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It rivals the New Deal – with special guest David Dayen

It rivals the New Deal – with special guest David Dayen

David Dayen on Twitter: @DDayen The American Prospect on Twitter: @TheProspect David Dayen at The American Prospect: Infrastructure Summer: Joe Manchin’s Symphony of Disingenuousness The American Prospect Executive Action Tracker is HERE. Jordan Zakarin on Twitter: @JordanZakarin Jordan Zakarin at Progressives Everywhere: Rana Abdelhamid grew up being ignored by Carolyn Maloney. Now she’s trying to replace her. Support progressive New […]

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There is no such thing as a “peace dividend” in America today

There is no such thing as a “peace dividend” in America today

With the American war in Afghanistan now effectively finished and our military presence in Iraq and Syria all but over, you might think America would now be enjoying a peace dividend. This is, however, entirely NOT the case. In fact, Congress is set to pass one the largest military budgets in our nation’s history. But it gets worse. The Pentagon […]

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Unemployment insurance is NOT a giveaway, it’s INSURANCE!

Unemployment insurance is NOT a giveaway, it’s INSURANCE!

Pretty much all of us have insurance of one sort or another. We (hopefully) have health insurance. Some of us have life insurance. We have insurance on our cars, on our homes, sometimes even on our pets. Insurance is designed so that you pay a small amount on a regular basis over time. Then, if you need it, it’s there […]

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Expand Medicare NOW! with special guest Jon “Bowzer” Bauman

Expand Medicare NOW! with special guest Jon “Bowzer” Bauman

Jon Bauman on Twitter: @JonBowzerBauman Social Security Works’ website: SocialSecurityWorks.org 🚨 IF YOU HAVEN'T ALREADY, IT'S TIME TO CALL THE CAPITOL SWITCHBOARD 🚨 (202) 224-3121 1. Ask your rep and Senators to do everything we can to resettle as many at risk Afghans as possible 2. Make sure they fight for the right things in reconciliationhttps://t.co/DkMfZND91w — LOLGOP (@LOLGOP) August […]

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A nation of abortion snitches – with special guest Imani Gandy

A nation of abortion snitches – with special guest Imani Gandy

Imani Gandy on Twitter: @AngryBlackLady Rewire News Group on Twitter: @RewireNewsGroup Rewire News Group’s website is at RewireNewsGroup.com. Listen to the Boom! Lawyered podcast HERE. Sign up for the Rewired newsletter HERE. Justice Sotomayor could not stop her conservative colleagues, but for posterity and future generations, she placed on the record an account of their shame. https://t.co/OsRoNiLVBM — The Nation […]

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The Election Confessional

The Election Confessional

There are just over two months until the next election date in Michigan. The last election for some communities was a month ago. Did you vote? Do you know who the candidates were? There was also an election in May for some communities. Many people had no idea.  Voter turnout in presidential years is often relatively high (in the November […]

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Rescuing Texas from the redness – with special guests Julie Oliver & Mike Siegel

Rescuing Texas from the redness – with special guests Julie Oliver & Mike Siegel

Julie Oliver on Twitter: @JulieOliverTX Mike Siegel on Twitter: @SiegelForTexas Ground Game Texas on Twitter: @GroundGameTX Ground Game Texas website: GroundGameTexas.org Jordan Zakarin on Twitter: @JordanZakarin “There are senior advisors to the President and Senate Democrats whose primary concern with filibuster reform is that it would open the door to progressive policies being enacted. Which begs the question, why are […]

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You may not be paying attention to our best chance to expand Medicare, but corporate lobbyists sure are

You may not be paying attention to our best chance to expand Medicare, but corporate lobbyists sure are

That’s why your calls to the Capitol switchboard at (202) 224-3121 matter more than ever If you’re an attentive listener of the GOTMFV show, you know the legislation being considered as part of the reconciliation budget right now could be among the most transformative passed in our lifetime. The sum of these bills rival the Affordable Care Act in its […]

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We need to answer those calls in Afghanistan – with special guest Stephen Miles from Win Without War

We need to answer those calls in Afghanistan – with special guest Stephen Miles from Win Without War

Stephen Miles on Twitter: @SPMiles42 Win Without War on Twitter: @WinWithoutWar Win Without War’s website: WinWithoutWar.org One thing that the US doesn't lack in terms of what's needed to #EvacuateAfghans is money. Just a quick glance at the latest @SIGARHQ report reveals that as of a month ago we had more than $4 billion in appropriated but unspent funds for […]

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The Thin Clerk Line – The strongest line of election defense

The Thin Clerk Line – The strongest line of election defense

Two weeks ago, I attended DEFCON for the third time. DEFCON is a conference where a group of mostly white-hat hackers and experts in various fields come together to determine best practice recommendations for shoring up vulnerabilities with web security and safeguards against malicious hackers.  This year, I was given the opportunity to speak at the convention in the elections […]

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What we can learn from the Crypto-Keepers – with special guest Alexis Goldstein

What we can learn from the Crypto-Keepers – with special guest Alexis Goldstein

Alexis Goldstein on Twitter: @AlexisGoldstein Alexis Goldstein’s weekly newsletter: Markets Weekly Via Open Markets: Fact Sheet: Cryptocurrency Tax Evasion and National Security Threats Don't fall for the #blockchain industry's sounds of alarm. The #cryptocurrency new #tax reporting requirements in the #infrastructurebill are good policy. I explain why here:https://t.co/9NbjU5sX0D — Omri Marian (@Omri_Marian) August 7, 2021 "If you carve them out […]

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