Daily Archives: July 15, 2020

Shining City on a Hill?


Republican Voters Against Trump

Published on Jul 7, 2020

Ronald Reagan spoke often of America as a shining city on a hill: a prosperous, free, and virtuous model for the nations of the world. Is Trump’s Republican Party living up to that vision of our potential? Has your party left you?

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“Trump is letting over 100,000 people die due to his incompetence.”


Republican Voters Against Trump

Published on Jul 2, 2020

Trump’s disastrous response to COVID has cost thousands of American lives. Republicans around the country are saying: “Enough.”

Many Republicans who voted for him in 2016 have been frustrated and disappointed by his refusal to confront this crisis, his politicization of the government response, and the clear message that he cares more about political optics than about the lives of the people who elected him.

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Trump Voters: “It’s OK to Change Your Mind. We Did.”


Republican Voters Against Trump

Published on Jul 10, 2020

“I thought I’d be a Republican all of my life, but Donald J. Trump has broken my faith in the Republican party.”

Are you a Republican, ex-Republican, or Trump-voter who won’t support the president this November? Share your story here: https://rvat.org/tell-your-story

Powerful. This Trump-voting grandma from Indiana has had enough of Trump and his sidekicks – YouTube


Republican Voters Against Trump

Published on Jul 15, 2020

“But what is the one thing that Mike Pence says? “Oh, Mr. President, you’re doing such a wonderful job, our administration is handling this Coronavirus wonderfully.” If I hear him say that one more time, I’m going to puke.”

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Top US infectious diseases expert Fauci calls White House smear campaign ‘bizarre’


PBS NewsHour

Published on Jul 15, 2020

Wednesday on the NewsHour, as the coronavirus crisis rages on, so does the verbal battle between the nation’s top public health expert and members of the Trump administration. Plus: Californians worry about COVID-19, Chinatown’s pandemic response, a new public health challenge for Democratic Republic of Congo, the economics of racial disparities and Hollywood’s reckoning on race.

PBS NewsHour full episode, July 15, 2020


PBS NewsHour

Published on Jul 15, 2020

Wednesday on the NewsHour, as the coronavirus crisis rages on, so does the verbal battle between the nation’s top public health expert and members of the Trump administration. Plus: Californians worry about COVID-19, Chinatown’s pandemic response, a new public health challenge for Democratic Republic of Congo, the economics of racial disparities and Hollywood’s reckoning on race.

Trump’s Fox Fave Tucker Carlson Goes Fishing After Lead Writer Resigns over Racist Online Comments


Democracy Now!

Published on Jul 14, 2020

The lead writer for President Trump’s favorite Fox News TV show, “Tucker Carlson Tonight” — the most popular cable show in history — has resigned for posting disturbing racist and misogynist messages to an online forum under a pseudonym. Now Tucker Carlson says he’s going on vacation, and his advertisement blocks “are a wasteland,” says Matt Gertz, senior fellow at Media Matters, where he documents the relationship between Fox News and the Trump administration.

The Left Remakes the World: Amna Akbar on Canceling Rent, Defunding Police & Where We Go from Here


Democracy Now!

Published on Jul 15, 2020

We look at another looming crisis for the American public: mass evictions. More than four months into a pandemic that has left millions unemployed, eviction freezes across the country are ending, even as case numbers rise and states reimpose lockdown measures. As the Cancel the Rent movement inspires rent strikes and protests nationwide, a coalition of labor unions, workers and racial and social justice groups in 25 states plans to stage a mass walkout this Monday called the “Strike for Black Lives.” We speak with Amna Akbar, law professor at Ohio State University, who wrote about how to respond to all of this in her op-ed in Sunday’s New York Times headlined “The Left Is Remaking the World.”

Tucson Mayor Romero Slams Arizona Gov. Ducey for Downplaying COVID & Hasty Reopening as ICUs Fill


Democracy Now!

Published on Jul 15, 2020

As COVID-19 cases soar in the U.S. South and Southwest, we go to the hot spot of Arizona, where 88% of ICU beds are full and the family of one man accuses Arizona Governor Ducey and President Trump of being directly responsible for his death, after they downplayed the threat of the virus and obstructed local officials from requiring masks even as Arizona’s case numbers were exploding. “We have been in a state of crisis since Governor Ducey decided to hastily reopen the state,” says Tucson Mayor Regina Romero, who has been standing up to Ducey and is the first Latina and the first woman to be elected mayor of Tucson, and the daughter of migrant farmworkers.

What is the U.S. doing wrong in its COVID-19 response?


Democracy Now!

Published on Jul 15, 2020

More than 67,000 new U.S. cases of the coronavirus were reported Tuesday alone, marking the highest one-day spike so far, and at least 11 states reported record hospitalizations. With other countries like South Korea and New Zealand touting immense successes in curtailing new daily case numbers to the double digits, what is the U.S. doing wrong? The U.S. was “sucker-punched by this outbreak,” says University of Nebraska epidemiologist Dr. Ali Khan, citing lack of leadership, lack of contact tracing and lack of a comprehensive policy on mask-wearing as reasons for the botched U.S. response. “I believe all of government has blood on their hands.”