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Read Barack Obama’s Eulogy for John Lewis

Read Barack Obama’s Eulogy for John LewisFormer President Barack Obama delivered a eulogy today honoring Representative John Lewis of Georgia, who died July 17 after a decades-long career in the House of Representatives. Lewis, a civil-rights icon who led the 1965 march in Selma, Alabama, across the Edmund Pettus Bridge and spoke at the March on Washington, spent his congressional years advocating for voting rights and equality for Black Americans. Known as the moral “conscience” of the Congress, Lewis lay in state for two days in the Capitol this week.Below, the full text of Obama’s remarks as delivered.James wrote to the believers, “Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, lacking nothing.” It is a great honor to be…


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John Lewis, A Civil and Human Rights Example to Emulate

John Lewis, A Civil and Human Rights Example to EmulateMcSTREAMY.COM – Congressman John Lewis (pic), 80, passed away Friday, July 17, 2020. Lewis was a civil rights activist who received a well-documented beating by police during a 1965 civil rights walk across a bridge in the south. He survived his twenties, persevered, and became a well respected, conscience of the United States House of […] ….. Read More.McSTREAMY.COM – News, Info and Entertainment | This, That and The OtherTue, July 28, 20202 weeks ago


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Books One and Two of the Rusty Kenneficke Trilogy, by Keith Thye | Rider Review

Books One and Two of the Rusty Kenneficke Trilogy, by Keith Thye | Rider ReviewBook one in the Rusty Kenneficke trilogy. What goes on? Reviewing the first and second books of a trilogy? Blame it on Covid-19. People have been cooped up due to the coronavirus, and book sales have been doing well. I’m just notifying you readers that two entertaining novels are now on the market, The Misadventures of Rusty Kenneficke, published in 2019, and the second The Further Life of Rusty Kennefick, this year. Some of you may have already read a couple of Keith’s earlier books, about his travels. In 1963 he and a buddy rode a pair of BMW R50s from Oregon down to Chile, and later wrote a good book, MotoRaid, about the trip. After that trip he got into the motorcycle business, owning several BMW shops in Seattle, Washington. But the travel bug remained with him, and in 2013,…


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‘Defund the Police’ Splits the Black Caucus. Or Does It?

‘Defund the Police’ Splits the Black Caucus. Or Does It?Across the nation, protesters chanted “Defund the police.” They scrawled the phrase on signs, emblazoned it on banners, and painted it on streets. But among the Congressional Black Caucus, which likes to call itself the “conscience of Congress,” many lawmakers who shared the protesters’ rage did not join the chorus. “That’s probably one of the worst slogans ever,” Representative Karen Bass, the chair of the group, told The Washington Post, before quickly pivoting to a discussion on how substance-abuse or mental-health issues should not be handled by police. Other members of the CBC toed the same line: Redefine policing. Restructure the police. “What the hell do you do with a structural problem? You restructure it,” Representative James Clyburn, the third-ranking Democrat in the House, told me. Even the late Representative John Lewis, whose funeral was yesterday, didn’t explicitly support defunding—although he…



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Why the Democrats Can’t Nail Bill Barr

Why the Democrats Can’t Nail Bill BarrHouse Democrats have been waiting for more than a year to grill Attorney General Bill Barr, a man they’ve accused of all manner of professional misconduct—from repeatedly and inappropriately intervening to protect President Donald Trump to deploying federal agents to incite violence in American cities.Today they finally had their chance, as Barr testified, at long last, before the House Judiciary Committee. For Trump and Barr’s toughest critics, however, it was a frustrating experience. Barr defended the Justice Department’s handling of protests in Portland, Oregon, and other cities—“We’re not out to cause trouble,” he said—and his decision to order a reduction in the sentence that federal prosecutors requested for Trump’s longtime associate Roger Stone (a punishment the president eventually commuted). “The judge agreed with me,” the attorney general insisted, in a rare moment when his voice betrayed annoyance. He denied that there was “systemic racism”…


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