Archive for September 15th, 2021

September 15th, 2021 - 8:43 pm § in Foreign Affairs

Americans don’t understand the Taliban

Taliban leaders had a massive brawl after disagreeing over which of them did the most to boot the US out of Afghanistan, report says Two factions in the Taliban leadership fought each other late last week, the BBC said. They disagreed over who did the most to kick out the US, and who should get [&he[...]

September 15th, 2021 - 4:50 pm § in America, Biden, China, Foreign Affairs

U.S., U.K. working to arm Australia with nuclear subs

The United States and United Kingdom are working together to provide Australia with nuclear-powered submarines, CNN reported on Wednesday, September 15, 2021 (read story here). Australia has a small navy, with fewer than 20 large combat ships, which includes 6 diesel-powered submarines (details here[...]

September 15th, 2021 - 12:36 pm § in Law and Courts

Who would guess America’s worst police department is racially biased?

For some time now, I’ve nominated Aurora, Colorado, as the U.S. city having the worst police. Many factors contribute to awful policing, such as systemic racism, excessive force and gratuitous violence against (often innocent) citizens, frequent civil rights and constitutional rights violation[...]

September 15th, 2021 - 12:54 am § in Law and Courts

How bad police squander tax dollars

“The city of Philadelphia will pay $2 million to a Black woman who was pulled from a car, beaten by officers and had her toddler used for social media fodder by the police union,” NBC News reported on Tuesday, September 14, 2021. (Read story here.) “Nursing aide Rickia Young was he[...]

September 15th, 2021 - 12:05 am § in Donald Trump, Politics

Woodward book: Pence wavered on certifying election, Quayle told him he had to

Another of the bombshells in “Peril,” a new book by Washington Post reporters Bob Woodward (of Watergate fame) and Robert Costa, is this: Vice President Pence, who was under intense pressure from Trump to refuse to certify the election, called former Vice President Dan Quayle, whom he kn[...]