❝ The Amazon rainforest in Brazil has been burning for weeks and people around the world are starting to pay attention. Click here to read on to see maps of the fires that you can use to remain updated on the fire size and growth, and learn more about what’s happening.
❝ Here’s a direct link to the fires in Amazonia.
We’re burning down our own house by letting this insanity continue.
And, of course, a critical source of data and analysis for the fake president. With the emphasis on “anal”.
❝ The investigation led by Robert S. Mueller III found that neither President Trump nor any of his aides conspired or coordinated with the Russian government’s 2016 election interference, according to a summary of the special counsel’s findings made public on Sunday by Attorney General William P. Barr.
The summary also said that the special counsel’s team lacked sufficient evidence to establish that President Trump illegally obstructed justice, but added that Mr. Mueller’s team stopped short of exonerating Mr. Trump.
The fake president still faces numerous charges to come from Federal and State courts arising from the corruption uncovered in the course of this investigation. Corruption, sleaze, which remains meaningless to Republicans, racists, bigots of all stripes who will gladly follow their leader back into the 19th Century and beyond.
One viral photo from the G7 summit seemed to perfectly sum up the state of affairs: It’s President Donald Trump versus the world.
Pretty solid year-end view of our fake president in action.
– JUST LIKE HE WAS FOR ALL THE OTHER PRIVACY BREACHES.
❝ Steve Schmidt has worked at the highest levels of Republican politics. He helped run George W. Bush’s 2004 presidential campaign and oversaw the confirmations of Supreme Court Justices John Roberts and Samuel Alito. He led Sen. John McCain’s ’08 presidential bid and helped introduce Sarah Palin to the world. The American Association of Political Consultants once named him its “GOP Campaign Manager of the Year.”
❝ But today, Schmidt is finished with the Republican Party. He renounced his membership last week in a series of withering tweets that quickly went viral. Under Trump, he wrote, the party had become “corrupt, indecent, and immoral.” With the exception of a select few, the GOP was “filled with feckless cowards who disgrace and dishonor the legacies of the party’s greatest leaders.” He pointed to the Trump administration’s family separation policy and use of detention centers for young immigrant children – “internment camps for babies” – and the refusal of House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to repudiate the president.
I used to know folks in the Republican Party who lived up to principles of truth, democracy. They all left.
In what may be the worst decision since the infamous Korematsu case, when the Supreme Court upheld the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II, the court Tuesday by a 5-4 vote upheld President Donald Trump ‘s Muslim travel ban.
Like the Korematsu decision, Trump v. Hawaii elevates legal formalities as a way to avoid addressing what everyone understood is really at issue here — namely, prejudice.
Chief Justice John Roberts’s majority opinion downplays Trump’s anti-Muslim bias, focusing instead on the president’s legal power to block immigration in the name of national security…
…We might well be celebrating the fact that the Supreme Court had finally and expressly repudiated Korematsu, which it had never fully done before. Instead, Roberts’s declaration reads like a desperate attempt to change the subject.
The truth is that this decision and Korematsu are a pair: Prominent instances where the Supreme Court abdicated its claim to moral leadership.
RTFA. Please! Noah Feldman cuts through the breast-beating of Trump and his peers. Pimps for bigotry.
Just a little historic reminder
There is no shortage of articles playing up a somewhat narrow “victory” for bigotry in the United States. Here is an answer from dissenting justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.