A summer of protest, unemployment and presidential politics – welcome to 1932 : The Conversation


Marches demonstrations, civic unrest, attacks by law enforcement and the military on protesting civilians: The parallels between the summer of 1932 and what is happening currently are striking.

Source: A summer of protest, unemployment and presidential politics – welcome to 1932 : The Conversation

 

Why some Americans seem more ‘American’ than others : The Conversation


The US and other countries have a legal definition of citizenship, yet human psychology and identity politics result in ingrained biases over who truly belongs.

Source: Why some Americans seem more ‘American’ than others : The Conversation

UK’s lack of social care is hitting disabled people in Covid-19 lockdown | Vox Political


The United Kingdom is the fifth- or sixth-richest nation in the world; we should be able to afford to handle Covid-19 while still giving the best-quality care to those who need it. But we don’…

Source: UK’s lack of social care is hitting disabled people in Covid-19 lockdown | Vox Political

Trump has ‘gone awol’ as president amid coronavirus pandemic, says ex-CIA director | US news | The Guardian


Leon Panetta becomes latest prominent public figure to accuse Trump of effectively surrendering to the virus and abandoning Americans to their fate

Source: Trump has ‘gone awol’ as president amid coronavirus pandemic, says ex-CIA director | US news | The Guardian

Russia paid the Taliban BOUNTIES for killing American troops in Afghanistan | Daily Mail Online


U.S. intelligence has concluded that a Russian unit paid bounties to Taliban elements for killings of U.S. troops, according to a bombshell news report released Friday.

Source: Russia paid the Taliban BOUNTIES for killing American troops in Afghanistan | Daily Mail Online

The DOJ is hiding a key memo explaining why Trump wasn’t prosecuted for obstructing justice – Alternet.org


When former Special Counsel Robert Mueller delivered his final report for the Russia investigation, he declined to deliver a judgment on whether President Donald Trump should be prosecuted for obstructing justice. Attorney General Bill Barr decided to usurp this responsibility, declaring that the fa

Source: The DOJ is hiding a key memo explaining why Trump wasn’t prosecuted for obstructing justice – Alternet.org

NYT: U.S. must release children from family detention centers, judge rules : MSNBC


A federal judge in California has ruled that the government must release migrant children held in the country’s three family detention centers by July 17 because of the danger posed by coronavirus.

Source: NYT: U.S. must release children from family detention centers, judge rules : MSNBC

Trump’s use of Pentagon funds for US-Mexico border wall illegal, court rules | TheHill


A federal appeals court in California on Friday ruled that the Trump administration’s use of Pentagon funding to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border is illegal.

Source: Trump’s use of Pentagon funds for US-Mexico border wall illegal, court rules | TheHill

US squandered costly lockdown, failed to stem coronavirus : MSNBC


Rachel Maddow notes that lots of countries took an economic hit when they took drastic measures to control the spread of the coronavirus, but where other countries were able to get the virus under control during that down time, the US has not, making the economic hit the US is still dealing with all for naught.

Source: US squandered costly lockdown, failed to stem coronavirus : MSNBC

Donald Trump and family go to court to STOP niece’s book | Daily Mail Online


Donald Trump and his siblings attempted to ask a New York court to grant a temporary restraining order against their niece Mary Trump to stop her book which will lift the lid on their fractured family.

Source: Donald Trump and family go to court to STOP niece’s book | Daily Mail Online