Weekend thread: What's going on?
Biden slams DeSantis's racist attacks on education. Fox banned Trump on January 6th, new court filing reveals. John Fetterman is breaking ground, openly discussing depression as U.S. senator
Parents in Florida are furious at Gov. Ron DeSantis over a threat to remove Advanced Placement classes in high school after he went to war with the College Board, banning an African-American studies class, erasing the teaching of Black history.
It’s not just the blatant racism but also the fact that many may pay more for college without the classes, and students will be hindered at getting into competitive schools.
President Biden has now slammed DeSantis, making it clear that he won’t shy away from taking on this bigot.
Fallout continues over the bombshell court filling from Dominion Voting Systems in their $1.6 billion defamation suit against Fox News. Donald Trump apparently tried to call into Fox on the night of January 6th and executives wouldn’t allow it — more evidence that they knew his lies were reckless and dangerous, inciting violence, even as they continued to promote the Big Lie.
And Senator John Fettterman checked into a hospital for treatment of depression, something we’ve learned he’s battled on and off for his whole life. But the stress of experiencing a stroke last year and having to get right back on the campaign trail, and then starting a new job as U.S. senator — still having auditory issues and carrying an iPad everywhere to communicate — apparently took its toll. Millions of Americans suffer from depression but what Fetterman did in announcing a a politician — something we don’t often see — showed true leadership and will help many other people.
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