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Today, we are closing Thom's blog in this space and moving to a new home.

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Does the American Rescue Plan Signal the End of the Reagan Revolution?

Thom plus logo Grifting is all the GOP has to offer anymore

Ten years ago, Peter Turchin published a provocative piece in Nature predicting we'd see massive political upheaval in 2020, because, he said, politics tends to go in cycles of around between 40 and 60 years, most often 50 years. He essentially predicted we'd see people in the streets last year like we hadn't seen since the late 1960s, and it turns out he was right.

The Real "Cancel Culture" Scheme By Republicans Revealed

Thom plus logo For some bizarre reason, our media has missed what's right in front of their faces

While Fox News, rightwing hate radio and Republican politicians have been all over the "canceling" of racist Dr. Seuss drawings (by the family foundation) and Mr. Potatohead (by toymaker Hasbro), they've been quite vigorous in pursuing "cancel culture" in other areas.

The British Monarchy & the Royal Trumps Remind Us All of the Importance of Democracy

Thom plus logo The world is getting tired of overdressed cranky billionaire families

America Needs a "Right to Vote," as Georgia Proves Jim Crow Never Completely Ended

Thom plus logo The right to vote is more important then owning property or guns

This week, Georgia passed the most restrictive voter suppression legislation since Jim Crow. In actuality, the Georgia legislature proves that Jim Crow never completely ended. It's alive and well today, in part, and its principal proponent is the GOP.

Why the Republicans Will Only Talk About "Big Lies" & Culture Wars

Thom plus logo More & more Americans are figuring out their feigned-outrage 40-year old scam

Now that "conservative ideas" have been so badly discredited, Republicans are resorting back to Big Lie and faux outrage techniques to try to hold their base together.

Why Is America Not Holding the COVID Hitman Accountable?

Thom plus logo Greg Abbot thinks he can get away with murder because Trump did — At least so far…

Normally when over a half-million people die from something entirely preventable somebody is held accountable. So far, that hasn't happened in the United States.

GOP Uses Dr. Seuss To Distract From Their Embrace of Gangster Capitalism

Thom plus logo Cranking up the culture wars won't stop the destruction of our democracy…but it might win elections

So, while the Senate was debating Joe Manchin's proposal to cut back unemployment benefits to Americans whacked by the coronavirus, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy was reading Dr. Seuss out loud.

A "Jimmy Stewart Filibuster" Would Pass HR 1 & Save American Democracy

Thom plus logo HR1, the For The People Act, is probably the most consequential piece of legislation of the century. Consequential, at least, in the positive sense: with GOP voter suppression efforts spreading across the country, the future of both the Democratic Party and democracy itself is on the line.

None Dare Call It Treason & Murder

Thom plus logo Americans "have got to know" if our last president conspired to commit treason and murder to end American democracy.

Did Donald Trump and some of the people around him conspire to have others murder the Vice President and Speaker of the House in order to hold power and conceal his crimes for another four years?

Time and evidence will eventually prove or disapprove that question, but the evidence before us right now is pretty grim.
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