FDA advice on vaccines and boosters is very accurate


The New York Times:

Ohio House Republican, calling Trump a ‘cancer’, bows out from 2022

Representative Anthony Gonzalez, one of the 10 House Republicans who voted to impeach Donald Trump, is the first to retire from the group rather than face a tough initial challenge.

The congressman, who has two children, emphasized that he was leaving in large part due to family considerations and the difficulties that come with living between two cities. But he explained that the strain had gotten worse since his injury isolation Vote, after which he was inundated with threats and fears for the safety of his wife and children.

Mr. Gonzalez said quality of life issues were paramount in his decision. He recounted an “eye-opening” moment this year: when two uniformed police officers greeted him and his family at Cleveland Airport, as part of extra security precautions taken after the impeachment vote.


Tom Nichols/ Atlantic:

Trump put Milley in an impossible situation

The general remained inside the ranks – hardly. The real problem is that he was in this position at all.

Millie talks with [Chinese General Li Zuocheng] A concern not because it was unprecedented or betrayal (as his critics claim) but because Mielle felt the need to have it at all. Senior military contacts are normal and an important part of building trust between nations, especially between adversaries. In the late 1990s, I had students from Russia at Naval War College seminars. We appreciated their presence enough that when the Kremlin withdrew them after the war in Kosovo, I was sent to Moscow in the hope of creating more joint programs with the Russians which might include bringing back these officers. (I, of course, do not represent in any way the views of the Department of Defense or the United States government.)


Jackie Calms /Los Angeles Times:

General Mark Milley deserves credit in the face of the confused Trump syndrome

MAGA followers talk about Trump jamming syndrome to expel critics of the former president – The majority of From Americans – simply deranged.

What we actually suffer from is confused Trump syndrome – the sense that Donald Trump was and was capable of almost any harmful act…

We need more information on Milley’s thinking, and he will almost certainly be asked to provide it when he testifies later this month before senators on the flawed withdrawal from Afghanistan. but based on What was leaked? From a book by Bob Woodward and Robert Costa From the Washington Post, coming out next week, Millie mostly deserves our praise

Justin Coleman /Hill:

Epidemiological frustrations focus on unvaccinated Americans

Growing frustration with the ongoing pandemic is simmering, with all eyes turning to the unvaccinated as the key to overcoming the COVID-19 crisis.

With cases approaching winter levels, the United States has been left to decide how to handle and treat the millions who have yet to receive their doses, months after they became widely available.

In response, some have resorted to ridicule and joking about the unvaccinated, an approach that public health and psychology experts say is unlikely to change the minds of both hard-line or reluctant vaccine activists.

David Rothkopf/Twitter:

With each passing day, it seems that we have one nation divided on the basis of different political beliefs, and even more so that we have two warring nations fighting each other within common borders. One party represents the United States and seeks to preserve it. The other seeks to destroy it.

If the goal of the Republican Party, it seems, is to undermine our democracy, to disenfranchise large parts of our population, to impose the opinions of the minority on the majority, and to attack principles such as tolerance, so that no one is above the law and fairness…

…to reject reality and facts that can literally be demonstrated and embrace an alternative reality grounded in lies and dangerous to the health of the nation, our environment, our ideals, and our place in the world, then leaving the field of political debate.


Greg Sargent /WaPo:

Right-wing media is helping Trump destroy democracy. A new survey shows how.

When future historians seek to explain the United States’ dangerous slide toward authoritarianism in the twenty-first century, they will confront the role played in all these events by Fox News and the right-wing media. Simply put, these actors are helping Donald Trump and his movement threaten democracy, in a way that is likely to continue to deteriorate.

The poll’s big finding is that people who rely heavily on Fox News and other right-wing media are more likely to believe that the election was stolen from Trump — and they are overwhelmingly. less Trump is more likely to blame for the rebellion — than those who don’t.

In a sense, this is a no-brainer. But taken together, these views add up to something truly poisonous: the “belief” that the election was stolen, and the simultaneous refusal to assign accountability for an attempt to violently overthrow our constitutional system, suggests that right-wing propaganda may be softening the floor. for a more concerted abandonment of democracy in the future.

Stephen RosenfeldNational note:

‘Arizona Audit’ report likely to admit Biden won in 2020″

The team of Arizona Republican senators, legislative staff and advisors finalizing Cyber ​​Ninjas’ report on the 2020 presidential election in Maricopa County are preparing to say Joe Biden has legitimately won the election, according to the largest funder of privatized Senate elections in mostly. Review, Former CEO of Overstock.com Patrick Burn.

“The way some of these RINOs are political [Republicans In Name Only] They do this they are trying to say that [election] The report should be allowed to go only and process the original structure of the report, the original task of the audit, and leave the other things that are found,” Byrne Tell Todd Wood for Creative Destruction Media.

“The political class will try to get in and mitigate this,” Byrne said. “The Republican political class, the RINO, the nobles… will try to mitigate this. I’m sure they’ve all got promises of federal judges or bags of cash under the streetlight if they can kill this on this late date or it is toned down. And I think the Arizona public should have It turns into a ballistic game.”

Sources in Arizona said the state Senate’s review team has been spooked before potential losses Law licenses loom over Trump’s lawyers, and so is strict Warnings from the US Department of Justice for the possible use of investigative techniques that would violate the voter intimidation laws. As a result, they have edited the report penned by the main Senate contractor, Cyber ​​Ninjas, rooting out claims and narratives that are speculative rather than factual. The sources indicated that this delayed the release of the report until the week of September 20.


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