Reading Time: 4 minutes Trump’s difficulty with push-back is often concealed when he answers questions beside a loud helicopter or in the friendly confines of Sean Hannity’s show. But the Swan interview, which came out just two weeks after Trump’s similarly disastrous performance on Chris Wallace’s show, highlighted the degree to which Trump is unable to defend his record in the face of even mildly challenging questions.
Reading Time: 4 minutes Portland may be a dumbshow for dummies, but it also looks like a dress rehearsal. This is not an “authoritarian impulse.” This is authoritarian government—straight, no chaser. And this administration has a powerful thirst for it. It will do anything if it thinks it can get away with it in order to benefit a president* who wants to bring the Republic down on his head.
Reading Time: 3 minutes This is sketchy stuff. And it’s not a good look for a country that’s supposed to be an open society. And it’s particularly distressing that the President is openly threatening cities based on the political affiliations of their leaders.
Reading Time: 16 minutes On one end of the spectrum stand abolitionists, who want to “delegitimize the police.” These activists demand an entirely new public safety system based on social and economic equity, bolstered by a network of nonviolent emergency responders.
Reading Time: 5 minutes In Florida, other union leaders said they have been inundated with calls from scared members, some of whom are considering leaving their job in an effort to prioritize their health. In national polls, about 20% of teachers have said they may not return to their school if it opens in the fall. Galloway’s district did not immediately respond to a request for comment about whether there will be any special accommodations offered to aging or vulnerable teachers.
Reading Time: 15 minutes As the coronavirus pandemic drags on, many of us are feeling desperate to see friends and family in person, keep kids busy, and get the heck out of town. And with the July Fourth weekend before us, it’s extremely tempting to shed our crusty quarantine skins of spring and seize a glorious, social summer.
Reading Time: 5 minutes He’s not a #Resistance superstar like Rick Wilson and George Conway, but Tea Party veteran Ben Howe is a creative force behind the anti-Trump Super PAC pissing off the president and, ideally, convincing disillusioned Republicans to vote Biden.
Reading Time: 14 minutes Atlanta, often referred to as the country’s “Black Mecca,” owing to its strong Black upper and middle class and its numerous Black-owned businesses, is not immune to police violence.
Reading Time: 7 minutes “UNFORTUNATELY, SO MANY TIMES PEOPLE OF COLOR HEAR THE TERM ‘PEOPLE OF COLOR’ FROM OTHER WHITE PEOPLE THAT THEY THINK WHITE PEOPLE CREATED IT, INSTEAD OF UNDERSTANDING THAT WE SELF-MADE OURSELVES”