There’s a great deal that really feels extraordinary concerning today’s selecting dilemma in Georgia, as well as there’s earnest issue that we might never ever recuperate from Donald Trump’s damages to freedom. On December 5, the head of state mosted likely to Valdosta to engorge his vanity, prattling on for near to 2 hrs prior to a group of about 10,000 followers concerning fictional citizen fraudulence.  […]

It’s considerable that Trump’s project to overturn freedom, by revoking so standard a principle as a person’s right to have their ballot counted, is unraveling in an area where standard civil liberties for Black individuals are currently revoked as an issue of regular. What is the background of Black Georgia yet a testimony to the precariousness of Black individuals’s capacity to join public life? What are the means they have been precisely penalized in their initiatives to protect those civil liberties yet a brand name of racial fascism, a slow-burn stroke of genius unraveling throughout centuries? […]




“The pleasure of remembering had been taken from me, because there was no longer anyone to remember with. It felt like losing your co-rememberer meant losing the memory itself, as if the things we’d done were less real and important than they had been hours before.”
           ~~John Green, The Fault in Our Stars (2012)



At Daily Kos on this day in 2012—President Obama making recess consultations to labor board, versus enduring GOP outrage:

President Obama is making recess consultations to the National Labor Relations Board along with his consultation of Richard Cordray to head the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. […]

This is big: Without these consultations, the NLRB would certainly have been to 2 participants; it cannot choose without a three-member quorum. Republicans were established to obstruct Obama’s NLRB elections to close down the board as well as stop it from having the ability to pass policies like its current actions simplifying union political elections as well as calling for companies to install posters educating employees of their existing lawful civil liberties.

Obama’s choice to recess select both these NLRB participants as well as Cordray to the CFPB does not simply place certified individuals right into the federal government—it makes it possible for the federal government companies themselves to work.