The Daily Populous

Saturday June 19th, 2021 night edition

image for The Republican Party has turned fascist – it is now the most dangerous threat in the world

His presidency showed many of the characteristics of a fascist dictatorship, except the crucial one of automatic re-election.

Two strategies, though never entirely absent from Republican behaviour in the past, have become far more central to their approach.

This is the systematic Republican takeover of the electoral machinery that oversees elections and makes sure that they are fair.

The Republican Party across the country is replacing or intimidating them so they are giving up their jobs or are being forced from their posts.

Republican officials who refused to say that Trump won the election are being removed by their party.

Nullification of elections is only the latest step in the Republican Party’s strange voyage towards becoming a genuine fascist party.

The old slave states became the strongholds of the Republican Party which had once freed the slaves and defeated the Confederacy. »

‘Potentially the worst drought in 1,200 years’: scientists on the scorching US heatwave

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Among the 40 million Americans enduring the triple-digit temperatures are scientists who study droughts and the climate.

So right now is a really important time for scientists to communicate with the public that climate change is here, and climate action matters.

Whatever people believe in, they know it’s really hot, and the climate is changing – and they don’t like that. »

UK's Conservatives suffer defeat in 'blue wall' seat

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LONDON (AP) — In a surprising result, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative Party has been easily defeated in a special election for a seat that it has held for decades.

Sarah Green, the Liberal Democrat candidate, picked up around 57% of the vote and won a seat the Conservatives have held since it was created in 1974.

“This Conservative Party has taken people across the country for granted for far too long,” Green said Friday. »

Rhode Island Makes Financial Literacy A Required Class For All High School Students

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Forget high school financial literacy for a moment–– adult financial literacy in America is shockingly low.

Personal finance classes at Tolman High School are preparing students to be financially responsible adults as they make their way in the world.

Bottom Line: The success of teaching students how to manage money and balance their household finances has Rhode Island to pass a bill requiring the class for all high schoolers in the state. »