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America is lucky to have these 2 extraordinary young women in CongressEarlier this week, Vanity Fair published a profile of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez by Abigail Tracy, “I Felt Like I was Being Physically Ripped Apart”: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Opens Up …

Narcissistic Psychopath by Nancy Ohanian-by Skip KaltenheuserAttending as press, alas, not as a member, I first crossed paths with the Patriotic Millionaires several years ago at one of their events in Washington. At a dinner they hosted afterwards, I …

I’m going to start with some polling from yesterday. Gallup first. They show Trump sinking below 40%– 4 points down since the end of February. Republicans like him; everyone else hates him. Now a less known poll from Navigator Research, “a project des…

Early yesterday, Beto did what everyone knew he was going to do: jumped into the presidential race. There’s an outstanding moment in the beginning of his announcement video that makes the case for why voters should pick Bernie: “This moment of peril pr…

Years ago, I told Alan Grayson that the way to become the most popular political leader in America would be to figure out a way to ban robocalls, or– at the very least– how to make that ole ‘do not call’ list work again. But nothing ever came of it. …

For anyone who thinks Maddow is only good for explaining complicated Putin-Gate conspiracy theories and related judicial developments, the video above is one of her best-ever segments… and unrelated to Putin-Gate. This is Maddow at her very best– an…

Trump’s first choice for college was the University of Southern California, where he wanted to study film-making. He was rejected and wound up going to a much easier school to get into, Fordham. But what people have always wondered is how did Trump get…

A cigarette, martini, a staircase and Bette Davis — the 2020 election in a nutshellby Thomas NeuburgerThere are two groups of candidates in the Democratic candidate field. The first group contains people like Bernie Sanders. The second group contains a…

And on Capitol Hill, Democratic lawmakers grilled Wells Fargo CEO Timothy Sloan Tuesday over the bank’s practices of predatory lending, misleading and defrauding customers, and its relationship to the NRA, private prisons and the fossil fuel industry. California congressmember and Financial Services Committee Chair Maxine Waters called Wells Fargo “a recidivist financial institution.” After the hearing, she told […]

A couple of days ago, Huffington Post published an interesting essay by Michael Hobbes, America’s Defining Divide Isn’t Left vs Right. It’s Old vs. Young, that offers an alternative frame with which to look at American elections. “Voters over retiremen…

“This is a victory for progressives; this is a victory for conservatives,” explained Bernie Sanders right after his War Powers Resolution passed the Senate 54-46, all the Democrats being joined by 7 Republicans– Mike Lee (R-UT), Steve Daines (R-MT), R…

Harry Truman has a warning for today’s Democratic establishment: “Given the choice between a Republican and someone who acts like a Republican, people will vote for the real Republican all the time.”Yesterday was election day in a huge swathe of inland…

You wouldn’t believe the number of people asking why DWT has nothing to say about Alex Thompson’s reporting on the knock-out punch administered to one of the Democratic also-rans, Kirsten Gillibrand. Thompson’s original blockbuster Politico article, Fo…

Al Green, wearing Grayson’s tieEven deranged Trump ex-fan girl Ann Coulter refers to him as a “shallow, narcissistic conman.” Shallow and narcissistic aren’t impeachable. Conman probably is. But Pelosi says he’s not worth the trouble– and the divisive…

If the budget is a statement of values, the Democrats’ presumed inability to unite behind one, speaks volumes about a party whose tent is too big to be functional. Trump’s DOA budget will never get a vote but his intention of a high increase for the Pe…

by NoahDuring our history as a nation, both parties have at various times proudly counted the majority of the country’s conservatives among their membership. It so happens that, right now, the most vile, virulent conservatives call the Republican Party…

Exactly a week ago, there was an election in Los Angeles to replace a crooked School Board member, Ref Rodriguez, a charter school shill who was forced to resign after a many-faceted financial scandal. (Rodriguez pleaded guilty in July to 5 separate ch…

I admit I watch a lot of Maddow and pretty much embrace all the Russian conspiracy stuff she’s constantly peddling. But I never needed her to tell me that Trump’s is the swampiest presidency since Warren G. Harding’s. Maybe Ulysses S. Grant’s? Except i…

Very rare photo of what Joe Biden looks like in the 21st CenturyMike Allen reported yesterday that Biden’s lifelong lust for the presidency– an end-goal rather than a wish to accomplish something for the country– is about to manifest itself with a fi…

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McTurtle by Nancy OhanianBy now it’s a truism to note, as Republican strategist and pollster Frank Luntz did Sunday on PBS’ News Hour, that “If you are a Republican today, you are a strong supporter of Donald Trump. He has …

On Sunday we ran a post of how conservatives– of both parties– are helping special interests to undermine Medicare-For-All, Those Dirty Republican Dogs Trying To Kill Medicare-For-All! Oh… As you can imagine, the Congressional Progressive Caucus (C…

by NoahBonesaw privileges included.Sure, Trump overruled the CIA and the FBI when he gave a security clearance card to that Kushner dweeb but he didn’t even bother with the card when he had those Russian diplo-spies over to the oval office for laughs a…

Seriously– would YOU shake hands with Trump without a glove on?Arizona Blue Dog Kyrsten Sinema is no longer the worst Democrat in the House. Thanks to Chuck Schumer’s always screwed-up recruiting agenda, she’s now the worst Democrat in the Senate. Act…

In June of 2017, Democracy Fund put out a post election study: Political Divisions in 2016 and Beyond– Tensions Between and Within the Two Parties. Among the key findings two standouts were: 1- among populists who voted for Obama, Clinton did terribly…

Massachusetts’ 8th district starts at Beacon Hill and downtown Boston and heads south– into South Boston, the heart of the district, and into the suburbs and small towns south of the city– many of them more blue collar than other Boston suburbs. The …


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