Don’t fall for it. Nielsen dutifully did her job for nearly a year and a half. She blamed parents for the death of their own kids in U.S. custody, through the family separations whose very existence she denied and then kept denying. She doesn’t need redemption; she needs a conscience, and all indications point to her still not having one.
My partner and I went to hear Dr. Dyson speak about his latest book. And his line about Trump got a nice laugh and nods from the crowd. But Dr. Dyson’s words stunned me. The wheels of my mind are…
Killing of journalist in Derry unites Sinn Féin and unionists against dissident republicans
Whether this country can recover and restore itself to a functioning democracy is an open question, but the answer will be “no” without a drastic change in tactics by all of us, without a recognition of the challenges we face and the nature of the Trump/Republicans’ war on democratic values. For Trump is unraveling, becoming more unhinged and erratic, more despotic, almost by the day. He is in open cognitive decline. You don’t have to be a shrink or neuropsychologist to see it. Read the transcript of any of his recent speeches: He is incoherent, free-associating, and paranoid, as he warns that his live TV appearance will be “leaked.” He mixes up words, can barely utter a complete sentence. (Don’t mock his confusion of “oranges” for “origins.” It’s a function of dementia, not stupidity.) That cognitive decline would be scary and destabilizing enough on its own, but married to the character traits of a sociopath, it is even more dangerous. The rage and lack of capacity, the flailing, the insults, the paranoia and conspiracies, the self-aggrandizement, the raw hatred, the lies, the attacks on others, the rejection of facts, the assaults on the most basic of democratic institutions,
A Florida man was arrested today after allegedly leaving threatening voice messages for Congresswomen Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib, Congressman Eric Swalwell, and Senator Cory Booker. In a message to Tlaib, 49-year-old John Kless reportedly called the congresswoman a “Taliban bitch” and threatened to throw Omar off the Empire State Building. In his messsage to Booker, Kless repeatedly called him the n-word; to Swalwell, he promised he would be on his “death bed” along with other Democrats. Kless also took the time to voice support for President Trump. Shocker. [Miami New Times]
Only in Trump World can someone claim victory in an investigation that concluded he tried to obstruct justice in various ways, his campaign openly welcomed the help of a foreign government to win the election, and he purposely misled the public as to his direct involvement in covering up their interactions with Russians. The report also details Trump’s reaction when he heard that a special counsel had been appointed. The report quoted then-Attorney General Jeff Session’s Chief of Staff, Jody Hunt, who took notes of the meeting. When Trump was informed by Sessions that Robert Mueller had been appointed as Special Counsel to investigate Russia’s interference in the 2016 election and possible collusion by the Trump campaign, Trump slumped back in his chair. “Oh my God. This is terrible. This is the end of my Presidency. I’m fucked.” Does this sound like the words of an innocent person?
I will remind people that the United States of America is the country that CREATED THE ASYLUM RULES. WE DID. And, we got the REST OF THE WORLD TO AGREE TO THEM. This is about NON-White people. Period. We don’t see this kind of franticness with our NORTHERN Border.
The US president had published a video intertwining images of a speech by Ilhan Omar and the 9/11 attacks. Lawmakers have condemned Donald Trump, saying the “dangerous video” risked the Muslim representative’s safety.
Bannon has steadily been building opposition to Francis through his Dignitatis Humanae Institute, based in a 13th-century mountaintop monastery not far from Rome. In January 2017, Bannon became a patron of the institute, whose honorary president is Cardinal Raymond Burke, an ultra-conservative who believes organised networks of homosexuals are spreading a “gay agenda” in the Vatican.
In Instagram and Twitter replies to the attacks, Omar opponents called for her deportation or murder. Death threats are against Twitter and Instagram’s terms of service. But both sites, as well as other social media platforms, like Facebook and YouTube, have been criticized for allowing violence to proliferate in violation of their rules. Threats piled into the comments on those sites, including in response to anti-Omar comments by the leader of the Republican National Committee.