THE COUP ATTEMPT - “There is an unfolding assault taking place in America today,” President Biden said in Philadelphia on July 13. “An attempt to suppress and subvert the right to vote in fair and free elections, an assault on democracy, an assault on liberty, an assault on who we are — who we are as Americans.”
COVIDIOT WATCH - Despite the apparent existence of a free, handy, plentiful vaccine that can keep you alive, right-wing anti-vaxx buffoonery is still at lethal work, and it's not a pretty sight.
CONNECTING CALIFORNIA - It’s hard to think of a better bargain in our high-cost state than the failed recall election against Gov. Gavin Newsom.
VOICES-To Whom It May Concern: I am writing to express my concerns regarding the news of the State of California Bar appointing George Cardona as Chief Trial Counsel.
ANTI WAR HAUL - As the US after 20 years finally began its withdrawal from Afghanistan, the story dominated TV news.
PEACE VOICE - President Biden is continuing the disengagement policy toward China that began under Donald Trump, with strong bipartisan support.
PEACE VOICE - Suddenly there’s major concern across the country — from the mainstream media to every last rock-ribbed Republican — for the rights of Afghan women and girls to be able to work, to go to school.
HUMAN RIGHTS - Journalism needs a new rule. Are you reporting about a human rights violation in another country? If the United States commits the same offense, you should be required to refer to that fact in your article or broadcast.
LGBTQ NATION - Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton (R) has filed a federal lawsuit against the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), saying that the federal agency’s guidance on LGBTQ rights is “extreme federal overreach” that violates Texas’s “sovereign right” to determine workplace policies, specifically when it comes to LGBTQ job discrimination protections in the workplace.