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American Pravda

Fox News is the new American Pravda. The idea of state run media has been a necessary method of messaging for authoritarian regimes, and Trump is adopting the idea that he, alone, controls the media. Recently, in Europe, Trump refused a question from a CNN reporter, calling it “fake news” and moved to a Fox […]

Abolishing ICE Is Not A Remedy

by Dave Mindeman I know that the idea of abolishing ICE is growing in progressive thought; I very much understand that but I do not agree with that concept. ICE is a law enforcement agency. It implements the policy it is told to enforce. ICE has been told to enforce a policy that is flawed […]

When the Going Gets Tough…..

Today was a bad day for liberals. Very bad. And I have seen a number of people sent into the throes of depression over the union decision and now the retirement of Justice Kennedy. All is lost. We are doomed. OK – now that we have commiserated somewhat, let’s get back to the fight. First […]

They Need To Pay A Price

by Dave Mindeman At some point you have to pay a price. In politics, bad policy is supposed to be corrected. The outcry of te public is supposed to matter. This insane idea of separating children from their parents at the border should have been shut down at the inception. Where were the voices of […]

Immigration FearMongering

by Dave Mindeman Immigration policy has always been controversial. But the Trump interpretation of it is patently ludicrous. The border with Mexico is not being overrun. The Canadians prefer their own country and probably could start taking steps to keep us out. We are a nation that appeals to the down trodden. We give people […]

Freedom And Family Need Defending

by Dave Mindeman Kids ripped away from their parents. Is this really America anymore? How much more of this are we going to allow? After all, this is being done in our name. The people of the United States are complicit in a massive incarceration of children. Sounds pretty bad doesn’t it. But this President […]

A Story About Why Dems Lose Elections

Let me tell you a story about the DFL convention that gives you one of the reasons why we seem to put too many elections at risk. Erin Murphy won the endorsement from the State DFL for the governor’s race. She went into the convention without a choice for Lieutenant Governor. Fine. She wanted to […]