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Is the Party Over?

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Sun, 18/10/2020 - 1:50am in

The theme of the day was the palpable sense of rats leaving a sinking ship as Republicans, administration officials, and administration-adjacent people distanced themselves from the president. Continue reading

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Could Republicans Ignore the Popular Vote and Choose Their Own Pro-Trump Electors?

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Sat, 26/09/2020 - 1:45am in

Reports suggest strategy to bypass results in key states under discussion, but legal experts say such an effort is likely to fail. Continue reading

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“At This Point It’s Country Over Party”

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Sat, 19/09/2020 - 1:29am in

It feels like power is slipping away from Trump and his administration, and they are trying desperately to claw it back. Meanwhile, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and his team are trying to criticize the president without getting sucked into his orbit, so they can focus on moving the country forward. Continue reading

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The Rotten Alliance of Liberals and Neocons Will Likely Shape U.S. Foreign Policy for Years to Come

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 01/09/2020 - 9:00pm in

 In early June, a group of former officials from the George W. Bush administration launched a PAC supporting Joe Biden’s...

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Historian Rick Perlstein on the RNC & Trump’s Dangerous Propaganda Driving People to Violence

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Sun, 30/08/2020 - 12:11am in

Rick Perlstein has been studying the Republican Party for decades. He has written a four-volume series on the rise of the modern conservative movement: Before the Storm, Nixonland, The Invisible Bridge, and most recently, Reaganland: America’s Right Turn 1976-1980. Perlstein joined Amy Goodman on Democracy Now to comment on President’s acceptance of the nomination. Continue reading

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Threat of Devastating Hurricane Laura Highlights a GOP With ‘Absolutely No Plan to Deal With the Climate Crisis’

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Sat, 29/08/2020 - 2:35am in

While the Democratic Party platform has been criticized for not being bold enough to address runaway planetary warming, Republicans, who are holding their convention this week, have been harshly panned for having "absolutely no plan to deal with the climate crisis." Continue reading

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The RNC’s Showstopper

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Sat, 29/08/2020 - 1:57am in

The White House, the people’s house, was turned into the background for a political rally, emblazoned with flags and sporting jumbotrons that spelled out “Trump/Pence.” Continue reading

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MAGA Hats, QAnon, the Postal Service War…and the DNC

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 21/08/2020 - 4:14am in

In a somber speech, former President Barack Obama warned that, in this election, American democracy is at stake. Continue reading

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How Mitch McConnell’s Republicans are Destroying AmericaSenate...

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 05/08/2020 - 7:55am in

How Mitch McConnell’s Republicans are Destroying America
Senate Republicans’ shameful priorities are on full display as the nation continues to grapple with an unprecedented health and economic crisis.

Mitch McConnell and the GOP refuse to take up the HEROES Act, passed by the House in early May to help Americans survive the pandemic and fortify the upcoming election. 

Senate Republicans don’t want to extend the extra $600 a week in unemployment benefits, even though unemployment has soared to the highest levels since the Great Depression.

Even before the pandemic, nearly 80 percent of Americans lived paycheck to paycheck. Now many are desperate, as revealed by lengthening food lines and growing delinquencies in rent payments.    

McConnell’s response? He urges lawmakers to be “cautious” about helping struggling Americans, warning that “the amount of debt that we’re adding up is a matter of genuine concern.” 

McConnell seems to forget the $1.9 trillion tax cut he engineered in December 2017 for big corporations and the super-rich, which blew up the debtdeficit.  

That’s just the beginning of the GOP’s handouts for corporations and the wealthy. As soon as the pandemic hit, McConnell and Senate Republicans were quick to give mega-corporations a $500 billion blank check, while only sending Americans a paltry one-time $1,200 check.

The GOP seems to believe that the rich will work harder if they receive more money while people of modest means work harder if they receive less. In reality, the rich contribute more to Republican campaigns when they get bailed out.

That’s precisely why the GOP put into the last Covid relief bill a $170 billion windfall to Jared Kushner and other real estate moguls, who line the GOP’s campaign coffers. Another $454 billion of the package went to backing up a Federal Reserve program that benefits big business by buying up their debt.

And although the bill was also intended to help small businesses, lobbyists connected to Trump – including current donors and fundraisers for his reelection – helped their clients rake in over $10 billion of the aid, while an estimated 90 percent of small businesses owned by people of color and women got nothing.

The GOP’s shameful priorities have left countless small businesses with no choice but to close. They’ve also left 22 million Americans unemployed, and 28 million at risk of being evicted by September. 

For the bulk of this crisis, McConnell called the Senate back into session only to confirm more of Trump’s extremist judges and advance a $740 billion defense spending bill. 

Throughout it all, McConnell has insisted his priority is to shield businesses from Covid-related lawsuits by customers and employees who have contracted the virus.

The inept and overwhelmingly corrupt reign of Trump, McConnell, and Senate Republicans will come to an end next January if enough Americans vote this coming November.

But will enough people vote during a pandemic? The HEROES Act provides $3.6 billion for states to expand mail-in and early voting, but McConnell and his GOP lackeys aren’t interested. They’re well aware that more voters increase the likelihood Republicans will be booted out.

Time and again, they’ve shown that they only care about their wealthy donors and corporate backers. If they had an ounce of concern for the nation, their priority would be to shield Americans from the ravages of Covid and American democracy from the ravages of Trump. But we know where their priorities lie.

Cartoon: Immunity impunity

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 04/08/2020 - 9:50pm in

According to Ian Millhiser on Vox, the Republican bill places a “wide array of obstacles before workers and consumers who allege that they were infected due to a business’s negligence — or even against plaintiffs who allege they were infected because of truly reckless behavior by a business.” It also, breathtakingly, “allows businesses to sue — and collect damages and attorney’s fees from — anyone who so much as writes a letter to a business demanding compensation for certain Covid-19-related legal violations, if the allegations in that letter are later deemed ‘meritless.’ And it allows the United States attorney general to sue law firms, unions, and other entities that are ‘engaged in a pattern or practice’ of seeking compensation for similar violations.” So if you merely try to hold a business accountable, they can sue your pants off. Brilliant!

Now for the kicker: Do you know what this bill is called? The SAFE TO WORK Act! You can’t make this stuff up! (Actually, you can, and George Orwell did.)

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