Wednesday, May 29, 2019
Here's a short article (from March) about the merits of Jay Inslee as a candidate for pres. We'll have to watch him, see if his spark ignites.
Find it here: https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2019/03/05/more-candidates-should-have-jay-inslees-problem/?utm_term=.e64073f5055d
Tuesday, May 28, 2019
This article outlines a good idea from Kamala Harris -- about how to deal with laws restricting abortion more than Roe v. Wade does -- but I am sending it because it also mentions other ideas from other candidates. A sort of overview.
I would say that having all these women running for pres seems to have increased the creativity a lot. -- some kind of synergistic effect?
Find it here: https://www.vox.com/2019/5/28/18642558/kamala-harris-abortion-voting-rights-act?fbclid=IwAR0DEbjSxwYfYle-AIYakNd6O2uNySZr27zPzIu_FRVI-hURpXSFYHo9uNI
ANS -- Republicans attend rally to carve out new Christian state: ‘It’s either going to be bloodshed or Liberty State’
This is a shocking story of some people who want to carve out a 51st state and are threatening violence if they don't get it. The meeting about it is near Spokane, wa, where we will be for a week next month for GA. Something about threatening violence in order to get a Christian state seems off to me, but I think I know a different Jesus than they do.... : -)
Find it here: https://www.rawstory.com/2019/05/republicans-attend-rally-to-carve-out-new-christian-state-its-either-going-to-be-bloodshed-or-liberty-state/?fbclid=IwAR2gu6BmTGThHmNaajIqpECuVjliDAncLRvD16rFExOyyd3r43LvuvXkMBg#.XOxmQFc_kP8.facebook
Republicans attend rally to carve out new Christian state: 'It's either going to be bloodshed or Liberty State'
Monday, May 27, 2019
Here's a fairly extreme article. I think he's correct. What do you think? (He says we have been successfully taken over by the extreme Right, the fascist authoritarians.)
Find it here: https://eand.co/the-far-right-takeover-of-america-is-almost-complete-67e9810d846b?fbclid=IwAR312U5hW2tPDESKnvCg8UWpsD6vVszSUvGoaYaPGsP-O1vnClQGjdTYSdA
This is an article about a study showing we were all wrong about Trump voters having economic anxiety, it's more that they have anxiety about losing status-- of straight white males not being firmly on top of the hierarchy anymore. If this is true, and it does seem to be, then it should change the strategy when it comes to how the Dems would win back the Senate and the presidency in the 2020 election. Since it is out of the question to tell white males they are going to be back on top, it makes it totally imperative that the rest of society get out and vote. Maybe an explicitly non-hierarchical statement? What else? (I have been thinking about a catchphrase: Make America Fair Again. ) What do you think?
Find it here: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/24/us/politics/trump-economic-anxiety.html?fbclid=IwAR2Vl9I1QVV-0uzX3la_xzjM_Tz3Q-1BjAiRyeD96KwpIcPxsz6qoXo4_rU