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It was what it was: a violent attempt to stop the constitutional transfer of power.

Not peaceful.
Not “let in by police.”
Not Antifa.
Not FBI. (Can’t believe I have to say that.)

January 6th was not whatever ridiculous conspiracy or white-washing explanation liars are peddling. It was what it was: a violent attempt to stop the constitutional transfer of power.

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NEW: Justice Dept. just released horrifying new footage from 1/6. Feds say this is ex-NYPD officer Thomas Webster (red jacket) wielding a flagpole, rushing at police & tackling a cop to the ground. DOJ released this after legal action by CNN and other outlets. (warning: explicit)


https://twitter.com/RepMeijer/status/1405646857867517956?s=20

Trump Reentering WH This August

Putin on the Ritz

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"Pre-indictment glaze"

"Easing Back"

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https://twitter.com/sternbergh/status/1404080076329820160?s=20
https://www.newyorker.com/culture/cover-story/cover-story-2021-06-14

LA-Civil War Curriculum-"Tough times for a poor young white woman whose family owned 120 slaves."

There are two approved Louisiana history textbooks for the state's 8th graders.

This is how one of them introduces the Civil War: as tough times for a poor young white woman whose family owned 120 slaves.

"They were able to reclaim their planation but, due to emancipation (the freeing of the slaves), lost all of their property in slaves. The family had to face the new reality of planting and harvesting their fields with freed people who, Kate regregretted, now demanded "high wages"."




https://twitter.com/jbenton/status/1404245820103348227?s=20

The elephant in the room is that some of the donkeys in the room would rather be elephants.

"I do think that we need to talk about the elephant in the room," said Ocasio-Cortez, "which is Senate Democrats blocking crucial items in a Democratic agenda for reasons that I don't think hold a lot of water."

"And for folks saying, 'OK, where are you going to get these 50 votes?'" she continued, "I think we really need to start asking some of these Democratic senators where they plan on getting 60 votes. These 10 Republican senators that there is a theory that we're going to get support for that out there, I think, is a claim that doesn't really hold water, particularly when we can't even get 10 senators to support a January 6 commission."

THE REST:
https://www.commondreams.org/news/2021/06/13/ocasio-cortez-says-elephant-room-senate-democrats-blocking-their-own-partys-agenda

If your employees make more on unemployment-You're not a job creator-You're a poverty exploiter.

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Ezra Klein at The NY Times.

...I suspect the real political problem for a guaranteed income isn’t the costs, but the benefits. A policy like this would give workers the power to make real choices. They could say no to a job they didn’t want, or quit one that exploited them. They could, and would, demand better wages, or take time off to attend school or simply to rest. When we spoke, Hamilton tried to sell it to me as a truer form of capitalism. “People can’t reap the returns of their effort without some baseline level of resources,” he said. “If you lack basic necessities with regards to economic well-being, you have no agency. You’re dictated to by others or live in a miserable state.”

But those in the economy with the power to do the dictating profit from the desperation of low-wage workers. One man’s misery is another man’s quick and affordable at-home lunch delivery. “It is a fact that when we pay workers less and don’t have social insurance programs that, say, cover Uber and Lyft drivers, we are able to consume goods and services at lower prices,” Hilary Hoynes, an economist at the University of California at Berkeley, where she also co-directs the Opportunity Lab, told me.

This is the conversation about poverty that we don’t like to have: We discuss the poor as a pity or a blight, but we rarely admit that America’s high rate of poverty is a policy choice, and there are reasons we choose it over and over again. We typically frame those reasons as questions of fairness (“Why should I have to pay for someone else’s laziness?”) or tough-minded paternalism (“Work is good for people, and if they can live on the dole, they would”). But there’s more to it than that.

MORE:
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/06/13/opinion/stimulus-unemployment-republicans-poverty.html
via:
https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2021/6/13/2035070/-Ezra-Klein-on-Poverty?utm_campaign=recent

Netanyahu can finally land that Fox News contributor gig.

Netanyahu is out:

JERUSALEM (AP) — Naftali Bennett sworn in as Israel's new prime minister.

https://twitter.com/kylegriffin1/status/1404137798504910849?s=20

aMErica FIRST vs. AMERICA FIRST

https://twitter.com/HamillHimself/status/1403705827001876487?s=20
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