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November 19th, 2020 - 6:53 pm § in Misc.

Essay: The real threat to democracy isn’t Trump

America is, of course, a capitalist nation. Everyone knows that, and also that it’s a democracy, albeit an imperfect one. Most people take this state of affairs for granted, and assume it’s permanent. An essay in Harper’s magazine argues that capitalism doesn’t need democracy[...]

November 19th, 2020 - 4:27 pm § in Donald Trump, Law and Courts, Politics

Judges toss more Trump lawsuits

Judges in Arizona, Pennsylvania, and Georgia rejected more election lawsuits by Republicans and the Trump campaign on Thursday, November 19, 2020, CNN reported, adding that “nearly no viable post-election cases remain.” Read story here. In Arizona, a state judge threw out a lawsuit thatÂ[...]

November 19th, 2020 - 3:59 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics

Giuliani’s hilarious hair dye fiasco

On Thursday, November 19, “Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani delivered a rambling monologue meant to reveal evidence for a ‘massive’ vote fraud where he quoted ‘My Cousin Vinny’ and claimed he had ‘hundreds’ of sworn affidavits” blah, blah, blah, the Daily [...]

November 19th, 2020 - 2:38 pm § in America, Biden, Donald Trump, Politics

This is America’s Putin moment

It’s time for Republicans to choose: Are they for freedom or tyranny? “President Donald Trump has invited Republican state lawmakers from Michigan to the White House on Friday” after reaching out to canvassing board members who blocked certifying election results, CNN reported on T[...]

November 19th, 2020 - 1:56 pm § in Science

Bye bye, Arecibo telescope

Engineers have assessed the Arecibo radio telescope in Puerto Rico, completed in 1963, is unrepairable, unsafe, and plans are now being made to demolish it. The structure was damaged and weakened by Hurricane Maria in 2017, and two support cables snapped in August and November 2020, and part of the [...]

November 19th, 2020 - 1:43 pm § in America, Biden, Donald Trump, Foreign Affairs, Israel/Palestine, Politics

Why Pompeo’s provocative visit to a West Bank settlement is a bad idea

Lame-duck U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo toured an Israeli settlement in the Palestinian West Bank on Thursday, November 19, 2020, the BBC reported. It’s the first time a high-level U.S. official has ever done so, and the action is considered provocative. But it’s consistent with Tr[...]

November 19th, 2020 - 12:35 pm § in Law and Courts

Kenosha killer used $1,200 stimulus check to buy AR-15

Teenaged vigilante Kyle Rittenhouse, 17 (mugshot, left), who is awaiting trial for shooting three people in Kenosha, Wisconsin, told the Washington Post he bought the gun “with money from a government stimulus check, using a friend to make the purchase because he is too young to buy a firearm.[...]

November 19th, 2020 - 1:16 am § in Donald Trump, Law and Courts, Politics

The real aim of Trump’s lawsuits

Trump’s baseless lawsuits are getting laughed out of the courts. His allegations of voter fraud collapse under the facts (as in this case). He’s paying big bucks for recounts he can’t possibly win. Why? It’s all part of a coordinated scheme to block or slow election certifica[...]

November 19th, 2020 - 12:48 am § in America, Donald Trump, Politics

Why Trump lost the election

Excerpted from a Time magazine article (read it here): “Few other Presidents in modern history so inflamed the nation.” “Trump’s pride didn’t just precede his fall, it precipitated it. … Trump thought he could wish away a deadly virus. He dismissed his legions of crit[...]

November 19th, 2020 - 12:16 am § in Misc., Politics

This will be Pelosi’s final 2 years as Speaker

House Democrats have voted to give Nancy Pelosi another 2-year term as Speaker, but this will be her last, even if her party retains a majority in the 2022 midterm elections, The Hill reported on Wednesday, November 18, 2020. The Speaker is chosen by the party with a House majority. Read story here.[...]