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Women’s Rally At State House

(1.21) These rallies are taking place in cities all around the country and I hope the crowds look angry and dangerous. Because future demonstrations (let’s retire the word “rally” for now) must be targeted directly at Trump-owned properties, especially his D.C. hotel (where, by Saturday, he will be his own landlord). Life should be made

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Senator Whitehouse — Our (One) Congressional Mensch

Yes, you can be judged by the company you keep. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse will join more than two dozen members of the democratic congressional delegation in not attending Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech to Congress today. Unfortunately the other three members of the Rhode Island delegation — democrats all — have decided to go.

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It’s The “Republican Shutdown” And Should Be Reported That Way

It is not just a “congressional shutdown” or a “government shutdown” it’s the REPUBLICAN SHUTDOWN. Every single mention of the shutdown should be preceded by the word “Republican” in all the headlines, every single time.  As President Obama said in his speech on Tuesday, “One faction of one party in one house of Congress in

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Authors Of “Dollarocracy” To Speak At Brown

There’s a great free event at Brown next Wednesday, October 2nd, about the biggest threat to American democracy — and how we can fix it.  It’s cosponsored by a number of great orgs, including: Brown Democracy Matters, RI Progressive Democrats of America, and mine, DemandProgress. When President Barack Obama was reelected, some pundits argued that,

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Day One — Filibuster Reform

Everybody off! It’s time to get back on the “Debt Ceiling Topple Tower Death Drop Wipeout of Death.” Thank you Congressional Republicans for rocking the markets and terrifying the populace; maybe not the entire populace, just those Americans with pensions, or 401(k)s, people who buy groceries, the elderly, debt-strapped college grads looking for work, mayors,

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Drinking Liberally With Langevin

(8.22) This invitation from the folks at Providence Drinking Liberally, Summer 2012 is coming to a close. The Tall Ships sailed, the America’s Cup came and went, America won the medal count in London, a North Kingstown native took home some silver and bronze, Pauly D. entertained at liquor stores and Miss USA regaled Cranston

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Cyber-Security Vote This Week: Big Brother Comes Knocking

There’s a push for cyber-security legislation in Congress this week and we have a chance to pressure our lawmakers to make sure that the legislation respects privacy rights and internet freedom.   The House has already passed a bill, called CISPA, which had truly dreadful privacy implications:  It would have trumped all existing online privacy protections,

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Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson Opens This Weekend

Populism, yea, yea. Spend your weekend with the original American bad ass, Andrew Jackson. Check out The Wilbury Group production happening down at the Butcher Block Mill Building, 25 Eagle Street and see the 7th president of the United States rise to power by the will of the people, ruin his marriage, relocate thousands of

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Army General Targets Senator Reed With Psy-Ops Manipulation

Taking advantage of pretty girls is one thing, but hands off my senator! Rolling Stone magazine has uncovered another disgraceful chapter in this endless war in Afghanistan (Another Runaway General: Army Deploys Psy-Ops on U.S. Senators. 2/23). This week Michael Hastings (who last summer profiled the original runaway, Stanley McChrystal) exposes a plan by Lt.

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