Clarence Thomas says he worries respect for institutions like the Supreme Court is eroding.

I can't imagine why, Big C! It's a real mystery.

Ginni Thomas, wife of Supreme Court justice, pressed Arizona lawmakers to help reverse Trump’s loss, emails show -
washingtonpost.com/investigati

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The honest answer is that there isn’t much either party can do about inflation.

We have an imbalance between demand and supply due to the pandemic and Putin’s war. It’s a worldwide problem and all that can be done is to mitigate the pain. Democrats are trying to do that. Republicans can't even support supplying baby formula as a group.

The Republicans never have a plan to build anything good. Remember Obamacare? Republicans ranted and raved about how awful it was and how it would ruin the country, but when asked where their health care plan was, they never had one. They never came up with a single alternative.

Republicans legislate using fear. Whatever the Democrats want or do, they get out the fear machine, but when asked what they would do: it's nothing. No answers, no plan, no helpful contributions, nothing. Just more fear. That is the utterly useless Republican Party in a nutshell.

Opinion | Psst: Republicans don’t have a plan to fight inflation, either:
washingtonpost.com/opinions/20

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Oklahoma is 48th in education in the U.S., 42nd in health, 44th on public safety and 37th on the economy. usnews.com/news/best-states/ok

When it comes to maternal mortality rates, Oklahoma has 21.1 deaths per 100,000 births; California has 4 per 100,000.
worldpopulationreview.com/stat

These are the issues Oklahoma Republicans should be thinking about. Instead, they're more interested in terrorizing women and inflicting their misogyny on the people of the state.

Everyone is free to practice their own religion or none. Try to convice others that you're right if you want, but there is no to right to force self-declared religious views on others.

We are going down a fast slope towards theocracy when the views of a religious minority are imposed on others in this country that prides itself on freedom.

Oklahoma lawmakers pass bill banning abortions after ‘fertilization’-
washingtonpost.com/politics/20

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Folks, we have a major problem here. The GOP has been saying the quiet part out loud for a while now, but now they’re using a bullhorn. This is outrageous and out of control. #Orban is a disaster.

npr.org/2022/05/18/1099680587/

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@TonyStark So tired of these Republicans telling other people what they is supposed to happen inside their bodies.

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@TonyStark

If all of these white Christian nationalists like Hungary so much, they would be probably be welcome to stay for a while.

@jaialaiguy

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@TonyStark If only we had a Supreme Court that was interested in fairness and said no to racial gerrymandering, period. Instead, we have New York courts following New York anti-discrimination law, and Kansas courts following the Kansas law which doesn't care if there's discrimination.

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@MariaHill
At this point, I wouldn't be surprised to see GOP-controlled states passing legislation, with penalties for enforcement, in support of their beliefs that the sun rotates around the earth, or maybe that the world is flat.

The complete rejection of scientific evidence and years of medical research as to when a fetus is viable outside the womb is being cast aside in this quest for religious intrusion.

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@MariaHill
They wonder why people keep showing up at protests at their houses.

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@SteveRogers @TonyStark Operative word "capabilities" Nor do they desire to Develop any.

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@TonyStark @MariaHill
This new bill is obviously devastating for anyone who needs abortion care. However, this law would also have devastating--and potentially deadly--impacts to others who are not seeking traditional abortion care. Notably, the law prohibits the use of the procedure except to save the life of the mother "in a medical emergency"-- an undefined term.

One example: under this law, a doctor may decide not treat a woman experiencing a missed miscarriage, instead forcing her to wait until the (nonviable) tissue expels itself--possibly risking sepsis and death. As another example, the doctor may decide not to treat an ectopic pregnancy until the mother is experiencing a "medical emergency"--again, whatever that term means--imposing severe risk on the mother. This is about as anti-life as it gets.

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@DrHankPym
Sounds about Republican. Thank you for explaining the implications clearly.
@TonyStark

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Mastriano is a MAGA insurrectionist and he's promised he will steal the election for Trump in 2024 regardless of how the voters in Pennsylvania cast their ballots, besides all the other rights he's also sworn to take away, if elected.

Trumpism is a spreading cancer.

There is only one group of people that can stop this - voters.

The DOJ won't do it. It's not up to them.The NY AG won't do it. The Georgia AG won't do it. Mueller didn't do it. There is no savior coming. It will take organizing and hard work.

Voters have to reject the anti-democratic, destructive, and toxic politics of the GOP. Until this happens, they will continue to appeal to the worst instincts of the MAGA movement.

Opinion | Say it clearly: Republicans just nominated a pro-Trump insurrectionist-
washingtonpost.com/opinions/20

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@TonyStark
10 years from now, either the Republican Party will be dead or American democracy will be dead. It's that simple.

And which way we go will be largely decided in elections this year and in 2024.

Please, everyone, do your part to help America make the right choice.

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The real issue with gun safety is that the gun lobby knows deep down that their position is wrong. If they were confident that their right to own and use guns was solidly rooted in common sense and in sound arguments, they'd feel secure in that right, and they would be more amenable to reasonable 'management' of that right, such as a minimum age for gun ownership, proper background checks, licensing, and storing/use regulations.

Confident in their right, they would not oppose reasonable limits. Lots of gun owners don't oppose that.

If lots of guns made us safer, we'd be the safest country in the world. We aren't.

Opinion | Gun sales have exploded. Funny, that didn’t make us all safer.
washingtonpost.com/opinions/20

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Since Bush made his Faux Pax let's revisit it .
Lie by Lie: A Timeline of How We Got Into Iraq motherjones.com/politics/2011/ via @MotherJones

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Top court in Kansas says okay to Kansas but top court in New York says not okay to New York.

However, this story is much less about how it hurts Democrats and much more about the fact that this is racial gerrymandering by a party that knows it can’t win elections based on the merits of their policy arguments.

They used to try and hide their racism with tricky language. Now it's just out in the open. Get involved in politics at the local level. It's the one real way any of this can change down the road.

Swing Left is a great organization that provides free resources for organizing voter registration drives and letter writing campaigns in contested states which, as not as 2022 as it might sound, actually works.

Here's the link for Kansas, but you can find any state on the site.
swingleft.org/targets/state/ks

Kansas Supreme Court upholds Republican congressional map-
politico.com/news/2022/05/18/k

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Lots of Republicans still loving this guy and lots of Republicans loving the former guy who loves him, the guy causing a global famine.

Putin’s Black Sea blockade leaves millions facing global famine-
atlanticcouncil.org/blogs/ukra

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The problem is that Alito and company don’t really believe that all people are imbued with equal rights.

They insist that no constitutional rights exist other than ones that they say point to hundreds of years of "historical" support, while they cite men who rationalized abuse and endorsed the doctrine of coverture (women had no separate legal existence from their husbands.)

Roe didn't break America, but Alito is.

The one thing I disagree with in the article is that Democrats potentially aren't up to the job of providing a response. When I see Democrats across the country acting legislatively and with their voices, I believe we are up to the job. As far as the U.S. Congress goes, we need to provide solid Democratic majorities in the Senate and House to deliver that. We have a chance to do that on November 8th.

The Myth That Roe Broke America-
theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/

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