Daily Clips: August 31st, 2015

Bernie Sanders very right about police treatment of African Americans: Bernie is trying to expand his deep, but narrow support base of white Americans. After his “incident” with Black Lives Matter protestors in Seattle, he added a whole new “Racial Justice” section on his campaign website. Within this thoughtful racial justice platform, PolitiFact decided to examine one of his statements he made about African Americans and police:Screen Shot 2015-08-31 at 8.40.29 AM

Obama pisses off the GOP about renaming Mt. McKinley: No, I’m not kidding. On Sunday, the Obama administration announced that the mountain will now be referred to as “Denali”, its traditional Native American name. Naturally, this “executive action” has angered the GOP. I guess they feel like there aren’t enough “things” named after white dudes in this country.

Scott Walker wants to build a wall…and no, not to keep out those pesky Mexicans either! Gov. Walker said this Sunday that it is “legitimate” to discuss building a wall separating the US from Canada.

Is it September yet? There have been almost no interesting political stories so far in August – if you discount Trump saying stupid stuff and the media salivating over a Joe Biden run. As someone that has to look over headlines every day, I cannot tell you how excited I am to exit this god forsaken month.

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Nick Cassella
Nick Cassella graduated from the University of St Andrews in Scotland in 2014. After graduating, he worked on the Initiative 594 campaign before joining Civic Ventures, where he now manages Civic Skunk Works' social media presence.