Category: 2020

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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Rep. Elissa Slotkin gets GOP MI-08 challenger who “would probably move” into the district if she’s elected. Probably.

Rep. Elissa Slotkin gets GOP MI-08 challenger who “would probably move” into the district if she’s elected. Probably.

Elissa Slotkin’s victory in 2018 to become the member of Congress of Michigan’s 8th District was probably the poster child for the ascendancy of Democratic voters after the election of Donald Trump. She defeated the Chief Pocket Lint Wrangler for billionaire Matty Moroun, Republican Mike Bishop, in a quite red district Bishop should easily have won. It took time, but […]

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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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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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