Category: 2020

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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The 3 most impeachable things Donald Trump did… this week

The 3 most impeachable things Donald Trump did… this week

Trump keeps getting away with more and more high crimes as he prepares to steal the election that’s supposed to save us Congress will return to work in September with a majority of its members prepared to ignore the litany of new impeachable crimes Donald Trump committed over the summer. Yes, more than 130 Democratic members of the House have […]

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Trump is the worst president we’ve ever had, but he’s also a typical Republican

Trump is the worst president we’ve ever had, but he’s also a typical Republican

Everything about the Trump presidency is a heist, the kind of heist that typical Republicans made possible. One of the great debates of our time is “Who is worse — George W. Bush or Donald Trump?” As far as the damage each man has done, W. still has Trump licked. Yes, the 45th president has purposely escalated the targeting of […]

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In Michigan, we see how low Republicans will go to save gerrymandering

In Michigan, we see how low Republicans will go to save gerrymandering

More than 60% of Michigan voters demanded independent redistricting and the GOP minority is doing all it can to stop it I’d never seen a movement like Michigan’s Voters Not Politicians. In 2017, as Indivisible Groups were sprouting all over America and the Women’s March helped bring millions into the streets, Michiganders plotted to get a ballot initiative that would […]

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Lessons for Democratic 2020 presidential primary voters from your pals in Michigan

Lessons for Democratic 2020 presidential primary voters from your pals in Michigan

Strong women, practical promises, voting rights and weed. You know that winning Michigan, the state the Republican nominee carried by the slightest margin in 2016, is essential to defeating Donald Trump in 2020. You also know that our state is not Wisconsin, which is “the pivotal battleground state.” But Democrats will not win without carrying Michigan. I’ll go further: Democrats […]

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2020 also has to be about stopping #MoscowMitch from radicalizing America

2020 also has to be about stopping #MoscowMitch from radicalizing America

Only by doing everything we can to win Senate seats in Colorado, North Carolina, Arizona, Maine, Iowa, Texas, Georgia, Kansas, and Kentucky can we hope to reverse Mitch McConnell’s radicalization of America Following the murder of 20 in El Paso, Texas, we can ask where the killer was radicalized. Was it a Trump rally? Trump to a rally crowd in […]

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Michael Bennet had “a moment” at last night’s debate–that’s not good news for public education

Michael Bennet, US Senator from Colorado and presidential candidate, had what the pundits this morning are calling “a moment” at last night’s Democratic Debate on CNN. Let’s hope that moment ends immediately. Ironically enough, Bennet’s big moment came as he waxed poetic about “America’s public schools”, a topic that has received a depressingly minuscule amount of attention. Because while Bennet […]

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We have no idea how badly Donald Trump is ripping us off

We have no idea how badly Donald Trump is ripping us off

Now that impeachment is sort of being considered, the biggest mistake would be limiting to crimes investigated by the Mueller Think about what we don’t know about Donald Trump. We have no idea where he got the $66 million he put into his 2016 campaign, of the $25 million fraud settlement he paid before entering office, or the hundreds of […]

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William Barr is the pardon Donald Trump gave himself

William Barr is the pardon Donald Trump gave himself

A lawyer who has dreamed of unchecked GOP power now has a client unafraid to abuse it If you had any doubt who William Barr is, your worst fears were confirmed this week. He is a man utterly devoted to bending the law to grab political power for Republican presidents to use with impunity. Exhibit A: The Justice Department announced […]

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The antidote to Trump’s fascist hate rallies — knocking on doors

The antidote to Trump’s fascist hate rallies — knocking on doors

In the battle for brains, conversations fight fascism Fear makes people vote conservative. Donald Trump’s unique value proposition to the Republican Party is his shamelessness in giving voice to the fear that white political dominance is fading, a fear that has long guided conservative strategies to maintaining white power while representing fewer and fewer Americans — both in its demographics […]

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