While the forces that propelled Trump to the presidency — racism, corruption, and greed — still plague America, we can find hope in this victory.

Thank you for still believing in democracy.
Every single one of you who organized your community, who mobilized your friends and family, who made even just one phone call, should be incredibly proud.
This election is just the beginning. Now our work to rebuild America as a true democracy centered on social justice and human rights can begin in earnest.
I’m ready. Are you?

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17 Oct
When this nightmare is over, we need a Truth and Reconciliation Commission. It would erase Trump’s lies, comfort those who have been harmed by his hatefulness, and name every official, politician, executive, and media mogul whose greed and cowardice enabled this catastrophe.
I love the people responding to this tweet as if it's a radical, undemocratic idea. theconversation.com/do-truth-and-r…
Just came across this thoughtful piece by historian Jill Lepore on why such a commission -- while useful in other societies that have gone through traumatic periods -- would probably not be useful in post-Trump America. washingtonpost.com/outlook/truth-…
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14 Oct
Blue wave: Vote!
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Ga: Voters wait up to 11 hours to cast ballots on 1st day early voting.

NC: Nearly 1 in 5 of roughly 500K who have returned mail ballots so far didn't vote in the last pres election.

Mich: More than 1 million — roughly one-fourth of the turnout in 2016 — have already voted.
Roughly 15 million Americans have already voted, despite barriers erected by the coronavirus pandemic and voter suppression, setting a trajectory that could result in the majority of voters casting ballots before Election Day for the first time in U.S. history.
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10 Oct
"When it comes to the response to the largest public health crisis of our time, our current political leaders have demonstrated that they are dangerously incompetent. We should not abet them and enable the deaths of thousands more Americans by allowing them to keep their jobs."
This is the first time the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine has editorialized about an election since its founding in 1812.
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28 Sep
Apart from Trump tax frauds, keep the other outrages in your (and everyone else's) heads as well:

1. New Covid wave starting at higher level than last, while
Trump still against CDC, masks and social distancing.
2. Trump is pushing an illegitimate SCOTUS justice who will kill the ACA -- along with people with pre-existing conditions.
3. Fires and hurricanes still rampaging, yet Trump rolling back EPA rules and subsidizing oil and gas.
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4 Jun
Thank you, General James Mattis:

“I have watched this week’s unfolding events, angry and appalled. The words ‘Equal Justice Under Law’ are carved in the pediment of the United States Supreme Court. This is precisely what protesters are rightly demanding."
It is a wholesome and unifying demand—one that all of us should be able to get behind. We must not be distracted by a small number of lawbreakers. The protests are defined by tens of thousands of people of conscience who are insisting that we live up to our values."
“We must reject and hold accountable those in office who would make a mockery of our Constitution. Donald Trump is the first president in my lifetime who does not try to unite the American people—does not even pretend to try. Instead, he tries to divide us."
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11 May
So let me get this straight: Elon Musk is willing to subject his factory workers to COVID, but won’t subject himself to criticism on Twitter?
So Elon continues to respond, even though I’m still blocked.

Here’s actual footage of a billionaire’s ego when you call him out for breaking public health orders and jeopardizing the safety of workers.
But, more importantly, Musk and Tesla have a long history of worker safety issues, including efforts to downplay occupational injuries at their factories.
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