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Fighting Back: “House Democrats will lead the way by putting Workers and Families First.”

    The Weekly Democratic Party Address was delivered by Congresswoman Nita Lowey of New York discussing additional help needed for workers and families during the pandemic. (Chairwoman Nita Lowey of the Appropriations Committee discussed House Democrats’ efforts to support our frontline health care providers and invest in struggling workers and families, in addition to progress on new legislation to foster a strong recovery for every American community in response to the coronavirus.) As Chairwoman of the House Appropriations Committee, I helped shepherd three coronavirus response bills through Congress. While these efforts have made funds available to address the health crisis and helped cushion the economic blow, they are not enough. Right now, House Democrats are writing legislation to further support workers and foster a strong recovery. We must help states and cities on the front lines of the crisis to provide essential services, including education, even as tax revenue…

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Fighting Back: “The American people can count on us to be there with them every step of the way.”

    The Weekly Democratic Party Address was delivered by Senator Gary Peters of Michigan – one of the states that is being denied help during the pandemic because their governor was “mean” to the Republican Party’s president*. #VoteTrumpOut #VoteAllRepublicansOut #Nov3rd2020 (Senator Gary Peters (D-MI) Delivers the Weekly Democratic Address) “As cases of coronavirus are…

Fighting Back: “People need the facts. They need a plan. And they need it now.”

    The Weekly Democratic Party Address was delivered by Senator Patty Murray of Washington calling out the Trump “administration” for the delays in getting a plan in place to address the coronavirus crisis. (“Democrats understand the urgency of this moment in no uncertain terms—and we are going to work to do everything we can,…

Fighting Back: “Democrats support science-based responses to public health threats.”

    The Weekly Democratic Party Address was delivered by Dr. Raul Ruiz, a Congressman from California, discussing the science-based actions Democrats have taken to address COVID-19. (Congressman Raul Ruiz of California delivered the Weekly Democratic Address. In this week’s address, the Congressman discussed the strong, science-based actions House Democrats have taken to combat the…

Fighting Back: “Shame on Senate Republicans”

    The Weekly Democratic Party Address was delivered by Senator Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut calling out Senate Republicans for refusing to bring to the floor the bipartisan background checks bill H.R.8 supported by 90% of Americans. Shame on Mitch McConnell and shame on cowardly Republicans for putting campaign donations over American lives. (Following the…

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Anthony Kennedy is a terrible human being.

As a public service, here is a running list of some of the articles related to Justice Anthony Kennedy’s retirement. Kennedy made it clear from his votes in the last session that he wants to make sure that his seat is filled with a reliable Republican (which means while Mitch McConnell’s Republican Party still has control of the United States Senate.) For that – and for the obvious fact that he is doing this simply so that he will still be invited to the best Washington cocktail parties – he deserves our scorn.

#WeCanFixThis. Get out the vote and get out *and* vote!

Call the Whaaambulance!

Call the Whaaambulance! Harvard Republicans refuse to endorse Trump.

Here, I will save you having to click on that link:

“What happened to our beautiful party … the one built on the Southern Strategy, whistled to in Philadelphia MS, powered by the hateful racist rhetoric of Lee Atwater, and dedicated to crushing the poor, women, people of color, and the elderly??? We must reclaim it from the racist misogynist so that we can get back to the noble task of granny-killing, poor-starving, and sick-kicking Ryanism!”

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Spring is in the air!

At the beginning of February, when the earth appears frozen and lifeless, there are stirrings below the surface and above us in the sky. The light is returning; today there is nearly an hour more daylight than there was on the Winter Solstice. Mid-January through mid-February is when the Great Horned Owls begin breeding and…

Welcome, Returning Light!

The winter solstice “occurs exactly when the Earth’s axial tilt is farthest away from the sun at its maximum of 23° 26′. Though the winter solstice lasts only a moment in time, the term is also a turning point to midwinter and the first day of winter.” That moment will occur tonight, December 21st, at…

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Lost Love, Forgotten Spring

“But, mom–” Laurie Russell stared at her mother in dismay. “Didn’t we make a bargain on your birthday last month that if I gave you the cellphone of your dreams, you would do a huge chore for me sometime?” Patricia Russell spoke calmly, but her tone held that “you-can’t-argue-with-this-statement” quality that Laurie knew all too…

Wolves Don’t Fly

  Her looks were unusual: was she really who she seemed to be? The wind was high that gray December afternoon as we passengers stood obediently in line to board the jet from Dulles Airport to Seattle. Looking out the windows next to the jetway entrance I could see the wind blowing a man’s hat…

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Fighting Back: “House Democrats will lead the way by putting Workers and Families First.”

    The Weekly Democratic Party Address was delivered by Congresswoman Nita Lowey of New York discussing additional help needed for workers and families during the pandemic. (Chairwoman Nita Lowey of the Appropriations Committee discussed House Democrats’ efforts to support our frontline health care providers and invest in struggling workers and families, in addition to…

Lost Love, Forgotten Spring

“But, mom–” Laurie Russell stared at her mother in dismay. “Didn’t we make a bargain on your birthday last month that if I gave you the cellphone of your dreams, you would do a huge chore for me sometime?” Patricia Russell spoke calmly, but her tone held that “you-can’t-argue-with-this-statement” quality that Laurie knew all too…

Fighting Back: “The American people can count on us to be there with them every step of the way.”

    The Weekly Democratic Party Address was delivered by Senator Gary Peters of Michigan – one of the states that is being denied help during the pandemic because their governor was “mean” to the Republican Party’s president*. #VoteTrumpOut #VoteAllRepublicansOut #Nov3rd2020 (Senator Gary Peters (D-MI) Delivers the Weekly Democratic Address) “As cases of coronavirus are…

Fighting Back: “People need the facts. They need a plan. And they need it now.”

    The Weekly Democratic Party Address was delivered by Senator Patty Murray of Washington calling out the Trump “administration” for the delays in getting a plan in place to address the coronavirus crisis. (“Democrats understand the urgency of this moment in no uncertain terms—and we are going to work to do everything we can,…

Fighting Back: “Democrats support science-based responses to public health threats.”

    The Weekly Democratic Party Address was delivered by Dr. Raul Ruiz, a Congressman from California, discussing the science-based actions Democrats have taken to address COVID-19. (Congressman Raul Ruiz of California delivered the Weekly Democratic Address. In this week’s address, the Congressman discussed the strong, science-based actions House Democrats have taken to combat the…

Fighting Back: “Shame on Senate Republicans”

    The Weekly Democratic Party Address was delivered by Senator Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut calling out Senate Republicans for refusing to bring to the floor the bipartisan background checks bill H.R.8 supported by 90% of Americans. Shame on Mitch McConnell and shame on cowardly Republicans for putting campaign donations over American lives. (Following the…