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The president of the National Education Association says schools need federal guidance in order to reopen safely.

By JOSH ISRAEL 

The president of the National Education Association said Donald Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell are standing in the way of safely reopening public schools.

"There's a way to do this right and there's the way Donald Trump is saying to do it, which puts people in danger," Lily Eskelsen García said in a phone interview on Thursday.

Aaron Smith obtained a copy of the classified 2020 Threat Assessment Guide from the DOJ. It’s pretty simple, and they’ve obviously been following it. Click here to see the cartoon and the latest posts on Foward Kentucky

A Senate impasse over a widely backed bill to designate lynching as a federal hate crime boiled over on Thursday in an emotional debate cast against a backdrop of widespread protests over police treatment of African Americans.

Raw feelings were evident as Sen. Rand Paul — who is single-handedly holding up the bill despite letting it pass last year — sought changes to the legislation as a condition of allowing it to pass.

Thanks to Bill Londrigan for sending us this.

By HAROLD MEYERSON

Joe Biden and his campaign are waging a determined campaign to demonstrate he knows that a page has been turned—that the restorative, incremental presidency he promised as a primary candidate is no longer capable of dealing with the crises the nation now encounters. I expect Biden will soon be quoting Lincoln’s annual message to Congress of 1862:

The National Day of Action, which had been planned for June 3, has been reset for Wednesday, June 17. Details will follow.

 

By BERRY CRAIG

AFT Local 1360

I get a ton of emails from candidates wanting money. I just got my first one seeking cash, but not for a campaign war chest.  

By BERRY CRAIG

AFT Local 1360

"Riots only intensify white fear while relieving their guilt,” Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. said in Louisville in 1967.

“But riots don't help Negroes. We talk about 'burn, baby, burn,' but Whitey is not in the burning ghettoes--the Negro is. We should be talking 'build, baby, build' and 'vote, baby, vote.'"