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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-…

Thursday, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn the the House that “After the last few days of government chaos and some defeats, all of us now have the opportunity and the responsibility to work together to find a solution to the crisis facing this country, whe…

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…


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