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OUR REVOLUTION IS NOT A DEFENSIVE FIGHT…

February 6th, 2017

Jonathan Freedland’s First on the White House agenda—the collapse of the global order. Next, war? for The Guardian was recommended to me by someone whose opinions I esteem. Freedland’s litany of existential threats rising from the presidency of Donald John Trump—and Trump’s Gríma Wormtongue Steve Bannon in particular—are real. …Steve Bannon, the man rapidly emerging […]

SEND SEN. ROB PORTMAN SOME VALENTINE LOVE…

February 5th, 2017

From the Cuyahoga County Progressive Caucus: Tell Senator Portman you Oppose Trump’s Supreme Court Pick. On Tuesday, February 14th (Valentine’s Day), the Cuyahoga County Progressive Caucus and Indivisible Cleveland are delivering 1,000 handwritten “We love America and oppose Judge Gorsuch” notes to Senator Portman’s office. Please, handwrite or type a note to Senator Portman. Some […]

REPUBLICAN CONGRESSMAN JIM RENACCI (OH-16):
COAL JOBS PROFITS MUST BE PROTECTED IN OHIO…

February 4th, 2017

So, writing in a letter-to-the-editor in my hometown newspaper, The Marietta Times, my representative in Congress, Jim Renacci, (R-OH), expresses concern about saving coal jobs in Ohio. Here’s a question: how many coal jobs are there in Renacci’s district? I may be wrong, but I’ve been unable to identify any active coal mines in Ohio’s […]

TRUCE SHORTER THAN A SYRIAN CEASEFIRE…

February 3rd, 2017

David Graham, writing in The Obama-Trump Truce Is Already Over for The Atlantic, explains: Despite Barack Obama’s attempts to build a rapport with Donald Trump during the presidential transition, and despite Trump’s public gratitude, the tradition seems moribund now. Obama had already declared his intention to deviate from tradition “if there are issues that have […]

REPUBLICAN CONGRESSMAN JIM RENACCI (OH-16):
WHAT’S THE PENSION BENEFIT GUARANTY CORP….?

February 3rd, 2017

My representative in Congress, Jim Renacci (R-OH) has sponsored House Resolution 761 To prohibit the use of premiums paid to the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation as an offset for other Federal spending. Huh? As of this morning the: …text has not been received for H.R.761—To prohibit the use of premiums paid to the Pension Benefit […]

A GROUNDHOG DAY REMINDER FROM LAST YEAR…

February 2nd, 2017

I first posted this on 23 May 2016. Clearly, Oliver was optimistic about there actually being a chair of the Democratic National Committee by today. Donna Brazile remains the interim chair with a looming battle among a Republicanesque field. My favorite is Keith Ellison. I couldn’t come up with direct email addresses for Brazile, but […]

SEEING THE METHOD IN TRUMP’S MADNESS…

February 2nd, 2017

Ralph Nader, writing in Flailing Trumpsters Upset a Hijacked Nation, looks at President Donald John Trump’s first two weeks in the Oval Office: The Trump Gang, hardly two weeks in the White House, is giving strong, petulant signals that it is hijacking the checks and balances of our democratic institutions. Coupling the Boss’s easily brusiable […]

GRANDPA, WHAT WAS WINTER LIKE…?

February 2nd, 2017

CCPC ACTION IN CUYAHOGA COUNTY GROWING…

February 1st, 2017

From The Cuyahoga County Progressive Caucus: Local Resistance to Trump off to a Great Start! Women’s March on Cleveland: 15,000 showed up last Saturday for this glorious event in solidarity with the millions who marched around the world! A special thanks to all of you who marched and to our CCPC Super Volunteer’s who staffed […]

PRESIDENT TRUMP AND HIS AGE OF DISHONESTY…

February 1st, 2017

Via Mano Singham…

PRESIDENT TRUMP, HIS FBI AND THE SECRET RULES…

February 1st, 2017

Mulder, Scully and Skinner are not typical FBI agents. That was the basic idea behind the The X Files. The real FBI is far scarier. Glenn Greenwald and Betsy Reed, writing in Secret Docs Reveal: President Trump Has Inherited an FBI With Vast Hidden Powers for The Intercept, explain: In the wake of President Donald […]

WE THE PEOPLE PLAY THE TWITTER GAME TOO…

February 1st, 2017

I don’t do Twitter, I have too many other distractions already and I have no problem getting my news in more than 140 characters, but the photograph of a poster in the Holocaust Museum has gone viral on Twitter and I applaud that.

16 REPUBLICANS OPPOSING PRESIDENT TRUMP…

February 1st, 2017

Naomi Klein’s 2007 book The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism laid out how the billionaire class uses the aftermath of national crises to push through controversial policies while citizens are too emotionally and physically distracted by disasters or upheavals to mount an effective resistance. When no natural disaster exist, the Shock Doctrine calls […]

THE NIGHTMARE AT 1600 PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE…

January 31st, 2017

I’m not a big fan of horror fiction. I like only about 10 percent of Stephen King, nothing of Dean Koontz and read Edgar Allan Poe more for the historical voice than the scariness of his prose. Only two scary movies, The Exorcist and Alien made me look behind myself in bright sunshine. What David […]

HOW WE WILL PAY FOR PRESIDENT TRUMP’S WALL…

January 31st, 2017

YOU’RE FIRED…!

January 31st, 2017

President Richard Milhous Nixon infamously had his Saturday Night Massacre on 20 October 1973. President Donald John Trump, perhaps reliving fond memories from The Apprentice, has fired interim Attorney General Sally Yates for holding the Law in higher esteem than her new boss. David Smith, writing in Trump fires Sally Yates after acting US attorney […]

BE FIERCE, FURIOUS AND FIGHT: JOIN ROTR NOW…!

January 31st, 2017

I’M… GULP… DRINKING STARBUCKS’ COFFEE…

January 31st, 2017

Just as I bought, and gave away, CDs by The Dixie Chicks back in 2003, I now find myself compelled to ignore my own, often proffered, maxim: Friends Don’t Let Friends Drink Starbucks. Not because the company, which I actually remember fondly from my days in Bremerton, Washington, in the ’70s, has started selling superior […]

BAN CANADIAN CHRISTIANS FROM THE U.S. NOW…!

January 30th, 2017

So, despite attempts by White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer to twist the narrative in support of his boss, the domestic terrorist who murdered six people while they prayed is Alexandre Bissonnette. Clearly, President Donald John Trump needs to ban all Canadians Christians from the United States immediately.

ONLY THE CRAVEN AND COWARDLY STAY QUIET…!

January 30th, 2017

So, The United States of America on 20 January 2017 was not The Weimar Republic of 30 January 1933 and there is no hidden meaning in the fact that almost exactly 84 years separate the two events. President Donald John Trump is not Chancellor Adolf Hitler. That does not mean, however, that we all—not just […]

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