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McConnell continues to be Trump’s biggest enabler

From the Left / Robert B. Reich /

Fate has been unkind to the United States. The nation is grappling simultaneously with a pandemic that has claimed the lives of more than 136,000; the most severe economic downturn since the Great Depression; and mind-numbing police brutality, which has generated the largest outpouring of grief and anger against systemic racism in memory.

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Trump rushed to reopen America, but COVID-19 is closing in on him

From the Left / Robert B. Reich /

Donald Trump said last week’s jobs report, which showed an uptick in June, proves the economy is “roaring back.”

Rubbish. The Labor Department gathered the data during the week of June 12, when America was reporting 25,000 new cases of Covid-19 per day. By the time the report was issued last week, that figure was 55,000.

The economy isn�...Read more

Trump’s re-election playbook in 25 steps

From the Left / Robert B. Reich /

Donald Trump will do anything to be re-elected. His opponents are limited because they believe in democracy. Trump has no limits because he doesn’t.

Here’s Trump’s re-election playbook, in 25 simple steps:

1. Declare yourself above the law.

2. Use racist fearmongering. Demand “law and order” and describe protesters as “thugs,” �...Read more

 

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