Condoleezza Rice: Trump brought ‘Four Horsemen of Apocalypse’

Demand Secretary Ross resign after he threatened government scientists to defend Trump’s bogus hurricane claims


Today’s Top Stories:

Condoleezza Rice blasts Trump: He’s brought the “Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse” to America

In a Tuesday interview, the former Secretary of State decried the president’s policies of populism, isolationism, protectionism, and nativism.

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VIDEO OF THE DAY: Trump makes laughably egomaniacal claim at North Carolina rally

The president went totally off the rails with his absurd pat on his own back.

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“Moscow” Mitch blocked federal funds for miners’ healthcare, helped fund Putin ally-connected factory
The Senate Majority Leader is facing increased scrutiny as his strange priorities come to light.

Bolton and Trump trade contradictory statements over whether he resigned or was fired
The president and his former National Security Advisor engage in an embarrassing back-and-forth while the Secretary of State argues the foreign policy team “isn’t a mess.”

Trump accuses the media of fabricating polls to make him look vulnerable in 2020
The president’s wild conspiracy theories were quickly shot down by fact-checkers

Trump promotes judge who threatened to sic a dog on a 2-year-old in court
An immigration judge who terrorized a Guatemalan toddler now has the final say for migrant appeals.

“Don’t think of an Elephant” — Democrats’ seminal guide to winning arguments and elections (now in audio)

OD Action Pick: The easily digestible guide from the brilliant George Lakoff is a must-read for any Democrat looking to get our country on track.

FEMA officials arrested for taking bribes during Hurricane Maria recovery effort in Puerto Rico
Two former deputy administrators allegedly took bribes from a company that landed $1.8 billion in federal contracts to repair Puerto Rico’s electrical grid.

Queen Elizabeth to honor ex-British ambassador who called Trump ‘inept’
The president is getting a royal slap in the face.

Pence family boondoggle in Ireland cost U.S. taxpayers $600,000 for the limos alone
The VP is just one Trump official treating the U.S. as his own private piggy bank.

Take Action: It cost $20 million to clean up the mess of the Pence family business, and taxpayers paid the bill. Make them pay us back!

NOAA’s top scientist condemns “political” statement backing Trump
Read the scathing letter in its entirety.

Amid Water Crisis, Michigan’s Top Health Official Said Flint Residents “Have to Die of Something,” Scientists Say
The inhumanity of these officials is grotesque.

Take Action: Stop Trump’s coal lobbyist EPA chief from allowing poison into our drinking water!

9-year-old student’s hot lunch is taken away over a $9.75 unpaid balance, grandmother says
And it was his brithday.


Today’s Action: Meet the candidates, part 10: Andrew Yang

The third round of Democratic presidential debate are TOMORROW. Ten candidates have made the cut, and we’re putting a spotlight on those we’ll see. We’ve already met the other nine candidates, and today we’re introducing the final player in tomorrow’s debate…

Andrew Yang, Entrepreneur: Yang, the son of Taiwanese immigrants, lives in the world of startups. His most recent, Venture for America, was founded in 2011, and helps move recent college graduates into entrepreneurship rather than established industries. He has never held political office…but then again, neither had Trump. Yang is, according to the New York Times, “the internet’s favorite candidate,” due to the way he gained popularity through routes outside the standard (like, doing the podcast circuit), and an early surge in Yang memes — not unlike the early popularity of both Trump and Bernie Sanders.

Universal Basic Income: His flagship campaign policy, the Freedom Dividend, has spoken to Americans across the political spectrum, particularly the younger generation who are struggling under the weight of student loans and a chronically insecure, underpaid job market. Yang’s plan is to give each American adult $1,000 per month, no strings attached, to ensure basic economic security. In an age where minimum wage has long stagnated, and functionally cannot provide enough to support the basic needs of most families, the need for something to change is absolute truth (other candidates are calling for a $15/hour federal minimum wage). Yang’s push for this policy derives from his prediction that automation will continue to zap the available jobs for humans – and the universal income would be funded through a tax on those companies that most benefit from automation.

Human Capitalism: Yang’s second big policy is refocusing capitalism to maximize human well-being rather than corporate profit. His policies to achieve this include: adjusting how we determine the health of the economy to include new measurements like median income, mental health, absence of substance abuse, and childhood success rates; monitoring corporate corruption by appointing regulators who are paid well but barred from entry into the corporate world upon completion of duties; and create a social credit, which can be turned into actual dollars, awarded to people and companies who elevate standard of living through innovative programs and actions.

Healthcare: He supports Medicare For All (universal, single-payer healthcare) without the abolition of private insurers.

Military Spending and Infrastructure: Yang wants to refocus military spending on modern-day threats like loose nuclear material and cyber threats, and shift soldiers to non-military projects. Specifically, he proposes dedicating 10% of current military budget to a new domestic infrastructure force called the Legion of Builders and Destroyers, which would focus on rebuilding America’s bridges, roads, power lines, and dams, and respond to natural disasters.

Critics say… he has no government experience and, therefore, an impractical — expensive — vision for how government should work. While his insurgent candidacy has clearly found a niche, many have found him easy to ignore as an idealist pedaling pipe dreams and lacking the gravitas to make a dent in the voting.

And finally: Yang wants to give every American adult a $100 coupon annually to give to any non-profit, called the Prosperity Grant program, to increase personal and civic engagement with non-profits. That’s an awfully cool idea.

For more information about Andrew Yang, visit the policies page on his website. The next debate is TOMORROW, so be sure to read up on all the candidates and tune in for the political fun!

PS — Please don’t forget to sign the petition calling for Secretary Ross to resign after he threatened government scientists to defend Trump’s bogus hurricane claims, and check out the brilliant “Don’t Think of an Elephant” by George Lakoff — a quick read that contains the ultimate keys for Democrats to win elections — and arguments.


Required Reading for the Resistance. Actions that make a difference.