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September 26th, 2020 - 9:08 pm § in Donald Trump, Schools & Colleges

Harvard prof says, “Trump isn’t a dictator, he only plays one on TV”

Michael Sandel, a Rhodes Scholar with a Ph.D. from Oxford, teaches a course called “Justice,” possibly the most popular in the school’s history. He says we should be outraged by Trump’s antics, but he’s only living inside our heads, to wit: “He isn’t a dicta[...]

September 26th, 2020 - 8:46 pm § in Environment, Misc.

“Hillbilly Brigade” of amateur firefighters saves Oregon town

State fire officials call it “a miracle.” When Molalla, Oregon, was threatened by a huge wildlife, the state and federal agencies could spare no resources to help the local fire department of 13 firefighters and 33 volunteers. It looked hopeless. Then the cavalry arrived. More than 1,200[...]

September 26th, 2020 - 6:06 pm § in Misc.

Own goal: A GOP lawsuit invalidated those 9 Pennsylvania military ballots

From Raw Story (read article here): “Here’s what appears to have happened, and we’re going to bullet point this so it’s easy to follow. The ballots were discarded by a temporary, or ‘contract’ worker assigned to sort the mail who appears to have been following direction. The [...]

September 26th, 2020 - 5:20 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics, Racism

Proud Boys Portland rally fizzles in the rain

A Proud Boys rally held in Portland, Oregon, on Saturday, September 26, 2020, attracted “numbers far below what they’d projected, and then began to disperse after less than two hours,” Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB) reported (here). The group expected 20,000 but only 200 showed u[...]

September 26th, 2020 - 4:12 pm § in Donald Trump, Misc., Politics

The most admired man isn’t Trump

YouGov, a British market research and data analytics company, conducts annual polls to find out who people around the world admire the most, and that person is not Donald Trump. What a shock. Actually, not. In fact, even Putin ranks higher than he does. In the male category, the top dog, in the #1 [...]

September 26th, 2020 - 12:41 pm § in Law and Courts

Amy Comey Barrett is too radical for the Supreme Court

She believes: Guns: Not letting convicted felons have guns is unconstitutional. Immigrants:  Making green card holders ineligible for permanent status if they apply for any type of public assistance is “reasonable.” She wrote: Abortion: A dissent objecting to a previous decision on an i[...]

September 26th, 2020 - 12:01 pm § in Politics, Racism

Law and order comes to Portland

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown is sending state troopers to Portland and creating a unified command structure among the various state and local law enforcement agencies who will be policing a Proud Boys demonstration on Saturday, September 26, 2020, at which thousands of armed rightwing vigilantes may show [...]

September 26th, 2020 - 2:15 am § in Donald Trump, Politics

Is Trump backing down on peaceful transition?

Hard to say. The Daily Mail, a rightwing U.K.-based tabloid, says, “The president was forced to affirm there would be a peaceful transition of power if Joe Biden wins in November after refusing to answer a direct question on the matter earlier this week during a White House press conference[...]

September 26th, 2020 - 2:12 am § in Racism

Gun collection

This is what police took from white supremacist Christopher Straub, who wounded a deputy before being killed in a shootout in Templeton, California, on Thursday, September 24, 2020. Read story here. Return to The-Ave.US Home Page[...]