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If you were watching The Last Word tonight you saw this, but it's good enough to watch twice.

The West Wing opening theme, with an update for the Biden admin.

youtube.com/watch?v=HKijXY86J9

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Welcome to democracy.town. I’m Maria, one of the moderators here. Administrator @TonyStark, our other moderators @NatashaRomanoff, @SteveRogers, and our many other friends met as part of the Resistance four years ago. Now we can focus on other liberal/progressive priorities and restoring our democracy, hence our name change. Our primary purpose is to share information on elections, encourage voter participation, and discuss politics but we also like to enjoy ourselves. Please check out “about this server” in the lower left corner of this page to learn more.

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We are based in the USA and focused mostly on domestic politics. We welcome friends from other places (and I personally like talking about international politics).

Finally, we're in a pandemic. if you can and .

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I can't believe anyone who cares anything about this democracy would do anything else. The only way the Bolshevik Trumpists are going to be exorcised from the GOP is crushing defeats in the next few elections.

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If you or I were as terrible at our job as McCarthy is at his, we'd have been fired many years ago. But he's angling for a big promotion. And as Adam Schiff said in an interview, earlier this week, if McCarthy becomes the Speaker of the House in 2022, Donald Trump will become the de facto Speaker of the House. Mull that one over for a while.

Trumpers want a Republic. They just don't want a democratically-elected Republic. Don't confuse a republic with a democratic republic. Trumpers don't.

And vote Republicans out of office at the local level, too. My area has municipal elections next week. I'm voting for Democrats across the whole ballot. Local politicians work their way up into state legislatures, and that's where gerrymandering happens. Then they work their way up into Congress. They need to be defeated before they can move on.  :voteblue:

Opinion | Kevin McCarthy’s vile attack on Liz Cheney shows the dangers of a GOP House:
washingtonpost.com/opinions/20

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They took the advisory positions thinking Sinema would be, well, taking their advice on how to help Arizonans and all Americans. Instead, she's doing the exact opposite of helping -unless your're a corporation or donor.

I'd be out too.

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For reference, here's what she's against: - vision, dental, hearing coverage for Medicare, allowing Medicare to negotiate prescription drug prices, lowering the Medicare eligibility age to 60, making permanent the +$1,000 - $1,600 per child expanded child tax credit, paid parental leave, grants for utility companies to develop alternative energies, grants to build/renovate schools, pre-K, community college, jobs/skills training, the corporate tax rate rising from 21% to 26%, and the top income tax rate for Americans making over $400,000 rising 37% to 39.6%. The top capital gains rate would also go from 20% to 25%. Americans making under $400,000 see no tax increases. These tax rates would still overall by LOWER than what we had in the 90's and what we had from 2012-2017 which were also low by historical standards.

I'd leave, too.

Sinema advisers resign, calling her an obstacle to progress-
thehill.com/homenews/senate/57

People's reproductive choices are not other people's business. Not your employer's, not the state's.

It came out this week that DC police officers were told to have abortions or lose their jobs. 10 Black women are suing the department over a culture of harassment, plus a separate suit over the coerced abortions, which took place in the 1980s and 1990s.

DC Metro Police have always treated DC residents badly. No surprise that the rot starts at the top.

fox5dc.com/news/exclusive-anot

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It is sad in America that in the year 2021 this country is still talking about abortion. You want one get one. You do not want one, do not get it. Very simple to me.

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Arizona Republican anti-vaxxers/antimaskers are providing more aid and comfort to COVID and electoral conspiracy theories than to the people they are supposed to serve.

We deserve better than this.

Arizona attorney general asks for restraining order to block federal vaccine mandate -
thehill.com/homenews/state-wat

How about everyone decide what state they'd prefer to live in, regardless of geography? I bet a bunch of people in Texas would sure like to be residents of New Mexico instead, where no one is trying to suppress their vote.

Let's see, Maryland has top-notch schools and Maryland 8th graders rank significantly higher than the national average in reading (2019 numbers), while West Virginia eighth graders rank significantly lower than average. In math, Maryland 8th graders are average, while West Virginia 8th graders are again, below average. Where do you want your kids to go to school? Oh, that's right, Republicans don't need no education. It's all about the low taxes. West Virginia does have low taxes, and that's what you get for your low taxes.

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This man needs to go, and go now. He has taken a public institution built up by Ben Franklin and has purposely brought it to the brink of destruction. He seeks to render it useless and wants to eliminate first class mail.

Mail is vital to many for prescriptions, services, and in many cases, voting. USPS Board of Governors, do your jobs.

New documents detail conflicts of interest DeJoy faced as post office head:
nbcnews.com/news/us-news/new-d

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On the one hand, DeSantis wants complete autonomy from the federal gov on how to handle the covid crisis,

And on the other hand he wants absolute control over how business and institutions within his state handle the covid crisis.

Authoritarianism in a nutshell.

DeSantis to convene legislature to fight vaccine mandates - abcn.ws/3m4MMU5

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@NIckFury
This is a good time to remind everyone that the whole pandemic could be over by now if TFG had taken it seriously and even had already GOTTEN VACCINATED.

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@NIckFury
Gifts don't matter to me as long as my loved ones are healthy. All I want for the holidays is for everyone to

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@phillyaccent
Omg, I was watching& it was hilarious! He asked the poll worker if he could do it& was told it was illegal, then still showed up an hour or two later to try. No mistake, just a blooming idiot! Good on the poll worker for catching him!

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@phillyaccent Here's hoping Dan Patrick goes broke paying these out. It was a stupid bet to make considering Republicans' record of dead grandmas casting Trump votes.

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It's been fun to watch our PA Lieutenant Governor John Fetterman troll Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick over all of the voter fraud in the 2020 election being committed by Republicans. Fetterman asked that he get his reward for reporting the "dude in Forty Fort" in Sheetz gift cards.

Rachel Maddow just reported that Dan Patrick just paid a $25,000 check - not Sheetz or Wawa cards - to a different PA dude, Democratic poll worker Eric Frank from Chester County. The double-voting Republican’s lawyer said it was a mistake and blames the Democratic poll worker!

dallasnews.com/news/politics/2

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@TonyStark
When a one term failed fascist President gets to appoint one third of the court, something’s wrong.

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@TonyStark
White male supremacy and tax evasion are the two pillars of the Republican party.

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@DrHankPym Done ☕️🙂! Remember to take the kids for treats after their 💉s…

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This is great news and will take us one step closer to being out of the pandemic. I got my booster already. Get yours when you're eligible. Let's all pitch in and help.

Pfizer-BioNTech COVID vaccine found 90.7% effective in kids 5 to 11 :
npr.org/sections/health-shots/

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