This is a diary about the big picture. About things we should not forget as we fend off the daily outrages of the Trump administration. First, let’s hear from a very large sample of voters who were interviewed on election day 2016, by Reuters/Ipsos: The poll of more than 10,000 people who have already cast their ballots in the presidential election showed a majority of voters are worried about their ability to get ahead and have little confidence in political parties or the media to improve their situation. A majority also feel that the economy is rigged to mostly help … Continue reading →
“First woman Marine to fly in an F-18 in combat” is running for a Kentucky congressional seat
Democratic congressional candidate and retired Marine Lt. Col. Amy McGrath unveiled a new advertisement today, in which she discussed her historic achievement of being the “first woman Marine to fly in an F-18 in combat,” and her aspirations to run for Congress to protect health care access for Kentuckians.
McGrath is running for Kentucky’s sixth congressional district against incumbent Andy Barr, who the ad characterizes as “Mitch McConnell’s hand-picked congressman who said he would vote enthusiastically to take health care away from over a quarter million Kentuckians.” In McGrath’s new ad, after a discussion of her military record, her combat missions, and her achievement as a woman in combat, the ad pivots to a discussion of health care.
“Mr. Barr,” McGrath says, addressing her opponent, “My mom is a polio survivor who became one of the first women to graduate from UK Medical School. A lot of people told her she couldn’t achieve her dreams either, but she persevered and ended up treating many of the same kind of people whose health care you and Mr. McConnell would take away.”
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This week, Hannity and Hume rushed to tell us that colluding with Putin to subvert the results of an American election is entirely legal. The National Review thinks evidence of collusion would be “an enormous calamity” for Trump and lead to impeachment if Democrats win Congress. But, they don’t think there’s anything wrong about collusion, they just think it’s a “dead-end” argument to talk about legality. Let’s set aside, for a moment, all the state, federal or campaign finance laws that might have been broken. Or even the Foreign Agents Registration Act. Let’s set aside the fact that Trump asked for help from “Russia, if … Continue reading →
Jimmy Dore interviews Paula Jean Swearengin on her primary run against West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin.
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