Category: 2016

The 2018 elections are a national emergency

The 2018 elections are a national emergency

Anything less than a wave will be a victory for Trump You probably don’t need nightmare juice. Sorry, but here’s a shot: “Elections are about choices,” [Vice President Mike Pence] said in the interview, in which he discussed his midterm outlook in detail for the first time. “If we frame that choice, I think we’re going to reelect majorities in […]

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Never underestimate Donald Trump’s ability to divide us

His knows his supporters want to be lied to and he loves giving them what they want Here’s one lesson of 2016 that we can’t ignore: Just because you see through Donald Trump’s bullshit, you can’t assume it isn’t working. Trump isn’t meant for you. In fact, you should just assume that the more upset he is making you, the […]

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The Kochs are spending $400 million this year to buy themselves another election

The Kochs are spending $400 million this year to buy themselves another election

The media needs to focus on the bonuses the radical robber barons are giving their workforce — the Republican Party A new report from Americans for Tax Fairness finds that it turns out a tax cut that gives 83 percent of its total benefits to the richest 1 percent with three-quarters of its individual tax cuts going to those earning […]

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This pod could be your America

This pod could be your America

Could podcasts play a similar role in a 2018 wave election that AM radio did in 1994? There is an almost inappropriate roar of a crowd. It could be welcoming an aging boy band or an Avengers Comic Con panel. Instead, four former White House staffers and the one former Bernie Sanders flack take the stage of The National theater […]

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With a Key U.P. Victory, 2018 Looks Brighter for Michigan Democrats

With a Key U.P. Victory, 2018 Looks Brighter for Michigan Democrats

 If you’re looking for a window into 2018 in Michigan, the most important race took place last night in the western Upper Peninsula. On first blush, it looks like a pretty routine result in the special election for the 109th state House District: Democrat Sara Cambensy held a seat that’s been blue for more than a half-century. The district has a […]

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What do scared House Republicans know that we don’t?

What do scared House Republicans know that we don’t?

Three big retirements inch Dems towards taking 24 seats — could Upton and Trott be next? Make no mistake: Picking up the 24 seats Democrats need to flip the House in 2018 is going to be tough. It’s going to be tough because the GOP has gerrymandered America for its pleasure while building up massive campaign infrastructure that doesn’t take […]

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Trump Supporters Are the Ones Living in a Bubble in Michigan

Trump Supporters Are the Ones Living in a Bubble in Michigan

After Donald Trump’s surprise victory last year, it became almost gospel with beltway pundits that liberals were living in a bubble. That’s been followed by a never-ending stream of profiles of Trump supporters (aka Real Americans) who — wouldn’t ya know it? — vowed to stick with him no matter what. Now given the fact that Trump’s win shocked most […]

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Yes, Trump’s diehard supporters just want to piss you off

Yes, Trump’s diehard supporters just want to piss you off

But let’s not pretend there are enough of them to keep him winning Pity the Obama supporter. After eight years, no one tried to understand you. There weren’t probing front-page profiles in the New York Times marveling at how Tamara Levine — an Esthetician loving life in Torrance, California — is still thrilled with her president, despite the failure of […]

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Pick a Side: There Is No Neutrality When it Comes to Nazis

Pick a Side: There Is No Neutrality When it Comes to Nazis

“We condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides, on many sides. It has been going on for a long time in our country — not Donald Trump, not Barack Obama. It has been going on for a long, long time. It has no place in America.” — President Donald Trump […]

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Where are the pro-Trumpcare rallies?

Where are the pro-Trumpcare rallies?

There was always more grassroots support for Obamacare than against it Senate Majority Leader John Cornyn wants 22 million American know that freedom is coming, thanks to Trumpcare. People won’t “lose” their insurance, he argued on Twitter, they’ll choose not to be insured. Fact checking Trump’s GOP is like trying to quell a fire with fertilizer — shit just explodes […]

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There’s No Way Ruth Johnson Should Turn over Private Voter Information to Trump Commission

There’s No Way Ruth Johnson Should Turn over Private Voter Information to Trump Commission

Voting is a sacred act and for many people, it remains a private one. That will change under President Trump’s Election Integrity Commission. The commission chaired by Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach and Vice President Mike Pence is charged with investigating voter fraud. The problem is that this is not a widespread problem, no matter what Trump tweets. The Washington Post […]

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