News you may have missed last week
+ Al Jazeera via MSN: There is a sickness in America – There is a sickness in America that is unique to America. No other country convulses with such premeditated violence so often against so many innocents at school, at work, at church and what seems like just a moment ago, at a grocery store in Buffalo.
+ The Washington Post: What rational society lets children buy guns? “Why do we let children buy guns? They can’t purchase alcohol or cigarettes in this country until age 21. But deadly weapons?“
+ CBS News 60 Minutes: What makes the AR-15 style rifle the weapon of choice for mass shooters?
+ 60 Minutes Overtime: [Children in school] Learning how to “Stop the Bleed” [Editor’s note: This story reflects why “There is a sickness in America,” that our children must be taught how to “Stop the Bleed.”
+ The Washington Post via The Boston Globe: Pope Francis’s refusal to condemn Putin spurs debate within Catholic Church
+ Daily Kos: Here’s a reminder of the GOP senators taking the most NRA money to turn a blind eye to dead children – Precisely because of such people, the United States actually is at risk of civil war — more than at any point in recent history. As I have noted, the Trump presidency and the Capitol insurrection caused the country to lose its status as a “full democracy” for the first time since 1800, according to an index used by the CIA to track instability and political violence abroad. A partial democracy, which the United States now is, faces three times the risk of falling into civil war. Read more
+ NBC News: Texas bar sues AG Ken Paxton over efforts to overturn 2020 presidential election – The State Bar of Texas alleges Paxton “misrepresented” facts to the Supreme Court in a Trump-backed suit seeking to overturn President Joe Biden’s victory in 2020.
The truth closes in on Trump’s world
+ CNBC: Trump must answer questions under oath in New York AG probe into business practices, appeals court says [Editor’s note: What else will Trump attempt to do to delay, deflect, and dodge giving testimony? He can’t go to “his” Supreme Court with this because this is a State of New York state case, not a federal case.]
+ CNBC: McCarthy, GOP lawmakers escalate standoff with Jan. 6 panel [Editor’s note: The hiding out means they have something significant to hide!]
+ Truthout: In a Different World, Mark Meadows’s Evidence-Burning Would Be Shocking [Editor’s note: I am sure Meadows’s former very good friend in Congress, Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD.), would not recognize his friend Meadows were he alive today.]
+ Mediate: Trump Said to Have Reacted Approvingly to Jan. 6 Chants About Hanging Pence – The House committee investigating the Capitol assault has heard accounts of the former president’s remarks as he watched the riot unfold on television.
+ MSNBC: Sure seems like Jim Jordan suddenly has something to hide from the Jan. 6 committee – This week, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals concluded that Rep. Madison Cawthorn, R-N.C., and indeed anyone alive can be barred from holding certain public offices if they tried to overthrow the U.S. government. This may fall under the category of “We shouldn’t need a court ruling to tell us this.” [Editor’s note: Then this should be applied to Rep. Gym Jordan, and the others.] Read more
+ Raw Story: The federal government has found no evidence that flaws in Dominion voting machines have ever been exploited, including in the 2020 election, according to the executive director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency. [Editor’s note: I always said this is the one case that had plenty of evidence to indict Trump – tapes!]
+ The New York Times: Federal judge dismisses Trump’s lawsuit against N.Y. attorney general
+ The New York Times via Yahoo: Trump’s Primary Losses Puncture His Invincibility
+ The Washington Post: No evidence of exploitation of Dominion voting machine flaws, CISA finds – The federal government has found no evidence that flaws in Dominion voting machines have ever been exploited, including in the 2020 election, according to the executive director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA).
+ Truthout: In a Different World, Mark Meadows’s Evidence-Burning Would Be Shocking [Editor’s note: I am sure Meadows’s former very good friend in Congress, Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD.), would not recognize his friend Meadows were he alive today