Susan J. Dames/Slate:
Dixon’s ‘parental rights’ message: If you vote GOP, you’re just a real mom
What a kick in the face to millions of mothers in Michigan and beyond
Just 20 years ago, I gave birth to my first child early in my journalism career.
In the years that followed, I would be told by several editors, some who were trying to be helpful and others who seemed to still be living in the Stone Age, that my decision to start a family with my husband was a very It was a bad professional move.
I moved on, as women have to, and worked my way up to cover state and national politics. By then, I was a single mother with no choice but to bring my daughter to night and weekend events that I was expected to cover (which some of my male colleagues struck as unprofessional. C, because they happily left most of the parenting to their wives. ).
At one event, I watched then-state Sen. Gretchen Whitmer juggle her children and we locked eyes, like mothers who struggle. I went back to my office and recounted that moment. An elderly male reporter rolled his eyes and declared: “I knew she was not a serious person and would never go anywhere in politics when she got pregnant after being elected.”
It was about 15 years ago. That punditry, of course, has not aged well, as Whitmer is now Michigan’s 49th governor.
The Nazi parallels are dangerous. But they are increasingly relevant today.
For a long time, politicians, media and Jewish organizations agreed that it was never really appropriate to associate modern political movements with the Nazis or to compare today’s human rights atrocities to the Holocaust. If every right-wing politician is labeled a Nazi and every inhumane policy decision is compared to the Holocaust, the memory of historical crimes against the Jewish people will be cheapened.
Then came the rise of Donald Trump, full of racist rhetoric, the demonization of immigrants, the obvious Anti-SemitismGreat Conspiracy Theory, Scary public rallies and incitement to violence for political purposes.
This poll looks at likely voters. Marist looks a little better and looks at registered voters. Who is right? Who is the likely voter this year? stay tuned.
This little-known election forecast should worry Democrats
According to pollster John Couvillon, 52 percent of 2022 primary voters voted in GOP races, while 48 percent voted in Democratic races. That bodes well for Republicans. A high primary turnout signals enthusiasm for the general election — and a party with a strong primary turnout usually does better in the midterms.
We don’t yet know if this pattern will repeat in November. But a thorough examination of the data shows that Republicans have a primary voting advantage — even opinion. Dobbs And other complications of this election cycle.
Except when they don’t. Couvillon is a good pollster, but n is small and sometimes other factors come into play (ie, defending incumbents means less interesting primaries; see New Hampshire).
Still, this brings up an interesting point about parallel elections.
Democrats are motivated by abortion and the defense of democracy. Republicans are motivated by crime and immigration. Everyone worries about the price of gas and eggs.
So the clichés of elections have never been truer: candidates matter, turnout will decide it, and cross-currents are hard to predict.
‘Big mistake’: DeSantis’ immigration move could erode support in South Florida
DeSantis’ move dominated the radio and television airwaves in South Florida — home to a large number of Hispanic voters.
Democrat Charlie Crist, who is challenging DeSantis, rolled out a new digital ad on Saturday targeting Hispanics and the Venezuelan community, as part of a six-figure buyout to DeSantis on his attention-grabbing campaign. while doing
“From Miami’s perspective, this is a huge mistake,” state Sen. Annette Tadeo, a Democrat, said current Rep. Maria Elvira Salazar (R-Fla.) “All of these Republicans — including my opponent — historically talk about socialism and communism and that we’re facing these horrible dictators. Immigrants are running against exactly what Republicans are running against. They say they are fighting.”
The Republican Party is an anti-authoritarian party
Compared to center-right parties in developed democracies, the GOP is dangerously far from normal.
Experts in comparative politics say the GOP is a radical, no longer in the same conversation with “normal” right-wing parties like Canada’s Conservative Party (CPC) or Germany’s Christian Democratic Party (CDU). Instead, it resembles more right-wing parties – such as Viktor Orbán’s Fidesz in Hungary or Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s AKP in Turkey – that have actively worked to undermine democracy in their countries.
The saga of the Supreme Court cannot be understood in isolation. It’s symptomatic of a deep fracture in American politics, a party pulling us away from the developed-world political standards we aspire to and into a battle over the most fundamental tenets of democratic principles: whether power should be shared. is And it’s a disaster for American democracy.
“The only way forward for us is when the Republicans reform, and stop being an increasingly authoritarian white nationalist party,” says Harvard professor and co-author (with Daniel Ziblatt) Steven Levitsky. How democracies die.
Trump’s lawyers believe the Mar-a-Lago investigation could lead to indictments
Explaining whether Trump declassified documents could be ‘defense’ to future criminal charge, attorneys say
Trump’s lawyers have repeatedly suggested in court filings that the former president could have declassified the documents — but they haven’t actually claimed that he did.
In Monday’s filing, Trump’s lawyers wrote that They don’t want Deary to compel Trump to “fully and specifically disclose to the defendants the merits of any further allegations without the need to be clear in the district court’s order” — a remarkable statement that at least Accepts the possibility that the former president or his associates may be criminally charged.
In the segment above, Trump claims protection from Judge Eileen Cannon. He thinks what we think.
Here’s a taste of how long things take when dealing legally with classified documents:
Secrets and Laws/Twitter:
here we go:
– Since [Special Master] Deary is still a judge, he does not have to be approved (the government does not require approval for federal judges). But whatever staff he wants to appoint, he will have to clear and then read the various compartments on the issue.
-Trump’s lawyer would have to be cleared (probably not all of them; I also doubt the trustee’s approval is active). They will receive what is called a “limited security clearance”. I can see the DOJ objecting to Corcoran because he has exposure or at least a witness.
-They have to figure out where to store the classified documents securely (in a SCIF) so that Derry, Trump’s advisers, and even Trump himself can access them. Deere would like them in Brooklyn. Trustee DC Kise is in Florida.
– Documents to be copied and delivered securely to those SCIF locations. You simply cannot email TS/SCI/SAP records, even over a classified computer network. Given the volume and lack of infrastructure, they will likely need to be hand-carried.
That’s why Trump thought it was a winner for the delay. However, Judge Raymond Deary said, “get your arguments together by tomorrow,” and it may be that if Trump can’t prove he declassified the documents, he won’t turn them over no matter how late. .