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….and apartheid will always be wrong.
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Jul 16, 2018 7 tweets 3 min read
Worth re-racking this December 9, 2016 @washingtonpost article, which references the Obama administration’s internal debate over how to respond to the CIA assessment of Russian attacks on our electoral system, the DNC, DCCC and the Clinton campaign.… A clip:
Jun 27, 2018 4 tweets 1 min read
Yeah, I'm thinking a congressional candidate from Queens and the Bronx will have exactly NOTHING to do with how voters in the midwest decide to vote in November. People barely know who their own congressperson is, let alone who the candidate is in an entirely different state. Also must we literally frame EVERYTHING that happens in America in terms of how it reads with the mythic midwestern voter?
Jun 27, 2018 4 tweets 2 min read
Per our legal analyst @CevallosLaw at @MSNBC, this is a credible fear: that separated migrant kids -- especially very young ones/babies -- could wind up funneled into the adoption pipeline without their parents even knowing, based on state laws.… Part of the challenge: as was confirmed to us by the HHS spokesman this weekend the agency and ORR are cooperating with ICE to run background checks on the family members who step forward to take in these kids per their parents' designation, and many of those families are afraid.
Jun 27, 2018 5 tweets 2 min read
Again, Trump's calculation that his supporters care more about him simply BEING president, and lashing out at the kinds of people they too despise (in this case "the Europeans") than they do even about their own personal economic situations or jobs, so far appears to be accurate. I think it's also anecdotally true that voters don't really vote based on the economy, *unless the economy is tanking,* in which case they flock to the party not in power. If the economy is good, people vote based on what they value. And tribe is something people really do value.
Jun 25, 2018 23 tweets 4 min read
Just toured the facility housing 326 13-17 year old migrant kids, including 14 girls, in Tornillo, Texas. The facility was erected under government contract by a private company, BCFS, which specializes in emergency management. The facility looks like a military barracks. We saw kids, all but two boys, being shepherded to structured activities including phone time (2, 10-minute calls per week), meals, showers and soccer when it’s not too hot.
May 28, 2018 7 tweets 2 min read
"...Trump is not the man he seems. He was not a great builder, not a great dealmaker, not a billionaire, not a man of strength and decisiveness. But there is one way in which he truly is authentic: He is never able to play-act the generous feelings that he so absolutely lacks." I've talked to my share of people who know Donald Trump or have dealt with him. I can't think of a single one who ever expressed to me that they believe he is capable of feeling genuine empathy or emotion toward other people. Nearly all describe him as totally self-centered.
May 18, 2018 11 tweets 3 min read
Once upon a time, there was a half-a-trillion-dollar oil deal between ExxonMobil and one of Russia's two largest oil companies: Rosneft. It was expected to be a game changer for the Russian economy…, But then Russia invaded Ukraine and seized Crimea, prompting the Obama administration to slap sanctions on Rosneft and its uber powerful, Putin-allied CEO, Igor Sechin…
Apr 10, 2018 4 tweets 1 min read
Cannot be said enough: the NY FBI was a hotbed of Clinton hatred and Trumpism. I interviewed the great journalist Wayne Barrett before he died and he confirmed it.… Spencer Ackerman (@attackerman) has written about it too...…
Apr 1, 2018 4 tweets 2 min read
A handy reminder of what Ted Nugent told High Times Magazine in 1977 about how he got out of having to fight in Vietnam... Oh and he wrote a song called "Jail Bait" that Roy Moore might really enjoy...
Mar 27, 2018 5 tweets 1 min read
Patrick Dorismond had no drugs
Amadou Diallo had a wallet
Michael Brown was unarmed
Philando Castile had a permit
Tamir Rice had a toy
John Crawford III had a toy IN THE TOY AISLE
Alton Sterling was pinned
Freddie Gray was just riding his bike
Miriam Carey's baby was in the car Ramarley Graham was chased into his house
Sean Bell was leaving his bachelor party
Eric Garner may have had loosies
Rekia Boyd was just outside
Terence Crutcher's hands were up
Laquan McDonald was walking away
Walter Scott was running away
Mar 18, 2018 8 tweets 2 min read
Was just texting about this with a GOP strat today. Nearly every Republican I know is bewildered by what has become of their party. Not just the subservience to Trump, but essentially to Russia as well. It’s bizarre. Some definitely have made the calculation that they’re getting what they want so it doesn’t matter. And I have talked to a handful who love what Trump is doing and see nothing wrong with it (or with Russia - they literally don’t care.)
Mar 14, 2018 10 tweets 3 min read
94 percent in PA 18 ... hold onto your butts, as @SamuelLJackson would say! Here's what's in:
Mar 13, 2018 4 tweets 2 min read
It's official. The Hill Republicans wish to die on is their claim that the Russian government absolutely, definitely did NOT prefer Donald Trump as president, and the CIA, per @RepChrisStewart, is just dead wrong when they say they did.… The grand jury that recently indicted 13 Russian nationals for ... working to help elect Donald Trump using trolling and fake news ... that U.S. grand jury was wrong.…
Mar 13, 2018 4 tweets 1 min read
To reiterate: Donald Trump is naming an architect of the torture regime that stained the name and reputation of the United States to head the CIA. He named a man who secretly canoodled with Russia's top spies to be the secretary of state. Both will be confirmed by the GOP Senate. Would it even shock you if Trump, who so admires murderous autocrats like Duterte and Putin, restarted the Bush-Cheney torture scheme? Isn't it much more likely that Tillerson is out bc he finally turned on Putin than bc he was dismantling the state department as Putin wants?
Mar 7, 2018 4 tweets 1 min read
Never forget that Donald Trump RAN ON ENDING AMERICA'S MULTILATERAL TRADE RELATIONSHIPS. This shock; this hand to breast alarm by Republicans as their stock portfolios drop is utterly ridiculous. You all voted for exactly what he's giving you. No one wants to hear your whingeing. You all were clinking champagne glasses while Trump acted like a proper 1920s Republican -- slashing taxes on the rich and corporations, kneecapping the estate tax so you could become oligarchs, letting you drill and pollute our air and water. Now you hate his trade ideas?
Mar 4, 2018 7 tweets 1 min read
This #TriggerALiberalIn4Words hashtag is further proof that comedy is hard, and the facility for it has a distinct liberal bias. Actual pity is setting in for the people on that hashtag trying to be funny.
Feb 27, 2018 5 tweets 2 min read
We could soon be a nation where blue states ban assault weapons and red states encourage their proliferation everywhere (carrying a gun is legal in BARS in Georgia for example). Sane people and companies will be able to make decisions about where to live and locate accordingly. Federalism gives Americans the opportunity to create the societies we want at the state level by exercising the power of the vote to change any state legislature that won't protect us, and by voting with our tourism dollars and our feet.
Feb 24, 2018 7 tweets 4 min read
When the @NRA warns that it represents some 5 million Americans, keep in mind that the total population of the U.S. is about 323 million people, including 240 million adults. Even if all their members get mad at the companies who drop the special NRA discounts... ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ And let's be real. Even if there are 5 million @NRA members (and there's no way to even confirm that) I doubt 100% of them want to turn America into an armed encampment where warlords walk around strapped with AR-15s. Most gun owners are rational, normal people.
Feb 21, 2018 4 tweets 1 min read
A reminder: teenagers, college students and even children have put their bodies behind movements that have saved the souls of nations. Ours included.… The Civil Rights Movement was a young people's movement. Teenagers and college kids sat in; @repjohnlewis was all of 23 when he spoke at the March on Washington as a leader of SNCC (all of them college kids). SNCC's adult adviser was Ella Baker, who was just 32.
Feb 19, 2018 7 tweets 4 min read
He did. His administration expelled 35 Russians in retaliation; sanctions your incoming national security adviser Mike Flynn apparently tipped off the Russian ambassador not to worry about because a friendly regime was coming to Washington...… .@realDonaldTrump and since you raise the question, can we discuss why your party leaders, particularly @SenateMajLdr McConnell, essentially threatened the Obama administration to prevent them revealing the full extent of Russian meddlinf to the public?…
Feb 19, 2018 14 tweets 5 min read
#PresidentsDay2018 is a distressing day for millions of Americans, who face the reality that the current president refuses to protect this country against cyber-assaults by a hostile foreign power he seems to be in the sway of and which helped elect him...… ... the sobering reality that far from being offended or outraged by Russia's intrusion into our democracy on his behalf, Donald Trump welcomes it, and may even hope it happens again on behalf of him and his party...…