Do As We Say, Not as We Do

—@PaulaReidCBS to Pence: “It really does sound like you’re saying, ‘Do as we say, not as we do.’ You’re telling people to listen to local officials, but in Tulsa you defied local health officials…How can you say that the campaign is not part of the problem?” pic.twitter.com/96dkjow28L — Oliver Darcy (@oliverdarcy) June 26, 2020 The […]

Backlash

Hi White People! I want to tell you something. It’s the second week since the explosion of this round of protests. The second week since George Floyd’s snuff film started being broadcast all over. I want to tell you something about my experience with white progressive backlash. — Academic Foxhole | TrooperSJP (@AcademicFoxhole) June 10, […]

“Community” Policing

Asheville Police surround a medic station created by protesters as they stab water bottles with knives and tip over tables of medical supplies and food June 2, 2020. The medic team, made of EMTs and doctors, said the medical station was approved by the city. #avlnews pic.twitter.com/cLDperemsZ — Angie Wilhelm (@AngelaMWilhelm) June 3, 2020

DC Street Art

This was cool. Holy cow. The city of DC is out here on 16th steeet behind the White House painting BLACK LIVES MATTER onto the streets — that it owns — stretching all the way to k Street. pic.twitter.com/PU7DW7XZHu — Emily Badger (@emilymbadger) June 5, 2020

It’s Called Projecting

And those in the Trump orbit seem great at it. Trump: “Everyone I don’t like is a loser!” And guess what Trump is? McEnany: “something something voter fraud!” And it looks like we know where that sentiment comes from… Kayleigh McEnany cast Florida ballots in 2018 using her parents’ Tampa address, even though she lived […]

Headlines for a Fallen Statue

From @profmusgrave: Protesters Say Statue Tripped, Fell Into Water Statue Had A Troubled Past 2 protesters have been suspended, pending an investigation. Statue Was No Angel – Why Was It In A Bad Neighborhood? Protestors say pre-existing condition and any possible intoxicants likely responsible statue knew things were politically charged, why didn’t it stay home? […]

NYT Has an Op-Ed Problem

Hypothetically speaking, I do not wish to see an op-ed titled “The Only Good Cop is a Dead Cop,” nor am I remotely interested in engaging in debate with its author, even if their views would provide a fuller and more varied perspective on current public opinion. — sarah jeong (@sarahjeong) June 4, 2020