Archive for May 13th, 2022

May 13th, 2022 - 6:53 pm § in Politics

Is there hope for GOP voters?

There’s not a lot of reason to believe there is. After all, they still support Trump despite his immorality, dishonesty, and total lack of character. Their own behavior leaves a lot to be desired (see, e.g., threats against election workers). And, in North Carolina, they elected Madison Cawtho[...]

May 13th, 2022 - 6:21 pm § in Democrats, Politics

All subpoenas are not equal

The House committee investigating the Capitol riot issued subpoenas this week to several GOP House members, including GOP House leader Kevin McCarthy. They debated it for months, “wrestling with whether they had the constitutional right to do so, and … if they wanted to set such a preced[...]

May 13th, 2022 - 10:54 am § in Health

Who’s still dying from Covid-19?

“People 65 and older account for about 75 percent of U.S. Covid deaths,” NBC News reported on Friday, May 13, 2022 (story here). “And some risk persists, even for seniors who have completed an initial two-dose series of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine or gotten one dose of the Johnso[...]

May 13th, 2022 - 3:22 am § in Russia

Dog’s best friend

Igor Pedin rescued his dog, Zhu Zhu, from besieged Mariupol by walking 140 miles. On the way, he tried to blend in, but was arrested and questioned by Russians — then let go. He walked past dead bodies, stepped around mines, and crossed destroyed bridges. He and his dog made it to safety. Read[...]

May 13th, 2022 - 2:44 am § in Foreign Affairs, Health

North Korea: No vax, no masks, no safe haven

As Covid-19 spread around the world, North Korea tried to seal itself off, but it didn’t work. You couldn’t expect it to, in a country where no one is vaccinated, nobody wears masks, and attending huge military parades is mandatory. Its April 25, 2022, “Founder’s Day” m[...]