Anarchist in Chief Trump threatens to to hold funds from unequal cities he calls ‘anarchist’

A leader who shows up to a problem with a blowtorch instead of water … I live in a New York City neighborhood that’s quiet to the point where I can hear different species of birds — not unless they’re drowned out by the occasional foghorn. Far from being the anarchist jurisdiction that President Donald […]

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With Justice Ginsberg gone, Democrats may have realized how badly they played themselves

Investing in Wall Street and ignoring Main Street can lead to bad voter consequences — and here we are … I mentioned that I had more to say about the transitioning of US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg, so I’ll start by sharing the collective Liberal freakout that the combination of her vacancy, President […]

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Nancy Smith — a Mississippi mom — arrested for faking an address to get Tennessee health insurance for her 3 kids

Effin’ health insurance. The war on Black and poor folks continues. Assuming you’re not a sociopath, you have to ask what kind of moral society allows the rich and powerful to fail up the ladder to success — and stack more ill-gotten riches from their clout — while the poor get the entire book of […]

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Scientific American — a magazine that endorses no one — endorsed Joe Biden for President

I hope every media outlet is paying attention to this … Earth is traveling through 2020 with smaller mountain ice caps, warmer oceans, a torrid letter run on hurricane names, an American coastline’s slow and inevitable submersion into the Atlantic Ocean, forest infernos that can’t be subdued by dwindling rains, and President Donald Trump picks […]

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Sure, Louisville will settle with Breonna Taylor’s family for $12 million — and bury that ugly gentrification story

Using police to Bogart Black folks out of homes for condo projects? Let that play in a courtroom … There was a moment in early July when I knew there wasn’t going to be a Breonna Taylor civil lawsuit against the City of Louisville over her death by police bullets. “Hellll-nah. Ain’t gonna happen,” is […]

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The City of Rochester failed Daniel Prude and allowed predator cops to fail harder

Bank robbers and mental health patients receive the same police solutions: violence. Daniel Prude’s 157-days old death at the hands of Rochester police officers, and the subsequent overdue and — for the moment — relatively lenient suspensions given to the cops involved, make me think about another way cities continue to set up Black folks […]

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