Archive for October 16th, 2020

October 16th, 2020 - 9:39 pm § in Donald Trump, News Media, Politics

New York Times asks voters to “end our national crisis”

The Case Against Donald Trump BY THE EDITORIAL BOARD The Editorial Board is a group of opinion journalists whose views are informed by expertise, research, debate and certain longstanding values. It is separate from the newsroom. THE VERDICT Donald Trump’s re-election campaign poses the greatest t[...]

October 16th, 2020 - 8:58 pm § in Donald Trump, Hypocrisy, Politics

The GOP’s drop-box hypocrisy

This article contains news and liberal commentary. California Republicans are picking a fight with state officials over ad hoc, unofficial, homemade ballot drop boxes they’ve installed at party offices, churches, and other locations. Read the latest update here. The unofficial boxes are limite[...]

October 16th, 2020 - 7:54 pm § in Law and Courts

Did he really get life for stealing hedge clippers?

This article contains news and commentary. Fair Wayne Bryant, 63, was sentenced to life without parole in 1997 after being convicted of stealing “hedge clippers from a residential garage.” Despite imposing that sentence, Louisiana has decided to parole him, after 23 years in prison for t[...]

October 16th, 2020 - 6:01 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics

BBC: 5 Ways Trump Can Win

Read story here for more details. I’ve put my impressions in the parentheses. Another October surprise (the first one fell flat) The polls are wrong (not because the polls are way off, but because many votes won’t be counted) A debate turnaround (Trump becomes calm and Biden comes unglue[...]

October 16th, 2020 - 5:46 pm § in Environment, Misc., Science

Photography: Tree hugger

Read story here. Shop the book here (it’s a fun, blood-curdling, read). Return to The-Ave.US Home Page[...]

October 16th, 2020 - 2:53 pm § in Donald Trump, News Media, Politics, Russia

“Hunter Biden emails” probably are Russian disinformation

A clumsy smear attempt against Joe Biden is falling apart just 24 hours later. The New York Post ran a cover story on Thursday, October 14, 2020, alleging that Biden’s son, Hunter, dropped off three damaged laptop computers at an obscure computer shop miles from his home, never returned for th[...]