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"This is America . . . Here, right matters." -- Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman

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This is what a police state looks like https://t.co/hD9pu0KimYStill more shoes dropping in the Flynn debacle. This is a centipede, man! https://t.co/74NL7H1hmOWhut? https://t.co/9Rxg6azRQ6Exactly. https://t.co/xCwMvlzt3z
5/31
2020
So typical of Trump: as the perceptive @haroldhongjukoh elegantly explains, POTUS’s “withdrawal” from the WHO is 90… https://t.co/cWkO4ytGc4.@ezraklein has this right. Especially with a president who aids and abets the armed thugs, both official and unoff… https://t.co/3H30vIt3RERes ipsa loquitur 👇🏼 https://t.co/9odapwsGtaRight, @Scaramucci! https://t.co/5IkfZlrkzShttps://t.co/kanrz9x5cfFlynn betrayed the United States https://t.co/KcegF9q0cjExtrajudicial executions without judicial consequences. Is this what America must remain? https://t.co/MoaGJMNKJeAn orange Darth Vader, missing only the storm troopers . . . oh wait, what do I spy on the horizon? https://t.co/e6h9W3MNDICan’t you almost see the saliva dripping from this sick man’s fangs? https://t.co/NhnBW9uHIIIt’s not at all implausible https://t.co/zULnez6LfiNot all dictator-wannabes are quite as sadistic and vicious as Trump, but the desire to dominate and the experience… https://t.co/bvmADDhfxqWe all witnessed the murder. No coroner’s report showing multiple underlying medical problems should get the killer… https://t.co/5KNRRcHoAyHard to disagree with @MatthewACherry here 👇🏼 https://t.co/bxqPBziPxPAll the 3 judges really need to read is the last sentence of this amicus brief from the 24 former fed judges appoin… https://t.co/n2QYBZRSDWSCOTUS rules that the First Amendment permits California to treat church gatherings during pandemic the way it trea… https://t.co/ERWFQgz9yg
5/30
2020
Amazing. Trump goes to the Rose Garden. He talks about Hong Kong. Not a word about George Floyd’s murder. Nor about… https://t.co/5HTsk2hdwrFormer Minneapolis Officer George Floyd Is Charged With Murder. Good. We Can BREATHE a Bit More Easily Now. https://t.co/t6BrRXnsmHAmen. “I can’t breathe” must become our nation’s mantra. We’re all choking on our 400-year racist legacy, from slav… https://t.co/TRbuVCglcYExactly. Remaining “neutral” in the face of lies or incitements to violence is impossible. Silence is complicity.… https://t.co/q3MrwcS2sB.@JoeBiden’s statement about George Floyd’s death and America’s original sin was exactly what the situation called… https://t.co/0fzXx2wRSz3. Those facts would make an intentional infliction of emotional distress claim by Lori’s family very weak. 4. The… https://t.co/3FYDS7RtoYThere’s a mismatch between what makes Trump’s cruel treatment of Lori and her family so awful and the legal remedie… https://t.co/5Er3NyzQpPTrump’s monstrous abuse of the tragic death of Lori Klausutis to injure @JoeNBC treated Lori and her family as mean… https://t.co/oaYucaFtZv“The painful cries of Eric Garner will be with us forever. Now, George Floyd’s pleas for help will, too. I cannot b… https://t.co/eYyZI2EMub😂 👇🏼👏✔️ https://t.co/C1UkfHnNyfThis outrage speaks for itself https://t.co/1s5sqOIy33Twitter’s decision to warn its users that Trump’s “they loot, we’ll shoot” tweet glorifies violence can’t justify t… https://t.co/GfQdvf1hfwTwitter has added a “Glorifying Violence” warning to Trump’s tweet urging authorities to fire on the crowd. Good fo… https://t.co/HpDkeh60j5Trump would evidently be happy with a repeat of the fatal shootings at Kent State by the National Guard 50 years ag… https://t.co/pE5FnHjrOkI can’t stop seeing a split-screen image, Colin Kaepernick taking a knee to protest racist policing on one side, a… https://t.co/XOlZzhOdakAnd it’s important that not only the FBI but the Civil Rights Division open a hates crimes and anti-lynching invest… https://t.co/L5kxP7vH4kto assist the victim or restrain the killer may well merit prosecution as accomplices. Details I don’t have would d… https://t.co/hHKdkBtNQAand called for his mother. What in the name of God are the local authorities waiting for? They’ve arrested CNN crew… https://t.co/9g4sK7goA1There are millions of eye witnesses to the heartless murder of George Floyd in Minnesota. You don’t need proof beyo… https://t.co/58jNVjt5p3If you doubt this is likely or think the Constitution provides a clear solution, (1) you don’t understand the situa… https://t.co/5paM1LwEFqThis captures the essence of it! https://t.co/4dKYu3RBOy.@RepJerryNadler has this just right https://t.co/Cn7UmI1RIqThis https://t.co/pRcdDsoK7OIf you’re interested in the crazy Executive Order that Trump tossed into the ring as his latest hat trick, reading… https://t.co/e4xsEG7Y84Here’s the text of Trump’s Executive Order — filled with rhetoric about Trump’s devotion to freedom of speech (!) a… https://t.co/I6x1fVFvyV
5/29
2020
Thus the launch of this EO, timed cynically to distract from the tragedy of over 100,000 Covid-19 deaths in 3 month… https://t.co/7n6ljpaHI1On the contrary, the very announcement of this EO constitutes a vague and ambiguous threat likely to chill and dete… https://t.co/nz4ZVToJyiNo conduct by Twitter, Facebook, or other social media platforms that this EO could possibly make actionable would’… https://t.co/5Je3jDn82oNothing the president or agencies like the FCC and FTC can legally do could successfully censor such private Intern… https://t.co/wGrRCkVuJzIf Trump’s May 28 executive order were to end up restricting the ability of private social media platforms like Twi… https://t.co/rStjUGtBeL“There is no sewer so vile that Trump won’t wade into it, dragging the entire country along.” Only expelling him fr… https://t.co/QVsSPtmoI6Appeals court ruling suggests little legal traction for Trump's anti-Twitter campaign https://t.co/qZivdshhwwThis truly seems unendurable. It’s lynching all over again. Trying the officers responsible for murder would be a s… https://t.co/Jp3DD0lQUuHere’s my WaPo op-ed with @jgeltzer on Trump’s misconceived war on Twitter, biting the hand that fed him right into… https://t.co/tsh48HyPqU
Retweeted by Laurence TribeU.S. coronavirus death toll surpasses 100,000, exposing nation’s vulnerabilities - Washington Post https://t.co/fhuqx0iP7KWriting with the supersmart and deeply principled @jgeltzer is a always a privilege and a pleasure. Please read our… https://t.co/rGiXXoVXz2Here’s my WaPo op-ed with @jgeltzer on Trump’s misconceived war on Twitter, biting the hand that fed him right into… https://t.co/tsh48HyPqU.@jgeltzer is right (see his thread) about the rumored EO. For a more basic explanation of why Trump is all wrong —… https://t.co/cPncV6wzASExposing social media platforms to more lawsuits than Sec.230 of the CDA permits would be a dangerous overreaction… https://t.co/OKFiRzciezWatch this space for a Trump attack on Section 230, a vital cornerstone of a vibrant internet. https://t.co/wXBjdtIjKcWhen we crossed the staggering threshold of 100,000 Covid-19 deaths yesterday, here’s what President Trump said to… https://t.co/ZYG4wkum2ZA “V” or a “backward checkmark”? https://t.co/rq91WyqvJFExactly: The reason threats aren’t protected as “free speech” is that their very utterance can change behavior in d… https://t.co/t2BhyUViQOQuoting scholars across the spectrum, including me, on why Trump’s latest threats are toothless but far from harmle… https://t.co/fFHI0frNMpThe V-shaped economic prediction that spooks lots of people who fear the devastation 8 years of Trump would cause f… https://t.co/UOclBz5gTU
5/28
2020
100,047 deaths in the U.S. in just three months. No words suffice..@BarbMcQuade nails it. And shreds Eli Lake (and Mike Flynn) in the process. https://t.co/ehKseSR2oCSo so so so sad. And so many of these deaths could’ve been avoided if only Trump had paid attention and acted intel… https://t.co/diiTrzOD1qThis https://t.co/55bwEgY2Tl.@walterdellinger has a good point here, but the issue isn’t open and shut. https://t.co/luF8Ma46R1.@jack should at least flag these cruel and baseless insinuations as false and misleading. I’m with @morningmika he… https://t.co/iBELuSPCLDStupid and unenforceable threats like this shouldn’t be dismissed as harmless bluster. Any president’s vast powers… https://t.co/9IgRInwNc5.@stuartmgerson is surely right. Retired Judge Michael Luttig, whom I like and respect, really missed the ball on t… https://t.co/QEpK7Xnn60“Trump’s simplistic combination of bombing and blocking is doomed to fail, just like his belated attempt to close o… https://t.co/FUZNifeqHAExactly! https://t.co/hlwiKdTyctTrump always accuses his critics and opponents of violating the very rules and norms that he himself violates. It’s… https://t.co/PTh6wOEjxebecause they express[] views with which [he] disagrees.” That holding makes Trump’s claim that Twitter’s fact-check… https://t.co/BOWFMwSTPpIn Knight First Amendment Institute v. Trump, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals held in 2019 that the president c… https://t.co/hQA6Dd3RqkThis empty threat shows just how deluded this pathetic bully is. He needs an intervention and prolonged rehab. https://t.co/AJYBomdh7BHe doesn’t. https://t.co/yu3OK22F9P#HadEnough? https://t.co/a5kbSNqGcn3. In addition, Twitter’s tagging, even insofar as it can be construed as a factual statement, is shielded by the d… https://t.co/6Gsz0t23ZC1. The First Amendment limits only the Government, not private entities like Twitter. 2. Anyway, Twitter’s tagging… https://t.co/MoQWyENpNIJust to be clear: Trump’s statement that Twitter, a private company, is abridging his First Amendment freedom of sp… https://t.co/Ru1lo4cBGuYou ask “Have they no shame?” That’s an easy one: No. https://t.co/tx7RvMFYDAI have an embarrassing confession to make: Kayleigh McEnany was actually admitted to Harvard Law School as a third-… https://t.co/NJ0WPxcPQoTrump attacking Twitter for exercising its indisputable First Amendment right to opine on the misleading tweets he… https://t.co/rM5q03ibUkMalignant cruelty mitigated only by staggering ineptitude = Donald Trump’s trademark. Unforgettable and unforgivabl… https://t.co/Gwi98yZdw1
5/27
2020
Oh, if only it were that simple! The Constitution says the new president takes office at noon Jan. 21, 2021. It doe… https://t.co/K4auz3G2J4Long overdue and far from sufficient— but it’s a start. A small, understated, cowardly start, but still a start. https://t.co/ekEJouW4BbFour concrete steps to shut Trump down when he claims his 2020 loss is illegitimate ⬇️ https://t.co/UgpmjhEXU6Charlie Manson’s loyal team of sick murderers could’ve killed many times as many victims as those they slaughtered… https://t.co/Pv3BvrX8iJWhat a jerk! If he’d done his job as any halfway competent leader would’ve, we’d have lost at least 50,000 fewer pe… https://t.co/MtvORnLyRFWatching that Minneapolis officer murder the handcuffed black man after rendering him harmless is nauseating. That… https://t.co/6nmdtap7PuGlad to learn Katie Miller is no longer sick with Covid-19. Learning that Stephen Miller will become a father? No comment.Racist policing is a plague no less serious than Covid-19, though it’s less novel and evidently easier to ignore. A… https://t.co/v7fjTQkyM2How much more obvious could it be that Trump is laying the foundation for refusing to accept defeat this November 3… https://t.co/hS4BJt2yVo“Among its principal sources of profit is hosting Donald Trump’s sociopathic advertising campaign for re-election,… https://t.co/Vpy4uL1OvJDefinitely a must read https://t.co/9AksJcv42iDear Jack Dorsey: Delete these ugly tweets. They’re vicious lies. You must cleanse Twitter of this Trump stain —… https://t.co/GZFp0xobRH
5/26
2020
Florida family grieves as Trump spreads debunked conspiracy theory to attack MSNBC host - The Washington Post https://t.co/NND2BlFotd
5/25
2020

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