Nina Turner, former Ohio State Senator and Bernie Sander Presidential Campaign spokesperson, announces her pledge to the Working Families’ Party through a March 23 email to supporters.
The risk to families was understood and evident under the Obama Administration, evidenced by these same sources cited within the committee’s findings, and reference in the FDA’s own studies.
All that remains is for members of Congress and the FDA to finally take action based on the science already in their possession.
We as Americans have a right to the truth. It is not owned by virtue of wealth or ownership of the distribution of information. Their intent to wreck democracy is not a right. Protecting the United States from all enemies foreign and domestic includes those that assault our democracy, through the forces of lies and the ability to buy cronies and minions. Disagreement is not the problem. Creating the lies and infrastructure to destroy democracy is.
The irony is so thick, you can taste it. That the simple act of washing your hands and wearing a mask becomes the new Darwin Awards. How many times have I been in a public restroom in an airport or elsewhere, and seen people go to the bathroom and leave without washing their hands? How many times! So it’s really not hard to see why so many would fight wearing a mask, even just to go into a store.
How conspiracy theory websites gave rise to a widely spread disinformation campaign apparently aimed at voter suppression.
There is disinformation, and then there are flat out lies. In the context of an election these deceptions are used to sway voters, and at the extreme, encourage apathy or discourage participation.
Barr and Wolf are on the cusp of realizing years of planning coming to fruition. Centrist conservatives and liberals wring their hands over legal controversy while Barr has his appointed loyalists in nearly every federal agency willing to play an active role in this usurpation of power. They are quite literally reshaping the national framework as we know it. They have spent decades preparing to implement authoritarianism and an end to what they view as a failed experiment of American democracy.
Additional training may not be the panacea protestors demand to fix the plague of police brutality across the country. In fact, after years of Department of Justice mandated consent decree remediation policies, few departments have demonstrated the necessary wherewithal to make new policies stick. The answer for effective policy and training shifts may actually come from an unlikely and yet highly trained force of professionals who tackle unruly and sometimes violent mobs without weapons or using deadly force – the American teacher.