Trumpsters Disdain Constitution Waving

So this happened Thursday in Portland: The orange cretin was lying and blathering and fear-mongering about our Somali neighbors – some of whom have peaceably been here for over 20 years – to a rapt audience of whoever these racist, ill-educated, uncomprehending people are when a group of protesters stood and mutely held up, echoing Khizr Khan, pocket versions of the U.S. Constitution. Because this was a Trump rally, the crowd booed, hissed, hollered “U.S.A.!”, tried to rip one book from its owner and screamed, “Traitor!” as the miscreants, reportedly members of the progressive Maine People’s Alliance, were hauled out. The ACLU loved it; they responded on Twitter with, “Glad to see people are standing up for constitutional principles using their ACLU pocket Constitutions!” And what’s not to love:  Great visuals, unprecedented levels of irony if anyone there knew the meaning of the word. We think Constitution-waving should definitely become a thing…

http://www.commondreams.org/further/2016/08/04/we-people-tossed-out-trump-rally-unspeakable-crime-aka-holding-our-countrys

‘Is There Anyone Alive?’: 7 Stories From Hiroshima And Nagasaki

On Aug. 6, 1945, the United States dropped the world’s first atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima. Combined with a similar nuclear strike on Nagasaki on Aug. 9, the attacks helped lead to Japan’s surrender during World War II and the end of the conflict in the Pacific—and decades’ worth of debate over the choice.

Here are seven TIME stories about the devastation and the implications of the decision to bomb the cities...

‘Is There Anyone Alive?’: 7 Stories From Hiroshima and Nagasaki

Ex-CIA Chief And Torture Defender Endorses Clinton—Why Are Democrats Cheering?

Michael Morell swears in prior to testifying in front of the House Select Intelligence Committee in 2014.

(Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

In a New York Times op-ed, former CIA head Michael Morell on Friday endorsed Hillary Clinton by arguing that the former secretary of state is “highly qualified to be commander in chief” because “she will deliver on the most important duty of a president—keeping our nation safe.”

Morell went on to praise Clinton’s “more aggressive approach” to the conflict in Syria and to accuse Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump of being an “unwitting agent of Putin.” (Morell doesn’t disclose that he currently works for a PR consulting firm run by longtime Clinton ally Phillippe Reines.)

Morell has in the past defended torture, most publicly in a book published as a retort to the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee’s report on the CIA’s torture program during George W. Bush’s presidency.

And while many in the mainstream media have focused uncritically on the op-ed’s Putin-phobia, progressives have expressed alarm that the Clinton campaign and the Democratic Party are not only celebrating an endorsement from a defender of torture, they are actually using such praise from neocons and war hawks to promote Clinton’s candidacy:…

http://www.commondreams.org/news/2016/08/05/ex-cia-chief-and-torture-defender-endorses-clinton-why-are-democrats-cheering

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