All they wanted was to help George Floyd

Republicans are not listening or hearing any of the Impeachement Trial

Most — not all — of the Republican Party is not paying attention to the dramatic impeachment trial of Donald Trump. The GOP Senators are to be jurors in this trial; instead some of them chose not to listen or look at any of the prosecution’s presentations, which was very powerful and emotional. Some, including Lindsey Graham and Ted Cruz, are even assisting the defense.

The blinders they are wearing are Trump blinders. They are blocking their own ears. These GOP members who are not going to convict Trump are only looking out for their own re-election and they have…

She helps us see our trauma and the injustice of “just move on”

I was moved as I listened and watched AOC talk about the January 6th attack on the Capitol. She was in the Capitol that day, of course, and felt in danger for her life. AOC created a video wherein she talks about that day and how it felt. She also shares with us that she is the survivor of sexual assault, but yet says anyone who experienced trauma would understand the terror, and the horrific reverberations of that day. She explains the painful words of many (mostly) white Republican men in the Senate who say, “just move on,” as if…

Many of them are out to squash it

In all my years watching our world, I have never seen anything like what we are witnessing with the Republican Party. So many of them would rather step on the truth for their own ambitions. In our Senate, all but five Republicans are chosing to ignore the complicit actions of the former president in the Capitol siege on January 6th. Some republicans— specifically Oregon State GOP members — are even spreading lies about the siege, trying to convince others that the siege was instigated by democrats to discredit Trump.

My dear Uncle…

Do I dare hope it will continue?

Three of these are paraphrased headlines. Biden is making it so that transgender folks can enlist in the military, he is working on getting lots more money to solve climate change, and the Biden dogs have arrived at the White House finally. All great news! I just added two extra ones to show that even mundane news is good news….and not that this is mundane, but I heard that the Bidens might get a cat.

Dare I hope for this to continue? I know there are horrible things happening — one out of…

It’s a relief to not have to focus on a hateful man anymore

Illustrations: Liza Donnelly

The past two weeks have been emotional and frightening. Between the violent insurrection on the nation’s capital and the threats seeking to undermine the election results, there were plenty of reasons to fear whether the United States would see a peaceful transition of power. But today was joyous. It was a celebration of our democracy and its strength as Joe Biden was sworn in as president. And it was truly a historic event, with Kamala Harris becoming the first woman —not to mention the first woman of color —to serve as vice president.

And take your heavy hate with you

Today is the last day of Donald Trump’s Presidency. I hope I never have to draw him again. He and his hate — which includes his racism, misogyny, homophobia and xenophobia — can walk away into the sunset. Never, ever to return.

I know I may sound naive, but it is more true that I am a hopeful person. The hate that he embodies and has encouraged in others will continue, I know, but it is our responsibility to find it and get it gone. …

Army Veteran, Capitol Policeman Eugene Goodman

There is so much about the assault on the US Capitol that we don’t yet know. But one story that has surfaced in the last 24 hours highlights the incredible danger of that day for our Democracy. The unruly mob came within moments of being near the Vice President and lawmakers. Had it not been for the actions of one policeman at that moment, who led the mob away from the Senate floor, the mob would have been in contact with lawmakers, many of whom had not yet been evacuated. …

Liza Donnelly

Visual journalist/writer for New Yorker, New York Times, CBS News, CNN. TED, SXSW speaker. Looking to change world w humor.

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