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The Russian and Republican trolls sure know how to get under our skin.

A few of you have sent me private messages to let me know that a journalist Imani Gandy has been smearing me over at Twitter as a secret Republican operative. Yes, you read that right. As if we didn’t have enough to battle with the Trump supporters and their hate. In any case, my donation history is public. I have donated to Democrats- largely women candidates, but Democrats only – for decades. I have knocked on doors and made phone calls and hosted campaign events – again for Democrats. I am lifelong Democrat.
I also run The New Agenda, a national women’s organization that is inclusive for all women and advocates for more women in both parties (and in every other realm like the media and corporations etc). She has conflated articles I wrote defending women candidates for my personal politics in an effort weirdly to diminish me.
In any case, I wanted tohey mK clear the air. Sad that anyone is using their efforts to take down people on the same side, but there you have it.
And P.S. I did private message her to share this information, but was given a rude response.

It is impossible to find a more devoted and dedicated archivist of the 91 weeks (so far) of the Trump regime’s damages to our democracy than Amy Siskind, who selflessly publishes every week despite anything else going on in her personal life.

Here is her Medium account >>>> 

This is her website >>>>

This is her book >>>>

I know Amy feels attacked. I, too, have been attacked on social media. The hardest insult to shed is that Republican one. It hurts like nothing else.

So I am here letting Amy know that the Homegirls stand by her and her prodigious work that is recognized as unique in the field.

Don’t let the trolls and haters get you down, Amy. That is their specific objective. You are stronger and more motivated than they are. We know who they are. We know what they are trying to do.

Your work is important. That is why they are attacking you now and probably will in the future. Two words: Keep going!

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Madeleine Albright served as secretary of state under President Clinton from 1997-2001. Timothy Greenfield Sanders/Harper Collins

Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright describes herself as an “optimist who worries a lot.” And lately, it seems, there has been much to worry about.

Albright’s new book, Fascism: A Warning, starts by describing how Hitler and Mussolini came to power in the 20th century, then warns about today’s authoritarian rulers in Eastern Europe, North Korea, Turkey and Russia.

Albright, who was born in Czechoslovakia and fled with her family after the Nazis occupied the country in 1939, notes that the United States has traditionally been viewed as a nation that opposes authoritarianism and supports democratic principles and human rights, but that perception is changing — in part because of President Trump.

While Albright does not call Trump a fascist, she says that he is “the most anti-democratic leader that I have studied in American history.”

“We’re not fulfilling the role that we’re supposed to,” she says of the United States today. “I believe very much that democracy in the United States is resilient [and] that people can be skeptical about things that are going on, but I really am afraid that we are taking things for granted.”

Interview Highlights >>>>

Amy Siskind is tirelessly trying to make sure we do not ignore the subtle and not-so-subtle changes we are seeing.

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