The Daily Populous

Saturday August 21st, 2021 morning edition

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Despite the GOP’s incessant whinery about “identity politics” and the “race card,” racist dog whistles are part of their political ideology.

It was so wrong, the only way someone could believe such a blatant disregard for facts is if they, too, were racist.

Given their aversion to masks, vaccines and facts, it may be safe to assume that COVID-19 is worse in Republican-led states.

But we wanted to see if states that voted for Trump were experiencing the pandemic differently than states who voted for Joe Biden.

The COVID-19 pandemic hospitalizes and kills residents of MAGA states at twice the rate of states that voted for Joe Biden.

Even worse, people who live in states with Republican governors are experiencing a pandemic that is one-and-a-half times worse than states with Democratic governors.

Republican governors are failing in every imaginable way: The bottom half of every metric is dominated by GOP-led states. »

Capitol Police officer who shot Ashli Babbitt exonerated in internal probe

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The Capitol Police officer who fatally shot Ashli Babbitt outside a door of the U.S. Capitol during the Jan. 6 riot has been formally exonerated after an internal investigation, according to a department memo obtained by NBC News.

Babbitt was one of five people, including a Capitol Police officer, to die as a result of the riot.

Trump previously made the false claim that the officer who shot Babbitt was the "head of security" for a "high-ranking" Democratic member of Congress. »

Activision confirms all its core studios are now working on Call of Duty

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Activision has confirmed that all its core studios are now working on the Call of Duty franchise.

While all of Activision’s core studios are now working on Call of Duty, as first reported by VGC earlier this year, it doesn’t rule out them working on other projects too.

Perhaps in light of the lawsuit, the debut trailer for Call of Duty: Vanguard appeared to distance itself from Activision. »

Could monarchy have saved Afghanistan?

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It defeated King George’s men at Yorktown and saw — and sees — itself as a bulwark against monarchical despotism.

Instead, we found ourselves in a rain-stained, brutalist villa in Oligata, a gated community on one of Rome’s outer hills.

We were there to discover if the old man was interested, or even able, to take up the reins again. »

A Jan. 6 Defendant Could Go To Jail For Streaming

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Jensen had been in jail for months following his arrest in January in connection with the Jan. 6 insurrection.

He’s accused of leading a mob of rioters who chased US Capitol Police Officer Eugene Goodman through the Capitol and of carrying a knife in his pocket at the time.

Jensen was a self-described follower of the QAnon collective delusion, a fact that the government focused on in arguing to keep him behind bars. »