Jan 6th Hearing Transcript

Here’s every word from the sixth Jan. 6 committee hearing on its investigation Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email June 28, 20226:23 PM ET

Cassidy Hutchinson, former aide to Trump White House chief of staff Mark Meadows, testifies as the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Tuesday.

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The effects and aftereffects of the Sprint & T-Mobile Merger

Wanna know why your cell phone rates are going up? ******************* A Four to Three Merger – via Matt Stoller – https://substack.com/redirect/d437635a-b5bc-445c-806e-a71e07049746?u=24528449 ****************** “Last Friday, the Wall Street Journal’s Drew Fitzgerald wrote a good story about how inflation is driving up the prices that don’t seem related to oil or commodity price spikes, like […]

Robert Reich on “The Roots of Trumpism”

Donald Trump’s legacy — a proto-fascist movement we might call Trumpism — includes a Supreme Court rapidly taking America backward, state legislatures suppressing votes and taking over election machinery, and an emboldened oligarchy taking over the economy. While the January 6 committee is doing a fine job exposing Trump’s attempted coup that culminated in the […]

Abortion around the World

Canada Since 1988, when the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that existing abortion restrictions were unconstitutional, abortion has been legal for any reason at any stage of pregnancy. Provincial health insurance plans cover the cost of abortions performed in hospitals but do not consistently provide funding for abortions performed in free-standing clinics.

Sweden The Swedish […]

A chronicle of his abuses

The January 6 committee’s fifth public hearing has wrapped. Watch CNN for analysis and a breakdown of today’s news

Chronicling Trump’s 10 worst cases of abuse of power

Updated 7:55 AM ET, Sun January 24, 2021

Washington (CNN)Former President […]

His life is a watch or a vision, between a sleep and a sleep

Extracts from Atalanta in Calydon: Chorus: ‘Before the beginning of years’ By Algernon Charles Swinburne (1837–1909) *** Before the beginning of years There came to the making of man Time, with a gift of tears; Grief, with a glass that ran; Pleasure, with pain for leaven; Summer, with flowers that fell; Remembrance fallen from heaven, […]

Jan 6th Hearing #4 w/Ruby Freeman

“Lady Ruby”: Sep 21, 2022 **************** “I’ve always believed it when God says that he’ll make your name great. But this is not the way it was supposed to be … For my entire professional life, I was Lady Ruby; my community in Georgia, where I was born and lived my whole life, knew me […]

Juneteenth explained

June 19, 2022 by Heather Cox Richardson

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“Tomorrow is the federal holiday honoring Juneteenth, the celebration of the announcement on June 19th, 1865, in Texas that enslaved Americans were free.

On April 9, 1865, General Robert E. Lee had surrendered his Army of Northern Virginia to General Ulysses S. Grant of the U.S. Army, […]

Why the January 6 committee is failing to slow Trump’s attempted coup

And why the G.O.P. continues to slouch toward fascism Robert Reich – Jun 20, 2022

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“We fool ourselves if we believe that the televised hearings of the January 6 committee are changing the direction of the Republican Party, or that the hearings will end the attempted coup that Trump launched immediately after the 2020 […]

Jan 6th Hearing Day Number Three: June 16th, 2022

by Heather Cox Richardson

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On CNN this morning, Representative Jamie Raskin (D-MD), a member of the House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the U.S. Capitol, said: “New evidence is breaking every single day now. Suddenly, a lot of people want to tell the truth.”

After the committee’s third public hearing […]

Freeports in the UK

Pirates of the North Sea

Posted: 13 Jun 2022 06:06 AM PDT

The government’s attempt to hide a toxic waste disaster heralds a new bonanza for organized crime.

By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 6th June 2022

“With every passing week, it looks more like a cover-up. The repeated mass strandings of crabs and […]

5 reasons why Anakin Skywalker turned evil in ‘Star Wars’

5 reasons why Anakin Skywalker turned evil in ‘Star Wars’

by Curtis Roberts Apr 20, 2022 12:09 pm

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A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away….a hero named Anakin Skywalker became one of the most feared villains of his time. Here’s the story, or more accurately the study, of what exactly happened […]

White supremacy then and now

by Richard @ Flexible Reality – June 7th, 2022

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Some researchers point to the “massacre” on November 3, 1979, in Greensboro, N.C. as the beginning of the comingling of white supremacists, Christian fundamentalists, Nazis, and anti-government skinheads. After Greensboro came Ruby Ridge, the Branch Davidians, and Oklahoma City, then on to Charlottesville in recent […]

Continuing series about the dysfunctional basis of social media

“How Harmful is Social Media” in The New Yorker

June 3, 2022

“In April, the social psychologist Jonathan Haidt published an essay in The Atlantic in which he sought to explain, as the piece’s title had it, “Why the Past 10 Years of American Life Have […]