You’re Fired!

YOU’RE FIRED Not with a bang, but a boot. By Khalil Bendib | January 20, 2021

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Posted in Analysis Restart 2021

Biden Inaugural confronts the Jan. 6 riot head-on, calls for an end to “this uncivil war”

    It’s become a ProPublica tradition for our president, Richard Tofel, who wrote a book on President Kennedy’s inaugural address, to offer an instant analysis of suchspeeches. Here are his thoughts for today. If President Joe…

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Posted in News Politics Race for the White House 2020

Hello Joe, ByeDon. ‘He’s Gone’: Celebrations as Trump —Worst and Most Dangerous President in American History— Departs White House.

—”Goodbye and good riddance Donald Trump. See you at your trial,” said Sen. Ed Markey. by Jake Johnson, staff writer Wednesday, January 20, 2021 Donald Trump is still technically president, but Americans on social media and…

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Posted in Columns Wade Rathke

Crowd chaos underlines differences in Instigators versus Organizers

by Wade Rathke January 19, 2021 Pearl River   The post-mortem on the Capitol mob scene has been bizarrely interesting from an organizing perspective. A lot of it has been more about name-calling than analysis. This…

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Arizona lawmakers split as Trump impeached by House for a second time

“Donald Trump is not just incompetent. He’s not just corrupt. He’s downright dangerous and should never be allowed to hold public office again,” Rep. Ruben Gallego, D-Phoenix, said in a statement after the vote. “That’s why…

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‘He is not welcome’: Trump border visit denounced as PR stunt of ‘blood-soaked’ president

“Trump has blood on his hands, and he is not welcome at the border,” one migrant rights activist bluntly declared. by Brett Wilkins, staff writer Tuesday, January 12, 2021 Human rights advocates in Texas on Tuesday…

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Before mob stormed the Capitol, days of security planning involved Cabinet officials and President Trump

A Pentagon memo offers one version of events — six days of preparation for a rally that quickly spiraled out of control. by Joshua Kaplan Saturday, Jan. 9, 7:19 p.m. MST President Donald Trump met with…

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Posted in Accountability Columns Wade Rathke

Capitol Police asleep at the switch

by Wade Rathke Friday, January 8, 2021 New Orleans    One of the late-night comedians noted that these early resignations from White House staff and cabinet officers with less than two weeks before Biden’s inauguration are…

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A growing list of lawmakers and groups support impeaching Trump or invoking the 25th Amendment

“President Trump must be removed from office as soon as possible, indicted, and convicted,” said the head of Common Cause. by Common Dreams staff January 8, 2021, 8-am MST In the wake of Wednesday’s violent attack…

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Posted in Journalism News Policing Right Wing Militias

‘Murder the media’: pro-Trump insurrectionists target journalists covering attack on US Capitol

The takeover followed an inflammatory speech in which the president, yet again, called the press “the enemy of the people.” by Jessica Corbett, staff writer Thursday, January 7, 2021 In the hours after President Donald Trump…

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Posted in Coronavirus News Race for the White House 2020

Nearly 4,000 Americans died from Covid-19 on Wednesday as Trump incited anti-democratic insurrection

“Trump completely abdicating all responsibility for federal Covid response is not even on the radar today.” by Kenny Stancil, staff writer Thursday, January 7, 2021 Public Citizen president Robert Weissman called Wednesday a “dark, dark day…

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Posted in Columns Wade Rathke

Trump riot rocks right and rest of us

by Wade Rathke Thursday, January 7, 2021   New Orleans   Insurrection, riot, mob, anarchists, terrorists, as the Senate chaplain reminded, words have meaning, and those were words hurled like rocks from Senators and Representatives. For…

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Posted in Democracy News Right Wing Militias

Nearly 100 lawmakers demand Pence invoke 25th Amendment

“Once removed, Trump should be criminally prosecuted,” said Robert Weissman of Public Citizen. by Jake Johnson, staff writer Thursday, January, 2021 Nearly 100 Democratic lawmakers are calling on Vice President Mike Pence and Cabinet members to…

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Posted in Black Lives Matter News Policing Right Wing Militias

Probe demanded after footage shows Capitol Police standing aside for pro-Trump mob

“The images of police officers calmly allowing barricades open, letting the crowd enter, and taking selfies inside the building with those who have stormed it cannot go without investigation and penalty.” by Jake Johnson, staff writer…

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In pictures: Pro-Trump mob storms US Capitol Building

“They’re in the chamber. One is up on the dais yelling ‘Trump won that election!’ This is insane.” by Common Dreams staff Wednesday, January 6, 2021 Photojournalists and social media users witnessing the events inside the…

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Just before facist mob storms Capitol lie-spewing Trump pleads for election do-over at DC rally

The lame-duck president’s unhinged speech came as members of Congress met to officially certify President-elect Joe Biden’s victory. by Jake Johnson, staff writer Wednesday, January 6, 2021 As members of Congress met on Capitol Hill Wednesday…

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‘Arrest the President’: Accountability demanded after fascist mob incited by Trump storms Capitol building — one dead

Capitol Police confirmed a woman died after being fired on in the Capitol during the riot. “He shouldn’t just be impeached or removed from office. He should be in jail.” by Jake Johnson, staff writer Wednesday,…

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Posted in News Race for the White House 2020 Right Wing Militias

US Senate in lockdown after pro-Trump supporters storm US Capitol – updated

‘Really Terrifying Stuff’ “I’ve been reporting from the capitol for 11 years, nearly every working day. Never seen it like this.” by Andrea Germanos, staff writer Wednesday, January 6, 2021, 1-pm MST This is a developing…

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Posted in 2020 US Senate Campaign Analysis Restart 2021 Safety Net

Progressive push for $2,000 checks in Georgia shows bold, universal policies winning strategy for Democrats

“In almost every respect, the campaigns that Warnock and Ossoff ran were closer to what progressives counseled than what moderates have counseled.” by Julia Conley, staff writer Wednesday, January 6, 2021 Rev. Raphael Warnock’s electoral victory…

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WARNOCK/OSSOFF WIN. DEMOCRATS TAKE BOTH SENATE SEATS FROM GEORGIA REPUBLICANS.

“Say it with me,” stated Congresswoman Katie Porter as votes continued to be counted: “Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.” by Common Dreams staff Wednesday, January 6, 2021 Update: this story updated at 8:05-am MST w most…

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Not the ‘blue wave’ they hoped for, but Democrats made gains in 2020

The work of community organizations to reach minority communities within the state “helped bring what blue wave we did see in November.” By Catherine Fusillo, Cronkite News Wednesday, January 5, 2021 WASHINGTON – For years, Democrats have…

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Posted in News Race for the White House 2020

DC braces for Trump-endorsed anti-democracy rally on Wednesday

‘Violence Is Being Incited’ As the nation’s capitol prepares for what Mayor Muriel Bowser called “a serious threat to our democracy,” Police Chief Robert Contee said “bringing firearms into our city… will not be tolerated.” by…

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Posted in Columns Democracy Wade Rathke

The scary Trump wannabes

by Wade Rathke January 4, 2021 Pearl River, La.    When Kentucky Senator and Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is the voice of reason for the Republicans, you have to know we’re facing real trouble. McConnell had…

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Posted in Democracy News Race for the White House 2020

Members of Congress demand prosecution of Trump for election tampering

‘Open-and-Shut Federal (and State) Crime’ “We must hold him fully accountable, even after he leaves office. There must be justice.” by Jake Johnson, staff writer Monday, January 4, 2021 Democratic members of Congress late Sunday joined…

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