David Beard

David Beard


Writer, Editor, Newsletterer. Strategist & audience specialist. Priors: @WashingtonPost @AP @bostonglobe Say hey: beardwrites@gmail.com. Love uplifting stories

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If you are 45 or older, #Trump  is spending 70% of his Facebook money targeting you. Only Biden trends older. Chart: h/t @mikeallen  @axios 

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He led the bloody suppression of Darfur. Now Sudan’s former dictator has been sentenced to two years in detention, convicted of corruption charges.

Where did burn victims of a volcano eruption in New Zealand get help? From Ohio—well, from skin from cadavers there ?

The US war against migrant kids goes much farther than denying them life-saving flu shots. Here’s a whistleblower report on 4 deaths and Mengele-like surgery on a kid @Haleaziz  @BuzzFeedNews 

Note: Bloomberg and Sanders, and Warren, are targeting younger voters.

A man was involved with a police officer RichardBlake’s girlfriend. Blake shot the man in the face, planted a knife next to him & then lied and said he was robbed. On Thursday, a judge did not give Blake jail time. ?

UNC loses $1.5 million grant after it pays money to neo-Confederates to maintain statue

"Allocating university funding toward protecting a statue that glorifies the Confederacy, slavery, and white supremacy – whether from public or private sources – runs antithetical to who we are and what we believe as a Foundation " — @MellonFdn  @LauraWashingto8  #UNC  #SilentSam 

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A group of doctors showed up at a Border Patrol detention facility to provide free flu vaccines for 100 migrant kids. The doctors said it would take a half hour. Three kids have died from the flu in federal custody. The doctors were refused entry.

As taxpayers paid $10m for 3 #Trump  weekends in Florida, a Trump hiring freeze ended pre-K, daycare for US military families in Germany

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The first month of #Trump  family trips & NYC security will cost more than $15m, roughly 1/6 that of 8 years of Obama

This is Anthony Shadid, , a journalist who died in Syria after years explaining Mideast to fellow Americans#NotTheEnemy 

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The backup paper ballots showed a Democrat winning narrowly, 26,142 to 25,137, over his opponent. The election machines showed the Democrat had just 164 votes out of 55,000. A Pennsylvania county wonders why it is paying for voting machines.

If you are turned away at the polls, say these words: “Give me a provisional ballot with a receipt as required by law when requested.” It IS federal law. Here's the background: #GetOutAndVote 

"Act like a lady," the police officers say after cuffing & detaining a news editor for photographing police during an arrest. The editor: "How exactly should a lady act when being wrongly detained on a public sidewalk for exercising 1st Amendment rights?”

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This may the scariest news today. A white nationalist now is higher ranked on the National Security Council than intel or Joint Chiefs chair

The 118-year-old synagogue in Duluth, the last of its kind in Minnesota’s Northland, was burned to the ground on Monday. A 36-year-old man has been arrested

FIRED: The Georgia election consultant who proposed closing most voting locations in a primarily African American county

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