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Mark Riley: The Intersection of Politics and Culture

Jun 28, 2021

Derek Chauvin’s sentencing, 22.5 years with the possibility of parole in 2035; Given the usual ‘turn-a-blind-eye’ approach to cops who kill unjustly, this was as close to justice as I could have expected. The family of George Floyd has publicly proclaimed the sentence satisfactory. Matt Gaetz (R-Fl), a tool and an idiot or whatever other negative term you wish to use. He was recently defending himself against allegations he passed around pictures of naked women on the floor of the House, and allegedly had sex with a 17-year-old girl. Now he’s pushing back the Chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Mark Milley, and Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin regarding a military budget slugfest on Critical Race Theory. Rudy Giuliani, now stripped of his law license, and nearly 900 employees of the US Secret Service have contracted COVID-19!