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On the filibuster's future, Arizona's Sinema makes a flawed case

https://twitter.com/maddow/status/1379514373526421510
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"I read this paragraph several times, trying to better understand where Senator Sinema is coming from, but it's a difficult perspective to understand..."

On the filibuster's future, Arizona's Sinema makes a flawed case
What should happen when Republican senators are asked to "change their behavior," and they respond, "No"?
msnbc.com
12:20 PM · Apr 6, 2021


https://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/filibuster-s-future-arizona-s-sinema-makes-flawed-case-n1263172

When it comes to efforts to reform the Senate's filibuster rules, proponents of institutional changes clearly have plenty of momentum. Many senators who, as recently as a few years ago, wanted to leave the chamber's status quo in place indefinitely have changed their minds.

But in the Senate Democratic conference, support for an overhaul is not yet universal. Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) receives the bulk of the attention in this debate, in part because he's Congress' most conservative Democrat, and in part because he's been quite vocal in his opposition to major institutional changes.

Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.), however, is every bit as opposed to filibuster reforms as Manchin -- and by some measures, more so. She just tends not to talk about it as much.

In early March, the Arizonan wrote a relatively long letter to a constituent, making the case for leaving the filibuster alone. It was good to see the senator tackle the issue in some detail, but Sinema's letter included suspect historical claims.

This week, the Democratic senator elaborated on her perspective to the Wall Street Journal.

"When you have a place that's broken and not working, and many would say that's the Senate today, I don't think the solution is to erode the rules," she said in an interview after two constituent events in Phoenix. "I think the solution is for senators to change their behavior and begin to work together, which is what the country wants us to do."


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So this newly discovered image from Jan. 6 might not look very important. But it is.

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So this newly discovered image from Jan. 6 might not look very important. But it is. Let me explain why.

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Brown University and Northeastern University will require Covid-19 vaccines for all students...

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NEW: Brown University and Northeastern University will require Covid-19 vaccines for all students returning to campus in the fall
11:51 AM · Apr 6, 2021

Still think Tom Cotton isn't a fascist?

https://twitter.com/will_bunch/status/1379506791504084995
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Remember when Tom Cotton wrote that thing about using troops to crush Black Lives Matter and people insisted that he wasn't a fascist? Well...

Tom Cotton
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We have a major under-incarceration problem in America.

And it's only getting worse.

https://cnn.com/2021/04/03/us/us-crime-rate-rise-2020/index.html
11:50 AM · Apr 6, 2021



I'm actually pretty confident we all think Cotton is a fascist......


Why do bystanders fail to intervene when they see others in pain?

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“I have seen similar scenes from history of bystanders who turned away. It is a sign of danger for our society … We need to understand, what did these security guards think they were securing in that moment?” - @Sifill_LDF
People attend an Asian American anti-violence press conference outside the building were a 65-year-old Asian woman was attacked in New York on March 30, 2021. - New York police were searching Tuesday for a man who violently attacked an Asian-American woman as bystanders seemingly looked on without intervening, the latest incident of anti-Asian violence in the United States. The attack, which took place on a sidewalk...

Op-Ed: Why do bystanders fail to intervene when they see others in pain?
Social identities can cause us to extend care to people within our boundaries but withhold our concern from people we think are on the outside.
latimes.com
8:30 AM · Apr 6, 2021


https://www.latimes.com/opinion/story/2021-04-04/bystander-intervene-derek-chauvin-asian-attacks

In the last week, we saw another horrific anti-Asian assault on video. A 65-year-old woman was walking to church in New York City when she was brutally attacked by a man on a street near Times Square. The assailant said, “You don’t belong here,” as he kicked her in the chest and stomped on her while she was on the ground.

The footage from an apartment building captured the vicious attack, allowing authorities to identify and arrest a suspect. The video also caught the behavior of security guards who witnessed the assault from inside the building. Stunningly, rather than intervening to help, one of the guards slowly walked toward the woman. Then he closed the door, leaving her alone on the sidewalk a few feet away.

Reacting on Twitter, Sherrilyn Ifill, president of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, wrote, “I have seen similar scenes from history of bystanders who turned away. It is a sign of danger for our society… We need to understand, what did these security guards think they were securing in that moment?”

This is exactly the right question. We think part of the answer is about identity.

Since the 1960s, social psychologists have been studying why bystanders fail to intervene when strangers need help. Among other factors, people are significantly more likely to assist victims if they believe that they share an identity — a common group membership — with them.

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IMF says US economy is growing at its fastest pace since 1984

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IMF says US economy is growing at its fastest pace since 1984 - CNN #BidenBoom

The US economy is growing at its fastest pace since 1984
President Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion stimulus package will boost the US economy and drive faster global growth this year, the International Monetary Fund said Tuesday, though it warned that many...
cnn.com
11:13 AM · Apr 6, 2021


https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/06/economy/imf-us-economy-recovery/index.html

Russell Honor calls for background checks on all congressional staff

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Russell Honoré: Head of Capitol security review calls for background checks on all congressional staff - CNNPolitics

Head of Capitol security review calls for background checks on all congressional staff
The leader of a task force that reviewed security failures around the January 6 insurrection reiterated his call on Monday for background checks on all congressional staff following yet another...
cnn.com
7:33 AM · Apr 6, 2021


https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/05/politics/honore-capitol-police-mission-congressional-staff-background-checks-cnntv/index.html

Washington (CNN) — The leader of a task force that reviewed security failures around the January 6 insurrection reiterated his call on Monday for background checks on all congressional staff following yet another deadly attack at the US Capitol.

But Retired Army Lt. Gen. Russel Honoré, speaking to CNN's Jim Sciutto, also pushed back on claims that the Capitol Police is unable to currently fulfill its mission of protecting lawmakers, calling the assertion "BS."

Honoré said that his team did not investigate allegations that some Republican lawmakers and staff gave tours to those who later participated in the January 6 riot, but said he continues to support recommendations for conducting background checks on everyone working at the Capitol -- a potentially massive undertaking that raises several logistical and political questions. Currently, there is only a background check process for staffers who apply for security clearances.

"We made recommendations that everyone coming into the Capitol give background checks, the entire Congressional staff," Honoré said. "We do think that everyone going into the Capitol, that works there, should have complete background checks and we need to improve the ability to process people with vestibules outside of the Capitol so people can comes in, be quickly screened and go through using the best technology."

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US Navy confirms 'active shooter incident' at Fort Detrick; says US sailors were involved.

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Mike Rothschild
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Fort Detrick is the home of the US' biological defense and research programs, so this is bound to spark some conspiracy theories. Looks like two wounded and the shooter was killed.

Jonathan Lemire
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FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — US Navy confirms 'active shooter incident' at Fort Detrick; says US sailors were involved.
10:10 AM · Apr 6, 2021

Fauci says 'maybe we should be mandating' masks. Here are his top 5 reasons why.

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Fauci says it's time for the US to 'put aside these extraordinary excuses' and mandate masks

Fauci says 'maybe we should be mandating' masks. Here are his top 5 reasons why.
"If people are not wearing masks, then maybe we should be mandating it," Fauci recently told CNN. There are at least 5 reasons why he thinks so.
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