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Democrats Have a Chance to Take Back the Senate—Here’s Why Progressives Should Care (Video)

By Robert Reich /

There are at least 12 races in play. Win five, and Democrats are in control regardless of the outcome of the presidential election. This would be great news for progressives for a number of reasons.

Posted on Oct 19, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


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Super PAC to Billionaire: We Need More Money to Save a Republican Senate

To understand how Donald Trump’s comments and alleged mistreatment of women are stoking Republican anxiety, look no further than the private appeal sent last week from a super PAC backing Pennsylvania Sen. Pat Toomey.

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Trump Generals

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Hurricane Donald

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The Ascendance of Hillary Clinton and Paul Ryan Will Mark a Win for Big Business and Wall Street

The Democratic candidate won’t be the only winner when Donald Trump and his fellow haters are defeated on Election Day (as looks increasingly likely).

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The Billionaire Oligarchs Don’t Give Out Bread Anymore, but They Gleefully Supply Circuses

The phrase “bread and circuses,” coined by a Roman satirist who said the commoners had to be provided food to prevent their rioting and public spectacles to distract them from Augustus’ tyranny, rings true today—with a key difference.

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Trump’s Two Minds

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Sex Offender

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‘Saturday Night Live’: Creepy ‘Trump’ Leaves Unsympathetic ‘Clinton’ Virtually Unchallenged (Video)

The comedy show’s satire of the “worst presidential debate ever” sums up some of the sorriest aspects of this year’s race to the White House, depicting an unelectable Donald Trump as essentially handing the presidency to an unworthy Hillary Clinton.

Posted on Oct 16, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


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Hillary Clinton Brings Back Al Gore and Talks Green, but She Still Opposes the Carbon Tax (Video)

Hillary Clinton campaigned in Miami with former Vice President Al Gore, attempting to shore up her credentials both with environmentalists and millennial youths.

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Those of You Who Still Don’t Want to Vote for Hillary Clinton, Please Reconsider

I continue to hear from many people who call themselves progressives or liberals but tell me they won’t vote for Hillary Clinton in the upcoming election. With due respect, I believe they’re wrong.

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Noam Chomsky: Trump Voters Are ‘Furious’ Because ‘Everything’s Been Taken Away From Them’ (Video)

During the recent presidential primaries, the renowned linguist discussed the “generalized rage” and “deep concern” that fueled Donald Trump’s rise, insight which is worth recalling as Election Day draws near.

Posted on Oct 11, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN

Samantha Bee: Trump Tape ‘Wasn’t Just Lewd Remarks,’ but ‘Time-Tested Strategy for Sexual Assault’

The “Full Frontal” host examines the Republican candidate’s sexist remarks and discusses how they foment rape culture.

Posted on Oct 11, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN

Role Model

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Die-Hard Donald Trump Supporters Want to Be Trump

I think that the men who back the Republican candidate no matter what are doing so because the celebrity real estate speculator and name-licenser provides them with an opportunity for ego inflation.

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Imaginary Friend

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The Front Page of The New York Times Now Includes a Public Record of Donald Trump’s Sexual Bragging

I am 61 years old and cannot recall the front page of The Gray Lady being so spicy.

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Absurd Reality (Video)

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Samantha Bee on Tim Kaine: Remind Me, Why Isn’t Elizabeth Warren on the Ticket? (Video)

After Kaine’s performance at the vice presidential debate Tuesday, the “Full Frontal” host expresses her dismay at Hillary Clinton’s choice of running mate.

Posted on Oct 6, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN

Trump Business

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Trump’s Taxes

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The VP Debate Served to Remind Americans Just How Extreme the Rest of the Republican Party Is

These days, with Donald Trump having dominated the news for more than a year, it’s easy to overlook the Republicans in Congress. But Mike Pence’s stances were a potent reminder of what a Republican Congress and White House would do.

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Mike Pence Is a Trump in Politician’s Clothing—as Dishonest and Erratic, Just Much Smoother

Trump running mate Mike Pence continued the unreality of this election season in Tuesday’s debate by denying many things that are true and asserting many things that are not true.

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Voting Has Started, and ProPublica’s Electionland Project Is on the Case

Much of the country will vote before Election Day. Starting this week, ProPublica’s Electionland project has begun looking for problems that prevent people from voting.

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Seriously, Stop Bullying People Who Won’t Vote for Hillary

Journalist Ted Rall explains why he can’t stomach voting for Hillary Clinton; we live in the illusion of democracy, not the actual thing; skeletons discovered in Roman ruins in England raise questions about human history. These items and more after the jump.

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Here Are 7 Questions Mike Pence Should Be Asked at the Vice Presidential Debate

Too few voters know the extremist agenda of Trump’s running mate, but some pointed queries could change that.

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The Real Scandal of Donald Trump Avoiding Taxes Isn’t Just About Him

Trump isn’t and never was a smart businessman. He was and is smart at gaming a system rigged in favor of the wealthy. There’s a difference.

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Hacked: Hillary’s Musings on Sanders Fans, Nukes, Being ‘Center-Left to the Center-Right’

At a February fundraiser, the Democratic presidential candidate admitted that “political revolution is pretty appealing” for disaffected “children of the Great Recession.” And there’s more.

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Why Hillary Clinton’s Anti-Trump Campaign Could Backfire

The Clinton campaign is relentlessly focusing on the defects of Donald Trump rather than the defects of the Republican agenda. That’s understandable, and it could be a winning strategy. But it has pitfalls.

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Did Donald Trump Actually Win the First Presidential Debate?

Writer Ted Rall argues that, if debates are “graded on a curve,” the Republican candidate did better than the Democrat on Monday night; vegetarianism might be beneficial to the planet, but it could negatively impact the lives of millions if practiced worldwide; meanwhile, more affordable solar panels have changed investors’ minds about fossil fuels. These discoveries and more after the jump.

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Voters Shouldn’t Have to Feel as If Choosing Third-Party Candidates Will Lead to Doomsday

Reforming the American electoral system in a number of ways would allow people to vote for their first choice, not the lesser of two evils; a California bill allows civilians to break windows to release overheating dogs from cars; meanwhile, breakthroughs in vertical farming could feed the globe. These discoveries and more after the jump.

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The Presidential Debate That Did Not Really Happen

Regular readers will know that in my view the 2016 presidential election did not happen. Likewise, the first debate between the two candidates did not take place.

Posted on Sep 27, 2016 READ MORE

Donald Trump and the Return of Seditious Libel

This year, for the first time since at least Richard Nixon, the leader of one of our major political parties has pledged to limit press freedom by restricting criticism of his prospective rule.

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Hillary Clinton Pounces on a Very Flustered Donald Trump in the First Debate

Donald Trump brought his tough-guy, America-first rhetoric onto the presidential debate stage on Monday, but was repeatedly flustered and upstaged by Hillary Clinton, whose focused barbs made him interrupt and pout, and whose knowledge of how the political world works reduced him to grasping outbursts.

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Ailes and Trump

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Trump Cooker

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It’s Time for Congress to Stop Hollering at CEOs and Actually Take Action

Instead of setting up further rounds of CEO perp walks for the TV cameras, Congress should give the Justice Department and regulatory agencies enough funding to do their jobs.

Posted on Sep 26, 2016 READ MORE

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