Archive for January 6th, 2022

January 6th, 2022 - 11:08 pm § in Biden, Donald Trump, Politics

Company hired by Arizona GOP for vote “audit” goes out of business

“Cyber Ninjas, the controversial Florida company that conducted a bungle-plagued audit of Arizona votes in the 2020 presidential election, a recount pushed by Donald Trump and state senators over baseless claims of fraud, has folded,” Huffington Post reported on Thursday, January 6, 2[...]

January 6th, 2022 - 10:17 pm § in Politics

J. D. Vance is a liar

J. D. Vance, author of “Hillbilly Elegy” and a GOP candidate in Ohio for U.S. Senate, is a liar. Vance, a Yale Law School grad who knows better, claims, “”There are dozens of people who protested on J6 who haven’t even been charged with a crime yet are being mistreated [...]

January 6th, 2022 - 10:09 pm § in Donald Trump, Law and Courts, Politics

Ban Trump from public office?

“Donald Trump might already be ineligible to serve as president of the United States in the future,” Harvard law professor Noah Feldman says (in an op-ed here). He’s referring to the 14th Amendment, Section 3, which says, “No person shall be a Senator or Representative in Co[...]

January 6th, 2022 - 8:50 pm § in Politics

This Florida county is a cesspool of haters

Brevard County, Florida, on the Atlantic coast east of Orlando (profile here), is the home of the Kennedy Space Center (formerly Cape Canaveral) and a diversifying population, which an academic expert on political violence has linked to the rise of rightwing extremism. It’s also home to more t[...]

January 6th, 2022 - 5:28 pm § in Science

Fusion energy progress report

Fusion works. If it didn’t, the sun wouldn’t shine, and H-bombs wouldn’t explode. Harnessing fusion for electricity production is just an engineering problem. ” … [T]he enormous potential of fusion makes it hard to ignore. It’s a technology that could safely provide a[...]

January 6th, 2022 - 4:54 pm § in Politics

Jan. 6 by the numbers, a year on

From Mother Jones (here): 140 police officers assaulted 725+ rioters arrested 81 arrested rioters are veterans 70 rioters have been sentenced 225+ rioters charged with assaulting, resisting, or impeding police officers 75+ charged with using a weapon or causing serious harm to a police officer Retur[...]

January 6th, 2022 - 4:41 pm § in Biden, Politics

GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham misplaces his last marble

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) went off the deep end long ago, but his mental decline continues, and it’s sad to watch. (See story here.)   Related story (here): Trump aide Richard Grenell (bio here) asserts the worst assault on democracy that occurred on January 6, 2021, was Trump getting ki[...]

January 6th, 2022 - 1:55 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics

The Capitol riot was a revolt of the rich

The popular image of Capitol rioters as low-class, low-income trailer-park trash is false. Many of the rioters were well-off business owners and professionals. Read story here.[...]

January 6th, 2022 - 1:37 pm § in Democrats, Politics

Democrats and Republicans should work to restore normal politics

Democrats should join forces with traditional Republicans who believe in a two-party system that offers a healthy competition of ideas and policies. There are still Republicans who see political differences as honest disagreements over more or less government, spending priorities, and similar issues[...]