"The chuckleheads in Charlottesville aren't soldiers of free speech, or American values, or the preservation of their white history, whatever that even means. They are lousy domestic terrorists. They aren't trying to 'unite the right.' They are slow-thinking and disenfranchised whites looking for a cause with almost flop-sweat desperation, punks with torches, famous now in the easiest possible way in America. For being stupid."
"Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko said he would not tolerate further protests, which have spread in the former Soviet republic as a financial crisis worsens."
"Donald Trump recently caused anger and raised fears of major social unrest by scheduling his first public campaign rally since the coronavirus pandemic broke out for 19 June, which is the date when Juneteenth is celebrated and how the day got its nickname. Trump told WSJ that neither he nor any of his staff seemed to know the meaning of the holiday before furor over Tulsa rally. Trump has told an interviewer that he was informed about the Juneteenth holiday that commemorates the ending of slavery in the US by one of his own Secret Service agents, who is black."
"Juneteenth; June 19th, 2020... on this day, Greenwood, the site of the Tulsa Massacre, in 1921, felt alive, important, and participatory rather than ignored. Dispatch by Victor Luckerson, photographs by Derico M. Green, for The New Yorker."
"We write under a deep sense of responsibility. The fate of our country is suspended on the events of a few short months. By virtue of prompt, earnest, faithful efforts, we may be redeemed from a fate worse than death, and our country may be blessed with peace and free government. If we sleep, or if we meanly and ignobly refuse to listen to the calls of our struggling, bleeding land, we may plunge into a yawning abyss of degradation, ruin and misery, and fall like the darkened star to rise no more."