A Jones County election commissioner is under fire for making a comment about Blacks holding voter registration drives, unlike "people in Mississippi."
Mark ElliottMississippi election commissioner: "I'm concerned about voter registration in Mississippi," the commissioner wrote. "The blacks are having lots (of) events for voter registration. People in Mississippi have to get involved, too."
In hundreds of highly classified phone calls with foreign heads of state, President Donald Trump was so consistently unprepared for discussion of serious issues, so often outplayed in his conversations with powerful leaders like Russian President...
Mark ElliottH.R. McMaster, John Bolton, James Mattis, Rex Tillerson, and White House chief of staff John Kelly, as well as intelligence officials -- concluded that the President was often "delusional," as two sources put it, in his dealings with foreign leaders.
Houston officials are urging the White House to rethink the move, warning of ‘catastrophic cascading consequences.’
Mark ElliottDuring a pandemic. With new records being set daily.
The Trump administration is planning to end federal support for local coronavirus testing sites across the nation at the end of the month.
A Wall Street Journal analysis found almost a quarter of the counties in Michigan, a political battleground state in November, rank at the top nationally for both annual unemployment-rate jump and Covid-19 death rate.
Officer Timothy Loehmann fatally shot Tamir, 12, at a park in 2014. The shooting added to national outrage over the killing of unarmed black men and boys by law enforcement.
The Cleveland police officer who was fired after he killed 12-year-old Tamir Rice, was quickly hired by another Ohio police department.
“He was cleared of any and all wrongdoing,” the Bellaire police chief, Richard Flanagan.
Americans could learn from how drastically German society has moved away from the nadir of its history.
Mark ElliottFun fact: Germany has no monuments that celebrate the Nazi armed forces, however many grandfathers fought or fell for them. Instead, it has a dizzying number and variety of monuments to the victims of its murderous racism.
Several police experts said that number appears to be unusually high. "By using this tactic, it's a self-fulfilling tragedy," said one.
Mark ElliottHoly crap. Minneapolis Police used neck restraints at least 237 times since 2015, and 44 times people were rendered unconscious.
George Floyd's treatment was freaking business-as-usual!
As the pandemic guts the livelihoods of formerly stable families, the federal government seems unwilling to act on the necessary scale.
Mark ElliottA New Deal today is unrealistic? It’s not as unrealistic as was the original New Deal, which fashioned national programs from scratch during a time when there was a genuine debate in America about whether the government should step in at all. @just_shelter
The Financial Times reports that Trump was advised against making too many preparations for the pandemic.
Mark ElliottAbsolute killer quote: “Jared [Kushner] had been arguing that testing too many people, or ordering too many ventilators, would spook the markets and so we just shouldn’t do it..."
And there you have it. 150,000 Americans sacrificed for the stock market.