Archive for March 23rd, 2021

March 23rd, 2021 - 9:25 pm § in Foreign Affairs

Is Australia’s parliament a whorehouse?

Sure sounds like it. “This week a whistleblower alleged that Coalition staffers were swapping videos of themselves engaging in sex acts in Parliament House, including on the desk of a female Coalition MP … [and] claimed that the building’s prayer room was often used for sex and sex wor[...]

March 23rd, 2021 - 8:48 pm § in Law and Courts

The cost of an unconstitutional law

“Louisiana’s taxpayers could be forced to pay nearly $9 million in legal expenses after the state’s failed effort to enforce a 2014 abortion law … nearly identical to a Texas abortion regulation … struck down by [the Supreme Court] in 2016,” CBS News reported on T[...]

March 23rd, 2021 - 6:42 pm § in Misc.

Biden grants relief to defrauded student borrowers

President Biden will grant relief to defrauded student borrowers denied by Betsy DeVos, Trump’s billionaire education secretary. DeVos scrooged on debt relief, and even that existed only on paper, because she held up hundreds of thousands of relief applications for years. The students were mis[...]

March 23rd, 2021 - 4:49 pm § in Law and Courts

“I hope and pray we never have a mass shooting in Boulder”

So spoke Boulder city attorney Tom Carr in 2018, when he drafted a municipal ordinance banning assault weapons from the Colorado city of over 100,000 residents. “With some exceptions, the 2018 ordinance largely banned the possession of assault weapons within city limits, describing them as [...]

March 23rd, 2021 - 4:31 pm § in America, China, Foreign Affairs

China’s up to more no good in the South China Sea

China’s ongoing efforts to seize the South China Sea tend to fly under the radar because they’re piecemeal, incremental, and low-key. But their cumulative effect over time has major impact. The upshot is that China ignores international law and other nations’ rights, and asserts ra[...]

March 23rd, 2021 - 12:01 am § in Biden, Donald Trump, Law and Courts, Politics

Trump lawyer’s libel defense: “I tell such big whoppers no reasonable person would believe me”

Sidney Powell, a Trump campaign lawyer, is being sued by a voting machine company for defamation. After Trump lost, Powell (photo, left) claimed Dominion Voting systems’s voting machines stole the election for Biden. The election wasn’t stolen, there’s no evidence backing up her cl[...]