Fri, 14 October 2016
David Waldman brings us another highly informative, precisely pronounced KITM for Friday. Now you don’t need to read, hear or even think about Donald Trump until Monday morning! Just grab your gun and stare at a door this weekend.
But first, follow Greg Dworkin deep down into the most fascinating niches of the latest polling. For instance, values voters are finally giving up on Trump, as church goers shift from Trump to Clinton. The rise in anti-Semitism should scare away any remaining humanity. Big Donors urge the RNC to cut ties to Donald.
To create a landslide, first the losing party has to lose support. Donald Trump is making that happen for mainstream Republicans as well as a lot of the base, which is being compacted into a tiny, hard, angry diamond. Is Donald Trump destroying our democracy? Or has that always been the Gop goal? Or is America just losing it’s f**king mind?
Josie Duffy Rice takes a break from Daily Kos’ law beat to give her perspective on some things that aren’t Donald Trump. US prison incarceration takes the harshest toll from its citizens, both in raw numbers and per capita. What can we do about it? How do we address the issue of those convicted of violent offenses? David and Josie review California Prop. 62 and 66. Josie examines the actions around the police union contract negotiations in Portland. Social media companies secretly provided data to law enforcement surveillance programs during protests in Ferguson and Baltimore. The death of Ken Thompson is a blow to the cause of progressive prosecutorial reform.
OK, back to Donald Trump. Did you know he may have lied about donating to 9/11 charities?