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Tuesday, December 29, 2020

The future of our workforce is at a crossroads. More than 22 million people have lost jobs or have been furloughed during the pandemic. Millions of them will need to be "re-skilled" because their jobs have significantly changed or were eliminated entirely. This need is especially urgent for service workers, who have been hit the hardest by the pandemic. New jobs created during the COVID-19 pandemic will require data science, artificial intelligence, analytics, cybersecurity and leadership skills given the new methods companies have implemented to survive this once-in-a-lifetime economic shift. read more


Tuesday, December 15, 2020

The Supreme Court's rejection last week of the lawsuit from Texas and 18 other Republican-led states effectively ended the legal efforts by President Donald Trump and his allies to overturn his election defeat. read more


Tuesday, December 08, 2020

Washington (CNN) - President-elect Joe Biden has selected retired Army Gen. Lloyd Austin, the former commander of US Central Command, to be his secretary of defense, two sources familiar with the decision told CNN on Monday. If confirmed by the Senate, Austin would be the first Black man to lead the Department of Defense. read more


Monday, December 07, 2020

Democrats in Congress are still intent on investigating President Donald Trump and his administration after he leaves office, including a pursuit of Trump's tax returns, a drive that threatens to complicate President-elect Joe Biden's pledges of bipartisan unity since he won the election. read more


Sunday, December 06, 2020

"Ivanka definitely has political ambitions, no question about it," a source who has been working closely with the Trump family told CNN. "She wants to run for something, but that still needs to be figured out."
Talk of an Ivanka Trump run for Florida governor in the near future has come up, as has a possible run for Congress in New Jersey, both states where Trump has vacation homes. The Trump-Kushner family currently rents a home in DC's tony Kalorama neighborhood two miles from the White House. read more


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The statement, "the press takes him literally, but not seriously; his supporters take him seriously, but not literally", should inform us all as to how to deal with Trumpers. All but the most ignorant of Trumpers know the facts but willfully choose to ignore them because to acknowledge them would be contrary to the agenda that they want to promote. It is those that willfully ignore the facts that must be condemned and confronted in the harshest of ways because it is they who are the anarchists and destroyers of democratic norms.

The anarchists must be held accountable if we are to return to democratic norms. Successful lawsuits will go a long way in achieving this goal. Much as the law suit against the Klan did in shrinking their influence, a sustained, relentless attack on right wing media outlets will be required to shrink their influence. We haven't heard much from Alex Jones lately have we? That is because the parents of the children slain in the Sandy Hook school shooting successfully sued his butt. What about the NRA? They are tied up in court as well. And, I expect that when Dominion Voting Systems finishes with their lawsuits, many more right wing media outlets and personalities will be financially disabled and muzzled.

It is going to take this all out, relentess legal attack on right wing media to turn things around. In the interim, dems need to enschrine into law democratic norms that we took for granted. They must, to the extent possible, change the structural impediments to majority rule i.e. admit DC and PR as states and increase the size of the HOR so that each member represents the same (or very close to the same) number of people. Finally, social media companies must be held to a higher standard for the political ads that appear on their platforms.

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