Consider the place of knowledge and ideology in politics, how the open discussion of facts and ideas might throw light on complicated and difficult matters of policy and principle.
How we might find paths to healing divisions while drawing new energy from our differences. Then consider the Texas republican who says that vaccines are "sorcery", and luxuriate in the liberating insight that negotiation, compromise and debate are in fact completely useless.
When [Dr. Peter] Hotez replied that he doesn't take a dime from the vaccine industry and that as a Texas pediatrician-scientist who develops neglected disease vaccines for the world's poorest people, it is "most certainly my business," [Rep. Jonathan Stickland, R-Bedford] Stickland dug in even deeper.
"Make the case for your sorcery to consumers on your own dime," tweeted Stickland. "Like every other business. Quit using the heavy hand of government to make your business profitable through mandates and immunity. It's disgusting."
In this video, you can see Donald Trump appearing to ask First Lady Melania to ‘smile’ during today’s fascist photo op. Nah, man, you have to pay extra for that.
• June 1, Monday night: Tear gas fired on peaceful protesters in Washington D.C. • Trump: “If a city or state refuses to take the actions that are necessary to defend the life and property of their residents, then I will deploy the United States military and quickly solve the problem for them” Earlier today, […]
• One Trump fundraising event in Dallas next month has a price tag of $580,600 per couple. Impeached president Donald Trump is scheduled to headline in-person fundraisers as early as June, which would be his first since the coronavirus outbreak stopped campaign events in March.
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