From the Carter Center: Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter, a passionate champion of mental health, caregiving, and women’s rights, passed away Sunday, Nov. 19, at 2:10 p.m. at her home in Plains, Georgia, at the age of 96. She died peacefully, with family by her side. Mrs. Carter was married for 77 years to Jimmy Carter, the 39th president of the United States and the … [Read more...] about Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter Passes Away at Age 96
For the first time, a small team of international relief officials was able to enter the beleaguered Al-Shifa Hospital in northern Gaza for an hour-long visit on Saturday with Israeli permission. “A joint UN humanitarian assessment team led by WHO accessed Al-Shifa Hospital in northern Gaza to assess the situation on the ground and conduct a rapid situational analysis, … [Read more...] about Gaza’s Al-Shifa hospital is “a death zone” says WHO-led team after visit.
Researchers "risk paying too little attention" to Twitter ("X") as it "rapidly changes into something new and frightening." On Wednesday, Elon Musk endorsed an antisemitic tweet (screenshot). The fallout from that endorsement (“the actual truth”) has been swift and brutal, financially. The warning appeared in Nature earlier in November, accompanying an article that … [Read more...] about Advertisers flee Twitter after Musk endorses antisemitic tweet, algorithmic manipulation
My first thought when I saw Oklahoma Republican Senator Markwayne Mullins challenging a witness to a physical fight was, “This guy’s a United States senator?” Even from Oklahoma, a senator should act like a senator. What’s going on with Republicans in Congress anyway? Over on the House side where Republicans are in control, former Speaker Kevin McCarthy was accused by fellow … [Read more...] about REPUBLICAN FACE PUNCH (CARTOON, COLUMN AND VIDEO)
by Donald H. Harrison I hope that Israel is successful wiping out Hamas as a military and a political force. Thereafter, I hope that Israel will not let the situation stagnate but will build upon its victory by fostering in Gaza humanitarian aid and beneficial governance. Whereas violence can harden a survivor’s heart, kindness can soften it. If Israel demonstrably … [Read more...] about After the Israel-Hamas War, Efforts at Reconciliation Must be Launched
Published by ReutersBy Sheila Dang and David Shepardson (Reuters) - TikTok will prohibit content that promotes Osama bin Laden's 2002 letter detailing the former al Qaeda leader's justifications for attacks against Americans, the short-form video app said on Thursday. Discussions of the 20-year-old letter have spread on the platform this week in the context of debate over the … [Read more...] about TikTok to prohibit videos promoting bin Laden’s ‘Letter to America’
by Laurie Baron Debates traditionally provide the opportunity for candidates to puff up their public reputations. This year the Republican Presidential Debates have deflated their stature. This partly stems from Donald Trump sucking up all the oxygen in the news cycle, but also from his opponents pathetically trying to be Trump without the baggage and conveniently … [Read more...] about The Republican Deflate
Published by Radar Online (CA)Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav reportedly ordered then-CNN CEO Chris Licht to get rid of Don Lemon – before blaming Licht for Lemon’s ouster during a breakfast with the fired host, RadarOnline.com has learned. In a shocking development to come months after Lemon was abruptly fired from CNN in April, new details have emerged regarding the … [Read more...] about CNN Exec David Zaslav Secretly Orchestrated Don Lemon’s Ouster From Network — Then Blamed CEO Chris Licht During Breakfast With Fired Host: Report
The exterior of Shifa hospital in Gaza City is seen on Nov. 10, 2023, amid ongoing battles between Israel and Hamas near the facility. AFP via Getty Images Benjamin Jensen, American University School of International Service The Israeli military said on Nov. 15, 2023 that it had found weapons and a Hamas command center at Shifa Hospital in Gaza City, … [Read more...] about Hamas isn’t the first military group to hide behind civilians as a way to wage war
UPDATE: The Associated Press is reporting that Chinese President Xi Jinping gestured, during a dinner speech in San Francisco on Wednesday, that China intends to send new pandas to the U.S., perhaps to San Diego. Calling pandas “envoys of friendship between the Chinese and American peoples,” Xi said according to the AP: We are ready to continue our cooperation … [Read more...] about Updated: ‘Panda Diplomacy’ – An Endangered Species?
Unhealthy eating habits and food production systems that damage the environment and worsen harmful climate change are costing the world at least $10 trillion a year and disasters are causing $123 billion annually in lost earnings, the world’s leading food agency said. A unique new 154-country study by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is the first to … [Read more...] about Unhealthy eating habits and poor agrifood systems cause global losses of $10 trillion yearly, UN says.
Published November 13, 2023 | Updated November 15, 2023 With your help, your love and your vote we will put America first, and today especially, in honor of our great veterans on Veteran's Day, we pledge to you that we will root out the communists, Marxists, fascists and the radical left thugs that live like vermin within the confines of our country, that lie and steal and … [Read more...] about Updated: Trump channels hate, Hitler in Veteran’s Day speech: tells supporters those others are “vermin.”
The South Carolina Daily Gazette, which debuted November 14, is the 37th state news publication affiliated with the States Newsroom. The goal: "free, high-quality, nonpartisan reporting on the important issues affecting the Palmetto State." The news reports are free not only to readers but to other media outlets, editor Seanna Adcox made clear in her … [Read more...] about South Carolina is the latest States Newsroom affiliate
It seems like only yesterday when a pompous Trump descended the golden Trump Tower escalator and characteristically proclaimed his presidential ambitions with a lie and a slur. “Wow. Woah. That is some group of people. Thousands!”, Trump told the dozens of onlookers, some of them paid $50 to attend the event. He soon followed this by accusing Mexican migrants of “… … [Read more...] about What a Difference ‘a Day’ Makes in Politics
U.S. Speaker of the House Mike Johnson arrives for a GOP meeting at the Capitol on Nov. 7, 2023. Drew Angerer/Getty Images Howard Manly, The Conversation Once again, federal budget negotiations are down to the last minute, and once again, GOP hardliners are in the middle of what might turn into a gridlock. Current government funding expires on … [Read more...] about As yet another deadline looms, a divided US House stumbles closer to a federal shutdown: 5 essential reads
Age is being increasingly injected into politics. It’s a valid issue as aging may make people less vigorous, and cognitive function declines in a large percentage of older people. But the physical and cognitive losses are not universal or uniform across the population. And there are individuals who have what is called a “large cognitive reserve” who function quite well from an … [Read more...] about Aging and Politics
The World Health Organization (WHO) has brought a sliver of positive news in these awful times of Hamas terrorism, Russia’s unprovoked war on Ukraine and China’s increasing military assertiveness in the Taiwan Straits and South China Sea. The total number of TB-related deaths, including those among people with HIV, stood at 1.3 million in 2022, down from 1.4 million the year … [Read more...] about WHO: Writing the final chapter in the story of TB, the world’s deadliest infection
Mike Peters is recognized as one of our nation’s most prominent cartoon artists for his outstanding work as both a political and comic strip cartoonist. His favorite expression “WHAT A HOOT” certainly sums up his outlook on his life and work which are inexorably entwined. Mike’s warm, easygoing and zany demeanor is evidence that his personality matches his creative talents. As … [Read more...] about The GOP’S DILEMMA (GUEST CARTOON BY MIKE PETERS)
Published by Raw Story (CA)In a debate between Democratic and Republican strategists on CNN, the Dems speculated that Donald Trump can't cut it in the debates, and that's why he's not participating. During the 2016 election, Trump participated in every debate, even when it was clear he could win the Republican nomination. This time around, he hasn't appeared in any. Another … [Read more...] about Trump isn’t in debates because handlers know he doesn’t have stamina: Dem strategist
by Carl Golden Former vice president Mike Pence was the first domino to fall, drawing increased focus and pressure on the remaining single-digit candidates for the Republican presidential nomination to confront the harsh reality that victory will not be theirs. In the Real Clear Politics polling average, Pence, at 3.4 percent, held fifth place but showed no movement. His … [Read more...] about MORE REPUBLICAN CANDIDATES NEED TO FOLLOW PENCE’S LEAD