General Commentary

Rewriting Rockwell

Rewriting Rockwell

I was not raised in middle America, I do not frequent a local diner, I know some, but not all of my neighbors, I have never held a manual job, I’ve not considered buying a truck, I do not own a gun, I did not serve in the military, and I have no qualifications as a first responder. I am,

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JAMES COMEY – THE NON-PARTISAN PATRIOT

JAMES COMEY – THE NON-PARTISAN PATRIOT

I’ve had some time since last summer to process the events surrounding former FBI Director James Comey’s firing, as well as his role in influencing the 2016 Presidential election.  My opinion is now solidified.  The man is a well-read, loyal, experienced, humble, and passionate American throwback.  He is Donald Trump’s character foil, for he is everything Trump is not. I

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PatriotNOTPartisan’s First Annual #SOTYou Twitter Candidate Forum

PatriotNOTPartisan’s First Annual #SOTYou Twitter Candidate Forum

PatriotNOTPartisan’s First Annual #SOTYou Twitter Candidate Forum On Tuesday, January 30th, President Trump will deliver his first State of the Union Address. PatriotNOTPartisan has invited candidates for office from across the country to participate in a non-partisan* moderated live response on Twitter, and you’re invited! Follow @PatNotPart and #SOTYou on Twitter and join: Stacey Abrams, candidate for Governor of Georgia

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Alyssa Milano launches #StateOfTheDream Initiative

Alyssa Milano launches #StateOfTheDream Initiative

Alyssa Milano launches #StateOfTheDream InitiativeAs Digital Counter-Programming to Trump’s State of the Union Address On Tuesday, January 30th(6pm PST/9pm EST), Donald Trump will deliver his SOTU address. #StateOfTheDream will highlight what truly makes America great: that we come from many places, races and creeds, and together work for a more perfect union. The digital #StateOfTheDream initiative will support dreamers and immigrants, call for

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Unconscionable

Unconscionable

On January 18, 2018, the Trump administration announced the formation of a new division of the Department of Health and Human Services, entitled the Conscience and Religious Freedom Division.  The new Division, which will be part of the Office of Civil Rights, is designed to protect healthcare professionals who refuse to offer birth control or abortion based on their religious

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Who Is Donald Trump Jr? Narrated by Alyssa Milano via NowThis

Who Is Donald Trump Jr? Narrated by Alyssa Milano via NowThis

Donald Trump Jr. followed his father's footsteps not just in name, but in beauty pageant creepiness, and, of course, lying about Russia pic.twitter.com/3BBPJBwYVi — NowThis (@nowthisnews) January 24, 2018 VIA NowThis, Narrated by Alyssa Milano NowThis (@nowthisnews)  Alyssa Milano is an Actor, Activist & Philanthropist. She is an UNICEF Ambassador who is trying to make a better future for her,

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Members of Congress Meeting with Czech Ultranationalist Politician Party Leadership Called for Gassing of Jews, Minorities

Members of Congress Meeting with Czech Ultranationalist Politician Party Leadership Called for Gassing of Jews, Minorities

This afternoon, five Republican members of Congress will meet with Tomio Okamura, Czech politician and founder of the extreme right-wing Freedom and Direct Democracy Party in Prague. Steve King (R-IA), Andy Harris (R-MD), Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA), Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) and Paul Gosar (R-AZ) requested the meeting, which Okamura says will cover topics ranging from trade to immigration. Founded in 2015,

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#SchumerShutdown

#SchumerShutdown

#SchumerShutdown - the hashtag that GOP leaders are using to accuse Democrats of causing the shutdown became the trending hashtag. As the hashtag continues to boom, republicans are gaining a boost in efforts to blame Democrats. We should move forward with consideration for solution and compromise, not pointing fingers to blame. Contributing Editor: Jamie Domnick Twitter: @JNick9456 Instagram:JNick9456 Currently a

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The Inspirational Nature of TIME’S UP

The Inspirational Nature of TIME’S UP

The TIME'S UP initiative, a movement developed by over 300 women in the entertainment industry, launched in January with a solidarity letter demonstrating each endorser's desire to help protect women who are confronted by sexual harassment in the workplace. The TIME'S UP Legal Defense Fund, which "will provide subsidized legal support to women and men who have experienced sexual harassment,

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Meet Brianna Westbrook, the Transwoman Running for Congress

Meet Brianna Westbrook, the Transwoman Running for Congress

The 2018 election cycle is shaping up to be quite exciting and is filled with candidates who are prepared to fight the GOP establishment and promote a progressive agenda. One such candidate is Brianna Westbrook, who is running for the U.S. House, representing Arizona’s 8th Congressional District. If elected, she will become the first openly transgender Congressperson and has vowed

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Alyssa Milano Speaks at Power to the Polls – Atlanta, Georgia

Alyssa Milano Speaks at Power to the Polls – Atlanta, Georgia

(function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = 'https://connect.facebook.net/en_US/sdk.js#xfbml=1&version=v2.11'; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs);}(document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk'));Women's March 2018 SpeechMy speech at the #womensmarch2018 in Atlanta. #powertothepollsPosted by Alyssa Milano on Saturday, January 20, 2018 My speech at the #womensmarch2018 in Atlanta. #powertothepolls

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Who Wants to be an Oligarch?

Who Wants to be an Oligarch?

Does Contestant Donnie Trump have what it takes? This parody makes following the money fun and suggests the so-called "nothing-burger" may in fact be a something-borscht with a side of definitely-a-thing caviar.   About Rise and Resist Rise and Resist is a direct action group committed to opposing, disrupting, and defeating any government act that threatens democracy, equality, and our

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History Repeating Itself

History Repeating Itself

James Madison, at the constitutional convention:  “A President is impeachable if he attempts to subvert the Constitution. I’ve recently been doing a bit of historical research into impeachment. Given our current circumstances with Trump, it did seem to be the logical course of action. As I was reading, I began to notice trends in certain things. Similarities to that situation

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Less is Moore

Less is Moore

As I entered my parents’ home one evening, I was immediately greeted by the hearty tones of my father’s booming voice critiquing the contestants on one of his favorite game shows. “Stupido! Madonna, what a dumb!” I hear him belting out from downstairs. The language he employs is a variable amalgam of Italian, his mother tongue, and English. This is

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Brianna Westbrook Biography

Brianna Westbrook Biography

I first stepped into politics as a concerned citizen in February 2013 when I was nearly 30-years-old. I argued before the Phoenix City Council to support an Anti-Discrimination measure to include protections for members of the LGBT and disability communities in city contracts, housing, employment and public accommodations. Two months later I argued against AZ Senate Bill 1432, aimed at prosecuting

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Twenty Quotes for the #RESISTANCE in 2018

Twenty Quotes for the #RESISTANCE in 2018

We who oppose tyranny in all its guises don’t yet have our own Thomas Paine, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Frederick Douglass, Abraham Lincoln, Franklin Roosevelt, Eleanor Roosevelt, or Martin Luther King, Jr. - but we have their words.  Keep them close.  Make them your own.  Speak them often.  Share with friends and family.  Remix at will.  And please add to this

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Alt-Reich: The Reemergence of an Old Enemy

Alt-Reich: The Reemergence of an Old Enemy

It did not begin in Charlottesville, but did not end there, either.  In August, 2017, self-described White nationalists marched in Charlottesville, Virginia, carrying Tiki torches and swastikas, chanting “Jews will not replace us”, and “blood and soil”.  Any student of history knows from whence these phrases came.  Our country fought a war to defeat this very ideology, and here it

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Could 2019 Be the Year of the ERA?

Could 2019 Be the Year of the ERA?

In 1972, both the Senate and the House passed the Equal rights Amendment and sent it to the states for ratification. Requiring the approval of thirty-eight states, it received only thirty-five before the Congressionally-mandated deadline for ratification expired. Thirty-six years later, the ERA is still not part of the Constitution, but a wave of women running for office could prompt

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Women in the Age of Trump – Being A Woman In Trump’s America: Year One

Women in the Age of Trump – Being A Woman In Trump’s America: Year One

Women in the Age of Trump - A Patriot NOT Partisan Exclusive Series In 2016, three million more Americans voted for the first woman to occupy the Oval Office than did for the man who currently occupies it. The impacts were swift and significant. In 2018, PatriotNOTPartisan is collecting the stories of these impacts, told by the women who are impacted.

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The Unlikely Lesson I Learned

The Unlikely Lesson I Learned

It was a cold night on October 30, 2017, in downtown Chicago. I was in line, outside, with hundreds of people waiting to hear a speech. I saw people from all walks of life. The ladies from the Gold Coast, the men from the south side, the nice, elderly ladies from Suburbia, the college kids from universities far and near,

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The God of the Left

The God of the Left

There was a time I believed that those on the right, or conservatives, were the anti-science party. I felt that their denial of obvious scientific reality clearly made the right wing the anti-science party. For the most part, a lot of conservatives believe in God, and their religion would come into conflict with science. In short, for someone to deny

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VLADIMIR PUTIN’S LONG GAME

VLADIMIR PUTIN’S LONG GAME

One nasty morning Comrade Stalin discovered that his favorite pipe was missing. Naturally, he called in his henchman, Lavrenti Beria, and instructed him to find the pipe. A few hours later, Stalin found it in his desk and called off the search. "But, Comrade Stalin," stammered Beria, "five suspects have already confessed to stealing it."  -- Vladimir Bukovsky   This

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Take a Knee Bernie

Take a Knee Bernie

A week ago, The Washington Post ranked the top 15 Democratic presidential candidates for 2020. The article appeared in The Post on Friday before Christmas weekend and was like a package that an unreformed Grinch would leave on the doorstep. If America is suffering now, trying to determine how to recover from the one-man circus that has corrupted the nation,

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Countdown!

Countdown!

Tonight marks one of the most focused of all global countdowns. People around the world will wait in anticipation for the last seconds of another year to tick away. In Manhattan tonight, almost 2 million revelers will pack into Times Square and countdown with the famed ball. Around the nation and across the globe, millions more will be counting down

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Top 10 DNC Fails, 2017

Top 10 DNC Fails, 2017

Coming on the heels of the 2016 election debacle, which saw the resignation of its chairman and an unthinkable loss to a remarkably unpresidential and unqualified man, the Democratic National Committee clearly needed a renewed focus and image makeover in 2017. While there were some large victories (electoral wins in Virginia and Alabama come to mind), there were some major

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Ten Most Important Tweets of 2017

Ten Most Important Tweets of 2017

2017 became the year of the Twitter Presidency – but it wasn’t all about @RealDonaldTrump. From social movements to political movements, causes to humor, here are the 10 tweets that we feel carried the most weight this year. 10. "No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin or his background or his religion..." pic.twitter.com/InZ58zkoAm

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Hollow Populism

Hollow Populism

McKean County, Pennsylvania: I’ve been visiting this place since I was a kid. It’s quiet, with good hunting. Next to the Allegheny River, near the northern border of the state, it’s removed from pretty much everything. There’s a college town about 25 miles away, but in the winter, the mountain roads are often impassable. As a young boy, I found

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