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Dreamers Revisited

Michelle Lujan Grisham

I recently wrote a post entitled ” How Dems Can Immediately Save DACA.”  (See https://www.liberalresistance.net/dems-can-immediately-save-daca/) I argued that the Democrats should insist that the budget extension last week should include a provision requiring Homeland Security to accept renewal DACA applications, at least for the period of time of the budget extension.  That is what the Ninth…

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Trump, Sharks, Porn Stars…and the Founding Fathers

Having a hard day? In need of a smile? Or, maybe, in need of some extremely thoughtful insights? If so, pop over to Slate’s website and Virginia Heffernan’s hysterically funny (and deeply thoughtful) podcast, A Rot at the Core of the Republic:Trump’s corrupt administration is exactly what the Founding Fathers feared. Heffernan begins her podcast…

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Der Drumpf And Der Cube

Okay. This time we’ve got Trump, Fake News, Russia, and a Rubik’s Cube. In other words, more magic from our marvelously mad master of memes, Jerry Tarr…

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Emma Lazarus

While folks appear to enjoy tallying the “truthy-ness” of Trump’s “alternate facts,” those of the vile Stephen Miller, Trump’s policy adviser, seem to have slipped under the door. In reference to the US welcoming the “tempest tossed” to the country, he noted that the poem (“The New Colossus” by Emma Lazarus [1849-1887]) was only appended…

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The Latest Republican Ruse

At a time when Dolt 45 and his Republican buddies seem hell bent on driving all of the sane citizens of the world completely crazy, it is well to state the blindingly obvious just to clarify what was, a mere year ago, still consensus reality. That reality certainly had major flaws, but the Republican substitute…

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Driving Out Blue Voters

There is an interesting and perhaps alarming article over on the Washington Post, Potential citizenship question in 2020 Census could shift power to rural America by Michael Scherer. It seems that the next census may include a question about citizenship status… which would scare off quite a few Hispanic immigrants. Non-citizens can’t vote, of course,…

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Deeper Meaning Of A Golden Shitter

Golden Toilet

By this time, of course, you will have heard all about yesterday’s kerfuffle in which our Orange Headed Duce told the Guggenheim to hustle over to his bedroom a precious van Gogh paining, Landscape with Snow. But, then, the folks at the Gugg responded something along the lines of “No, way, José,” and offered instead…

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We’re Looking For A Few Good Reads

Maya Kosoff has an interesting article over on Vanity Fair’s Hive site. In Facebook Admits It Might Be Poisoning Democracy, she notes that Facebook’s top brass and its CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, have begun to suggest that social media has done its share of damage to the Republic. Gee, Mark, ya think? Meanwhile, Eugene Robinson over…

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Rightists Declare “War” on FBI

Just when you thought it couldn’t get any weirder… Greg Price, writing in Newsweek, directs our incredulous attention to the fact that Fox Host Calls for War Against ‘Deep State’ and ‘Upper Levels’ of FBI and Justice. It seems that Fox anchor Lou Dobbs said on Tuesday night that it was time for all good…

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