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Conservative’s hypocrisy is well documented. What goes for them doesn’t apply to those they disagree with. It’s why Donald Trump can accuse others of being sex offenders while talking about “grabbing them by the pussy” and endorsing pedophiles. For example, look at how conservatives treat Supreme Court rulings. If the court rules gay marriages should be legal, makes abortion … [Read more...] about THE NOT-GUILTY CLUB (Cartoon, Column and Video)
Published by Al-ArabySouth African scientists have discovered a new Covid-19 variant, Omicron, with multiple mutations that is thought to be highly contagious. The World Health Organization has designated it a variant of concern and many countries are racing to try and contain it, banning flights from southern Africa. Scientists are working round-the-clock to dissect the … [Read more...] about What do we know about the new Covid variant Omicron?
Published by AFPThe Hague (AFP) - A new, heavily mutated Covid-19 variant spread across the globe on Sunday, shutting borders, renewing curbs, and sparking fears for the fight against the nearly two-year-old coronavirus pandemic. Dubbed Omicron, the strain has cast doubt on global efforts to battle the pandemic because of fears that it is highly infectious, forcing countries to … [Read more...] about New Covid variant shuts borders across the globe
Voices in the conservative ecosystem would like you to believe that President Biden's travel ban, justified as a way to slow the arrival of the Omicron variant, is just like President Trump's African immigration ban in 2020. And that they're being two-faced as a result. The measures aren't the same. The conservative claim is both disingenuous and intellectually dishonest. … [Read more...] about Conservatives are being hypocritical about African COVID-related travel ban
A ‘Let’s Go Brandon’ flag waves near the U.S. Capitol ahead of a House vote on the infrastructure bill. Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images Roger J. Kreuz, University of Memphis During an interview with NASCAR driver Brandon Brown on Oct. 2, 2021, NBC sportscaster Kelli Stavast made a curious observation. She reported that Talladega … [Read more...] about ‘Let’s Go Brandon’ and the linguistic jiujitsu of American politics
Published by AFPSchiphol (Netherlands) (AFP) - Fears mounted Saturday that a highly-infectious new coronavirus strain was pushing its way into Europe as the world brought the shutters down to contain the new Omicron variant. Britain confirmed its first two infections and suspected new cases emerged in Germany and the Czech Republic, while Dutch authorities quarantined 61 … [Read more...] about World races to contain new Covid variant
Published by NJ.comNEW YORK — Stephen Sondheim, the songwriter who reshaped the American musical theater in the second half of the 20th century with his intelligent, intricately rhymed lyrics, his use of evocative melodies and his willingness to tackle unusual subjects, has died. He was 91. Sondheim’s death was announced by Rick Miramontez, president of DKC/O&M. Sondheim’s … [Read more...] about Famed musical theater master Stephen Sondheim dies at 91
Published by The Philadelphia InquirerAs the Vietnam War started to look like a hopeless quagmire in 1966, a Vermont senator named George Aiken famously suggested that America could save its troops by simply declaring victory and coming home — regardless of the actual situation on the ground. Aiken passed away in 1984, but his spirit seems to be guiding America’s COVID-19 … [Read more...] about Will Bunch: Wake up, America! COVID cases are spiking again. Would it kill you to wear a mask?
Published by ReutersLONDON (Reuters) - Britain said on Friday that a newly identified coronavirus variant spreading in South Africa was of huge concern and was considered by scientists to be the most significant one yet found as it could make vaccines less effective. The UK Health Security Agency said that the variant - called B.1.1.529 - has a spike protein that was … [Read more...] about Britain says new South Africa COVID-19 variant is the most significant and troubling yet found
Is it “sorta, kinda moon in a sorta, kinda orbit around Earth…[a] quasi-moon…an artifact of the actual moon…a quasi-satellite…”? Could it be an asteroid, a co-orbital asteroid? These are the “sorta” terms that have been used for the past five years when discussing quasi-satellite (469219), provisionally designated 2016 HO3. Discovered at the Haleakala Observatory in … [Read more...] about Up in the sky! Look! It’s an asteroid! It’s a satellite! It’s sorta, kinda moon!
by Tom Purcell I love pumpkin pie — but not just any pumpkin pie. It has to be my mother’s pumpkin pie, made with her unique thick and dry crust, and it has to be enjoyed only on Thanksgiving Day. It’s a Purcell family tradition, after all, and tradition is the reason Thanksgiving is my favorite American holiday. The very first recorded Thanksgiving occurred in … [Read more...] about A TRADITION TO BE THANKFUL FOR
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Sometimes, a trial by jury will produce evidence that is lacking in media stories about whomever is put on trial. Such was the case in the trial of Kyle Rittenhouse, as a NPR story explains. Trial by media convinced plenty of Americans that Rittenhouse was guilty of murder. Thus, those Americans became sad and angry when Rittenhouse was acquitted. Such is not the case in the … [Read more...] about Ahmaud Arbery Case: Verdict Will Satisfy Many Americans
Published by ReutersBy Julia Harte and Uday Sampath Kumar (Reuters) -A Nordstrom department store in a Los Angeles mall on Monday night became the latest target in a string of "smash-and-grab" robberies that have hit luxury retailers in California and Illinois as the holiday shopping season approaches. The Los Angeles Police Department said it had taken three suspects into … [Read more...] about As holidays near, ‘smash-and-grab’ robbers hit U.S. retailers
My observations about the current state of the Maryland Republican Gubernatorial primary... For the record, I like all three candidates (four if your include Michael Steele) and they each have pluses and minuses so I am weighing each of them and watching their platforms. Alphabetically... Dan Cox - ideologically I align with this candidate the most. Cox does not care … [Read more...] about Previewing Maryland’s Republican Gubernatorial Primary
Published by ReutersBy Mark Trevelyan (Reuters) -Russian troop movements near Ukraine have drawn concern from Kyiv and the United States that it might be considering attacking its neighbour. Here is a look at some of the questions that raises. WHAT ARE THE TWO SIDES SAYING ABOUT THE RISK OF CONFLICT? Russia denies threatening anyone and says it can deploy its troops on its own … [Read more...] about What is the risk of a war between Russia and Ukraine?
Published by ReutersBy Michael Kahn PRAGUE (Reuters) - Hollywood flocked to central Europe during the pandemic when film producers there were allowed to keep the cameras rolling, making the region an irresistible draw for streaming giants captivated by castles and tax breaks. Now, though, some production companies may have bitten off more than they can chew as the region, one … [Read more...] about Lights, camera.. anyone? Film studios can’t get the crew