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The new normal of patchwork pandemics is very, very abnormal – Politics Article

Like much of the rest of the world, Australia now has to deal with a patchwork pandemic. Slipping back into old habits isn’t good enough for politicians if they’re to respond effectively to ongoing disruption. The post The new normal of patchwork pandemics is very, very abnormal appeared first on Crikey. This is only a snippet of a Politics Article written by Bernard Keane Read Full Political Article

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Trump Goes After Bubba Wallace, NASCAR Over Noose ‘Hoax’ – Politics Article

President Trump on Monday hammered driver Bubba Wallace over a fake noose “hoax” and went after NASCAR for banning the Confederate flag from their events. Trump made the comments in an early morning tweet to his followers. “Has [Wallace] apologized to all of those great NASCAR drivers [and] officials who came to his aid, stood by his side, [and] were willing to sacrifice everything for him, only to find out that the whole thing was just another HOAX?” he asked.…

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UK unveils new sanctions on human rights violators – POLITICO – Politics Article

“If you are a kleptocrat or an organized criminal you will not be able to launder your blood money in this country,” Dominic Raab said | Ben Stansall/AFP via Getty Images Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab says organized criminals ‘will not be able to launder your blood money in this country.’ By Emilio Casalicchio 7/6/20, 5:45 PM CET Updated 7/6/20, 5:52 PM CET LONDON — The U.K. slapped sanctions on almost 50 organizations and individuals involved in human rights abuses around…

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8-yr-old girl killed near Rayshard Brooks memorial site by armed protesters – The Right Scoop – Politics Article

An 8-year-old girl was shot and killed last night by armed protesters near the Wendy’s where Rayshard Brooks was killed in self defense by police officers. And the Mayor finally appears to have had enough: NBC NEWS – Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms told protesters Sunday to “clear out” of an area near where Rayshard Brooks was killed by police last month after an 8-year-old girl was fatally shot near the site over the weekend. “You shot and killed a…

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338Canada Quebec edition: Legault holds a jaw-dropping lead as the lockdown lifts – Politics Article

The CAQ is in landslide territory despite the province’s severe outbreak—and Quebecers are feeling as good as ever about being Canadian When COVID-19 started spreading in Canada in early March, Quebec Premier François Legault began giving daily press conferences to update Quebecers on the state of the pandemic in the province. Much like Justin Trudeau’s daily 11 a.m. briefings from outside Rideau Cottage, Legault’s daily 1 p.m. updates became must-see television and were broadcast live by every major news outlet…

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Loyalism must succeed where Sinn Fein has failed… – Slugger O’Toole – Politics Article

Moore Holmes is a Loyalist from East Belfast. You can find him on Twitter I have a fond memory of my dad telling me how foolish he thought the phrase, “learn from your mistakes.” Each time it came up in a conversation, he’d half-chuckle and half-scoff, provocatively asking, “why not learn from someone else’s mistakes and save yourself the hassle?” Although my dad would be at pains to point out that I’ve sung “Fathers Advice” far more than I’ve ever…

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Remembering Frederick Douglass’ Great Fourth of July Speech in Context – Politics Article

Each Independence Day, my social media feed divides in two: half commemorates the declaration of our nation’s independence from Great Britain, while the other laments the hypocrisy that a nation founded on the idea of liberty would have simultaneously tolerated slavery. In the last few years, I’ve been pleased that both sides seem to freely quote my favorite American, the great Frederick Douglass. At first glance, his famous speech “What to the Slave is the Fourth of July” comes across…

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Republicans Argue Against Witnesses in Trump Trial, Sayit’s Waste of Time – Politics Article

From the moment U.S. president went on trial in the U.S. Senate, Republicans have had one agenda – end the trial as quickly as possible whether Trump is guilty of not. They believe the best way to do that is to refuse to call any witnesses or request additional documents. Their argument is simple – it is a waste of time. Last week, The New York Times published that former national security adviser John Bolton, in his upcoming book, wrote…

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Biden tells teachers their profession is ‘the most important’ on same day Trump trashes public schools : politics – Politics Article

How does the cutting of education directly affect the budgets of local school districts and can you show me resources to support it? On my local Nextdoor, complaints about property taxes always going up or school levies being put on the ballots every year seem to be the biggest area of financial concern for my area. Things never end well when I get into the discussion because my argument is basically “stop voting for Republicans” which doesn’t always go over…

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There’s a Disturbing “George Soros” Connection to the “Armed St. Louis Couple” that You Should Know About – Politics Article

Kimberly Gardner is the St. Louis prosecutor who’s freeing looters and rioters but is “investigating” the armed St. Louis couple who stood outside guarding their home when an angry BLM mob busted down the gate to their private home and threatened to kill them, their dog, and burn their house down. You might be interested to know that this woman’s campaign was funded by George Soros’ SuperPac, to the tune of nearly $200K bucks. MORE NEWS: Justice Kavanaugh Delivered George…

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A Young Doctor Sees Oppression Everywhere – Politics Article

(Pixabay) I read an article in the current New England Journal of Medicine that broke my heart. Chase T. M. Anderson, MD, a gay African-American psychiatry resident, bemoans being stifled and denigrated by racism, homophobia, macro aggressions and micro aggressions. But as I read the piece, the picture presented was of an obviously talented young doctor with a very promising future in the midst of a very successful medical career — who has allowed rude comments by others to ruin success’s…

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Has Electoral Success Broken The Green Party? – AN SIONNACH FIONN – Politics Article

It seems that the Green Party is going through some of the same growing pains that effected Sinn Féin in the aftermath of the general election of 2011 and to a lesser extent at the start of this year. In the first decade-and-a-half of the new century SF experienced an influx of excited new blood in the South that frequently found itself at odds with the cautious older blood of the existing membership. Incoming activists and their post-war concerns and…

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The President is Above the law and Can’t be Impeached – Politics Article

In 1977, Former U.S president Richard Nixon famously said during a television interview that “when the president does it, that means that it is not illegal.” Fast forward to 2020, the attorneys for president Donald Trump appear to be resurrecting that line of thinking. Responding to a question from Texas senator Ted Cruz, Trump lawyer Alan Dershowitz said there is nothing wrong with a president seeking foreign help for his reelection. His reasoning? Well, the president is above the law,…

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Kellyanne Conway’s Teenage Daughter Just Announced to the World that Her Parents Marriage is “Failed” – Politics Article

As you may know, Claudia Conway, the daughter of Kellyanne and George Conway recently teamed up with a New York Times reporter to share her anti-Trump TikTok videos. We reported on that earlier this week. RELATED: WATCH: Unearthed TikTok Videos Show Kellyanne Conway’s Daughter Hates Trump as Much as Her Dad…She Even Mocks Barron From the videos that she and the NYT reporter shared, the 15-year-old girl seems like a handful, to say the least. Her father, infamous Trump-hater George…

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Trump’s advisers are concealing how badly he is performing in swing states to keep him happy, report says : politics – Politics Article

“I like the numbers being where they are. I don’t need to have the numbers fall because of swing states.” “If we stopped polling right now, we’d lose very few votes, if any.” “Polling is a double-edged sword. In one way, it tells you you have lost votes. In another way, you find out where the lost votes are and you do a good job. We are doing a great job.” “When you do polling to that extent, you’re going…

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Gavin Newsom nailed for shutting down businesses – but not his own wineries – The Right Scoop – Politics Article

A lot of people are slapping down California’s Gov. Gavin Newsom for ordering that bars and other businesses close down, while leaving alone the county where his businesses reside: So Gavin Newsom is closing down restaurants and bars and destroying family-owned businesses all over California. Oh wait, here’s one that’s still open! 👇🏼 pic.twitter.com/LwTVRejYBL — James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) July 2, 2020 Apparently, he has four of them in Napa Valley: Wineries, a popular destination on a summer holiday weekend, were…

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