February 25th, 2023 - 9:49 pm § in Misc.

Welcome to Steve’s blog

Dr. Steve Schwartz, a University of Washington medical researcher, created this blog to discuss campus issues, and it soon expanded to a wide range of subjects. Although he’s no longer with us, a longtime contributor still posts articles which readers may find informative, interesting, or simply entertaining. Use the search term “hand” to find this page on the internet.

Comments aren’t posting because the editor is dead.

Republicans accused Biden of bribery.

A GOP senator admitted they

don’t care if it’s false.

Read story here

But Somebody else does:

“Thou shalt not bear false witness” — God



Read story here

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

In memory of Dr. Steve Schwartz, who created 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[...]

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. The-Ave.US has over 21,000 postings, so this isn’t an index. ANIMATED VIDEOS Oh Sheep! (6:36 min., genre: animated short [...]

June 3rd, 2023 - 9:21 pm § in Politics

Don’t blame him for Boebert

Wallace Stanfield Lane, aka Stan Lane (photo, left), is off the hook. New DNA testing conclusively proves that Lane, a former pro wrestler (bio here), is not Lauren Boebert’s father (see story here). He did have a fling with Boebert’s mom around that time, and she pursued him for child s[...]

June 2nd, 2023 - 10:26 pm § in Politics, Republicans, Schools & Colleges

If you pass a law against climate change, it’ll happen anyway

State Sen. Jerry Cirino (photo, left; profile here), an Ohio Republican, is sponsoring a bill that “designates climate policy as a ‘controversial belief or policy.’” On a purely abstract plane, a climate “belief or policy” could be controversial if, say, it posits tha[...]

June 2nd, 2023 - 6:43 pm § in Donald Trump, News Media

How CNN lost its way

For decades, CNN was a preeminent news source, notable for 24-hour, round-the-clock coverage — the network that never went to bed. Launched in 1980 by Ted Turner, the cable network’s nonstop news show was especially prominent during the 1990 Gulf War, when CNN was still independent. Its [...]

June 2nd, 2023 - 12:12 pm § in Politics, Republicans

Arrested for raising bail money for protesters

Three Georgia activists were arrested by a heavily-armed SWAT team and charged with financial crimes for soliciting donations to a bail fund for protesters against a controversial cop training facility (see story here). “The Georgia Bureau of Investigation announced its agents and Atlanta poli[...]

June 2nd, 2023 - 4:01 am § in Law and Courts

Guns are changing American life

An entire generation of American kids are growing up in fear of being gunned down in their classrooms, or shot at a shopping mall. The NRA likes to say, “An armed society is a polite society,” but the data say otherwise. Guns are now the leading cause of death of Americans under age 19 ([...]

June 2nd, 2023 - 2:29 am § in Misc.

Yellowstone isn’t a petting zoo

How stupid can people be? A downside of phone cameras and social media is people trying to get eye-catching videos. In the process, they’re falling off cliffs and getting gored by wild animals. The “Yellowstone” series captured this idiocy in a scene here which, while fiction, is r[...]

June 1st, 2023 - 6:56 pm § in Biden, Politics, Republicans

Biden and the sandbag

Republicans want you to believe Biden is too old for another term. That’s doubtful, but even if true, isn’t a good enough reason to elect any Republican presently in the field. Amusingly, Republicans who question Biden’s mental faculties are complaining he outsmarted them in debt c[...]

June 1st, 2023 - 2:18 am § in Democrats, Donald Trump, Economics, Politics, Republicans

The debt ceiling is a fake crisis

Wall Street never believed the U.S. would default; Congress isn’t that crazy. But somebody could miscalculate. The 2023 debt ceiling crisis will be a squeaker. The House passed the compromise that Speaker McCarthy and President Biden spent weeks negotiating; the Senate still must do so. It pr[...]