Month: March 2019

The rise of far-right movements in Europe aligns with a significant increase over the last five years in spending by Christian groups here in the United States. According to a new analysis released by openDemocracy, Christian-right fundamentalists linked to the Trump administration and Steve Bannon are among a dozen American groups that have poured at least […]

Robert Mueller: Into the Swamp by Nancy Ohanianby Skip KaltenheuserIf you haven’t seen it, the long version of Matt Taibbi’s critique of journalism over Russia-gate, LOADED with supportive sub-links, is worth your time as an exercise in grappling with …

For yesterday’s post, Reactionary Blue Dogs And Wall Street-Owned Corporate Dems Want You To Know They’re Not Socialists, we looked at a quote from Texas progressive Mike Siegel, running in a gerrymandered red district that goes from liberal north Aust…

-by Sam HusseiniHere’s a letter that was sent to Rob Reiner in April 2016. At the time, he was directing the film Shock and Awe which would be released the following year.Dear Rob Reiner,I’ve of course enjoyed your work over the years.I recently tweete…

As you can see in the video above, on Thursday– 6 days after a completely garden variety, typical Trump supporter went on a shooting rampage and slaughtered 50 Muslims worshipping in 2 mosques– New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced an i…

Blue Dog Max Rose and progressive Democrat Ilhan OmarIt should be no surprise to anyone who’s been paying attention that the Republicans are going to run against Democrats next year by asserting they’re all “socialists” who want to turn the U.S. into V…

American Bridge is a SuperPAC founded by David Brock, one of the oddest ducks in American politics. Once a right-wing journalistic assassin-for-hire and purveyor of Bill Clinton conspiracy theories, he turned against the GOP after coming out of the clo…

-by Skip KaltenheuserThe sixth annual conference on the Israeli lobby’s influence on American policy is being held on Friday, March 22nd at the National Press Club in Washington, DC.I’m hoping that the mainstream media won’t hold to past form, committi…

Yesterday, Fox News broke the story that reviled Central Valley Republican, Devin Nunes, a Trump/Putin appendage is suing… suing… suing. The doesn’t like being mocked and he’s probably one of the most-mocked members of Congress– after Gym Jordan. …

One of these guys works with his hands… and the other works for Wall StreetWriting for CNN over the weekend, David Gergen came up with a novel warning for Biden. who he asserted “must do much more than assemble a campaign team, match Bernie Sanders i…

Syndicated columnist and Fox News commentator Ruben Navarrette claims he’s “the most widely read Latino columnist in the country, and the 16th most popular columnist in America.” His perspective is distinctly right-of-center and over the weekend he was…

Fox White Nationalist Tucker Carlson’s biggest worry about the slaughter last week in New Zealand– by a confessed Trump supporter– was worry that social media might curtail “free speech” by blocking further broadcasting of live gun massacres. Facebo…

Eric GiddensSaturday, Beto O’Rourke was in Black Hawk County, Iowa campaigning for Eric Giddens in Cedar Falls. Eric Giddens, a school board member who heads the University of Northern Iowa’s energy programs, is in a hot special election tomorrow for a…

Hate crimes are on the rise. Police and prosecutors need better tools to fight back. Last week, federal agents in Maryland arrested a United States Coast Guard officer and said he was plotting to assassinate Democratic members of Congress, prominent television journalists and others. The officer, Lt. Christopher Hasson, apparently inspired by a right-wing Norwegian terrorist who […]

by Thomas NeuburgerAs a companion to this piece, “A Way-Too-Early Handicapping of the 2020 Presidential Race,” I’d like to offer a look at Allan Lichtman’s famous 13 keys to the White House and see where the contest stands at this early date. A quick s…

When asked to describe the attributes in a vice president he’s looking for by Cenk recently, Bernie said, playfully, he “would look for somebody who is maybe not of the same gender that I am and maybe somebody who might be a couple of years younger tha…

Does that sound like a fascist takeover to you? Meet Andrew McDaniel, a far right Republican extremist who looks like a supporting actor in a monster movie but who actually represents Missouri’s 150th House district. That’s mostly Dunklin County, down …

Earlier today we took a look at how the DCCC is trying to push freshman members from “Trump districts” right. These are mostly rural districts and the DCCC– as usual– is making a big mistake. Two of the districts are in Iowa– IA-01, whose population…

I would never have known, but this morning Variety reported that Fox News replaced Justice With Judge Jeanine with a repeat episode of its documentary series Scandalous, just days after the network said it condemned provocative and bigoted remarks thei…

Late yesterday, Only Through US, an organization whose goal is empowering citizens to protect American principles and freedoms from fear-based politics, issued a long-titled press release, Shock and horror are insufficient responses to today’s New Zeal…

Writing for Fox New, Tom Del Beccaro, noted what Democratic journalists seem to be glossing over: “Joe Biden has always been a better prospective candidate than an actual candidate. He will gaffe himself to the finish lines.” Del Beccaro wrote tha…

by Ryan CaseySometime in the next 12 months, Donald Trump will almost certainly be impeached. But what is the likelihood that at least 67 senators will vote to convict? More importantly, how will this probability change over time as revelations of Trum…

A couple of weeks ago there were 24 freshman Democrats with 100% ratings from ProgressivePunch. Today there are 16. The votes haven’t been that hard that there are many reasons to drift away from 100%. Among the dozens of non-freshmen who still have 10…

The Beto Bandwagon by Nancy OhanianReid Epstein’s Wall Street Journal piece, Beto O’Rourke’s Past GOP Ties Could Complicate Primary Run, pointed out that “Before becoming a rising star in the Democratic Party, Beto O’Rourke relied on a core group of bu…

On Thursday, by a large bipartisan majority, the Senate approved HJ 46, the resolution of disapproval for Trump’s phony state of emergency declaration. A dozen Republicans voted with every single Democrat against Trump. The Republicans on Trump’s shit-…


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