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Step by Step, Drop by Drop ...

Dec
22

So (highly blacked out) emails have been released to the Center for Public Integrity indicating involvement by the Trump administration in halting funds to Ukraine.

I wasn't that old when Nixon was impeached but I do recall it was a slow, graduated process, where more and more details continued to come out. That's what I think we're witnessing here as well.

Update (12/29/2019): Drip, Drip, Drip... Incredible article in today's New York Times, "Behind the Ukraine Aid Freeze: 84 Days of Conflict and Confusion" (link).

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I Could Be Wrong But ...

Dec
15

It seems more and more that Trump won't even make it to the election. Why? Oh, I dunno ( 1, 2, 3 ).

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Wrong Side of History

Dec
13

Yee Gads, these people have the world upside down. The British election results -- Boris Johnson and all -- aren't a model for our own election next year. Rather they're a reflection to a certain extent of what happened here in 2016. In both cases, the wrong guy won. That's not going to happen next year.

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Incredible John Oliver

Nov
18

Absolutely incredible finale to Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. Starts at 21m: https://youtu.be/UN8bJb8biZU

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Tear Down This Reagan Myth

Nov
09

A couple of good articles on what really happened:

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Drumpf Is Not Welcome Here

Oct
28

Protest across from Trump Tower.

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NPR's Mara Liasson Can't Get the Joke

Oct
15

Why can't Mara Liasson just go back to Fox? In today's episode of 'All Things Considered' her perspective was entirely GOPer certified. All she could come up with while discussing the political chances of Elizabeth Warren was doom for the lefties:

"...there is a real undercurrent of worry that she is too far left to beat Donald Trump in a general election."

She then proceeded to misrepresent Warren's policy goals claiming they were "2-to-1 unpopular with general election voters". Yeah, right. And then to show her complete bias, she refused to take Warren's joke at the LGBTQ forum for what it was, namely a joke -- despite the burst of laughter from the audience.

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Chicago's Climate Strike

Sep
20

Pictures from today's Climate Strike. They include:

  1. March heading from park to Federal Plaza
  2. Crowd at Federal Plaza
  3. One Kid's Sign
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The Queen of Bothsiderism

Sep
17

Sorry to hear of the passing of Cokie Roberts. Honestly the biggest impression she made on me was the bothsiderism of her reporting and the upset reaction of progressive blogs throughout the aughts and teens. (See Cokie's Law or DailyKos.com.)

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