Trump to pardon official who conspired with Russia


Top Stories for November 25:

Trump plans to pardon Michael Flynn

The outgoing Oval Office occupant’s former national security adviser twice pleaded guilty to illegally concealing his contacts with Russia.

Take Action: Nobody off the hook — Hold Trump and his enablers accountable for their crimes!

VIDEO OF THE DAY: Dominion Voting official dismantles Trump’s fraud claims on Fox News

A Dominion Voting official issued an emphatic, wholesale rejection of Trump’s harebrained conspiracy theories for how the election was supposedly stolen from him. And it all went down on Fox.

Take Action: Call voters in Georgia and help put Mitch McConnell and Republicans into the minority next year!

Adam Schiff on Trump’s legal consequences for coup attempt

No Lie with Brian Tyler Cohen: We’ve been waiting for this.

Trump set to attend Rudy’s “hearing on election issues” with GOP voters in Pennsylvania
Get the popcorn ready, folks.

Take Action: Kick Trump off Twitter for using it to inspire a coup!

Trump shares series of deeply bizarre videos about the election and attacking Fox News
Americans awoke to discover their defeated president had finally gone off the deep end.

YouTube temporarily suspends, demonetizes OANN
YouTube has barred One America News Network from posting new videos for a week and stripped it of its ability to make money off existing content after the Trump-friendly channel uploaded a video promoting a phony cure for the virus.

Dow closes above 30,000 for first time in history on hopes of economic recovery under Biden
Trump spent the 2020 campaign promising that if Joe Biden got elected, the stock market would collapse. Well… the day after Trump basically admitted he lost, the Dow Jones hit 30,000 for the first time in history. As usual, Trump was dead wrong.

Get President Obama’s critically acclaimed memoir: A Promised Land

OD Action Pick: “Barack Obama is as fine a writer as they come. . . . [A Promised Land] is nearly always pleasurable to read, sentence by sentence, the prose gorgeous in places, the detail granular and vivid.”— New York Times

Social media has a ball concocting hilarious scenarios for “Trump in 2024”
As the prospect of another Trump presidential run rears its ugly head, Twitter users unleashed ruthless mockery.

28 migrant children and their parents face deportation after refusing to be separated
ICE officials offered the families — who’ve been waiting months for their asylum cases to be heard in court — an impossible choice: Remain together in detention with pandemic cases surging or release only the children, thereby separating them from their parents.

Fox News, family of slain DNC staffer Seth Rich settle suit
Fox News has reached a settlement with Rich’s parents, who alleged in a lawsuit that the cable news company exploited their son’s death in stories and conspiratorial commentary.

US agrees for now to stop deporting women who alleged abuse
Dozens of women say they were abused by a gynecologist at their detention center, and the Trump regime wanted them deported.


Today’s Action: Protect yourself, and others, this holiday weekend

This isn’t a normal Thanksgiving weekend. More than 260,000 Americans have died, and new daily cases are astronomically higher now than when states first instituted stay-at-home proclamations. Last week, we added a million new cases in six days…

…and now we’re heading into one of the largest holiday weekends in our country, in which more than three million Americans traveled through airports this past weekend against all CDC advice. And all of these folks will need to get home. This pandemic is out of control.

If you haven’t traveled yet and were considering, please reconsider and save lives instead – in many cases, the person who dies wasn’t the person who made the decision to ignore safe practices guidelines. If you’re planning to gather with anyone outside of your immediate household, even locally, please reconsider for the same reason.

But, adjusting your plans doesn’t mean you have to miss out entirely on social contact! Here are a few tips to reduce your chances of catching or spreading the virus.

Holidays over the internet. This is, by far, the safest way to gather with your loved ones. Love them…by limiting their infection chances. Zoom is offering free, unlimited video conferencing for the entire day on Thanksgiving – so plan ahead to teach your less tech-savvy family members how to use it! Brainstorm now how to make your holidays a special day, whether it’s cooking the same dishes in separate locations, watching a movie together via Teleparty, or teaching your family Zoom games!

Holidays outside. If you’re moving forward with in-person gathering beyond your immediate family, it should be outside, limited to a very small number of people, maintaining six-or-more-feet social distancing and masks, and executing a vigilant sanitation plan for how you’re handling shared serving utensils and restrooms. Insist everyone take a test in advance, but act as if you haven’t – because tests aren’t perfect.

Safety means we don’t spend the kind of time with loved ones we long for this year. But it also means the chance to do so next Thanksgiving when this nightmare is behind us. And that’s something we can all be thankful for.

PS — Please don’t forget to sign the petition to stop Trump from pardoning himself and his corrupt cronies, 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.