Archive for February 4th, 2021

February 4th, 2021 - 10:01 pm § in America, Donald Trump, Politics, Racism

Republicans, listen up!

You’re not going to have a political party if you don’t straighten up. Less than a month after the Capitol insurrection, “lots and lots of people are leaving the Republican Party.” More than 10,000 Arizonans dropped their Republican affiliation last month. Another 10,000 in [...]

February 4th, 2021 - 9:37 pm § in America, Economics, Schools & Colleges

Biden looking at student debt relief

During the campaign and since, Biden has supported debt relief for student borrowers. There’s a debate going on within his administration about what his authority to act is, without legislation by Congress, and what shape student borrower relief might take. (Read story here.) Right now, itR[...]

February 4th, 2021 - 5:39 pm § in Law and Courts, News Media, Politics

Voting machine company sues conspiracy peddlers

“A voting technology company swept up in baseless conspiracy theories about the 2020 election filed a monster $2.7 billion lawsuit on Thursday against Fox News, some of the network’s star hosts, and pro-Trump attorneys Rudy Giuliani and Sidney Powell, alleging the parties worked in c[...]

February 4th, 2021 - 4:47 pm § in America, Jews, Politics, Racism

Greene: What’s at stake

Vox explains: “Democrats have pushed for consequences for the first-term representative, who has supported or suggested, in no particular order: the QAnon conspiracy theory; Parkland and 9/11 denial; the killing of Democratic leaders; and the idea that 2018 forest fires were started by a Jew[...]

February 4th, 2021 - 12:00 pm § in America, Biden, Business, China, Christianity, Donald Trump, Economics, Environment, Foreign Affairs, Health, Humor, Hypocrisy, Israel/Palestine, Jews, Law and Courts, Misc., News Media, Politics, Racism, Religion, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Schools & Colleges, Science, The Ave Scene, UW

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February 4th, 2021 - 9:59 am § in America, Biden, China, Foreign Affairs

China vs. Taiwan

China has been preparing for decades to invade the island democracy, which it claims as its sovereign territory, and recently has sharply escalated its threats and airspace incursions against Taiwan; with the U.S. preoccupied at home, is conflict brewing? Read story here. Secretary of State Antho[...]