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Rachel on the NYT story: Vladimir Putin is offering bounties for scalps of US troops

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A long overdue Civil War is coming to the Democratic Party

Before I talk about the Democrats, let me just say that if Trump loses (and it appears that he will), the GOP will descend into a civil war that will make the Democrat's civil war look mild in comparison. Trump's hyper-loyal base has gone off the deep end, immersing itself in konspiracy theories while rejecting logic and fact-based reality. It's not a group that will simply accept their hero losing.

SCOTUS Votes 7-2 Against Due Process for Asylum Seekers


A lot of the coverage of this decision was akin to: ‘SCOTUS Hands Trump Administration a Big Win on Immigration’, but they miss a lot; the following makes me think that the author may have been in the room.  He also adds plenty of of historical context.  No coverage contained what I’ve bolded first in London’s column.  As I have permission to do so, I’ll paste in the whole gob-smacking lot of it.  Good on Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan (the ‘2’), but you may remember that Obama appointee Kagan had helped gut long-standing Miranda Rights/Warning in 2010

‘US Supreme Court rules recent asylum seekers have no right to habeas corpus or due process’, Eric London, 26 June 2020

Nancy Pelosi oversees the death of the Democratic Party

The Killing of George Floyd and the Final Fracturing of the Democratic Party, Labor, and Civil Rights Coalition

George Floyd being killed by a police officer in Minneapolis is not simply about the death of one Black man. His death also killed an historic but uneasy alliance among the Democratic Party, labor unions, and the civil rights movement. The reaction to his death is ending the last vestiges of the historic New Deal coalition that defined progressive politics in American for at least 50 years, ushering in an era where it now appears that the Democratic Party and the civil rights community are at odds with labor and unions.

Julian Assange Charged yesterday in Surreal ‘Superceding Indictment’

The US Dept. of Injustice press release actually names it a ‘Second Superceding Indictment’ in this June 24, 2020 Press Release: “WikiLeaks Founder Charged in Superseding Indictment:

New Allegations Assert Assange Conspired With “Anonymous” Affiliated Hackers, Among Others  [including LulzSec]

A federal grand jury returned a second superseding indictment today charging Julian P. Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, with offenses that relate to Assange’s alleged role in one of the largest compromises of classified information in the history of the United States.

Hot Air

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There were no articles about The Climate Crisis when I started my climate blog two years ago. Maybe one or two obscurely tucked away. That has changed.

Bernie Sanders has come and gone.

And once again it is all about the election. The upcoming election will, as all elections do, come down to a few swing states and a few swing counties.

But maybe not this year. It will depend more on who can disenfranchise whom the most.

Begin the Begine…

‘The Tulsa Race Riot and Three of Its Victims’ by B.C. Franklin; an eyewitness account

The 1931 manuscript, “The Tulsa Race Riot and Three of Its Victims,” by B.C. Franklin was recovered from a storage area in 2015 and donated to the African American History Museum.

On magiamma’s June 11, 2020 Hot Air, she’d featured this testimonial of Kimberly Jones’ ‘How We Can Win’, in which she speaks so scathingly and eloquently of ‘Black Economics in America’, and mentions the burnings of Tulsa and Rosewood.  She blasts: “you broke the contract when we built wealth in Tulsa and you dropped bombs on us!  At the time, I was so blown away…that I hadn’t noticed: 'dropped bombs on us!. 

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