Georgia Still Full of Racist ‘Christians’

“I have black friends, I hired black people. But when it comes to all this stuff you see on TV, when you see blacks and whites together, it makes my blood boil because that’s just not the way a Christian is supposed to live.”

— Councilman Jim Cleveland defending “the mayor of Hoschton, a nearly all-white community 50 miles northeast of Atlanta, [who] allegedly withheld a job candidate from consideration for city administrator because he was black,” the Atlanta Journal Constitution reports. Mayor Theresa Kenerly told a member of the City Council she pulled the resume of Keith Henry from a packet of four finalists “because he is black, and the city isn’t ready for this.”

If Capitalism Isn’t Working, Why Save It?

“Capitalism is the only economic system that can support a strong middle class, a growing economy, and innovative entrepreneurs leading global technological advancements. Yet for too many Americans, capitalism simply isn’t working.”

— Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper (D, writing in the Wall Street Journal that he is running for president “to save capitalism.”

Slight Majority Favors Ditching Electoral College

53%

A new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll finds that “53% of Americans support a move to a popular vote, while 43% believe the country should continue to elect its presidents using the Electoral College. … But an overwhelming 78% of those who voted for Hillary Clinton in 2016 believe the country should adopt a national popular vote… And an equally overwhelming 74% of those who voted for Donald Trump say the existing system should stay in place.”

A Million Species Face Extinction — Thanks, Humans!

1 million

Washington Post: “Up to 1 million plant and animal species are on the verge of extinction, with devastating implications for human survival, according to a United Nations report released Monday. … The report’s findings underscore the conclusions of numerous scientific studies that say human activity is wreaking havoc on the wild kingdom, threatening the existence of everything from giant whales to small flowers and insects that are almost impossible to see with the naked eye.”

Democracy Alliance Plans $100 Million Spend

$100 million

“The country’s most powerful liberal donor club is reshaping its spending for the 2020 election, playing down longtime relationships with groups in Washington and instead preparing to pour $100 million into key states to help defeat President Trump,” Politico reports. “The group, the Democracy Alliance, wants to fund everything from programs combating social media disinformation to candidate training sessions leading up to the election and the next round of redistricting.”