Published by Miami HeraldA group of American missionaries has been kidnapped on the outskirts of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, allegedly by a notorious gang that was behind the abduction of several Roman Catholic clergy earlier this year. The missionaries, 16 Americans and a Canadian citizen, including several children, were kidnapped Saturday in the community of Ganthier, just east … [Read more...] about 16 American missionaries returning from Haiti orphanage kidnapped by notorious gang
Published by ReutersBEIJING (Reuters) - China tested a nuclear-capable hypersonic missile in August, showing a capability that caught U.S. intelligence by surprise, the Financial Times reported, citing five unnamed sources. The report late on Saturday said the Chinese military launched a rocket carrying a hypersonic glide vehicle that flew through low-orbit space, circling the … [Read more...] about China surprises U.S. with hypersonic missile test, FT reports
Published by NJ.comBy Clifford Kulwin When I disembarked in Madrid on Sept. 2, I was ready to roll up my sleeves. Congregations there and in Barcelona had invited me to spend the Jewish High Holy Day season with them. I knew these communities, but of course, I hadn’t been there since before the onset of the pandemic. Happily, it proved a fun, gratifying and even a moving … [Read more...] about The difference in Spain is stark. People wear masks, no one complains.
Published by ReutersWASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Democratic Senator Joe Manchin from West Virginia slammed fellow lawmaker Bernie Sanders late Friday over his attempts to garner support for President Joe Biden's multi-trillion-dollar spending package in the latest example of infighting among key lawmakers over the plan. Manchin tweeted out his concern over the scope of the … [Read more...] about Joe Manchin slams Bernie Sanders in battle over Biden spending plan
by Elwood Watson He said the quiet part out loud is a phrase commonly used in the Black community when referring to whites and others who reveal their innermost thoughts. Former Las Vegas Raiders head coach Jon Gruden resigned earlier this week after a trove of racist, homophobic, misogynistic and xenophobic emails attributed to him publicly surfaced. Gruden made the … [Read more...] about JON GRUDEN IS JUST THE TIP OF THE NFL’S RACISM PROBLEM
by Carl Golden Alice Roosevelt Longworth, the free-spirited tart tongued daughter of Teddy, once described her president father as someone who “wanted to be the corpse at every funeral, the bride at every wedding and the infant at every christening.” One hundred twelve years after Teddy left the White House, his daughter’s characterization falls on ex-president Donald … [Read more...] about FOR REPUBLICANS, IT REMAINS THE DONALD TRUMP SHOW
Water scarcity, including lack of access to safe drinking water and sanitation, is already causing distress for more than 3.6 billion people across the world even as climate change worsens massive flooding in the Americas, Europe, Japan, China, Iran, Pakistan, India and Africa. The number of people with inadequate access to water could reach more than 5 billion by 2050. … [Read more...] about Water crises are the next looming catastrophe, UN warns
Published by ReutersBy Gerhard Mey and Andrew Couldridge LEIGH-ON-SEA, England (Reuters) -A British lawmaker was stabbed to death on Friday in a church by a man who lunged at him at a meeting with voters from his electoral district, knifing him repeatedly. David Amess, a 69-year-old lawmaker from Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative Party, was attacked at around midday … [Read more...] about British lawmaker murdered in knife attack at meeting in church
Brooklyn Nets basketball player Kyrie Irving is refusing to get vaccinated. For this, his team isn’t allowing him to play. Because New York City has mandated everyone must be vaccinated to go to movies, bars, night clubs, restaurants, concerts, and…basketball games, the original plan was for Irving to only play while on the road with the Nets. Of course, this would also … [Read more...] about KAP AND KYRIE (Cartoon, Column and Video)
Modern vampires like Dracula may be dashing, but they certainly weren’t in the original vampire myths. Archive Photos/ Moviepix via Getty Images Stanley Stepanic, University of Virginia The vampire is a common image in today’s pop culture, and one that takes many forms: from Alucard, the dashing spawn of Dracula in the PlayStation game “Castlevania: … [Read more...] about More ‘disease’ than ‘Dracula’ – how the vampire myth was born
Published by St. Louis Post-DispatchRepublican politicians once defended a “hands-off” approach to local government and entrepreneurship. Local governmental units like school boards knew how best to educate and protect local kids without meddling from distant capitals, went the thinking, just as private businesses knew best how to make their own workplace policies. That’s … [Read more...] about Editorial: The ‘hands-off’ party is ordering schools and businesses to risk lives in the pandemic
Published by ReutersBy Tim Reid LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A group of anti-Trump Republicans on Thursday will endorse a slate of Democratic lawmakers facing tough races in next year's midterm elections, in a bid to stop the Republican Party from retaking control of Congress. The officials, dismayed that most elected Republicans now embrace former President Donald Trump's false … [Read more...] about Anti-Trump Republicans to back vulnerable Democratic lawmakers in 2022 congressional races
Tony Walker, La Trobe University In the midst of a pandemic that has wrenched the world off its axis, Lebanon’s precipitous decline has not received the attention it deserves given the country’s strategic importance. Bordering Syria to its north and east, and Israel to its south, Lebanon occupies a critical space in the Eastern Mediterranean. Its collapse would risk … [Read more...] about Lebanon’s crisis has gone from bad to worse. But is anyone listening?
Jon Gruden said, “I never had a blade of racism in me.” No, Jon Gruden, you have an entire pasture of racism in you and you’re going to need some woke goats unleashed on it to mow it down. Jon Gruden, a Super Bowl-winning head coach in the National Football League is a racist, homophobic, sexist, intolerant bigot. An investigation by The Wall Street Journal (no link … [Read more...] about RACIST RAIDER (Cartoon, Column and Video)
Published by The Bangkok PostChina’s President Xi Jinping promised on Saturday that “The historical task of the complete reunification of the motherland… will definitely be fulfilled.” That was a threat to Taiwan, but a threat without a deadline. However Chinese state media, in the form of the ever-rabid Global Times, warned that war “could be triggered at any time”. On Sunday, … [Read more...] about Will China actually ever invade Taiwan?
Published by NJ.comWASHINGTON — Members of the House on Tuesday pushed through a short-term increase to the nation’s debt limit, ensuring the federal government can continue fully paying its bills into December and temporarily averting an unprecedented default that would have decimated the economy. The $480 billion increase in the country’s borrowing ceiling cleared the Senate … [Read more...] about House approves debt ceiling increase, holding off default
Published by ReutersBy Richard Cowan, Susan Cornwell and Timothy Gardner WASHINGTON (Reuters) -U.S. Congress progressives on Tuesday signaled a new willingness to shrink the cost, but not the scope, of President Joe Biden's multi-trillion-dollar plan to broaden social programs and tackle climate change, as they struggle to reach a deal with party moderates. Centrist Democrats … [Read more...] about Progressives in U.S. Congress open to cutting cost, not scope, of Biden bill
Would a default mean an end to the dollar’s position as the go-to trading currency? AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin Michael Humphries, Touro College Congress has seemingly kicked the debt ceiling deadline down the road – but the threat of a future default still exists. On Oct. 7, 2021, lawmakers in the Senate agreed to extend the government’s ability to … [Read more...] about If the US defaults on debt, expect the dollar to fall – and with it, Americans’ standard of living
Published by AFPNew York (AFP) - Superman fell for a reporter and now his son is doing the same, although this time the superhero's love interest is a man called Jay. DC Comics announced on Monday that the new Superman, who is the son of Clark Kent and Lois Lane, will have a romantic relationship with a male friend. Jon Kent and budding journalist Jay Nakamura struck up a … [Read more...] about Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s the first bisexual Superman