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Untitled. Are charged with conspiracy crimes or assault Daniel Page Adams Goodrich, Texas Interference with law enforcement Trespassing or disrupting Congress.


Untitled. Whatever “identity politics” means, its pervasive influence requires an initial declaration: I am opposed to racism, sexism, imperialism, improper sexual intolerance, improper cultural intolerance, and improper classism (probably left something out of the catechism).


This vow won’t help much in certain left-leaning circles, particularly in light of the rest of this newsletter. Old white male lawyers like me are not only biologically incorrect, but also they are presumptively unwoke. Both sides are likely to attack (or ignore) whenever anyone ventures into the no person’s land between the Culture Wars’ battlelines. My political/cultural thoughts and some actions are not always pristine: Presently, the angry, white “Florida man” makes me the most anxious. January 16, 2021 - Letters from an American. Since right-wing insurrectionists stormed the Capitol on January 6 with the vague but violent idea of taking over the government, observers are paying renewed attention to the threat of right-wing violence in our midst.

January 16, 2021 - Letters from an American

For all our focus on fighting socialism and communism, right-wing authoritarianism is actually quite an old threat in our country. The nation’s focus on fighting “socialism” began in 1871, but what its opponents stood against was not government control of the means of production—an idea that never took hold in America—but the popular public policies which cost tax dollars and thus made wealthier people pay for programs that would benefit everyone. Public benefits like highways and hospitals, opponents argued, amounted to a redistribution of wealth, and thus were a leftist assault on American freedom. In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries that fight against “socialism” took the form of opposition to unionization and Black rights.

Untitled. But when he arrived in D.C. on Jan. 4 ahead of the scheduled demonstrations, he said, “15 cop cars” swarmed his Honda Crosstour soon after he passed through the Third Street Tunnel.


Tarrio was wanted on a misdemeanor charge from December accusing him of setting fire to a historic Black church’s Black Lives Matter banner. During the traffic stop, authorities found high-capacity firearm magazines in his backpack, resulting in felony weapons charges, according to court records. QAnon's 'Meme Queen' Marches On. Untitled. QAnon conspiracists were in the vanguard of the violent attack on the Capitol; Ashli Babbitt, who was killed in the assault, was a follower.


QAnon sees Democrats not as a political party, but as a cabal of Satan-worshiping pedophiles who will be vanquished in a holy war. It seems utterly and obviously fictional. So why have so many people—including multiple congressional representatives—given it credence? Antonio French: The insurrection and the devalued currency of whiteness. Seventy-four million people voted for Trump in 2020, nearly 12 million more than in 2016.

Antonio French: The insurrection and the devalued currency of whiteness

It was the second-most votes for president in history, behind only Biden and his 81 million. And while I think it’s unfair to label every Trump voter a racist, I do think it’s fair to say that for those who don’t share Trump’s racist worldview, that view and its denial of the history and harm of systemic racism clearly wasn’t a deal breaker. Race played a large part both in Trump’s political rise and the deadly attack in Washington last week. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the insurrectionists had “chosen their whiteness over democracy.”

Whiteness in America has meant different things over the centuries. Untitled. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) issued an ultimatum to Vice President Mike Pence on Monday: Initiate a 25th Amendment process to relieve President Trump of power, or the House will vote to impeach.


Pence seems unlikely to act, so the House will move forward with its new impeachment resolution in short order, and Trump could be impeached for a second time by mid-week. Then, we'll learn how far senators like Mitt Romney (R-Utah) and Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) are willing to go in their opposition to the president's lies and abuses of power. Impeachment is better than nothing — indeed, it has at least two advantages, which I'll discuss below, that a 25th Amendment removal cannot boast. But if I could choose between these two options for the consequences Trump will bear for his responsibility in the events at the Capitol last week, the 25th Amendment would be my pick.

Untitled. “It was amazing to get to see the president talk,” Babbitt said, beaming in a video she streamed on Facebook early Wednesday afternoon that was later published by TMZ.


“We are now walking down the inaugural path to the Capitol building. Three million-plus people.” There was no crowd of three million: just a mob, lawless and maskless, that numbered in the thousands. Untitled. Untitled. Untitled. This ecosystem, Rauch wrote, operates as a funnel.


It allows a wide volume of ideas to get floated, but only a narrow group of ideas survive collective scrutiny. “We let alt-truth talk,” Rauch said, “but we don’t let it write textbooks, receive tenure, bypass peer review, set the research agenda, dominate the front pages, give expert testimony or dictate the flow of public dollars.” Over the past decades the information age has created a lot more people who make their living working with ideas, who are professional members of this epistemic process. The information economy has increasingly rewarded them with money and status. It has increasingly concentrated them in ever more prosperous metro areas. Untitled. Untitled. Untitled. For the next several hours, hundreds and hundreds of people who attended the rally were stranded, as a chaotic scene unfolded on dark roads on a remote stretch near the Omaha airport.


They waited for buses that didn't arrive, unable to reach the site because of a clogged two-lane road. Many people started walking to their cars, parked three or four miles away, which blocked the roads even further. Several medics were seen by CNN giving attention to people in the bone-chilling evening air. The temperature was right at freezing, but wind chills were far lower. Earlier in the night, the President commented on the weather. Untitled. Jesse Millan. Via Flickr. In the 2018 midterms, new and young progressive candidates across the country ran enthusiastic campaigns on change and reform, resulting in election wins.

New York, Massachusetts, Minnesota, California, and New Mexico had notable wins for progressives as candidates beat centrist Democrats in their primaries or Republican challengers in general elections. Some of these candidates are pushing for major reforms on climate change, foreign policy, and education before they are officially in Congress—and are already holding policy talks on climate change, social reform, and economic development. Appalachia Watches COVID-19, Race Issues From Afar. “We must abolish human poverty,” Johnson proclaimed, foreshadowing a torrent of federal programs that would eventually include Medicare, Head Start preschool, environmental laws and a push for equal justice. These hills were then a patchwork of closed coal mines, undernourished children and houses without indoor plumbing. But applause surged through the thousands of people in the audience. They believed. Not anymore. Untitled. Untitled. Untitled. The baseless conspiracy theory is set to air on stations across the country in a segment during the program "America This Week" hosted by Eric Bolling.

The show, which is posted online before it is broadcast over the weekend, is distributed to Sinclair Broadcast Group's network of local television stations, one of the largest in the country. A survey by Pew Research Group earlier this year showed that local news was a vital source of information on the coronavirus for many Americans, and more trusted than the media overall.

In this week's episode of the show, Bolling spoke with Judy Mikovits, the medical researcher featured in the discredited "Plandemic" video that went viral earlier this year and which was banned from platforms such as Facebook and YouTube. Throughout the segment, the on-screen graphic read, "DID DR. FAUCI CREATE COVID-19? " Untitled. "Wyoming is smaller than Washington by population, but it has three times as many workers in mining, logging and construction, and 10 times as many workers in manufacturing. In other words, Wyoming is a well-rounded working-class state. A new state of Washington would not be," the Arkansas Republican said on the Senate floor. Advocates of DC statehood point to the fact that residents pay taxes to the federal government but don't have representation in the US Senate and only have one non-voting delegate representing them in the US House. But Cotton argued that Democrats are only pushing for DC statehood so they can "have two new Democratic senators in perpetuity" and to "rig the rule of our democracy.

" Untitled. Untitled. That reality means that there will be a fight within the Republican Party to be the "next" Trump or, since the 45th president views himself as one-of-a-kind, the heir to the Trumpian political legacy. Fox News under fire for stock market graphic. If Trump Is Down In The Polls, Why Do So Many Americans Think He’ll Win?

Welcome to FiveThirtyEight’s weekly politics chat. The transcript below has been lightly edited. sarahf (Sarah Frostenson, politics editor): FiveThirtyEight alum Harry Enten found that former Vice President Joe Biden’s average lead of 6 percentage points over President Trump is the steadiest lead in a race with an incumbent running since at least 1944. In other words, Biden has led, on average, by 6 points since the beginning of 2020, but he’s also led by 6 points since the beginning of 2019. Biden also has a decent lead in a number of swing states according to some early polls, yet many Americans don’t believe Trump will lose despite the many, many polls showing Biden ahead. Untitled. Untitled. Untitled. Untitled. Untitled. Democracy Grief Is Real. America’s Red State Death Trip.

A 2018 article in The Journal of the American Medical Association looked at changes in health and life expectancy in U.S. states between 1990 and 2016. The divergence among states is striking. Poll leaves CNN's John King speechless. God's gift to America? Sign Up for Our free email newsletters On Sunday, outgoing Secretary of Energy Rick Perry told Fox News viewers about a recent conversation he'd had with Donald Trump in which he told the president he was "the chosen one" placed by God in the White House. Welcome to the Fractured States of America - Cuomo calls out Kavanaugh for denied handshake. Untitled. - The Washington Post. Over Trump, We’re as Divided as Ever. Liberals Don’t Share or Believe Fake News As Much As Right-Wingers, Study Finds.

Roy Moore's incredible 'even though we had slavery' quote - CNNPolitics. Liberals Need to Take Their Fingers Out of Their Ears. In Trump country, a university confronts its skeptics. Poll finds Trump’s standing weakened since springtime. Berkeley author George Lakoff says, 'Don't underestimate Trump' — Berkeleyside. Eric Trump: Dems aren't even people. How a ‘shadow’ universe of charities joined with political warriors to fuel Trump’s rise. These Republicans didn't like Trump at first. They do now. Welcome to conservative Liberal, Mo. Equality of Opportunity. Text Young adults compared to their parents wages. Young adults compared to their parents wages. How Trump and the GOP will try to turn the entire country into Dixie.

The Daily 202: Trump over performed the most in counties with the highest drug, alcohol and suicide mortality rates.