Sunday, May 24, 2020

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Florida family grieves as Trump spreads debunked conspiracy theory to attack MSNBC host

A woman raises her middle finger at Trump's motorcade as it passes through Sterling, Virginia, on its way to the Trump National Golf Course.

Trump Should Be Removed from Office It’s time to say what we said 20 years ago when a president’s character was revealed for what it was.

Reopening too soon: Lessons from the deadly second wave of the 1918 flu pandemic

“Because they are unwilling to abandon Trump, they have chosen to embrace his vile abnormality and wear it as a badge of honor, turning it into a rallying cry to attack anyone who is bothered by the behavior.”

Chris Wallace on McEnany demeaning reporters as anti-religion heathens & lecturing them about what Qs to ask: "I never saw a White House press secretary act like that ... if Kayleigh McEnany had told Sam Donaldson & me what questions we should ask, that would not have gone well."

"The guy has got more energy than anyone I've ever seen. He works 16-18 hours a day. I don't see any change in his strong performance" -- National Security Adviser Robert O'Brien slathers Pyongyang-style praise on Trump

“On Sunday morning, Mr Pompeo said while he was not aware of the detail of Victoria's agreement, it could impact his nation's Five Eyes intelligence-sharing partnership with Australia.”

Lindsey Must Go

“Russia’s goal was never merely to elect Donald Trump. It was to bring down American democracy.” This is a must read article for anyone who cares about foreign interference in our democracy.


Wait @TheRickWilson is using dairy puns! What if he’s really me? Poor Devin

While a single mom in the US gets $1,200 in Covid relief, the GOP plan provides that a millionaire real estate developer gets an average of $1.6 million -- and Trump and Kushner will probably be beneficiaries. My column on more socialism for the rich.

Here you go @JoeBiden the 30 second ads write themselves. It took me 10 minutes to make this. Trump golfs while Americans die. Let me know what you guys think.

A flock of conspiracy theorists are going to descend on this woman’s family — like they did Seth Rich’s and the Sandy Hook families — and force them to relive her death, and it’ll be because the president told them to do it.

As Americans die, Trump spends his time golfing, attacking Joe Scarborough and fighting with Jeff Sessions for recusing himself. What a tragedy for the country to be held hostage by a malignancy like this.

When you understand the big right-wing donors who have pulled a massive scam on the American people, stacking the courts with phonies who will reliably rule for them, this all gets a little clearer. Stand by

NEW: Now that Trump reportedly is toying with the idea of resuming nuclear testing, the Kremlin intends to take full advantage

Jaw-drop. The @WhiteHouse plans to move the entire #COVID19 #pandemic response into the @StateDept , putting #DeborahBirx in charge, and creating a pseudo-#WHO alternative. It's to be dubbed the President's Response to Outbreaks, or PRO.

Leading New Zealand from isolation, Jacinda Ardern coaxed her “team of 5 million” into accepting extreme restrictions. The lessons of her success go beyond personality or charm.

The Class of 2020 is full of the leaders we need to bend the arc of history toward a better future—and our HBCU grads have the talent, skills, and vision to lead that change. I couldn't be prouder of all of you

Trump blamed Kushner for Oval debacle. Kushner helped draft speech and wouldn’t share copy with DHS, HHS, CDC or any other agency that had to execute order. Administration spent hours issuing tweets and statements to fix Trump errors.

Donald Trump has failed to live up to our trust and treaty obligations to Native Americans. It’s unacceptable. I’ll make meaningful investments in Indian Country — including increasing funding for Indian Health Services and making that funding mandatory.

The culmination of Trumpism in small-town America: people risking their lives while gleefully defying the advice of public health experts in order to harass and intimidate a local journalist who is trying to protect them from a deadly virus while telling their story.

This statement is felony coercion under color of authority. It a criminal offense and an impeachable offense that can and must subject Donald Trump to removal. America: stand up for yourself or prepare for this fatass to sit on you.

Conspiratorial videos and websites about COVID-19 are going viral. Here’s how one of the authors of “The Conspiracy Theory Handbook” says you can fight back. One big takeaway: Focus your efforts on people who can hear evidence and think rationally.

Superb piece, and if one thinks about how an emerging new type of cold war might differ from the last one, it’s this middle power segment, which complicates the bilateral competition.

Former chief Constable of Durham Police: “Just when we should have a government & people in the government leading by example we’ve actually got them somehow operating in a bubble of selfish privilege & denial. It frankly beggars belief”

This man thought his pet donkey would not remember him after he had been under quarantine, but the beloved animal gave him an unexpectedly emotional reunion

How about this? If you wear a mask, there will be less transmission of the virus, and fewer deaths as the economy reopens. Then the GOP can blame the Dems for being too cautious or whatever, and claim victory. From even a purely political standpoint, it’s a win. So why not do it?

At the Berlin Wall. Stay Strong Hong Kong. People Power!

China’s full-scale assault on democracy in Hong Kong demands a U.S. response — but a careful one

Israel's Netanyahu goes on trial for corruption

Hong Kong police fire volleys of tear gas at protesters

How the Restaurant Industry Viciously Exploits Its Workers, From Wage Theft to Sexual Abuse

The U.S. may lose about 90,000 Americans to Covid-19 because we did not manage the virus as well as South Korea did. The first wave is estimated to take 93,000 US lives; it took 174 South Koreans (equivalent to 1,100 on a US population). My new column:

Just hire a dominatrix if you want to be humiliated like this

Dear @realDonaldTrump: Over 96,000 Americans have died from #Covid19 in three months. Can you please focus?

JUST IN: Hydroxychloroquine has been renamed Imbecillin.

Elections have consequences.

He's telling you who he wants Biden's VP pick to be.

The president calls Columbia University a “liberal, disgraceful institution” because some of its scholars came to a conclusion he doesn’t like.

This year’s hurricane season is expected to be busier than normal, with forecasters warning of the possibility that the coming months could be “extremely active” for tropical storms and hurricanes.

Fauci and his prudence have been noticeably absent from Trump’s roster of on-air representatives

Here you go. It's glorious.

Senior Chinese diplomat says new legislation on Hong Kong to have no impact on freedoms, rights


Millions of cicadas are about to emerge after 17-year slumber

Georgia’s president warns crisis could trigger Russian aggression

All the Covid-19 symptoms you didn’t know about

Be aware of misinformation campaigns about the coronavirus. "Nearly half of the Twitter accounts spreading messages on the social media platform about the coronavirus pandemic are likely bots," Carnegie Mellon University researchers estimate

Opinion: Fox News has never been so right

Federal judge Sullivan hires high-powered D.C. attorney to defend his actions in Flynn case

We Can’t Afford to Lose the Postal Service

Federal scientists finally publish remdesivir data

Every time I see a photo like this I add 3 more months to my quarantine

Nearly 100,000 lives have been lost, and tens of millions are out of work. Meanwhile, the president spent his day golfing.

I’m done. The Untied States will record its 100,000th COVID death this weekend. But Sacramento is having a large re-open rally. And they’re calling it “Liberty Fest.”

No covid concerns at the lake of the ozarks

Welp, hope no one had plans to leave their house in the Fall...

Peak Fossil Fuels Is Next Big Test for Russia’s Battered Economy