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If you watch one thing tonight, let it be this — @maziehirono  gives a powerful, impassioned speech. Beyond words.

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VIRGINIA, and everywhere else for that matter, I am the only thing standing between you and your 2nd Amendment. If I am re-elected, it is 100% SAFE. If not, it is GONE!

Winning Big. Next year, if I’m re-elected, will be our best year ever! Sleepy Joe wants to quadruple your taxes and go to socialized healthcare. Depression!

Kyle Rittenhouse, charged with murdering two protesters in Kenosha, WI, received a $50K donation from the National Foundation for Gun Rights this week. @ValerieJarrett  joins me 9aET to discuss how Trump’s law & order rhetoric is undermining the criminal justice system. #velshi 

Trump Calls It A 'Beautiful Thing' That Cops Struck Journalist@AliVelshi  With Rubber Bullet in a troubling, disjointed rally speech. # via @HuffPostPol 

@Nate_Cohn  Well the Senate is a wildly undemocratic institution, so there’s no reason to see possession of a Senate majority as bestowing *democratic* legitimacy on anything you do.

Now one could say “instead of doing this, Democrats should change all their policy positions to downweight the interests and preferences of non-white peope and city-dwellers.” But the idea of equality under the law among citizens seems worth fighting for.

This is a useful thread from @Nate_Cohn  and I would say that liberals need to conceptualize the problem as an interlocking set of failures of democratic legitimacy.

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The coronavirus has killed about 200,000 Americans, and some public health experts fear that toll could double by the end of the year. That has prompted no rethinking from the president about his handling of the pandemic.

Would you call the police on a neighbour who's failing to self-isolate? "Yes," says UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock, as he tells #Marr  how £10,000 fines could be enforced