Divided America

27 Jul 2021

At Least Two Bay Area Residents Took Part in Capitol Riot Mob

It was an emotional first day of hearings in the House Select Committee investigation of the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol insurrection.  Four officers who were subject to extreme violence from a mob of Trump supporters in defense of the Capitol and the legislators inside testified to the select committee Tuesday.

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13 Jul 2021

Fugitive Lawmakers Bring Texas-Size Voting Rights Pressure to National Stage

What happens in Texas doesn’t necessarily stay in Texas, and that’s especially true Tuesday with more than 50 of the state’s Democrat representatives seeking safe harbor in Washington D.C.  Akin to the reputation California has for influencing progressive policy, the Lone Star State is often the patriarchal pusher of conservative

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04 May 2021

The World Needs More Jon Stewart. Seriously.

For those of you who missed it, MSNBC’s Joy Reid took on Tucker Carlson for his repeated “race lady” jabs and in doing so, she reacquainted viewers with that one time Jon Stewart destroyed “Tuckems” on his then CNN show, “Crossfire.” It was October 15, 2004 when the former host

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09 Feb 2021

Trump Team Resorts to Threats in Impeachment Defense

“Remember this day forever!” The Senate convened Tuesday to try former President Donald Trump for his incitement of a violent insurrection that ultimately resulted in seven deaths, countless injuries and devastating damage to the U.S. Capitol, both to the building and democratic principles it was built to uphold.  Neither side

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19 Jan 2021

Pompeo Goes Full White Supremacist in Last Day On the Job

The man who has served as the president’s chief foreign policy advisor for just shy of three years, who has negotiated with foreign powers on behalf of the nation, said publicly Tuesday that multiculturalism is “not who America is.” With a little more than one day left on the job,

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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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