Archive for December 12th, 2020

December 12th, 2020 - 9:22 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics

How ballots are actually counted

The news media describe GOP attacks on ballot counting in key swing states as “baseless,” but how do you know? Without going into the mechanics of the process, there are several ways: Trump’s lawsuits — over 50 of them — have all been rejected by the courts. He hasnR[...]

December 12th, 2020 - 8:50 pm § in Misc.

PHOTO OF THE DAY: Hitchhiker

A man climbed over the Las Vegas airport’s perimeter fence, walked onto the tarmac, and climbed up on the wing of an Alaska Airlines 737 about to depart for Portland, Oregon, on Saturday, December 12, 2020. Read story here. He presumably wanted a free ride. Return to The-Ave.US Home Page[...]

December 12th, 2020 - 8:26 pm § in America, Law and Courts, Politics

Where the push for electoral college reform stands now

The electoral vote system has long been criticized, and polls show a majority of Americans support reforming the system to ensure the popular vote winner wins the presidency. That consistently happened from 1888 through 1996, then in 2000 and again in 2016, the popular vote losers squeaked into off[...]

December 12th, 2020 - 7:22 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics

1 person shot in Olympia protests; 4 stabbed and 2 cops injured in Washington D.C. protests

Pro- and anti-Trump protesters clashed violently in Olympia, Washington, on Saturday, December 12, 2020, for a second weekend. A person was shot and a suspect arrested during the day of scuffles and fights between rival protesters armed with guns and clubs in the state capital. “Police declare[...]

December 12th, 2020 - 8:34 am § in Misc.

Happy Hannukah . the miracle of the cell phone

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December 12th, 2020 - 3:35 am § in America, Donald Trump, Economics, Environment, Foreign Affairs, Health, Law and Courts, Politics

By the numbers: Quantifying Trump’s presidency

From Atlantic magazine (read original article here): More than a quarter of a million Americans have died from COVID-19 so far; 2.3 million Americans lost their health insurance before the pandemic, and millions more during the pandemic. Trump pulled the U.S. out of 13 international organizations, a[...]