Black Lives Matter disorder spread across the Atlantic with remarkable speed in 2020 after the death of George Floyd in the United States, with statues torn down or vandalized across the country and London plunged into violent disorder, despite lockdowns. https://t.co/WrQ4h1woVS … [Read more...] about Statues to Be Given New Legal Protections Against ‘Baying Mobs’ and Left-Wing ‘Revisionist Purges’
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Mitch McConnell, the most powerful Republican in Washington, holds Donald Trump’s fate in his hands. He could either let Trump off for inciting a deadly attack on the Capitol or sway 16 of his colleagues to punish him for it. When that choice came up at Impeachment One, McConnell quickly slammed the door on it. On Impeachment Two, he’s kept it open so far. … [Read more...] about Will Cocaine Mitch Finally Dump the Donald?
While we confronted a lot in 2020, we did not confront the white supremacy at the root of racism. We did not look far enough upstream to the ideas, structures, and policies that provide white people more dignity, value, recognition, and resources than BIPOC. And the violent mob of mainly white people invading the capitol with a sense of impunity in 2021 is a consequence of white supremacy. It happened because our systems entitle white people to spaces, beliefs, artifacts and actions that maintain and symbolize white oppression. It happened because we have not acknowledged the ubiquitous nature of white supremacy. We frequently limit it to police brutality or to specific events like the lethal Charlottesville rally attended by neo-Nazis, neo-Confederates, neo-fascists, Klansmen and other white nationalists. … [Read more...] about Will America Ever Acknowledge Its White Supremacy Problem?
Reports of vaccine shortages are more smoke than fire, and probably reflect a misunderstanding of the underlying logistics on the part of state and local officials, along with a pattern of messy communication from the feds, experts said. And if the overall slow pace of vaccinations is definitely cause for concern, there is a silver lining in some of the reports of states running low. … [Read more...] about Why States Running Low on Vaccine Might Actually Be a Good Thing
Incoming White House chief of staff Ron Klain said Saturday night that Biden “is assuming the presidency in a moment of profound crisis for our nation. We face four overlapping and compounding crises: the COVID-19 crisis, the resulting economic crisis, the climate crisis, and a racial equity crisis.” … [Read more...] about Security a Focus Ahead of Biden Inauguration