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Call your Rep and Senators Flake and McCain, now!

I’m old enough to remember the outraged protests from the right against the Affordable Care Act as it made its way through Congress to President Obama in 2009-10. It was being shoved down our throats, we were told. No one voting on the bill had really read it, supposedly. Tyranny! A number of House members […]

You know who created lots of jobs? (Rhymes with Gaydolf Ditler)

I used to subscribe somewhat to the view of this bike shop owner, until SB1070 in 2010 made me scrutinize it really hard and then the election of 2016 and aftermath beat it completely out of me. In which a material explanation usually forbidden in the pages of Nice Liberal Newspapers is smuggled in by […]

Ducey trying to have it both ways on health care

One of the more tedious but hard-to-shake obsessions in politics is the fetish for consistency, whereby it’s viewed a weakness for a politician to change their mind or admit they were wrong about something, even when presented with an abundance of evidence for why they should change their view. It most famously did “flip flopper” […]

Brief recap of DNC meeting in Phoenix

For a thorough accounting of the DNC Meeting last Saturday in Phoenix, (or at least the most important part, the DNC Chair Forum) Elizabeth Rogers at Crooks and Liars has you covered. I helped a little with it and suggest you read it to provide context for these follow-up takeaways of mine. I had every […]

MSM struggles to cover Trump because IOKIYAR

Here’s a tale of two tweets: That press conference was terrifying. The media is clearly ill equipped to deal with Trump's strategies to distract and divide them. — Sally Kohn (@sallykohn) January 11, 2017 if Hillary concocted half-assed "ethical' arrangement like Trump's, journalists would rush Inauguration stage and prevent her swearing in — Eric Boehlert […]

I turned them off. You should too.

@MaeveReston Really? I don't remember seeing those tax returns. Maybe I missed them as CNN broadcast his rallies from start to stop. — The Klute (@the_klute) November 9, 2016 Maeve Reston works for CNN. Note her sneering contempt for you and never forget it. Protests have erupted in big cities all over the country in […]

You better accept the “nice” misogynists, ladies, or you’ll force us to run really gross ones!

Right wing dude barfed this “wisdom” up about Trump, in the wake of recent further revelations of what a nasty, rapey scumbag the GOP Presidential nominee is. Mitt Romney: Faithful family man.Stands by wife with M.S.Went out of his way to hire women.Polite, G-rated. Dems: "WAR ON WOMEN!!!" — Dan McLaughlin (@baseballcrank) October 7, 2016 […]