On Saturday night an alleged drunken driver rammed his pickup truck into a Confederate statue on the University of Mississippi campus, but police contend it was an accident.
“We had people at the scene last night, and obviously, with everything going on in the nation, we wanted to make it abundantly clear to everybody that there’s no indication that this was intentional,” University Police Chief Tim Potts told The Daily Mississippian on Sunday.
After Hillary Clinton fired shots at President Trump all this week with the release of her new book, he returned fire today by tweeting a GIF of himself shooting a golf ball that appears to knock her over as she’s boarding a plane.
Rev. Al Sharpton doesn’t have a problem with making implied threats of violence to the world’s largest sports network.
Sharpton, the host of MSNBC’s “Politics Nation,” was discussing with his panel controversial ESPN reporter Jemele Hill and her recent remarks on Twitter accusing President Trump and his cabinet of being white supremacists.
Sharpton was all too happy to come to the defense of Ms. Hill.
“What many of us in the civil rights community are saying is that if ESPN does this, they’re going to face the wrath of a lot us,” Sharpton said.
Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders introduced his bold, new “Medicare for all” health care plan on Wednesday with the support of many of his Democratic colleagues in the Senate.
The single-payer, universal health care proposal would give all Americans a “Universal Medicare card” to cover a whole host of health care services, from hospital stays and doctor visits to substance abuse treatment, dental, vision and even abortions, CNN reports.
Sanders outlines the “Medicare for All” plan on his website, which declares “Americans need a health care system that works for patients and providers. …
“We need a health care system that significantly reduces overhead, administrative costs and complexity.”
The plan is expected to cost about $1.38 trillion per year, paid for by tax hikes on employers, the middle class, and the wealthy. Estimates of Sanders’ previous single-payer proposals by the Urban Institute estimated the changes could cost as much as $32 trillion over the course of a decade, Reason reports.
The expense, according to a much younger Sanders, would bankrupt the nation.
On Wednesday, news broke across the Internet that Facebook, the world’s largest social media site once described by Breitbart as the “world’s most dangerous censor,” announced new ad guidelines allegedly designed to, as U.S. News and World Report said, stop “monitization of hateful, adult and violent content.” Sounds like something most people can support, right? That is, until you look deeper into the language and what it actually means.
According to U.S. News and World Report’s rather thinly-written piece:
According to Facebook, content not eligible for monetization includes that depicting violence, drug and alcohol use, debated social issues, misappropriation of children’s characters, death and physical injury, illegal activities, graphic images such as blood or surgery and sexually explicit material.
In addition to the new guidelines, Facebook announced it plans to give its advertisers more information about who sees their ads and where their ads are placed to ensure their brand isn’t placed near negative content. This is in response to concerns of lack of transparency between Facebook and its advertisers.
Many folks in the Democratic Party are working hard to repair the damage from Hillary Clinton’s embarrassing defeat to Donald Trump in last year’s election by courting Bernie Sanders supporters – young, enthusiastic voters critical for a win 2020.
Hillary Clinton is not one of them.
With the release of her new book “What Happened,” Clinton is now touring the country to offer excuses for her failures, and it’s clear she places much of the blame on the senator from Vermont and his growing base of supporters in the Democratic Party.