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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.

The Racist Republican Party Has Nothing Left But Voter Suppression

Thom plus logo At this critical moment there is something you can do

It's no coincidence that in this same month that Republican state legislatures have introduced over 250 proposed laws to make it harder for people to vote, Arizona Republicans are also standing before the US Supreme Court trying to make voting more complicated, as well.

Here's the Genuine Litmus Test for Biden's Support of Unions

Thom plus logo History shows that unions are the most powerful way to build a healthy and vibrant middle-class

Joe Biden just took a remarkable step toward restoring the American middle class: he openly defended the right of workers in Alabama to unionize their Amazon facility.

The Fate and Future of American Democracy Hangs On the Minimum Wage

Thom plus logo If Biden & Harris don't act now, the window will close

It looks like President Joe Biden is going to cave on the $15 an hour minimum wage. And it looks like Chuck Schumer is going to cave on ending the filibuster.

While these are disappointing failures to progressives because of the harm they'll do to working people, they're also extraordinarily dangerous to the future of American democracy.

Time to Add the Republican Party to the Domestic Terrorism Watchlist

Thom plus logo The terrorism we feared after 9/11 has now come to America but it came from within — it's time to crush it

It's time for American media to tell the truth about what's happening in the GOP: As the Republican Party continues to embrace Donald Trump and his white supremacist fascist ideology, that party is making the transition into a full-blown domestic-terror-supporting organization.

No American political party should ever condone terrorists within its ranks.

The Real Story of the Covid Catastrophe is Larger Than You Know

Thom plus logo Covid may soon be the least of our worries

Our planet is screaming a message at us, and Covid is part of that communication. The death of nature and the appearance of Covid are all part of the same thing.

There's a Nefarious Plot Underway Around the State of the Union Address

Thom plus logo America is, today, at a point of maximum peril only seen twice before in our history

Multiple Republicans, from former NRA spokespersons and rightwing talkshow hosts, to Republican congressional candidates, to the rightwing media are speaking out, loudly, about their concern that Joe Biden has not yet held a State of the Union address.

Blowing the lid off the billionaires’ big con — and its deadly link to the coronavirus pandemic

Thom plus logo Who wants to be a rich man in a poor country?

About 75 percent of Americans trusted the federal government to "do what is right" when polled during most of the last years of the Eisenhower administration and early years of Lyndon B. Johnson's presidency.

In 2019, when the Pew Research Center released its most recent poll of public trust in the government, only 17 percent of Americans trusted their government.

Republicans Go To War While Democrats Try To Negotiate

Thom plus logo Dems must stop the religious hustlers, racists and billionaires from picking Uncle Sam's pockets

There's a recurring pattern to American politics that began in the 1980s, right after the Supreme Court legalized billionaires owning individual politicians in 1976 with their Buckley decision.

Prior to that, Democrats and Republicans worked together to craft legislation that involved some compromise on both sides but moved, generally, in the direction of enhancing the general health and welfare of the American people.
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