Archive for March 22nd, 2022

March 22nd, 2022 - 11:03 pm § in Politics, Racism

QAnon group sends gunmen to Colorado voters’ homes

In Colorado, a pro-Trump QAnon group is sending gunmen to voters’ homes. They impersonate government officials by wearing fake badges and knock on doors “in areas with large numbers of voters of color, questioning people about how they voted and taking photographs of their homes,” [...]

March 22nd, 2022 - 9:29 pm § in Europe, Russia

Can Cyprus replace Russia as Europe’s natural gas supplier?

  Before the sanctions, Europe imported nearly 40% of its natural gas supply from Russia, in part via pipelines through Ukraine. The invasion is making European leaders rethink their economies’ dependence on Russian gas. But the idea of cutting the energy cord with Russia isn’t new.[...]

March 22nd, 2022 - 5:52 pm § in Politics

McConnell waffles on GOP accused wife-beater

GOP Senate leader Mitch McConnell either can’t decide, or doesn’t want to say, whether a Republican candidate accused of physically abusing his wife and children should drop out of Missouri’s 2022 Senate race. “Well look I think all of the developments of the last 24 hours ar[...]

March 22nd, 2022 - 5:02 pm § in Hypocrisy, Law and Courts, Politics, Racism

GOP senator struggles with interracial marriage question

Once upon a time interracial marriage was illegal in Virginia and numerous other states. (In fact, even looking at a white woman could get a black kid killed.) These racist laws were struck down in Loving v. Virginia, a 1967 Supreme Court decision (details here). A perplexed Sen. Mike Braun (R-IN, [...]

March 22nd, 2022 - 4:18 am § in Donald Trump, Foreign Affairs, Russia

4 things Putin got wrong

Kirill Rogov, a Russian political analyst (C.V. here), says Putin’s Ukraine war is “lost” and an “epic failure,” and propounds 4 major mistakes: “The mistake was the notion that the West was unwilling to resist aggression, that it was lethargic, greedy and divided.” “[...]

March 22nd, 2022 - 1:56 am § in America, Misc.

What did Grant eat for breakfast?

Cucumbers soused in vinegar, washed down with coffee. No, this isn’t a “who’s buried in Grant’s tomb” joke, it’s a historical fact which I found in a book by highly reputable historian. Grant, the Civil War’s greatest general (sorry, Lee fans, but he was), w[...]