Sometimes my black life matters

But more often than not, I wish it didn't.

Arnold Mays Ragas on Medium


Why the Republicans’ 2020 strategy is to keep as many people as possible from voting

What does it say about a political party when its chief strategy is to prevent as many people as possible from voting — and its leader admits as much?

Fred Hiatt in the Washington Post


Former Secretary of the Army Louis Caldera to the West Point graduating class of 2020 -  Powerful!

President Trump does not measure up to the high expectations West Point has fixed in the core of your being about the kind of leader you should aspire to be.

Open Letter on Medium.com


Stop the Madness - Get Out The Vote!

I know the polls look good right now. But Trump and the utterly EVIL William Barr are going to do everything they can to disrupt the election process. We must be ready to counter this in every way we can. WE HAVE NOT WON UNTIL TRUMP IS VOTED OUT AND MOSCOW MITCH HAS LOST HIS MAJORITY (and hopefully his seat). There must be no spiking of the football. All-out effort will be needed until the very last polls are closed on Election Day.

We CANNOT assume we have this won. We have to wipe the Republicans out this November. Here are the ways we can grind out not just a victory, but a BLOWOUT.

And let’s save our country! Here are PRACTICAL, WORKABLE things YOU can do!

Yosef 52 on Daily Kos


Joe Biden Builds Momentum For His Plan To End The Gun Violence Epidemic

Gun violence prevention has always been one of Joe Biden’s top priorities and, according to our supporter surveys, it’s one of Team Joe’s top priorities, too.

Team Joe via poopdogcomedy on Daily Kos



He already thinks you're rude. Show him what the word really means.

Noah Vail on Daily Kos


Can you believe the idiot is still a presidential contender?

In a sane world, the orange creature and the entire Republican Party would be road kill.

Then again, the Republicans don't worry about winning elections. They have raised stolen elections to an art form.

That's the only way they can keep "dear leader" in the White House and themselves in power. And you can bet that at this very moment they're "scrubbing voter lists," making up new "rules," and using every slimy method possible to rig what happens this November.

Turning out each and every Democratic voter this year is truly a matter of life and death.  (editor's emphasis)

Cyrano on Democratic Underground


Marty Heinrich - Testing strategy necessary before economy can reopen

We already know exactly what we need to do based on valuable lessons from other nations such as South Korea and Germany — and also states like New Mexico, where we acted early and aggressively to ramp up testing.

Santa Fe New Mexican - Click to read


Trumps fake administration does not have the ability to respond to a major crisis. They cannot protect us.

Democratic Underground - Click for more


Rudy Martinez - Holloman F-16 training plan harms civil aviation

The DEIS states that a detailed analysis of secondary economic impacts to the aviation industry in New Mexico is not warranted. This conclusion is not accurate according to civil aviation experts in New Mexico.

Las Cruces News-Sun - Click for more


Whether the nominee ends up Biden or Bernie...please remember:

1. You're not just voting for President.

2. You're voting for who replaces RBG on the Supreme Court.

3. You're voting for the next Secretary of Education.

Democratic Underground - Click for more


Jesse Jackson "The important word in ‘democratic socialism’ is ‘democratic’ "

Sanders and Elizabeth Warren have offered Americans a new direction, not simply another candidate. Both have called for a modern version of what Franklin D. Roosevelt called the Economic Bill of Rights: Medicare for all, tuition-free public education, universal day care, a Green New Deal to generate jobs while addressing climate change. Both would tax the wealthy and corporations to make vital public investments in the common good.

Chicago Sun-Times - Click to view



Lt. Governor Howie Morales: New Mexico deserves a Wild & Scenic Gila River

The time is now for U.S. Sens. Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich to take a cue from community members in Grant County and introduce legislation designating segments of the Gila and San Francisco rivers as Wild and Scenic

Las Cruces News-Sun - Click to view


Lawmakers: The US cannot afford another 10 years of Citizens United

Opinion by Tom Udall and John Sarbanes

Ten years ago, the Supreme Court's decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission unleashed a torrent of outside spending by corporations and wealthy donors who seized the opportunity to buy unlimited influence in Washington. The decision exponentially increased the amount of money in our politics and emboldened foreign actors to corrupt our elections. Our democracy has paid a heavy price.

CNN - Click to view


FDR's "Second Bill of Rights"

January 11, 1944

Excerpted from Franklin Delano Roosevelt's message to Congress on the State of the Union. This was proposed not to amend the Constitution, but rather as a political challenge, encouraging Congress to draft legislation to achieve these aspirations. It is sometimes referred to as the "Second Bill of Rights."

Daily Kos - Click to view


Time to hit the reset button
Senator Heinrich on the Gila diversion funds.
"It's time to move forward, bring everyone back together, and put the rest of our federal money from the AWSA to work on more realistic and practical water infrastructure projects that we know will work."
Senator Heinrich's blog - Click to view

I will never lose hope

Senator Martin Heinrich on the impeachment vote
Despite what the Senate is about to do, and the danger I fear it will bring about, I will never lose hope in what America stands for. That's because "We The People," not any king or dictator, still hold immense power in this nation. It is up to all of us now to wield that power.

Senator Heinrich's blog - Click to view


Democrats are starting strong in 2020
State Party Chair Marg Elliston in the Santa Fe New Mexican - click to view


Trump told us exactly why he wants to start a war with Iran. 

(Daily Kos - click to view)


Response to "100,000 DACA applicants have been arrested" (Grant County Beat - Click to view)


State Representative Rudy Martinez on Veterans Day (Las Cruces News-Sun - Click to view)





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