No electricity when it's hot or cold. Hundreds died. Sky-high electricity bills for Texans still suffering from Abbott's bad decisions during Covid (which Texas isn't done with.)

Greg Abbott: Best I can do is gun stuff.

Requiring a permit and proper training seems like a good idea and this seems like a bad, bad, bad idea.

Texas governor signs bill allowing concealed handguns without permit-
reuters.com/world/us/texas-gov

This is the correct response.

In situations like this, we need the federal government to intervene and provide funds to allow this research to continue. Another pandemic without treatment will cost trillions and who knows how many million lives. Investing a few billion in the next few years could stop it. 

Biden administration to invest $3.2 billion for Covid-19 antiviral pills
nbcnews.com/news/amp/ncna12711

‘The biggest terrorism-related threat is, in fact, domestic terrorists’ — Sec. Alejandro Mayorkas opens up about the U.S.’ first-ever national strategy on combating domestic terror in a conversation with NowThis

[:tw: tweets.newsbots.eu/nowthisnews#bot]

@TonyStark If conservatives and Republicans were serious about limiting abortion, they’d fund sex ed, birth control, and lobby for family assistance. They don’t.

@TonyStark

The pandemic is not over in the United States, nor can it end so long as covid-19 rages across the globe. The strongest evidence of the global pandemic’s influence on Americans lives recently arrived on our shores, the Delta Variant of the virus. It is a profoundly concerning threat.

#GetVaccinated #VaccinesSaveLives #VaccinesWork

@TonyStark It would be great if people could not actually wait until something bad happens to them personally to care about it, but I think this man for speaking up and I hope his message will save others. #GetVaccinated

2 other news headlines yesterday in the New York Times and AP:

•"People hospitalized with COVID-19 now have one overwhelming thing in common. They're not vaccinated."
•"Many Post-Covid Patients Are Experiencing New Medical Problems, Study Finds"

It amazes me that so many people are afraid to get the vaccine because of uncertainty about the "long term effects of the vaccine" (unfounded) but are willing to gamble on the what's becoming known, long term effects of a Covid infection. And this article and the others show there are plenty of reasons to be concerned about the long-term impacts of a Covid infection.

Don't be this man. If you're not or still need a second shot, get a Covid vaccine. #GetVaccinated #VaccinesSaveLives #VaccinesWork

Texas man who declined COVID-19 vaccine speaks out after undergoing double lung transplant-
abcnews.go.com/Health/texas-ma

It's "Write Your Legislator Wednesday"!
Carbon fee and dividend; also called a tax (but without the caps lock key). These are fees that are returned to citizens directly so they can decide whether to offset higher gas prices or put up solar panels or whatever.

citizensclimatelobby.org/write

The Justice Department must be depoliticized. Pandemics must be depoliticized. Legal voter access to democratic participation must be depoliticized. Historically accurate approaches to talking about systemic racism must be depoliticized. Access to healthcare must be depoliticized. 

There is only one party who is politicizing everything they can while doing absolutely zero to help the American people right now. That party, the Republican Party, must be defeated in every election possible.

Nothing is more urgent or important now than to protect the rule of law, the integrity of elections, and the democratic process in this country. 

Opinion | Adam Schiff: The Justice Department must be depoliticized-
washingtonpost.com/opinions/20

I find it stunning, frustrating, and infuriating that there are still Americans who have access to a vaccine but simply refuse to get it.

I think about those in other parts of the world without our resources who are begging for the vaccine but can't yet get it.

Please, please get it if you haven't.

NYTimes: U.S. Nears 600,000 Virus Deaths Despite Progress From Vaccines: nyti.ms/3goFNCu

#ClimateChange is accelerating despite the pandemic.

"Back to normal" puts us back on the path to climate catastrophe.

The data is in: The pandemic did nothing to slow #ClimateChange.

#ClimateCrisis

vox.com/22522791/climate-emiss

@ClintBarton

I watched a lot of this vote. Thomas Massie (R-Ky.), said he opposed it because of its wording.

“I think it was a mob, but I don't think it was an insurrection,” he said.

Oh, Rep. Massie- it was both.

Sign up here to send postcards to swing voters across the country. This is a big campaign that will make a difference.

They’ll send you everything you need but the stamps. They're reminding voters to make sure they are registered and ready to vote.

Voters who receive handwritten postcards are significantly more likely to vote. We proved it in 2020. You’ll be reaching voters in states with critical elections in 2021 and 2022. 2021 and 2022 elections are as important as 2020 was.
#SaveDemocracyWritePostcards 2/4

Postcards to Swing States - Progressive Turnout Project-
turnoutpac.org/postcards/

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Education is the key to a decent country. A decent state in our case.

It's the same story every day. Democrats want to fix the country. Republicans want it to stay broken. #VoteBlue #Pennsylvania

Pa. Dems want to use stimulus funds to fix crumbling schools -
whyy.org/articles/10-3-billion

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