He assured the nation that America had always been good but also insisted that it had denied Black people social equality for “400 years” and that the “dream of justice for all will be deferred no longer.” Most critically, while he pleaded incessantly for the nation to unite, he didn’t ask it to unite in opposition to a foreign enemy, but, rather, to the domestic forces of reaction and intolerance that were the true antagonists of the American story: … [Read more...] about In Inaugural, Biden Calls for Unity (Against Trump’s GOP)
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In April 2019, Biden launched his primary campaign by referencing the destruction caused by the white supremacist-led riots in Charlottesville, Va. Over a year and a half later, those in his circle are still mapping out how to effectively combat the home-grown threat in the United States. On Tuesday, Avril Haines, Biden’s nominee for Director of National Intelligence, did not explicitly say that intelligence agencies would take central roles in controlling the threat of “white nationalism,” but would instead work with other agencies to build on their efforts. … [Read more...] about Pressure Builds on Biden Admin to Prosecute Trump for ‘Treason’
Mila, then aged 16, came to media attention in February 2020 when she was subject to a “hate provocation” investigation after making comments critical of Islam, at one point saying to a social media user: “I hate religion. The Quran is… full of hate. There is only hate in it. Islam is a shit religion. That’s what I think.” … [Read more...] about French Teen Who Criticised Islam Receives 30 Hate Messages a Minute
For once, I was glad to have a cloth covering my nose and mouth as I felt protected from forced conversation. I was saddened for the loss of life, property and the desecration of a sacred place back home; shamed that a U.S. president had brought out the worst in Americans. I worried that the 74 million people who voted for Donald Trump would feel even more aggrieved and was concerned that America’s ability to project democracy was now weakened at a time when democratic advocates were under siege around the world. I wondered when hope — not fear — might emerge again as the driving force in American politics. … [Read more...] about Democracy’s gold standard — who sets it now?
> States: Doses of COVID-19 vaccines will run out by Friday in New York City, forcing cancellations of appointments already scheduled by eligible front-line workers and residents 65 and older, Mayor Bill de BlasioBill de BlasioOvernight Health Care: US passes 400,000 coronavirus deaths | How Biden HHS pick could make history | De Blasio says NYC will run out of COVID-19 vaccine this week De Blasio: New York City will run out of COVID-19 vaccine this week without resupply The Hill's Morning Report - Trump impeached again; now what? MORE (D) said on Tuesday. He and New York Gov. Andrew CuomoAndrew CuomoDe Blasio: New York City will run out of COVID-19 vaccine this week without resupply Overnight Health Care: Testing capacity strained as localities struggle with vaccine staffing | Health workers refusing vaccine is growing problem | Incoming CDC director expects 500,000 COVID deaths by mid-February Health workers refusing vaccine is new growing US problem MORE (D) are both complaining … [Read more...] about The Hill’s Morning Report – President Biden, Vice President Harris begin work today