As far as I am aware, no BLM member or associated protester has killed anyone in the protests since George Floyd’s murder—but right-wingers have killed several. Steven Carrillo, a member of the far-right extremist group Boogaloo Boys, shot and killed two law enforcement officers (which conservatives like Ted Cruz have tried to pin on Antifa). And now, Kyle Rittenhouse, a far-right teenage kid in a militia movement—and apparently a big enough Trump fan to have been in the front row…
Just to be clear: there is zero reason to believe that the coronavirus will weaken in warmer weather—and trying to make people believe there is could cost uncountable lives. “It would be reckless to assume that things will quiet down in spring and summer,” said Dr. Peter Hotez,dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine at the Baylor College of Medicine in Texas. “We don’t really understand the basis of seasonality, and of course we know we absolutely nothing about…
Joe Biden has officially crossed the Rudy Giuliani line. When confronted by reporters about Pete Buttigieg, a frustrated Biden shouted out: “Oh, come on, man! This guy’s not a Barack Obama!”
Honestly, this guy can’t go very long at all without invoking Obama; essentially, a lot of what he says is a noun, a verb, and Barack Obama.
However, what we need is not someone who knew Barack, and not even another Barack Obama. We need an honest-to-God liberal in the White House—something we haven’t had in five, maybe seven decades. See more
One more reminder: if your vote doesn’t count, then why are republicans striving so relentlessly to take it away from you? Just yesterday, a conservative judge, who had ordered 200,000 likely Democrats to be purged from the voter rolls, doubled down and cited the election board for contempt for not caving in to a republican-led attempt to cage these voters and rob them of the legal rights. Members of the board were to be fined $250 a day until they…
Just days after he threatened to commit war crimes, Trump angrily whined that he, not the leader of Ethiopia, deserves the Nobel Peace Prize—for something he didn’t do, which wasn’t even the reason for the peace prize in the first place. The peace prize was for efforts to bring peace to the Horn of Africa, but Trump felt he should get it for negotiations over a Nile dam with Egypt—a deal he played no part in, and which did not avert any war or save any country. See more
Republicans win by fraud.
Think about it: of the last 8 times a Republican won election or re-election to the presidency, 6 of them were won with fraud. That’s 5 of the last 6 elected Republican presidents. And that’s only what we know of—we didn’t find out about Nixon and Vietnam until recently, and there may be a lot more. See more
The Columbia Journalism Review has just published a thorough study of media polarization. The takeaway: conservatives are more polarized than liberals.
Not that this should be a surprise to anyone who has paid attention, but it does show up one of the most pervasive false equivalencies of recent times: that liberals and conservatives are equally partisan, and each shares the blame for the current political divide. See more
The Republican “health care” plan would cut $880 billion from health care for the poorest Americans, destroy coverage for 24 million Americans, savagely cost people in their 50s and 60’s thousands of dollars a year extra in premiums, and save only $34 billion a year from the budget… while giving rich people a $600 billion tax cut. But hey, look at the bright side: only 464,000 poor and middle class Americans would die in the next 10 years. This is how Republicans define “Health Care.” See more
There is a meme going around discussions amongst liberals lately: 14 million people have left the Democratic Party since the nomination of Hillary Clinton. It is chiefly being used by those who want to split off and form a new party, feeling that the DNC is so corrupt as to be absolutely irredeemable.
Is the number real? And where did it come from?
The answers to those questions are, “No,” and, “From someone’s ass.” See more
Trump accused the media of intentionally not reporting terror attacks. When the press very rightly scoffed at the idea, the Trump administration released a list of terror attacks it said were “not sufficiently covered.”
Included on the list: the terror attacks in San Bernadino, Orlando, and Paris. All attacks which received boundless coverage here and all over the world. See more