Daily Archives: February 4, 2021

2021-02-04: News Headlines

Norman Solomon (2021-02-03). Don't Grade Biden on a Curve. counterpunch.org Unless consciously resisted, one of Donald Trump's lasting triumphs will be the establishment of such a low bar that mediocre standards will prevail for his successor. Of course, providing a clear contrast to the atrocious Trump presidency is irrefutably necessary — but it's hardly sufficient. To give high marks merely for excelling in comparison to

Ralph Nader (2021-02-03). The Struggle Inside Senator Mitch McConnell's Brain. commondreams.org Allowing the Trumpian half of his brain to overpower his judgment and vote to acquit Dangerous Donald would spell disaster for the Republican Party (assuming the Democratic Party doesn't go to sleep as it did after Obama's win in 2008). | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/mcconnell_biden_0.jpg

Marwa Osman (2021-02-03). Kurdish Contras Besiege Al-Hasakah—MES EP.92. thealtworld.com The siege imposed by the Kurdish contras known by the name "Syrian Democratic Forces" on the neighborhoods under the control of the Syrian army in the cities of Al-Hasakah and Qamishli continues in light of the escalation of the suffering of the people and the faltering of Russian efforts to find a settlement that ends the siege and restore matters to their previous state. This situation is prompting scores of Syrian residents to walk great distances to bypass the SDF checkpoints especially after one Syrian security officer was killed by the Kurdish Contras in Hasakah city. | To discuss this issue with us from Pe…