Author: LOLGOP

Let’s stop helping Trump lie

Let’s stop helping Trump lie

Our media has been trained to privilege lies, another weakness in our system Trump has hacked (but it’s helping him get impeached). Democrats are being accused of something preposterous — good messaging. NEW: House Democrats are crushing Republicans w/ use of testimony to frame #impeachment of @realDonaldTrump for American voters, weaponizing selective leaks from closed-door depositions to portray commander in […]

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Betsy DeVos owes taxpayers at least $100,000. And we owe her our contempt.

Betsy DeVos owes taxpayers at least $100,000. And we owe her our contempt.

Even a Judge and a Republican cannot help be disgusted by DeVos’ passion for loading up Americans with unpayable debt Last Thursday should be remembered as the day the news caught up with the remorseless wretchedness of Betsy DeVos. We can now say with certainty that Donald Trump’s Secretary of Education is illegally ripping off Americans who’ve already been illegally […]

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The Trump Administration has no plan for the 21 million they hope to uninsure — but they do have a plan to gut Medicare

The Trump Administration has no plan for the 21 million they hope to uninsure — but they do have a plan to gut Medicare

Massive payoffs for the wealthy. Massive risks for everyone else. Hell for the most vulnerable. That’s the plan. Given the unrelenting string of horrors and high crimes coming out of the White House, you can be excused for missing two of the biggest stories of the year, with life-or-death consequences that could last the rest of our lives. As you […]

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Democrats shouldn’t help the press pretend they care about ‘paying’ for things

Democrats shouldn’t help the press pretend they care about ‘paying’ for things

Figure out who paid for the wall and who pays for tax cuts for the rich and then get back to us The press — and a few of her opponents — think they have Elizabeth Warren cornered. She refuses to buy into their urge to get a soundbite that plays into a right-wing narrative that reducing people’s health care […]

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What’s keeping Trump’s base in place? Strategic Racism

What’s keeping Trump’s base in place? Strategic Racism

The biggest mistake we can make is forgetting what Trump is good at Despite his relentless efforts to screw anyone who isn’t a billionaire and betray the nation in general, Donald Trump’s appeal to his shrinking party remains durable and inexplicable to many rational minds. Still, you can’t help but wonder where it comes from and how to undermine it […]

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Call Trump’s attacks on Biden, and any Democratic candidate, what they are — birtherism

Call Trump’s attacks on Biden, and any Democratic candidate, what they are — birtherism

Trump knows propaganda works, which is why sticking together is our only hope Donald Trump’s attacks are all the same attack. His political career was born out of the baseless, racist assertion that Barack Obama couldn’t possibly be a citizen. And Democrats will only defuse his conspiratorial smear-mongering if they stand together and call out all his attacks for what […]

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We can’t let Facebook help elect Trump again

We can’t let Facebook help elect Trump again

Democrats need to recognize Trump isn’t the only corrosive threat to democracy they face. Demand Mark Zuckerberg’s resignation today. This week audio leaked to The Verge revealed Facebook CEO Mark Zuckergberg’s fears of an Elizabeth Warren presidency: “You have someone like Elizabeth Warren who thinks that the right answer is to break up the companies … if she gets elected […]

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Republican support for impeachment has doubled — or tripled

Republican support for impeachment has doubled — or tripled

Which is why you should ignore the polls when it comes to saving democracy Two quick, new polls regarding impeachment show an exponential increase in support for the impeachment of Donald Trump in his own party. A POLITICO/Morning Consult poll that Tuesday night finds support among Republicans for the House pursuing impeachment proceedings rising from 5 percent to 10. A […]

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Expecting the 2020 election to save us from Trump is the worst bet in American history

Expecting the 2020 election to save us from Trump is the worst bet in American history

Underestimating Trump’s advantages and motivations got us here and could cost us everything We need to be as determined to save our democracy as Donald Trump is to save his own ass. If we lose in 2020, the authoritarianism we’re already bumbling toward will become enforced by law. Trump will complete the Republican takeover of the federal judiciary and cement […]

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Event Description: The Supreme Court held a special sitting on November 8, 2018, for the formal investiture ceremony of Associate Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh.  President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump attended as guests of the Court.  

Photo Caption: Retired Justice Anthony M. Kennedy (center) with his former law clerks, Associate Justice Neil M. Gorsuch (left) and Brett M. Kavanaugh.

If Neil Gorsuch is worried about civility, he should resign and take Brett Kavanaugh with him

Unjust, unrepresentative government is the greatest threat to our society — not spittle Neil Gorsuch is very worried. America is in “civility crisis,” he writes in his new book. “Without civility, the bonds of friendship in our communities dissolve, tolerance dissipates, and the pressure to impose order and uniformity through public and private coercion mounts,” he writes. Gorsuch isn’t worried […]

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The two playbooks every progressive needs to win in 2020 and beyond

The two playbooks every progressive needs to win in 2020 and beyond

Brave New Words and Merge Left reveal how to engage our base, persuade the middle, and reveal the opposition for the outliers they are.                 The best thing you can do right now is subscribe to Anat Shenker-Osorio’s brilliant new podcast Brave New Words and pre-order Ian Haney López’s era-defining new book Merge […]

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