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  • Trump pushed officials to prosecute his critics, ex-US attorney says

    09/09/2022 1:37:30 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 47 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | September 8, 2022 | Benjamin Weiser
    A book by a former top federal prosecutor offers new details about how the Justice Department under President Trump sought to use the US attorney’s office in Manhattan to support Trump politically and pursue his critics — even pushing the office to open a criminal investigation of former secretary of state John Kerry. The prosecutor, Geoffrey S. Berman, was the US attorney for the Southern District of New York for 2 1/2 years until June 2020, when Trump fired him after he refused a request to resign by then-Attorney General William Barr, who sought to replace him with an administration...
  • ‘A bit of a superhero.’ Biden turns around presidency with recent successes that buoy Democrats ahead of midterms

    08/14/2022 12:02:36 PM PDT · by Jim Noble · 72 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | August 13, 2022 | Jim Puzzanghera
    WASHINGTON — President Biden looks supercharged. On social media, his eyes glow Terminator-like in images depicting him as an all-powerful figure imposing his will on the nation. Known as “Dark Brandon,” the memes began as an ironic portrayal employing a nickname from the offensive, anti-Biden chant of “Let’s Go Brandon” embraced by former president Trump’s supporters. But after a slew of recent legislative wins, Democrats have appropriated the imagery to celebrate a president suddenly rejuvenated heading toward the fall midterm elections after a nearly yearlong stretch in which he seemed more impotent than almighty... “Over the last few months, it...
  • MSNBC’s Atkins Stohr: Trump’s Radicalization of Americans ‘Exact Same’ as Al-Qaeda Tactics

    07/14/2022 7:33:39 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 32 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 13 Jul 2022 | PAM KEY
    MSNBC contributor and Boston Globe columnist Kimberly Atkins Stohr said Wednesday on MSNBC’s “Deadline” that former President Donald Trump’s radicalization of Americans with propaganda is the “exact same” way groups like Al-Qaeda and ISIS build their following.Atkins Stohr said, “I don’t know what the Justice Department will do. As an attorney, I feel like there is so much basis for an investigation if not moving forward with chargers, but I do know that Merrick Garland is meticulous and careful and thoughtful, so these things will move more slowly than we want.”She added, “One thing that I’ve really come away with...
  • Should We Allow the Boston GLobe to Edit the Constitution?

    12/28/2021 3:21:40 PM PST · by River Hawk · 35 replies
    US Incorporated ^ | December 28th ,2021 | Allan Wall
    The Boston Globe has published a collection of essays entitled, “Editing the Constitution.” What does the Boston Globe have in mind? Besides the introduction to the collection, written by Abdallah Fayad, there are 13 essays proposing changes. Check them out for yourself, and see what you think. Let’s consider two of the essays — the one on immigration and the one on the First and Second Amendments.
  • Expand the Supreme Court

    12/17/2021 11:04:27 AM PST · by bitt · 74 replies
    BOSTON GLOBE ^ | 12/15/2021 | elizabeth warren
    I don’t come to this conclusion lightly or because I disagree with a particular decision; I come to this conclusion because I believe the current court threatens the democratic foundations of our nation. This month, a majority of justices on the United States Supreme Court signaled their willingness to gut one of the court’s most important decisions over the past century, threatening to eliminate Roe v. Wade and a person’s right to choose. This is not the first time this extremist court has threatened, or outright dismantled, fundamental rights in this country. For years, the Supreme Court’s conservative majority —...

    12/16/2021 4:12:50 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 94 replies
    Speech and guns: two of the most contentious issues in America today, with controversies fueled not only by personal passions and identity politics but by competing interpretations of the Constitution. Perhaps more than any other parts of the Constitution, the First and Second Amendments inspire religious-like fervor in many Americans, with accordingly irrational results. As legal texts go, neither of the two amendments is a model of clarity or precision. More important, both are deeply flawed in their respective conceptualizations of some of the most important rights of a democratic society: the freedom of expression and religion and the right...
  • 8th noose found at Conn. Amazon site despite additional security

    05/27/2021 7:55:52 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 65 replies
    AP via Boston Globe ^ | May 27, 2021 | DAVE COLLINS
    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — NAACP, state and local officials on Wednesday denounced what they called continued racism at an Amazon warehouse construction site in Connecticut where eight nooses have been found within a month, despite additional security measures added last weekend. The latest noose was found at the site in Windsor on Wednesday morning, the day of a scheduled meeting between workers and NAACP officials about safety and security, said Connecticut NAACP President Scot X. Esdaile. “We have a serious problem in America and it hasn’t gone away,” Esdaile said. “It's deplorable. It’s sickening. It’s a sick mindset that Black...
  • Why one Massachusetts lawmaker says the state’s vaccine rollout is a ‘textbook case study of structural racism’

    02/27/2021 9:54:48 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 21 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | Feb. 26, 2021 | By Nik DeCosta-Klipa
    With white residents more likely to live past the age of 75, more likely to be digitally literate, more likely to be proficient in English, more likely to own a car, and more likely to have flexibility in their jobs, Chang-Diaz says it’s clear who is getting those advantages in the state’s vaccine rollout. “You could not find a more textbook case study of structural racism if you tried,” she said. “Eight months after George Floyd, nine months after watching COVID rip through Chelsea and Dorchester and East Boston like they were foreign countries … when will we learn this...
  • Boston Globe columnist suggests no 'difference' between Trump supporters and ISIS

    11/02/2020 4:29:51 AM PST · by knighthawk · 34 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 1 2020 | Sam Dorman
    A columnist for the Boston Globe suggested on Saturday that President Trump's supporters were like terrorists from the Islamic State. On Twitter, columnist Renée Graham posted a photo of what appeared to be a caravan of Trump supporters. Next to it, she showed a series of cars with individuals holding the Islamic State flag. "See the difference? Me neither," Graham tweeted.
  • Was his joke the reason Trump ran for president? Some say so, and it torments him

    11/01/2020 6:04:39 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 101 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 10-30-2020 | Mark Shanahan
    When the definitive history of Donald Trump’s presidency is written, it’ll likely begin on April 30, 2011, long before he was actually elected. That’s when Seth Meyers, then the anchor of “Weekend Update” on “Saturday Night Live,” told a joke that, some believe, so infuriated Trump he resolved to run for president. Speaking at the White House Correspondents' Dinner that night, Meyers acknowledged Trump in the audience, and then said: “Donald Trump has been saying he will run for president as a Republican, which is surprising, since I just assumed he was running as a joke.” It got a big...
  • New York Times columnist Paul Krugman ripped for tweets downplaying city violence

    09/02/2020 7:27:46 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | 09/02/2020 | Joseph A. Wulfsohn
    New York Times columnist Paul Krugman is the latest journalist to mockingly downplay the violence that has plagued some American cities. Krugman on Wednesday shared observations he made during his run in New York City. “I went for a belated NYC run this morning, and am sorry to report that I saw very few black-clad anarchists. Also, the city is not yet in flames,” the economist wrote on Twitter. “The political question of the day is whether Trump can win politically by hammering on a nonexistent crisis of order in America’s cities. You would think not, but I’m not 100%...
  • Brad Marchand Defends Deleted Tweet To Bruins Reporter Regarding Tuukka Rask’s Police Hat (hockey)

    07/29/2020 7:00:48 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 7 replies
    CBS Boston ^ | July 29, 2020
    BOSTON (CBS) — Brad Marchand’s Wednesday morning in Toronto began with a bang, as the Bruins’ star winger fired off an emotional tweet directed at a Boston Globe reporter. “Are you [expletive] serious Porter?” Marchand tweeted at Boston Globe reporter Matt Porter. “This here is why you are part of the problem.” The tweet came in response to Porter sharing a screen shot of Tuukka Rask being interviewed on NBC Sports while wearing a Boston Police hat. That tweet was attached to another tweet, which shared the statement from Bruins players expressing their plan to lock arms during the national...
  • No More White Summer Interns, All Reporters To ‘Assess Their Work Through A Racial Lens,’ Boston Globe Editor Says

    07/04/2020 1:51:49 PM PDT · by edwinland · 107 replies
    New Boston Post ^ | July 3, 2020 | Matt McDonald
    The editor of The Boston Globe plans to give reporters and other staff members “the necessary time to look back six months and assess their work through a racial lens,” according to a memo he sent the newspaper’s staff earlier this week. Brian McGrory, the editor, wants reporters, columnists, editors, photographers, and video producers to count “how many people of color were subjects, how many were quoted as experts, how many were depicted in photographs and videos, and in what fashion?” It’s not a witch hunt, he said. “This exercise is not meant to embarrass or penalize anyone. It’s to...
  • Advice for Biden: Let Trump implode (wait for it...)

    06/29/2020 7:09:44 PM PDT · by Libloather · 15 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 6/29/20 | Joan Vennochi
    Last month, Joe Biden got some practical campaign advice from a maestro: Keep speeches, interviews, and tweets short and crisp, former president Barack Obama told the presumptive Democratic nominee, according to The New York Times. With President Trump imploding daily, there’s little else to add except stay cool, drink plenty of water, and avoid mistakes like saying 120 million Americans have died from COVID-19, as Biden recently did, before quickly correcting himself. **SNIP** So now it’s time for the Trump campaign to hit Biden with accusations of dementia. An ad run by a pro-Trump PAC raises the question: “Does Joe...
  • The prosecution of Michael Flynn is not over yet

    06/26/2020 1:29:32 PM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 49 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | June 26, 2020 | Andrew Manuel Crespo and Kristy Parker
    COVID-19 peak dates for every state Wake Forest coach to isolate from wife for entire season The Boston Globe logoThe prosecution of Michael Flynn is not over yet On Wednesday, two accounts of the Department of Justice — one grounded in fact, the other in fiction — were on display in the nation’s capital. The first occurred before the House Judiciary Committee, where Andrew Zelinksy, a career prosecutor currently working at the Justice Department, took the extraordinary step of testifying about political interference in criminal cases from “the highest levels of the Department,” namely by Attorney General William Barr. Zelinsky...
  • MSM: Trump tries to rally base in Tulsa amid coronavirus fears, sparse crowd

    06/20/2020 6:45:41 PM PDT · by Fractal Trader · 117 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 20 Jun 2020 | AP via Boston Globe
    President Donald Trump launched his comeback rally amid a pandemic on Saturday by declaring that “the silent majority is stronger than ever before,” but what was meant to be a show of political force was instead met with thousands of empty seats and new coronavirus cases on his campaign staff. Ignoring health warnings, Trump went through with his first rally in 110 days in Tulsa, Oklahoma, one of the largest indoor gatherings in the world during a coronavirus outbreak that has killed more than 120,000 Americans, put 40 million out of work and upended Trump's reelection bid. Advertisement In the...
  • Chinese Propaganda Outlet Has Paid US Newspapers $19 Million for Advertising, Printing

    06/16/2020 7:31:43 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | June 15, 2020 | Chuck Ross
    One of China’s main propaganda outlets has paid American newspapers nearly $19 million for advertising and printing expenses over the past four years, according to documents filed with the Justice Department. China Daily, an English-language newspaper controlled by the Chinese Communist Party, has paid more than $4.6 million to The Washington Post and nearly $6 million to The Wall Street Journal since November 2016, the records show. Both newspapers have published paid supplements that China Daily produces called “China Watch.” The inserts are designed to look like real news articles, though they often contain a pro-Beijing spin on contemporary news...
  • Boston Globe pulls Sunday Magazine out of today's paper (racially insensitive)

    06/08/2020 12:36:34 PM PDT · by BansheeBill · 18 replies
    Universal Hub ^ | 6/07/2002 | Ron Newman
    At the bottom of today's front page. (Sunday 6/07/2020). The Boston Globe announced on the front page that "the Sunday Magazine was removed from as many copies of today's Globe as possible because a cover illustration, which was printed in May, bore an unintentional but close resemblance to the way George Floyd was killed in Minneapolis." 0
  • Mark Cuban takes shot at AOC, Sanders, Warren Yahoo Finance

    06/21/2019 4:41:03 PM PDT · by SJackson · 9 replies
    AOL ^ | Jun 19th 2019 | Adriana Belmonte
    Despite the fact that politicians like U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and presidential candidates U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) have made it a point to call out the top 0.1%, not everyone agrees with their philosophies. Billionaire Mark Cuban implied that had they been as successful as him, they might not have as much to say about the ultra-wealthy. He remarked that AOC’s criticism of capitalism is “headline porn” and noted the fact she started a business, a now-defunct publisher called Brook Avenue Press. “Bernie Sanders has a book business, you know, Elizabeth Warren...
  • Boston Globe's obituary pages span a devastating 15 pages in its Sunday issue as Massachusetts grapples with third largest outbreak in the country where the case toll has hit over 36,000

    04/20/2020 12:01:11 PM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 83 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 17:18 EDT, 19 April 2020 | Marlene Lenthang
    The Boston Globe newspaper's obituary section spanned a devastating 15 pages in its Sunday edition, as Massachusetts reels from the coronavirus crisis with more than 36,000 cases. Massachusetts has the third greatest coronavirus breakout in the country with more than 1,560 deaths reported so far. While not all the deaths that filled Sunday’s Boston Globe issue were virus-related, there has been a stunning spikes in deaths in the state as a result of the pandemic. 'Never in my life have I seen the obituary listings take up almost a whole page. I can’t imagine what NY and NJ papers look...