Mid-Day Digest

May 8, 2020

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Beyond Flynn: Indict Obama, Clinton, Comey, and Brennan

Mark Alexander

The Department of Justice filed a motion to dismiss its case against LTG Michael Flynn (USA Ret.). He was set up by a small cabal of corrupt FBI agents on a perjury charge related to the 1799 Logan Act — under which nobody has ever been convicted. Flynn was Barack Obama’s former director of the Defense Intelligence Agency (2012-2014). After 33 years of distinguished military service, he joined the then-new administration of President Donald Trump as his national security advisor from 23 January to 13 February 2017 — until Obama’s deep-state operators took him out.

LTG Flynn was the first victim of what we now know was, arguably, a coup d'état to take down Trump. As I noted two years ago, DoJ’s operation “Crossfire Hurricane” to ensnare Trump by entrapping those connected to his campaign, and then his administration, devolved into a “Backfire Tornado.” As former federal prosecutor Andrew McCarthy noted this week, the conspiracy to entrap Flynn was key to keeping the corrupt Russia-collusion investigation moving forward. McCarthy notes, “If no way could be found to sideline Flynn, then Flynn was going to find out about Crossfire Hurricane.” On the charges being dropped, McCarthy also makes the case, “There was no basis to believe Flynn, a decorated former US combat commander, would ever be Moscow’s mole, much less that he had committed a crime.”

The key deep-state operatives in this coup attempt were Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, former FBI Director James Comey, former CIA Director John Brennan, former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, and former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein — who colluded with Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), the current House Intelligence Committee chairman.

It was Schiff, with the help of his Leftmedia propagandists, who spent every waking hour of Trump’s first two years in office advancing the fake collusion delusion, which was determined by Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller to be totally fabricated. As it turns out, the collusion lie was funded by then-Trump presidential opponent Hillary Clinton. (Schiff’s second coup attempt, the fake Ukraine-collusion impeachment charade, also failed.)

Recommending dismissal of the Flynn charges, U.S. Attorney Jeff Jensen, who had oversight in the Flynn case, said: “Through the course of my review of General Flynn’s case, I concluded the proper and just course was to dismiss the case. I briefed Attorney General Barr on my findings, advised him on these conclusions, and he agreed.”

Indeed, and AG William Barr had strong words for this extraordinarily corrupt chapter of abuse by the Department of Justice: “I think what happened to [Flynn] was one of the greatest travesties in American history. Without any basis [the FBI] started this investigation of his campaign, and even more concerning, actually, is what happened after the campaign … to sabotage the presidency. … Efforts to use the law-enforcement process to change leaders or to disable administrations are incendiary in this country and destroy our republic. I hope [this move] sends the message that there is one standard of justice in this country. And that’s the way it will be. It doesn’t matter what political party you’re in. … We will follow the same standard for everybody.”

There is always a lot of mainstream-media hyperbole about, well, everything, as pundits endeavor to keep their audiences engaged.

But AG Barr’s remarks are, if anything, understated. The Flynn case is a microcosm of the entire Russia-collusion setup, and it represents the most egregious and disgraceful episode of government abuse of power since J. Edgar Hoover was the FBI director. It reflects a far more dangerous chapter in American political history than any aspect of the Watergate break-in during Richard Nixon’s administration. Any civil libertarian of any political stripe with an ounce of integrity should be denouncing this government corruption from the mountain tops.

Predictably, Schiff led the Demos’ Flynn spin, protesting: “This dismissal does not exonerate him. But it does incriminate Bill Barr in the worst politicization of the Justice Department in its history. … By dropping the case against Flynn, the Justice Department lost 50 years worth of ground in maintaining its independence post-Watergate. Once again, Bill Barr is doing Trump’s dirty work. And once again, Barr has undermined the legitimacy of our justice system and the rule of law.”

So Schiff and his leftist Democrats are insisting this is an example of an attorney general who has politicized the Justice Department to do the bidding of the Republican Party. But in fact, this exoneration is the result of an attorney general who is trying to correct the injustice of a Justice Department that brazenly did the bidding of the Democrat Party.

And this is long from over. There will be more to come once U.S. Attorney John Durham concludes his investigation into the criminal deep-state coup.

For the record, Obama’s operatives hated Flynn because he told the truth about Obama’s 2012 campaign lie that al-Qa'ida was “on the run” — a lie that was central to Obama’s reelection campaign. In fact, al-Qa'ida was on the rise, as clearly evident in the Benghazi attack and the subsequent cover-up just before that election. Obama’s foreign-policy malfeasance resulted in the rise of the Islamic State. Flynn also exposed the danger of Obama’s “nuke deal” with Iran.

For that reason, he was high on their hit list.

President Trump responded to the dismissal, scorching the deep-state operatives who entrapped Flynn: “The Obama administration Justice Department was a disgrace and they got caught. They got caught. Very dishonest people. It’s treason. … What they’ve done is a disgrace and I hope a big price is going to be paid. A big price should be paid. There’s never been anything like this in the history of our country. … What the Obama administration did is unprecedented. It’s never happened. … They’re scum and I say it a lot, they’re scum; they’re human scum. This should never have happened in this country. … [Flynn] was a great warrior and he still is a great warrior. … What happened to him should never happen again.”

The fact is, Obama, Clinton, Comey, and Brennan should all be indicted as co-conspirators based on clear evidence of their collusion, starting with the Trump wiretaps and the fake FISA warrants, to take down a U.S. president. None of this happened without Obama’s knowledge and complicity. It is past time for this quartet to be asked questions about what they knew about the Flynn and Russia charades and when they knew it.

Finally, a note about the shadow of corruption cast over the FBI…

Current FBI Director Christopher Wray issued a statement yesterday declaring that the FBI “remains firmly committed to addressing the failures under prior FBI leadership while maintaining the foundational principles of rigor, objectivity, accountability, and ownership in fulfilling the Bureau’s mission to protect the American people and defend the Constitution.” Clearly, there are serious question about how Wray could not have known about this conspiracy.

However, I should note that the vast majority of rank-and-file FBI line agents and investigators, who honorably abide by their oaths “to support and defend” our Constitution, should not be branded by the corruption of a few. That corruption has cast a long shadow on all of the 12,500 special agents and 2,950 intelligence analysts in the FBI. But the fact is, most men and women in the FBI live up to their agency’s motto: Fidelity, Bravery, Integrity. Indeed, most FBI agents, whose reputations and careers are being sullied by the actions of a few, are deeply offended both personally and professionally by that corruption.

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Schiff’s Smoking Gun Backfires

Nate Jackson

Yesterday morning, we noted that House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff was in a tough spot regarding transcripts related to the probe of supposed collusion between Donald Trump’s presidential campaign and Russia. Acting Director of National Intelligence (DNI) Richard Grenell wrote a letter to Schiff challenging him to release 6,000 pages of transcripts from more than 50 interviews the Intel Committee conducted in its probe. Schiff once called for releasing those transcripts, but then stonewalled actually doing so because he knew it would inevitably pull the curtain back on the Democrats’ hoax. Late yesterday, those transcripts finally dropped.

Obviously, it will take time to sift through that much material, but there are some pretty significant highlights already out there. Here are some of them:

  • In 2017, former acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe conceded: “There is a lot of information in the Steele reporting. We have not been able to prove the accuracy of all the information.” And yet the phony Steele dossier, bought and paid for by Hillary Clinton’s campaign and the DNC, was relied upon not just for FBI surveillance of Trump’s campaign but for acting Attorney General Rod Rosenstein’s “scope memo” directing Robert Mueller’s investigation a year later.

  • In 2018, former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper acknowledged: “I never saw any direct empirical evidence that the Trump campaign or someone in it was plotting [or] conspiring with the Russians to meddle with the election.” And yet, two years later, Clapper claimed “the Trump campaign … was essentially aiding and abetting the Russians.” What changed his mind? Probably the paycheck from CNN.

  • Team Obama knew it had nothing. Former Attorney General Loretta Lynch said, “I can’t say that [evidence of collusion] existed or not.” Former National Security Adviser Susan Rice admitted, “I don’t recall any intelligence or evidence to that effect.” Former Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes confessed, “I saw indications of potential coordination, but I did not see, you know, the specific evidence of the actions of the Trump campaign.” Nevertheless, Democrats have spent the last three and a half years screaming about that phantom collusion.

In the face of all evidence to the contrary, Schiff laughably claims, “Despite the many barriers put in our way by the then-Republican Majority, and attempts by some key witnesses to lie to us and obstruct our investigation, the transcripts that we are releasing today show precisely what Special Counsel Robert Mueller also revealed: That the Trump campaign, and Donald Trump himself, invited illicit Russian help, made full use of that help, and then lied and obstructed the investigations in order to cover up this misconduct.”

Mueller found nothing of the sort.

Predictably, Schiff also blamed the White House for the delay. “These transcripts should have been released long before now,” Schiff sniffed, “but the White House held up their release to the public by refusing to allow the Intelligence Community to make redactions on the basis of classified information, rather than White House political interests. Only now, and during a deadly pandemic, has the president released his hold on this damning information and evidence.”

Actually, as Grenell noted in his letter to Schiff, most of the transcripts were ready for release last June. It was Schiff who blocked their release.

The real reason for Schiff’s lies and blame-shifting is that the release confirms what we knew all along: There was no collusion between Trump’s campaign and the Russians. It was a Democrat hoax from the beginning, meant to punish Trump for his real “sin” of defeating Hillary Clinton.

“It was a very dangerous situation what they did,” Trump said in response to the transcripts’ release. “These are dirty politicians and dirty cops and some horrible people and hopefully they’re going to pay a big price in the not too distant future.” That could be a reference to U.S. Attorney John Durham’s criminal investigation into the deep state over this collusion nonsense. Stay tuned.

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New Evidence Corroborates Reade’s Biden Allegation

Thomas Gallatin

The water surrounding Joe Biden’s presidential campaign suddenly got a lot hotter on Thursday, as new evidence emerged supporting former staffer Tara Reade’s allegations of sexual assault. The Tribune of San Luis Obispo, California, uncovered court documents from 1996 in which Reade’s then-husband, Theodore Dronen, stated that the reason Reade quit working for Biden’s office was due to sexual harassment.

The court documents were in connection to divorce proceedings Dronen had initiated. In the documents, Dronen states, “I met Petitioner [Reade] in the spring of 1993 while working in Washington D.C. At the early stages of our dating, Petitioner felt comfortable confiding in me as we both worked for members of Congress, and we shared many common interests. On several occasions Petitioner related a problem that she was having at work regarding sexual harassment, in U.S. Senator Joe Biden’s office. Petitioner told me she struck a deal with the chief of staff of the senator’s office and left her position.”

Dronen’s statement documents the actions he took to help Reade because she was still suffering from the harassment: “I was sympathetic to her needs when she asked me for help, and [I] assisted her financially, and allowed her to stay at my apartment with my room mate while she looked for work. It was obvious this event had a very traumatic effect on Petitioner, and that she is still sensitive and effected [sic] by it today.”

This latest evidence corroborates Reade’s claim that she told people of the harassment at the time, and it corroborates her claim that it happened during her time working in Biden’s Senate office. What this evidence does not do is establish that Biden himself was the offending party. Still, this latest revelation supports Reade’s credibility and the calls for Biden’s records to be released will only grow louder.

Meanwhile, prominent Democrats continue to display unmitigated hypocrisy in their response to Reade’s allegations, perhaps none more so than Sen. Dianne Feinstein. “Why didn’t she say something … when he was chairman of the Judiciary Committee or after that?” she demanded to know. This was the same Feinstein who less than two years ago sat on Christine Blasey Ford’s totally unsubstantiated allegations against Brett Kavanaugh for weeks before publicizing them at the eleventh hour, claiming, “Victims must be able to come forward only when they are ready.” Trotting out those unfounded allegations of a supposed event from over 30 years prior was clearly an effort by Feinstein and Democrats to destroy Kavanaugh and prevent his appointment to the Supreme Court.

So why, pray tell, does Feinstein’s standard for Ford not also apply to Reade? This is “totally different,” Feinstein insists. “Kavanaugh was under the harshest inspection that we give people over a substantial period of time. And I don’t know this person at all who made the allegations [against Biden]. She came out of nowhere. Where has she been all these years? He was vice president. … To attack him this way is … absolutely ridiculous.” Ah, when it’s Feinstein’s political opponent who is the target, she “believes all women.” When it’s her political ally who is accused, she brushes it off as “absolutely ridiculous.”

Besides Feinstein’s glaring double standard, one of the biggest differences between Ford and Reade is who revealed these allegations. Despite initial foot-dragging, it has been various media outlets, many on the Left, who have dug into Reade’s story. This is not the product of President Donald Trump or Republicans running some politically motivated smear campaign. That’s one way it’s “totally different” from the Kavanaugh debacle.

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Biden Trashes DeVos’s New Campus Harassment Rules

Michael Swartz

It’s been 20 months since Education Secretary Betsy DeVos told a student audience at George Mason University that one of her priorities would be to bring the Rule of Law back to American college campuses. This week, we’re finally seeing some results.

At issue was a Barack Obama-era directive known as the “Dear Colleague” letter, which brought utter chaos to Title IX compliance at colleges and universities. Specifically, the Obama administration’s “guidance” did away with due process for those accused of sexual harassment or assault. For example, a young woman who woke up to regret a drunken sexual encounter could now claim assault, and her “assailant” would be considered guilty and often expelled from school or otherwise punished. Real victims should be heard and real perpetrators punished, but this rewarded not only regret for irresponsible sex but flat-out rape hoaxes that have become somewhat faddish.

To summarize the evolution of DeVos’s new rules, they were initially proposed back in November 2018 and, after having waded through more than 124,000 public comments, the Department of Education this week finalized a 2,000-page document — not exactly light reading, but very thorough in its effect. (Even the brief summary is nine pages.) “Compare that to the Obama Administration,” opines The Wall Street Journal editorial board, “which created the campus kangaroo courts with nothing more than an informal guidance letter that nonetheless carried the threat of withheld federal funds.”

“This new regulation,” said DeVos, “requires schools to act in meaningful ways to support survivors of sexual misconduct, without sacrificing important safeguards to ensure a fair and transparent process.”

According to the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, the sum total of the new regulations is this: “An express presumption of innocence; live hearings with cross-examination conducted by an advisor of choice, who may be an attorney; sufficient time and information — including access to evidence — to prepare for interviews and a hearing; impartial investigators and decision-makers; [and] a requirement that all relevant evidence receive an objective evaluation.” The standard for conviction rises from Obama’s weak “preponderance of evidence” to a stronger requirement that the evidence be “clear and convincing.”

Alas, this much-needed dose of common sense has its critics, and those critics are likely looking for a friendly Obama-appointed judge to keep the onerous “Dear Colleague” rules in place. Catherine Lhamon, who currently chairs the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, was formerly the assistant secretary for civil rights in the Obama Department of Education, putting her in charge of Title IX compliance. She blasted the new rules, absurdly charging that DeVos “presides over taking us back to the bad old days, that predate my birth, when it was permissible to rape and sexually harass students with impunity.” Protecting due process is a long way from making crime “permissible.”

Rightly labeling Lhamon’s statement as “appalling hyperbole,” columnist David Harsanyi noted, “It would certainly be helpful if Democrats who are denouncing DeVos’s campus-sexual-assault policies would explain which rules they object to, and why.”

How would a Biden administration respond? The Democrats’ presumed standard-bearer vowed to put DeVos’s policy “to a quick end” next January should he be elected because the new regulation “gives colleges a green light to ignore sexual violence and strip survivors of their rights.”

Really, Joe? One wonders whether he understands that the increasingly credible sexual-assault accusations he’s facing right now would’ve gotten him expelled under the Obama-era rules. He’s damnably guilty by his own standard, making his condemnation of DeVos what the Washington Examiner’s Brad Polumbo rightly calls “hypocrisy of the highest order.”

Moreover, Biden’s track record of “believing all women” is pretty selective. As Collin Anderson at The Washington Free Beacon notes, “Biden was one of six Democrats who joined an effort to block the Office of Senate Fair Employment Practices in 1991 on the grounds that it was unconstitutional.” He adds, “The vote came less than two years before Tara Reade allegedly filed a complaint about her treatment as an employee in Biden’s Senate office.”

Taken together, Biden’s contradictory statements and actions tell us all we need to know about the man. If it weren’t for double standards, he wouldn’t have any at all.

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An Abysmal April Jobs Report

Nate Jackson

As we noted last week, America faces an economic pandemic. Today’s jobs report was every bit as bad as expected, and even at that the true picture is even worse.

“The April unemployment rate rose to a record 14.7% and payrolls dropped by an unprecedented 20.5 million as the coronavirus pandemic hit the economy,” reports The Wall Street Journal. CNBC adds, “A more encompassing measure that includes those not looking for work as well as those holding part-time jobs for economic reasons also hit an all-time high of 22.8%.”

We’re a long way from the record-low unemployment of just two months ago.

The same caveat applies to the April jobs report as to the one for March: It’s an incomplete measure of all the jobless claims to date. Thursday’s report of 3.2 million more jobless claims brought the pandemic total to more than 33 million Americans out of work. And due to incomplete reporting, even that could be more like 40 million.

The recovery is going to be a long slog, too. Bloomberg reports that “a new survey from the Society for Human Resource Management … found that 52% expect to be out of business within six months.” Obviously, businesses that are permanently closed aren’t going to be hiring. Yet there’s a glimmer of hope. The Journal adds, “83% of the increase in unemployment in March came from workers on temporary furloughs, not permanent layoffs.”

Even so, it’s no wonder there are growing health consequences caused by the prolonged lockdown.

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Limited Lockdowns Would Have Been Better

Brian Mark Weber

Earlier this year, British academic Neil Ferguson predicted 2.2 million coronavirus deaths in the United States. In response, Americans were asked to “trust the science” and go into a full lockdown. That was a mistake, and not just because Ferguson couldn’t even abide by his own lockdown advice.

In a domino effect, countries across Europe began shutting down, and American state governors followed suit. The consequences of the onerous executive orders have been devastating — arguably even more so than the virus itself. Today, our nation finds itself in a deep hole, and some of our leaders are continuing to dig.

As we can now see, Ferguson’s Imperial College model was seriously flawed. Actual deaths are a fraction of his dire prediction, largely because his model assumed that we’d do nothing to combat the spread of the virus. The choice, of course, was never between all or nothing.

Millions of Americans are out of work, food production is shutting down, business owners are arrested for daring to open their doors, domestic violence and suicide rates are soaring, church attendance is illegal, drones are watching us, neighbors are encouraged to snitch, critical surgeries are wait-listed, the Bill of Rights is being trampled, and our national debt is nearing $30 trillion.

All this due to a virus with a death rate under 1% — a virus that disproportionately attacks the elderly. And there’s little evidence the death toll would be higher without these crippling shutdowns. In fact, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo was “shocked” to learn this week that 66% of New York City virus patients were people who had stayed home.

Clearly, our nation’s one-size-fits-all approach was grievously wrong.

Dennis Prager writes, “The forcible prevention of Americans from doing anything except what politicians deem ‘essential’ has led to the worst economy in American history since the Great Depression of the 1930s. It is panic and hysteria, not the coronavirus, that created this catastrophe. And the consequences in much of the world will be more horrible than in America.”

When economies crash and GDP craters, poverty spreads. The corollary effects of poverty include starvation, violence, and disease.

Remember, the lockdowns were designed to “flatten the curve” and to prevent hospitals from being overburdened. Or so we were told. The curve has been flattened in many areas, but some governors are turning the screws even tighter. For example, California Gov. Gavin Newsome now says he won’t open up until there’s a vaccine.

Clearly, the total shutdown was an overreach and a failure. Instead, a targeted lockdown would’ve focused on protecting the elderly and the at-risk while not bringing the lives of younger and healthier people to a screeching halt. Where was this common sense a few months ago?

Responding to a working paper at MIT, the editorial board of The Wall Street Journal suggests that we shouldn’t “put the entire state in economic cold storage in the name of a false choice between saving lives and saving money.” The editors conclude, “On the growing evidence, targeted lockdowns can save more lives and more livelihoods.”

It looks like some states are moving in the right direction. Many are currently in a phase of reopening or have plans to do so. And some polls show the American public growing less concerned about the virus and more worried about when they’re going back to work.

Let’s hope we never make the same mistakes again.

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More Great Analysis

There are Growing Health Consequences From the Prolonged Lockdown, says Thomas Gallatin.

Willie Richardson tells another story of how the Democrats Eat Their Own.

And since Sunday is Mother’s Day, how about a blast from the past? Check out Robin Smith’s Mothers — Living and Leaving a Legacy.

NEWS EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Jordan Candler

Above the Fold

  • “The Texas Supreme Court on Thursday ordered the release of salon owner Shelley Luther, who was jailed for opening in violation of the state’s rules, as Gov. Greg Abbott issued an executive order retroactively eliminating jail time as a consequence for violating the state’s coronavirus restrictions,” Fox News reports. Allie Beth Stuckey wryly observes, “Isn’t it funny how ‘we need to release people from jail so they don’t get COVID’ applies to rapists and pedophiles but not hair stylists?” Gary Bauer also sadly points out, “If she were in California, Illinois, or New York, she’d still be in jail.”

Government & Politics

  • Partisan no more: Republicans finally appointed to coronavirus select committee (The Daily Wire)

  • Barack Obama knew details of wiretapped Flynn phone calls, surprising top DOJ official in meeting with Biden, declassified docs show (Fox News)

  • “Increasingly in peril”: GAO report finds Postal Service “not financially sustainable,” recommends congressional action (National Review)

  • Thanks, Bill de Blasio… Travel from New York City seeded the nationwide COVID-19 crisis (Washington Examiner)

Other Notables

  • Tyson reopens meat processing plant in Iowa, which should help ameliorate the supply-chain bottleneck (Hot Air)

  • Justice: Father and son charged with killing black man Ahmaud Arbery in Georgia (AP)

  • Ninety percent of people apprehended at the southern border expelled under new coronavirus order (The Hill)

  • Deaths of despair: The next COVID crisis could be a wave of suicides (Bloomberg)

  • How “convenient”: Chinese medical exports soared in April (The Resurgent)

Closing Arguments

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VIDEOS

Humor Video: What It’s Like to Believe Everything the Media Tells You — Here’s what it might look like to be completely brainwashed by the news.

Video: Democrats Push for Continued Lockdowns — In contrast, Trump appropriately wants to unshackle the economy.

Video: Ahead of This Solemn Memorial Day… — Lowe’s and Mechanix Wear develop a more fitting solution for flag placement.

BEST OF RIGHT OPINION

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SHORT CUTS

Insight: “The argument for liberty is not an argument against organization, which is one of the most powerful tools human reason can employ, but an argument against all exclusive, privileged, monopolistic organization, against the use of coercion to prevent others from doing better.” —Friedrich August von Hayek (1899-1992)

Wandering minds want to know: “Remember when we were told we had to flatten the curve and we’d lockdown for a few weeks to ramp up PPE and free up ventilators or else we’d have to start death panels? When did that turn into indefinite lockdowns and economic destruction because ‘if it saves one life’?” —Bethany Mandel

Upright: “No one with [Adam] Schiff’s record of deceit should be anywhere near the Intelligence Committee, much less leading the Intelligence Committee!” —Gary Bauer

Non compos mentis: “The Trump admin is now projecting 3,000 daily deaths by June, and they are STILL pushing to ‘reopen.’ We are now careening towards one 9/11-scale death event per day. This was all preventable w/ tests, tracing, & policy. Instead the GOP showered their friends w/ bailout money.” —Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Grand delusions: “How many people will die this summer, before Election Day? What proportion of the deaths will be among African-Americans, Latinos, other people of color? This is getting awfully close to genocide by default. What else do you call mass death by public policy?” —Yale epidemiologist and legal scholar Gregg Gonsalves blaming the Trump administration

Braying jenny: “If I was going to have an equal voice with this very opinionated man, I had to get myself up and set myself off to a place where I was confident that I was going to be his equal. The thing that really changed it was the birth of our children. I wasn’t really ready for that. That really made it harder. Something had to give — and it was my aspirations and dreams.” —Michelle Obama in her documentary “Becoming,” ironically just ahead of Mother’s Day

And last… “Isn’t it funny how ‘we need to release people from jail so they don’t get COVID’ applies to rapists and pedophiles but not hair stylists?” —Allie Beth Stuckey

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