Divided America

05 Jan 2021

No Charges in Jacob Blake’s Shooting on Same Day Rittenhouse Pleads Not Guilty

“No Kenosha law enforcement officer in this case will be charged with any criminal offense.” After a fiery summer in an unprecedented movement for civil rights, those words will be remembered as a deep cut. Kenosha County District Attorney Michael Graveley announced Tuesday that the officer who shot Jacob Blake

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05 Jan 2021

Trump Cannot Win Wednesday but He Will Leave Us Immeasurably Scarred

What should be a simple ceremonial process of counting Electoral College votes in Congress Wednesday will obviously be anything but simple this time around. Jan. 6 will go down in history books as the exclamation point on the past four years of chaos and corruption. But will any of it

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29 Dec 2020

$2,000 Stimulus Payments and Defense Spending at Stake in Senate Showdown

The Senate is in a showdown Tuesday over key pieces of legislation to support struggling Americans and the nation’s defense. The clock is ticking as Congress itches to go on recess and the current session nears its end — newly elected representatives will be sworn in Sunday, less the two

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01 Dec 2020

In Rare Show of Spine, Barr Says DOJ Can’t Find Fraud to Overturn Election

If you only pay attention to the current president’s Twitter account and Donald Trump-approved “media” outlets, you might think the election was fraught with fraud and nefarious underpinnings, and you’d think Trump may still have a shot at reclaiming his White House throne. Thankfully, we get our information elsewhere.  In

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03 Nov 2020

Election Results Will Come With Drama. Stay Informed and Stay Calm.

According to the Real Clear Politics national average, former Vice President Joe Biden is up by 7.2 points in the national polls as of Tuesday morning, but we became acutely aware in 2016 that polls can’t always, or should seldom be, trusted. Out of caution, neither campaign seems to be

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13 Oct 2020

SF’s Police Shooting Protest Was Peaceful; 93% of BLM Protests Are

About 150 people marched in San Francisco Monday night in protest against the police killing of an alleged carjacking suspect. The crowd was small, but their demand of police was clear: Stop shooting Black and brown people.  The story, according to a police statement, is that officers responded to a

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06 Oct 2020

Thomas, Alito Signal Same-Sex Marriage Rights Could Be Undone

Get ready for the undoing. It was February 12, 2004 in San Francisco when then Mayor Gavin Newsom officiated the country’s first same-sex marriage ceremony, helping legally tie the knot for Del Martin and Phyllis Lyon, a couple who’d already been together for 50 years. In the month that followed,

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29 Sep 2020

Trump v. Biden: Why the Debate is Almost Pointless

Former Vice President Joe Biden faces President Donald Trump Tuesday night on the debate stage, but voters hoping for any level of substantive policy discussion are almost guaranteed to walk away disappointed. Trump’s debate performance in the 2016 campaign was all insult where intellect should be, and nothing in the

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