"Another guiding light in the dark fog of collective misery in my life lately is Marla Felcher['s] "Good News from the Resistance" newsletter...” - Salon, January 13, 2018

Good News November 20

This week’s Good News from the Resistance: Well, it looks like the GOP is running out of options on how to stop a serial child molester from joining them in the Senate, Sessions dug himself into even deeper trouble during his latest testimony on what he remembered or forgot about 45’s campaign communications, Palm Beach resisters are ready for 45’s winter return, and top Democrats resisted 45 and moved forward at climate change summit in Bonn. But you knew all of that. Here’s even more Good News:

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Good News November 13

THE HAPPY ELECTION ISSUE

This week’s Good News from the ResistanceReader Alert! For the first time since we started publishing Good News we are going to lead with Bad News: The small-handed “leader” of the free world was not home (i.e., the White House, Mar-a-Lago or Bedminster) on November 7th to witness the fallout of his record low popularity, as voters in Red states and Blue repudiated him and all of the fear and evil he has imposed upon our country. Okay, now take a second to wipe that tear off your cheek and settle down to read the Good News Happy Election issue. Because as 45 gallivanted across Asia eating burgers and ice cream and ducking thousands of S. Koreans who showed up to protest his war-mongering ways, Americans turned out at the polls in record numbers to make sure that as of January 2018, governors’ mansions, state legislatures, and mayors’ offices across the country will think and look a lot more like us.

We, the people, demonstrated loud and clear that we are Indivisible, we are compassionate, and we know that down-ballot matters. Read the Good News about some of our favorite winners:

  • Governor races in VA and NJ are first big wins for Dems post-45
  • Black Lives Matters activist joins Charlotte City Council
  • Liberian refugee becomes mayor – in Montana
  • Murder victim’s boyfriend beats back NRA
  • NJ gets first Sikh mayor
  • Manchester, NH gets first female mayor
  • Politician’s sexist joke inspires first time candidate
  • Trans candidate beats self-proclaimed “Chief Homophobe”
  • Charlotte elects first African-American female mayor
  • Dems take control of entire Washington State government

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Good News November 6

This week’s Good News from the Resistance: Poor, sad, tiny-handed loser 45. His crooked campaign manager Paul Manafort was hauled away (ok, technically he turned himself in) and his Twitter account suspended, all in the same week. Our fearless “leader” may not have cared much about Puerto Rico’s lights still being off, and he probably didn’t blink when Secretary of Interior Zinke’s buddy got the contract to turn them back on … but he surely took notice when the governor of Puerto Rico nixed the corrupt contract, which immediately became the focus of a new IRS investigation. But you knew all of that. Here’s more Good News:

  • Watch this video on how to Stop the Wall
  • Read Manafort’s daughter’s private texts about dad
  • Cringe when you read more hacked texts about Manafort’s “blood money”
  • Smile at this insider’s account of 45’s response to Mueller’s indictments
  • Thank Obama for getting involved
  • Drink Make the Earth Great Again beer and fight climate change
  • Count the empty seats at Ivanka’s speech in Japan
  • Applaud the 2017 MacArthur Genius Award winner, a formerly undocumented immigrant

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Good News October 30

This week’s Good News from the Resistance: GOP Senator Jeff Flake joins the Resistance; 45’s approval ratings hit a new very low low; Mueller demonstrates he’s not kidding around; George Washington flips off 45.  But you knew all that. Here’s even more Good News:

  • Obama gets to work on redistricting
  • Twitter discloses who pays for ads
  • How to bill 45 for your birth control
  • Tesla brings power to Puerto Rico
  • Tennessee “White Lives Matter” rally huuuge flop
  • 100 handmaids show up to meet Pence
  • $10 million anti-45 campaign gets underway
  • People making a difference: Border wall artist goes for Guinness
  • Take action: Help people sign up for Obamacare

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Good News October 23

This week’s Good News from the Resistance: Odious travel ban halted by court for 3rd time;  45’s pick for Drug Czar out before he got started when journalists discover his former life as an Opiod Pusher; G. W. Bush joins the resistance; Art Institute of Chicago says it owns Renoir, and 45’s is a fake. But you knew all of that. Here’s more Good News:

  • Sierra Club’s hilarious ad for Pruitt-Zinke Airlines (PZA)
  • Jefferson Davis Elementary school gets best new name ever
  • Psychiatrists’ book on 45’s mental illness hits NYT Best Seller list
  • Churchill’s (conservative) grandson one-ups “dotard”
  • Another GOP Congressman calls it quits
  • Fox “News” caught in yet another web of lies
  • Love trumps hate at U of Florida
  • People making a difference: Julia Turshen’s Cookbook for the Resistance
  • Take action: Register for Indivisible-MA conference & get ready for 2018

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Good News October 16

This week’s Good News from the Resistance: Saturday Night Live’s Ode to Kellyanne is spot-on; 45 whines that he hates everyone in the White House; Manafort’s relationship with Russian oligarch is way more expensive than previously thought; top GOP donors are closing their wallets. Keep your chin up, and that fight in your belly – there’s more Good News:

  • States quick to sue over Obamacare Executive Order
  • Pornographer offers 45 impeachment reward
  • Undocumented immigrant in church sanctuary walks free
  • Handmaids unite
  • NFL players’ union on “the knee”
  • Twitter bans GOP candidate’s ad
  • Rabbis build a protest Sukkot at Trump Tower
  • Scottish resisters protest 45
  • Chinese artist Weiwei builds 45 a sculpture
  • People making a difference: D.C. chef feeds Puerto Rico
  • Take action: Sign up for Wall of Us

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Good News October 9

This week’s Good News from the Resistance: 45 got into a pissing match with the mayor of San Juan, then showed up on the island to “help” by lobbing rolls of paper towels into a crowd; secretary of state Rex Tillerson may or may not have called 45 a moron;  the NRA is supporting a “bump stock” ban, demonstrating once again that the nation’s #1 death machine has possibly the best public relations team in the universe. But you knew all of that. Here’s even better Good News:

  • Another GOP Congressman caught with his pants down
  • Billionaire environmentalist plays hardball
  • Washington Monument plays 45’s “P***y” tape
  • Court orders 45 to reinstate Obama rule
  • Lock ’em up! Lock ’em up!
  • Charlottesville rally organizer indicted
  • California becomes sanctuary state
  • Obama staffers take on ACA enrollment
  • New focus on Mueller’s investigation
  • People making a difference: Reporters who outed HHS secretary Tom Price
  • Take action: Gun control

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Good News October 2

This week’s Good News from the Resistance: We still have Obamacare, the GOP is fuming over Planned Parenthood funding remaining in place, favored son-in-law Jared Kushner admits to using his private email for government business, and HHS Secretary Tom Price is out after Politico reveals he’s spent millions of tax payers’ dollars chartering private & military planes. But you knew all of that. Here’s more Good News:

  • Two more seats go Blue in special elections
  • DeVos goes to Harvard
  • Republican Governor INCREASES abortion access
  • Cafeteria ladies in the news
  • Air Force general lets it rip
  • Librarian tells Melania to keep her damn books
  • Philly raises a statue
  • Class action suit against Jared Kushner
  • People making a difference: Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters
  • Take action: Help Puerto Rico

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WE SPECIAL ELECTION WINS

Democrats’ special election hot streak continues in NH and FL.

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WE RESISTING BETSY DEVOS

What happened when DeVos showed up to speak at Harvard.

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WE ILLINOIS GOVERNOR BRUCE RAUNER

“I do not think it’s fair to deny poor women the choice that rich women have.”

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WE THESE CAFETERIA LADIES

NFL player’s random act of kindness made their day.

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WE AIR FORCE GENERAL MODELING GOOD BEHAVIOR FOR 45

When racists present themselves at Air Force Academy, General does NOT call them “very fine people.”

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WE LIBRARIANS WHO RESIST 

Melania sent books to “needy” library – and they sent them back.

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WE RAISING STATUES

Philly gives credit where credit is due.

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WE THIS CLASS ACTION SUIT AGAINST JARED KUSHNER

Kushnerville tenants in Baltimore have had enough.

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WE PEOPLE WHO MAKE A DIFFERENCE: ROGER WATERS

74-year old rocker emasculates 45 throughout his Us + Them tour.

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WE TAKING ACTION: HELP PUERTO RICO

The Latino Legacy Fund and The Alliance for Puerto Rico are getting aid to where it’s most needed.

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Good News September 25

This week’s Good News from the Resistance: Our stomachs were in knots all week over TrumpNoCare, and then came the public bullying between Rocket Man and The Dotard.  It was easy to get pulled under by the daily headlines. And yet. Investigations, legislation and lawsuits — actions that will pay off in the long run — are moving in the right (left?) direction. Plus, there was John McCain, demonstrating that someone in the GOP has a conscience, or simply a vendetta against 45. We’ll take either.  In this week’s Good News:

  • What happened when Black Lives Matter showed up at pro-45 rally
  • 45’s lawyers overheard by NYT reporter
  • Jimmy Kimmel helps kill TrumpNoCare
  • Tables turn on racist college student
  • Oregon figures out how to register voters
  • Mueller moves on 45
  • Zuckerberg does the right thing
  • ResistFest Santa Cruz
  • Climate actions move forward, without 45
  • The Resistance speeds up GOP retirements
  • Sanctuary cities remain safe – for now
  • Taking the Knee
  • People making a difference: Resistance Leaders Ezra & Leah
  • Take action: Keep up the heat to save Obamacare

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Good News September 18

This week’s Good News from the Resistance: A remedy for all those sleepless nights worrying if the world will end while we’re not checking our news feeds; Mueller sinks his teeth in more deeply and refuses to let go; Dems flip two more seats deep in GOP territory; and Jane the Virgin teaches America what it needs to know about “illegals.” In this week’s Good News:

  • Infomercial gives us tips on how to survive 45
  • Why we know that Mueller’s not letting go
  • Science scores a win
  • Dems flip two more seats
  • Why 45 should watch Jane the Virgin’s new show
  • Bannon to 45: You’re so vain, you probably think this protest is about you
  • Microsoft builds a wall
  • Obama’s up to good in Chicago
  • 12 Americans walk into a Mexican bar, filled with “rapists and criminals”
  • Pope slams 45 & co.
  • People making a difference: Lin-Manuel Miranda goes to Washington
  • Take action: Keep up the heat to save DACA

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