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Are We Sick of Winning Yet? A Resistance Report Card

Are We Sick of Winning Yet? A Resistance Report Card
As US democracy faces its deepest crisis since the Civil War, it isn’t easy to keep track of all the moving parts. As Donald and his enablers move on multiple fronts to degrade our democratic norms, traditions, and institutions into cheap tools for a white nationalist mob led by a would-be strongman, we need a scorecard to keep track of where we stand – and to avoid the kind of disorientation or dismay that their daily “shock and awe” psychological warfare campaign is meant to achieve.
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Three Commandments for Every State Capitol

Three Commandments for Every State Capitol
The Oklahoma Supreme Court this past week ordered the legislature and the executive branch to remove a six-foot tall Ten Commandments granite monument from the front of the state house. The monument was placed there in January and is a direct violation of the First Amendment.
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MO Money: Faith-Based Budgeting and Orthogonal Reality

MO Money: Faith-Based Budgeting and Orthogonal Reality
The policies put forth in this document suggest that America's main problem is that the poor have too much and the wealthy, too little. The budget plan "corrects" this perceived imbalance by deeply cutting programs that help low- and middle-income people, and cutting taxes on those with high incomes, capital gains, multinational corporations and "pass through" business income.
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Partisan Divide? More Like Canyon

Partisan Divide? More Like Canyon
Although many politicians campaign on their willingness to “reach across the aisle”, when they get to Congress the two parties are more polarized than ever before.
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Will a Silly Feud Cost Democrats the Senate?

Will a Silly Feud Cost Democrats the Senate?
Those that control the Senate control nominees for Supreme Court justices, lower court judges and regulatory committee chiefs. It's a big deal who runs the show after the November midterm elections. Are the Democrats really willing to risk that because Harry Reid and Tom Daschle don't really get along?
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Perception Vs. Reality: If Only CA's GOP Could Tell the Difference

Perception Vs. Reality: If Only CA's GOP Could Tell the Difference
Neel Kashkari made a big speech this weekend at the California Republican Party's convention. It was meant to do two things: shore up his base and project a vision of a moderate party that could face California's future challenges. These goals are diametrically opposed to each other.
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The Worst State GOP Candidate in CO History? Quite Possibly.

Meet Republican Ron Sandstrom, possibly the worst candidate for County Assessor in Jeffco history.
We've written extensively about the myriad of problems facing the Jefferson County Republican Party — and how those troubles may impact statewide races such as U.S. Senate and Governor — but we've
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Making (Up) Headlines: PolitickerNJ Proves Its Bias

Making (Up) Headlines: PolitickerNJ Proves Its Bias
Folks over at PolitickerNJ have regularly denied having a political bias, and they may not be aware of it. However, often it is quite clear. Here's a wonderful example that could be shared in journalism ethics courses across the country.
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Supposed 'Unbiased' CO Newspaper Editor Caught With Hand in Tea Party Cookie Jar

Supposed 'Unbiased' CO Newspaper Editor Caught With Hand in Tea Party Cookie Jar
The Denver Post's Op-Ed chief hasn't hid his rightward leanings that well in the past, but after footage surfaced of him speaking at tea party-affiliated event, he's digging himself in even deeper.
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Colorado GOP Stands With Candidate Who Accused Opponent of Wanting to 'Join ISIS in Beheading Christians'

Colorado GOP Stands With Candidate Who Accused Opponent of Wanting to 'Join ISIS in Beheading Christians'
The El Paso County Republican Party is standing up for embattled Colorado House candidate Gordon "Dr. Chaps" Klingenschmitt in the wake of his outlandish attack on Rep. Jared Polis last weekend, suggesting that Polis would "join ISIS in beheading Christians" for…actually, it doesn't really matter why he thought that statement was justifiable.
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