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Agenda for Biden’s first 10 days

  • Rescind Trump’s Muslim immigration ban
  • Speed efforts to reunite separated childen
  • Propose comprehensive immigration reform
  • Propose criminal justice reform
  • Rejoin Paris climate accord
  • Push for $1.9 trillion of Covid-19 relief
  • Expand Covid-19 testing
  • Mandate masks on federal property and in interstate travel
  • Extend student loan payment forebearance
  • Extend eviction and foreclosure moratoriums

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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[...]

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 Apollo 11 Countd[...]

January 16th, 2021 - 5:54 pm § in Donald Trump, Economics, Politics, Racism

It’s NOT the economy, stupid!

Trump’s diehard supporters, some of whom are affluent doctors, lawyers, cops, firefighters, teachers, and other professionals, are motivated by “anxiety over race and social standing, not economic distress,” according to this article. Return to The-Ave.US Home Page[...]

January 16th, 2021 - 2:31 pm § in Biden, Law and Courts, Politics

Man with gun arrested while trying to get through D.C. checkpoint with fake inauguration credentials

Police arrested Wesley Allen Beeler of Front Royal, Virginia, at a checkpoint a mile north of the Capitol Building around 6:30 p.m Friday night (EST) as he tried “as he tried to make his way through security checkpoints in downtown D.C.,” the Daily Mail and USA Today reported on Saturday[...]

January 16th, 2021 - 1:48 pm § in Biden, Law and Courts, Politics

David Neiwert: Where the far right may go from here

The following is excerpted from an interview with Huffington Post published on Saturday, January 16, 2021 (here). David Neiwert (bio here) is a freelance journalism specializing in far right extremism. “The thing that I’ve been most assiduously tracking for the last 20 years is the … m[...]

January 16th, 2021 - 1:14 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics

The car accident that didn’t happen

Suppose I came to you and said, “You just hit my car. The repairs will cost $3,000. Pay me.” You’re bewildered. You didn’t hit my car. You look at my car, and don’t see any dents, dings, or scratches. There’s nothing wrong with it. But then you notice my glazed ey[...]

January 15th, 2021 - 11:48 am § in Donald Trump, Law and Courts, Politics

The smiling terrorist next door

He looks ordinary. He could be your neighbor. But he’s nuts, armed, and wants you dead. Cleveland Grover Meredith Jr. (photo, left), owner of an Atlanta car wash business, may be such a person. His words and actions certainly portray him that way. He didn’t participate in the January 6, [...]

January 15th, 2021 - 12:40 am § in Politics

GOP Rep live-tweeted Pelosi’s whereabouts to rioters

“A Republican congresswoman who supports QAnon had her account locked by Twitter this week after she live-tweeted House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s location during last week’s deadly Capitol Hill insurrection,” Crooks and Liars reported on Thursday, January 14, 2021 . “Rep. [...]

January 14th, 2021 - 8:42 pm § in Donald Trump, Law and Courts, Politics

Support your local police?

   From CNN, Thursday, January 14, 2021:    “As DC Metropolitan Police Officer Michael Fanone lay on the ground at the US Capitol building, stunned and injured, he knew a group of rioters were stripping him of his gear. They grabbed spare ammunition, ripped the police radio off his chest a[...]

January 14th, 2021 - 5:24 pm § in Donald Trump, Humor, Politics

Death of Capitol rioter busted up a threesome

The MAGA terrorist shot dead by Capitol Police last Wednesday and her husband were members of a “throuple,” the U.K.-based tabloid Daily Mail claims. I’m posting this story in keeping with The-Ave.US‘s new editorial ambition of seeking to acquire a reputation as a trashy supe[...]