Booting Trump from politics is the GOP’s easiest path to winning back Congress and the White House.

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Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, soon to be the highest ranking GOP office holder in the federal government

Permabanned President Donald J. Trump has just been impeached by the House of Representatives for the second time in as many years, making him the first and only President to be impeached twice, and likely the first President to face impeachment after leaving office. Trump’s second impeachment was the most bipartisan in American history, with the entire Democratic caucus and ten Republicans voting to oust the President.

Donald Trump’s fate will now be sent to the Senate, where a supermajority will be required…


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Anthony Comello, appearing in court for the murder of Gambino underboss Francecso “Frankie Boy” Cali, with a “Q” scribbled on his hand.

“Have you ever wondered why we go to war? Or why you never seem to be able to get out of debt? Why there is poverty, division and crime? What if I told you there was a reason for it all? What if I told you it was done on purpose? What if I told you those that those who are corrupting the world, poisoning our food, and igniting conflict were themselves about to be permanently eradicated from the Earth? You might think that to be an idealistic fantasy. Well, let me tell you a story.” — Joe M.,


This is the first in a series of essays concerning the political, moral and material gaps left by alienation under capitalism and crises of capital, what arises to fill those gaps, and how the left can respond to nationwide depression.

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“You know your life is useless and meaningless. You’re full of self-contempt and nihilism.”- Jordan Peterson

“You just gotta go hardcore happy.” — Matt Furie, creator of Pepe the Frog

I was weeping while watching the Ellen Show. Two weeks earlier, I had moved back into my parent’s house after a major depressive episode to seek treatment and get myself…


Eleventh hour shifts have shaken up the Biden Campaign’s Veepstakes.

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California Senator Kamala Harris embraces Vice President Joe Biden the night before Super Tuesday, 2020.

Early in the summer, the Biden campaign promised an August 1st deadline for the selection of Joe Biden’s running mate. It’s August 2nd, and there’s been no announcement. What happened to the deadline? It seems a flurry of last-minute lobbying on behalf of several VP contenders has thrown the Biden campaign into a furor, after a week of leaked rumors led many to speculate that California Senator Kamala Harris was a lock for the role. Harris has long been viewed as the default favorite in the veepstakes; anyone lobbying on…


Just as the 2020 Presidential Election begins to simmer, ranks of national figures are taking seats on the sidelines for 2024.

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California Senator Kamala Harris (left) and Vice President Mike Pence (right)

Something I recently learned is that, at some point, the year 2020 will end, and time will continue on a linear path thereafter, leading us to the year 2021, 2022, 2023, and eventually, 2024. After a chaotic year-long Democratic primary, in the midst a general election that has yet to really begin, jumping forward to 2024 to hypothesize who will run for President may seem an exhausting and meaningless exercise; though Vice President Joe Biden currently has a commanding…


No. Probably not. I hope not. No. Please.

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On July 4th, everyone who still thinks that “Why don’t we just elect Vermin Supreme?” is still top tier political humor in 2020 received a gift: Kanye West announced on Twitter that he is running for President. This is nothing new; fans of the Chicago rapper are very familiar with Kanye West’s presidential “aspirations”. He’s tweeted as early as 2016 that he would be running for President in 2020, and after a conversation with President Trump, he implied that while he still planned to run for POTUS, his run would be pushed…


The Democrat’s most realistic path to taking back the Senate does not run through Kentucky.

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The most powerful heel in America.

UPDATE: Amy McGrath has won the Kentucky Democratic Senate Primary. Changes made to the article reflect McGrath’s win

THE CASE AGAINST A KENTUCKY UPSET

Imagine waking up on November 4th, checking your phone and seeing a news alert from CNN- Donald Trump has lost the Presidential Election to Vice President Joe Biden, Democrats have taken back control of the Senate, and Mitch McConnell has lost his seat to his Democratic challenger. This moment is the dream, or, the waking moment from a nightmare, that Democratic…


How the Democratic Nominee’s VP Pick Will Reflect His Electoral Strategy- and His Perceived Weakness

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Presumptive Democratic Nominee Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. with Senator Kamala Harris, a top contender for the role of Biden’s running mate.

THE NOMINEE

On June 9th, Former Vice President Joe Biden secured his 1991th national delegate, cementing his position as the presumptive Democratic nominee, and further cementing the particular importance of the nominee’s eventual choice of running mate. Presumptive nominee Pete Buttigieg or Kamala Harris could probably have stood to follow a more traditional, low-key path in selecting a running mate, but Joe Biden is in a particular position that gives the 2020 Veepstakes an unprecedented gravity. The former Vice President turns 78 in November, and should he…


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If Cuomo is the failsafe, Democrats may be worse off than we thought.

Bernie Sanders is down 300 delegates. Joe Biden is stuck at home trying to learn how to open PDF. It’s likely that there won’t be another primary contest until May, at the earliest. The Democratic Primary, like the rest of the country, is caught in an unprecedented dilemma. Is it over? Will any of the 23 states yet to vote have a chance to have their say in the primary? We’ll return to that in a bit. In the meantime, in the midst of the chaos, there’s been one name on everyone’s lips, a man who’s been showing extraordinary leadership…


The 2020 Primary was a 27-person pileup to see who was best to succeed Sanders and Biden- and we got Sanders and Biden. So what happened?

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If it feels like the 2020 Democratic primary has been going on forever, it’s because it has. One could argue when exactly the primary proper began; Rep. John Delaney announced his candidacy back in May 2017. Businessman Andrew Yang announced that he was running for the party’s nomination six months later. The first “major” candidate to declare their candidacy was Senator Elizabeth Warren, who announced her run on December 31st, 2018, 13 months before the first votes were cast.

In reality, the primary probably began on November 9th, 2016, when it became clear that there would be a Democratic primary…

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