"There could have been arson attacks planned against asylum seeker centers or similar places," Bavarian Interior Minister Joachim Herrmann told German public broadcaster ARD of the fireworks. He was afraid that the explosives in the large shipment could be combined into more dangerous bombs. … [Read more...] about Nazi regalia, firearm and illegal fireworks confiscated in German raids
After the war, Elizabeth Buffet’s niece Marie-Rose Buffet, who had once escorted the flyers to the Champs Élysées and taken them to the movies, told Bruce Bolinger she had learned from survivors that Tante Zabi had started to sing to comfort the other captives on that train, and a German officer, when he heard her, told her he wanted to hear some particular aria. She told him he had to open the hatch on top of the car so she and the other women could breathe. He did. And so, she sang. … [Read more...] about Angels of the Resistance (and a Serial Killer) in Nazi-Occupied Paris
➔ Immigration & DACA: Democrats and Latino-focused outside groups are preparing a political onslaught for the fall against vulnerable Republican senators over the fate of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The Supreme Court is poised to rule soon on whether Trump’s termination of DACA was lawful. If the justices rule with the president, the court’s decision would permit the administration to strip protections for hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants currently shielded by the Obama-era program. The decision could ultimately impact a number of Senate seats Democrats are working to flip in states such as Colorado and Arizona, as The Hill’s Julia Manchester and Max Greenwood will report later this morning. … [Read more...] about The Hill’s Morning Report – Presented by Facebook – George Floyd’s death sparks protests, National Guard activation
It is obviously true that, as president of the United States, Obama is not free to discuss race in unabashed left-wing terms, so even if he agreed with his party’s left, he would have to conceal his beliefs. But does Obama believe this? The evidence suggests otherwise. Long before his political career, Obama became famous as a moderate at the Harvard Law Review bitterly divided over racial politics. Obama bridged the divide between conservatives and leftists on staff, and eventually emerged as a consensus candidate for Law Review president because he subscribed fully to neither view but could empathize with elements of both — just as he does with police and protesters. That was not a pose. That was Obama displaying his authentic moderate liberal beliefs. … [Read more...] about Does President Obama Believe What He Says About Race?
"We are thrilled to price this offer on Euronext Amsterdam during this extraordinary time," CEO Casey Keller said in a statement. "Seeing the investor interest in JDE Peet's reinforces the belief in our strategy and solidifies our role as a global leader in coffee and tea," he added. … [Read more...] about Peet’s Coffee owner pulls off speedy 10-day IPO despite pandemic fears