Archive for February 26th, 2021

February 26th, 2021 - 9:47 pm § in America, Donald Trump, Law and Courts, Misc., Politics

Should a president’s nuclear launch decision be subject to approval?

Several dozen House Democrats, undoubtedly with Trump in mind, want nuclear war to be a committee decision. (Read story here.) They argue that “other officials, including the vice president and speaker of the House, should concur with a launch order before it can be issued.” Stephen Youn[...]

February 26th, 2021 - 5:19 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics

PHOTOGRAPHY: Golden calf

Trump supporters unveiled a golden statue of their messiah at CPAC, instantly prompting comparisons to the biblical golden calf. Read story here. Return to The-Ave.US Home Page[...]

February 26th, 2021 - 1:38 pm § in Politics

What’s at stake if Democrats don’t kill the filibuster

For years now, Republicans have practiced scorched-earth politics. In 2009, when America faced its worst economic crisis since the Great Depression, their goal was not to help newly-elected President Obama save the economy, but make his presidency a failure. Since then, their legislative policy has [...]

February 26th, 2021 - 12:54 pm § in Donald Trump, Law and Courts, Politics

How not to improve a relationship

Richard Michetti of Ridley Park, Pennsylvania, is charged with federal crimes for participating in the January 6, 2021, Capitol riot. During the assault on the Capitol, Michetti (photo, right) texted his girlfriend, “It’s going down here we stormed the building …. Gotta stop the vo[...]

February 26th, 2021 - 12:28 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics

“Three Percenter” truck at Capitol riot traced to GOP rep’s husband

“A pickup truck parked at the United States Capitol and bearing a Three Percenter militia sticker on the day of the Jan. 6 riot belongs to the husband of freshman U.S. Rep. Mary Miller of Illinois, who approvingly quoted Adolf Hitler a day earlier,” the Daily Beast said on Friday, Fe[...]

February 26th, 2021 - 2:13 am § in Foreign Affairs, Russia

North Korean public transportation

You load your luggage and kids on it, then push it. (Read story here.) Return to The-Ave.US Home Page[...]