Carter Centre to launch 1st-ever US election initiative.
“Until the last 10 years, we wouldn’t have thought of the US in that category. But it’s been increasingly the view of the CC that the state of democracy in the US has been eroding.” independent.co.uk/news/world/ame…
"We are now at a point where we have taken an institutional decision to explore some direct engagement on US election issues. And this is a departure from our whole history trying not to do that”
The Carter Centre has prioritizes countries where there is “a significant potential for an important change in the quality of democracy”, or where democracy is “under severe threat”. CC believes there is a significant threat to the US in 2020.
I may be hiding under the table until my husband is done cleaning up from dinner. I think he can only see my feet from under the table cloth. I sware I'm an adult.
I've got a cat under here with me so I might never leave. This is my home now. Please update all forwarding information.
Update: Another cat has joined me under the table (count them, 2 cats) and my husband is bringing me pumpkin pie! Confirmation I am here for the duration of the weekend and that I married the right man.
After I first got an internship duri mg law school in the Financial District I've wanted to go to the National Museum of the American Indian. Finally, after all of these years I'm heading in. Happy #IndigenousPeoplesDay2019
Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Sunday that Turkey "appears to be" committing war crimes in its incursion into northern Syria. hill.cm/axTjUz3
"US official say the situation in NE Syria is deteriorating rapidly. US Forces are at risk of being isolated and the risk of confrontation between Turkish proxies and US Forces is high. Extremist Turkish proxies are wearing SDF uniforms and killing civilians". Per @foxnews
Trump golfs while Kurds burn.
Our only true muslim allies in the middle east have been abandoned to be slaughtered by Turkey. We knew Trukey would do this. Trump would rather rent the US military to Saudi Arabia bc they pay cash. #KurdsBetrayedByTrump
A newly unearthed letter from 2016 shows that Republican senators pushed for reforms to Ukraine's prosecutor general's office and judiciary, echoing calls then-Vice President Joe Biden made at the time. I see... cnn.com/2019/10/03/pol…
GOP senator says he doesn't remember signing 2016 letter urging "reform" of Ukraine prosecutor's office hill.cm/q2RDamz
In newly disclosed text messages shared with Congress, the top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine writes to a group of other American diplomats that "I think it's crazy to withhold security assistance for help with a political campaign.” abcn.ws/2Vc2u0v
Nancy. What are you waiting for? The lies and false accusations are to deflect from open and notious impeachable offenses. Stop dithering and draft articles of impeachment before we find ourselves in a police state run by Don Jr and Jared! Cc @SpeakerPelosi@TeamPelosi
.@ewarren:"The fossil fuel industry... want[s] to be able to stir up a lot of controversy around lightbulbs, around your straws, and around your cheeseburgers when 70% of the pollution of the carbon that we're throwing into the air comes from 3 industries."
Sen. @ewarren: "We can't just think from the Canadian border down to the border with Mexico, we have to think about the whole world." #ClimateTownHall
.@ewarren:"By 2028, we don't have any more new building that has any carbon footprint. By 2030, we do the same thing on vehicles, on our cars and light duty trucks. And by 2035, we do the same thing with electric generation. That'll cut 70% of the carbon."
Just today Boris Johnson went from a working parliamentary majority of +1 to -43 and unserimoniously booted the longest serving member of parliament (49 year) from his party. What does this mean? No one seems to really know. But not a great day for Boris.
TAB with Derick Trucks was exactly what I needed but I didnt know I needed until I had it. 🔥🔥🔥🔥
A Tedeschi Trucks Anastasio Tour would be lit af.
.@locknfestival has proven you dont need an actual headliner to have some of the best musical performances ever at the festival. Def some of the best thing music I've ever seen at a festival and I say that watching it on a Jah damn stream. Just incredible.
Two years ago in Charlottesville an avowed neo Nazi committed a terrorist act droving through a crowd of protesters, killing #HeatherHeyer. Trump called the Nazis and those protesting with them "fine people" but we know the truth. Heather may be gone but her memory will never die
Nazis marched through the streets of Charlottesville, they killed Heather Heyer in the open, unrepentantly and Trump equivocated their actions on camera to the world and the nation. Instead of reassuring a rattled nation he emboldened their hate. These are not "fine people"
If your are brown, or black, or gay, or Jewish two years ago you were frightened. Because we have seen this kind of hate before. We knew what it was from the moment of the collared shirts, tiki torches and chants of "Jews will not replace us!" that these were not "fine people."
BREAKING: Jeffrey Epstein has died by suicide in federal prison.
Jeffrey Epstein, the politically connected financier and registered sex offender charged recently with sexually abusing dozens of young girls in the early 2000s, has apparently died by suicide in prison, wapo.st/2yPpbwW
What was in Jeffrey Epstein's safe? Asked another way who's pictures did he have in compermizing/illegal situations? We know likely Donald Trump and Bill Clinton, but how many other *very* powerful men is there evidence against?
America 2019, American citizens, children, are left alone in our country to fend for themselves. Christian compassion is a lie. Jesus would detest America's Evangelical Christains for not just letting this happen but full throatedly supporting it. It's disgusting.
WHERE ARE THE IMMIGRATION RAIDS ON CANADIANS?!?! There are over half a MILLION white Canadians living ILLEGALLY in the United States! Where is the FAKE outrage about their illegality?! Its not about their legal status this is ALL ABOUT RACE. Dont let anyone tell you otherwise.
This picture really got to me this morning. Yesterday was her first day of school. She went to school and her parents went to work. Her parents will not be coming back and now she is living in a school gym eating donated food. This isn't the country I want to live in.
The #ElPaso shooter was inspired to by white supremacist ideology while the #Dayton shooter supported leftist ideology but there is not evidence to suggest that his actions were spurred by that ideology. Nuance doesn't lend itself to virality but I will attempt succinctness.
The difference between being violence inspired by ideology and violence perpetrated by someone who supports and ideology must be carefully delineated. The former was catalyzed to action by white supremacist ideas, while the later supported leftist ideas but there is no evidence
As of yet to suggest that those leftist ideas were what caused him to act. Ideas are powerful and the human mind is sometimes so complex that someone may not fully understand the nacence of their own motivations. Nevertheless, the distinction is important.