Our current moment will continue to require collective action, and that includes doing what we can to keep each other safe. But we are navigating new norms and a new normal. So we, accustomed to a world of judge-first-assess-later, need to embrace something else anew: empathy and understanding -- from everyone. … [Read more...] about Public shaming has become a common pastime during the pandemic. But it doesn’t really work
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We must shed the poisonous notion that the stain of slavery permanently taints our system of government, which still offers the last best hope for all Americans to be free, to pursue happiness and to succeed. We must fervently resist societal pressure to tear down all remnants of our history, because eliminating the bad will also eliminate the good – and increase the likelihood of repeating the bad. … [Read more...] about David Limbaugh: Saving America – Can we work together to preserve this exceptional nation?
It's exceedingly difficult in the chaos and dark of the events to prove these claims. The challenge is made harder in the Minnesota protest, where very few arrests were made in the first two nights of unrest. St. Paul arrest records showed 18 people were arrested on charges related to civil unrest from Thursday to early Saturday morning. Of those, only four were from outside the state; two were listed as unknown. … [Read more...] about Officials Blame Differing Groups of ‘Outsiders’ for Violence
Three other people working on the Trump re-election effort privately shared their incredulity that the president’s statue fixation is likely to translate to much of a poll bump in itself but hoped it would act as a “gateway,” as one campaign official said, to Trump honing his pitch to voters in these crucial final months, following weeks of his seeming inability to find a coherent message on “law and order.” … [Read more...] about Trump Advisers Wonder: ‘Is the Statue Shit Going to Work?’
Nuru and restaurateur Nick Bovis were arrested in January and charged with fraud in connection with their alleged attempt to bribe Linda Crayton, an airport commissioner, to get her to help Bovis obtain a restaurant concession at San Francisco International Airport. Bovis agreed to plead guilty and cooperate with federal investigators. Citing frail health, Crayton resigned shortly after the scandal erupted. … [Read more...] about Idea of splitting SF Public Works gains steam amid Nuru fraud allegations