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Robert Reich • 36282 implied HN points • 09 Feb 24
  1. Special counsel Hur cleared Biden of any criminality due to memory lapses, sparking concerns about Biden's aging brain.
  2. Hur's lack of medical background and Trump's own memory issues bring into question the validity of his assessment.
  3. The focus in electing a president should be on knowledge, temperament, and judgment, qualities where Biden stands out compared to Trump.
  4. The issue of Biden's memory should not overshadow Trump's indictments and lack of cooperation with investigators.
  5. Hur's previous affiliations with Trump raise suspicions about the political motivations behind his statements.
Noahpinion • 14235 implied HN points • 13 Mar 24
  1. San Francisco politics saw 'moderate' victories, focusing on results-oriented progressivism over performative leftism.
  2. The election revealed that voters want progressivism with tangible outcomes, emphasizing public safety, education, and housing.
  3. Popular theories include billionaire influence, San Francisco's real progressive nature, and the city's demand for effective governance.
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Robert Reich • 24057 implied HN points • 01 Feb 24
  1. House Republicans may not follow the rules to elect Trump.
  2. Speaker Johnson and other House leaders should commit to certifying election results.
  3. There is a possibility of a constitutional crisis if Republican House members deny certification, leading to Trump winning the presidency.
Steady • 28774 implied HN points • 18 Jan 24
  1. Evangelicals support Trump not necessarily because of religion but for reasons like opposing abortion and LGBTQ+ rights.
  2. Despite Trump's personal controversies, many white evangelical Christians see him as a savior figure saving the country from perceived threats.
  3. There is a shift in evangelical priorities, with church attendance declining and political identity becoming more significant.
Robert Reich • 23998 implied HN points • 30 Jan 24
  1. The bipartisan Senate deal on immigration focuses on border security and lacks real reforms like a pathway to citizenship.
  2. Political posturing over border security has intensified as a key issue for the 2024 election.
  3. Trump's rhetoric on immigration, laden with false claims, is evocative of neofascist language and a troubling historical parallel.
Sarah Kendzior’s Newsletter • 6250 implied HN points • 22 Mar 24
  1. The importance of holding onto simple dreams and moments of peace amidst political turmoil and corruption.
  2. The narrative discusses the dangers of political manipulation, corruption, and the impact on democracy, emphasizing the need for vigilance and critical thinking.
  3. Reflection on how societal issues such as genocides, pandemics, and political forces shape the daily lives of individuals and communities, urging readers to remain aware and engaged.
The Status Kuo • 13561 implied HN points • 09 Feb 24
  1. The Supreme Court leaned towards keeping Trump on the Colorado ballot to avoid opening up a situation where states could disqualify candidates, potentially causing chaos.
  2. Special Counsel Ben Hur exonerated President Joe Biden of mishandling classified documents, but made politically charged comments in the report, drawing criticism.
  3. Judge Aileen Cannon in Florida is facing challenge for her rulings in the Mar-a-Lago classified documents case, with accusations of favoritism towards Trump and endangering witnesses.
Robert Reich • 19988 implied HN points • 12 Jan 24
  1. Our attention is a scarce resource that is being exploited by individuals like Donald Trump for political gain.
  2. As demands on our attention increase from various sources like social media, our ability to focus elsewhere decreases.
  3. By dominating public attention through provocations, Trump can make other candidates, like Biden, appear weaker and less significant.
Where's Your Ed At • 18249 implied HN points • 10 Jan 24
  1. Allowing hate speech can lead to a platform becoming a safe haven for harmful ideologies like nazism.
  2. Media properties have a responsibility to act ethically and not empower intolerant and genocidal ideologies.
  3. Journalism should prioritize clarity and truth over the illusion of objectivity, especially when addressing harmful content.
TK News by Matt Taibbi • 12088 implied HN points • 26 Jan 24
  1. The 2024 presidential race might be influenced more by lawyers than voters as plans for potential lawfare tactics are being revealed.
  2. There have been past efforts and discussions about potential strategies that involve legal actions, lawsuits, and political maneuvering that may impact election outcomes.
  3. Both sides seem to be preparing for possible norm-breaking actions before the election, raising questions about the integrity and fairness of the democratic process.
The Status Kuo • 11950 implied HN points • 22 Jan 24
  1. Ron DeSantis dropped out of the GOP primary race due to lack of charisma and inability to outdo Trump.
  2. Nikki Haley faces challenges catching up to Trump in the primary race, lacking voter enthusiasm and support.
  3. Trump's strong lead in polls signals his likely nomination, which could be a strategic advantage for Joe Biden in the upcoming election.
Today's Edition Newsletter • 10593 implied HN points • 30 Jan 24
  1. President Biden issued a threat to Iran-backed militias following the deaths of US soldiers in a drone attack.
  2. Campaign developments show Trump's desperation as economy performs well under Biden and Nikki Haley criticizes Trump.
  3. MAGA extremists are in panic over the possibility of Taylor Swift endorsing Biden, showing fear of young voter motivation.
Today's Edition Newsletter • 8333 implied HN points • 08 Feb 24
  1. Senate Republicans blocked funding for Ukraine, Israel, and Taiwan, prioritizing Trump and Putin's interests over America's.
  2. The GOP is being surreptitiously controlled by Vladimir Putin through Trump, as seen through Tucker Carlson's actions.
  3. Immigration actually contributes a lot to the US economy, as reported by the CBO, despite common misconceptions.
kareem • 8982 implied HN points • 30 Jan 24
  1. Donald Trump is seen as both a flawed individual and a symbol by his followers.
  2. Historians support Colorado's effort to bar Trump from running, citing the 14th amendment.
  3. Speculating on someone's sexuality without clear evidence can be harmful and irresponsible.
Sarah Kendzior’s Newsletter • 3913 implied HN points • 12 Mar 24
  1. The 2024 election is compared to a worn-out horror film franchise, with predictable plots and disappointment.
  2. The narrative draws parallels between the characters in 'Halloween' films and the political figures in the 2024 election.
  3. The election commentary conveys a sense of dread and disappointment in the state of politics and power dynamics.
Lucian Truscott Newsletter • 8608 implied HN points • 26 Jan 24
  1. E. Jean Carroll has shown immense courage in standing up against Trump's lies and invective and is not giving up
  2. Trump's actions and lies in the face of Carroll's accusations show his cowardice and lack of accountability
  3. Trump's attitude towards Carroll and the lawsuit could have political repercussions, especially among female voters
Today's Edition Newsletter • 8628 implied HN points • 24 Jan 24
  1. Joe Biden won the New Hampshire primary through a grassroots write-in campaign, showcasing the power of volunteers.
  2. Biden also secured a victory due to strong anti-Trump sentiment in New Hampshire, highlighting potential success in the general election.
  3. Nikki Haley's concession speech criticizing Trump's behavior and cognitive challenges raised growing concerns about Trump's mental fitness, impacting his public image.
The Status Kuo • 6348 implied HN points • 11 Feb 24
  1. Supporting the Human Rights Campaign through donations can help fight for equality, specifically for trans youth and their families facing discrimination.
  2. Donating to HRC not only funds critical missions but also mobilizes equality voters in key battleground states for the upcoming presidential election.
  3. Taking concrete steps, like sending donations, can make a significant impact in pushing back against discriminatory policies and empowering marginalized communities.
TRANSFORM with Marianne Williamson • 6230 implied HN points • 09 Feb 24
  1. In the world of politics, things may seem complex but often boil down to corruption
  2. Major political parties are influenced by corporate interests, leading to a loss of power for the people
  3. Breaking the influence of corporate control over government is a critical challenge that needs to be addressed
Today's Edition Newsletter • 8097 implied HN points • 23 Jan 24
  1. Donald Trump's cognitive ability and recent statements raise concerns about his mental fitness.
  2. Republicans in New Hampshire used deceptive tactics in the primary election, prompting investigation for voter suppression.
  3. US Supreme Court's recent decision highlights the importance of expanding the Court to uphold federal supremacy.