This version of news updates has stories on adding a citizenship question to the census, pay for the women’s soccer team, the legality of the Affordable Care Act, and Iran enriching uranium.
Since the Democratic debates, the media has been giving a lot of attention to the exchange about school bussing between Kamala Harris and Joe Biden. What is not being discussed is the racism behind America’s educational system.
Tomorrow, Ivor, my first dog guide, will have been gone for 10 years. It’s amazing how that happens. In the moment, when the loss is fresh, you can’t imagine how you will continue. The pain is so raw. The hurt is so intense.
But time keeps going. Eventually, you start remembering the good times more than you focus on the loss.
The next thing you know, a decade has gone. Now, you almost always remember the good times. You appreciate all you got from your time together.
Then, something happens to remind you that time has gone. You become aware that a decade earlier was one of the worst experiences of your life. One of the things most important to you left.
Still, you have a decade of adjustment to help you keep going. You know you will never forget. You know it was, sadly, for the best.
You think of the love you lost and you realize in some ways that love will never be gone.
Last week, I had the pleasure of attending the National ADA Symposium. The annual conference brings people working in the disability field together to learn from and network with each other. I really enjoyed the conference. I hope I get to go again next year. I came back from the conference energized and excited to use what I have learned.
There’s one thing to report today. Yesterday, I got back the results on the biopsy taken of the cyst that was in my eye. It was benign! I don’t have cancer!
Transcript of Corporate Joe and the Electoral College
Welcome to Jonathan’s Verdicts. I’m Jonathan Simeone.
The title of this episode is: Corporate Joe Biden and the Electoral College.
The verdict for this episode is: Corporate Joe Biden is only a serious candidate because of the Electoral College.
Lots of people, including me, regularly, rightly accuse Republicans of supporting the Electoral College because it’s the best way a party that offends much of the electorate can win elections. But there is another part of the Electoral College story that must be told. I’m speaking about the reality that the Electoral College leads to discussions of electability that have nothing to do with the will of the people.
According to the corporate-run media and their polls, Corporate Joe Biden is the leader in the nomination battle in the Democratic Party. The story the corporate-run media is spinning is Democrats need to nominate someone who is electable in states like Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Wisconsin, all important states Trump narrowly won in 2016.
The electability story centers around the idea that Democrats have to nominate someone who can win back some of the working-class white men who left the Democratic Party for Trump. This story fails to remind people that Clinton won the popular vote by roughly three million votes. If it weren’t for the Electoral College, not only would Clinton be president, but no one would be talking about the need to have an election that revolves entirely around placating thousands of working-class white men in three states.
Truthfully, the Electoral College is not only good for Republicans, it’s good for corporations and the Democrats they have bought. They can’t win the hearts and minds of a majority of the American public. They don’t want to give up some of their purchased power so we can have health care, better wages, and free college. So, they leave in place an antiquated system designed to support slavery so they can scare people into supporting someone like Corporate Joe who has a long history of supporting corporations over the working-class voters he really hopes you think he cares about.
Thank you for listening to this episode of Jonathan’s Verdicts.
This is the first in a series of posts that will describe government benefits programs offered by the United States.
The next section will give basic details about the Women and Children’s Nutrition Program (WIC). The subsequent section will give facts about WIC participation.
Mueller finally spoke! My thoughts on this are contained in three sections: what he said; unanswered questions; and thoughts on Muller.
The biggest news in my life is that I’m recovering from eye surgery.
Today is my birthday. It didn’t get off to the best start, because I was in the emergency room until 2:30. But we will be having a barbecue this afternoon.