Posted in Guns News Politics

NRA, reviled gun lobby group, files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

‘Thoughts and Prayers to the NRA’ “The world will be a better place when the NRA is finally destroyed. Looks like that day is closer.” by Jon Queally, staff writer Friday, January 15 “Thoughts and prayers.”…

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Posted in Columns Politics Wade Rathke

Mr. Transactional, Mitch McConnell

by Wade Rathke January 15, 2021 Little Rock    To follow politics in Washington these days, we don’t need a telescope, we need a Geiger counter. Some of the mischief is crystal clear, but way too…

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Posted in News Politics

Arizona lawmakers split as Trump impeached by House for a second time

“Donald Trump is not just incompetent. He’s not just corrupt. He’s downright dangerous and should never be allowed to hold public office again,” Rep. Ruben Gallego, D-Phoenix, said in a statement after the vote. “That’s why…

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Posted in Biden Administration Government News Politics

With Senate majority reclaimed, progressives demand bold agenda from Biden

‘No More Excuses’ “A working majority in both houses of Congress means that any decision to court Republican votes will be made by choice.” by Kenny Stancil, staff writer Friday, January 8, 2021 With President Donald…

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Posted in Coronavirus News Race for the White House 2020

Nearly 4,000 Americans died from Covid-19 on Wednesday as Trump incited anti-democratic insurrection

“Trump completely abdicating all responsibility for federal Covid response is not even on the radar today.” by Kenny Stancil, staff writer Thursday, January 7, 2021 Public Citizen president Robert Weissman called Wednesday a “dark, dark day…

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Posted in News Race for the White House 2020 Right Wing Militias

Police opened the gates to allow terrorists onto grounds and up the Capitol steps — video

A video posted to the internet yesterday via twitter appears to show that the Capitol Police intentionally opened the gates allowing the mob of white supremacist mob into the building. Then with smiles on their faces took…

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Posted in News Race for the White House 2020 Right Wing Militias

In pictures: Pro-Trump mob storms US Capitol Building

“They’re in the chamber. One is up on the dais yelling ‘Trump won that election!’ This is insane.” by Common Dreams staff Wednesday, January 6, 2021 Photojournalists and social media users witnessing the events inside the…

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Posted in News Race for the White House 2020 Right Wing Militias

Just before facist mob storms Capitol lie-spewing Trump pleads for election do-over at DC rally

The lame-duck president’s unhinged speech came as members of Congress met to officially certify President-elect Joe Biden’s victory. by Jake Johnson, staff writer Wednesday, January 6, 2021 As members of Congress met on Capitol Hill Wednesday…

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Posted in News Race for the White House 2020 Right Wing Militias

‘Arrest the President’: Accountability demanded after fascist mob incited by Trump storms Capitol building — one dead

Capitol Police confirmed a woman died after being fired on in the Capitol during the riot. “He shouldn’t just be impeached or removed from office. He should be in jail.” by Jake Johnson, staff writer Wednesday,…

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Posted in News Race for the White House 2020 Right Wing Militias

US Senate in lockdown after pro-Trump supporters storm US Capitol – updated

‘Really Terrifying Stuff’ “I’ve been reporting from the capitol for 11 years, nearly every working day. Never seen it like this.” by Andrea Germanos, staff writer Wednesday, January 6, 2021, 1-pm MST This is a developing…

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Posted in 2020 US Senate Campaign Analysis Restart 2021 Safety Net

Progressive push for $2,000 checks in Georgia shows bold, universal policies winning strategy for Democrats

“In almost every respect, the campaigns that Warnock and Ossoff ran were closer to what progressives counseled than what moderates have counseled.” by Julia Conley, staff writer Wednesday, January 6, 2021 Rev. Raphael Warnock’s electoral victory…

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Posted in Columns Community organizing Politics Wade Rathke

Celebrate, but keep it real, here come the Congressional Mod Squad

by Wade Rathke Wednesday, January 6, 2021 New Orleans   Victories have a thousand fathers and defeats are orphan children, or something like that. ACORN, the Voter Purge Project, and Labor Neighbor are glad to count…

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Posted in Analysis News Politics

WARNOCK/OSSOFF WIN. DEMOCRATS TAKE BOTH SENATE SEATS FROM GEORGIA REPUBLICANS.

“Say it with me,” stated Congresswoman Katie Porter as votes continued to be counted: “Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.” by Common Dreams staff Wednesday, January 6, 2021 Update: this story updated at 8:05-am MST w most…

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Posted in Elections News Politics

With Democrats Poised to Seize Senate, Progressives Say Party Has Mandate to Go Big

“The era of small ideas is over” “Recurring survival checks, union jobs that pay a living wage, guaranteed healthcare, racial justice, voting rights, immigration reform, climate action, reproductive justice, education, and much more. It can’t wait!”…

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Posted in Columns Politics Wade Rathke

Doing our part in Georgia, ground game pays off

by Wade Rathke January 5, 2021 New Orleans   The double-barreled Senate runoff in Georgia has been something to watch, and even more interesting on the ground, as our team found doing our part to assure…

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Posted in Arizona News Politics

Not the ‘blue wave’ they hoped for, but Democrats made gains in 2020

The work of community organizations to reach minority communities within the state “helped bring what blue wave we did see in November.” By Catherine Fusillo, Cronkite News Wednesday, January 5, 2021 WASHINGTON – For years, Democrats have…

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Posted in News Race for the White House 2020

DC braces for Trump-endorsed anti-democracy rally on Wednesday

‘Violence Is Being Incited’ As the nation’s capitol prepares for what Mayor Muriel Bowser called “a serious threat to our democracy,” Police Chief Robert Contee said “bringing firearms into our city… will not be tolerated.” by…

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Posted in Democracy News Race for the White House 2020

Members of Congress demand prosecution of Trump for election tampering

‘Open-and-Shut Federal (and State) Crime’ “We must hold him fully accountable, even after he leaves office. There must be justice.” by Jake Johnson, staff writer Monday, January 4, 2021 Democratic members of Congress late Sunday joined…

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Posted in Analysis Politics

I never thought Democrats could win Georgia. Could it happen twice?

The critical Senate run-off race is too close to call. But a massive voter mobilization effort may just tip the balance. by Mary Fitzgerald Sunday, January 3, 2021 My mother was 23 when she accidentally got…

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Posted in News Race for the White House 2020 Voter suppression

Trump accused of ‘criminal extortion’ after asking Georgia officials to ‘find’ 11,000 votes for him

“Knowing what Trump has said in leaked phone calls, just imagine what he’s said in calls that weren’t.” by Julia Conley, staff writer Sunday, January 3, 2021 President Donald J. Trump speaks on the phone as…

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Posted in Election Tampering News Race for the White House 2020

Trump calls Ga Governor and demands Dem vote be tossed. – Audio clip

‘I just want to find 11,780 votes’ by Meteor Staff from reports Sunday, January 3, 2021, 12:31 pm  MST In a recording of Trump’s call to Georgia’s governor yesterday, President Trump urged fellow Republican Brad Raffensperger,…

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Posted in Analysis Journalism Law Politics

Critics warn repeal of Section 230 ‘would be devastating for human rights, social movements, and marginalized people’

Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is trying to tie the repeal to proposed $2,000 coronavirus relief checks. by Jessica Corbett, staff writer Thursday, December 31, 2020 Digital rights advocates and sex workers are among those…

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Posted in Columns Elections Voter suppression Wade Rathke

Voter suppression unmasked and undaunted

by Wade Rathke Wednesday, December 30, 2020 Pearl River.  What’s the saying, “if wishes were horses, beggars would ride….” The old Scottish nursing rhyme harkens to the days when the differences between the rich and poor might…

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Posted in Op/Ed Politics

Hey, America, you want a true Conservative Party?

We’ve already got one: it’s called the Democrats. by Mike Lofgren Tuesday, December 29, 2020 I used to be cautious about making predictions. This is partly because history is a complex, open system and predictions almost…

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