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 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 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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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 Columns Democracy Wade Rathke

The scary Trump wannabes

by Wade Rathke January 4, 2021 Pearl River, La.    When Kentucky Senator and Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is the voice of reason for the Republicans, you have to know we’re facing real trouble. McConnell had…

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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 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 Democracy Journalism Opinion

Illegal does not mean impossible, and seeking consolation about Trump from legal experts might be stupid

The question at hand is not what the law says, but whether it is possible for a tyrant to violate and overturn the rule of law. by Jeffrey C. Isaac Sunday, December 27, 2020 Thursday’s Washington…

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Posted in Analysis Election Tampering Race for the White House 2020

Trump floated Michael Flynn’s “Martial Law” suggestion during White House meeting

“A week ago 126 of my Republican colleagues violated the Constitution by supporting Trump’s attempt to steal the election. How many support Trump’s discussion of military dictatorship?” asked Rep. Bill Pascrell. by Jake Johnson, staff writer…

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Posted in Analysis Politics Race for the White House 2020 Voter suppression

From ‘Alternative Facts’ to ‘Alternate Electors’: Stephen Miller pushes absurd new strategy in face of Trump loss

“They’re actively attempting a coup. It’s extremely stupid. But that is what it is and it’s beyond troubling.” by Kenny Stancil, staff writer Monday, December 14, 2020 As we speak, today, an alternate slate of electors…

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

Due to ‘Credible Threats of Violence,’ Michigan Capitol shuttered as Electoral College meets to confirm Biden victory

“It is a sad fact that the shameful actions by certain Republicans to smear our democratic institutions and deny the clear will of the voters has undeniably created this dangerous, hostile atmosphere.” by Kenny Stancil, staff…

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Posted in Democracy Opinion Race for the White House 2020

What Trump’s doing Is crazy and dangerous—and it ain’t over yet

Opinion Trump still threatens us, and discussing the election in the past tense is stupid. by Jeffrey C. Isaac Friday, December 11, 2020 Ever since November 7, when the election was more or less authoritatively “called”…

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Posted in Columns Democracy Wade Rathke

Republicans create circular firing squad

by Wade Rathke December 11, 2020 New Orleans   Ok, fair enough. Maybe I spoke too soon when I suggested that some grassroots Republican officeholders at the state and local level deserved our thanks for standing…

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Posted in Columns Wade Rathke

Attorney General is not a legal job

by Wade Rathke December 10, 2020 New Orleans Just in case there are small children, hermits in caves, and others in America outside the borders of normal communication and news channels, it is important to understand…

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You’re Fired!

A compendium of post-firing news articles and opinion pieces   You’re Fired! Hello Joe, ByeDon. ‘He’s Gone’: Celebrations as Trump —Worst and Most Dangerous President in American History— Departs White House. Donald Trump is still technically…

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Posted in Columns Race for the White House 2020 Wade Rathke

Election results stand, but not for lack of trying

by Wade Rathke December 8, 2020 New Orleans   In this time of radical polarization in American politics, I want to make sure there is a clear footnote to the Trump shenanigans that gives some praise…

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Posted in Common Dreams News Politics Race for the White House 2020

Trump demands names of 27 congressional Republicans who acknowledged Biden’s victory

Two right-wing lawmakers insist Trump won the election, while 220 GOP members of the House and Senate—roughly 88 percent of congressional Republicans—refuse to say either way. “Send me a list,” Trump tweeted, “of the RINOs” who…

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Posted in Analysis First Peoples News Navajo Politics

How Native Americans shaped Trump’s presidency – and helped bring him down

by Darren R. Reid, Coventry University Thursday, November 26, Thanksgiving Day When Fox News called the state of Arizona for Joe Biden, it sent shockwaves through Donald Trump’s campaign team. Since 1952, the state had only…

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Posted in Columns Politics Wade Rathke

Did relational organizing do the job for dems?

by Wade Rathke November 25, 2020 New Orleans    Now that the transition has finally begun to the White House, the post-mortem on the recent national elections in the United States will begin in even more…

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