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'Guns are fine racism is not: Armed redneck lefties waging different kind of war on Fascism


A well-armed organization of anti-racists are using gun culture to organize rural white voters against the administration of President Donald Trump.

“Redneck Revolt is a national network of community defense projects from a broad spread of political, religious, and cultural backgrounds. It is a pro-worker, anti-racist organization that focuses on working class liberation from the oppressive systems which dominate our lives,” the organization’s website states. “In states where it is legal to practice armed community defense, many branches choose to become John Brown Gun Clubs, training ourselves and our communities in defense and mutual aid.”

Terrific protest sign

Legal question: Is a special counsel the same as a special prosecutor?

The media keep referring to Mueller as a special counsel. Is there a difference?

Gov. Bullock (D. Montana): How Democrats Can Win in the West


On the night that Hillary Clinton got 36 percent of the vote in Montana, I won re-election comfortably, running on progressive ideas and against an extremely wealthy Republican opponent. Ever since, national reporters have asked me whether Montana Democrats have some secret recipe, given that we’ve won the last four elections for governor, that might be used in national campaigns. I tell them yes, we do.

Above all, spend time in places where people disagree with you. Reach out. Show up and make your argument. People will appreciate it, even if they are not inclined to vote for you. As a Democrat in a red state, I often spend days among crowds where there are almost no Democratic voters in sight. I listen to them, work with them and try to persuade them.

Democrats as a national party have ceased doing this. This has to change. They should take a more expansive view of the America that exists beyond the confines of the Eastern Seaboard.

Nate Silver suggests the GOP strategy on the health care vote

If the bill quietly dies in the Senate this summer, for instance, it’s not clear that a vote taken in May 2017 will be at the top of voters’ minds in November 2018.

I suspect this is exactly what the GOP is planning. Give the far right a meaningless victory today, let the senate kill Trumpcare in the middle of summer when no one is paying attention, and hope that by election day 2018 everyone has forgotten about today's vote

let's stop using the word Obamacare - it's the ACA

Watching CNN; "house voting on Obamacare replacement bill". They should call it ACA.

Robert Reich and Senator Alan Simpson

These two gentleman set an example for Americans, including those on DU who are still fighting last year's primary.


Bernie Sanders, Al Franken and Sherrod Brown Quietly Owned Trump On High Drug Prices


WaPo: Bernie Sanders remains one of Americas most popular politicians


A fascinating new survey from Fox News asked Americans their opinions of a number of political leaders and politically relevant organizations. No elected official included in the survey had a larger net favorability — overall favorable views minus unfavorable ones — than Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), continuing Sanders’s strong showing in such polls.

Map of the former United States; repost from 3 months ago.

I posted this a few years ago as a lark, but now I think it is inevitable.

1) I had trouble deciding if Mountainland and Midland should be one nation or two. I decided on two because I thought Colorado and Nebraska wouldn’t get along.

2) Hispanica may or may not decide to become part of Mexico.

3) Regarding Alaska; Russia invades Alaska after the collapse of the United States government. Canada counterattacks with the support of England, other Commonwealth nations, and whatever remains of NATO. After a few weeks of fighting, Russia and England come very close to a nuclear war. The United Nations then negotiates a partition similar to that of North and South Korea. The result is what is shown on the map.

4) All the scientists at Duke University, UNC, Rice, Vanderbilt, etc. are banished from New Christendom. They seek refuge in my country of South Florida. As a result the Republic of South Florida becomes the world’s leading center of scientific research.
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