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January 18th, 2021 - 1:50 am § in Donald Trump, Economics, Politics, Racism

How clueless Democrats lost the white working class to Trump

An essay by Joan C. Williams, a professor at Hastings College of Law in San Francisco, published in Harvard Business Review in November 2016 (and cited in the January 19, 2021, issue of Barron’s magazine), became one of the most widely read articles in HBR’s history. Read it here. The wh[...]

January 16th, 2021 - 5:54 pm § in Donald Trump, Economics, Politics, Racism

It’s NOT the economy, stupid!

Trump’s diehard supporters, some of whom are affluent doctors, lawyers, cops, firefighters, teachers, and other professionals, are motivated by “anxiety over race and social standing, not economic distress,” according to this article. Return to The-Ave.US Home Page[...]

January 2nd, 2021 - 2:35 pm § in Donald Trump, Law and Courts, Misc., Politics, Racism

Should we give “SoHo Karen” a little understanding?

Most people would freak out if they lost their iPhone, right? You’re not really thinking straight in that situation. (Actually, I don’t own an iPhone, so I’m guessing; kindly bear with me as I grope my way through this story.) I mean, if she realized she’d absent-mindly left[...]

December 24th, 2020 - 9:45 pm § in Donald Trump, Law and Courts, Politics, Racism

White House staff now fending off crazy lawyer

American history has never see a spectacle like this, and hopefully never will again. It’s over. The electoral votes have been signed, sealed, and delivered, and there’s nothing left except reading them. Everyone knows the results; who each elector voted for isn’t secret. Biden wil[...]

December 24th, 2020 - 9:18 am § in Law and Courts, Racism

Ohio cops kill another black man

A Columbus, Ohio, cop with a history of complaints killed a black man with a cellphone on Tuesday, December 22, 2020, the second killing in Columbus this month of unarmed black men by white cops. Officer Adam Coy and a fellow officer had their body cameras turned off, in apparent violation of depart[...]

December 23rd, 2020 - 3:34 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics, Racism

GOP suppresses black voting in Georgia’s runoff election

Voting rights groups denounced election officials in Hall County, Georgia, for shuttering 4 of the county’s 8 polling locations, “which the groups say is limiting turnout of Black and Latino voters” in the early voting in the Jan. 5, 2021, Senate runoff election, Huffington Post re[...]

December 23rd, 2020 - 2:02 am § in Donald Trump, Law and Courts, Politics, Racism

Election company employee sues conspiracy peddlers

“An election systems worker driven into hiding by death threats has filed a defamation lawsuit against President Donald Trump’s campaign, two of its lawyers and some conservative media figures and outlets,” Talking Points Memo reported on Tuesday, December 22, 2020. Read their story he[...]

December 22nd, 2020 - 5:32 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics, Racism

Trumpublican damage assessment

America isn’t a banana republic, no thanks to Trump, his enablers, and supporters. Still, he (and they) inflicted significant damage. “Among other things, Trump and his Republican enablers have normalized corruption and nepotism, degraded public discourse, invited foreign involvement[...]

December 22nd, 2020 - 1:56 am § in America, Politics, Racism

What Republicans mean when talking about “secession”

America still can’t shake off its racist impulses, and the Tea Party movement — renamed “MAGA” — is the merely latest iteration of racist backlash. Its driving force, rooted in pre-Civil War “nullification” ideology, is defiance. Physical secession is imposs[...]

December 22nd, 2020 - 1:23 am § in Biden, Donald Trump, Misc., Politics, Racism

Will the Harriet Tubman $20 bill make a comeback under Biden?

The plates have existed since 2018, but Trump’s treasury secretary, Steve Mnuchin, said it would take 10 years to start printing the bills because of “technical difficulties.” Yeah, a racist in the White House who can’t stand black people — least of all, black voters &#[...]