Archive for April 22nd, 2021

April 22nd, 2021 - 10:59 pm § in Donald Trump

PHOTOGRAPHY: Trump’s Library (as it exists now)

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April 22nd, 2021 - 10:36 pm § in Misc.

Is this climbers’ club getting too politically correct?

The American Alpine Club, one of America’s oldest (founded in 1902) and largest (24,000+ members) organizations devoted to the climbing sports (read about them here; their website is here), is launching an initiative it refers to as “rethinking” route names, which apparently was se[...]

April 22nd, 2021 - 7:41 pm § in Biden, Economics, Politics

The GOP’s infrastructure counteroffer

Biden’s $2 trillion “infrastructure” proposal includes things like “care for elderly and disabled people.” Republicans would limit it to roads and bridges, airports, ports, broadband, etc. costing a fourth of that. Here’s their complete list: $299 billion for roa[...]

April 22nd, 2021 - 2:30 pm § in Law and Courts

Chauvin juror says pulmonary expert was key witness

     “An alternate juror in Derek Chauvin’s trial told reporters Thursday that Dr. Martin Tobin, the soft-spoken doctor who explained how George Floyd died, convinced her of the former police officer’s guilt,” CNN reported on April 22, 2021 (read story here).      Lisa [...]

April 22nd, 2021 - 1:05 pm § in Law and Courts, Racism

Did the cop really have to kill Ma’Khia Bryant?

“Did Ma’Khia Bryant need to die yesterday?” Columbus, Ohio, mayor Andrew Ginther, who is white, asked about the police shooting on April 21, 2021, of a black teenager about to stab another teen with a knife. Both the teens were black girls. The cop who shot Bryant 4 times is white.[...]

April 22nd, 2021 - 12:16 pm § in America, Politics

The GOP’s goofy arguments against D.C. statehood

The House passed a D.C. statehood bill (again) on Thursday, April 22, 2021, without a single Republican vote (read story here), but there’s no way it’ll pass in the Senate unless the filibuster is done away with (and even then, it’s not clear every Democratic senator is on board), [...]

April 22nd, 2021 - 11:44 am § in America, Biden, Foreign Affairs, Russia

Biden to recognize Armenian genocide

Biden “is expected to formally recognize the massacre of Armenians by the Ottoman Empire during and after World War I as an act of genocide,” Reuters reported on Wednesday, April 21, 2021 (read story here), noting this is “likely to infuriate Turkey and further strain already fraye[...]

April 22nd, 2021 - 10:34 am § in UW

UW Med/MPH student wins Soros Fellowship

Congratulations to Naomi Tweyo Nkinsi (photo, left), UW graduate and UW MD/MPH student, awardee of a 2021 Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans. Read story here. For background information about the fellowships, go here. (Written by Barbara Schwartz, edited and posted by Roger Rabbit) [...]