Dan Rather

Dan Rather


Journalist, storyteller, and lifelong reader. A Texan, by birth and by choice. Author of WHAT UNITES US. https://t.co/uhwukT5WuM

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Can a Bruin make a Bulldog sweat?

I loved this Easter story, so I wanted to share it with all of you. More than the impeccable and colorful outfits (not to mention the hats!), it’s Ms. Wimberly’s eyes and smile that inspire.

Let’s be honest. Mitch McConnell doesn’t want corporations to “stay out of politics.” He just doesn’t want them telling the truth about what he and his allies are doing. He doesn’t want big business to bet on the future. He wants them supporting the injustices of the past.

So @JetBlue  apparently just donated to a congresswoman who voted not to certify the 2020 election. Will the company face any repercussions? Are we back to business as usual?

I love using Twitter to highlight important journalism about stories that aren’t getting nearly enough coverage. Case in point below. Please read and share.

No matter what you’re doing today, pause for a moment, look up into the heavens, and reflect that tomorrow @NASA  plans to fly a helicopter on Mars. Wow.

I guess big business also likes operating in a functional democracy.

Watching with horror what is taking place in Brazil, with echoes of our recent past. We can hopefully see the importance of having a government that takes public health seriously.

I have spent many joyful mornings and afternoons at the @metmuseum . Sometimes I go with a purpose, sometimes just to wander. Happy 151st anniversary to one of the world’s most impressive and inspiring institutions.

When Cotton or Cruz trends on Twitter it should come with a trigger warning.

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The audio of Trump with the Georgia secretary of state. Wow. It’s like telling the Nixon tapes to “hold my beer.”

Can we at least recognize that “Court Packing” at all levels of the judiciary has been the Republican playbook for decades? Asking for Merrick Garland.

I can imagine no other president in my lifetime failing to address the nation in a prime time speech during a crisis such as this. On the other hand, I cannot imagine another president whose words would be less welcome by so many of his fellow citizens.

Watching President Obama’s graduation address tonight I think I finally understand Obamagate. It’s the scandal of having a president being able to speak with empathy, humor, insight, inspiration and in complete and coherent sentences.

So. Let's set the stage... President Trump has chosen as the venue for his first rally in months, Tulsa, Oklahoma, site of a horrific massacre of African Americans. And he has set the date for June 19th, Juneteenth, a celebration of the end of slavery in the United States.

Waiting in line for hours to vote should be considered less a story on voter enthusiasm and more a story on voter suppression. No one should have to wait hours to vote.

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