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Monday, July 15, 2019

Conservatives who reluctantly support President Trump often try to pretend the daily outrage didn't happen, but yesterday's "go back" tweets were like his "both sides" comment on Charlottesville -- a transgression that won't instantly fade, and can't be laughed off. read more


A New York State Supreme Court Justice on Friday rejected a request by 55 anti-vaccine families to block a recently passed state law eliminating exemptions to school vaccination requirements on the basis of religious beliefs.

Nevertheless, the attorneys in the case -- Michael Sussman and the prominent anti-vaccine advocate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. -- vowed to keep fighting. Kennedy's anti-vaccine nonprofit, Children's Health Defense, released a statement saying, "While this decision is a set-back, it isn't the final decision. The case will move forward with more decisions to come."

Nevertheless, the attorneys in the case -- Michael Sussman and the prominent anti-vaccine advocate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. -- vowed to keep fighting. Kennedy's anti-vaccine nonprofit, Children's Health Defense, released a statement saying, "While this decision is a set-back, it isn't the final decision. The case will move forward with more decisions to come."


Sunday, July 14, 2019

Top Democrats are circulating a poll showing that one of the House's most progressive members -- Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez -- has become a definitional face for the party with a crucial group of swing voters. read more


Saturday, July 13, 2019

Rising home prices, falling savings rates, record debt levels and strict lending practices have contributed to pushing homeownership farther out of reach for aspiring young buyers. read more


... says patrol chief. She should know, she was a member.

When it emerged that border patrol agents were posting racist, sexist and abusive content on a secret Facebook group, the chief of the agency did the right thing and condemned the behavior.

In a statement this week, Carla Provost – the first woman appointed to the post – said: "These posts are completely inappropriate and contrary to the honor and integrity I see – and expect – from our agents day in and day out. Any employees found to have violated our standards of conduct will be held accountable."

Provost forgot to provide one minor detail however: she was also reportedly a member of the group, originally named "I'm 10-15," referring to police code for "prisoner in custody," and she had posted to it.


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Trump's ‘Go Back' Tweets Leave No Room for Doubt (opinion)
www.bloomberg.com

...The president has ripped the band-aid off any reassuring notions the U.S. had about the progress of civil rights and the withering of racism.

As he has so many times since bursting onto the presidential stage in 2015, Donald Trump played the race card on Sunday. He launched nearly three dozen broadsides on Twitter throughout the day, but a trio of his tweets stood out because they demonstrated how casually he likes to uncork his venom and how unwilling the Republican Party is to contain him....

So Trump's tweets could have been translated as: "If you're a black woman born in the U.S. and a member of Congress, I think you belong in Africa."

Or, perhaps: "If you're a woman of Hispanic descent born in the U.S. and a member of Congress, I think you belong in Puerto Rico – and I still seem to think that's another country."

If there was ever any doubt that the president is a racist and a bigot and is willing to pander to racists and bigots to continue holding office, the tweets he aimed at "The Squad" on Sunday should put all of that to rest....




The self-proclaimed Great Uniter seems to be doing all he can to split the Country apart.

I think I would be a great 'uniter'
- Candidate Trump, July 23, 2015

Trump's closing Iowa message: ‘I get along with people' (January 2016)
www.washingtonpost.com

...This theme of unity has been in Trump's rally speeches for months but is often overshadowed by his headline-grabbing attacks, insults and controversial proposals....


As an example of what I said in #1

In a recent string of tweets, Pres Trump said that four Congresswomen should go back to the "...broken and crime infested places from which they came...."

The only problem with Pres Trump's tween is that three of his targets were born in the US.¹

So what attribute of them was he really targeting?


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1 - Trump ‘Go Back' Tweets at Progressive Congresswomen Spark Furor
www.bloomberg.com

...President Donald Trump sparked a furor on Sunday by suggesting that four progressive female Democratic lawmakers, led by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, should return to the "broken and crime infested places from which they came."

Three of the four women Trump was apparently referencing were born in the U.S.; none are white....


 

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