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“Authoritarian Nightmare”: John Dean Helped Bring Down Nixon over Watergate. He Says Trump Is Worse

As President Trump is set to accept the Republican Party’s formal renomination for president amid ongoing scandals and multiple crises, we speak with John Dean, who served as the White House counsel for President Richard Nixon from 1970 to 1973. His testimony during the Watergate scandal helped bring down Nixon. His new book is “Authoritarian Nightmare: Trump and His Followers.” “I worked for the last authoritarian president we had,” Dean says.

Law and Order? VP Mike Pence Ignores Police Violence & Stokes Division on Third Night of RNC

Vice President Mike Pence headlined the third night of the Republican National Convention, focusing largely on preserving law and order and attacking Joe Biden. We play excerpts of the comments made by Pence, who made no mention of police brutality or the recent police shootings that have sparked protests across the U.S. Pence also failed to mention the white gunman accused of killing two protesters in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

“The Games Will Not Go On”: Pro Athletes Strike for Black Lives, Bringing Leagues to Grinding Halt

Professional athletes are taking part in unprecedented collective action in support of the Black Lives Matter movement and against police violence, bringing basketball, baseball and soccer leagues to a grinding halt. The protests and calls to recognize systemic police brutality also extended across tennis arenas. Dave Zirin, sports editor for The Nation and host of the “Edge of Sports” podcast, says the actions constitute “a sports strike wave” for racial justice.

“On a Hunting Spree”: Wisc. Rep. David Bowen Says Cops Turned Blind Eye to White Militias in Kenosha

The police shooting of Jacob Blake has sparked massive protests across the country and in Kenosha, where a white teenager opened fire on Black Lives Matter protesters and killed two people. Kyle Rittenhouse, the 17-year-old self-declared militia member and avid Trump supporter, was apprehended in Antioch, Illinois, after fleeing Wisconsin. He has been charged with murder.

The RNC Is Terrified of Losing Women Voters

President Donald Trump is in trouble with women voters, and the GOP knows it. At the Republican National Convention last night, everyone from Vice President Mike Pence to Trump’s departing counselor, Kellyanne Conway, eagerly pointed out that they were speaking on the 100th anniversary of the signing of the 19th amendment, which granted women the right to vote.

What does it mean that someone has caught COVID-19 for a second time?

Going back to the early weeks of the infection in China, there were reports that some people had been reinfected with the virus behind COVID-19 after apparently recovering from the disease. Some of the early numbers suggested that the reinfection rate was as high as 15%, but that was, and remains, pretty definitely untrue. These early results came from people who had received a series of tests and at some point tested negative before testing positive again.

Former Trump official releases damning video, telling Donald ‘you’ve absolutely failed’

A new video from Republican Voters Against Trump was released on Wednesday. Like former chief of staff for the Department of Homeland Security Miles Taylor’s video, this one features Elizabeth Neumann, Trump’s former assistant Secretary for Threat Prevention at the DHS. Neumann was one of the DHS officials who spoke on the threat of domestic terrorism with the House back in June 2019.

Black family hides photos, Toni Morrison books in order to get fair real estate appraisals

There are different ways that bigotries and bias infiltrate our lives and fuel the cycle of systemic racial and economic inequality in our communities at large. The New York Times published a story on Tuesday highlighting real estate appraisals and the racial bias faced by Black Americans across the country. The first example covered is Abena and Alex Horton, a biracial couple who began the process of refinancing their Jacksonville, Florida home in June.

Hurricane Laura now a ‘catastrophic’ storm driving an ‘unsurvivable’ storm surge

As of the 700PM CT update from the National Weather Service, Hurricane Laura was carrying sustained winds over 150mph. That puts it close to the border for Category 5, but even if it doesn’t cross that line, this is an extremely dangerous storm. Predictions now call for a 15’ storm surge over 100 miles of coastline, with a surge as high as 20’ near the point of impact.

Court rules against Trump policy blocking immigrant service members from expedited citizenship

The Trump administration’s despicable attempt to block immigrant U.S. military service members from an expedited path to citizenship was handed a well-deserved court defeat this week thanks to a class-action lawsuit launched by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and two affiliates on behalf of eight noncitizen U.S. military service members, including a Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipient.