Trump campaign lashes out over ‘Don’t defend Trump’ memo

Trump campaign lashes out over ‘Don’t defend Trump’ memo

Earlier this month, the Senate Republican campaign arm circulated a memo with shocking advice to GOP candidates on responding to coronavirus: “Don’t defend Trump, other than the China Travel Ban — attack China.”

The Trump campaign was furious.


GOP memo urges anti-China assault over coronavirus

The Corona Big Book (PDF)

The Story of Mouseland

The Story of Mouseland

H/T Caleb Maupin


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Tommy Douglas (1904 -1986) was one of Canada’s best known New Democrats. He was a man of many talents and, being involved in politics since 1936, he is renowned for various reasons. he “Mouseland” story is a small sample of the wit and humour many people knew him for. To see and listen to Tommy Douglas in person was a rare treat. Tommy was a most accomplished orator.

Some people saw Tommy Douglas as a true democratic socialist, someone who placed human rights and needs above the mere pursuit of profits and power. Such principles should be implemented at the wish of the majority of the people. A social minded government would plan the economy of the country to allow all people to share in the country’s wealth and have equal access to such basic needs as health and education.
Others saw Tommy as a great politician whose natural speaking, story telling and debating abilities helped bring social change to the country. Tommy was first elected to the House of Commons in Ottawa in 1936. He later switched to provincial politics and it was during his years as Premier of Saskatchewan that Medicare was first introduced to North America. Prior to Medicare, health care services were only available to those who could pay the price.

When the C.C.F. (Co-operative Commonwealth Federation) was renamed the New Democratic Party in 1961, Tommy Douglas was chosen as the Leader of the New Party until he resigned in 1971. Tommy Douglas relates his message of social democracy in such a fashion that any audience can understand even the most complicated issue and be well entertained at the same time. To social minded people everywhere, Tommy Douglas remains a constant source of inspiration.

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Trump looks to Hope Hicks as coronavirus crisis spills over

Trump looks to Hope Hicks as coronavirus crisis spills over

The daily briefings are no longer seen inside the White House as the most effective format for Trump, so she and others must develop other venues and weigh when he can again start to travel to events that so energize him. Internally, aides believe his outsize platform can break through the clutter of news — even if the briefings do not end up being his preferred medium in the coming weeks.

The New York Fed Is Exercising Powers Never Bestowed on It by any Law

The New York Fed Is Exercising Powers Never Bestowed on It by any Law

By Pam Martens and Russ Martens: April 27, 2020 ~

Earlier this month President Trump advanced the view that during a national emergency the President has “total power.” The real power, however, is being exercised by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York (New York Fed) with not so much as one vote by any elected representatives of the citizens of the U.S.