[NOTES: I protested Gitmo and the U. S. torture program for years during the Iraqi-stan wars. There were a number of names from that horrible and still unaddressed period: Rumsfeld, Cheney (Dick, tho Liz agrees) W and more.
Now there’s another one: a newbie Navy lawyer, aggressive, all-in, ambitious. Also unknown.
But not unknown anymore: Ron DeSantis.
This Washington Post deep-dive fills in his record as a key cog in the Gitmo machinery, and later, in Congress, a staunch defender of all that it represents. (He is now a presidential aspirant who is, among other things, completely ignoring questions from the Post.) the piece shows that he could truly add a new campaign cap to his growing collections, beyond “Don’t Say Gay” and, “Up Yours, Mickey!” With this new boast: “Proud Vet of Gitmo: Where Human & Constitutional Rights (Still) Go To Die.”
[Midday wrap-up: Three short but trenchant items (with an extra about the boreal Forest), covering wars (present and maybe future); climate change tipping points; and not least, why confronting Gov. Ron DeSantis’s racist war on “woke” head-on is a big progressive mistake. Check them all out!]
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Democratic Party on Saturday approved reordering its 2024 presidential primary, replacing Iowa with South Carolina in the leadoff spot as part of a major shake-up meant to empower Black and other minority voters critical to its base of support.
Although more changes are possible later this year, the formal endorsement by the Democratic National Committee during its meeting in Philadelphia is an acknowledgement that the start of the 2024 primary will look very different from the one in 2020. Hundreds of party stalwarts climbed to their feet and cheered after the easy passage by voice vote. Continue reading Dems Put So. Carolina Primary first for 2024→