The Daily Populous

Saturday April 2nd, 2022 morning edition

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Ginni Thomas regularly met with Donald Trump while he was president, often providing him lists of people whom he should fire and hire — one of which the White House suspected of being a foreign spy.

The meetings between Trump and Thomas didn’t exactly leave the former president in a good mood, according to the Daily Beast.

“We all knew that within minutes after Ginni left her meeting with the president, he would start yelling about firing people for being disloyal,” a former senior Trump administration official told the outlet.

“When Ginni Thomas showed up, you knew your day was wrecked.”.

Thomas’ hiring memos were not taken seriously by Trump aides.

Thomas, who attended the Jan. 6 Stop the Steal rally, has also railed against the danger that “transsexual fascists” pose to America.

Some, she may have suspected, were in the Trump administration. »

Ghislaine Maxwell's sex trafficking conviction upheld as US judge refuses retrial

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Ghislaine Maxwell's sex trafficking conviction has been upheld by a US judge.

The 60-year-old Briton was convicted in December of helping late financier and convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein to sexually abuse teenage girls.

Epstein, who counted politicians and business leaders among his friends, killed himself in a Manhattan prison cell in 2019, while awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges. »

House passes bill to federally decriminalize marijuana

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(CNN) The House has voted with a slim bipartisan majority to federally decriminalize marijuana.

Republicans Tom McClintock of California, Brian Mast and Matt Gaetz, both of Florida, joined the majority of Democrats in supporting the bill, while Democrats Henry Cuellar of Texas and Chris Pappas of New Hampshire voted against.

The bill also expunges the record of people convicted of non-violent cannabis offenses, which House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer said, "can haunt people of color and impact the trajectory of their lives and career indefinitely.". »

Ivermectin worthless against COVID in largest clinical trial to date

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The double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trial was primarily designed to test if ivermectin could reduce the need for hospitalization among 1,358 COVID-19 patients at high risk of severe disease.

Ivermectin did not, according to the international team of researchers behind the trial, dubbed TOGETHER.

Ivermectin worthless against COVID in largest clinical trial to date. »

A Country of Their Own

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That is why it is all the more important for liberals not to give up on the idea of the nation.

They should recognize that in truth, nothing makes the universalism of liberalism incompatible with a world of nation-states.

The theory behind liberalism has great difficulties drawing clear boundaries around communities and explaining what is owed to people inside and outside those boundaries. »