Weekend Report: What's happening?
More on Trump's Project 2025, including mass deportations. Media rationalizing Democrats' big Election Day wins after bad predictions. Florida fights for abortion rights amendment.
I’ve been talking about—and writing here about—Project 2025, the plan for American dictatorship put together by the Heritage Foundation and 70 other think tanks and which Donald Trump will use if elected president in 2024. He confirmed in an interview in recent days how he will use the Department of Justice, as outlined in Project 2025—which is billed as the “2025 Presidential Transition Project”—as a tool against his perceived enemies, and use the Insurrection Act to quell protests. Now more media is focusing on it, including the plan for immigration that is nothing short of fascist.
The corporate media, as I wrote on Wednesday, was completely thrown off, as they had reported on polls showing President Biden in trouble and were telegraphing that Tuesday's elections would be bad for Democrats. The opposite turned out to be true, and now they’re offering bizarre and petty rationalizations that can be boiled down to “Dems didn’t win by a lot,” and “it’s still bad for Biden.”
After Ohio, could Florida have a better shot at putting an abortion rights amendment on the ballot? Activists have had a slow start, the attorney general is thwarting them, and the bar is much higher—60% of voters are needed to pass any constitutional amendment—but Ohio’s big win has brought fresh energy to the cause.
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