TODAY'S MUST-READSAmerica Together: Send us your photos and we'll tell your story as the nation battles coronavirus.push for primary election postponement amid coronavirus outbreak.George W. Bush's 2005 pandemic warning resurfaces, may underscore slip-ups by successors.Bill Gates: Pandemic is 'nightmare scenario,' but national response can reduce casualties. … [Read more...] about Trump slams ‘complaining’ Dem governor at coronavirus briefing as officials brace US for pandemic ‘peak’
Thus Abdel Majed Abdel Bary broadcast his complaint on Twitter when he had a nasty run-in with Free Syrian Army rebels in March this year. Under the name Terrorist with the handle @ItsLJinny, he told his followers: “Me & Abu Hussein al britani [also reportedly a suspect in the Foley case] got kidnapped/tortured by FSA/IF scum they stole our 4 ak’s [assault rifles] and a 7mm [pistol], my vechile [vehicle] & our phones and cash.” The tweet was picked up almost instantly on the The Daily Mail’s website.Then, this month, @ItsLJinny reportedly tweeted a picture of himself holding a man’s severed head. The caption read: “Chillin’ with my homie or what’s left of him.” … [Read more...] about ISIS, Hip-Hop Jihadists and the Man Who Killed James Foley
It’s happening in Wisconsin, where the state is moving ahead with Tuesday’s primary even though every sane person agrees that it’s madness to do so under these circumstances. Democrats from Governor Tony Evers on down want to move the primary to May 19 and conduct it largely by mail. A reasonable delay in the name of public health. No one would be disenfranchised. Indeed quite the contrary, probably, since vote-by-mail participation rates in the states that use it are high—certainly a hell of a lot higher than turnout in an election held in a state where people are under order to stay home. … [Read more...] about GOP Gangsters Hijack the Coronavirus to Try and Steal the Election
A week ago, you might have thought the Kurds were America’s friends and allies. Yesterday, you supported a president who says the Kurds are “probably worse at terror, and more of a terrorist threat in many ways than ISIS.” Today, you applaud Trump for announcing a deal to end the war against them them he green-lit. … [Read more...] about The Bullshit You Have to Believe to Be a Republican in 2019
Indeed, one of the lessons of Donald Trump’s election is that deficits don’t really matter to Republicans except as a rhetorical device—and that there is no constituency for the man who wants to “tighten the belt.” Austerity is for suckers. It’s much smarter (politically) to kick the can down the road. … [Read more...] about Trump Is Going To Leave His Successor a Nightmare. And He Doesn’t Even Care.