Archive for December 21st, 2020

December 21st, 2020 - 7:14 pm § in Politics

Oregon capitol building besieged by anti-lockdown rioters

When the Oregon legislature convened on Monday, December 21, 2020, for a special session on Covid-19 and wildfire relief, anti-lockdown protesters trying to break into the building by smashing a door, and also assaulted at least one journalist covering the riot. Read story here. Below are videos fro[...]

December 21st, 2020 - 5:04 pm § in Health, Law and Courts, Politics

Covid-19 whistleblower sues Florida for “swatting” her

This article contains news and liberal commentary. A state data scientist who was fired after accusing Florida Gov. Rick DeSantis (in photo, left) — a Republican who has opposed health measures and aggressively pushed for reopening the economy — of covering up the seriousness of the pand[...]

December 21st, 2020 - 4:17 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics

Is Trump dangerous or merely delusional?

     Trump, who outwardly still shows no willingness to give up power, is turning to “a fringe group of advisers peddling increasingly dubious tactics” to thwart Biden’s election victory, “creating a dire situation” making senior officials and people close to him ner[...]

December 21st, 2020 - 12:21 pm § in Health

Vaccines “not a ticket back to normal”

Vaccines won’t mean an immediate return to life as you knew it, a New York Times article (republished in the Seattle Times here) says. Getting vaccinated against Covid-19 will make you safer, and offer some relief from cabin fever, but there will still be “several reasons for staying masked [...]