Tag: Biden

Biden Administration Plans for Legal Psychedelic Therapies Within Two Years

Political life in America is already a bad trip for many. What could the Biden Admin be planning for?

President Joe Biden’s administration “anticipates” that regulators will approve MDMA and psilocybin within the next two years for designated breakthrough therapies for PTSD and depression respectively. The administration is “exploring the prospect of establishing a federal task force to monitor” the emerging psychedelic treatment ecosystem, according to the letter sent by assistant secretary for mental health and substance use Miriam Delphin-Rittmon to Rep. Madeleine Dean, D-Pa.

Biden Administration Plans for Legal Psychedelic Therapies Within Two Years

In Biden World, Palestinians are not an Occupied Nation-in-Waiting but a mere Charity Case

( Middle East Monitor ) – When the Palestinian Authority leader jumped on the US bandwagon spouting status quo rhetoric, he should have remembered President Joe Biden’s dedication to Zionism and colonial Israel. Upon arriving in Israel yesterday for a two day visit during which he will also go to the occupied West Bank, Biden said, ‘I realised that I had the great honour to be part of the great history of this country. I’ll say it again, you need not be a Jew to be a Zionist.’ That ‘great history’, remember, is built upon a distorted narrative and the

Source: In Biden World, Palestinians are not an Occupied Nation-in-Waiting but a mere Charity Case

Biden needs to start going after large corporations if he wants to win again | Robert Reich | The Guardian

Biden Commemmorates Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson's Confirmation as an Associate Justice of the US Supreme Court, Washington, District of Columbia, USA - 08 Apr 2022
Mandatory Credit: Photo by REX/Shutterstock (12887286aa) United States President Joe Biden delivers remarks commemorating Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson historic, bipartisan US Senate confirmation of Judge Jackson to be an Associate Justice of the US Supreme Court on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC. Biden Commemmorates Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson's Confirmation as an Associate Justice of the US Supreme Court, Washington, District of Columbia, USA - 08 Apr 2022

Working Americans – many of whom voted for Trump in 2016 and 2020 – are being shafted. Biden needs to deliver for them now or risk losing Biden

Source: Biden needs to start going after large corporations if he wants to win again | Robert Reich | The Guardian

US would be on firmer Ground declaring Putin a War Criminal if George W. Bush had been Tried

NPR reports that on Wednesday, President Biden called Russian dictator Vladimir Putin a “war criminal” for the first time. The report notes that this outburst is unusual for Biden, who prizes personal diplomacy and must know that such a charge would make it more difficult to negotiate with Putin down the road. When reporters pressed Biden on the matter, the president said, “I think he is a war criminal.”

Source: US would be on firmer Ground declaring Putin a War Criminal if George W. Bush had been Tried

Putin Invaded Ukraine, and Steve Bannon Says That’s a Good Reason to Impeach Biden – Mother Jones

America’s Leninist’s and Trump’s view of change was to trash the old and rebuild a new Bureacracy in America from the ground up. However first and foremost was to take over the election process itself. Trump never stopped taking Bannon’s advice and still does today. Putin Orban Erdogen all dictators control elections.Thats what saved America in 2020.

On Thursday, Steve Bannon, the former Trump administration official and 2020 election results denier, turned his podcast into a litany of grievances against President Joe Biden, the Clintons, and the other usual targets. Then he called for impeachment and praised Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Source: Putin Invaded Ukraine, and Steve Bannon Says That’s a Good Reason to Impeach Biden – Mother Jones

For Senate Dems Pushing Weapons for Ukraine, Neo-Nazis Not Top of Mind

Members of the Azov regiment take part in a march to the 78th anniversary of the founding of the Ukrainian Insurgent Army in central Kyiv, Ukraine on 14 October 2020.

Biden has been wedged by neo-Nazis and a Russian Imperialist in a face-off. Who does he side with. Putin has false flags in place in the Southern Donbass region of Ukraine to justify his invasion. Biden can’t for a moment justify he’s even saving a Democracy.

While Senate Democrats consider a way forward to send Ukraine hundreds of millions of dollars so it can buy new weapons, some of the most influential advocates are neglecting measures to make sure they don’t wind up with the country’s notorious neo-Nazis.

Source: For Senate Dems Pushing Weapons for Ukraine, Neo-Nazis Not Top of Mind

How Trump appeased Putin and Endangered Peace in Ukraine

But let us be clear: No American president is going to go to war with Russia over the Ukraine. There is no compelling US national interest in a military involvement in that part of the world, and Russia is a nuclear-armed state. The steps President Biden has spoken about, including sending 8,000 US troops to countries in the vicinity of Ukraine that are allied with Washington, are (rather weak) symbolism. The threat of economic sanctions is in any case far more powerful. But Biden wouldn’t be playing such a weak hand if the US had had a unified position for the past five years and if Trump hadn’t appeared to be working for the other side.

Source: How Trump appeased Putin and Endangered Peace in Ukraine

Pentagon to expand military presence in Australia against China

Previously America said jump and Australia’s LNP sent our boys wherever we we were told, Vietnam, Afghanistan Iraq and Syria. Today we not only did a massive one-way trade deal double crossing the French who are our Pacific neighbors but we have handed our sovereignty over to America and become their foremost base in the region. Yes ,the yanks are hers and we have to set up that base to accommodate them. That will make us the single most  target in the region for technological and tactical attack long before we even have a single submarine.
Meanwhile America is cooperating with China on Climate, trade and taking the commerce we once had with China. Trade in wine,beef, diary and education have slipped away. Good one …Scott Morrison Marketeer where is any Quid Pro Quo? We are now China’s fully fledged enemy and an American vassal.
 

There is an unabashed encouragement of greater U.S. garrisoning and military presence in Australia. Australia would commit to investing in and expanding naval facilities in Darwin and on the west coast. This, in turn, ‘could be matched with a greater U.S. naval presence at these facilities, for the purpose of joint activity through the Indian Ocean and up into Southeast Asia’. The authors take issue with conservative U.S. troop numbers that had been present through Marine Corps rotations in Northern Australia during the Obama era. It was time to roll up the sleeves and co-opt Australian real estate and resources to advance Washington’s agenda. The report said: ‘Specifically, the United States should forward deploy Navy surface, subsurface and uncrewed vessels to Australia; expand the Air Force rotational presence to include larger numbers and more frequent presence of high-endurance intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance platforms; and increase both Marine and Army presence to facilitate greater training and integration within the alliance.’

Source: Pentagon to expand military presence in Australia against China

Trump’s economic record is being ‘soundly beaten’ by Biden as economy bounces back: Forbes – Raw Story – Celebrating 17 Years of Independent Journalism

Trump's economic record is being 'soundly beaten' by Biden as economy bounces back: Forbes

Never forget Atlantic City the real reflection of Trump’s economic record. There’s his inheritance too blind Freddy would have over $12bn dollars after 40 years doing nothing. DJ Trump has $2.5bn and trail of blood and carnage in his wake.

Chuck Jones of Forbes reports that Trump was in the habit of boasting about economic gains during his administration, but now his records are being “soundly beaten” according to the S&P 500.

Source: Trump’s economic record is being ‘soundly beaten’ by Biden as economy bounces back: Forbes – Raw Story – Celebrating 17 Years of Independent Journalism

Fox News lies about Joe Biden speech to imply a racial slur | Media Matters for America

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Lachlan Murdoch once a Philosophy student is the worm that turned his brother James walked as did his sister.

When Fox News isn’t busy openly peddling white nationalism — and doing so with the full support of its top executives — it is now trying to manufacture a scandal to claim that President Joe Biden is the real racist.

Source: Fox News lies about Joe Biden speech to imply a racial slur | Media Matters for America

Biden admits to Macron about ‘clumsy’ handling of AUKUS pact

 Morrison a cheap con-man the accidental PM who fucked everyone over. He lied, and only Macron has called him out for who he is. A “very low grade Trumpesque salesman and certainly not anyone worthy of being a Nation’s Prime Minister . Lacking in any  ” Stature”, even Biden couldn’t remember his name, Morrison nevertheless seems to have always had “a plan” and he executed it  labelled “The Australian Way” and shamed us all.

US president Joe Biden has admitted the orchestration of the AUKUS pact was “clumsy” as he met with the French president for the first time since the secret submarine deal.

Mr Biden also told Emmanuel Macron that he “was under the impression that France had been informed long before” about Australia’s plan to scrap its $90 billion submarine contract with France.

The two leaders are in Rome for the G20 summit, also being attended by Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, which comes as Scotland prepares to host the COP26 climate talks.

Mr Biden did not formally apologise to Mr Macron but conceded the US should not have caught the country by surprise.

“I think what happened was, to use an English phrase, what we did was clumsy,” Mr Biden said, adding the submarine deal “was not done with a lot of grace”.

Source: Biden admits to Macron about ‘clumsy’ handling of AUKUS pact

AUKUS: Joe Biden says ‘clumsy’ handling of Australian submarine deal should never have happened

US President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron shake hands ahead of a meeting in Rome.

When  the US President can say “Sorry AUKUS was “clumsy”. Scott Morrison can only bring himself to say “get over it”. Now, that’s LNP diplomacy and the new image of Australia. We knew what and who Abbott was. We saw Turnbull squeezed by a party divided. Morrison is simply a Golem.

” A Golem, in Jewish folklore an image endowed with life and is used in the Bible (Psalms 139:16) and in Talmudic literature to refer to an embryonic or incomplete substance. A stupid and “clumsy person”; A blockhead.

US President Joe Biden says he was unaware that France had not been given advance notice that Australia had resolved to tear up a $90 billion submarine contract, describing the handling of the decision as “clumsy”. Speaking alongside French President Emmanuel Macron before this weekend’s G20 summit in Rome, Biden issued a full mea culpa to help repair the huge trans-Atlantic rift caused by the new AUKUS defence pact between the United States, United Kingdom and Australia.

Source: AUKUS: Joe Biden says ‘clumsy’ handling of Australian submarine deal should never have happened

How Sen. Manchin just Positioned Chinese Firms to dominate the Green Energy Markets of the 21st Century, Leaving the US in the Dust

Coal baron Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia has succeeded in blocking the part of President Biden’s Build Back Better bill that would have moved the U.S. electricity grid quickly to green energy. This development is very bad news for the earth, since human beings burning coal, petroleum and natural gas contribute the bulk of the 6.5 billion tons of carbon dioxide that the United States farts out into the atmosphere every year, and which is causing the earth rapidly to heat up to uncomfortable levels. Although the U.S. only has 4% of the world’s population, it is responsible for 20% of global CO2 emissions. And that is just today. Through modern history, only Britain has been more of a carbon hog than America.

Source: How Sen. Manchin just Positioned Chinese Firms to dominate the Green Energy Markets of the 21st Century, Leaving the US in the Dust

His sights on domestic navel-gazing, Morrison’s all at sea on the world stage

Illustration: Simon Letch

How is it Scott Morrison sacked by both the NZ and Australian Governments for shady tourist deals was allowed to bring that dept hand to a job with the LNP and become PM? In one foul swoop, Morrison has managed to fuck over France, even piss off his bestie ally America, upset the Indonesians, and stand naked with no contract in hand in front of us and the world,hoping the media will save him. He’s the magician whose performance never really works yet leaves everyone flabbergasted mouths agape by his ineptitude.

Watch this space, though, because Biden and Macron could conceivably come to an arrangement to share the Indo-Pacific marketplace, with the French supplying a small number of subs to Australia, after all. Remember that in Morrison’s rush to announcement last week he actually left Australia without a contract. The AUKUS deal still has 12 to 18 months of haggling and review ahead of it before it is signed.

Source: His sights on domestic navel-gazing, Morrison’s all at sea on the world stage

Why Aren’t Biden and the Democrats Going All Out for Democracy? | The Smirking Chimp

You’d think President Biden and the Democratic Party leadership would do everything in their power to stop Republicans from undermining democracy. So far this year, the GOP has passed roughly 30 laws in states across the country that will make voting harder, especially in Black and Latino communities. With Trump’s baseless claim that the 2020 election was stolen, Republicans are stoking white people’s fears that a growing non-white population will usurp their dominance.

Source: Why Aren’t Biden and the Democrats Going All Out for Democracy? | The Smirking Chimp

Why isn’t Joe Biden doing all he can to protect American democracy? | Robert Reich | The Guardian

TOPSHOT-US-POLITICS-BIDEN-CRIMES-ACT<br>TOPSHOT - US President Joe Biden gives thumbs-up after signing H.R. 1652, the VOCA Fix to Sustain the Crime Victims Fund Act of 2021, which redirects monetary penalties to increase funding for victim compensation funds, during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC, July 22, 2021. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP) (Photo by SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images)

You’d think Biden and the Democratic party leadership would do everything in their power to stop Republicans from undermining democracy. Why are Frito-Lays workers working ‘suicide shifts’ on the job? Indigo Olivier Read more So far this year, the Republican party has passed roughly 30 laws in states across the country that will make voting harder, especially in Black and Latino communities. With Trump’s baseless claim that the 2020 election was stolen, Republicans are stoking white people’s fears that a growing non-white population is usurping their dominance.

Source: Why isn’t Joe Biden doing all he can to protect American democracy? | Robert Reich | The Guardian

Report Card: Six Months Into Biden’s Presidency | The Smirking Chimp

Biden’s failure to make the right to vote his highest priority – to visibly fight for it, make it his own personal cause, and go on the road to take that cause to the American people – is not only bad policy for the nation. It’s also bad politics. It may cost Democrats dearly in next year’s midterm elections, and beyond.

Source: Report Card: Six Months Into Biden’s Presidency | The Smirking Chimp

Old Dog Thought- Morrison is Trump’s Pivot certainly not Biden’s on China, Climate. We certainly have gone backwards not forwards on his watch. Meanwhile Frydenberg’s yelling we’re the “worker’s Party”. WTF

Fighting Fake News with REAL 20/6/21; China a relationship lost by the LNP; Calling for a new Pivot Japan; Racism and Democracy; When homes are no longer homes

How to Fight Authoritarianism | Washington Monthly

Biden, Merkel, Xi, Illustration

As he spoke from the sunny steps of the U.S. Capitol during his inauguration, Joe Biden acknowledged that this will be “a time of testing.” He enumerated the crises we face—“an attack on democracy and on truth, a raging virus, growing inequality, the sting of systemic racism, a climate in crisis, America’s role in the world.” He vowed to “repair our alliances and engage with the world once again.”

Source: How to Fight Authoritarianism | Washington Monthly

Biden’s First 100 Days and the GOP’s First 100 Days Without Trump | The Smirking Chimp

By almost any measure, Joe Biden’s first 100 days have been hugely successful. Getting millions of Americans inoculated against COVID-19 and beginning to revive the economy are central to that success.

Source: Biden’s First 100 Days and the GOP’s First 100 Days Without Trump | The Smirking Chimp

The Real Morning in America: ~2/3s are Optimistic under Biden: majorities want Gov’t to fix the Economy and blame GOP for Obstruction

A new ABC News/ Ipsos poll finds that 64% of Americans are optimistic about the next twelve months. It is the first time we have felt that way about ourselves since before George W. Bush crashed the economy by deregulating everything.

Source: The Real Morning in America: ~2/3s are Optimistic under Biden: majorities want Gov’t to fix the Economy and blame GOP for Obstruction

How Many False Claims Did Biden Make In His First 100 Days Compared To Trump? | HuffPost

Biden made 67 false and misleading statements in his first 100 days in office, compared to 511 from Donald Trump, The Washing

Biden made 67 false and misleading statements in his first 100 days in office, according to a report Monday from The Washington Post’s fact checker. That compares to 511 such comments from his predecessor Donald Trump in his first 100 days. The Post’s fact checkers characterized the Biden era as “a return to a more typical pattern when it comes to a commander in chief and his relationship with the facts — one that features frequent spin and obfuscation or exaggeration, with the occasional canard.” The team analyzed Biden’s every speech, interview, tweet or public statement, following the same methodology as the database that tallied more than 30,500 false or misleading claims over the course of Trump’s four years in office.

Source: How Many False Claims Did Biden Make In His First 100 Days Compared To Trump? | HuffPost

How Bidenomics Unites America | The Smirking Chimp

A quarter century ago, I and other members of Bill Clinton’s cabinet urged him to reject the Republican’s proposal to end welfare. It was too punitive, we said, subjecting poor Americans to deep and abiding poverty. But Clinton’s political advisers warned that unless he went along, he jeopardized his reelection.

How Bidenomics Unites America | The Smirking Chimp

Fox News Liars Call Biden ‘Senile’ After Speech | Crooks and Liars

Fox News Liars Call Biden 'Senile' After Speech

Fox had to cover Biden’s first prime time address after b**tching for days about no presser. So they lined up “pundits” to pan the speech afterwards. Fox News has given up having anything to do with news.

Fox News Liars Call Biden ‘Senile’ After Speech | Crooks and Liars

Why Trump’s Takeover of the GOP is Great for Biden and the Democrats (but a Potential Disaster for America) | The Smirking Chimp

As the Trump Party takes over the GOP, anti-Trump Republicans are abandoning the party in droves – thereby weakening it for general elections while simultaneously strengthening Trump’s hand inside it. It’s great news for Democrats and Joe Biden.

Why Trump’s Takeover of the GOP is Great for Biden and the Democrats (but a Potential Disaster for America) | The Smirking Chimp

Why Republicans Won’t Agree to Biden’s Big Plans and Why He Should Ignore Them | The Smirking Chimp

If there were ever a time for bold government, it is now. Covid, joblessness, poverty, raging inequality and our last chance to preserve the planet are together creating an existential inflection point.

Why Republicans Won’t Agree to Biden’s Big Plans and Why He Should Ignore Them | The Smirking Chimp

Can Joe Biden change Australian politics for the better? – » The Australian Independent Media Network

My thought for the day There are three kinds of people. Those who know. Those who know when they are shown, and those who have no interest in knowing.(JOHN LORD)

Can Joe Biden change Australian politics for the better? – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Biden Urged to Fire Entire Postal Service Board for Complicity in ‘Devastating Arson’ by Trump and DeJoy | Common Dreams News

Postmaster General Louis DeJoy arrives to testifiy during a House Oversight and Reform Committee hearing on slowdowns at the U.S. Postal Service ahead of the November elections on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. on August 24, 2020.

“Trump confessed he was wrecking USPS to rig the election. His toady Postmaster General DeJoy carried out that arson. It’s time to clean house.” by Jake Johnson, staff writer

Biden Urged to Fire Entire Postal Service Board for Complicity in ‘Devastating Arson’ by Trump and DeJoy | Common Dreams News

Biden Should Repudiate Espionage Act Prosecutions of Whistleblowers and Journalists

U.S. Capitol Police officers walk by the Department of Justice (DOJ) building in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021. A bulletin this week from the FBI and other agencies warned that extremists may exploit the aftermath of the Capitol breach by conducting attacks to destabilize and force a larger conflict in the U.S. Photographer: Pete Kiehart/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Before Donald Trump began his run for president, there was a war against journalism in the United States. President George W. Bush used the Espionage Act and sought to jail reporters who refused to give up their sources, not to mention killing journalists in war zones. When President Barack Obama, a constitutional law scholar, came to power, he did so claiming that he and Joe Biden would represent the most transparent administration in history. But then reality set in.

Biden Should Repudiate Espionage Act Prosecutions of Whistleblowers and Journalists

Bernie Sanders Is Right, and Joe Biden Is Wrong. We Still Need Medicare for All.

Joe Biden and the Democratic establishment refuse to push Medicare for All even as COVID-19 continues to ravage the country. That’s all the more reason for us to demand, alongside Bernie Sanders, that everyone get the health care they need free of charge until the pandemic is over.

Bernie Sanders Is Right, and Joe Biden Is Wrong. We Still Need Medicare for All.

Biden cannot govern from the center – ending Trumpism means radical action | Joe Biden | The Guardian

Joe Biden speaks in Wilmington, Delaware.

This Republican party traffics in conspiracy and thuggery – the new president must be bold on healthcare, equality and more

Biden cannot govern from the center – ending Trumpism means radical action | Joe Biden | The Guardian

Biden to invoke Defense Production Act for Vaccine manufacture. Trump? Playing Golf at Mar-a-Lago

Trump said on December 9 that he “might” invoke the Korea War-era act, which allows the US government to direct companies to produce urgently needed goods necessary to national security. The US government pays the companies to do this, so it isn’t socialism and doesn’t involve a government take-over. It just delays receipt of other goods by other customers. Trump has repeatedly said he is reluctant to invoke the act because it is socialist in character and would make us like Venezuela. He did use it to compel GM to produce ventilators last spring, paying $489 million for 30,000 ventilators. It was a relatively minor use of the act given the scale of the national emergency.

Biden to invoke Defense Production Act for Vaccine manufacture. Trump? Playing Golf at Mar-a-Lago

Iran assassination is way for Netanyahu and Trump to hurt Biden

I think Washington can show good faith by lifting sanctions prior to opening negotiations. Then both sides could work out such details as destroying the excess enriched uranium and arranging frequent international inspections. Iranians are waiting for Biden to make the first move after his Inauguration on January 20, 2021. Lifting unilateral US sanctions is the key to foiling Trump’s attempt to handcuff the new administration. We’ll see if Biden finds a good locksmith.

Iran assassination is way for Netanyahu and Trump to hurt Biden

‘America First’ is no more, but can president-elect Biden fix the US reputation abroad?

Throughout the four years of Donald Trump’s presidency, Joe Biden spent significant time reassuring American allies around the world that Trump’s America is not “who we are” and pledging “we’ll be back”.

‘America First’ is no more, but can president-elect Biden fix the US reputation abroad?

Trump’s Reelection Chances Are Shrinking Quickly In 2020 Election Nail-Biter | HuffPost Australia

Former Vice President Joe Biden speaks to supporters early Wednesday. Later in the day, he won crucial...

With only Georgia, Nevada, North Carolina and Pennsylvania yet to be called among the swing states, Biden is in striking distance of the 270 electoral votes he needs to win the election.

Trump’s Reelection Chances Are Shrinking Quickly In 2020 Election Nail-Biter | HuffPost Australia

Joe Biden is tipped to win the US presidential election, but polling is never as simple as it seems – ABC News

A composite image of Donald Trump and Joe Biden Polls highly favour Joe Biden to win the US presidential election.

These polls are not just abstract information. By telling prospective voters who is the most likely to win, can they influence the result of the election by playing a role in the voters’ decision? The evidence says yes, and it most likely favours Biden.

In theory, you could imagine two possible effects of polls. First, a momentum effect. Second, an underdog effect.

Source: Joe Biden is tipped to win the US presidential election, but polling is never as simple as it seems – ABC News

Disruptive outlier: the election outcome that could shake markets

A Biden presidency could result in  the Democrats implementing the most progressive policy agenda since Franklin D Roosevelt.

If Trump and the Republicans hold on and retain control of the Senate the future is less clear – there is no published Republican platform for a second term – but it seems reasonable to assume more of the same.

Disruptive outlier: the election outcome that could shake markets

Sloppy Methodology: Social Media, Censorship and New York Post’s Hunter Biden Story – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Sloppy Rudi doing his best to scandalize Biden

The email correspondence had been purportedly obtained from a laptop belonging to Hunter Biden, though the owner of the computer repair store who passed on the material to the FBI and one Rudy Giuliani was unsure if Hunter had left the computer with him. Thin stuff to go on. Father Biden repeatedly claims to have never discussed his son’s “overseas business dealings” with him. The Biden election campaign has also denied that the meeting ever took place. “We have reviewed Joe Biden’s official schedules from the time and no meeting, as alleged by the New York Post, ever took place.” At another time, the move by the platform might have caused a shrug of indifference. But Biden is leading in the polls. Every anti-Trump agitator is concerned to ease the pathway for the president’s defeat. Every advocate for Trump is keen to ensure that flames are lit under his opponent.

Sloppy Methodology: Social Media, Censorship and New York Post’s Hunter Biden Story – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Biden Makes a Direct and Heartfelt Call for Common Sense After Trump Tests Positive – Mother Jones

When Trump mocked Biden

“It’s not about being a tough guy,” the former vice president said during the speech in Grand Rapids, Michigan—a Friday afternoon appearance only made possible by his own negative result. “It’s about playing your part. Wearing a mask is not only gonna protect you, but it will also protect those around you.”

Biden Makes a Direct and Heartfelt Call for Common Sense After Trump Tests Positive – Mother Jones

If Joe Biden Wants to Win Big, He Should Pledge to Cancel Student Debt

If Joe Biden promises to cancel all student debt, he will defeat Donald Trump in a landslide. Everyone who is serious about removing Trump from office should pressure him hard to do it right now.

Rather than motivate a large untapped base that would give it a sure win, Biden and the Democrats are playing a risky game and going for a miniscule margin of victory that relies on a small number of persuadable Republicans.

They aren’t acting like they think democracy is at stake. They aren’t acting like beating Trump is the world-historical task they say it is. Rather, what’s most important is beating him with a voter base that won’t push the party too hard to make things better for working-class and poor people. It’s worth it to risk losing, to win that way.

The most important thing is not really to win but, to quote Joe Biden, to make sure “no one’s standard of living will change, nothing [will] fundamentally change.”

It’s the year 2020, and anything could happen. Joe Biden could very well win this election. But if he follows the path he’s on, it won’t be because of anything he’s done.

Give us something to vote for, Joe. Cancel student debt.

If Joe Biden Wants to Win Big, He Should Pledge to Cancel Student Debt