Thursday, July 16, 2020

Trump spokeswoman says Americans should ignore conflicts-of-interest, focus on Trump’s ‘sacrifice’

In his first week as president-elect, Trump used his new position to bolster his business interests.

Why were the Saudi streets so quiet?

While Mexicans pour out on the streets to protest Trump’s anti-immigrant policies, there was nary a Saudi protester chanting “Trump: Go home.”
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How CEOs are ruining America

Big American corporations aren’t organized to promote the wellbeing of Americans, and Americans cannot thrive within a system run largely by corporations.

Americans are to be the judge and jury, and pass sentence on Trump –...

The American people will be given the task of acting as judge and jury, examine all the evidence gathered; and then pass judgment, to declare Trump innocent or guilty.

Reality, not foes, undermines Trump’s legitimacy

Trump’s opening gambit focuses public attention not on real policy or legislation (still a great void) but whether this chief executive is simply an impulsive, erratic narcissist – or much worse, so unstable he could dislodge current, fragile power balances, here and abroad.

To quit or not to acquit, that was the question

It is, of course, the day the Republican majority in the U.S Senate decided to quit the Constitution rather than not to acquit a tyrannical president.

Take back the house

As Trump’s coalition begins to crumble, will the Democrats propose a more credible (and more widely believed) alternative than what they just put forward?

As Feds Probe Baltimore Police, Cops in Freddie Gray Case Seek Removal of Prosecutor...

Lawyers for six of the officers involved in the killing of Freddie Gray are challenging the role of Baltimore’s top prosecutor, Marilyn Mosby, claiming alleged conflicts of interest and "egregious" violations. Is this their way of possibly influencing the jurors?

‘Ten year challenge’ for 400 wealthiest Americans shows fortunes doubled since 2009 while tax...

"Here's the thing: the way the system is set up, we're headed for another decade of this."
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Michael Moore: Senate must take Dr. Christine Blasey Ford seriously & postpone Kavanaugh hearing

On Tuesday night, Senator Grassley said there’s “no reason for any further delay” in the hearing, even if Christine Blasey Ford does not testify.