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FACTS ARE STUBBORN THINGS WE CANNOT ALTER…

March 23rd, 2017

Ralph Nader, in Reason and Justice Address Realities, writes:F It is not just Donald Trump whose rhetoric is chronically bereft of reality. Politicians, reporters, commentators and academics are often similarly untethered to hard facts, albeit not for narcissistic enjoyment. There are many patterns of fact, relevant to a subject being discussed, that are off the […]

SCARY WAS SO MUCH MORE SIMPLE THEN…

March 23rd, 2017

REPUBLICAN CONGRESSMAN JIM RENACCI (OH-16):
EVEN THE KOCH BROTHERS SAY VOTE NO…

March 23rd, 2017

[Update at 0551: Renacci’s Washington voice mailbox is full, but both Ohio offices are still taking messages.] This morning I’ll be calling all three offices—see phone numbers below—of my representative in the House of Representatives to encourage him to vote No if (and this is a fascinating if) the bill replacing the Affordable Care Act […]

TRUMP’S WHISPERER, THE NEW AHMED CHALABI…

March 23rd, 2017

Like President Harry S Truman, Gorka has an odd initial in his name. Truman’s “S” is problematic for journalists and historians, ; Gorka’s v. (lowercase), however, is a bigger problem for all Americans (feck, everyone on the planet given his proximity to the guy with the nuclear codes) because the v. is his dog whistle […]

REPUBLICAN CONGRESSMAN JIM RENACCI (OH-16):
WILL REP. RENACCI KICK VOTERS TO THE CURB…?

March 22nd, 2017

[Update at 0530 on 23 March: Rut roh—Later on Wednesday, a group of conservative donors, led by the powerful brothers Charles and David Koch, reportedly announced that it was putting together a new fund for Republican reelection races in 2018 – except for candidates who voted for the healthcare overhaul.] According to CNN, 23 House […]

REPUBLICAN CONGRESSMAN JIM RENACCI (OH-16):
CRAIG MOSS JUMPING OFF THE TRUMP TRAIN…

March 22nd, 2017

Here’s Moss just a week before the inauguration of President Donald John Trump: JAKE TAPPER: Welcome back to CNN Live, tonight at George Washington University. With one week until the inauguration of Donald Trump, House Speaker Paul Ryan is our guest. I see you’ve got your Packers pin on now. PAUL RYAN: You bet I […]

SOME, MYSELF INCLUDED, DO CALL THIS TREASON…

March 21st, 2017

Spencer Ackerman, reporting in Trump-Russia collusion is being investigated by FBI, Comey confirms for The Guardian, writes: [FBI director James] Comey and [NSA director, Adm Michael] Rogers refused to answer scores of questions speculating on who in Trump’s orbit could be part of the wide-ranging investigation and spurned countless invitations to comment on news reports. […]

RIGHT UP TO THE FUCKING TIPPY TOP…

March 20th, 2017

TICKLING GIANTS COMING TO CLEVELAND…

March 16th, 2017

A quick check this morning found two screenings of Tickling Giants already scheduled for Cleveland. The first, at the Cleveland International Film Festival (three showings on 1, 2 and 3 April) and the second at Case Western Reserve University on 1 April. From Tickling Giants: In the midst of the Egyptian Arab Spring, Bassem Youssef […]

OBAMA MADE BETTER DEALS THAN TRUMP MAKES…

March 15th, 2017

So, the big environmental news out of Washington today is that President Donald John Trump wants to scrap the pro-American/pro-environment deal President Barack Hussein Obama made with the Big Three American automakers in 2009 to save tens-of-thousands of jobs in the wake of the Republican Great Recession. That deal involved, in part, the raising of […]

PULL DOWN TRUMP’S TOWER OF CONTRADICTIONS…

March 14th, 2017

Ralph Nader, in “Making America Great” at Americans’ Expense, writes: Donald J. Trump was a builder of casinos and high-priced hotels and golf courses. Now he is a builder of a tower of contradictions for the American people that is making “America Great” at their expense. He made many conflicting promises throughout his presidential campaign. […]

MUST SEE: BERNIE SANDERS IN TRUMP COUNTRY…

March 14th, 2017

Due to a technical difficulty, the video ends before the completion of Sen. Bernie Sanders response. You can see the end of the town hall meeting here if you fast forward to timemark 1:01:09 You may never watch a more important video, so I strongly encourage you to view the entire town hall meeting, but […]

YOU CAN’T TAX A BIG BALL OF ORANGE GAS…

March 14th, 2017

Also Stephen Colbert…

CLEVELAND’S PUBLIC SQUARE SQUABBLE REVEALS
THE INEPTNESS OF MAYOR FRANK JACKSON

March 13th, 2017

Am I crazy or is the situation with Public Square and Superior Avenue one of the most asinine and stupid planning decision—and for all the wrong reasons—city planners could make? Or should I say inexperienced and unqualified but chief planner—Mayor Frank Jackson—a man who has fallen in love with his vastly inadequate ability. I should […]

WE MAY NOT SURVIVE TRUMP’S FIRST 100 DAYS…

March 13th, 2017

The environmental protests this past weekend in support of those opposing The Dakota Access Pipeline are only one facet of the resistance to the billionaires pillaging the lives of We The People. There can be no honeymoon for President Donald John Trump because in just 50 days he has shown us exactly how much, possibly […]

STANDING ROCK: WE EXIST, WE RESIST, WE RISE…

March 12th, 2017

The Standing Rock Sioux, and thousands of supporters, came to Washington D.C. to continue the fight against the Dakota Access Pipeline and for the protection of safe drinking water. Nathalie Baptiste, reporting in Thousands of Dakota Access Pipeline Activists Came to Washington—They aren’t done fighting for Mother Jones, writes: On Friday morning, thousands of indigenous […]

RALPH NADER, JOHN CONYERS AND HR 676,,,

March 11th, 2017

Ralph Nader, in An Open Letter to Congressman John Conyers on HR 676, writes: Congressman John Conyers 2426 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, DC 20515 March 10, 2017 Dear Congressman Conyers, Some of us are wondering why the 64 members of the House who have signed on to HR 676—the single payer/full Medicare for all […]

VIVE LES RACCONS DE LA RÉSISTANCE…

March 11th, 2017

Previously…

GUARDIAN ENDORSES BERNIE 122 DAYS TOO LATE…

March 11th, 2017

I wrote too late, but in the immortal words of Senator Jame Blutarsky, Nothing is over until we decide it is, so I’ll forgive the editors at The Guardian and welcome them to the resistance. The editors, in The Guardian view on Bernie Sanders: a voice worth hearing, write: If the Democratic party is to […]

BERNIE IS THE RALLYING POINT IN OUR BATTLE…

March 10th, 2017

The norm in American presidential politics is for failed candidates to fade into the background, to lick their wounds. Thankfully that is not the case with Senator Bernie Sanders. Ed Pilkington, reporting in ‘Trump lies all the time’: Bernie Sanders indicts president’s assault on democracy for The Guardian (you can read the full transcript here), […]

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