Trump’s support is plummeting in wake of his role in inciting violence at the Capitol

But while questions about Trump largely broke down along party lines, an overwhelming majority, 89%, said they opposed the actions of the rioters who stormed the Capitol last week—80% said they “strongly” opposed them. Only 8% of respondents supported the Capitol attack.  Finally, when asked whether they believed there was “solid evidence” supporting Trump’s claim…

Average U.S. lifespan fell by over a year in 2020, while new virus variant could be sum of all fears

The changes to U.S. life expectancy are recorded in the latest issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Researchers Theresa Andrasfay from the University of Southern California and Noreen Goldman from Princeton University document how loss of life due to the coronavirus has dropped U.S. life expectancies overall to 77.48, the lowest since 2003. Meanwhile, Black…

The treachery of Josh Hawley and Ted Cruz marked the beginning of the end of their 2024 bids

But after Trump’s armed insurrectionists stormed the U.S. Capitol Wednesday and terrorized lawmakers, Loeffler was also among the first of the Senate Sedition caucus to conclude that going through with her pledge was a fundamental betrayal of U.S. democracy. Plus, she had already lost her election. “I cannot now in good conscience object to the…

Immigrant rights groups demand ‘immediate impeachment’ of Trump for inciting violent mob

The organizations also call for legislators who aided Trump in inciting this violent seditionist mob, including Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz and Missouri (though he actually lives in Virginia) Republican Sen. Josh Hawley, to be punished by Congress. “Further, all members of Congress who joined Trump in inciting today’s violent coup attempt based on baseless, provable lies…

Federal prosecutors across the country pledge to prosecute the terrorists who stormed the Capitol

Sherwin also sounded very annoyed with the police who let the mob just leave the scene of the crime. “Hundreds of people flooded the Capitol and were not [handcuffed] by police,” he said. “I don’t want to be Monday morning quarterbacking to say why they didn’t do it, but it made our job more difficult.” Sherwin said…

Biden’s win in Georgia was powered by more gains in the Atlanta suburbs, where he flipped two seats

Joe Biden’s astonishing win was powered by an ongoing surge in the Atlanta suburbs, where large numbers of voters have been demonstrating their distaste for Donald Trump ever since the 2016 elections. Despite a deliberate GOP gerrymander, both the 6th and 7th Districts saw some of the biggest swings in the country four years ago,…

‘This is a big win for our communities’: San Diego sheriff ends policy that aided ICE’s agenda

KPBS reports that San Diego Sheriff Bill Gore, who implemented the policy in 2017, made the decision to end it after “discussions with my staff, law enforcement partners, and advocacy groups,” and “reached the conclusion the concerns related to this report significantly outweigh the value of it.”  In its statement, San Diego Immigrant Rights Consortium said the postings enabled…

Bloomberg analysts’ 2050 climate scenario shows the world falling far short of needed action

In addition, we have a political transformation coming in a few weeks when the climate-science denier maliciously occupying the White House is ousted by a president who not only acknowledges that we have a severe climate crisis on our hands but also has nominated a few people for high posts who can legitimately be called climate hawks. Rejoining the…