The Daily Populous

Thursday September 24th, 2020 evening edition

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Navy Adm. Samuel Locklear, now retired, speaks at the Pentagon in 2014.

The retired top brass signed the letter backing Biden along with nearly 300 other former national security officials and diplomats.

Abbot served as commander of the U.S. Sixth Fleet and commander of Naval Striking and Support Forces in Southern Europe, and he later became Bush's acting homeland security adviser.

Retired Navy Vice Adm. PGardner Howe speaks in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., on March 10.

"Over the past four years, I've seen what is a clear manipulation of our military to serve his personal needs," Abbot said.

In the 2016 election, dozens of former Republican senior national security officials came out against Trump and became known as "Never Trump" Republicans.

Many were blacklisted for jobs in the Trump administration for having signed the letters. »

‘District 9’: The Sci-Fi Thriller That Became an Oscar Anomaly

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We also see this with the genre of films typically either nominated or expected for a nomination.

Yet somehow, the surprise Oscar success of Neil Blomkamp’s alien sci-fi thriller, District 9, is still something equally fascinating and baffling.

Blomkamp’s alien thriller eases us in by watching sudden home evictions and militarized forces shooting aliens with little-to-no provocation. »

Democratic regression in comparative perspective: scope, methods, and causes

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Gradually, some of these illiberal democracies became liberal and the ratio gradually improved to about 60% in 2006, when the democratic recession began.

Since then, the increasingly prominent and now dominant trend has been – choose your preferred term – democratic backsliding, erosion, or regression.

But, to quote Karl Marx, while domestic actors “make their own history, … they do not make it as they please.” »

Investigation launched after black barrister mistaken for defendant three times in a day

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The head of the courts service in England and Wales has apologised to a black barrister after she was stopped and mistaken for a defendant three times in one day at court.

She is the author of In Black And White, which highlights the problem of racism in the courts.

Wilson said that she was “absolutely exhausted” after what had happened and that “a light needs to be shone on this”. »

'The Whole Damn System Is Guilty as Hell': Protests Erupt Nationwide After No Officers Charged for Killing Breonna Taylor

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The three officers fired a total of 32 shots in Taylor's apartment, according to investigators.

"The whole damn system is guilty as hell," demonstrators in Milwaukee chanted as they marched down Interstate 94, temporarily blocking traffic.

Trump later tweeted support for two police officers who were shot and wounded during demonstrations in Louisville late Wednesday. »