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Monday, March 19, 2018

Democrats’ Missing Voters: Young, Diverse, Working-Class (And Mostly Liberal)

Reprinted with permission from AlterNet.

Potential Democratic presidential candidates in 2020 are already under the microscope.

Did Kamala Harris cozy up to the Israel lobby by speaking “off record” to AIPAC’s annual conference in Washington last week? (Sounds like it, according to The Intercept.)

Did Mark Warner sell out to Wall Street by voting to water down Dodd-Frank bank regulations? (No: Warner, a tech entrepreneur, has always had a Wall Street soul.)

Did Kirsten Gillibrand throw Al Franken under the bus? (Maybe not, but I know some women in Minnesota who won’t vote for her.)

But what the candidates stand for (and against) is arguably less important at this early juncture than the campaign strategies they choose to pursue.…

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Why The Stormy Daniels Case Matters

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Important national security, political and other issues are embedded in the lawsuit that a porn actress filed against the president this week. Treating it as mere entertainment would be a serious mistake.

Further, the inept and dishonest way the White House and Trump’s personal lawyer have handled the matter underlines the many facts that establish this administration is a kakistocracy, a government of the venal, the corrupt and the incompetent. Instead of the best and the brightest, the Trump administration draws on the worst and the dullest.

The porn star Stormy Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, is just one of many people who know dark secrets about Trump.…

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White Nationalists Split In Extramarital Blowup

Reprinted with permission from AlterNet.

A white nationalist leader has resigned from the Traditionalist Worker Party after he was cuckolded — and then beaten up — by the head of the group he co-founded.

TWP spokesman Matt Parrott called police about 1 a.m. Tuesday from a Walmart parking lot in southern Indiana, where he told officers that TWP president Matthew Heimbach had attacked him and his wife, reported the Southern Poverty Law Center.

The 36-year-old Parrott recently learned Heimbach and his wife had been having an affair, which they insisted was over.

Parrott’s wife and stepdaughter lured Heimbach to a setup at their Paoli trailer to see if he would agree to continue the affair, and Parrott and the stepdaughter waited outside and watched through a window.…

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