The Republican dream has arrived

Americans are all living the Republican dream now: Paul Krugman for the NYTimes by Dartagnan in Daily Kos July 28th, 2020 **************************

As the economy teeters on the brink of collapse, as the death toll from the SARS-CoV-2 virus mounts and threatens to skyrocket far beyond our nation’s ability to control it, many Americans […]

AOC’s rebuke to misogyny

WASHINGTON – Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., took to the House floor Thursday morning, July 23rd, 2020 to deliver a candid rebuke of sexism in Congress and beyond in response to comments from Rep. Ted Yoho, R-Fla., who had reportedly called her a vulgar insult. * * * “I would also like to thank many of […]

Federal Agents being sent to several Democratic cities…why?

by Heather Cox Richardson

July 22, 2020 (Wednesday)

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Today Trump announced that he will send federal agents to Chicago and Albuquerque, New Mexico, as part of his push to advance the idea that he is a “LAW & ORDER” president. Trump insists that “violent anarchists” allied with “radical left” Democrats have launched “a […]

The Goon Squad Goes to Chicago

by Heather Cox Richardson

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July 20, 2020 (Monday)

The big news today—and it is indeed big news—is that the Trump administration has announced it will be sending federal officers into Chicago, and perhaps other cities run by Democrats, ostensibly to fight crime there.

The move mirrors what the administration has done in Portland, […]

Privatized governance explained

July 12, 2020 (Sunday)

by Heather Cox Richardson

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“The big news today was the administration’s escalating insistence that our public schools must reopen on schedule for the fall. Today, on Fox News Sunday, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos told Chris Wallace (who is one of the Fox News Channel’s actual reporters), “We know […]

July 4th, 2020 – in review

The real history of Mt. Rushmore ********************************** by Heather Cox Richardson July 4, 2020 (Saturday)

“Today, on a day presidents traditionally use to avoid politics and reinforce Americans’ shared values, Trump gave a speech dividing Americans into two groups: his supporters and “the radical left, the Marxists, the anarchists, the agitators, the looters, and […]

Compete vs Cooperate