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July23,2019

This is where we are now.

This is the new normal.

Mueller is set to testify tomorrow, which I suppose will be a total wash and another opportunity for Trump and the GOP to spin, spin SPIN! It’s almost like the the Democrats need him to read the Mueller report to them…

This is where we are now.

Here are the stories I found informative:

“GEO is one of the biggest players in the for-profit prison industry, with 69 correctional and detention facilities in the United States with about 75,000 beds,”

Via BoingBoing/ The Dallas News

PAC for private prison giant that builds ICE 'detention centers' gave money to these 50 lawmakers


Related to the Prison Industrial Complex and it’s benefactors:

Texans Cornyn, Cuellar among top recipients of campaign donations from private detention company PAC


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via The Bulwark

“The scariest thing about Tuesday’s vote isn’t the racism. It’s the foreshadowing that if push comes to shove and we do wind up in a real-deal constitutional crisis, we will not be able to count on elected Republicans to do their duty.

There’s a great line in L.A. Confidential where the corrupt police chief warns one of his bent cops not to start growing a conscience. “Don’t start trying to do the right, boy-o,” he says. “You haven’t had the practice.”

The Cancer Is Spreading

Trump's racism isn't veiled anymore. As bad as it is, there's an even bigger danger.

via PBS/Frontline

“Congressional scrutiny has homed in on the timeline of the decision-making process and the justification memo – a key document that spells out the rationale behind the emergency arms sale.

“I think getting the memo, who wrote it, who approved it, who cleared it — these are all pertinent questions because people should be held accountable and called into Congress to justify this radical act,” said Max Bergmann, a former State Department official who negotiated arms sales. “What was the decision making? Why did you call this an emergency? Was there pressure from defense companies?”

Three days before the emergency was announced on May 24, there was an intelligence briefing with Congress and the State and Defense departments. There was no mention of an escalating threat from Iran.”

What You Need to Know About Trump’s $8 Billion Saudi Arms Deal

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via Jacobin

“The Task Ahead Is Enormous, and There Is Not Much Time”

AN INTERVIEW WITH NOAM CHOMSKY

Illustration: Daniel Adel

Illustration: Daniel Adel

Hey! Lets pay attention to Antonin Scalia’s equally toxic offspring!

Did You Know That Antonin Scalia’s Son Is Sabotaging Wall Street Reform?

via Mother Jones

Eugene Scalia is quietly freeing big banks from the rules meant to keep them from crashing the economy again.

Also:

via HEAVY.

Eugene Scalia: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

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