Of course, racism, nativism, fear, and demonization have been the defining qualities of the American right for the past four years (if not four decades, if not two centuries). Biden’s speech addresses itself to the America he wishes to build, not the one that he inherits. Its rhetoric suggests that there is a bipartisan consensus in favor of democracy, racial justice, evidence-based policy-making, a green-energy transition, and greater economic equality — as though opposition to these things was found only on the fringes of American life rather than in the platform of the nation’s other major party. … [Read more...] about In Inaugural, Biden Calls for Unity (Against Trump’s GOP)
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“The president made the Justice Department part of his inner circle. Joe has stated very clearly he will not tell the Justice Department what to do, but he will not shirk from his responsibility,” Pascrell told The Daily Beast. “If he ignores that second point … then I’ll probably lose confidence in him. When you’re looking back and defending democracy, you’re looking forward, you’re thinking of our kids and grandkids. I see that as his responsibility.” … [Read more...] about Pressure Builds on Biden Admin to Prosecute Trump for ‘Treason’
The Times revealed on Tuesday that nearly one year later, Mila is still receiving 30 hate messages a minute, according to the teen’s lawyer. Still under police protection, in hiding, and being home-schooled, Mila has received more attention on the internet than any other teenager in France, surpassing even the 2018 World Cup for the number of posts, according to a charity, E-Enfance, that supports child victims of online hate. … [Read more...] about French Teen Who Criticised Islam Receives 30 Hate Messages a Minute
At approximately 2 p.m., President Akufo-Addo was brought forward by the Chief Justice for his formal swearing in, a moment two hours delayed by the legislative antics. Ghana’s president wore a dark western suit, opting out of the traditional Kente cloth he donned in 2017. He appeared subdued, and impatient to get the ceremony out of the way. … [Read more...] about Democracy’s gold standard — who sets it now?
House Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiThe Memo: Trump leaves changed nation in his wake New York court worker arrested, accused of threats related to inauguration GOP Rep Marjorie Taylor Greene referred to Parkland school shooting as 'false flag' event on Facebook MORE (D-Calif.) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck SchumerChuck SchumerNew York court worker arrested, accused of threats related to inauguration Schumer: Trump should not be eligible to run for office again McConnnell, McCarthy accept Biden invitation to pre-inauguration church service MORE (D-N.Y.) must separate Trump from his base in order to win elections and a fractured Republican base serves their purposes. Republicans in the House who chose to support impeachment aided the Democrats and as we've seen before will get nothing from it when Democrats are finished with their momentary support. Their constituents can make their choices in two years. … [Read more...] about Webb: A virtual inauguration and silence