Posted on Aug 16, 2018

Glenn Greenwald Reveals Where His Priorities Lie After Trump Fires Brennan

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Since the election of Donald Trump, liberals have begun to take once-conservative voices like William Kristol and David Frum seriously, as they have become some of the strongest opponents to the President’s agenda. Simultaneously, they have also heeded the words of the highest officials in the intelligence community, such as former FBI director James Comey, former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, and former CIA Director John Brennan. In...

Posted on Aug 15, 2018

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly from Last Night’s Primaries

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Last night, Connecticut, Minnesota, Vermont, and Wisconsin held primaries for the 2018 midterms. The results reflect this year’s trend of nominating possibly the most diverse slate of candidates there has ever been, with many of them being women. Today we break down the results into three parts: the good, the bad, and the ugly. THE GOOD RANDY BRYCE (D-WI) Randy “Iron Stache,” Bryce, whose campaign announcement ad caused a...

Posted on Aug 14, 2018

In Wisconsin, The Race To Replace Paul Ryan Gets Vicious

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Last year, local Democrat Randy Bryce shot to political fame when he released this ad declaring his candidacy against Paul Ryan in Wisconsin’s 1st district. The “Iron Stache,” a military veteran, steelworker, and cancer survivor, became a phenomenon. It was even rumored that his fundraising prowess was enough to scare Ryan into forgoing re-election. For the better part of a year, it appeared a foregone conclusion that Bryce would win...

Posted on Aug 13, 2018

MEMBERS ONLY: Why Spike Lee’s BlacKkKlansman Is A Modern Masterpiece

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Note: This review contains spoilers. When Spike Lee released Do the Right Thing nearly 30 years ago, he shook the white critical world to its core with his unsparing portrait of racism in a Brooklyn neighborhood. Before then, films about racial issues usually had a message of brotherhood attached to them. Lee pulled no such punches, refusing to indulge the lie of a “post-racial America.” He applied bold techniques to...

Posted on Aug 10, 2018

Meet Randy Credico, The Latest Lunatic Targeted by Robert Mueller

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For people who’ve followed Russigate from the beginning, Randy Credico is one of the oddest and most fascinating characters in the whole saga. This New York-based comedian and radio show host seems to be, on the surface at least, the unlikeliest of persons to be involved with Donald Trump’s advisors. But with last night’s announcement that Robert Mueller will subpoena him, and that he will testify on September 7th, his role...

Posted on Aug 09, 2018

Behind Closed Doors, Devin Nunes Blabs All

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In an exclusive audio recording released last night by The Rachel Maddow Show, Congressman Devin Nunes admitted that he and his fellow Republicans want to hold on to the House in the 2018 midterms to impede and, just maybe, end Robert Mueller’s investigation into Donald Trump’s 2016 election. Nunes spoke these words at a fundraiser for embattled Washington state Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers, the number four Republican in the House,...

Posted on Aug 08, 2018

Who the Hell is Joe Manchik?

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The special election in Ohio’s 12th congressional district lived up to its promise as a real nail-biter. As of this morning, Republican Troy Balderson is ahead of Democrat Danny O’Connor by 1,754 votes, or .09%. O’Connor may lose, but he can take comfort in the fact that he did better than any Democrat has done in this district in almost 40 years, and Balderson will still have to face re-election in...

Posted on Aug 07, 2018

MEMBERS ONLY: Kamala Harris Lays Down the Law

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This past weekend, junior California Senator Kamala Harris certified her role in our country’s future with her powerful speech at Netroots, a progressive conference, denouncing the notion that standing for civil rights is playing “identity politics.” Harris, who is half-Indian and half-black, is the tenth African-American Senator since Reconstruction and the second black woman to do so. Before her ascension to the Senate, she served as San Francisco District Attorney and...

Posted on Aug 03, 2018

Jim Acosta Hammers Huckabee Sanders Over ‘Enemy Of The People’ Remark

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Few reporters have had a tougher time during the Trump Administration than CNN Chief White House Correspondent Jim Acosta. At this time last year, White House aide Stephen Miller attacked him for pushing back against the White House’s immigration policy at a press briefing. Last month, the President blew off all of his questions during his press conference in the UK. Last Tuesday, he was heckled by the President’s supporters...

Posted on Aug 02, 2018

How Dana Rohrabacher Tried to Undermine the Global Magnitsky Act

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Note: This is the second of a two-part series of articles concerning the Magnitsky Act. To read the first article, go here. The Magnitsky Act, which cut off Russian oligarchs’ access to their American holdings as punishment for the death of lawyer Sergei Magnitsky, represents a major wound to the Russian government’s psyche – even more than the 2014 sanctions against the invasion of Crimea or the exposure of their...