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Top Stories for April 28:

Radical right-wing Christian nationalist influencer caught abusing his pregnant wife on camera

Prominent anti-LGBTQ “family values” defender Steven Crowder, who recently announced he had gotten divorced, has been exposed verbally abusing his wife on video and admitted to telling her that he would “f*ck her up.” Crowder’s recent public videos have mostly revolved around how unfair it is that women are allowed to leave their husbands, and now we definitely know why she did. Crowder’s behavior gives a glimpse into how these “sanctity of marriage” obsessed men simply see their wives as personal servants.

Take Action: Tell Florida to reject DeSantis’ disgusting “Don’t Say Black” rule in schools!

VIDEO OF THE DAY: Manhattan DA takes emergency action against Trump

The disgraced ex-president’s hysterical social media posting meltdown was so out of control the district attorney himself was forced to take action.

Take Action: Stop McConnell’s undemocratic court blockade!

Radical Speaker McCarthy is a huge problem for America

John Burrows for Congress: John Burrows is the young, charismatic leader we need to solve that problem and send McCarthy packing. We can’t risk another day — let alone two more years — of letting Marjorie Taylor Greene and Matt Gaetz pulling Kevin McCarthy’s strings and turning our Congress into a circus of conspiracy. Can you chip in to send John Burrow to Congress and send McCarthy home in disgrace?

Nebraska attorney files ethics complaint against state Sen. Megan Hunt in debate over anti-trans bill
Right-wing Nebraskans have launched an official investigation over a complaint that Democratic Sen. Megan Hunt has a conflict of interest opposing anti-trans legislation because she has a trans child. It definitely checks out that the only time Republicans ever care about “ethics” is if they can abuse them to silence a woman speaking out against their cruelty.

Take Action: Tell Congress to expand food stamps for hungry Americans!

Record ocean temperatures put Earth in “uncharted territory,” scientists warn
Temperatures in the world’s oceans have broken alarming records, setting new highs for more than 42 straight days in an “unprecedented” run, prompting warnings from scientists that Earth has reached “uncharted territory” in the climate crisis. If the temperature rise continues, it could mean ocean warming, ice-cap melting, and sea-level rise are ahead of already calamitous forecasts. Red alert, folks!

Take Action: Pass the Supreme Court Ethics Act!

As rail profits soar, blocked railroad crossings force kids to crawl under trains to get to school

Frequent derailments are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the destructive excesses of America’s for-profit train monopolies. Turns out Norfolk Southern is regularly using Indiana parking lots for mile-long trains forcing children — many of whom are low-income and desperate to get to school so they can have breakfast — to climb over, or under, the trains and risk their lives and limbs. Ambulances can’t get through, fire trucks can’t get through, and people have died or been disfigured after getting caught crossing a train as it roars to life.

House rejects Matt Gaetz’s pitch to withdraw US troops from Somalia
Congress can make for the strangest of bedfellows indeed. Though they had completely opposing motivations, Matt Gaetz and his white supremacist reactionary buddies and anti-imperialist House progressives joined together to demand an end to the bloody US troop presence in Somalia, which has never been authorized by Congress. Of course, the motley crew were quickly voted down by status-quo defenders from both sides of the aisle, but it is progress for those who don’t approve of America’s endless overseas wars. “Forcing a war powers vote is the boldest action taken by any member of Congress on Somalia in recent decades,” said Erik Sperling of the Just Foreign Policy think tank.

Republicans’ bombshell election scheme gets exposed

No Lie with Brian Tyler Cohen: It’s about time they got caught.

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Jim Justice files paperwork for 2024 Senate bid in potential Manchin showdown
Conservative Democrat Joe Manchin will face the toughest reelection battle of his career against West Virginia Governor Jim Justice, a Republican who used to be a Democrat. As infuriating as it is to see Manchin constantly play footsie with Republicans and backstab the Biden team whenever they care too much about the environment, his reelection is critical to retaining Democrats’ razor-thin majority in the upper chamber.

Mike Pence testifies before federal grand jury investigating Trump’s role in Jan. 6
Former Vice President and erstwhile Trump lap dog Mike Pence has finally been forced to crawl out from whatever cross-shaped-rock he’s been hiding under and tell the grand jury exactly what happened behind the scenes on January 6, 2021, and specifically about Trump’s efforts to illegally block certification of the 2020 election. Special Counsel Jack Smith predictably had no comment, but hopefully…charges must be coming soon…right?

Far right laments Tucker Carlson’s ouster and loss of its shot at the mainstream
The degree to which neo-Nazis and white supremacists are mourning the loss of Tucker Carlson’s nightly broadcast is evidence of just how dangerous he was. “Tucker’s one of the last /ourguys/,” a 4chan user wrote in despair. “He amplified [my] reporting more than anyone else,” said January 6 conspiracist Darren Beattie. Tucker may have resurfaced on Twitter with a video from his house, but the current irrelevancy of his predecessors Bill O’Reilly and Megyn Kelly show how important primetime Fox News slots really are — and how much better off we are without the lot of them.

Paris Hilton visits DC to introduce bill, details abuse at “troubled teen” facility
The infamous hotel heiress traveled to Washington to introduce a bill addressing the dark and secretive world of the “troubled teen” reformation industry. Hilton detailed how she was kidnapped as a teen — with parental approval — by two men who dragged her from her home and took her to a facility to be further abused. “I was choked, slapped across the face, spied on while showering, and deprived of sleep. I was called vulgar names and forced to take medication without a diagnosis.” These kinds of facilities exploit exhausted parents who have understandably reached the end of their rope with difficult children — and subject them to hellish conditions to break them down into submission.


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Required Reading for the Resistance. Actions that make a difference.

Today’s Action: Attend a “Postcarding and Political Conversation” event!


While the fight to save democracy can seem lonely at times, there are so many people across America doing vital work to keep it healthy. The more we link people together, the more change we can collectively achieve. Together is how we make the greatest impact!

Building a sense of community with like-minded individuals is a sure-fire way to strengthen the movement tenfold, which is why Markers for Democracy, Downtown Nasty Women Social Group, and Team Min are hosting “Postcarding and Political Conversation” events every Tuesday and Friday, from 9:30 am to 12 pm EDT, until the foreseeable future. Their goal is to “use our Sharpies to write to save democracy together,” as well as build community and hear from political leaders and candidates.

Just a few hours of your day could change everything. Your postcard could reach a reluctant voter, or you could join forces with someone across the country on an issue you’re both passionate about. The possibilities that come from connection are endless — you just have to take the leap.

Sign up for an upcoming Postcarding and Political Conversation session to build a progressive grassroots network!

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