The Hobbledehoy never miss and proudly share the latest episode of GasLit Nation and we think Sarah Kendzior is the Woodward-Bernstein of our times. Here is a screenshot-video of her call to action on MSNBC.
In the wake of Ruth Bader Ginsberg’s death, John Oliver discusses the future of the Supreme Court, why the government doesn’t always represent the political leanings of the electorate, and how those issues will impact the next generation of Americans.
If you’ve always wanted to know how Putin could get away with highjacking our democracy in 2016, the book Rigged: America, Russia, and One Hundred Years of Electoral Interference will provide much-needed answers and insights.
Historian David Shimer spoke to dozens of officials, from the intelligence community to the Obama administration, who share what happened in 2016, what they wish they would have done differently, and the vulnerabilities that plague our elections to this day.
Sarah Kendzior and Andrea Chalupa are experts on authoritarian states who warned America about election hacking years before 2016. Here, they take a deep dive on the news, skipping outrage to deliver analysis, history, context, and sharp insight on global affairs.
There was a very odd cut-away from Senator Elizabeth Warren during today’s televised Select Subcommittee on Coronavirus Crisis hearing. Just as Senator Warren begins her question about the potential for conflict of interest involving Trump’s chief adviser for the White House vaccine program, someone at NBC/Comcast master control gives the tv director the “suggestion” to cut away. Why?
Trump’s chief adviser and so-called “vaccine czar” Moncef Slaoui, stepped down from his position on the board of directors at Moderna, a Massachusetts-based pharmaceutical company which is already planning a clinical trial for a vaccine it developed, to take on the job. His White House position is unpaid, according to the Associated Press.
But Securities and Exchange Commission filings show that Slaoui still holds more than 150,000 stock options in Moderna. Those offerings were valued at more than $10 million on Monday before the company’s stock shot up after it reported promising early results from its vaccine testing. Shares have nearly tripled in value since the start of the year, Business Insider reported.
Moderna’s stock skyrocketed last month after the company announced it had received $483 million in federal funding for its vaccine development.
This is possibly the angriest episode of Gaslit Nation ever, and that’s saying something. What a nightmare week. We open with a discussion of the ongoing abuse of migrants in concentration camps at the US border, particularly women and children. We call for new Nuremberg trials to bring these criminals to justice and we will refuse to accept anything less if Biden manages to win the White House.