Democracy’s defenders can’t just win elections. They must also campaign to save democracy.

Model: For the first time in US history, a party must mount two parallel presidential campaigns: one to win the election, and the other to prevent its theft.
Scope: Democrats will spend at least $1B on the campaign to reelect President Biden. They and other pro-democracy actors must also mount a campaign of similar size, scope, and seriousness to stop the coup plotters.
Leadership: The political job of the President and the Biden-Harris team is to win re-election. For the parallel campaign, we need the most influential democratic voices in politics (of both parties) to come together.

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This is not how the Supreme Court is supposed to work

So why are those who admire Breyer the most cheering the loudest? Because President Biden, with his bare majority in the Senate, will be able to name a replacement who might prevent the further diminution of the court’s stature.

Think how bizarre that is. We take for granted in our cynical political environment that Democrats will react to news of Breyer’s retirement with relief — or even joy. But this actually highlights the degree to which the Supreme Court has lost credibility and has ceased to function as an impartial interpreter of the law.

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‘In no way qualified’: Ben Carson torched on Twitter for criticizing Biden for considering a Black woman for SCOTUS nominee

Image via U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) / Wikimedia Commons

Dr. Ben Carson, who worked as the Housing Secretary under former President Donald Trump’s administration, is facing backlash for his recent attempt to accuse President Joe Biden of “identity politics” for considering a Black woman nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court. T
Appearing on “The Vince Coglianese Show” WMAL radio show, Carson was asked about the impending Supreme Court vacancy following Justice Stephen Breyer’s retirement announcement.

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‘In no way qualified’: Ben Carson torched on Twitter for criticizing Biden for considering a Black woman for SCOTUS nominee

Image via U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) / Wikimedia Commons

Dr. Ben Carson, who worked as the Housing Secretary under former President Donald Trump’s administration, is facing backlash for his recent attempt to accuse President Joe Biden of “identity politics” for considering a Black woman nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court. T
Appearing on “The Vince Coglianese Show” WMAL radio show, Carson was asked about the impending Supreme Court vacancy following Justice Stephen Breyer’s retirement announcement.

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Echoing ‘Vladimir Putin’s talking points’ is putting Fox News at odds with ‘pro-Ukraine’ Republicans: conservative

During the George W. Bush years, the right-wing media, including Fox News, were quick to parrot neoconservative talking points. But Fox News has since taken a much more Trumpian turn, and its biggest star, Tucker Carlson, often promotes MAGA isolationism and a hypernationalist “America first” ideology. That isolationism, Never Trump conservative David Frum stresses in an article published by The Atlantic on January 28, is putting Fox News pundits at odds with more hawkish conservatives when it comes to Russia and Ukraine.

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Echoing ‘Vladimir Putin’s talking points’ is putting Fox News at odds with ‘pro-Ukraine’ Republicans: conservative

During the George W. Bush years, the right-wing media, including Fox News, were quick to parrot neoconservative talking points. But Fox News has since taken a much more Trumpian turn, and its biggest star, Tucker Carlson, often promotes MAGA isolationism and a hypernationalist “America first” ideology. That isolationism, Never Trump conservative David Frum stresses in an article published by The Atlantic on January 28, is putting Fox News pundits at odds with more hawkish conservatives when it comes to Russia and Ukraine.

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‘Who cares … call them racists’: Explaining the dishonest attacks on legal scholar Ilya Shapiro

Libertarian legal scholar Ilya Shapiro made a bad tweet. It didn’t express any bad ideas; it just made an unpopular argument, perhaps poorly worded.
You see, President Joe Biden has made it clear that he has excluded from his Supreme Court search all Hispanic people, all Indian Americans, all Pakistani Americans, all Chinese Americans, all Native Americans, all Italian Americans, all Irish Americans, all Polish Americans, and all men.
That’s a lot of jurists to rule out.

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‘Trumpist isolationists’ and GOP cold warriors are engaged in a fierce ‘tug of war’ over Russia and Ukraine

It isn’t hard to understand why Russian President Vladimir Putin was hoping that former President Donald Trump would be reelected in 2020; President Joe Biden has been much more critical of the Kremlin — especially with fears that Russia will invade Ukraine. CNN’s Gloria Borgers, in an op-ed published on January 28, argues that the GOP now find itself torn between its anti-Russia/Cold War history and Trump’s unapologetically pro-Putin tone.

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Rachel Maddow slams Arizona AG for failure to deal with electors scandal

MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow did not mince words when she criticized Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich (R) for his failure to look into the fake electors’ scandal after the case was forwarded to his office from the Secretary of State Katie Hobbs.
On Thursday, January 28, Maddow discussed the timeline of events noting that the investigation goes back to December 22, 2020. At the time, Hobbs’ office had received fake electors’ documents from two different sets of Republicans. Both sets of documents included the state seal.

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Governor Noem Was In Her Element at SHOT Show 2022

Governor Kristi Noem (R-SD) was in her element at the 44th annual Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade Show (SHOT Show) in Las Vegas, Nevada. 
“For us, it’s an opportunity to talk about our state—recruit businesses to our state—but also, you know, see what we can do to get some investment into some of the businesses that are already there,” remarked the first-time attendee.   
Noem also addressed the inaugural Governors Forum that featured six Republican governors representing gun-friendly states.
She proudly stated, “We [South Dakota] are the No.

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