conservative judicial picks the Senate has confirmed to 187.
Brownsville wall, From Uploaded
(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, July 28, 2019
Supreme Court Decides Trump Can Steal Wall Money From The Pentagon The nation's highest court handed down its decision on how to pay for Trump racism border wall. Of the nine justices, the five conservatives all agreed to block a lower-court ruling barring Trump from putting money toward a wall, allowing him to pay for it with $2.5 billion in Congressionally approved Pentagon funds.
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(26 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, December 12, 2019
Let's Hope Only Two Articles of Impeachment are Sufficient Remaining laser-focused on just the most succinct charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, House Democrats have a potentially better chance of making their impeachment concise, iron-clad, articulate--and swift. And the faster will come Trump's imminent impeachment and Senate trial. Let's hope they're right. We can't afford to screw it up.
Immigration, From InText
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, August 16, 2019
Trump's Latest Target: Legal Immigrants Requiring Public Assistance Donald Trump never had any intention of only coming for undocumented immigrants. A new policy is targeting documented ones requiring public assistance.
Sanders/Obama/Warren, From InText
(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, December 25, 2019
Obama Says He Will 'Work His Tail Off' For Nominee--Even If It's Sanders A source close to Barack Obama confirms the former president will "go to bat" for whoever secures the Democratic nomination--even if it's Bernie Sanders.
Congressional seal, From Uploaded
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, October 28, 2019
Here Is What The 'Do-Nothing' Congress Has Been Doing 213 passed pieces of legislation hardly sounds like 'do-nothing.' But blame Mitch McConnell for why House bills are dying on the Senate floor.
New York City firefighters after 9/11 attacks, From FlickrPhotos
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, July 19, 2019
'Patriots' Rand Paul And Mike Lee Block 9/11 Victim Compensation Bill As if we needed another reminder of how little the Republican party regards anyone other than its wealthy donors, Sens. Rand Paul and Mike Lee voted this week to block an extension of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund the House of Representatives passed last month. Sen. Paul had no problem supporting the 2017 "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act" that handed $1.5 trillion in permanent tax cuts to the wealthy and corporations.
Democratic party logo, From InText
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, November 29, 2019
The Establishment's Assault On Progressives Is Far From Abating Michael Bloomberg's entrance into the presidential race is indicative of how divided the Democratic party still is. Let's not make 2016's mistake. We've had three years to witness what happens when we trot out the same old moderates with the same old established "ideas". Now is the time to go bold.
Iran flag, From InText
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, June 19, 2019
Here Is What the Corporate Media Fails to Report About Iran Desperate for re-election, Donald Trump is borrowing from some of his predecessors' playbook--starting a war to distract the public and deflect from the high crimes and misdemeanors that will sink him the moment a new president is sworn in. But we won't hear that in the corporate media.
Minimum wage, From InText
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Study Shows Even $1 Minimum Wage Increase Reduces Suicides Raising the minimum wage will not just help the economy. It will not just help lift people out of poverty or prevent some from descending into it. According to a Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health study, raising the minimum wage by a single dollar can prevent suicides.
Trump crime family, From Uploaded
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, December 18, 2019
The Trump Kids Have Completed Mandatory Charity Fraud Training The Trump kids "were ordered to undergo mandatory training to ensure they do not engage in similar misconduct" in the future. According to the Attorney General's office, they have completed that training.
Immigration Schild., From WikimediaPhotos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, August 12, 2019
ICE Ambushes Mississippi Poultry Plants in Largest Single-State Raid in History In June, Donald Trump instilled fear in thousands after announcing mass ICE raids and round-ups of undocumented Americans. Then in a classic reality show-style bait and switch to appear bi-partisan, he abruptly canceled them. Last week, when people's guards were down, ICE descended on seven Mississippi poultry processing plants in what is being called the largest single-state immigration raid in U.S. history.
Trumpocchio, From InText
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, January 8, 2020
As A Candidate, Trump Lauded American Workers. Now He Ignores Them. As a candidate for president, Trump took the Democratic position on trade. No surprise, companies are outsourcing as much as ever.
Planned Parenthood, From InText
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, August 21, 2019
Planned Parenthood Eschews Title X Funding Rather Than Be Silenced The Trump administration and the Republican party handed another gift to the so-called "Christian" right this week when it backed Planned Parenthood into a corner over Title X funding and the "domestic gag rule."
Homeland Security ICE, From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, February 12, 2020
Trump's Retaliation Tour Targets NY Travelers in Recent Immigration Policy After his Senate acquittal, Donald Trump's national retaliation tour now expands to DHS against a recent NY's sanctuary law by preventing New York residents from enrolling in programs to expedite international travel.
Donald and Fred, From InText
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, February 9, 2020
Trump's Housing Policies Are Racist Enough to Make His Old Man Proud While it's true housing discrimination did not originate with Donald Trump, it is true that, as president, the housing policies he has advanced through the office of Housing and Urban Development headed by Ben Carson are exacerbating decades-old issues. Recently, the Trump administration announced two rule revisions predicted to worsen housing segregation--and make his racist father's memory proud.
Bernie, From InText
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, March 25, 2020
Bernie Sanders is Showing Us How to Respond to a Crisis Some use crises to enrich themselves, like Senators Jim Inhofe, Richard Burr, Ron Johnson, Kelly Loeffler, and Diane Feinstein were discovered last week to have been doing. Some, however, seize opportunities crises present to usher in structural changes to prevent further crises. Such an individual is Vermont Senator and Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders.
Chicago Raise the Minimum Wage rally, From InText
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, July 24, 2019
House Dems Just Passed A Minimum-Wage Increase--That's A Big Deal Donald Trump has claimed Democrats are "getting nothing done in Congress." This, like the other 10,000 he has told, is a lie. Last week, Democrats passed more historic legislation to raise the federal minimum wage to $15 from its current $7.25. With 205 co-sponsors, the "Raise the Wage Act" seeks to gradually raise the minimum wage to $15 by 2024, giving a raise to roughly 40 million Americans.
Homelessness, From Uploaded
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, October 5, 2019
Homelessness Is Just Another Excuse Trump Pushes To Punish California This feigned compassion for San Francisco's homeless population is just another in a long line of Trump's rhetorical smears against his perceived political enemies. A good president would work to get legislation passed to reduce the economic inequities allowing homelessness to grow. Trump, of course, doesn't actually care about the homeless.
SNAP, From Uploaded
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, December 8, 2019
700,000 Americans To Lose SNAP Benefits Under New USDA Policy Under a new USDA rule, nearly 700,000 Americans risk losing the safety net they have relied on to feed themselves and their families.
Steve King, From Uploaded
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, March 22, 2019
Rep. Steve King Posts Meme Threatening 'Civil War' Donald Trump is not the the only Republican fomenting domestic terrorism. Iowa Rep. Steve King's Facebook meme threatening civil war is right in line with Trump's comment last week: "I have the support of the police, the support of the military, the support of the Bikers for Trump-I have the tough people, but they don't play it tough-until they go to a certain point, and then it would be very bad, very bad."
Global heating., From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, September 29, 2019
Eco-Fascists Threaten To Co-Op The Climate Movement "Eco-fascist" is a term the right is latching onto in a deliberate ploy to lure younger climate activists who might be otherwise inclined to support more progressive lawmakers and policies like the Green New Deal.
Cyber Command, From Uploaded
(17 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, March 1, 2019
US Cyber Command Thwarted A Cyberattack On Election Day As we await Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report that began with an investigation into just how involved Russian operatives were in helping elect Donald Trump--and rivet ourselves to former Trump attorney Michael Cohen's scathing testimony before the House Oversight Committee--a recent Washington Post report confirms U.S. Cyber Command successfully thwarted another hack attack on election day.
BORTAC, From Uploaded
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, February 16, 2020
Fascism Alert: Border Patrol Tactical Unit Deployed to 'Sanctuary Cities' This week in fascism, Trump enlisted his DHS, the division that oversees ICE, against "sanctuary" New York for its refusal to turn immigrants over by preventing New York residents from enrolling in programs to expedite international travel. In his obsession with "illegals" running rampant through "democrat sanctuary cities," prepare next to see armed "tactical units" in America's streets.
Gerrymandering, From InText
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, July 3, 2019
Florida Wastes No Time After SCOTUS Gives A Pass On Gerrymandering Republicans know most Americans find their policies odious, so in order to win, they cheat through voter-I.D. laws, voter suppression, and plain old policies designed to do one thing--rig the system in their favor. Regardless of the form it takes, Republicans are perpetrating a concerted campaign to disenfranchise Democrats and minorities who vote for them.
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, June 8, 2019
When Corporate Media Clash: Times Reporters Prohibited From Rachel Maddow The so-called "liberal" media has become nothing more than a weak generic misnomer for anything not overtly pandering to the billionaire agenda. CNN, MSNBC, NBC, CBS, ABC-all the major national news conglomerates-are not liberal; they're multi-million dollar corporate juggernauts with executives pulling the strings.
Thoughts and Prayers, From InText
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, June 3, 2019
America Has Suffered 156 Mass Shootings In Just 153 Days On Friday Virginia Beach surpassed in infamy Virginia Tech, Newtown, Orlando, Las Vegas, Sutherland Springs, Parkland, Aurora, and Pittsburgh for being the setting of the deadliest mass shooting this year in the United States.
Betsy DeVos, From InText
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, October 12, 2019
Education Secretary Facing Possible Jail Time For Defying A Court Order A lawsuit against Betsy DeVos is going "full-steam ahead" to determine whether to hold the Edu. Dept. in contempt for defying an Obama-era order.
Burning Amazon, From Uploaded
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, August 27, 2019
G7 Leaders Agree On $20 Million To Rescue The Amazon--Without Trump G-7 leaders currently gathered in Biarritz, France have agreed to an immediate $20 million aid package to assist in combating the wildfires, and to initiate a global endeavor to better protect it. Conspicuously absent from the participating nations' talks was Donald Trump.
MMR, From InText
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, September 6, 2019
In Failure To Inoculate Asylum Seekers, Federal Gov't. Hastens Genocide So when the federal government refuses to inoculate detained migrant families--many of whom are mothers and small children--from deadly diseases while keeping them in cramped conditions, what outcome can we expect? Since last October, 890 immigrants and 31 detention facility employees have contracted mumps at 57 CBP or ICE facilities in 19 states, the majority privately operated.
Rouhani/Trump, From InText
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, October 14, 2019
Trump's Simple Re-Election Gambit--War With Iran Although Trump's prognostication about Barack Obama starting a war with Iran was incorrect, Trump is planning on doing what he accused Obama of intending now that the House of Representatives is in full impeachment-inquiry mode and the tide of public opinion is beginning to turn against him.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, November 30, 2019
Phony ICE-Run University Trap Continues Unabated ICE has been luring immigrants to phony colleges since 2013. Instead of stopping it, the Trump administration has doubled-down. It's time to abolish ICE.
COVID test vial, From InText
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, May 17, 2020
What We Don't Know Is Killing Us (Which Is Precisely the Idea) Trump's logic is we only have the world's highest confirmed cases because we know about them; if we just didn't know, fewer would be infected. Trump's call for reduced testing began after his son in law, Jared Kushner, warned him rising of cases might rattle Wall Street. In Trump's America, the most expensive and, in wealth-speak, expendable-should go out there and take one for the team.
PPE, From InText
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, April 28, 2020
Could Jared Kushner Be the Pirate Responsible for FEMA's PPE Seizure? What is Jared Kushner doing behind FEMA's seizure of personal protective equipment states have ordered on their own for their emergency frontline workers?
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, January 10, 2019
Here We Go Again: The Corporate Media Is Ready To Repeat 2016 Unless the corporate media has an epiphany within the year, we are going to repeat the same embarrassing sideshow we saw in 2016.
LGBTQ, From Uploaded
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, June 17, 2020
The Supreme Court Shocks the Nation With Anti-Sex Discrimination Ruling This decision--the culmination of three cases--is shocking many considering the decision's author is Donald Trump appointee Neil Gorsuch. The fight is far from over. It will never be over. We got this far because of our relentless commitment to justice and a more egalitarian, compassionate country.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, February 13, 2019
One Year Of The GOP Tax Scam Leaves Millions Feeling Trumped Trump and the GOP sold their tax overhaul by promising lower middle-class taxes. As Americans file their taxes, many discover they got fleeced.
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(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, March 22, 2019
Death At The Border: A Fourth Asylum Seeker Dies In CBP Custody The humanitarian crisis at our Southern border continues as another asylum seeker has died in Customs and Border Patrol custody--the fourth in three months.
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(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, March 27, 2020
Thanks to COVID-19, Universal Basic Income is a Thing Again Far from a panacea, Universal Basic Income, coupled with a federal jobs program, has the potential to reinvigorate the economy and our lifestyles. As we jettison jobs in this current crisis--some that may never return--we need to do something progressive to keep the economy humming and people secure. In light of the mess we're in, conversations about it are resuming. Could we see it nationwide within our lifetimes?
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(16 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, March 30, 2019
Historic Mid-West Flooding Is A Harbinger Of Things To Come As long as there is a profit motive, there will never be sufficient action to curb carbon emissions. A complete transition away from fossil fuels toward renewable energy is the only practical strategy. We need to mobilize as we did when we confronted fascism during World War Two. We must and we can upgrade buildings for energy efficiency, achieve zero carbon emissions within 10 years, and union green energy jobs.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Minneapolis Fighting To Remain Off The List Of Cities Trump Stiffed The Trump campaign still owes ten cites security costs totaling $841,000. Minneapolis is trying to prevent becoming the eleventh.
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, February 24, 2020
Republican National Committee is Sending Out Phony Census Forms Most people are probably unaware official government forms don't get mailed until next month, so the Grand Old Republican Party is taking advantage of their ignorance by mailing out mock-census questionnaires resembling actual census forms.
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Missouri Health Dept. Admits Keeping Track Of Women's Menstrual Cycles While the Missouri state government sights in its crosshairs the St. Louis Region Planned Parenthood, the last operational women's reproductive clinic in the state, health director Randall Williams admitted last week the health department had been maintaining a spreadsheet of Planned Parenthood patients containing personal information including the date of their last menstrual periods.
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Trump Demands Apology For His Racist Tweets Against Congresswomen Trump's tweet is naked racism against four Democratic women of color. Now facing a possible House vote of condemnation, Trump demands an apology.
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SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, January 16, 2020
Trump Admits Pimping Out US Military To S. Korea and Saudia Arabia If you're a veteran or current member of the U.S. military, would you mind being rented to another country? How would it feel to be a soldier for hire, fighting not for the country you signed up to defend, but another, for someone else's political agenda? Last week, Donald Trump bragged about accepting $1 billion from Saudi Arabia and South Korea in exchange for American military protection.
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A Message To Democrats: Do Not Engage In The Circular Firing Squad This is the time for Democrats to unify, not take positions in a circular firing squad as many did during the 2016 presidential cycle. Unless we want to see Trump re-elected in 2020, we need to be unified, not just appear so. Any cracks in the facade will weaken the whole establishment.
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Donald Trump In Secret Talks To Privatize U.K.'s National Heath Service Donald Trump is secretly working with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson to work out a post-Brexit deal to privatize Britain's National Health Service (NHS).
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SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, October 1, 2019
It's Not Just Ukraine--Trump Is Asking Australia For A Lifeline Too Trump urged the Australian prime minister to assist AG William Barr with information for a DOJ inquiry intended to discredit the Mueller investigation.
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Venezuela: It's Not About The People--It's About Oil & Trump's Re-Election (Videos) American interest in Venezuela has nothing to do with "overthrowing Socialism" or "bringing democracy." It has to do with Trump's re-election and oil.
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Inequality is Causing Americans to Start Families in Foreign Countries More than 66,000 Americans last year opted to have children abroad, in part due to skyrocketing healthcare and subsequent childcare costs. Are we great yet?
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Republicans Block More Election Security, Paving the Way for Russia Here we are, four months from selecting a nominee to take on Donald Trump, and it appears Russia is, once again, Trump's cheerleader. U.S. intelligence officials warned members of Congress as much in a briefing last week that precipitated Trump's accusing acting Director of National Intelligence, Joseph Maguire, of "disloyalty," and firing him.
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The EPA Just Hastened Extinction in the Midst of a Pandemic While we're locked down, concerned with "flattening the curve," the Environmental Protection Agency just accelerated our demise.
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SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, October 17, 2019
Facebook's New False Ad Policy Conspicuously Exempts Politicians Last week Facebook changed its advertising policies to make it easier for politicians to promulgate blatant lies. Sen. Elizabeth Warren proved it.
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Trump Administration Now Weaponizing Migrant Psychotherapy Notes Some licensed Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) psychotherapists are violating migrant children's trust by submitting confidential session notes to ICE, which then use the information against the children in immigration court to deny them asylum status and deport them.
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(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, October 12, 2020
One-Fifth of Countries are Facing Ecosystem Collapse How many more catastrophic tipping points are we going to surpass? How much worse does the destruction we are inflicting on the environment have to be?
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(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, March 25, 2019
Here's Why The Mueller Report Is Not A 'Total And Complete Exoneration' According to the attorney general himself, the White House's declaration Mueller's findings are a "total and complete exoneration" is a total and complete lie.
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SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, March 3, 2020
As Primaries Roll Along, GOP States Predictably Suppress Minority Votes The Republican party is wasting no time doing what it does best every election--disenfranchising minorities who consistently vote Democratic.
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SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, March 17, 2020
Whole Foods Reverses Sick Leave Policy After Blowback Media outcry caused Whole Foods late last week to reverse its request for workers to help pay for their colleagues' medical leave.
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Think We Can't Afford the Green New Deal? We Can't Afford Not To We can't broker any more dithering when it comes to the climate. Cries of "We can't afford a Green New Deal!" are not only ridiculous; they're hypocritical. If we can afford handing the wealthy and corporations a $1.5 trillion permanent tax cut, we can afford an FDR New Deal-style economic overhaul that will transform our energy grids away from fossil fuels.
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, February 2, 2020
DOJ Confirms Withholding Ukraine Emails Hours After Senate Vote The Republican cover-up is putting the nation on the path to dictatorship. Late last week, it took another more perfidious turn. Mere hours after the Senate's vote, a court filing confirmed the Justice Department (DOJ) is withholding two dozen emails pertaining to Trump's role in freezing military aid to Ukraine.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, June 21, 2019
We Are Already Three (Goose) Steps On The Road To Fascism Concentration camps at the Southern border, white supremacists marching the streets, mass deportations. We have become "that country."
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The Supreme Court Just Put Immigrants In the Crosshairs--Again In August, the Trump administration ramped up its next phase in the war on immigrants when it decided to deny green cards or visas to immigrants who rely on public benefits like SNAP benefits, Medicaid, and Section-8 housing. On Monday, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled 5-4 to permit this "public charges" policy to proceed.
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ICE Now Employing A Private Contractor To Conduct DNA Testing Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is taking advantage of DNA testing technology to identify migrants posing as families in order to gain entry to the United States at seven locations along the U.S./Mexico Southern border. Although voluntary, documents released earlier this year suggest families are more likely to be separated if they refuse.
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Without Evidence, Mike Pence Invokes 9/11 To Justify Suleimani Killing Based on zero evidence, Mike Pence channeled his finest Dick Cheney when claiming assassinated Iranian general Qassem Suleimani had a hand in 9/11.
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Federal Judge Hands Down 100K Fine To DeVos' Education Dept. U.S. Magistrate Judge Sallie Kim handed down a contempt-of-court ruling for United States Education Department Secretary Betsy DeVos on Thursday. Earlier this month, Kim ordered a lawsuit to go "full-steam ahead" after the DeVos-led Education Dept. was found guilty of violating an Obama-era court order requiring the now-defunct Corinthian College to stop collecting loan payments from 16,000 former students.
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SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, July 17, 2019
Still Think Trump's Muslim Ban Isn't Racist? Read This. Dr. Seyed Shahram Iranbomy was denied a visa to the United States after being accused of exploiting his son's funeral to gain entry to the United States. Of Iranian descent, he is a German citizen and an accredited attorney included on an American Consulate list of English-speaking lawyers available to assist in immigration cases.
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Corporate Genocide and COVID-19 Class Warfare Republicans and their wealthy corporate donors are gleefully pushing the "re-open" movement to thin the undesirables from the economic herd.
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Detained Migrants Must Now Submit To DNA Tests Amid the horrors to which we have already subjected them, migrants must now submit to DNA tests in an ever-expanding web of discrimination.
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, February 29, 2020
Fascism Alert: Trump Purging Those He Deems 'Disloyal' Next they came for...Donald Trump's domestic enemies list continues to grow. Will you be added to it next? How long until we're all on it?
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(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, March 16, 2019
The College Admissions Scandal Is Evidence Of Capitalism Run Amok As outrageous as this scandal is, it should come as no surprise given college admissions' ongoing culture of corruption, an inevitable consequence of catering to rich donors and promoting brands instead of dedicating themselves to their supposed educational mission. Education should be free. Period.
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Fascism Alert: DOJ Seeks to Use Coronavirus To Suspend Due Process The DOJ that Trump has weaponized as his own political muscle is suggesting using the COVID-19 outbreak to suspend constitutional due process rights.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, June 29, 2019
There Are 10 Stages Of Genocide. How Far Down Will We Go? These steps are not sequential and may occur simultaneously.They are also preventable.How many do we recognize playing out in Donald Trump's America today?
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COVID-19 is About to Show Us What We're Capable Of Over the next few weeks and months, the COVID-19 virus is going to show us what we're capable of. Are we ready?
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As Possible ICE Raids Loom Again, Here Are Our Rights ICE is reported to be rounding up thousands this weekend. Here are your rights in case you're on the list. Pass them on. They are all our rights.
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Potomac Electric Kills Power At The Venezuelan Embassy Amid Protests Despite the bills being paid and the Venezuelan government's invitation, PEPCO worked with the US Secret Service to cut off power on peaceful protesters.
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SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, December 17, 2019
NAFTA Replacement: A Stroke Of Political Genius Or Another Corporate Sell-Out? Some claim USMCA hands Donald Trump a victory at the very time he is geared up for re-election and defending his political career against Wednesday's impeachment vote. Others argue it was Nancy Pelosi's masterful stroke to disprove right-wing media and those believing the president's lie about Democrats grinding the legislative process to a halt.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, July 10, 2019
ICE and FBI Caught Mining State Drivers' License Photos In an attempt to ensnare undocumented immigrants, ICE authorities have mining states' drivers' license photos without warrants or subpoenas in an attempt to ensnare undocumented immigrants.
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, August 4, 2019
There Has Been Another Mass Shooting At A White Supremacist's Hands There is has been another mass shooting in America in under a week. Earlier today, a gunman killed 18 when he opened fire at an El Paso, Texas Walmart. The El Paso shooter's social media accounts suggest he was an avowed Donald Trump supporter who advocated a wall along the Southern border. Although law enforcement has not yet confirmed this, a racist manifesto is supposedly also circulating via social media.
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Mitch McConnell Tells Democratic States to Go Screw Themselves If Trump's craven animus toward states he did not win in 2016--and will likely lose again in November--is not evident enough, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, this week confirmed it along with the understanding that the entire Republican party has no interest in assisting Democratic states in times of need.
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Canada Took Two Weeks to Ban Assault Weapons, So Why Can't We? Knowing our neighbor to the north acted swiftly even while dealing with the same global pandemic with which every other country is dealing, might there be a chance we too will, again, ban assault weapons?
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Trump's '1776 Commission' is Exactly What Orwell Predicted Trump's new fascist "1776 Commission" is exactly the very thing author George Orwell warned us about 70 years ago. And here we are.
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CNN Goes Full WWE In Attempted Ambush Against Sanders And Warren CNN tried to turn Tuesday's debate featuring Sens. Sanders and Warren into a WWE cage match against weak low-polling candidates. It failed epically.
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SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, November 10, 2019
Twitter Eschews Political Ads While Facebook Doubles Down Twitter bans all advertising while Mark Zuckerberg doubles down on his decision to let Facebook run roughshod over honesty and integrity.
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, January 18, 2020
The Supreme Court Agrees To Hear 2016 "Faithless Electors" Case A handful of "faithless electors" refused to vote for Hillary Clinton in 2016 despite pledging to do so. Now the Supreme Court is weighing in.
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Kentucky Aluminum Plant Linked to Russian Oligarch Oleg Deripaska Russia is conducting business as we speak right in Sen. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's state of Kentucky. Aluminum manufacturer Braidy Industries is planning to build a $1.7-billion taxpayer-funded mill near Ashland, Ky. The aluminum needed--and a $200 million investment--will stem from Russian aluminum giant Rusal, which recently faced U.S. sanctions due to connections to Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, July 1, 2020
Of Course We Can Afford Medicare-for-All--We Always Could We have always been able to afford Medicare-for-All. It's just a matter of priorities. The neo-liberal shift over the past forty years has prioritized Wall Street, the defense industry, and generally any individual or corporation ideologically committed enough to capitalize on the "money=free speech" argument the Supreme Court agreed is constitutional.
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(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, April 19, 2020
Who's Going to Vote for Trump After His Supporters Die of COVID? Like a true cult leader, Donald Trump is urging his followers to sacrifice themselves for him. Trump is a public health emergency, but his supporters don't have to be.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, November 2, 2019
New York Bids A Fond 'Good Riddance' To Donald Trump Donald Trump no longer wants to call himself a New Yorker. Maybe that's because his tax scam discriminates against higher-taxed states like New York that traditionally vote Democratic. Or maybe it's because New York is not letting him get away with concealing his tax returns.
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On Tenth Anniversary Of Citizens United, Seattle Bans Dark Money As insurmountable as this may seem, it is possible to take back our democracy. A week before Citizens United's tenth birthday, the Seattle, Wash. City Council unanimously banned "foreign-influenced" companies from local elections' political spending.
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(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, May 29, 2019
My Volte-Face On Julian Assange We must not be so shortsighted as to accept Assange's fate as an aberration. If Trump can get away with coming for him, any leader can get away with prosecuting anyone who speaks out against his or her government's abuses. Once that happens, it's all over.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, September 14, 2019
Despite Policy, Trump Refuses Entry To Bahamian Hurricane Refugees Less than one week after Hurricane Dorian decimated the Bahamas, leaving 44 dead, tens of thousands homeless, and 2,500 missing, the United States has added Bahamian refugees to its swelling list of people on whom it is turning its back. Protocol traditionally grants Bahamians with clean criminal records permission to enter the U.S. with just passports. Trump has refused to waive any visa requirements.
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(10 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, April 14, 2019
High-Profile Firings Indicate Trump's Purge Has Begun Donald Trump is firing anyone refusing to fulfill his sadistic agenda. The purge has begun. What can we expect from a hack who lifted his re-election slogan "Keep America Great" from the 2016 film The Purge: Election Year?
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SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, June 20, 2020
Facebook Pulls Down 88 Trump Ads for Shout-out to White Supremacists "88" is white supremacist code for "HH"--"Heil Hitler". So was it coincidence Facebook pulled down 88 Trump ads, some displaying Holocaust iconography?
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New York City To Start Providing Single-Payer Healthcare Although not the single-payer model most Democrats in Washington favor, NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio's recent initiative guarantees every New Yorker the opportunity to receive medical treatment through the city's public-hospitals system, regardless of income level.
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(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, February 1, 2020
Trump--Not the DNC--Should Be Terrified of Bernie The Democratic party has a lot of soul searching to do if it has any sincere intentions of defeating not just Trump but Trump-ism. Let's put those ideas together so we can get that god-awful current occupant of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue skulking back to Mar-a-Lago ASAP. Let's allow the people to choose their next leader.
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, June 10, 2020
Police Attacks on the Press Surge During Black Lives Matter Protests As activists and lawmakers call for drastic police reform, we must also consider the assault this administration has waged on the free press and its motives for doing so. Once the free press--the only industry mentioned in the Constitution--is silenced or bent to political will, we can consider ourselves in a full-blown autocracy. Are we already there?
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(14 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, November 27, 2020
Joe Biden Must Break the Precedent of Letting Predecessors Off the Hook Joe Biden must not let Trump skate on his high crimes and misdemeanors unless we are prepared to accept the premise that presidents are above the law.
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Children Lead The Charge Against Climate Change Leading the charge is a 16-year-old Swedish activist named Greta Thunberg. A Senate climate crisis task force this week praised young activists for being so outspoken about the climate crisis. Thunberg, however, made it clear to lawmakers she was not interested in their platitudes. She demands action, as should we all.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, June 13, 2020
Republicans Run Full-Tilt Voter Suppression With an Eye on November Anyone still needing evidence of Republicans' racist voter suppression tactics should look at what just happened in Georgia. Republicans do not want democracy. So to maintain their wealthy donors' hegemony, they try to prevent voters from exercising their fundamental right to choose whom they want to represent them. Why else would they work so hard to suppress votes?
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Loose-Lipped Trump Spilled Sensitive Info. About al-Baghdadi's Death Trump's Sunday morning announcement of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's death was a big deal. Yet Trump's inability to stick to the script revealed sensitive information that could risk imperiling future raids, special operations, and intelligence.
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, June 2, 2019
NY Is Now The First State To Ban ICE From Courthouses Donald Trump's home state of New York is doing something to rein in the president's deportation force, aka Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). ICE is now no longer permitted to arrest immigrants inside New York courthouses without producing federal judicial warrants or orders.
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Trump Formally Withdraws The US From The Paris Climate Accords Monday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced Trump sent his withdrawal letter to the United Nations, initiating the withdrawal process set to be completed next November 4--one day after the presidential election.
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US Violates UN Agreement Denying Iranian Foreign Minister A Visa The Trump administration continues to grasp at straws in its desire to go to war with Iran when last week it violated the UN Headquarters Agreement denying Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif a seat at the United Nations Security Council.
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Provision in Trump Tax Scam May Raise Taxes Just as Biden Takes Office A provision in Trump's tax law will begin slowly increasing taxes on many low- and middle-income Americans just as Joe Biden's presidency starts.
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Could Starving the Postal Service be Another GOP Voter-Suppression Strategy? Why does Donald Trump and the entire Republican party want the postal service to die? Perhaps it has to do with all the talk of mail-in voting just in time for the election. And why not? Republicans know their policies are unpopular, so they have to cheat to win. That's why they rely so much on voter suppression. Now they're using a Bush-era law to disable the post office's role in expanding voting.
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SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, June 28, 2020
Trump's EPA Has Just Brought Us Closer to Climate Extinction--Again The EPA just issued a rule exempting chemical companies from reporting noxious perfluorinated chemicals (PFAS) released into the environment.
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, May 25, 2020
Happy Memorial Day! Trump Screws Soldiers Again After Depriving National Guard Benefits How much does Trump love the military? Let us count the ways. There was that time he bragged about accepting $1 billion from Saudi Arabia and South Korea in exchange for American military protection. Then there was that time he sent six groups of U.S. military veterans to lobby against a law the Saudi Arabian government opposed. Then he held a vet "charity" but forgot to deliver the money. Now it's the National Guard's turn.
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, December 29, 2018
The DNC's New Rules For Grassroots Campaign Finance Democratic National Committee Chair Tom Perez announced recently that, in addition to standard polling rubrics required to join presidential primary debate, candidates will additionally be required to meet a "grassroots fundraising" criteria. More voters will have the chance to speak with their wallets as well as their votes.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, April 17, 2020
Wisconsin Judges Vote Absentee Ballot After Blocking Mail-in Voting Order In classic hypocritical GOP fashion, Republican-majority Wisconsin State Supreme Court justices were so concerned with "voting integrity," they prohibited mail-in voting. Then they voted by mail. I guess they weren't too concerned.
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Covid 'Long-Haulers' Represent the Future of Pre-Existing Conditions Covid-19 "long-haulers'" lingering malaise will become the face of pre-existing conditions should there ever be a post-Obamacare America.
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For-profit Healthcare Agencies Firing Doctors Expect Gov't. Bailouts In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, for-profit healthcare agencies have no problem accepting government subsidies. They just aren't using planning on using them to pay their doctors.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, June 24, 2020
We Should Be Paying Attention to What's Going On In India and China While the media diverted some attention away from reporting on the Black Lives Matter protests and the spike in coronavirus cases to focus on Donald Trump's underwhelming Tulsa, Okla. rally on Saturday, two nuclear superpowers on the other side of world were stepping closer to war for the first time in half a century.
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SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, April 21, 2020
Following Wisconsin's Lead, Kentucky Overturns Voter Suppression Veto Wisconsin GOP lawmakers refused to advance vote-by-mail provisions that would prevent crowds from risking spreading contagion by reporting to the polls. The Republican-majority United States Supreme Court sided with them. Now at least seven have contracted the virus. That was a green light for Republican states like Kentucky.
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Comcast, Disney+, Netflix Set to Raise Rates at Height of the Pandemic Just as Disney stocks hit an all-time high, the company plans on unveiling some new shows at a higher subscription rate. Ditto Netflix--again. Not to be outdone, one of the most profitable media monopolies, Comcast, providing millions the bandwidth necessary to stream media, is extending bandwidth usage fees.
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(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, March 7, 2019
Former Clinton Economist Agrees It's Time To Embrace Progressives An acolyte from the neoliberal Clinton administration has now come out admitting it's time for the mainstream Democratic party to return to the progressive roots Sen. Sanders and other new lawmakers embrace if it is to survive the age of Trump.
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, February 17, 2019
Seven Million Americans are 90 Days' Delinquent on Car Payments According to a Federal Reserve Bank of New York study, a record seven million Americans are at least 90 days behind on auto-loan payments, the highest number in history.
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Fascism Alert: NY Judge Suspends Protesters' Habeas Corpus Rights In March, the Justice Department (DOJ) considered using the COVID-19 outbreak to suspend constitutional habeas corpus (due process) rights. Last week, New York State Supreme Court justice James Burke did just that, using the protests over police brutality to reject a petition intending immediate release of hundreds of protesters the New York Police Department had detained for over 24 hours.
Fascism, From InText
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We're There, America--This is Our 'Break Glass in Case of Fire' Moment Trump is not even hiding his disdain for democracy anymore. If ever there was a "break-glass-in-case-of-fire" moment, this is it.
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SHARE More Sharing        Friday, July 3, 2020
What If COVID is Just Nature Pushing Back Against Its Degradation? The coronavirus/COVID-19 is just one zoonotic disease linked to environmental destruction. Maybe we ought to start pointing fingers at ourselves.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, January 25, 2019
Trump Hopes William Barr Keeps Him From Prison--As He Did For Bush Donald Trump could have selected many right-wing ideologues to replace Jeff Sessions at the Justice Department. But he chose William Barr, who was instrumental in saving former president George H.W. Bush from prosecution in the Iran-Contra scandal. Could Trump be expecting Barr to work his mojo for him as well as Robert Mueller closes in?
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, June 6, 2020
Little Green Men Descend on Peaceful Protests in the Nation's Capitol An even greater threat to justice and safety than aggressive identifiable, uniformed officers are anonymous, unidentifiable vigilantes. One of the characteristics of fascism is using law enforcement as an arm of the state to quell citizen's civil rights. This week has been a tremendous step in that direction.
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SHARE More Sharing        Friday, May 22, 2020
What Will a Post-corona Education in America Look Like? If education is supposed to be the great equalizer, what is to become of it when wealthy corporations exploit the coronavirus for profit potential?
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SHARE More Sharing        Monday, February 3, 2020
Ignoring Ratification, DOJ Circumvents Equal Rights Amendment On January 15, Virginia became the required 38th state to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), legislation originally introduced in the 1920s, then passed the U.S. Senate and was sent to the states for ratification in 1972. But the Trump Justice Department asserts "the ERA Resolution has expired and is no longer pending before the States."
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, January 21, 2019
Saudi Lobbyists Used U.S. Veterans As Pawns In Trump Hotel Scam Lobbyists representing the Saudi Arabian government reserved 500 rooms at Trump's D.C. hotel within a month of the 2016 presidential election, for which they paid more than $270,000. But the rooms weren't for them. They were for six groups of U.S. military veterans sent to Washington to lobby against a law the Saudis opposed.
Eminent Domain, From InText
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, May 13, 2020
The Trump Administration is Suing a Texas Orphanage to Build Its Wall There is no level to which the Trump administration will not stoop to achieve its dystopic view of America. There is no bottom. Case in point: the administration is now suing an orphanage on the U.S.-Mexico border because it's on property needed for the racist border wall Donald Trump has been promising his supporters since he was a candidate.
SS cards, From InText
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, January 26, 2020
Need Another Reason To Vote Democratic? How About Social Security? Let your Republican friends and relatives know what they risk when supporting a party that clearly has the oligarchs' interests ahead of their own. All the racism, jingoism, capitalism, cultism, and Trumpism is a smokescreen for their true intentions: to make America a feudal society subservient to the ultra-wealthy.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, June 3, 2020
Amid Pandemic, NY Gov. Cuomo Grants Immunity to the Healthcare Lobby Until we get money out of politics, these are the types of backroom negotiations that will continue to deliver dividends for the wealthy sugar daddies.
Biden, From InText
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, May 31, 2020
An Open Appeal to Joe Biden: Don't Wait Until November to be president--We Need a President NOW This is an appeal to Joe Biden to step up now and be the leader we do not have. He doesn't need to wait until the election to assuage our pain.
Journalists et al, From Uploaded
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, March 8, 2019
Journalists and Activists Arrested at the Border for Documenting Migrants Asylum seekers are not the only ones being detained at the U.S.-Mexico Southern border. Customs are Border Patrol officers have now trained their attention on journalists, lawyers, and activists.
Voter suppression, From InText
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, April 8, 2020
Republicans Are Using Wisconsin as a Testing Ground for November Once again, Wisconsin is in the electoral crosshairs thanks to this week's two-pronged GOP assault from the state supreme court and the SCOTUS.
Medicare for All Rally, From Uploaded
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, December 14, 2020
CBO Report Shows Medicare-for-All Costs Less Than Previously Thought We have always been able to afford to provide every man, woman, and child born in this country healthcare as a human right. Now a new report out of the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) this week illustrates that, not only could we always afford it, but Medicare-for-All could cost even less than what the most ardent Medicare-for-All advocates propose.
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, August 15, 2020
It's Official: Trump Wants to Kill the Post Office to Boost Re-election The assault on the postal service is not just an attack on the election. It's an attack on democracy itself in perpetuity. It's an attack on the economy, health, and the Constitution.
IGM, From InText
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, April 27, 2020
We Are Left Holding the Bag In New Emergency Relief Package--Again The good news: House lawmakers voted overwhelmingly Thursday to approve another $484 billion emergency relief package. The bad news: Most of that amount--$310 billion--will be put toward replenishing the small business loan Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). That means, once again--as expected--Americans whom the economic fallout from the coronavirus affects most are left with nothing but the price tag.
Warren/Sanders, From InText
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, January 22, 2020
MSNBC Attempts to Take Down Sanders With a 'Body-Language Expert' In its desperate desire to portray Bernie a mendacious misogynist/Communist/utopian crackpot, it enlisted testimony from "international communications expert" and owner and president of the Body Language Institute to explain how Bernie was undoubtedly lying to Sen. Warren when he denied ever suggesting a woman is unable to be elected president.
GOP tax scam, From InText
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, May 24, 2019
How The GOP Tax Scam Treats Students Like Trust-Fund Kids Thanks to an inconspicuous provision in the tax law, nearly 1.4 million low-income and middle-class college students and their families, and 15,000 graduate students, are now being taxed like trust-fund children, owing more on scholarship funds specifically intended for expenses like room and board.
26 Dems who voted with Repubs, From InText
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, March 3, 2019
26 House Dems Vote With GOP On Anti-Immigrant Gun Amendment The Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019 passed the House 240 to 190. But 26 Democrats sided with the opposition on a racist amendment to it.
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(10 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Sen. Elizabeth Warren Vows To Breakup Anti-Competitive Mergers If elected president next year, Mass. Sen. Elizabeth Warren vows to choose regulators seeking to break up "anti-competitive mergers," like Facebook's recent purchase of Instagram and WhatsApp, Amazon's purchase of Whole Foods and Zappos, and Google's acquisition of DoubleClick and Waze.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, May 8, 2020
3,000 Coronavirus Deaths a Day By June--Let's Start Calling It Genocide Internal projections "based on modeling by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and pulled together in chart form by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (Fema)" indicate we are on pace to sacrifice 3,000 Americans a day to the coronavirus/COIV-19 by next month. That's a 9/11 every day while Trump and his sycophants shrug their shoulders and chalk it up to the price of doing business.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, July 8, 2020
Now Is Not the Time to Get Complacent--Trump Could Still Win Don't let his flagging popularity fool you. There are several ways Trump could still win a second term. And there is no tactic too low for him.
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SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, April 9, 2020
Thank You, Bernie--Again Bernie Sanders suspended his presidential campaign on Tuesday, making Joe Biden the presumptive Democratic nominee. As he did four years ago, Bernie moved Biden to the left. Now it is up to us to keep doing that.
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(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, November 22, 2020
The Democratic Party Ignores Progressive Policies At Its Own Peril For all the ways progressives have succeeded in moving Joe Biden further left, we are kidding ourselves if we think he's going to stay there if not met with relentless pressure. We are also kidding ourselves if we believe disguising ourselves as Republicans dressed in Democrats' clothing is going to produce anything other than a Republican rout in 2022 and a President Tom Cotton or Donald Trump redux two years later.
Sanders presidential campaign kickoff, May 2015 Bernie Sanders, From WikimediaPhotos
(19 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, February 19, 2019
It's Official: Bernie Sanders Is Running For President In a Tuesday morning video message to his supporters, Vt. Sen. Bernie Sanders made his decision to take on Trump in 2020 official.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Could The Media's Silence On Climate Change Finally Be Ending? The corporate media's virtual silence on the most urgent crisis facing humanity has kept people in the dark for far too long. But according to a CBS News poll, more than a quarter of Americans understand climate change's urgency and want to see immediate action to address it--despite the media's efforts to ignore it.
Vote-by-mail, From Uploaded
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, March 29, 2020
If Ever There Was a Time for Mail-in Ballots, It is Now What if we used this crisis as an opportunity to institute real progressive change? The possibly of voting by mail is one such way to accomplish this.
Climate change, From InText
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, June 27, 2019
Climate Change Threatens To Create 'Climate Apartheid' International borders, economies, food and water supplies, health, education, transportation, energy sources, are all predicted to change with the climate as the planet warms faster than scientists predicted. Another casualty we can add to the list: democracy.
Tax Return Protester, From Uploaded
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, May 3, 2019
If He Doesn't Release His Taxes, Trump Might Not Be On The Ballot One way to prevent Donald Trump from getting re-elected is to ensure he isn't on the ballot. According to the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL), 25 states are considering legislation requiring presidential and vice-presidential candidates release their tax returns in order to appear on primary or general election ballots.
Money in politics., From Uploaded
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, January 19, 2021
Follow the Money Right to the Republicans Who Challenged the Election We should point fingers at Sens. Hawley and Cruz and at the right-wing donors. But the real problem is money in politics. A future where "corporate personhood" is again a thing of fiction is possible.
Betsy DeVos, From Uploaded
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, April 20, 2019
How Do We Pay For Tax Cuts For The Rich? Cutting Education, Of Course A recent analysis from the Center for American Progress Action Fund (CAPAF) indicates Betsy DeVos herself made enough from the "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act"--between $46.8 million and $109 million--to personally defray the programs she decided to eliminate.
Abortion, From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, May 20, 2019
The GOP's Mad Dash to Reverse Roe vs. Wade Has Begun Although reproductive rights have always been a political football since Roe v. Wade's signing, and there have been prognosticators that have predicted its demise before, we are hard-pressed to think of a time in recent memory when the religious right has been so emboldened and women's rights so threatened. What country do they want America to be? They want to "end" abortions (except for mostly white women of means).
kimmy aoyama at flickr.com/people/148997126@N03/, From Uploaded
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, December 12, 2020
Environmental Activists Celebrate NY's Divestment From Fossil Fuels Responding to pressure from environmental groups, New York has become the first state to divest its massive public-pension fund from fossil-fuel companies. Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli announced Wednesday the Empire state will begin transitioning $226 billion to net-zero-emissions portfolios by 2040.
Bernie Sanders for President, From FlickrPhotos
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Bernie Sanders Makes History Again As His Campaign Staff Unionize As more political staff form unions, Sen. Bernie Sanders' 2020 campaign has officially become the first presidential campaign to follow suit.
Asylum seekers welcome, From InText
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, June 14, 2019
HHS Plans To Imprison Refugees In Former Japanese Internment Camp We are creating a disaffected, marginalized, and undervalued generation. How many of these kids at the border will be so damaged they will lead lives of crime and chaos? We can do better. Much better. This is not America.
Betsy DeVos, From Uploaded
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, May 27, 2020
New Edu. Dept. Rule Eases Up on Students Accused of Sexual Assault In four years, Edu. Secretary Betsy DeVos has turned its back on student loan borrowers, transgender, and disabled students. Sexual assault victims are now next.
Corporate welfare, From Uploaded
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, November 23, 2020
GAO Study Exposes How the Wealthiest Corporations Keep America Poor If only average American taxpayers realized how much their hard-earned wages are being pumped into these companies despite record profits--and how little those companies pay in taxes--perhaps they would not fall for the lie they are peddled about "not being able to afford" Medicare-for-All, college-debt forgiveness, and fully funding Social Security.
Online learning, From InText
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, July 11, 2020
ICE Threatens to Deport International Students Taking Online Courses In its recent racist assault on immigrants, ICE has proposed a policy requiring deportation of international students taking online courses in the fall.
Gavel, From InText
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Yes, Trump Is Temporary, But His Judicial Appointments Are For Life With the amount of judicial appointments Sen. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is approving, Republicans have the power to perpetuate Trumpism.
Bernie Sanders 2016, From Uploaded
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, January 20, 2021
Meet the New Senate Budget Committee Chair--Bernie Sanders Something Republicans have feared since Paul Ryan was still Speaker of the House is the possibility of Vt. Sen. Bernie Sanders assuming the role of Senate Budget Committee Chair. Well, the next Senate Budget Committee Chair is none other than Vt. Sen. Bernie Sanders.
Grant, From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, December 20, 2018
Yes, A Sitting President Can Be Arrested--Look At What Happened to Grant Many are asking these days whether a sitting president can be indicted. The truth is, no one knows for sure. But there was that one time back in 1872 when President Ulysses S. Grant was arrested for speeding his horse-drawn carriage through downtown Washington, D.C. So here's to hoping.
Gavel & money, From Uploaded
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, May 12, 2020
Don't Forget, Trump and McConnell Are Still Tainting the Federal Judiciary Elections have consequences, and one of those consequences lies in a president's constitutional authority to appoint federal judges. This president and his accomplice Mitch McConnell are more of a threat than we know.
ICE, From InText
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, July 26, 2020
Will an ICE Fascist Factory Be Coming to a Town Near You? An ICE civilian training facility in Chicago? Couple this with BORTAC, the Customs and Border Patrol's equivalent of a SWAT team, tasked with assisting ICE agents in routine immigration arrests, and state-sanctioned paramilitary forces roughing up people in the streets for daring to exercise their constitutional right to peaceably assemble to redress their grievances, and we've got the makings of a tin-pot police state.
George Floyd, From InText
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, June 1, 2020
To End Violence, We Must Excise Generations of Institutional Racism While it is true most police officers are decent, honest, moral people dedicated to upholding the law and keeping peace, it is also true that some of those laws and practices they are upholding are racist and reactionary. We will never see an end to police brutality until we address the systemic inequalities permeating a law enforcement system still operating as if it is enforcing slavery.
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SHARE More Sharing        Monday, January 7, 2019
Senior Cabinet Officials Get a Raise While the Country Goes to Hell While 800,000 Americans face potential financial ruin, the Vice President, the president's cabinet, and senior administration officials are receiving $10,000 raises. To be fair, this actually has more to do with former House Speaker Paul Ryan than Donald Trump, but the president's intransigence over the Southern border wall is not helping to improve the situation.
Mitch McConnell, From Uploaded
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, November 25, 2020
Millions Set to Lose Economic Benefits Over McConnell's Partisan Agenda Twelve million people are set to lose federal unemployment benefits after Christmas because Mitch McConnell has decided federal judges are more important than workers.
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, April 6, 2020
Hospitals Are Firing Doctors Speaking Out About Virus Protections Hospitals nationwide are firing healthcare workers for going public about insufficient and dangerous virus-treatment conditions. Perhaps it's time for us to contact the for-profit health providers' boards of directors and let them know what we think.
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, September 14, 2020
Trump's 'Law and Order' Administration Tops the Indictment List Donald Trump is making Richard Nixon look like an altar boy in 'The Most Lawless President' contest with 215 indictments (and counting).
Thomas Zurhellen, From InText
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, April 17, 2019
NY Vet Is Walking Across The Country For Fellow Veterans Twenty-two. That's how many veterans on average commit suicide in the United States every day. It's also the number of miles Navy veteran Thomas Zurhellen plans to walk each day on a trek across the country from Portland, Ore. to Poughkeepsie, NY to raise awareness of veteran suicides and homelessness.
Hart Island, From Uploaded
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, April 14, 2020
Funeral Homes Inundated, NY Buries Its Unclaimed Dead On Hart Island With funeral homes overwhelmed, New York City Parks Department workers on Hart Island are digging trenches for unclaimed COVID-19 victims.
Baby hand on chalkboard by Nenad Stojkovic via Flickr, From Uploaded
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, December 6, 2020
COVID-19 Is Claiming Another Casualty: Public Education The pandemic could be killing more than those infected with COVID-19. It might also be delivering a death blow to American public education.
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SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, May 8, 2019
Fla. GOP Is Trying To Reverse Voters' Decision On Felon Voting Rights Last week, the Republican-controlled Florida state senate voted along party lines on reform bill SB 7066 which would prohibit felons with restitution, fees, and fines from voting should the new Republican governor, Ron DeSantis, sign it. This is yet another Jim Crow era-like tactic, akin to Reconstruction poll taxes, the GOP is hoping will siphon off possible Democratic votes.
Social Security, From InText
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, September 14, 2020
Three Years is All That's Left of Social Security if Trump is Re-Elected There are so many reasons to get out the vote this year more than ever. Democracy is on the ballot. That includes the fate and future of Social Security.
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SHARE More Sharing        Friday, October 23, 2020
The Trump Administration Has Lost Parents of Over 500 Migrant Children 545 migrant children's parents have vanished after being separated at the border. The Trump administration claims they don't want their kids back.
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, October 25, 2020
ICE Reportedly Torturing Cameroonian Asylum Seekers Into Deportation Torturing Cameroonian asylum seekers into signing their own deportation orders is the latest atrocity of ICE is accused of perpetrating.
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SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, January 31, 2019
War With Venezuela Would Boost Media Ratings--As War Always Has The mainstream media is at it again providing propaganda for another coup in another South American country. War with Venezuela would be great for ratings. Are we going to fall for it again?
Coal plant, From Uploaded
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, March 4, 2019
Majority Of Coal-fired Power Plants Guilty Of Poisoning Groundwater According to an analysis from the Environmental Integrity Project (EIP), nine out of every 10 coal plants, three-quarters of all U.S. facilities with reportable data, claim groundwater is poisoned with at least one coal-ash pollutant; a majority report dangerous levels of at least four separate contaminants.
Election Day sign, From Uploaded
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, February 10, 2019
Sandusky Trades Columbus Day for Election Day as a Paid Holiday As part of HR-1, Democrats hope to make election day a paid federal holiday, despite Republicans' opposition. Sandusky, Ohio, just did it.
Census, From InText
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, April 27, 2019
The Lasting Damage The 2020 Census Citizenship Question Could Do "Is this person a citizen of the United States?" How will you answer this question when it's time to complete the 2020 census form? How do you feel about being asked? The United States Supreme Court is poised to provide responses to this seemingly innocuous question in a major case that could alter the country's political landscape for decades.
Refugees, From Uploaded
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, April 2, 2019
Refugees Under A Bridge--Our Latest National Shame This week, we learn U.S. immigration officials are penning in hundreds behind chain-link razor wire fencing and forcing them to sleep on the ground in a temporary outdoor detention camp beneath the Paso Del Norte International Bridge linking Ciudad Juarez and El Paso, Texas.
Larry Hopkins, From InText
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Leader Of Vigilante Group That Detained Asylum Seekers Arrested, Attacked in Jail Last week the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) accused Hopkins' United Constitutional Patriots of being a fascist, white nationalist militia illegally detaining and kidnapping Central American asylum seekers. On Tuesday, Larry Hopkins was attacked at the Dona Ana County Detention Center in Las Cruces, NM.
Covid 19, From Uploaded
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, January 16, 2021
COVID Omitted on Death Certificates Brings Families More Pain Many Americans dying from COVID-19-related complications are being issued death certificates that make no mention of COVID.
Camila Díaz Córdova, From InText
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, February 27, 2019
A Salvadoran Transgender Woman Refused Asylum Has Been Murdered Because of the Trump administration's draconian immigration policy, another Salvadoran transgender woman is dead. 31-year-old sex worker, Camila Díaz Córdova, applied for U.S. asylum in August 2017 due to death threats and extortion. Her request was denied. She returned to her previous life in San Salvador, was kidnapped, beaten, and died in a hospital a few weeks ago, February 3.
Donald Trump supporters, From Uploaded
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, January 13, 2021
FBI Warns of Nationwide Armed Insurrections Next Week According to an internal FBI bulletin, this final week of Trump's toxic presidency may be most violent, with armed demonstrations being planned for all 50 state capitols and "war" at the U.S. Capitol, extending through Joe Biden's inauguration on Jan. 20.
Trump, From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, December 29, 2020
Trump's Pardons Epitomize Corruption, Theft, and Murder Four murderers the president just allowed to walk free were responsible for a massacre tantamount to the My Lai massacre during the Vietnam war.
Fabius Maximus: Got White Privilege?, From Uploaded
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, November 24, 2020
Kenosha Terrorist's Celebrity Bail Epitomizes White Privilege Wealthy white males bail out an admitted domestic terrorist while Black males are shot, arrested, and wrongfully imprisoned simply for being Black.
Democratic Donkey - 3D Icon, From Uploaded
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, January 18, 2021
Now That Democrats Hold the Majority, It's Time to Go Bold Joe Biden will walk into the Oval Office with a Democratic majority in both houses of Congress. Now is the time to go bold.
The Rich Are Different, From InText
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, September 29, 2020
Real America Gets COVID While the Other America Gets Tested If the wealthy can afford private firefighters to protect their mansions and rapid COVID tests so they can throw wild bacchanals like Prince Prospero in Edgar Allan Poe's story "The Masque of the Red Death," more power to them. But therein lies the problem.
Climate energency, From Uploaded
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, November 15, 2020
The Earth Can't Afford Another Climate-Hostile Administration There some things all presidents inherit from their predecessors. A hostile climate retaliating for centuries of human degradation is not normally one of them.
Venezuela, From Uploaded
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, January 24, 2021
We Must Caution the Biden Administration From Continuing Trump's Imperialism Toward Venezuela Sec. of State nominee Anthony Blinken told senators the Biden administration plans to still recognize Juan Guaidó as Venezuelan president.
Donald Trump, the Snake Oil Salesman that Conned America, From Uploaded
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, November 30, 2020
Perpetually Running for President Seems to Be Trump's Latest Grift So long as he stays out of prison, Trump could literally make a career of living off supporters' largesse. Hence the "Official Election Defense Fund".
Promote diversity plaque, From Uploaded
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, December 17, 2020
Connecticut Becomes the First State Requiring High School Diversity Studies Last week Conn. Gov. Ned Lamont signed Public Act 19-12 requiring high schools offer African-American, Black, Puerto Rican and Latino studies, beginning in 2022. Studies spotlighting women, LGBTQ+, Middle Eastern, Asian, and Indigenous cultures must also be incorporated. But they will be. Connecticut is taking that crucial step in the right direction.
Keyboard, From PixabayPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, December 22, 2020
Russians Hacked Government Agencies--Is Anyone Surprised? Is anyone surprised Russian hackers appear responsible for the worst US government cyber attack in history? Why wouldn't they after Trump's incompetence?
Tax Day March, From FlickrPhotos
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, April 15, 2019
Refusing To Release His Tax Returns, Trump Violates Federal Law No one has ever defied this explicit law before. Trump obviously does not want us to see"what? That he isn't as rich as he says he is? That he's still deeply in debt? That he owes money to entities with whom no honest person would even consider doing business? All three? Maybe more. His intransigence could be his underlings'--and his--undoing, ultimately.
Trump UN, From Uploaded
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, April 29, 2019
Trump Admin. Torpedos UN Resolution Designed To Help Rape Victims Rape survivors in war-torn countries will no longer receive reproductive health care. And the United States is partly to blame. On Tuesday, the United Nations Security Council was forced to vote against a resolution that would assist rape victims after the U.S. threatened to veto any resolution that included references to reproductive health.
stethoscope, From InText
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, April 9, 2019
Healthcare Helped Dems Win In 2018--Trump Is Helping Them Do It Again If Trump wants this fight again, he will have it. Vowing to imperil millions of Americans destroyed Republicans in November. It will destroy them next year as well.
Hate crimes, From Uploaded
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, November 16, 2020
Hate Crimes are At Their Highest in Over a Decade One harsh reality we must contend with after Donald Trump leaves 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue--one way or another--is the cultural wound he has enflamed.

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