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September 21st, 2020 - 6:18 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics

What Democrats should do if they win

This article is a liberal op-ed. These are my own ideas, and this is a first draft, so it’s bound to be incomplete and may contain some errors. I can edit my postings on this blog, and frequently do, so the contents of my essays can (and often do) evolve over time. This essay assumes […[...]


September 8th, 2020 - 12:38 am § in Politics

2020 Debate Schedule

Biden vs. Trump Sep. 29, 2020, 9:00 PM – 10:30 PM (ET) Oct. 15, 2020, 9:00 PM – 10:30 PM (ET) Oct. 22, 2020, 9:00 PM – 10:30 PM (ET) Harris vs. Pence Oct. 7, 2020, 9:00 PM – 10:30 PM (ET)  [...]


September 7th, 2020 - 1:28 pm § in Politics

How to keep your ballot from being rejected

Advice from NBC News: Vote early, by mail or in person Know your state’s mail-in deadlines (check them here) Don’t mess with your signature Check your registration status and polling place Don’t vote twice, and beware of misinformation Find your state’s registration deadline [...]


September 7th, 2020 - 8:26 am § in Misc.

Put a 55¢ stamp on your ballot!

If you want your vote to count … … mail it First Class. Don’t trust the Postal Service to deliver it on time at the prepaid bulk rate. They probably won’t. Putting a stamp on your ballot envelope will get it treated as First Class mail, which it then is, which may speed up de[...]


August 28th, 2020 - 3:40 pm § in Misc.

In memory of Dr. Steve Schwartz, creator of this blog

Professor Stephen M. Schwartz, M.D., Ph.D., the founder and proprietor of The-Ave.US, has passed away from COVID-19. Read local press coverage here and here. Steve joined the University of Washington Medical School’s faculty in 1967 and had taught there since 1974. He was world-famous in the f[...]


August 28th, 2020 - 3:39 pm § in Misc.

A Tribute to Dr. Steve Schwartz, “Renaissance Man and Friend”

By Gary Kinslow I am lucky and proud to count this titan, this uber-renaissance man as a friend. He and Barb had recently moved up from a Tollycraft 34 foot trawler to a 43 foot cockpit motor yacht and they were looking forward to a future of cruising where ever the bow pointed. He prosyletized [&he[...]


August 28th, 2020 - 3:38 pm § in Misc.

Commenting Policy

Comments on this blog don’t post until someone clicks on an “Approved” button. Until Steve’s death, he moderated comments; now, that task falls on me. When comments go into the moderation queue, I get an email notification, but I don’t always check that email account ev[...]


August 28th, 2020 - 3:37 pm § in Misc.

Contributors Wanted

With Steve’s passing, I’m editing his blog, except for some items he post-dated, which post by themselves. There are 112 more of these coming, mostly this year and next year. If you would like to be a contributor, use the “Comments” box to this posting as an “article dr[...]


March 18th, 2020 - 1:00 pm § in Misc.

Selected Movie & Article Links

Below are links to a sampling of our best, most interesting, infuriating, or just plain funny movies, articles, and essays. Selections for this list are entirely arbitrary. Feel free to make suggestions! The-Ave.US has over 18,500 postings, so this isn’t an index. MOVIE SHORTS Daisy and Cooper[...]


December 31st, 2019 - 2:08 pm § in Politics

Featured Article From Archives: Biden said he’d appoint Obama to the Supreme Court

While campaigning in Iowa this weekend, Joe Biden told an audience he would nominate Barack Obama for the Supreme Court, if Obama was willing to serve in that capacity. Personally, I like the idea. Vote Democrat and get President Biden and Justice Obama. Vote Republican and you’re stuck with T[...]


September 21st, 2020 - 9:09 pm § in Misc.

Florida to criminalize protesting

This article contains news with sarcastic liberal commentary. “Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis released a sweeping set of proposals … that would dramatically crack down on people who attend protests that turn violent or disorderly by threatening them with a mix of felonies and increased jail t[...]


September 21st, 2020 - 9:52 am § in Misc.

THE-Ave Challenge: What is it?

A. Tablets of Jewish Law found in Martian cave. B. Debris from destruction of Seattle Viaduct C. Original foundation of the White House D. Oldest known concrete E. Stones from King David’s palace[...]


September 21st, 2020 - 2:51 am § in Misc.

“The backlash will be fierce”

This article is liberal commentary. The Republican argument for replacing Ruth Bader Ginsburg with a Trump appointee — which is fair if he’s reelected, but not otherwise — is that the Constitution allows it. But the fact you can do something doesn’t mean you should do it or t[...]


September 20th, 2020 - 9:18 pm § in Misc.

World War 2 kills two more

     A Brit and Aussie mapping World War 2 ordnance on Guadalcanal were killed on Sunday, September 20, 2020, CNN reported. Read story here and here.      They were members of a survey team that verifies the locations of unexploded bombs reported by locals and turns that information over to po[...]


September 20th, 2020 - 3:35 pm § in Racism

Should cops who randomly arrest people be arrested for kidnapping?

This article contains news and liberal commentary. In Aurora, Colorado, anti-police protesters (and who is for Aurora cops?) “could face years in prison over what critics say are trumped-up charges,” stemming from “a July 3 protest in which a crowd of 600 surrounded an Aurora polic[...]


September 20th, 2020 - 2:12 pm § in Donald Trump, Health, Humor

EPA approves Pine-Sol as Covid-19 disinfectant

But not instantly. You’ve gotta wait 10 minutes. “Pine-Sol’s original cleaner has been approved by the Environmental Protection Agency … [to] kill the coronavirus on frequently used surfaces,” CNN reported on Sunday, September 20, 2020, but added, “the company sai[...]


September 20th, 2020 - 1:42 pm § in Politics

Is Loren Culp a human sacrifice?

This article contains biting liberal commentary. Not literally. But in politics, the term “human sacrifice” is often applied to unserious candidates who not only have no chance of winning, but no chance of making a respectable showing. They’re typically nominated as ballot filler i[...]