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Are Democrats Going to Get Their Act Together or What?

From the Left / Dick Polman /

Back when my kids were little and I was always schlepping them hither and yon, they’d squabble in the back seat at ever-increasing decibels until I would inevitably unleash my most fervent Dad-ism:

“I don’t care who started it, just knock it off!”

Well, Dad is even more pissed these days at the House and Senate Democrats. Do they ...Read more

Wise Words From George W. Bush That Republicans Will Ignore

From the Left / Dick Polman /

What a shame that so many prominent figures summon the moxie to speak the truth when it’s too late to do anything about it.

So it went the other day when George W. Bush used his 9/11 anniversary address to rightly denounce Trump’s insurrectionists as the domestic equivalent of foreign jihadists.

“(W)e have seen growing evidence that ...Read more

Wise Words From George W. Bush That Republicans Will Ignore

From the Left / Dick Polman /

What a shame that so many prominent figures summon the moxie to speak the truth when it’s too late to do anything about it.

So it went the other day when George W. Bush used his 9/11 anniversary address to rightly denounce Trump’s insurrectionists as the domestic equivalent of foreign jihadists.

“(W)e have seen growing evidence that ...Read more

To Control Women’s Bodies, Texas Empowers Bounty Hunters

From the Left / Dick Polman /

We interrupt our regular programming of the Taliban takeover in Afghanistan to bring you this bulletin about the Taliban takeover in Texas.

It’s horrific that Texas, assisted by five Republican appointees to the U.S. Supreme Court, has been unleashed to essentially overturn Roe v. Wade, to decree that abortions are illegal after only six ...Read more

To Control Women’s Bodies, Texas Empowers Bounty Hunters

From the Left / Dick Polman /

We interrupt our regular programming of the Taliban takeover in Afghanistan to bring you this bulletin about the Taliban takeover in Texas.

It’s horrific that Texas, assisted by five Republican appointees to the U.S. Supreme Court, has been unleashed to essentially overturn Roe v. Wade, to decree that abortions are illegal after only six ...Read more

A Powerful Pummeling of Trump’s Hack MAGA Lawyers

From the Left / Dick Polman /

The Shakespeare character in Henry IV who said “Let’s kill all the lawyers” was clearly a tad over the top. It’s far more humane to single out the MAGA “lawyers” and humiliate them to within an inch of their lives.

What happened Wednesday, in federal court, was almost enough to rekindle one’s faith in the system. Thank goodness ...Read more

A Powerful Pummeling of Trump’s Hack MAGA Lawyers

From the Left / Dick Polman /

The Shakespeare character in Henry IV who said “Let’s kill all the lawyers” was clearly a tad over the top. It’s far more humane to single out the MAGA “lawyers” and humiliate them to within an inch of their lives.

What happened Wednesday, in federal court, was almost enough to rekindle one’s faith in the system. Thank goodness ...Read more

A Powerful Pummeling of Trump’s Hack MAGA Lawyers

From the Left / Dick Polman /

The Shakespeare character in Henry IV who said “Let’s kill all the lawyers” was clearly a tad over the top. It’s far more humane to single out the MAGA “lawyers” and humiliate them to within an inch of their lives.

What happened Wednesday, in federal court, was almost enough to rekindle one’s faith in the system. Thank goodness ...Read more

It Was Always Going to End This Way in Afghanistan

From the Left / Dick Polman /

Anyone who professes to be shocked by the Taliban victory in Afghanistan has not been paying attention.

It was always bound to happen. It was merely delayed because Uncle Sam kept his trillion-dollar finger in the dike for 20 years. Were we fated to remain forever, in a land that had already proved fatally inhospitable to the British and the ...Read more

It Was Always Going to End This Way in Afghanistan

From the Left / Dick Polman /

Anyone who professes to be shocked by the Taliban victory in Afghanistan has not been paying attention.

It was always bound to happen. It was merely delayed because Uncle Sam kept his trillion-dollar finger in the dike for 20 years. Were we fated to remain forever, in a land that had already proved fatally inhospitable to the British and the ...Read more

It Was Always Going to End This Way in Afghanistan

From the Left / Dick Polman /

Anyone who professes to be shocked by the Taliban victory in Afghanistan has not been paying attention.

It was always bound to happen. It was merely delayed because Uncle Sam kept his trillion-dollar finger in the dike for 20 years. Were we fated to remain forever, in a land that had already proved fatally inhospitable to the British and the ...Read more

COVID Widow Tells Deniers to Get Real

From the Left / Dick Polman /

Kudos to grieving widow Julia Letlow, a Louisiana Republican congresswoman, for setting the record straight. Better late than never.

Last November – you may dimly recall, if at all – her husband Luke won a House seat but never made it to Washington. In mid-December he announced that he had COVID. Twelve days later, he died at age 41. ...Read more

COVID Widow Tells Deniers to Get Real

From the Left / Dick Polman /

Kudos to grieving widow Julia Letlow, a Louisiana Republican congresswoman, for setting the record straight. Better late than never.

Last November – you may dimly recall, if at all – her husband Luke won a House seat but never made it to Washington. In mid-December he announced that he had COVID. Twelve days later, he died at age 41. ...Read more

COVID Widow Tells Deniers to Get Real

From the Left / Dick Polman /

Kudos to grieving widow Julia Letlow, a Louisiana Republican congresswoman, for setting the record straight. Better late than never.

Last November – you may dimly recall, if at all – her husband Luke won a House seat but never made it to Washington. In mid-December he announced that he had COVID. Twelve days later, he died at age 41. ...Read more

Words the MAGA Cult Don’t Want You to Hear

From the Left / Dick Polman /

I’m literally old enough to remember when Republicans proudly branded themselves as the cop-loving guardians of “law and order.”

Richard Nixon won the presidency with that shtick in 1968, Donald Trump used it in 2016 (“I will restore law and order to our country”), and tried it again in 2020 (“I love law enforcement, I love the ...Read more

Words the MAGA Cult Don’t Want You to Hear

From the Left / Dick Polman /

I’m literally old enough to remember when Republicans proudly branded themselves as the cop-loving guardians of “law and order.”

Richard Nixon won the presidency with that shtick in 1968, Donald Trump used it in 2016 (“I will restore law and order to our country”), and tried it again in 2020 (“I love law enforcement, I love the ...Read more

Words the MAGA Cult Don’t Want You to Hear

From the Left / Dick Polman /

I’m literally old enough to remember when Republicans proudly branded themselves as the cop-loving guardians of “law and order.”

Richard Nixon won the presidency with that shtick in 1968, Donald Trump used it in 2016 (“I will restore law and order to our country”), and tried it again in 2020 (“I love law enforcement, I love the ...Read more

Sean Hannity Suggests Fox News Should Stop Killing People

From the Left / Dick Polman /

Pro-life Americans, which I define as people who want to defeat the pandemic, should welcome support from all quarters – including the darkest precincts of the Fox propaganda machine.

Hence it was nice this week to hear Sean Hannity utter these sentences:

“Please take COVID seriously. I can’t say it enough. Enough people have died. ...Read more

Sean Hannity Suggests Fox News Should Stop Killing People

From the Left / Dick Polman /

Pro-life Americans, which I define as people who want to defeat the pandemic, should welcome support from all quarters – including the darkest precincts of the Fox propaganda machine.

Hence it was nice this week to hear Sean Hannity utter these sentences:

“Please take COVID seriously. I can’t say it enough. Enough people have died. ...Read more

Sean Hannity Suggests Fox News Should Stop Killing People

From the Left / Dick Polman /

Pro-life Americans, which I define as people who want to defeat the pandemic, should welcome support from all quarters – including the darkest precincts of the Fox propaganda machine.

Hence it was nice this week to hear Sean Hannity utter these sentences:

“Please take COVID seriously. I can’t say it enough. Enough people have died. ...Read more

 

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