OOH! TUCKER’S AUTOBIOGRAPHY IS COMING OUT!!

It’s called The Long Slide: Thirty Years in American Journalism.

He said it; I didn’t.

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WE PAY TAXES SO THAT THE WEALTHY WON’T HAVE TO

Pro Publica has earned an award for exposing in nitty gritty granulation how toothless is the tax bite on wealthy Americans.

In 40 years, the wealthy in America have succeeded in transferring the national tax burden onto the poor and middle class.

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MANCHIN WAITING FOR 10 GODOTS

And we all know how that turned out.

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MINORITY RULE BY PSYCHOPATHS

It dos not have to be this way.

Thom Hartman clarifies who we are:

“Although humans are wired for empathy, collaboration and cooperation, there is a small percentage—most estimates run between .5% to 2%—of people among us who are psychopaths; these people rarely feel empathy and view cooperation as a sign of weakness rather than strength.

And, tragicaly, these psychopaths have mostly come to dominate the worlds of politics and business.”

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BIDEN ON TRACK TO WRECK HIS PRESIDENCY

We thought after Obama, the Democrats had learned their lesson and were going to be immune to the siren song of capitulatory bipartisanship.

We now know we are wrong.

Jake Johnson at Common Dreams describes how Biden is alienating progressives and the young, two voting blocks that helped secure the presidency for him.

For shame.

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TUCKER CARLSON’S LIFETIME OF FAILURE, NEPOTISM, AND FALLING UPWARD

has been deconstructed in devastating detail by Joy Reid.

One little sidebar I don’t think she mentioned, however, is Carlson’s publishing pratfall: the book that sank like a stone after Simon & Schuster paid millions for it.

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TALLULAH’S INSPIRED INSPIRATION

Doesn’t she say something like that in Die, Die My Darling,talking about her late husband’s religious example?

On a slightly more terrestrial note, Rosemary Counter at Vanity Fair.com discusses how Disney’s Cruella de Vil owes quite a bit to the Bankhead brand.

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WHY THE DOJ CONTINUES TO PROTECT BARR & TRUMP

Astonishing the degree to which Garland’s DOJ is hell bent on protecting the criminality of the Barr/Trump criminal manege. Now the DOJ is even attempting to get thrown out of court the case against them for gassing peaceful protesters last summer, proposing the absurd argument that it is not likely to happen again.

Of course, it will happen again the next time there is a GOP administration. Each time right-wing extremists evade accountability, they become emboldened. It’s the look-forward-not-back trap that Obama championed so disastrously.

Heather Digby Parton writes at Salon:

“I never thought the DOJ would do anything at all to pursue what went on in the Barr regime. These ‘institutionalists’ always think the best way to restore their credibility is to sweep the past under the rug and just do a good job going forward. And that always ends up just normalizing the pathological behavior of the Republican Party.”

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BEN SASSE CAN FORGET HIS PRESIDENTIAL AMBITIONS

Since voting for Trump’s second impeachment, Sen. Sasse’s posturing pseudo-independence has been exposed as the sham it really is, as he manifests complete subservience to McConnell’s traitorous obstruction agenda.

Update:
Yes, I will retreat a half step and say that today Sen. Sasse did locate his conscience and vote to open debate on the January 6 commission.
And certainly when you are in the Party of Treason, that counts for something.

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UNREAL

Play by play, Biden is repeating Obama’s disastrous errors with the Affordable Care Act: quixotically pursuing bipartisanship when the Republicans no longer believe in that, letting Republicans have a place at the table to sandbag the legislation, taking forever and a day to get anything accomplished.

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