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At the Democratic Convention, Round One to the Progressives
Shoot if you must these old grey heads, but these two semi-qualified observers of the passing political scene watched Monday night’s proceedings at the Democratic National Convention and saw past the heckles and opprobrium of the leather-lunged few. Instead, we witnessed an evening of progressive...
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Hillary’s Choice: Why Tim Kaine Isn’t a ‘Safe’ Pick
Once there was a Democratic senator from Virginia who managed to work across party lines to enact innovative legislation to protect ordinary Americans’ savings from bank speculation. That is not the Virginia Democratic senator Hillary Clinton picked to be her running mate. Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA) is...
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Trump Basically Encourages Russia to Hack Clinton Emails
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump on Wednesday said he "would love to have the power" to have been behind the recently leaked emails from the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and invited Russia to find Hillary Clinton's missing emails. In making the latter statement, the New York...
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Attacking Trump for the Few Sensible Things He Says is Bad Strategy
Donald Trump is a buffoon, a narcissist and misogynist who has offended large segments of the American population with racist comments. He has so little impulse control that he erupted with a pathetic defense of the size of his penis in the middle of a presidential debate, and retweeted an...
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Intelligence Official Overseeing Whistleblowing Cases Blows Whistle Himself
An official charged with investigating whistleblower cases within the U.S. intelligence community is himself blowing the whistle on alleged "public corruption," according to new reporting by McClatchy . Journalist Marisa Taylor describes Daniel Meyer as "the Obama administration's top official...
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ExxonMobil Top Sponsor at ALEC's Upcoming Annual Meeting
ExxonMobil , facing multiple state investigations connected to its funding of climate change denial, is listed as a top corporate sponsor of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) annual meeting, taking place this week in Indianapolis, Indiana. ALEC has long promoted climate change denial...
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All Remaining Charges Dropped in 'Infuriating' Freddie Gray Case
#FreddieGray Tweets Baltimore prosecutors have dropped all remaining charges against the police officers involved in the death of Freddie Gray, bringing an end to the case that has spurred mass protests throughout the country for seven months. The sudden decision on Wednesday means there is...
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Blasting "McCarthy-Like Overreach," State AGs, Climate Groups Won't Comply With GOP Subpoenas
The House Science Committee's effort to obtain documents and information related to the ExxonKnew investigations was met with a brick wall on Wednesday after state attorneys general and nonprofit organizations refused to comply with the subpoenas, calling them an "intimidation tactic" with "...
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Still Opposing a Congressional Move to Protect Exxon
It’s an unprecedented move to demand that 17 Attorneys General, as well as environmental and non-profit groups, including Greenpeace USA and 350.org, turn over internal documents and communications related to our work to expose Exxon’s climate denial. But that’s what Representative Lamar Smith and...
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Trump’s Trickle-Down Ticket
It was easy to get caught up in the circus that was the Republican National Convention. Rousing speeches (plagiarized and original) and raucous floor votes make for great television and funny internet memes. Unfortunately, as we’ve come to expect from events organized by Donald Trump, the...
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