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Cheers and Jeers: Monday

From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE…Monday Morning Margaret and Helen BloggingAmerica's feistiest octogenarian bloggers don’t post often, but when they do, fire extinguishers are kept at the ready. In their

Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: When being horrible comes naturally, it's easy to insult everyone

Adam Serwer/Atlantic:White Nationalism’s Deep American RootsA long-overdue excavation of the book that Hitler called his “bible,” and the man who wrote itAs for the views and utterances of someone

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It’s Wednesday, so, you know, we’re gonna do this again.Greg Dworkin will be with us this morning, but we’ll miss out on another week with Joan McCarter.Wednesdays are a great day to indict sitting

I, for one, welcome our robot overlords—they can't be any worse than Trump

Throughout human history mankind has used tools to make living easier. This began with stone tools, and has evolved over the centuries to computers, artificial intelligence, and robotics. During the

The Ohio gerrymandering court case: 'A map that Speaker Boehner supports'

The trial to overturn the Ohio gerrymandering map continued this week in Cincinnati. The suit has been brought by Democratic organizations, the League of Women Voters of Ohio, and various citizens

Who is Kirsten Gillibrand? 5 facts about the NY senator who is getting more progressive by the day

Kirsten Gillibrand, the Democratic senator from New York, has officially launched her bid for the 2020 presidency. This isn’t too surprising, as the senator’s exploratory committee made headlines a

Preparing for war in Venezuela? I’ve seen this play before

Too often, our mainstream media react after the fact. Case in point: Venezuela. What’s happening in that country is not new news, but it is now convenient both politically and economically for Donald

Affirmative action and the myth of structural reverse racism

Last week I wrote about the difficult issue of reparations. It’s an issue that has dogged this nation since Reconstruction failed to restore and unify the nation after the division of the Civil

White House acting chief of staff takes to Fox News to insist Trump 'is not a white supremacist'

Acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney, who is rapidly becoming the new Jared Kushner, now that Jared Kushner is embroiled in too many scandals to be and effective Jared Kushner, has

Sorry, Trump: Coal is going down, renewables are headed up

Here’s more evidence that Donald Trump’s 2016 promises to bring back coal jobs were a sham: A new report from the Trump administration predicts that the amount of coal production in the U.S. will keep

Trump's on one of his famous Twitter tears. That often means bad news is coming.

We've fallen out of the habit of highlighting Donald Trump's various rage-tweets of late, mostly because (1) there are so many and (2) nearly all are pointless. But the man has been in a full-blown

Donald Trump’s 10 most pathetically predictable broken promises

During the 2016 presidential campaign, Republican Donald Trump presented a unique conundrum for the public and pundits alike. Simply put, Trump lied at a rate never before seen in modern American

How the college admissions process illuminates the reality of the American caste system

Upward mobility is a scam, and most of us have already been duped.To my dad, “the American Dream” meant being able to create a better future for his children; in other words, to ensure I had

Too many Democrats? History shows that a large presidential field bodes well for our chances in 2020

The question posed in the headline is being asked about the sheer size of the Democratic presidential field, in particular now that Beto O’Rourke has officially joined the race, with Joe Biden

Sexist campaign coverage can't be fixed if media won't admit to 2016 fiasco

Democratic women are rewriting campaign history, with six women now running for the White House. The surge of female candidates for the highest office hopefully marks a turning point for what's

Women's History Month: Reclaiming the herstories of black woman suffragists

Watching Democratic Party women don white to attend the State of the Union address back in January in honor of the suffragists’ battle for the vote evoked mixed feelings. I felt pride as a feminist,

Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: Green caucuses, to see or not to see, and robot rage

Sometimes it seems impossible not to hear Donald Trump dropping his … droppings over at Twitter. Like screams echoing from of some not-nearly-distant-enough version of a online bedlam, the

Open thread for night owls: Excerpts from the April edition of Harper's Index

A few excerpts from the Harper’s Index:Number of the twenty least prosperous US congressional districts that are represented by Republicans: 16Of the twenty most prosperous districts that are

Republicans are escalating efforts to bar or water down climate change education

The Washington Post notes a new escalation in the number of anti-climate science education bills being brought up in multiple state legislatures. Already there have been more than a dozen, ranging

Nuts & Bolts: Inside a Democratic campaign—major races below the state house and federal levels

It’s another Saturday, so for those who tune in, welcome to a diary discussing the Nuts & Bolts of a Democratic Campaign. If you’ve missed out, you can catch up anytime: Just visit our group or