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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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The most popular piece of Joe Biden’s agenda – with special guest Seth Hanlon

The most popular piece of Joe Biden’s agenda – with special guest Seth Hanlon

Seth Hanlon on Twitter: @SethHanlon Seth Hanlon’s bio is HERE. “As a result of the proposed amendment [on crypto tax reporting], JCT estimates that the reporting requirements will now result in over $5 billion less revenue. It is hard to see this number as representing anything other than $5 billion of additional tax evasion.” https://t.co/RZEAgkiTTD — Seth Hanlon (@SethHanlon) August […]

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It’s Time to Blame the Unvaxxed

It’s Time to Blame the Unvaxxed

Years ago, I placed the blame for uncertified, unqualified edutourists who spent a year or two working in mostly urban schools before heading off to law school or cushy gigs at ed policy think tanks on the despicable persons heading up Teach for America–the Michelle Rhees and Wendy Kopps of the world–and not the fresh-faced, hyper ambitious noobs who applied […]

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Ranked Choice Voting overwhelmingly benefits Republicans in Michigan and could doom democracy

Ranked Choice Voting overwhelmingly benefits Republicans in Michigan and could doom democracy

For many years, I have been an unquestioning supporter of Ranked Choice Voting. In its purest form, it’s a way to have a multi-party political system that gives third (and fourth and …) parties a shot at getting their candidates elected into office and helps mitigate some of the worst parts of a two-party system like the one we ostensibly […]

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All hands on deck for democracy – with special guest Marcy Wheeler

All hands on deck for democracy – with special guest Marcy Wheeler

Marcy Wheeler on Twitter: @emptywheel Marcy Wheeler’s website: EmptyWheel.net Marcy Wheeler at EmptyWheel.net: DOJ unimpressed by Mo Brooks’ kickass conspiracy defense Marcy Wheeler at EmptyWheel.net: Like all his co-conspirators, Donald Trump would be charged for obstruction, not incitement Marcy Wheeler at EmptyWheel.net: The available evidence says Merrick Garland *IS* prosecuting controversial cases from the Trump years Jordan Zakarin on Twitter: […]

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The massive legislation you’ve not heard about – with special guest Rebecca Vallas

The massive legislation you’ve not heard about – with special guest Rebecca Vallas

Rebecca Vallas on Twitter: @RebeccaVallas Tell your members of Congress: “We can’t afford to leave SSI for disabled & older Americans behind in #BuildBackBetter.” ☎️ 202-224-3121 📱 Text SSINOW to 50409 As I told @TIME's @abbyabrams: “Decades of Congressional neglect mean SSI now traps disabled people & seniors in deep & enduring poverty when it’s supposed to be giving them […]

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The faction that doesn’t believe in democracy – with special guest Lilliana Mason

The faction that doesn’t believe in democracy – with special guest Lilliana Mason

Lilliana Mason on Twitter: @LilyMasonPhD Lilliana Mason, Julie Wronski, and John V. Kane at Cambridge University Press: Activating Animus: The Uniquely Social Roots of Trump Support This new @apsrjournal article by me, @julie_wronski and @UptonOrwell includes an implication that we really only hint at in the conclusion and that I'd like to elaborate on here. https://t.co/nvZy7o31RC pic.twitter.com/3BhxT6q0O6 — Lilliana Mason […]

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Top proponent and propagator of Trump’s Big Lie wants to be Michigan Attorney General

Top proponent and propagator of Trump’s Big Lie wants to be Michigan Attorney General

The headline in the Detroit News on July 15th read “Michigan election critic says he’s running for attorney general.” Matthew DePerno is no mere election critic. He is one of the lawyers responsible for propagating the Big Lie and is suing Antrim County in an effort to overturn the election results in Michigan.  Two weeks ago, the Republican-led Michigan Senate […]

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