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The golf! The mistresses! The immigration restrictions! The incoherent speeches! Is it Harding or is it Trump?
STOP, LOOK, LISTEN! by Kathy Sherretts
The tributes from politicians and journalists on the death of John McCain show a real appreciation for his ideas of patriotism and service. I hope that our lawmakers will be inspired by his example and step up in the coming months.
Last October Senator John McCain was awarded the National Constitution Center’s Liberty Medal; here is his acceptance speech.
I swear I’m trying to keep this list to 3 items, but seriously! Maybe in one year things will be more tranquil, and my weekly list will consist of baseball scores and casserole recipes.
Department of DejaVu:
The Daily Beast: Sex Scandals and ‘America First’: Warren G. Harding Was Donald Trump 1.0 by Peter Mikelbank
Forget the Nixon parallels—let’s look back to the Harding administration. In 1920, H.L. Mencken wrote, “On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart’s desire at last, and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.”
MSNBC/The Rachel Maddow Show: Cohen likely to deepen legal woes of Trump family, associates, business (44 min)
Maddow walks us through the clearest explanation I have heard so far of the murky intersection of the Trump Foundation, the Trump Organization, and the Trump Campaign.
New York Magazine/Daily Intelligencer: The Improbable Story of How the National Prisoner Strike Came Together by Nick Tabor
Prisoners in at least 17 states are staging the largest and most ambitious prison strike in U.S. history in protest of labor exploitation and poor living conditions. The strike will run from August 20, (anniversary of the death of the Black Panther leader George Jackson at San Quentin) until September 9, the anniversary of the Attica Prison riots.
Get out the vote:
Fortune Magazine: Lyft to Offer Free and Discounted Rides to Voters on Election Day By McKenna Moore
Lyft will cooperate with organizations like Vote.org, Voto Latino, and TurboVote to provide rides and encourage voting in underserved communities.
Barack Obama pays tribute to former political opponent John McCain
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