The Daily Populous

Monday February 17th, 2020 evening edition

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When Barr initiated a second, largely redundant investigation of the FBI Russia probe in May, denominated it criminal, and made clear that he is personally involved in carrying it out, many eyebrows were raised.

But worst of all have been the events of the past week.

More generally, it appears that Barr has recently identified a group of lawyers whom he trusts and put them in place to oversee and second-guess the work of the department’s career attorneys on a broader range of cases.

And there is no comfort from any of this in Barr’s recent protests about the president’s tweeting.

Bad as they are, these examples are more symptoms than causes of Barr’s unfitness for office.

Indeed, given our national faith and trust in a rule of law no one can subvert, it is not too strong to say that Bill Barr is un-American.

As Richard Nixon later told David Frost, he believed that “when the President does it, that means it is not illegal.” »

RCMP mistakes stroke victim for drunk, leaving him half-paralyzed in jail cell for hours, lawsuit says

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Officers put the Crossfield, Alta., man in a jail cell for more than 18 hours — virtually ignoring his deteriorating condition as he suffered a massive stroke, according to a lawsuit.

DISTURBING VIDEO: Key moments from Ruel's time in a jail cell that show, according to the lawsuit, the Alberta man was virtually ignored by police while having a stroke.

On July 16, 2015, Ruel suffered a small "disorienting event," according to the lawsuit, likely an initial stroke, causing him to slur his speech and be confused. »

Low unemployment isn’t worth much if the jobs barely pay

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In a recent analysis, we found that 53 million workers ages 18 to 64—or 44% of all workers—earn barely enough to live on.

The jobs that pay low wages would not disappear.

What kinds of jobs are we generating, do they pay enough to live on, and to whom are they available?. »