Politics 2nd Qtr 2020

 
6/28/20

Guardian: 20 Ways Trump Will Lie, Cheat and Abuse His Power to Get Reelected

6/26/20

FiveThirtyEight: Voter Registrations Are Way, Way Down Due to Pandemic - This is very bad news for Dems. They may have again picked the one and only nominee that could lose to Trump.

6/24/20

Democracy-NOW: The Next AOC? Progressive Insurgent Jamaal Bowman Takes Big Lead Over Pro-War, Pro-Israel Dem Centrist in NY Primary - Bowman supports Medicare for All, Green New Deal and defunding the police.

Intercept: FBI Expands Ability to Monitor Cellphone Location Data, Monitor Social Media - In every case that has been audited by an Inspector General in the last 2 years, the FBI has made errors or false accusations to the FISA court in order to obtain warrants. 

6/23/20

Democracy-NOW: Trump Attacks Anti-Fascists But Is Silent on Deadly Far Right Groups

6/22/20

CNN: Biden Campaign Agrees to 3 Debates with Trump

BBC: Neo-Nazi Militant Group Grooms Teenagers

6/18/20

NYTimes: Facebook Removes Trump Ads Displaying Symbol Used by Nazis 

6/16/20

Guardian: Juneteenth: 5 Facts

6/11/20

Reuters: Most Americans, Including Republicans, Support Sweeping Democratic Police Reform Proposals

Intercept: As Calls to Defund Police Grow, Joe Biden Wants to Give Them More Money - The corporate servant is ready to push the people down and down and down. Are you sure you want to vote for this robot idiot?

Guardian: ‘Just Ridiculous’: What It’s Like to  Wait Five Hours in Line to Vote in the US - More voter suppression in Georgia.

6/10/20

NYTimes: ‘I Refuse Not to be Heard’: Georgia in Uproar Over Voting Meltdown - A clear case of massive voter suppression. When we’re told that voting is more effective than massive demonstrations, remember that’s always a lie.

“Voting is marginally useful, but it is a poor substitute for democracy, which requires direct action by concerned citizens.”
Howard Zinn

Guardian: Amazon Pulls Facial Rekognition Software From Police for One Year

6/9/20

Reuters: Little Evidence of Antifa Links in US Prosecutions of Those Charged in Protest Violence - See entries of 6/2/20, 8/22/17

NPR: No Sign of Antifa So Far in Justice Dept. Cases Brought Over Unrest

6/7/20

CNN: Colin Powell: Trump Has ‘Drifted Away’ From the Constitution

CNN: Calls Growing to Defund the Police. Here’s What That Means 

6/6/20

CNN: With a Shocking Invocation of George Floyd, Trump Shows His Disconnect From Nation’s Pain

Guardian: Protests About Police Brutality Are Met With Wave of Police Brutality Across USA

6/5/20

US News & World Report: Trump Turns the White House Into a Heavily Fortified Complex - It’s called cocooning. It’s done out of fear, and it’s how the 1% always responds to working people. Guess we’ll have to look through the fence to see the White House Christmas tree this year.

6/4/20

Onion: White Hot Sphere of Pure Rage Early GOP Front Runner for 2020 - So goes the orb. Buckle up! Just as true today as in 2016.

Guardian: Trump’s Bible Photo Op Splits White Evangelicals - “Here’s a good rule of thumb,” he said. “Looking back through history, whenever you see someone in authority using the Bible to justify law and order, it ends badly.”

Guardian: The Brands Rushing to Defend Black Lives Used to Silence Us. Does It Get More Shameless?

6/2/20

Guardian: ‘How Did We Get Here?’: Trump Has Normalized Mayhem and the US Is Paying the Price

Democracy-NOW: ‘A Declaration of War Against Americans’: Trump Threatens to Deploy Military to Quell Protests

WashPo: What is Antifa and Why is Trump So Frantically Trying to Designate It As A Terrorist Organization? - As opposed to his prepper, nativist, racist, right-wing followers? Antifa has an interesting history, usually as a non-violent protector of peaceful demonstrators, and Here 

From an entry on this site from August 2017: 
In 1919 when Hitler attended his first meeting of the German Workers Party, it had only 54 members. Interesting to think what might have (not) happened if antifa had shown up and wiped them all out on the spot. But he transformed it into the National Socialist German Workers (Nazi) Party. 
By the end of 1920, it had 3,000 members and Hitler was subsequently declared its “Fuhrer.” By 1925 the party had 27,000 members, and by 1929, 108,000 just as the Great Depression began. 
The Weimar democracy under Hindenburg was unable to stabilize the country which by 1930 had over 30% unemployment. In the elections of that year, the Nazis gained 18% of the vote, making it the second largest party in Germany. During the Nazi Brown Shirts (the SA Nazi ‘storm troopers’) sometimes violent demonstrations, the police often stood down and let riots ensue. Two years later Hitler won 37% of the vote and effectively took over parliamentary control of the government, annexing the Sudetenland in 1938 and invading Poland in 1939, which precipitated the Second World War.
At every step of the way, most Germans who even knew of the existence of the German Workers Party laughed it off as a small group of crazy extremists that had absolutely no chance to gain any power in their parliamentarian government. And at every step of the way most Germans were surprised and horrified by the respective election results. Remind you of anyone?

Guardian: With Trump We’ve Reached the ‘Mad Emperor’ Stage and it’s Terrifying to Behold

Guardian: ‘Words of a Dictator’: Trump’s Threat to Deploy Military Raises Specter of Fascism - Please review The Posse Comitatus Act.

6/1/20

Guardian: ‘He is A Destroyer’: How the George Floyd Protests Left Donald Trump Exposed

5/26/20

Guardian: Andrew Cuomo Gave Immunity to Nursing Home Execs After Big Campaign Donations

5/25/20

Democracy-NOW: Noam Chomsky on Trump’s Disastrous Coronavirus Response, WHO, China, Gaza and Global Capitalism

5/23/20

Intercept: Inside the Influential Evangelical Group Mobilizing to Re-elect Trump - Trump has effectively promised this group to remake America into a right-wing theocracy similar to the one portrayed in “The Handmaid’s Tale.”

5/22/20

Guardian: Black Americans Are In An Abusive Relationship With the Democratic Party - Short, well written, and lots of excellent links in this article. 

“Biden authored and successfully passed the $30bn 1994 Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act. Besides putting 100,000 additional police officers in the streets, the crime bill distributed funding for new prison construction, encouraged prosecutors to charge children as adults, and even added the death penalty for 28 new areas, including drug-related offenses. Pushing for further criminalization, then senator Biden argued that George HW Bush’s crime plan did not go far enough because it did not “include enough police officers to catch the violent thugs, not enough prosecutors to convict them, not enough judges to sentence them, and not enough prison cells to put them away for a long time”. An older black generation fought through Jim Crow only for Biden to help make sure that their children and grandchildren lived through a new Jim Crow. ...‘Lock the SOBs up.’ The law spent $30bn but contributed to only a 1.3% decline in violent crime.  he is inconsistent and ambivalent about marijuana legalization.

Harris forced Biden to confront his work with racist elected officials to stop integration efforts using school busing. That was not his only education mistake. Biden played a significant role in creating the student debt crisis, including making student loan discharge “nearly impossible”. This is devastating to black people, who disproportionately carry school debt.

The Obama days feel distant yet warm compared to Donald Trump’s current presidency. But remember: Biden cycled millions of black people in and out of jail, voted for massive numbers of poor people to go to war in Iraq, threw Anita Hill under the bus to confirm a conservative justice to the US supreme court, and, under Obama’s administration, helped to deport millions of immigrants and bombed brown countries. When Biden was vice-president, black home ownership and wealth declined significantly, even as it rose for other races. Biden’s friendship with one black person does not mean that he’s a friend to black people.

Biden and others will rightfully argue that Trump is worse, and I agree. But what can Biden actually deliver? Will there be fewer drones if he’s president? Maybe not. Fewer deportations? Maybe not. Less money to police departments? No. Will fewer black people die from police? Unlikely. Will black people have healthcare? Unlikely. Will black wealth increase? Unlikely. Will Palestinian lives be safer? Unlikely. Commitments to preserving our climate? Doubtful. If black people have a hard time figuring out the differences between Trump and Biden, then that is Biden’s problem, not ours.

Joe Biden refuses to reckon with the harm that he has caused to people all over the world. His best line is that he is better than the other guy, and that is exactly how abusive relationships function.”

Joe Biden Has a Serious Problem With Social Security

Some of the worst Obama Admin Problems were Joe Biden problems

5/19/20

Reuters: Plaintiff in Roe v. Wade Said She Was Paid to Switch Sides - The perp, Rev. Robert Schenck, confesses and apologizes. The anti-abortion crowd will stoop to any low to push their sick propaganda. An excellent program. Be sure to watch AKA Jane Roe.

CBS News: The Internal Watchdogs Trump Has Fired or Replaced

5/18/20

Guardian: Republicans Devote $20M and 50,000 People to Efforts to Restrict Voting - ...despite the fact that there is no evidence to support the claim that voter fraud exists.

5/14/20

NYTimes: EPA Opts Against Limits on Chemical Tied to Fetal Brain Damage - ...setting a precedent for future regulation of other chemicals 

5/6/20

NYTimes How Kushner’s Volunteer Force Led a Fumbling Hunt for Medical Supplies - Points up some examples where it is better to use Federal government bureaucrats than members of the private sector.

5/2/20

Guardian: No Leadership, No Plan: Is Trump About to Fail the US on Coronavirus Testing?

Guardian: Benefit of the Doubt? Joe Biden - and Allies - Face Key Questions Over Sexual Assault Claim

4/28/20

Visual Capitalist: The New Energy Era: The Impact of Critical Minerals on National Security

4/27/20

NBC News: ‘Blow to American Democracy’: Sanders’ Campaign Blasts Cancellation of NY Primary

4/25/20

Guardian: Trump Attack on Biden Highlights President’s Own Financial Dealings With China - It’s called emoluments. Why did the Democrats not use this during the impeachment hearings? Trump has been in clear violation of this clause since the moment he took office. Also see Here, Here, Here, Here, Here, Here, Here, Here, Here, Here, and Here.

4/24/20

Guardian: South Carolina’s Republicans Gutted Public Healthcare. Then the Pandemic hit.

BBC: Disinfectant Firm Issues Warning After Trump Comments - To all Trump supporters: Ignore the lame-stream media. Do exactly what Trump says, right now before you vote!

4/23/20

NYTimes: Home Alone at the White House: A Sour President, With TV His Constant Companion

Media Matters: Sean Hannity Praises Mitch McConnell’s Plan to Let States Go Bankrupt Rather Than Providing Relief - Salt of the earth rural America. The people who most strongly supported Trump in 2016. 

Guardian: “It’s Overhyped”: Trump Mega-Donor Pushes to End Wisconsin’s Stay-at-Home Order

4/22/20

Onion: Shaggy, Curly-Nailed Georgia Governor Urges Salons to Reopen

4/17/20

Democracy-NOW: Noam Chomsky: Gangster in the White House

4/15/20

Democracy-NOW: Trump Cuts Funds forWorld Health Org as Oxfam Warns Pandemic Could Push Half a Billion Into Poverty - Condemned by almost every world leader. Profoundly hard-hearted. And he claims to be a Christian.

4/14/20

Truthout: Trump Says His “Authority is Total”

4/13/20

CNN: Reporter Grills Trump: What Did You Do For an Entire Month? - Priceless. The reporter asks a simple question. Trump begins gaslighting because he has no intention of answering the question. The reporter stays on topic, no matter what the gas-lighter does to change the focus of the discussion. Text book on how to handle a gas-lighter.

Dissent: The Nationalist Roots of White Evangelical Politics - Partly behind a pay-wall. Still has some good points: “The problem with today’s evangelicals, said Galli in response to the negative reception of his editorial, is their “widespread ignorance” and “ethical naïveté.” 

Evangelical historian Thomas Kidd has even questioned their religious credentials: “I suspect that large numbers of these people who identify as ‘evangelicals’ are really just whites who watch Fox News and consider themselves religious.

The faithful...avoid extremes when they attend church regularly and adhere to orthodox theology. When these practices break down, chaos and crisis await.

White evangelicals, according to this perspective, have substituted the real truth of the gospels for an exclusionary religious nationalism. The absence of a deeper theological and spiritual foundation contributes to a sense of grievance and resentment.”

4/12/20

Guardian: Robert Reich: America’s Billionaires Are Giving to Charity - But Most of it is Self-Serving - Per the article: Bezos recently gave 11 days income ($100 m) to food banks, but still drives his warehouse employees like slaves. Walmart just hired 100,000 workers, but still provides no Covid-19 protection for them, and several have died. E. Musk rejects sheltering as a strategy. All the billionaires’ contributions combined are a small percentage of the trillions that the federal government has already spent.

NYTimes: ‘There Will Be Losses’: How A Captain’s Plea Exposed a Rift in the Military - A couple more years of Trump and the USA will have no way to defend itself. I’m sure the Chinese and the Russians are watching this with glee.

4/11/20

Guardian: The Secret Weapon in the Fight Against Coronavirus: Women - It’s hard to argue with reality.

4/10/20

Medium: Prepare for the Ultimate Gaslighting - Extremely thought-provoking.

Guardian: Trump’s Poll Numbers Dip Over Handling of Coronavirus Pandemic

4/9/20

Guardian: In Shadow of Pandemic, Trump Seizes Opportunity to Push Through His Agenda

Common Dreams: A Mother in ICE Detention Pleads for Her Life

4/8/20

Guardian: Bernie Sanders: We Can’t Rely on Trump. Congress Must Lead the Way In This Unprecedented Crisis

4/7/20

Reuters: Trump Removes Top Coronavirus Watchdog, Widens Attack on Inspectors General

Denver Post: Colrado Candidate Campaigns with Doctor Who Shared Coronavirus Conspiracy Theories - A little background on Fox News “expert” on coronavirus, Dr. Kelley Victory. From the article: “In an online bio, Victory says she is “a member of” Harvard’s National Preparedness Leadership Initiative, or NPLI, and “served for many years” on a leadership council at Harvard’s public health school. A Harvard spokeswoman says Victory went through a 10-day NPLI program about a dozen years ago and only briefly was a member of the leadership council several years ago.” 

She subsequently dropped the reference to Harvard from her online bio. I was not able to find an address for her practice. She claims to be a board certified trauma and emergency specialist. It seems questionable that anything in the bio is accurate. Nevertheless, she’s quoted frequently by right wing anti-masks groups.

She’s quoted frequently by those who think masks are unnecessary. She has a rather questionable past as well. This entry is for reference only. Yet another Fox News charlatan. 

4/6/20

Guardian: Coronavirus is Revealing How Broken America’s Economy Really Is

4/5/20

Guardian: ‘Trump is Killing His Own Supporters’ - Even White House Insiders Know It

4/3/20

NBC News: Trump Administration’s Lack of Coherent Strategy Will Cost Lives

DSA: We Demand a Covid-19 Response That Puts People Over Profits

4/2/20

NBC News: America’s Stunning Unemployment Surge, Visualized

3/31/20

Socialist Alternative: Stimulus Package: Corporate Robbery Disguised as Coronavirus Relief

NYTimes: Problems in FBI Wiretap Applications Go Beyond Trump Aide Surveillance, Review Finds - “systemic incompetence”, “systematic sloppiness” An audit last year brought out many of these issues, and the FBI promised to do better. The FBI spokesman in the current case promised to do better as well. What is this, high school after class detention?

3/29/20

George Conway (Kellyanne’s husband): For Trump Supporters Let Me Make One Thing VERY Clear - Priceless!

3/28/20

CNN: Fact Check: Trump Makes Another Round of Misstatements During Coronavirus Briefing - State of Washington NPR station refuses to air briefings because they are so full of c**p.

3/27/20

Democracy-Now: Democrats Roll Over as Congress Passes $2 Trillion Pandemic Bill That Could Become a $10 Trillion Corporate Coup

3/25/20

Socialist Alternative: World Recession Marks the Beginning of a New Era - The capitalist system continues to stagger from wild boom to incapacitating bust, like a drunk sailor staggering down Main St. This is what happens when good people stay silent. 

CleanTechnica: Nature is Trying To Tell Us Something. Is Anybody Listening?

3/24/20

W. Post: Smartphone Data Reveal Which Americans Are Social Distancing Or Not - Data is collected from “games, shopping and utility apps and marketers...Google also collects where we go”, as well as Facebook’s Instagram.

3/23/20

Intercept: Sen. Richard Burr Sold Off Stocks After Coronavirus Briefing, Just as He Did Right After 9/11 Briefing on Un-Constitutional Domestic Spying - Four other Senators in that briefing did so as well: Dianne Feinstein, James Inhofe, David Perdue, and Kelly Loeffler - in a direct violation of the Stock Act, and numerous insider trading laws. Loeffler is married to the chair of the New York Stock Exchange, and they jointly sold stock beginning January 24, the day she attended a Senate briefing on Covid-19. Pre-Trump they would all have had to step down from the Senate, and face prosecution. “Only suckers follow the rules.”

3/22/20

Like the Dew: Seniors - Vote Your True Interests - Short article with a very interesting graph at the end regarding the federal debt between 2004 - projected 2030.

3/20/20

Intercept: Silicon Valley Super PAC Fueled Elizabeth Warren With $14 Million - ...and what was all that about EW’s opposition to super-PAC donations?

Washington Post: US Intelligence Reports From January and February Warned About a Likely Pandemic - Trump ignored them.

Dissent: It Doesn’t Have to Be a War - 
“The Penn Central bailout of 1970 and Nixon’s 1971 price and wage controls are two of the central events of modern U.S. economic history, and they were both carried out through the provisions of legislation originally intended to build industrial capacity for Cold War rearmament.

In this closed loop, any domestic economic policy can be interpreted as a defense measure, and any defense measure can be thought of as economic policy.

Pentagon officials and bipartisan members of the defense establishment in Washington are only interested in perpetuating their own power.

Instead of indulging in rationalizations, it is time to motivate our economic planning in terms of solidarity and compassion, not defense against shadowy enemies. Worth noting: Obama Defense Secretary Ash Carter, proudly shared the 2016 Ronald Reagan Peace Through Strength Award with Dick Cheney

The alternative we need today might look more like the Works Progress Administration (WPA), which began in 1935, outside of a war context, as part of the New Deal. In its eight years of existence, the WPA employed 8.5 million workers on useful public works.

We can also look to a more radical current of New Deal thought, characterized by the slogan “production for use.” In these proposals, the government would put unemployed people and industrial plants to work to produce consumer goods, which would then be provided cheaply or for free to those in need. The production of canned food was a poignant example in the 1930s, when fields of crops lay rotting while unemployed and hungry workers stood by idly.”

3/19/20

Truthdig: These Are the 51 GOP Senators Who Voted Against Paid Sick Leave to Protect Americans

3/18/20

Guardian: How Trump Changed His Tune On Coronavirus Again, Again...and Again 

3/17/20

Guardian: ‘We Have a Responsibility’: Fox News Declares Coronavirus a Crisis in Abrupt U-Turn

3/13/20

Guardian: Russian-Led Troll Network Based in West Africa Uncovered - Facebook again

3/12/20

AJC: 560,000 Purged From Voter Registration Rolls in GA - #VoterSuppression

3/11/20

Democracy-NOW: Biden Wins, Sanders Lags: Naomi Klein & Alicia Garza on Calls to Shut Down Primaries and Debates - Joe Biden “is associated with all of the neoliberal baggage of the Democratic Party, a candidate who has lied repeatedly, who is confused repeatedly.” The DNC is doing everything it can to keep Joe Biden away from a microphone.

The Intercept: Democratic Voters Played Pundit in Picking Joe Biden. History Suggests They Are Really Bad At That - A review of all of the times rank and file Democrats have ignored their hearts, and picked the candidate they were told was ‘electable.’ “The real risk of a Biden nomination might not be that he could lose to Trump — though that is certainly plausible — but that he will beat Trump, fail to deliver, and open the door for a fascist who actually knows what he’s doing. Playing it safe is going to get us all killed.”

3/10/20

Intercept: We Need to Talk About Joe - Biden’s handlers were very careful to minimize his time in front of the camera during the primaries, but now that he’s up against Trump, Biden is not going to fare well.

Reuters: Biden Snaps At Michigan Auto Worker Over Guns, Curses Him - The more Biden gets in front of a microphone, the worse he sounds.

3/7/20

Current Affairs: Democrats, You Really Do Not Want to Nominate Joe Biden - Written just before Sanders suspended his campaign. Sirota on Biden

NYTimes: Erik Prince Recruits Ex-Spies to Help Infiltrate Liberal Groups

3/6/20

Intercept: Warren Should Endorse Sanders If She is to Be True to Her Self-Proclaimed Mission

Media Matters: Finally Asked About Firing Pandemic Leadership, Trump Rambles Meaninglessly

3/4/20

Guardian: California and Texas Voters Faced Hours, Long Lines on Super Tuesday - Odd, the two states where Bernie was supposed to well. #VoterSuppression

Mother Jones: Bernie Sanders’ Revolution Sputtered On Super Tuesday. His Supporters Think They Know Why.

Onion: Biden Says Incredible Comeback Proves He Can Beat Progressive Democrat In the General Election

3/3/20

Reuters: Sanders Asks Court to Keep Los Angeles County Polls Open After Voting Delays - #VoterSuppression

3/2/20

Guardian: Texas Closes Hundreds of Polling Sites, Making it Harder for Minorities to Vote - #VoterSuppression

Intercept: Democrats Craving a Brokered Convention - Including Elizabeth Warren - Should Remember the Lessons of 1968 - “The Democratic establishment is rapidly snapping into line behind Biden like the sheep that they are, falling all over themselves to endorse him now that he won his first state in 30 years of running for president.” 

“Those are, instead, the actions of party establishment apparatchiks who far prefer to lose to Trump and endure four more years of his presidency than lose their monopoly over the apparatus of an out-of-power Democratic Party and all the consulting contracts, funding opportunities, and lobbyist openings that go along with it.”
Must read.


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