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2020 Election

The politics of race relations have been a central part of Biden’s career

The Intercept:

The politics of race relations have been a central part of Biden’s career, from his high-profile opposition to busing to his authoring of the 1994 Biden Crime Bill. When he talks about his criminal justice record on the campaign trail, he argues today that the focus on the ’94 bill is unfair, because the real rise in mass incarceration happened at the state level and was long underway by then.

Biden is correct that the surge began in the 1970s and accelerated in the 1980s, but a closer look at his role reveals that it was Biden who was among the principal and earliest movers of the policy agenda that would become the war on drugs and mass incarceration, and he did so in the face of initial reluctance from none other than President Ronald Reagan.

https://theintercept.com/2019/09/17/the-untold-story-joe-biden-pushed-ronald-reagan-to-ramp-up-incarceration-not-the-other-way-around/

The company had essentially spelled out Sanders’s counterargument for him

Vox:

The company had essentially spelled out Sanders’s counterargument for him. As employers use health care costs as a negotiation tactic, this kind of thing is bound to happen more. And for Sanders, it’s the perfect case for doing away with the current system.

“Under Medicare-for-all, whether you’re working, whether you’re not working, whether you go from one job to another job, it’s right there with you,” Sanders said at the event.

https://www.vox.com/2019/9/18/20872116/general-motors-uaw-strike-medicare-for-all-biden-union

Cold War chauvinism and fear-mongering

Unless we acknowledge that prominent liberals have embraced dangerous, hysterical Cold War chauvinism and fear-mongering to deal with Trump’s victory, we will never face the truth that Trump won by exploiting a failed neoliberal legacy, and will win again unless this delusion ceases.

There are billions of dollars up for grabs

There are billions of dollars up for grabs for people willing to pretend they are journalists & publish PR for billionaires & corporations.

Meanwhile independent journalists work 2 jobs & beg readers for funding.

Support indy journalists.

I will never separate children

“I WILL NEVER SEPARATE CHILDREN FROM THEIR PARENTS.

…Unless they are do marijuana crimes or miss the bus.”

-Kamala

Can you believe voting machine corporations…

Can you believe voting machine corporations are still in court trying to gag us from making any public statements about our upcoming examination of voting machine software? How can we trust our elections if the privately-owned software that counts votes is shielded from scrutiny?

The absurd criticism of Gabbard’s exposure of Harris’s record

The absurd criticism of Gabbard’s exposure of Harris’s record as a right-wing, anti-Black prosecutor as being the work of Russia is another example that the greatest threat to democracy in the U.S. is emanating from MSNBC, CNN, democrat party and their silicon valley friends.