Archive for August 24th, 2021

August 24th, 2021 - 7:24 pm § in Foreign Affairs

Will the Taliban endure?

Andrew Latham, a Canadian academic (c.v. here) who teaches at a Minnesota liberal arts college, doesn’t think so. His argument is the Taliban are a “constellation of factions and tribes, drawn from different ethnic and linguistic groups” that will dissolve in the absence of a commo[...]

August 24th, 2021 - 6:27 pm § in Misc.

Hero drowns saving kids

“A Missouri man died in Lake Michigan on Sunday after helping rescue two children in distress,” USA Today reported on Tuesday, August 24, 2021. Thomas J. Walker, 40, failed to emerge from the water after helping save the boys, who were seen struggling near rocks. He was their uncle. He a[...]

August 24th, 2021 - 6:03 pm § in Jews, Politics

Why Jews vote Democratic

Because this is a Republican. (Details here and here.) Return to The-Ave.US Home Page[...]

August 24th, 2021 - 2:02 pm § in Politics

Republicans continue to peddle election mistrust

“The top Republican in the Pennsylvania state Senate said Monday he would kick off hearings into the results of the 2020 presidential election, the latest Republican-led investigation into an election that President Biden won handily,” The Hill reported on Tuesday, August 24, 2021. Read [...]

August 24th, 2021 - 12:46 pm § in Health

AMA calls for vaccine mandates

The American Medical Association (AMA) is calling on the “public and private sectors” to require people to get vaccinated against COVID-19, arguing making vaccination mandatory is “key to getting control of the pandemic,” The Hill reported on Tuesday, August 24, 2021 (read st[...]

August 24th, 2021 - 12:11 am § in Law and Courts, Politics

Proud Boys leader goes to jail

A judge rejected the prosecutor’s recommendation of 3 months and gave Enrique Tarrio, leader of the violent rightwing Proud Boys group, 5 months in jail on Monday, August 23, 2021. Read story here. Tarrio pleaded guilty to property destruction (viz., burning a Black Lives Matter banner stolen [...]