Alex Howard

Alex Howard


Dad, husband, writer, citizen, chef, cyclist, skeptical optimist, cereal dilettante | Editor @OpenGov + @ePluribusUnum | #CivicTech texts: https://t.co/bTfsHuC61N

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As @nytmike  noted on @maddow  , @USTreasury  confirming existence of a backchannel between Trump campaign chair @PaulManafort  is at least as important as what they shared: But the latter goes to conspiracy, what knew, when he knew it @POTUS , & what he did.

The @nytimes  analyzed election survey & @HHSGov  + @CDCgov  data & visualized vaccine hesitancy & vaccination rates across the USA, showing the impact of a partisan pandemic: The pattern is stark, as with mobility patterns & concern. #ddj 

@davidfrum  We might withdraw “boots on the ground,” but I’d bet on “bots on the ground” (& in the air) run by special forces for many years to come.

Dear @facebook , Please link to this @CDCgov  page: Use “COVID-19 vaccines are safe & effective” copy + list facts: •189M doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered in USA since 12/14/2020; 780M globally •side effects extremely rare *Then* note the J&J pause.

The National Arboretum was the busiest I can recall, with cars lining the roads, but there was ample space in the sun & dappled shade for people to picnic, walk, run, bird, & gawk at the flowers in bloom, & many arteries shut down to car traffic. American spring. 🌱🌿🌷🌹🌺🌸🌼 US

“…watch what is happening. @FoxNews  ’ bosses are standing by @TuckerCarlson  , and the “white replacement theory” is quickly becoming embraced and normalized on the right.”— @SykesCharlie  President Bush, , elders: time to spe @SpeakerBoehnerak  @GOP  up, & out

“A counter-majoritarian party cannot present itself as such and win elections. So it has to be counterfactual, too.” @jayrosen_nyu-  The conflict between honest journalism & Trump’s “Big Lie” about a widespread voter fraud in a stolen election is structural

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Note: This should be @OANN  . I’ll append the correction & note that I regret the error, because it’s true. No honest journalist, advocate, watchdog, or elected intentionally misleads people, makes up sources or data — much less reports a lie by a gaslighting autocrat as truth.

“This is what the production of ignorance…looks like in practice” @zephoria-  Scientific transparency…is twisted, “serving to undermining the legitimacy of scientific work & the coordination of a public that must work together to address a deadly disease.”

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Check, meet balance: a federal judge rejected an argument from President Trump that a sitting @POTUS  is immune from criminal investigations, allowing the Manhattan district attorney’s office to subpoena 8 years of Trump’s personal & corporate tax returns.

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June 2020: @FoxNews runs faked news, producing digitally altered composite photos of Capitol Hill in Seattle: Fox retracted after contacted them. This @seattletimesgoes  beyond abysmal ethics. Fox made propaganda to support Trump’s lies about “terrorism.”

Congresswoman @Ocasio2018  is from @reppressleyoklyn '>Br @RepPressleyoklyn . from Chicago (born @RepRashidan  OH). is from @ilhanmntroit '>D @IlhanMNtroit . was a refugee from Somalia, before she won election to Congress in Minnesota. They're all Americans, leading a new generation representing their constituents in DC.

All along the northern edge of Lafayette Park, people are leaving signs & notes, & have woven in messages. It’s a striking, organic memorial, remaking the ugly new fencing as public art in a reclaimed space for passerby & protestors to honor remember the messages & people in them

The @ManhattanDA  has hired a top prosecutor with deep expertise in investigating organized crime & racketeering to “follow the money” at @Trump  : Tax fraud is likely to be the tip of the iceberg.

@drdrew  International travel requires vaccinations, & has for decades. I had to get them to visit Brazil in 1999, & India in 2015. The USA requires foreign nationals to be vaccinated: I felt fine. Vaccines work. I want to be protected against preventable disease. https:/

@MayorRGiuliani  You were once a US Attorney i @SDNYnewsn  , but were never appointed US Attorney General nor served in that capacity. Why are you misrepresenting your public service?

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Hundreds of people are outside of the @uscapitol  at 9:30 PM. Men, women & children, standing & sharing

“That’s what happens when hometown journalism fades — neighborhood stories don’t get reported until it’s too late, after the deal’s gone down. Most local papers are gasping for life, & if they die it will be their readers who lose the most.” @Carl_Hiaasen 

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