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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) on Sunday evening released a statement announcing she has received a positive coronavirus test and is symptomatic. AOC is fully vaccinated, including having received her booster shot.

Ocasio-Cortez, among the best-know House Democratic lawmakers in the progressive caucus, traveled to Florida last week. Florida, under the leadership of far right wing Republican Governor Ron DeSantis, has a nearly vertical line in its recent cases graph:

The Miami Herald reported Friday the state broke its all-time record in COVID-19 cases.

“It was the second time in eight days that Florida reported the largest single-day increase in COVID cases.”

Reprinted with permission from AlterNet

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Chief Justice John Roberts

The House Select Committee hearings are swaying political independents and centrists to reject the power-grabbing tactics used by Donald Trump and his Republican enablers to overturn the 2020 presidential election, according to several polls and surveys of battleground state voters released on Thursday, June 30.

“Vast majorities of the American people are paying attention, and they are deeply concerned,” said Leslie Dach, co-chair of Defend Democracy Project, an advocacy group dedicated to the principle that voters determine the outcome of elections. “They believe that a crime has been committed. They want accountability in the courts and at the ballot box. And they hold not just President Trump responsible, but they hold his allies and Republicans responsible for what happened.”

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Jeff Danziger lives in New York City. He is represented by CWS Syndicate and the Washington Post Writers Group. He is the recipient of the Herblock Prize and the Thomas Nast (Landau) Prize. He served in the US Army in Vietnam and was awarded the Bronze Star and the Air Medal. He has published eleven books of cartoons, a novel and a memoir. Visit him at DanzigerCartoons.

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