Freedom Summer 2022

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  1. October 10, 2022 at 3:20 pm

    –love to you NW.

    MBK Freedom Summer 2022 Town Hall:


  2. October 10, 2022 at 3:20 pm

    Actor Christopher Rivas Explores Self-Identity In New Book ‘Brown Enough’

    “Words are spells in the mouth.”

  3. October 10, 2022 at 3:22 pm

    Speaker Pelosi.
    “From criminalizing abortion to dismantling Medicare to attacking democracy,
    @HouseGOP’s agenda is dangerous and extreme.
    Meanwhile, @HouseDemocrats are working #ForThePeople —
    lowering costs, creating better paying jobs and safer communities.”

  4. October 10, 2022 at 3:23 pm

    # READ & VOTE

    Our Read & Vote initiative offers a curated list of books that examine the health of our society and key ballot issues from some of today’s leading thinkers, like Eric Holder, Ibram X. Kendi, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Nikole Hannah-Jones, Heather McGhee, Karla Cornejo Villavicencio, and others.


  5. October 10, 2022 at 3:24 pm

    There Is Absolutely Nothing to Support the ‘Independent State Legislature’ Theory
    Such a doctrine would be antithetical to the Framers’ intent, and to the text, fundamental design, and architecture of the Constitution.

    By J. Michael Luttig

    “The Supreme Court will decide before next summer the most important case for American democracy in the almost two and a half centuries since America’s founding.

    In Moore v. Harper, the Court will finally resolve whether there is a doctrine of constitutional interpretation known as the “independent state legislature.” If the Court concludes that there is such a doctrine, it would confer on state legislatures plenary, exclusive, and judicially unreviewable power both to redraw congressional districts for federal elections and to appoint state electors who quadrennially cast the votes for president and vice president on behalf of the voters of the states. It would mean that the partisan gerrymandering of congressional districts by state legislatures would not be reviewable by the state courts—including the states’ highest court—under their state constitutions.”


  6. October 10, 2022 at 3:25 pm

    Trump-Linked Plan Announces Plan For Pre-Election Audits

    Mark Elias:
    “If you don’t subscribe to my @DemocracyDocket newsletter, you missed this.”

    • October 10, 2022 at 3:26 pm

      ‘Look Ahead America’ right wing group plans to:
      1) identify voters that are ineligible
      to vote and forward that information to each state’s election officials for removal.
      2) share that information with local activists, so they can challenge the voters themselves.
      = in AZ, FL, GA, NC, NV, OH, PA, VA, WI.

  7. October 10, 2022 at 3:26 pm

    Michael Beschloss:

    Republican nominee for Nevada secretary of state as Trump stood at his side at rally last night: “When my coalition of secretary of state candidates around the country get elected, we’re gonna fix the whole country and President Trump is going to be President again in 2024.”

  8. October 10, 2022 at 3:28 pm

    Senator Warren:

    “Nearly 80% of Americans support banning members of Congress from buying and selling individual stocks. I”ve got a bipartisan bill for that and it’s time to get it done.”

  9. October 10, 2022 at 3:29 pm

    NYT: “Herschel Walker urged an ex girlfriend to have another abortion, she says.”

  10. October 10, 2022 at 3:30 pm

    Congressman Raskin to Chris Hayes:
    “We know that the hallmarks of fascist political parties are a cult of authoritarian personality based on a charismatic figure, a refusal to accept the results of democratic elections when they don’t go their way. And then a refusal to disavow political violence, or an eagerness to embrace political violence. And all of those factors are very much in the air today.”

  11. October 10, 2022 at 3:31 pm

    Timothy Snyder:

    “If you are thinking about nuclear war, this might help.
    How does the Russo-Ukrainian War end?
    Sometimes you change the subject, and sometimes the subject changes you

    At first, no one could imagine that the Russo-Ukrainian war could begin. And yet it began. And now, no one can imagine how it will end. And yet end it will.

    War is ultimately about politics.”


    • October 10, 2022 at 3:32 pm

      “…regime survival has depended upon two premises: what happens on television is more important than what happens in reality; and what happens abroad is more important than what happens at home. It seems to me that these premises no longer hold.”

      “Mobilization itself starts to look like a spear pointed the wrong way: is there a point in sending thousands of unprepared and underequipped men into what they increasingly know is doom? Putin’s presupposition, of course, is that mobilized soldiers will either die or win; but if they flee instead, they become a dangerous group, perhaps ready for another leader.”

  12. October 10, 2022 at 3:39 pm


    will Boys Matter be next?…soon women to men graduating will be 2:1.

    we need our boys to be educated and ready to lift up democracy everywhere.

    • October 11, 2022 at 9:27 am

      imo, know some amazing young people, boys, who insist they don’t need College.

      —struggling all the time to piece together enough to live on.
      —we must counteract the anti-Ed msg from the right.
      —young men ‘without prospects’ may not attract the partner they like.

      Scott Galloway saying the “Young broke alone male is the most dangerous.”

      —saw this coming though, didn’t you?

  13. October 10, 2022 at 5:23 pm

    “Monday in America. The fmr Pres. is taunting his crowds w/the enticement of the “n-word”;a major rap star has platformed his dangerous anti-Semitism; women & girls are being forced to give birth; migrants are being shipped abt like cattle.
    Tens of millions approve.
    Fight harder.”
    –Sherrilyn Ifill.

  14. October 10, 2022 at 6:55 pm

    What I’ve Learned: Pete Souza
    Photographer, 67, Madison, Wisconsin

    “Now Souza is showing readers what really goes on in the halls of power in his latest book, The West Wing and Beyond: What I Saw Inside the Presidency. Here, he tells us what he’s learned.”

    Interview by Ryan D’Agostino:

    • October 10, 2022 at 6:56 pm

      “Pete Souza has spent more time in the Oval Office than almost any person in history. During the Obama administration alone, Souza was inside the presidential bubble for more than 25,000 hours and made nearly 2 million photographs. The result is an unprecedented view of how our democracy really works.”

  15. 30 amk for obama
    October 10, 2022 at 11:03 pm

    Oh, boy.

  16. 31 jacquelineoboomer
    October 10, 2022 at 11:35 pm

    With you all the way, Rob! This is what’s at stake.

  17. 32 jacquelineoboomer
    October 10, 2022 at 11:38 pm

    I’m with Warren B!

  18. 33 jacquelineoboomer
    October 10, 2022 at 11:40 pm

    So many young voters are gonna deliver!

  19. 35 jacquelineoboomer
    October 10, 2022 at 11:43 pm

    Pretty much says it all.

  20. 36 amk for obama
    October 10, 2022 at 11:49 pm

    pity the dems are not campaigning on this 24×7 but are instead doing rethugs cultural bs framing.

  21. 37 amk for obama
    October 10, 2022 at 11:49 pm

  22. 38 amk for obama
    October 10, 2022 at 11:50 pm

    marc elias has posted some great court victories over the rethugs election stunts. go read him.

  23. 39 amk for obama
    October 10, 2022 at 11:51 pm

  24. October 11, 2022 at 2:38 am

    Had to give it to John Oliver. Longish vid, but worth a watch!💞

  25. October 11, 2022 at 10:11 am

    The most terrifying case of all is about to be heard by the US supreme court

    “If the court upholds the rogue ‘Independent State Legislature’ theory,
    it would put the US squarely on the path to authoritarianism.”

    Steven Donziger: (https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2022/oct/06/the-most-terrifying-case-of-all-is-about-to-be-heard-by-the-us-supreme-court)

    • October 11, 2022 at 10:12 am

      “A supermajority of six, unelected ultraconservatives justice – five of which were put on the bench by presidents who did not win the popular vote – have aggressively grabbed yet another batch of cases that will allow them to move American law to the extreme right and threaten US democracy in the process.
      The leading example of this disturbing shift is a little-known case called Moore v Harper, which could lock in rightwing control of the United States for generations.”

  26. October 11, 2022 at 10:13 am

    Stacey Abrams on Brian Kemp: “He has made it his business to interfere in the personal choices of Georgians, except for the Georgians that are on the ticket with him.”
    –also her response to Herschel Walker report.

  27. October 11, 2022 at 10:13 am

    As a wise woman asked:
    “Do I have to be Herschel Walker’s girlfriend to get an abortion?”

  28. 45 amk for obama
    October 11, 2022 at 10:21 am

    This is what I am talking about. Where are the other dems (chucky boy) talking about what the future holds if the rethugs tack back control?

  29. 47 amk for obama
    October 11, 2022 at 10:24 am

    DU got her doctor colleague (deserving boy who was desperate for a good job) a great job today. So proud of her.

      • 49 amk for obama
        October 12, 2022 at 11:01 pm

        Yup. The brilliant boy is from middle class whose talent & dedication deserved a great job. One of the big shot doctors asked my daughter to recommend a good doctor for her new hospital and DU recommended him. Told him not to compromise on the salary front and he got the job within 15 minutes of face to face meeting. I am happy for him and proud of DU.

  30. October 11, 2022 at 10:30 am

    Taking up the baton: Mary Smith

    Meet the Obama alum who is creating new opportunities for Native American girls while blazing pathways of her own.

    “This year, Obama Administration alum Mary Smith was named the president-elect of the American Bar Association (ABA). She is the first Native American woman to hold the role.”


    • October 11, 2022 at 10:31 am

      Barack Obama:
      “Her commitment to supporting and training the next generation of Indigenous women and girls looking to study science, technology, engineering, and math is inspiring. I hope you’ll take a moment to read her story and learn more about her work.”

  31. 54 amk for obama
    October 11, 2022 at 10:31 am

    Agreed when compared to the horrible horrible horrible (sic) thugs from the other side.

  32. 55 amk for obama
    October 11, 2022 at 11:06 am

    via bbc. Go Ukrainians.

  33. October 11, 2022 at 11:19 am

    Michelle Obama on Why We’re in a ‘Make-or-Break Moment’ For Girls’ Education



  34. October 11, 2022 at 1:48 pm

    27 days to the election.

    imo, previously when so deeply shocked by a life situation that my instinct was to drop everything, mostly due to fear of messing up, it seemed not a problem because TOD-ers were about to pile onto this site. Ready for the midterms. And a chance to keep American Democracy for our children. Pls, I hope it happens.

    (little stars to all *****)

  35. October 11, 2022 at 1:56 pm

    The War in Ukraine Launches a New Battle for the Russian Soul
    The last time people were writing in Russian so urgently was in the late nineteen-eighties, when Soviet citizens were confronted with the terror of the Stalinist past.

    By Masha Gessen

  36. October 11, 2022 at 2:23 pm

    Iranian schoolgirls take up battle cry as protests continue
    As country mourns teenager killed in demonstrations, video shows how female-led protests have spread to the classroom

  37. October 11, 2022 at 4:42 pm

    Let’s #GetHerThere

    Introducing #GetHerThere, a global call to action from Michelle Obama and the Girls Opportunity Alliance to empower and educate girls around the world—because when girls get the opportunities they deserve, it creates a brighter future for all of us.
    Join us: http://getherthere.org

  38. 62 pkayden
    October 11, 2022 at 6:53 pm

  39. October 11, 2022 at 9:12 pm

    Here: (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CmO3UXD9pQs)

    Maddow: Defending democracy calls for a whole-of-society response

    “Rachel Maddow explains that one of the themes of her new podcast series, Rachel Maddow Presents: Ultra, is that Americans cannot rely solely on law enforcement to keep anti-democratic forces at bay. Preserving democracy requires action from all Americans.”

  40. October 11, 2022 at 9:13 pm

    Rachel Maddow Says What The Rest Of Mainstream Media Won’t About Rising Fascism

    Rachel Maddow cut through the political noise Monday evening to warn that in order to effectively combat fascism, there is a necessity for a whole society response. And this is something we have done before.

    Maddow said:
    “Looking at what happened last time that we were up against something like this, is that the criminal law can’t do everything. I mean, we can’t ever count on it all being against it in the courtroom. When it is extremist ultra-right groups willing to use violence against everyone else to get their way, those are crimes and there is a role for the courts and the prison system, right? But there is also a really important role for everything else.

    For a whole of society response. I mean, the criminal justice system isn’t bulletproof but it also doesn’t address the nature of those crimes in their totality. So in order to effectively combat fascism, in order to effectively combat rising authoritarianism – particularly when it comes to trying to undo elections and trying to have power be both achieved and maintained in this country by some means other than democracy.”

    “When it comes to threatening force as a way of seizing power, there is not only room; there is a necessity for a whole society response. For everybody to do something. For activism. For journalism, for political organizing to keep them away from real power.

    I see a way in which you learn, like we’ve been through something like there before and it can be enervating, are we ever going to get away from this. On the other hand, knowing that we’ve faced it before and effectively faced it before and Americans had great ideas on how to outflank and defeat those forces, that to me is energizing.”

    “Sitting members of Congress aiding and abetting a plot to overthrow the government. Insurrectionists criminally charged with plotting to end American democracy for good. Justice Department prosecutors under crushing political pressure. Rachel Maddow Presents: Ultra is the all-but-forgotten true story of good, old-fashioned American extremism getting supercharged by proximity to power. When extremist elected officials get caught plotting against America with the violent ultra right, this is the story of the lengths they will go to… to cover their tracks.”

    Sarah Jones: (https://www.politicususa.com/2022/10/10/rachel-maddow-cuts-through-the-noise-and-calls-for-society-to-mobilize-against-fascism.html)

  41. 65 amk for obama
    October 11, 2022 at 9:14 pm

    yup, she was.

  42. 66 amk for obama
    October 11, 2022 at 9:16 pm

    crass vs class.

  43. 68 amk for obama
    October 11, 2022 at 9:27 pm

    the rethug base’s and party’s fifth columnist stand of our worst sworn enemy is our best pal is quite revealing.

  44. 69 amk for obama
    October 11, 2022 at 9:36 pm

    nikki and tulsi the two worst indians.

  45. 70 amk for obama
    October 11, 2022 at 10:17 pm

    corrupt cowards.

  46. 71 amk for obama
    October 12, 2022 at 1:02 am

    If true (I don’t have much trust on these left twitter omg hypes), it’s a BFD as Biden would say.

  47. 72 amk for obama
    October 12, 2022 at 1:05 am

    Because, they are all two bit third rate hacks?

  48. 73 amk for obama
    October 12, 2022 at 6:57 am


    these ‘rural’ voters voted enthusiastically for brekshit and bojo a few years back. you get what you voted for.

  49. October 12, 2022 at 11:21 am

    Why Little-Noticed State Legislative Races Could Be Hugely Consequential
    Races in state legislatures are often quiet and turn on local issues like roads or schools. But a Supreme Court case could give these legislative bodies nearly absolute power over federal elections.

    Nick Corasaniti: (https://www.nytimes.com/2022/10/10/us/politics/supreme-court-state-legislature-elections.html)


  50. October 12, 2022 at 11:24 am

    “Weed Is Tight (and so are the midterms)”
    Pod Save America

    “The Republican closing argument is as Trumpy and racist as ever. Joe Biden takes a big step towards decriminalizing marijuana. And Georgia Senator Raphael Warnock stops by to talk about his very close race against Herschel Walker.”


  51. October 12, 2022 at 11:27 am


    Sen. Bernie Sanders:
    This is the most important election in our lifetimes. Stand up. Fight Back


    • October 12, 2022 at 11:27 am

      Bernie Sanders
      “I stand in strong solidarity with @BCTGM Local 85 workers who are on strike at the Corn Nuts production facility in Fresno, CA. Hormel, which owns Corn Nuts and made $900 million in profits last year, must reinstate the health care benefits workers are demanding.”

  52. October 12, 2022 at 11:31 am

    “Tulsi Gabbard announcing she’s leaving the Democratic Party is sort of like someone you’ve already broken up with saying “that’s it, we’re through.”
    (Dan Rather)

  53. October 12, 2022 at 11:34 am

    Libraries feel attacked — but not like the ‘freedom libraries’ of 1964

    By Kristin Hunt

  54. October 12, 2022 at 11:35 am

    Investing in the pathways to employment
    For adolescent girls and young women in low and middle-income countries

    “Nearly 1 in 4 girls aged 15–19 globally are not in education, employment or training, compared to 1 in 10 boys. There is catalytic promise for social impact and economic growth if more public, non-profit and private interventions are intentionally designed with and for adolescent girls and young women – one in eight people in the world – to close the persistent gender gaps in education, learning and economic participation.”


    • October 12, 2022 at 11:35 am

      United Nations
      International Day of the Girl Child
      11 October 2022

      “Now more than ever, we must renew our commitment to work together so that girls enjoy and exercise their rights and can play a full and equal part in their communities and societies. Investing in girls is investing in our common future.”

      UN Secretary-General António Guterres

  55. October 12, 2022 at 11:38 am

    Pelosi Remarks at Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony for San Francisco-Marin Food Bank Warehouse

    “But it is something that people understand. Hunger strike, hunger strike, that’s a choice. These kids don’t have that choice. As Tanis said, they don’t have that choice.

    And we can never think that we have been successful as a nation as long as one in five
    of our children are going to sleep hungry at night. You are doing so much to reduce that number…

    Thank you all, for what you do For The Children.”


  56. October 12, 2022 at 11:41 am

    Jon Cooper
    “The new head of CNN had hoped that shifting it to the right would allow them to pick up Fox viewers. Instead, CNN is simply losing viewers to MSNBC.”

    • 85 tnmtngirl1
      October 12, 2022 at 12:31 pm

      My daughter read this to me last night. Bawhaha. No surprise. What exactly did he expect?!

      • October 12, 2022 at 12:49 pm

        hi tnmtngirl1,
        just wunnering…we’re having a gonzo Bear-Everywhere fall. On the porch, preening in the back yard, up the trees, on the little bridge while am out on a walk. How about where you are? Not sure why as there’s got to be a lot of food high up.

        • 87 tnmtngirl1
          October 12, 2022 at 3:07 pm

          We don’t have issues here. However, the Great Smoky Mountains do! (We live 30 minutes from the Park). Lots of problems with bears, mainly because the humans and how they deal with the bears in the Park. Or, more accurately, how the tourists do not know how to deal with them. Rangers are frequently forced to put a bear down because people feed them and that causes the bear to be very aggressive. It is sad and very frustrating. What is wrong with people?!

          • October 12, 2022 at 7:00 pm

            yes feeding is weird…one year someone was leaving piles of apples out!! Neighborhood cool about, love bears! Just don’t get between momma and babes, right. Not so interested in us. Pretty quiet for the last few falls.

    • 89 jacquelineoboomer
      October 12, 2022 at 2:16 pm

      CNN has lost me pretty much all day and evening – I make an occasional exception, like for Tapper’s interview with President Biden – but then I’m back to MSNBC right away!

  57. October 12, 2022 at 12:50 pm

    NASA’s SpaceX Crew-4: A Scientific Journey

    “The Earth is gorgeous.”

  58. October 12, 2022 at 12:51 pm

    Occupy Democrats:

    President Biden scores a MAJOR win and announces that Honda and LG Energy Solution of South Korea will build a $3.5 billion battery factory in Ohio that will provide 2,200 new good-paying jobs. RT IF YOU THINK THAT BIDEN IS CRUSHING IT!

  59. October 12, 2022 at 12:53 pm

    btw just saying,

    Pod Save America hosts also spoke how local news outlets
    allow gop candidates like NV election denier Jim Marchant and AZ QAnon election denier Mark Finchem, to go under the wire. Thus due to omission, propaganda and misinformation about the candidate, voters go to the polls not knowing anything like the truth about them. (Have to bring the truth directly to them.)

    Finchem and Marchant could refuse to certify, or mess up the vote count, abolish early voting and vote by mail, control mailing, and get Secretaries of State in, if elected, putting future elections in peril.

  60. October 12, 2022 at 12:56 pm

    “Right-wing extremists are publicly plotting to steal the next Presidential election.
    Dems in Congress are the only thing standing between their treachery and the loss of our democracy.” (Hakeem Jeffries)

  61. October 12, 2022 at 12:57 pm

    Hold the Line: The Insurrection and One Cop’s Battle for America’s Soul

    Authors: Michael Fanone and John Shiffman

    • October 12, 2022 at 12:59 pm

      Capitol Police Officer Michael Fanone, who was attacked on J6 then suffered a heart attack and was treated for brain injury to Alex Wagner:

      “There were fire arms there, this was an armed insurrection”
      And he emphasized that: “INDIVIDUAL officers acting on their own volition self despatched and went there and fought for hours.”

      —may all of these officers speak out.

  62. October 12, 2022 at 1:00 pm


    Merrick Garland hasn’t tipped his hand, but it’s clear to me that he will bring charges against the former president.

    “Let me be absolutely clear: Garland did not tell me he was going to indict Donald Trump. In fact, he did not tip his hand to me in any way—he is far too cautious to signal his intentions to even his closest friends, much less a reporter. Nor did his top aides suggest the announcement of an indictment.”

    Franklin Foer: (https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2022/10/merrick-garland-donald-trump-investigation-indictment/671683/)

  63. 98 jacquelineoboomer
    October 12, 2022 at 2:18 pm

    I love them so much!

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