Archive for January 21st, 2022

January 21st, 2022 - 8:24 pm § in Law and Courts, Politics

Threatening election workers should be a federal crime

Republicans won’t allow that, of course, because their supporters are doing the threatening. Democracy requires the consent of the governed, and you don’t get that without fair elections, which you get by means of impartial professional election administration. We had that in 2020, but w[...]

January 21st, 2022 - 7:29 pm § in Misc.

Conspiracy theories are brain-eating Pac-Mans

The question is, where do they come from, and why do people get sucked in? A freelance writer and city councilmember in Teton Valley, Idaho, tackles those questions, and offers some insights, derived from her experiences with her brother. “My Gentle, Intelligent Brother Is Now A Conspiracy The[...]

January 21st, 2022 - 2:44 am § in Foreign Affairs, Law and Courts

“Does this mean we can’t come to America?”

Of course they can. They’ll even be invited to stay for a while, although trips to Disney World won’t be on their itinerary. “The US has charged four Belarusian officials with aircraft piracy over the diversion of a passenger plane to Minsk last May,” BBC reported on Friday, [...]

January 21st, 2022 - 12:43 am § in Jews

How to ruin your life in 30 seconds

Spit on Jewish kids in direct view of a surveillance camera you don’t realize is there Three Jewish kids, ages 8, 7, and 2, were playing in a Brooklyn residential neighborhood when a 21-year-old Catholic college student came by. The woman, later identified as Christina Darling, has a history o[...]