America has been here before but this time it is weak
- A few weeks later, America is in crisis – torn apart by demonstrations against racism, riots, looting and burning buildings; an explosion of anger over police brutality; and a political system put under severe strain by a dysfunctional presidency.
- However, it acted more as an accelerant for a Black Lives Matter movement that had been protesting about police brutality in America for six years, and a three-month-old COVID-19 crisis that had exposed deep flaws in the US health system – plus, of course, a dysfunctional American presidency.
- Going back more than half a century, but staying in Minnesota, it was at the height of the anti-Vietnam War demonstrations in America that Eugene McCarthy, a Democratic Party senator from Minnesota, announced that he would run for the US presidency on an anti-Vietnam War platform.
- Meanwhile, Hubert Humphrey, Lyndon Johnson’s vice-president, a former senator from Minnesota and a one-time mayor of Minneapolis, won the Democratic Party nomination amid chaotic scenes at the Chicago convention.
GOP's pandering to racism has to stop
- One that is tangential at best, and belies the underlying truth that the party has created a political reality wherein without giving refuge to racists, it wouldn't stand a chance at electoral success in what became Republican strongholds in the South, as a result of the adoption and continued implementation of this strategy.
- Whitewashing the transgressions of Trumpism, and the complicity of the Republican Party in it, is a conscious, deliberate decision to join the ranks of the modern-day "Lost Cause" (a theory that Southern states adopted to show themselves as heroic, while denying that slavery was a central part of the Civil War's conflict) as co-conspirators.
- They will no longer go unnoticed or be granted grace in their enabling of Trump and his band of deplorables who are dishonoring the legacy of Lincoln, working overtime to exacerbate and exploit -- not bridge and heal -- the racial and cultural divide in this country at the expense of American lives for political power.
Live or virtual conventions? Texas parties may preview national split
- Meanwhile, the state Republican Party is steaming ahead with plans for a completely in-person convention in Houston in July that will not require the wearing of masks, according to Texas GOP Chairman James Dickey.
- The contrasting approaches may foreshadow the differences approaching as national Democrats openly consider whether to move their Milwaukee convention partly or entirely online and President Donald Trump pushes North Carolina officials to allow him to host his Charlotte renomination convention without any requirements for mask-wearing or reduced attendance.
- Trump told North Carolina's Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper last Friday that he would not reduce the size of the event or accept requirements for mask-wearing; over the weekend, the Republican National Committee wrote state officials that the convention would require hotels and restaurants, which are now restricted in the state's graduated reopening plan, operating at full capacity.
Apple fixes bug that could have given hackers unauthorized access to user accounts
- Sign in with Apple—a privacy-enhancing tool that lets users log into third-party apps without revealing their email addresses—just fixed a bug that made it possible for attackers to gain unauthorized access to those same accounts.
- Faced with a mandate that many third-party iOS and iPadOS apps offer the option to sign in with Apple, a host of high-profile services entrusted with huge amounts of sensitive user data use adopted it.
- Instead of using a social media account or email address, filling out Web forms, and choosing an account-specific password, iPhone and iPad users can tap an button and sign in with Face ID, Touch ID, or a device passcode.
- The bug opened users to the possibility their third-party accounts would be completely hijacked.
- The sign-in service, which works similarly to the OAuth 2.0 standard, logs in users by using either a JWT—short for JSON Web Token—or a code generated by an Apple server.
Person who attended Lake of the Ozarks Memorial Day gathering tests positive for coronavirus
- Video from that weekend shows partiers crowded together in a pool at Backwater Jacks Bar and Grill in Osage Beach on Saturday, according to Scott Pasmore, an anchor for CNN affiliate KTVK, who shot the footage.
- The partier went to Backwater Jacks between approximately 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. local time and again shortly before 10 p.m. local, according to health officials.
- Backwater Jacks: between approximately 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Shady Gators and Lazy Gators Pool: 5:40 p.m.-9 p.m. Backwater Jacks: 9:40 p.m.-10 p.m. Buffalo Wild Wings: 1 p.m.-2 p.m. Shady Gators: around 2:30 p.m. until around 6:30-7 p.m. The bar posted on Facebook that this was its launch of summer party called "Zero Ducks Given Pool Party" -- the third annual event.
- Adam Kirk lives in Osage Beach, Missouri, and shot a time-lapse drone video that shows the amount of boat traffic on the Lake of the Ozarks that Saturday at 4:30 p.m.