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Thank you for coming to my website. I hope you’re staying safe. And sane.

There has been no coherent national strategy for dealing with this crisis. Normally that would come from a coherent president. Once the coronavirus left China, there was nothing we could have done as a nation to prevent a pandemic. Tragically, because of Donald Trump we have an out-of-control pandemic.

This crisis has shed light on a number of our country’s serious problems.

This week on The Al Franken Podcast: The host (and former member of the Senate Education Committee) and the president of the National Education Association, Lily Eskelsen Garcia, talks about an important subject: how awful Betsy DeVos is. But also, education.

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Not Myself

People have been saying I wasn’t myself when I talked with Don Lemon last night on CNN. They are right. George Floyd was needlessly murdered by MPD in what has become a pattern of racist and violent policing in Minneapolis. This comes on the heels of the killing of Breonna…

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Start Hearings Now!

Before President Trump offered the insanely stupid (and I do not mean that sarcastically) idea of injecting disinfectants into our bodies to treat Covid-19, a good majority of Americans had already concluded that Trump is not providing the wise, measured leadership of, say, a Lincoln or an FDR. Leadership has…