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Congratulations to voters and organizers and to Jill Underly on her win on Tuesday to be the next State Superintendent of Schools. Public education in Wisconsin is now in excellent hands.

Considering that this seat was the one held by Tony Evers before he became Wisconsin's Governor, this is a great win.

Jill Underly defeats Deborah Kerr in state superintendent race-
madison.com/ct/news/local/educ

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How I see this news:

President Biden and other Democrats will negotiate with the GOP. The GOP will present their utterly pathetic version of a stimulus bill, paid for with tax cuts to the wealthy or something, which they will say will trickle down to us, even though numerous studies have shown it will not.

Once the Democrats are finished laughing, they will say "The GOP are not negotiating in good faith so we are proceeding with our version, which the Senate parliamentarian has recently ruled we can use reconciliation for. Have fun, GOP."

Biden says he’s open to compromise with Republicans on $2 trillion infrastructure plan-
washingtonpost.com/us-policy/2

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Um, she wasn't doing anything illegal so I should hope not. How about who arrested her?

Georgia state lawmaker arrested for protesting elections law won't be charged, lawyer says -
cnn.com/2021/04/07/politics/ge

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Since January 20th, Biden and the Democrats have been coming out with incredibly progressive programs and proposals and we are still in the first 100 days.

The Republicans had four years to come up with any meaningful programs (cutting taxes for those who don’t need it is not meaningful) including infrastructure but did nothing.

The problem for Republicans is that they things they want to pass are not popular with voters, and the things Democrats want to pass are popular with voters of both parties and Independents. Even when Republicans, in the majority, used reconciliation to try to repeal the ACA, they couldn't muster 50 votes.

They should shrink into nothing.

Opinion | Someone shrunk the GOP:
washingtonpost.com/opinions/20

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@TonyStark I like this plan. We build a big coalition and the GOP dissapears.

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I'm loving these billboards. Especially the part that say "no thanks" to the GOP representation for that state.

Whoever thought Joe Biden was too old for this job was grossly mistaken. The guy knows how to lead, and he knows when to let his PR team loose.

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Great to hear about food benefits increasing. Especially helps children and the older Americans, the vast majority of the people whose nutrition benefits from SNAP.

Many studies indicate that adequate food has many, many positive outcomes (i.e. school performance, health care costs, completion of HS, future earnings.) And please understand, the people in need get the food and the middle class gets the $.

Farmers, food processors, the transportation sector, grocery stores, etc., etc., etc., all benefit. SNAP is a $ windfall for the middle class and a nutrition windfall for those not earning enough. Just like rent subsidies, health care coverage, or public school funding, the people get housing, medical care, and education. The middle class gets good jobs. Win, win, win. It is short-sighted, mean-spirited, or uninformed to be against such efficient and human-based policy.

Biden Effort to Combat Hunger Marks ‘a Profound Change’: nyti.ms/3ukOulp

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@TonyStark I just love the progressive movement and sound judgment of the Biden administration. Indeed we are going to

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@TonyStark Anyone who cares about helping families to provide enough food for their children should applaud Joe Biden for tackling this urgent problem. Having sufficient food to feed your family is a human right.

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Better than humor is the sober truth: this is how all decent people feel about Matt Gaetz, or should. If you have smiled that weak, comfortable smile at someone in the past who showed you something lewd and exploitative, next time tell them to never show anyone again and to lock themselves away from society.

washingtonpost.com/opinions/20

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It's the motive. Defenders of the law argue that the law establishes reasonable requirements. It sounds great until you consider that there was no material (or even immaterial) fraud found in the last round of elections. Or decades of preceding elections. So, in order to sustain the myth of voter fraud, Republicans create solutions in search of the fictional problem. The result is to restrict voting rights under cover of election security. Modern day Jim Crow, yes.

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Mitch, the only reason companies donate money is so that they will have a voice in politics. You know this, you do, arguably, the biggest pay for play member of the Senate.

I've got a few ideas on how to punish all those misbehaving corporations:
•  Raise their taxes and make them pay for infrastructure and health care.
•  Impose more environmental and consumer regulations on them.
•  Work to strengthen labor unions.
•  Make corporate dark-money political contributions illegal. 

Don't back off, Republicans! Teach those companies a lesson they'll never forget.

Opinion: McConnell's self-defeating battle against woke CEOs -
cnn.com/2021/04/07/opinions/mi

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Most legislation is passed to solve a problem. In Georgia, more people voted than ever before. That's good. Election officials declared the election problem-free. That's good. The will of the majority prevailed. That's good. So what's the problem?

The problem is that the wrong people won to them. It's naive to read the new law as if it were some objective act, a kind of high ideal of election law. It has to be read in the context that birthed it--a shocking Democratic trifecta. The few not very expansive measures in the law are cover; they'll do little if anything to ease access to the vote. Absentee voting brought the Democratic victory and so absentee voting is the target of the restrictive measures. No one should be fooled. The aim is simply to reduce the numbers of votes likely to go Democratic--that's it. The problem for Republicans is that the wrong people won. The goal is to make sure that doesn't happen again.

Yes, the Georgia election law is that bad:
vox.com/policy-and-politics/22

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Democrats: Here's some vaccine, infrastructure, and relief checks.

Republicans: We need you to boycott Coke and CBS and baseball and UPS and basically everything except racism.

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:wi: voters:

You have elections today for many important local races and a statewide race for state schools superintendent. Make sure you've voted and remind others you know to vote.

Local elections matter, as we've learned. Build the bench at the local level and we progress from there.

All polling places open at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m. An ID is required to vote. COVID precautions apply. All info is in the link.

What to know before you go to the polls for Wisconsin's Spring Election April 6- 🗳️ :vote:
cbs58.com/news/what-to-know-be

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The new infrastructure bill has Republican voter support but Capitol Hill Republicans don't stop to even think of the fact that it isn't just Democrats who travel those roads, use the broadband systems, or our airports - it's everyone and anyone who wishes and/or needs to do so using them.

It's time for the Republicans to agree on something that's good for the whole country. And it's not only Democrats getting good paying jobs. It's people affiliated with the Republican party and those who aren't affiliated with any party.

washingtonpost.com/politics/ba

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Ah yes, back to the "interviewing GOP voters at diners" thing. Where were these folks when their beloved GQP was passing massive tax cuts for the wealthy?

Hope Biden and the Dems go big. "Convincing" Republicans who "feel like America is dramatically changing right before their eyes" is a non-starter. The majority of voters elected Joe Biden and the majority of voters across the board support this infrastructure bill.

The window will not be open forever. Mitch and his gang of corrupt soulless ghouls are itching to get back to funding their donors and destroying democracy.

How is this story the top Washington Post headline of the day? Do better.

Time back home with voters only emboldens Republicans to oppose Biden’s agenda-
washingtonpost.com/politics/go

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@TonyStark "Handful of billionaires, racists, etc." pretty much also describes Republicans in office.

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@TonyStark The weaker Republicans are, the more they lash out, but it's still best for everyone if they remain out of power. They're not going to change for the better. There's no redemption at this point. What they are now is what they've been devolving into for decades.

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