Towards an issues-based 2020 election (71)

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===2020 Big Picture===
Poor People’s Campaign Holds a Nationwide Virtual Rally
Somebody has been hurting our people and it has gone on too long. We won’t be silent anymore
https://www.c-span.org/video/?473188-1/poor-peoples-campaign-holds-nationwide-virtual-rally&live

Question: How do we get candidates to explain how they’re going to address the issue of poverty?

Related thread: https://twitter.com/NicholsUprising/status/1274402343904215040

  Compare / Contrast…
  The Financialization of the American Elite
  https://americanaffairsjournal.org/2019/08/the-financialization-of-the-american-elite/

Diverse donor network puts conditions on its cash
In order to receive money, Donors of Color Network is requiring that political groups increase their diversity and spend more in communities of color.
https://t.co/AWINqiE7AG

  I would not be surprised to see many foundations begin to ask their grantees about their diversity
  and inclusion strategies. As we have learned from work promoting gender equity, even asking
  for data on staff/board composition can be a powerful incentive.
  https://twitter.com/Cirincione/status/1274025858060234752

  Hundreds of companies are vowing to give workers paid time off to vote on Election Day –
  and some are going a step further, using their technology and resources to help register
  voters or direct them to polling locations. https://t.co/xtKQJEQEx1
  https://twitter.com/kylegriffin1/status/1274673424330305539

Stacey Abrams on how to have a safe and fair November election
https://t.co/6GXDPLXLOA

  Why You Can’t Just Vote on Your Phone During the Pandemic
  https://t.co/wtBex5imvO

This Voters’ Calendar will stretch our civic attention span to make high-turnout elections a task that mere mortals can perform, not a superhuman feat that tests the endurance of even the most dedicated voters.
https://t.co/R55mJwTHL7

Relates to voting by mail and corporatist attempts to privatize services…
The Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act of 2006 (PAEA)…
Context: A Republican poison pill broke the post office…
…the PAEA required the Postal Service to calculate all of its likely pension costs over the next 75 years, and then sock away enough money between 2007 and 2016 to cover most of them.
https://theweek.com/articles/767184/how-george-bush-broke-post-office

Meeting Congress’ arbitrary mandate required putting away an extra $5.6 billion per year. “It is equivalent to imposing a tax of 8 percent on the Postal Service’s revenue,” Baker said. “There are few businesses that would be able to survive if they were suddenly required to pay an 8 percent tax from which their competitors were exempted.”

“The Postal Service’s $15 billion debt is a direct result of the mandate,” the Inspector General wrote in 2015. “This requirement has deprived the Postal Service of the opportunity to invest in capital projects and research and development.”

  The Republican-controlled Senate and House passed the bill by voice votes…
  Fortenberry, Terry, Osborne, Nelson and Hagel represented NE that session
  https://www.congress.gov/bill/109th-congress/house-bill/6407/actions

  2012: Senate Passes Postal Service Reform: Sanders Provisions Strengthen Bill
  https://bit.ly/2Y3BnaP

    Johanns (R-NE) opposed the bil. Nelson (D-NE) supported it
    https://bit.ly/2YH8zEn

Note: The Republican-controlled House ignored the bill. A few likely motives: A whole lot of prime postal property has been sold off as a direct consequence of their poison pill. And, of course, privatization. If USPS goes away, costs will increase (as companies seek more profit ) especially for the remote locations where the USPS delivers. In fact… the for profit folks often rely on USPS to deliver their packages to those remote locations.

I remember a postal worker asking Fortenberry to address the problem during a town hall and later – others complaining about the loss of Lincoln’s central processing service. He never acknowledged his participation in the House vote that created the problems as he hypocritically listened sympathetically to his constituents.

  The U.S. Postal Service Is More Vital Than Ever
  But why does (the president) have it in for the USPS?
  https://prospect.org/coronavirus/postal-service-is-more-vital-than-ever/

  The Postal Service Is Steadily Getting Worse – Can It Handle a National Mail-In Election?
  https://bit.ly/3d3nn5q

The American Revolution of 1800: How Jefferson Rescued Democracy from Tyranny and Faction – And What This Means Today
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/21822766-the-american-revolution-of-1800

  Hartmann’s interview with the author…
  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iDcGECdbU8A&list=PL5gNz_FycX96lliYijwBA4wquhUHbQJwH&index=95&t=0s

  Hartmann and the author followed that interview with chapter discussions
  See links at the bottom of the playlist…
  https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL5gNz_FycX96lliYijwBA4wquhUHbQJwH

There was always an excuse for not struggling hard enough against racism.
In 1943, VP Henry Wallace told Democrats to stop making excuses.
The fight he began rages to this day.

  In 1943, as racial tensions erupted in Detroit, 17 African Americans died at the hands of police
  violence. VP Henry Wallace flew to Detroit to decry racism and declared, “we cannot fight to
  crush Nazi brutality abroad and condone race riots at home.”
  https://twitter.com/NicholsUprising/status/1273228143055306760

  Decrying police violence in Chicago, Senator Abraham Ribicoff told the 1968 Dem Convention:
 “With George McGovern as President… we wouldn’t have to have Gestapo tactics in the streets
  of Chicago!” My new book argues Ribicoff and McGovern were right.
  https://twitter.com/NicholsUprising/status/1273588445122891777

  The danger for Democrats in 2020 is that they will propose an agenda that is insufficient to meet
  the challenge of the moment and the opportunity of the future. This is the time to go all in for
  economic and racial justice, for the planet and for peace.
  https://twitter.com/NicholsUprising/status/1273932051662733313

Juneteenth: A Celebration of Black Liberation & Day to Remember “Horrific System That Was Slavery”
https://www.democracynow.org/2020/6/19/juneteenth_history

We live in a country where civilian control over the military is enshrined in our Constitution.
It follows that cities such as Madison should recognize the importance of clearly defining, and maintaining, civilian control of the police. https://t.co/iBDVIseHlH

  2018: How Policing in the U.S. and Security in Israel Are Connected
  Along with their relationships around money and weapons,
 Israel and the U.S. share a history of deploying over-militarized policing practices. …
  https://www.teenvogue.com/story/how-policing-in-the-us-and-security-in-israel-are-connected

Related: https://act.jewishvoiceforpeace.org/yNyCTwODMECDKJgnfi4ieQ2

You ever find one of those writers who you are always like, “da-n they nailed it”? Like…every single thing you read from them, you are just blown away? For me, that’s @KeeangaYamahtta.  Read this. Right now. https://t.co/V0o0s6JTMy

Related?: https://twitter.com/janeosanders/status/1272553031142461441
        https://twitter.com/ryangrim/status/1273243440202088455
        https://twitter.com/ninaturner/status/1272676170157510656

  A Lesson About Polls
  https://t.co/sR9azf8sC7

What Exactly Does It Mean to Defund the Police?
https://www.thecut.com/2020/06/what-does-defund-the-police-mean-the-phrase-explained.html

What happened when a city disbanded its police force
– Camden, New Jersey, created a brand new police force to forge better ties with its residents.
– Their aim was for the police to be guardians, not warriors of their community.
– The city used to have one of the highest crime rates in the United States
  but now, eight years later, it is seeing its lowest crime rate in 50 years.
https://bbc.in/37G0Z0K

Powerful video from @350 colleague Dominique Thomas on how to be of use right now
https://t.co/qbpg7OHYo6

===2020 Issues===
Comparing the Republican Party’s Response to Coronavirus alongside Climate Change:
Remember The Past, Think About The Present and Consider The Future
https://t.co/p6iVmpSugo

How Public Opinion Changes for the Better
https://t.co/3mIkh6FwdN

  Politics & Global Warming, April 2020
  https://climatecommunication.yale.edu/publications/politics-global-warming-april-2020/

Restoring Science, Protecting the Public: 43 Steps for the Next Presidential Term
https://bit.ly/2YIzkbn

The great Janelle Jones and I have been arguing that the Federal Reserve should target the Black unemployment rate. But how would they go about that??? Here’s how! (and why…) https://t.co/vhSE9EzAFj

CBPP States Continue to Face Large Shortfalls Due to COVID-19 Effects
https://bit.ly/2YGd3Lx

  CBPP Fact Sheet: States Grappling With Hit to Tax Collections
  https://www.cbpp.org/research/state-budget-and-tax/states-grappling-with-hit-to-tax-collections

CBPP: 3 Reasons Why States Should Tap Rainy Day Funds Now
https://www.cbpp.org/blog/3-reasons-why-states-should-tap-rainy-day-funds-now

CBPP: Aggressive State Outreach Can Help Reach
 the 12 Million Non-Filers Eligible for Stimulus Payments
https://bit.ly/2AH6nF3

Time to ‘Reinvest in People’ and ‘Cut Weapons of War’: Barbara lee
“Redundant nuclear weapons, off-books spending accounts,
and endless wars in the Middle East don’t keep us safe.”
https://t.co/NAjbwMvVaU

Related: https://twitter.com/repmarkpocan/status/1274032084399644672

  Dismantle the war economy
  To create real security, we must slash the Pentagon budget
  and invest in meeting everyone’s basic human needs.
  https://www.opendemocracy.net/en/oureconomy/dismantle-war-economy/
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 (Republican) Senate Authorizers Tone Deaf On Defense
  The Senate Armed Services Committee’s markup of the National Defense Authorization Act
 (NDAA) is out of step with current security needs, spending money on endless wars and
  unnecessary weapons that would better be spent on other urgent priorities.
  https://t.co/Yz6hVXLqwg

CBPP: Medicaid Expansion’s Coverage Gains Won’t Hurt State Budgets, Even in Recession
https://bit.ly/3dcyVDd

Remember how politicians said we couldn’t possibly afford $20-$36 trillion over a decade to pay for Medicare for All? They just spent $20-$36 trillion on corporate bailouts in the same time period, while cutting taxes. https://t.co/UuR7kvsQsN

Related: https://twitter.com/StephanieKelton/status/1272961786115952645
        https://twitter.com/davidsirota/status/1272998721957974016

Note: In the spirit of GHW Bush… It’s the corporatists, stupid.

  Sign Now: We need Medicare for All
  https://actionnetwork.org/petitions/sign-now-we-need-medicare-for-all/

Most docs seem to hate prior authorization. Why is it not a solved problem, like anywhere close?

  Insurers have a massive army of lobbyists on the hill and infinite lobbying dollars
  They will block anything that gets in the way of increasing their profits –
  just ask former insurer exec @wendellpotter
  https://twitter.com/drdanchoi/status/1270911737387200512

  Now Medicare is getting into prior authorization with advantage** plans
  https://twitter.com/DoctorPalikh/status/1271024174413287424

Note**: Medicare advantage plans are Medicare-subsidized, privatized Medicare. Their ads never stopped after the 2019 Medicare sign up window closed in December.

Climate Change Tied to Pregnancy Risks, Affecting Black Mothers Most
https://t.co/KJx0xNLsLL

Shocking Analysis Finds 1 Out of 2 People Globally Live in Worsening Air Pollution
https://bit.ly/2V169PH

The Pollinators: This Film Only Matters if You Eat Food

The Pollinators: This Film Only Matters if You Eat Food

2007: Engineers See Dangers in Aging Infrastructure

  AAG SB: Dams across US need $20B in repairs, expert says
  Thousands fled for their lives when two Michigan dams collapsed. More disasters are coming,
  experts say. Aging dams around the country weren’t built for today’s weather. Without a major
  investment in repairs, thousands of people’s homes – and lives – could be in danger.
  https://nbcnews.to/3dkCV4K

For ‘Police Accountability With Teeth,’ Citizens Demand Elected and Empowered Oversight Boards
Activists from Seattle to New York argue that elected boards and special prosecutors
 are vital to addressing police violence.
https://www.thenation.com/article/activism/police-accountability-oversight-board/

LAT Editorial: Trump is trashing arms control treaties and making the world more dangerous
https://t.co/f0ceVowUXw

Why Donald Trump’s Foreign Policy Moves Are Completely Confusing. Understanding Donald Trump’s policies require setting aside the stated ends and identifying the actual objectives.
https://t.co/6ku9N95EWI

Related: https://twitter.com/Cirincione/status/1272710215193038849
        https://on.msnbc.com/2CdbZHb

(The president) is playing a reckless game with the global nuclear arsenal
Who benefits from the US withdrawal from arms control commitments? Not Americans.
https://t.co/FyB9yY69tX

Related: https://t.co/wUjlI2FUs1

The Trump administration has reportedly discussed conducting an explosive nuclear test for political purposes with the goal of forcing China to the arms control negotiating table. Here’s why restarting explosive nuclear testing is dangerous and unnecessary (video)

===2020 Watch List===
GA’s Flawed New Computer Scanners Failed to Tally Unknown Thousands of Votes in Primary: ‘BradCast’ 6/15/2020. Guest: Jeanne DuFort, who discovered state’s massive counting error
https://bradblog.com/?p=13452

Related: https://twitter.com/jennycohn1/status/1273282061923577857

L.A. County to Use Same New Unverifiable Touchscreens, E-Pollbooks in Nov. That Failed Disastrously on Super Tuesday
https://bradblog.com/?p=13458

Beltway Dems Are Trying To Prevent A Progressive Senate: CO

Health care and race…
Selected tweets from a Wendell Potter thread that begins (see graphics)…
After the #GeorgeFloyd killing, health insurance companies are putting out vague, carefully-worded statements touting their “support” for racial equity. As a former insurance exec, here’s the truth about their “commitment” to the issue, that they don’t want you to know… (1/9)

  This front group (PAHCF) calls Medicare for All (and the Biden public option) “one-size-fits-all
  health care,” (which is) a dog-whistle to privileged white people that a health care system
  in which everybody would have the same benefits, can’t be good enough for them. (7/9)
  https://t.co/3pcRkWWJU6
  https://twitter.com/wendellpotter/status/1270057495944282112

  Here’s maybe the most revealing fact about how health insurance corporations really see the
  current climate in America: They’re reaping massive profits this year. In the middle of a pandemic
  that’s devastating communities of color. (8/9) https://t.co/US7VaD6rHH
  https://twitter.com/wendellpotter/status/1270057497085177856

Chairs the House Ways and Means Committee…
.@RepRichardNeal benefited from a $69,487 digital ad buy from the Am Hospital Assn PAC in    January, while he was killing a bill to lower health care costs that the Am Hospital Assn opposed.

Related: https://twitter.com/CharliePatrick/status/1274392359766241282
        https://bit.ly/3ebG0p1
        https://twitter.com/jeffhauser/status/1274170490626637825

Who says America’s health care system isn’t working? It’s working just fine for Samuel Hazen, the CEO at HCA Healthcare Inc. The Nashville Business Journal has just named him that region’s top-paid chief exec, at $26.8 million last year. https://t.co/56bHRxMmot


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See example…
A new report finds that a Russian disinformation campaign has, for 6 years, been flooding the internet with false stories in seven languages and across 300 social media platforms.
The campaign also shared fake tweets from U.S. elected officials. https://t.co/ppS8zsnIQS

Facebook has executed a takedown of social media accounts connected to two organizations the company considers to be hate groups and had banned across their platforms: Proud Boys and American Guard. https://t.co/aZBX2gSiv7

Facebook takes down Trump ads featuring symbol used by Nazis to mark political prisoners
https://bit.ly/2AQkGa3

  WaPo: In its online salvo against antifa and “far-left mobs,” (the president’s) reelection campaign
  is displaying a marking once used by the Nazis to designate political prisoners in concentration
  camps. https://t.co/lewb43D3Bj
  https://twitter.com/kylegriffin1/status/1273661773556531200

Facebook has already agreed to put a Republican Party political operative in charge of its editorial policies in order to secure more favorable regulatory treatment and Trump keeps making it clear that his second term agenda is to do the same at CNN/NBC/WaPost.

===2020 Watch List-Bias===
Baker responds to the drug lobby

Donald Trump’s Increasingly Elaborate Bid to Create His Own America
https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2020/06/trump-wants-his-own-america.html

===2020 Presidential Candidates===
Elizabeth Warren… Feb 9th (Suspended her campaign)
Context: In the last month, the DSCC’s handpicked candidate @Hickenlooper defied a subpoena, was found guilty of violating ethics laws, was ensnared in a separate pay-to-play scandal & now this scandal.

  Meanwhile…
  While I will support whichever candidate wins the primary, given the importance of
  flipping the senate, I’m voting for Andrew Romanoff in the primary. We need a clean
  energy/climate champion, and Andrew is just far stronger on these issues.
  https://t.co/KQHHTuieTh
  https://twitter.com/WillToor/status/1272315221638393856

  …The largest private sector union in Colorado just endorsed @Romanoff2020
  for Senate, because they know he will fight for workers. Romanoff is building a
  winning coalition to beat Hickenlooper in June and Gardner in November.
  #RomanoffBeatsGardner 
  https://twitter.com/SunriseMvmtCO/status/1272961061084258304

  DC insiders are spending >$1 million to prop up their hand-picked candidate
  as @Romanoff2020 gains momentum. If you want a Senator from Colorado
  who will fight for a Green New Deal, Medicare 4 All, and for Black lives,
  join our phonebank at 6:00MT https://t.co/tJCBhXJeIw
  https://twitter.com/SunriseMvmtCO/status/1273380257538564096
  —
  So why did Warren just endorse Hickenlooper?
  https://twitter.com/davidsirota/status/1274380769524199427
  https://twitter.com/davidsirota/status/1274381578249007104
  https://twitter.com/davidsirota/status/1274443465804267520
  https://twitter.com/davidsirota/status/1274450226753843200
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Joe Biden… April 25th
Make her Treasury Secretary, too…
More than 100 liberal activists, leaders and celebrities signed a letter urging Joe Biden to select Sen. Elizabeth Warren as his running mate. https://t.co/MwCbAftQb0

 ‘The most acceptable white candidate’: Black support lifts Warren’s VP prospects
  https://www.miamiherald.com/news/politics-government/election/article243566952.html

Fwiw… I suspect this Black progressive isn’t on Biden’s list…

@BlackRock is the world’s top funder of the climate crisis.
@JoeBiden should say *no* to BlackRock #BLKBigProblem https://t.co/d1iiJ3N79z

A (then Mayor) Rahm Emanuel flashback…
‘Chicago Police Adopt Israeli Tactics’ – Dec. 11, 2015
https://bit.ly/30LIuXa
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Donald Trump…
Months before election, (the president) finds himself at odds with most Americans’ views
https://reut.rs/3dhlySp

Opinion: The whole world is watching America’s failure
https://t.co/YPxl0LDCjF

McConnell (R-KY) oversaw the intallation of 2 illegitimate, “conservative” Supreme Court justices
and the president still isn’t happy…

Trump administration takes Keystone XL pipeline dispute to U.S. Supreme Court
https://bit.ly/2YG0YG2

Earlier this year, a Montana judge suspended the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ permit program when environmental groups seeking to block construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline argued the permit process allows companies to skirt responsibility for damage done to water bodies.

On February 7, the WHO warned about the limited stock of PPE. That same day, the Trump administration announced it was sending 18 tons of masks, gowns and respirators to China. – True
https://bit.ly/2UVn0n9

  Trump ‘pleaded’ with China’s president to buy US agricultural products
  to help him win the 2020 election, according to John Bolton’s new book
  https://t.co/Wl2wd3groW
  https://twitter.com/businessinsider/status/1273328188878393346

  Yet the president had the chutzpah to accuse his opponent of being too close to China
  https://bit.ly/3ddvDj4

Related: https://www.juancole.com/2020/06/trumps-beijing-reelection.html

Federal judge denies Trump administration’s attempt to block release of Bolton’s book
https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/20/politics/judge-john-bolton-book/index.html

Related: https://twitter.com/DeanBaker13/status/1274480020497416192

Dept of Labor Throws 401k Investors To The Wolves
https://t.co/D6IzAlNl69

 (The president) just quietly gave private equity a huge gift that could transfer hundreds of billions
  of dollars from workers to Wall Street billionaires. The move followed a $3 *million* super PAC
  donation from the private equity mogul (Steve Schwarzman) pushing for the change.
  https://t.co/7SPUHGtl6n
  https://twitter.com/davidsirota/status/1272559121833709568

    This is looting — pass it on
    https://twitter.com/davidsirota/status/1272564951689777155

Related: https://twitter.com/davidsirota/status/1272568281182789635

  Brown, Sanders, Whitehouse, Markey, Warren, Baldwin & Merkley signed the letter (No Rs)
  Brown, Colleagues Demand Answers
  on Misguided Labor Dept Decision Supporting Private Equity
  https://t.co/2qwzvO93ye

  …Biden says he opposes the Trump Labor Dept’s move to let private equity billionaires raid
  workers’ 401k savings. If Biden wins, this is something he’d have the unilateral power to rescind.
  https://t.co/hQtC1ljy4B
  https://twitter.com/davidsirota/status/1273623518891012102

Related: https://twitter.com/ceprdc/status/1273982637598740483

US Slumps to 10th Spot in World Competitiveness Rankings
The US tumbled further in a ranking of most competitive world economies, dragged down by the weight of President Donald Trump’s trade wars.
https://t.co/7W4aEvvVyn

President Trump touts a 2017 tax break for “opportunity zones” as a boon for black Americans and small businesses in poor communities. In reality, the tax incentive has mostly helped wealthy investors and real estate developers, a new study has found. https://t.co/P0MUVxnagW

The Off-Label Prescriber-in-Chief

The Off-Label Prescriber-in-Chief

Trump administration eases restrictions on killing bear cubs and wolf pups in their dens in Alaska
https://t.co/3h4bX4p0Nw

An investigation conducted on behalf of the NOAA found that agency leadership violated its scientific integrity policy through actions that led to the release of a statement that backed Trump’s false claim about Hurricane Dorian’s path. https://t.co/NnvIHgVMCk

Related: https://blog.ucsusa.org/andrew-rosenberg/sharpiegate-investigation

The “Deciding Official” in NOAA, who received the report for action concurred. But neither the panel nor the Deciding Official decided to take any real corrective action.

With New Manipulation of Benefit-Cost Analysis,
 the Trump EPA Attempts to Hide Bodies in the Fine Print
https://bit.ly/2ChZIl0

All the Lies (the president) told the West Point Graduates about American Militarism
https://www.juancole.com/2020/06/graduates-american-militarism.html

See referenced comment by the president…
For the umtpeenth time, Germany does not owe NATO any money. There’s a guideline on percent of GDP a country is expected to spend on the military they are supposed to meet by (checks notes) 2024.

Hmm…


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Tulsa World Editorial Board: This is the wrong time and Tulsa is the wrong place for the Trump rally.
“We don’t know why he chose Tulsa, but we can’t see any way that his visit will be good for the city.” https://t.co/K8YVtNBSLi

  Vice President Mike Pence blatantly lied to reporters about the trajectory of
 COVID-19 cases in Oklahoma, where President Trump is scheduled to hold
  a large campaign rally on Saturday https://t.co/iPKd0NLVRC
  https://twitter.com/thedailybeast/status/1272636277960122371

Question: Doesn’t that expose Pence to lawsuits despite the campaign’s disclaimer?

Related: https://twitter.com/hilde45/status/1274681706709049345

  Fox News’ Chris Wallace: “Mercedes, please don’t filibuster. We’re showing pictures here
  and it shows big, empty areas. Frankly, it makes you guys look silly when you deny the
  reality of what happened.” (video)
  https://twitter.com/kylegriffin1/status/1274737753956036608

Trump supporters in Michigan have been burning their absentee ballot applications.
https://t.co/FrENpjTPps

The Trump campaign demanded that CNN retract and apologize for a poll showing Biden up 14 points. Could the campaign do the same to Fox News for a poll showing Biden up 12 points?

Twitter labels video Trump tweeted as ‘manipulated media’
https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/18/business/trump-video-twitter-manipulated-media/index.html
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The Air Force inspector general is investigating whether the military improperly used a little-known reconnaissance plane to monitor protests in Washington and Minneapolis this month. https://t.co/v9JCO16y96

  The FBI Used An Advanced Spy Jet To Conduct Surveillance Of #BlackLivesMatter Protests
  The aircraft is normally used to provide surveillance for big federal drug and gang busts –
  but flew over the  protests in DC earlier this month https://t.co/snA3MBTDRH
  https://twitter.com/JasonLeopold/status/1274353667936620546

  US Watched George Floyd Protests in 15 Cities Using Aerial Surveillance
  From Minneapolis to Buffalo, Homeland Security officials dispatched drones, helicopters
  and airplanes to monitor Black Lives Matter protests.
  https://t.co/oJfmA1QVck

Law and General Disorder: ‘BradCast’ 6/8/2020
Guest: Longtime journalist, novelist Lucian K. Truscott IV on the uprising against Trump by his military leaders
https://bradblog.com/?p=13443

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen Mark Milley’s apology…
Trump’s Use of the Military Does Not Create the “Appearance” of Abuse. It Is Abuse.
And the message that West Point cadets simply ignore their commander in chief is illogical.
https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2020/06/trump-military-relationship-west-point.html

The House Oversight Committee is demanding that the Justice Dept. and DHS investigate “reports of white supremacists interfering in peaceful protests, following the Administration’s persistent efforts to blame ‘Antifa.'” https://t.co/mRMMhBTv3x

New: (The president) threatens protesters ahead of Tulsa rally
https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/trump-threatens-protesters-ahead-tulsa-rally/story?id=71343447

  Compare / Contrast…
  Did Donald Trump Encourage Violence at His Rallies?
  A viral cartoon accurately presented several quotations by the then-presidential candidate,
  delivered on the campaign trail in 2015 and 2016.
  https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/donald-trump-incitement-violence/

(The president) just quietly gave private equity a huge gift that could transfer hundreds of billions of dollars from workers to Wall Street billionaires. The move followed a $3 *million* super PAC donation from the private equity mogul (Steve Schwarzman) pushing for the change. https://t.co/7SPUHGtl6n

This is looting — pass it on: https://bit.ly/3dlAW00
Brown, Colleagues Demand Answers on Misguided Labor Dept Decision Supporting Private Equity: https://t.co/2qwzvO93ye
Biden says he opposes the Trump Labor Dept’s move… [W]ould have the unilateral power to rescind. https://bit.ly/3hQC1k7
Investors are wary about private equity’s new access to 401(k)s: https://t.co/xMl7W2j8pW

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