Sunday, January 24, 2021

CREW Draws a Roadmap for Presidential Accountability in the Post-Trump Era

by Nomad

The Lessons Trump Taught Us

The Trump era is finally over and the Biden era has begun. It is perhaps human nature not to want to look back over the previous four years. It was too horrible, too shameful, and too humiliating a period for America. We are exhausted and we need time to forget what happened.
And yet, it would be an enormous mistake not to review the failure to hold the executive branch accountable. It was, after all, not merely the criminality of one man, or one administration, or one party. It was a systemic failure of the entire oversight process.

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

WATCH LIVE: The Inauguration of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris

by Nomad

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Well, somehow we survived it.
Remember the night we thought the Trump presidency would be over no later than one year in? A person so unfit for office- as Trump unquestionably was- could not remain in power for longer than a year, we told ourselves. 
And here we are, four years later, bruised and exhausted. 

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Can the 14th Amendment Be Used Against Insurrectionist Members of Congress?

 by Nomad

As civil rights lawyers will tell you, the 14th Amendment has been a bulwark against institutionalized racism in America. 

Ratified in the Reconstruction Era following the Civil War, the amendment granted citizenship to all persons born or naturalized in the United States—including formerly-enslaved people—and guaranteed all citizens “equal protection of the laws.” civil and legal rights for Black Americans were- (at least, in theory, if not in practice) guaranteed by federal law. 

In the 1950s and 60s, it was to prove a reliable foundation upon which to abolish the second-class status for African-Americans in the Deep South.

Thursday, January 7, 2021

QAnon's Phony Shaman: A Portrait of an American Traitor

by Nomad

Imagine being stupid enough to purposely make yourself the most recognizable member of a crowd that's committing a serious crime. As we all know by now, you don't need to be smart to be a Trump supporter. 
In fact, that might just disqualify you.

You simply need to be willing to believe anything con artists tell you and, at least in this person's case, have a desperate need for public attention.