5 Things: Pandemic trauma, weird Secret Service conspiracy, LGBTQ+ rights, Ketanji Brown Jackson, & Russia

In today’s 5 Things, we’re talking about trauma caused by the ongoing pandemic, some kind of weird conspiracy possibly aimed at the Secret Service(?), the ongoing GOP attack against LGBTQ+ people, Judge Jackson getting confirmed to the SCotUS, and a poll on how Americans feel about Russia these days.

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Absolutely gorgeous day today, practically summer weather out there. Here’s a quick peek at the news.

  1. NPR: People are developing trauma-like symptoms as the pandemic wears on – This is not even a little surprising. I dunno if it qualifies as PTSD, but the pandemic is definitely fucking everyone up.
  2. AP: US: 2 posed as agents, gave gifts to Secret Service officers – The more we learn about this story, the weirder it gets.
  3. NBC News: A Texas teacher faces losing her job after fighting for gay pride symbols in school – Just another example of the evil shit the GOP is doing to the LGBTQ+ community.
  4. Washington Post: Senate confirms Jackson as first Black woman on Supreme Court – Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson has been confirmed for the SCotUS.
  5. Pew Research Center: Seven-in-Ten Americans Now See Russia as an Enemy – Great. Now if we could just get 70% of Congress to see Russia as an enemy…

Author: JavaElemental ☕

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