PROGRESSIVE POLITICAL COMMENTARY: “Vote Textbook Douchebag and Save America!” / The Young Turks / Jimmy Dore, Nomiki Konst, and Michael Traceyh ☮

“Bryce Reeves, one of three Republican candidates for lieutenant governor, has released a TV ad that depicts two cowled and head-scarved “terrorists” who frighten a suburban mother and her two children.

The ad, titled “Safety,” portrays terrorists, wearing camouflage jackets and carrying black bags, dashing to a vehicle as the mother — in a driveway across the street — drops a bag of groceries and then comforts the children. “This is the America Obama left behind,” Reeves, a state senator from Spotsylvania, says in a voice-over. “Terrorists living here. FBI investigating ISIS nationwide. Frightening families.” Reeves, then facing the camera, introduces himself and says he “helped pass anti-terrorism legislation here in Virginia.”

PROGRESSIVE INDEPENDENT JOURNALISM: “Rev. William Barber Brings Down the House at DNC Forum” / TYT Politics / Nomiki Konst ☮

At the Democratic National Committee, Nomiki Konst speaks with Rev. Dr. William Barber about bringing the party together.