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There was never, ever going to be a bipartisan investigation into the Jan. 6 attacks

May 23, 2021
Max Boot, writing for The Washington Post, thinks this was all to be expected. In fact, it may well be a blessing in disguise. As Boot points out, the bipartisan commission, as agreed to by Reps. Bennie Thompson, a Democrat, and Republican John Katko, would have permitted Republicans to hamstring its effectiveness by requiring a majority vote of

Africa: Trips Waiver – There’s More to the Story Than Vaccine Patents

May 9, 2021
The US has announced its limited support for the “TRIPS waiver”, a proposal to suspend intellectual property protections for products and technologies needed for the fight against COVID-19, including vaccines, for the duration of the pandemic. This would involve a temporary suspension of certain rules set out in the TRIPS Agreement, the intellectual property treaty

Midtown hospital looks to ID patient who’s been there for 5 months

April 23, 2021
The man, who is believed to be in his late 50s or early 60s, arrived at the emergency department Nov. 20 after Atlanta police found him wandering around the downtown area, Emory spokeswoman Janet Christenbury said. Hospital staff and law enforcement haven’t been able to identify the patient, who can’t provide information about who he

Been There, Done That (Not!) – BillMoyers.com

February 1, 2021
Vice President Richard M. Nixon listens as Senator John F. Kennedy talks during their televised presidential race debate. October 1960. (AP Photo)This post first appeared on TomDispatch Joe Biden’s got a problem — and so do I. And so, in fact, do we. At 76 years old, you’d think I’d experienced it all when it

Stacey Abrams Says There’s More Work To Be Done After She Helped Turn Georgia Blue | National

January 21, 2021
While Georgia’s Senatorial run-off races earlier this month were historic, it is unlikely that the state would have turned blue without the work of former Gubernatorial candidate-turned voting rights activist Stacey Abrams. Abrams’ Fair Fight organization and ground organizing effort helped register millions of people to vote in the southern state and elect Democrats Raphael

Jon Ossoff lost the first big race of the Trump era and won the last. There’s a lesson here

January 9, 2021
Daily Kos was an early backer of Ossoff’s 2017 run for Georgia’s 6th Congressional District, raising $400,000 for his campaign in a week. “We didn’t know how our community and how progressives in general were feeling,” Daily Kos Political Director David Nir recently told The New York Times. “Did the grass roots want to get

There are many ways to rebalance the GOP-packed courts that go beyond expansion

November 1, 2020
Judges are supposed to rule fairly and impartially on the laws before them. Before I get into Amy Coney Barrett, let’s review the batch of judges you don’t hear about. Trump and McConnell used over 200 of them to flood our judiciary; let’s see if they seem likely to rule fairly or impartially. Trump-appointed District Judge

Sean “Diddy” Combs Thinks There Will be a Race War if Trump Wins

October 17, 2020
Donald Trump has long been desperate for celebrity endorsements. The only that ever seemed to come, though, were from people like Ted Nugent, Tim Allen and Kid Rock. The majority of musicians, actors and artists support Democratic candidates. Rap mogul Sean Combs recently came out to endorse Joe Biden. Diddy, however, took it one step

Fauci says it’s ‘unlikely’ there will be a coronavirus vaccine before the US election, despite the CDC asking states to be prepared by November

September 9, 2020
Dr. Anthony Fauci preparing for a hearing on Capitol Hill on March 11. ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP via Getty ImagesDr. Anthony Fauci, the top US infectious-disease expert, has said a coronavirus vaccine for the US probably won’t be ready before the November presidential election.Those remarks contrasted with President Donald Trump’s strong suggestions that a vaccine might be

Overlooked No More: Before Kamala Harris, There Was Charlotta Bass

September 5, 2020
In today’s terms, many of Bass’s beliefs — civil rights, organized labor, redirecting military budgets to social needs, universal health care — might have been labeled Democratic socialism, said Anne Rapp, a historian who wrote her doctoral dissertation on Bass.But in that era, they were radical — and Bass became the subject of government surveillance
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