Federal prosecutors aim to criminalize many of the J20 protestors still up on felony rioting charges by citing their union membership -- specifically, their membership in International Workers of the World (a.k.a. the "Wobblies"). This is how desperate our government's case against J20 protestors has become -- invoking century-old whipping boys in order to scare up convictions. Hearing liberals constantly smeared as "Communists" seems almost modern by comparison, almost like that's the whole idea.
Adam Johnson at FAIR tabulates 26 "liberal" media editorials on the President's Syria strikes and finds, guess what, zero opposed. There's plenty of reason to oppose the Syria strikes, among them that Congress didn't authorize them as the Constitution mandates, and usually when a baseball player goes 0-for-26 he gets a couple of days off. What a shame that the "liberal" media pundits who constantly demand we waste more blood and treasure on stupid war-making never grab some deep pine.
Jeff Bryant at the Our Future blog tells us "Why Teacher Uprisings May Move to Blue States, Too.". Short answer: because the blue states deserve it, too, being as they've been full of corporate Democrats embracing austerity policies and pushing "school choice" as a way to funnel taxpayer money away from functioning public schools and into the coffers of cronies. The good news? Change only comes from the people, and it sure looks like that change is coming.
Get a load of all the high-level Republicans, including "straight talker" Ron Johnson, saying it's "too early" to talk about supporting the President's re-election effort in 2020! Of course the President filed to run in 2020 literally the day he took office in 2017, but this wishy-washy act from Congressional Republicans sure did work pretty well for them in 2016, so I can see why they're doing it. It might not work as well in the future, though, because The Man Who Couldn't Possibly Beat Hillary Clinton in 2016 has now been President for a year and a quarter, and that trail of slime he's left everywhere he's gone is a little harder to step over now.
Finally, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announces plans to restore voting rights to felons on parole -- by pardoning mass numbers of them. I couldn't care less that he's doing it because he fears he's going to lose his next gubernatorial primary to Cynthia Nixon, because it's the right thing to do -- felons' voting rights should never have been taken away in the first place. Naturally state Republicans call it an "outrageous power grab," as if their refusal to restore voting rights to felons is somehow not an outrageous power grab. All together now: waaaaaaaah!