Monday Evening Owls: The unending coup in opposition to Black America

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There’s so much that feels unprecedented about at this time’s electoral disaster in Georgia, and there’s earnest concern that we could by no means get better from Donald Trump’s injury to democracy. On December 5, the president went to Valdosta to engorge his ego, prattling on for shut to 2 hours earlier than a crowd of roughly 10,000 followers about imaginary voter fraud.  […]

It’s vital that Trump’s marketing campaign to subvert democracy, by invalidating so primary a principle as a citizen’s proper to have their vote counted, is unfolding in a spot the place primary rights for Black persons are already invalidated as a matter of routine. What’s the historical past of Black Georgia however a testomony to the precariousness of Black folks’s potential to take part in public life? What are the methods they’ve been selectively punished of their efforts to safe these rights however a model of racial fascism, a slow-burn coup unfolding throughout centuries? […]

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“The pleasure of remembering had been taken from me, as a result of there was now not anybody to recollect with. It felt like shedding your co-rememberer meant shedding the reminiscence itself, as if the issues we would finished had been much less actual and vital than that they had been hours earlier than.”
           ~~John Inexperienced, The Fault in Our Stars (2012)

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BLAST FROM THE PAST

At Each day Kos on this date in 2012—President Obama making recess appointments to labor board, in opposition to braving GOP outrage:

President Obama is making recess appointments to the Nationwide Labor Relations Board along with his appointment of Richard Cordray to move the Shopper Monetary Safety Bureau. […]

That is enormous: With out these appointments, the NLRB would have been down to 2 members; it can not make selections with no three-member quorum. Republicans had been decided to dam Obama’s NLRB nominations to close down the board and stop it from with the ability to move guidelines like its current strikes streamlining union elections and requiring employers to place up posters informing employees of their current authorized rights.

Obama’s choice to recess appoint each these NLRB members and Cordray to the CFPB does not simply put certified folks into the federal government—it allows the federal government businesses themselves to operate.