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    The Long and Whining Road

    What happens if he gets up there and starts complaining? The much-maligned “Democratic establishment” is not wrong to be concerned about the potential ramifications of a tone-deaf, high-profile speech by Sen. Bernie Sanders at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia [...]

    Rep. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) isn’t taking anything for granted in her run for the Senate against the most vulnerable of the Republi [...]

    A couple of days ago I wrote a post criticizing Bernie Sanders for basing his campaign on a promised revolution that never had the slightes [...]

    View from the left: North Carolina GOP lawmakers only concerned with one job—their own

    If you thought North Carolina GOP lawmakers might balk at the economic calamity known as HB2 that is slowly draining their state dry, you were sadly optimistic.  The NCAA Board of Governors may threaten to pull 20-some scheduled championship events (not to mention all future ones) from th [...]

    The Shills Have Eyes

    Perhaps the most painful aspect of the Democratic primary has been the transformation of certain progressive online news channels from responsible information outlets to cheerleading sections for Sen. Bernie Sanders–cheerleading sections that spew off-the-charts hatred for the alleg [...]

    Pro-Cruz PAC hits Trump over support for Mike Tyson

    Trusted Leadership PAC, one of the many groups backing Sen. Ted Cruz’s campaign for president, has announced a $375,000 online ad buy that exploits an issue Donald Trump actually introduced to the race. In 30 seconds, the spot compared the backing of Cruz (R-Tex.) by Gov. Mike Pence [...]

    Nuts & Bolts: Inside a Democratic campaign. Let’s keep it PG, shall we?

    It’s another Saturday, so for those who tune in, welcome to a Saturday Diary of Nuts & Bolts of a Democratic Campaign. Each week, we discuss issues that help drive successful campaigns, and once a month we look into “Horrible mistakes you should avoid” (last Saturday of a month). If y [...]

    Shia Mob in Iraq Demands More Technocrats

    Protesters stormed the Iraqi parliament today: Baghdad Operations Command declared a state of emergency and said all roads into the capital had been closed….Iraq is in the grip of a political crisis, with Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi attempting to reshuffle his cabinet and meet t [...]

    Obama expresses exasperation with Senate Republicans over Garland nomination in weekly address

    x YouTube Video It’s now been 45 days since I nominated Judge Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court. Judge Garland is a man of experience, integrity, and unimpeachable qualifications. Judge Garland is someone who Senate Republicans are on record saying is “a man of accomplishment and ke [...]

    A Picture of American Policy: Waking From the Fever Dream

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    Donald Trump, the Emperor of Social Media

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    National Poetry Month: A Coda

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    This week in the war on voting: NC voting law upheld; KS voter registration suspension mess

    Welcome to the latest edition in our war on voting series, a joint project of  Joan McCarter and Meteor Blades. U.S. District Court Judge Thomas D. Schroeder, a George W. Bush appointee, ruled in favor of North Carolina’s new voting law Monday, prompting plaintiffs in the case to  [...]

    Is Hillary Stealing the Nomination? Will Bernie Birth a Long-Term Movement?

    Go to Source : Is Hillary Stealing the Nomination? Will Bernie Birth a Long-Term Movement?

    Icahn Joins Business Leaders Begging Congress: Start Spending

    Go to Source : Icahn Joins Business Leaders Begging Congress: Start Spending

    Science Faction (Updated)

    Will Congressional harassment of climate scientists become an issue in the 2016 general election? Four years after President Obama avoided bringing up the topic of human-caused climate change in his debates with Mitt Romney, presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton shou [...]

    Science Faction

    Will Congressional harassment of climate scientists become an issue in the 2016 general election? Four years after President Obama avoided bringing up the topic of human-caused climate change in his debates with Mitt Romney, presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton shou [...]

    Desperation, thy name is Ted Cruz. The Texas senator spent this week doing anything and everything he could think of to blunt the mom [...]

    Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: The lay of the political land

    Politico: In the swing states that matter most in the presidential race, Donald Trump doesn’t have a prayer against Hillary Clinton in the general election. That’s according to top operatives, strategists and activists in 10 battleground states who participated in this week’s POLITICO Ca [...]