Tag Archives: Jared Kushner

Finally accepting that there are no easy answers to COVID-19, our coward of a president officially abdicates all responsibility, and just walks away from the problem

Yesterday, new government modeling was released which showed that, by June 1, we could be seeing as many as 200,000 new COVID-19 cases and over 3,000 deaths per day. And, today, it was reported that, in spite of this, the White House is looking to wind down its coronavirus task force. Curious as to how […]

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Donald Trump, claiming to have “total authority,” says the American economy will reopen when he decides

Today was fucked up. I found out that a friend of mine, a nurse in Detroit, died from COVID-19. We hadn’t seen each other in quite a long time, but I thought about her often. About a week ago, I found myself logging into Facebook, just to see if she was OK. Knowing that she […]

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Was Donald Trump blackmailed into pulling U.S. troops out of Syria by Turkish President Erdoğan?

I don’t generally pass along news items that I can’t verify, but the U.S. outlet of the conservative British political publican The Spectator just posted a story alleging that Donald Trump was essentially blackmailed into pulling U.S. troops out of Syria by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, who apparently threatened to release a recording of […]

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Stand up to the Republican suicide cult, join the Climate Strike

We’re fast approaching the global climate strike. While events around the world are going to run for an entire week, beginning on September 20, and running though the 27th, it looks as though most of the local activity, here in Southeast Michigan, will be on the first day of the campaign, which is this Friday. […]

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Carole Cadwalladr on how Facebook broke democracy

Today, in front of an audience at the Time 100 Summit in New York City, Donald Trump advisor Jared Kushner downplayed Russian interference in the 2016 campaign as “a couple of Facebook ads.” The truth, of course, as we just had confirmed by the Mueller report, is that the Russian disinformation campaign was significant, aggressive […]

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