At long last, the cabinet is rebelling against Theresa May to block a no-deal Brexit
The revolt could open the way to a Final Say referendum on the terms of leaving the EU
A second referendum would be undemocratic.
David Greene talks to Democratic strategist Karine Jean-Pierre about the 2020 primary contenders.
In a recent NPR interview with Karine Jean-Pierre, national spokeswoman for the “Move On” organization, the interviewer played a clip from a Pennsylvania country that the democrats lost:
“...we have to start appealing to working class people, not the social issue that get attention on the national stage…”
The Interviewer wanted to know of the Democratic candidates: “Who has a plan?”
Karine had no answer. Instead, she started talking about the social issues that get attention on the national stage: income inequality and taxing the rich.
Now Karine Jean-Pierre may be just stupid or had a senior moment (yes, even young people get senior moments) and couldn’t think of anyone who has a plan.
But I suspect she is right: no one currently in the race has a plan for Democrats to win back their natural base: the working class American.
They had better get one. Because a “party of colour” is not enough to win an American election.
The current candidate list is not impressive:
John Delaney is the best hope, with blue-collar roots, devout Christian, successful business man, anti-socialist, anti-gerrymandering but, sadly, I predict he will not last the primaries. Too sensible.
Biden and Bloomberg have name recognition and good policies, but they are so rich they turn off the working class and so old that they turn off millennials.
Kamala Harris is attractive, but her only claim to fame is she wants to raise taxes and supports to New Green Deal
Julian Castro is too latino and too free trade
Corey Booker is too black and too focused on minimum wage
Beto O’Roarke is too millennial
Kristen Gillibrand is too #metoo (good idea, but turns off many men)
Amy Kobluchard is a bully
Andrew Yang and Elizabeth Warren are single issue people
Tulsi Gabbard, Mariane Williamson and Pete Buttigieg are flakes
and Bernie Sanders is just an idiot.
The leftward drift of the Democratic party and the Cult of Personality that Trump is turning the Republicans into, violating nearly every conservative principal they had, leaves former conservative independents like me wondering where to turn.
Libertarians again? Bill Weld or Patrick Byrne. Sad.
Still, nothing will get me to vote for the traitor who currently occupies the White House.
Will I have to prostitute my vote to get the Liar in Chief out? I hope not.
But if it comes down to Bernie Sanders and Donnie Trump, I will move countries.
New York City to Ban Discrimination Based on Hair"
...based on the argument that hair is inherent to one’s race..."
Yes, the law itself is good: no reason on god's green earth for someone being penalized for a haircut.
But Hair is NOT inherent to one's race!
What a completely stupid idea; one that does not understand either "race" or "inherent". The absolute illogic of the premise beggars belief: does it mean that dreadlocks will be banned for whites, even though it is a style from Crete (3500 BCE). Does it mean a short cut with a left-hand part will be banned for blacks?
Anybody should be entitled to wear their hair as they wish, as long as it doesn't enter my food.
Of course she deserves a fair trial, and a treason sentence of 25 years -- preferably without parole
Female Dems see double standard in Klobuchar accusations
Of course it is.
Any criticism of a woman is sexist.
Any criticism of a male is justice.
Welcome to the world of Newspeak.
Amazon Cancels Plans To Build Headquarters In New YorkGosh! The New Yorker's decided that $120,000 per job was excessive. That would have been paid back by taxes in about ten years or so. (Or at least their politician's did: weren't there enough campaign contributions promised?)
Trump Plans National Emergency to Build Border Wall as Senate Passes Spending Bill
Oh great. When the Democrats get in, they can say that healthcare and climate change constitute a national emergency, moving money from defence to something more important.
National Emergency still in effect
Since that first order in 1979, American
presidents have declared 58 national emergencies. According to the Brennan
Center's running count, 31 of these are still in effect
Carter: blocked Iranian government property from entering the
Most have been renewed for years on end. And
during the 40 years the law has been in place, Congress has not met even once,
let alone every six months, to vote on whether to end them.
Here's a full list of the 31 active national
emergencies under the National Emergencies Act, dating back to the Carter
1. Blocking Iranian Government Property (Nov. 14,
2. Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction
(Nov. 14, 1994)
3. Prohibiting Transactions with Terrorists Who
Threaten to Disrupt the Middle East Peace Process (January 23, 1995)
4. Prohibiting Certain Transactions with Respect to
the Development of Iranian Petroleum Resources (March 15, 1995)
5. Blocking Assets and Prohibiting Transactions
with Significant Narcotics Traffickers (October 21, 1995)
6. Regulations of the Anchorage and Movement of
Vessels with Respect to Cuba (March 1, 1996)
7. Blocking Sudanese Government Property and
Prohibiting Transactions with Sudan (November 3, 1997)
8. Blocking Property of Persons Who Threaten
International Stabilization Efforts in the Western Balkans (June 26, 2001)
9. Continuation of Export Control Regulations
(August 17, 2001)
10. Declaration of National Emergency by Reason of
Certain Terrorist Attacks (September 14, 2001)
11. Blocking Property and Prohibiting Transactions
with Persons who Commit, Threaten to Commit, or Support Terrorism (September
12. Blocking Property of Persons Undermining
Democratic Processes or Institutions in Zimbabwe (March 6, 2003)
13. Protecting the Development Fund for Iraq and
Certain Other Property in Which Iraq has an Interest (May 22, 2003)
14. Blocking Property of Certain Persons and
Prohibiting the Export of Certain Goods to Syria (May 11, 2004)
15. Blocking Property of Certain Persons
Undermining Democratic Processes or Institutions in Belarus (June 16, 2006)
16. Blocking Property of Certain Persons
Contributing to the Conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (October
17. Blocking Property of Persons Undermining the
Sovereignty of Lebanon or Its Democratic Processes and Institutions (August 1,
18. Continuing Certain Restrictions with Respect to
North Korea and North Korean Nationals (June 26, 2008)
19. Blocking Property of Certain Persons
Contributing to the Conflict in Somalia (April 12, 2010)
20. Blocking Property and Prohibiting Certain
Transactions Related to Libya (February 25, 2011)
21. Blocking Property of Transnational Criminal
Organizations (July 25, 2011)
22. Blocking Property of Persons Threatening the
Peace, Security, or Stability of Yemen (May 16, 2012)
23. Blocking Property of Certain Persons
Contributing to the Situation in Ukraine (March 6, 2014)
24. Blocking Property of Certain Persons With
Respect to South Sudan (April 3, 2014)
25. Blocking Property of Certain Persons
Contributing to the Conflict in the Central African Republic (May 12, 2014)
26. Blocking Property and Suspending Entry of
Certain Persons Contributing to the Situation in Venezuela (March 9, 2015)
27. Blocking the Property of Certain Persons
Engaging in Significant Malicious Cyber-Enabled Activities (April 1, 2015)
28. Blocking Property of Certain Persons
Contributing to the Situation in Burundi (November 23, 2015)
29. Blocking the Property of Persons Involved in
Serious Human Rights Abuse or Corruption (December 20, 2017)
30. Imposing Certain Sanctions in the Event of
Foreign Interference in a United States Election (September 12, 2018)
31. Blocking Property of Certain Persons
Contributing to the Situation in Nicaragua (November 27, 2018)
Videoconferencing in Immigration Court: High-Tech Solution or Rights Violation?
"..., asserted that detained immigrants could not fully communicate with their lawyers and participate in proceedings when their only interaction with immigration court was through video."
How dare he not see color! Doesn't he understand that color is the ONLY things that matters in the USA. If he does not see color he is part of the problem. We all need to see color as first and foremost in everything we do: how we form relationships, who is worth being a friend, who we can marry, who we will be neighbours with. People who do not see color are evil. Right?
Harvard Students Call For Harvey Weinstein Attorney To Step Down As House Dean
Absolutely. We do not believe that every person has a right to an attorney!
If we don't like a person, any one who defends him should have to give up involvement with Harvard.
With Shutdown Looming, Border Deal Is Reached ‘in Principle’
Who knows where this will go, as in depends on Trump's mood when it crosses his desk. How can congress, or the american people, know what will happen when even Donnie Trump doesn't know what he will do.
Ilhan Omar Apologizes for Statements Condemned as Anti-Semitic
She should know that ANY criticism of Israel is considered anti-semitic - even those who criticize Israel for being anti-semitic against the semitic arabs in its borders.
But shouldn't she have to resign? How is anti-semitism different from blackface.
Or is it like Kobluchar: you can bully or be anti-semitic if you are a woman, but not if you are a man.
Just 12 Labour Party Members Expelled For Anti-Semitism In Past Year
Gosh, That's fewer than were expelled for sexual assault!
We should have a purge and expel at least 1500. If we can't find 1500 anti-semites, we could just select party members at random and expel them so that people know we are serious about this.
How Lorena Bobbitt Reclaimed Her Place In History
She sexually assaulted a guy and got away with it (and, yeah, he deserved it and then some)
but it is ever so nice to feel vindicated about a sexual assault
Trump Doubles Down On Border Security At Rally: ‘Walls Save Lives’
You have to understand: Donnie just wants to live in a gated community.
Virginia Democratic Lawmaker Moves to Consider Impeaching Justin Fairfax
He has been accused! In #metoo parlance, that means he is guilty and should resign or be impeached....unless of course he were a woman, in which case it means he is innocent and should not resign. Amy Kobluchar bullying springs to mind.