“Most troubling of all, perhaps, was a sentiment the expert said a member of Kushner’s team expressed: that because the virus had hit blue states hardest, a national plan was unnecessary and would not make sense politically. “The political folks believed that because it was going to be relegated to Democratic states, that they could blame those governors, and that would be an effective political strategy,” said the expert.” Vanity Fair
Since Dr Fauci's analysis of our chart in the US Congress is so widely reported https://t.co/wNrGv58ufA
It is wrong to believe that the US finds many more cases than Europe because of 'better testing'
The positive rate in the US is higher than in *every single European country* pic.twitter.com/bQ3xly2lpG
— Max Roser (@MaxCRoser) August 1, 2020
Allowing preventable deaths of Americans as political strategy constitutes crimes against humanity. This should forever define Donald Trump and his administration. #TrumpCrimesCommission https://t.co/4kqmuvbcFV
— Glenn Kirschner (@glennkirschner2) August 1, 2020
Democrats would do well to put this visual in ads- with some changes for the "already passed" column to account for the party that put it in the package.
Getting their economic message across clearly would help them win more elections bc this wave will end when Trump does. https://t.co/hlXAlsVh4m
— Rachel "The Doc" Bitecofer 📈🔭🍌 (@RachelBitecofer) August 1, 2020
Trump Makes Ominous Prediction While Raging Against Mail Vote: ‘This is Going to Be the Greatest Election Disaster in History’https://t.co/QzIripxYDR
— Mediaite (@Mediaite) August 1, 2020
"China is already exporting uninhabited aircraft throughout the world, including to U.S. allies and partners." – @mchorowitz warns @MarcusReports and @DefTechPat. Read more from @DefenseOne: https://t.co/Sx6KqgaeKR
— CNAS (@CNASdc) August 1, 2020
Certainly the scenes in Portland have alarmed civil liberties groups: Heavily armed and camouflaged federal officers, wearing no name tags or other insignia, are on the streets of Portland, Oregon, and have teargassed and arrested seemingly peaceful protesters with little or no provocation. President Donald Trump has said similar forces are coming to other cities — many run by Democrats.
Now the movement’s public face is smaller and harder to find without insider knowledge. For instance, until recently it was common to see groups with the words “big igloo” in their names, a play on the word “boogaloo.” After Facebook’s crackdown, some groups are using the word “icehouse” or other synonyms that may not be as obvious. They are therefore harder for algorithms to find, but also for people to find – whether to observe or to join in.
The groups who “back the boogaloo” imply, or even outright declare, that the U.S. is no longer a free country, and generally call for supporters to oppose, violently if necessary, federal forces and the government they represent.
In the days after George Floyd’s death, I saw some of these groups call for members to participate in protests opposing police violence. But I have not seen similar calls in response to federal officers’ violence in Portland.
Federal intervention has not stopped the Portland protests from growing, but some analysts expect Trump to increase the response in an attempt to appeal to his supporters as the country heads into the November election. Many people fear that move would spark violence.
The “back the blue” militia members generally respect law and order enough to not fulfill their threats of violence or criminal action – but the “back the boog” groups may not be so restrained. The “back the blue” groups may also act if federal action escalates, and members believe they are needed or useful to help defend the interests of average citizens.
— Karen Tumulty (@ktumulty) July 20, 2020
Whistleblowers Leah Remini and Mike Rinder open up on the links between Donald Trump, the Nation of Islam, and the Church of Scientology, from loans and donations to fundraising. https://t.co/DnQ6VGvBBW
— Jon Cooper 🇺🇸 (@joncoopertweets) August 1, 2020
Pretty much sums it up. https://t.co/yCezHaZdCV
— Fred Harding (@OPCGhost) August 1, 2020
Biden Nearly Doubles Lead Over Trump in One Week, Polls Showhttps://t.co/rIALcxxFXp
— KT Counter Intelligence (@KremlinTrolls) August 1, 2020