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Archive for July 26th, 2022

July 26th, 2022 - 7:52 pm § in Democrats, Law and Courts, Politics

Wisconsin Democrat kills mother and child in car crash

A Wisconsin state senator and party leader may face calls to resign, but not much more, after being involved in a fatal traffic accident. Janet Bewley (photo, left; bio here), 70, who represents rural counties bordering Lake Superior, pulled out of a parking lot into highway traffic while talking on[...]

July 26th, 2022 - 6:45 pm § in Democrats, Politics

Buttigieg jumps to front of New Hampshire Democratic poll

The 2024 primaries are still a long way away, and in presidential politics, two years are an eternity. But political forecasting is a popular sport in America, and given several reasons to suspect Biden won’t run again (age, unpopularity, etc.), Democrats are looking around and pundits are par[...]

July 26th, 2022 - 5:26 pm § in China, Donald Trump, Law and Courts, Politics

Trump calls for police state and 2-hour trials

In his first Washington D.C. speech since leaving office, he praised China’s justice system, demanded the death penalty for drug dealers, and said the federal government “should circumvent governors to use the National Guard to fight crime.” He called for “stop-and-frisk poli[...]

July 26th, 2022 - 3:29 pm § in Law and Courts, Politics

Capitol rioter gets 5 years for attacking cops

Mark Ponder, 52, of Washington D.C., a black Trumper who was detained on Jan. 6, 2021, for assaulting cops guarding the Capitol, and after being released resumed attacking cops, was sentenced to 63 months in prison and 3 years of parole by a federal judge on Monday, July 26, 2022 (read story here).[...]

July 26th, 2022 - 1:51 pm § in Business, Economics, Politics

How America screwed up its power grid system

The question isn’t whether the grid will buckle and fail — it already has in places. Or when; obviously during summer heat waves or winter storms. Or why: Because of more air conditioning and electric cars. The question is how did we screw up our power system, and who screwed it up? The [...]

July 26th, 2022 - 12:26 pm § in Law and Courts, Racism

Cincinatti cop clarifies she doesn’t call all black people the N-word, only ones she doesn’t like

A Cincinnati police officer “caught on body camera letting loose a stream of expletives and racial slurs is defending herself by claiming she wasn’t referring to all African-Americans,” but only the 16-year-old who flipped her off. Officer Rose Valentino didn’t deny saying, &[...]

July 26th, 2022 - 11:56 am § in America, Biden, Europe, Foreign Affairs, Russia

Yale study says Russia sanctions are working as intended

“No path out of economic oblivion for Russia as sanctions crush Putin’s regime,” the Raw Story headline reads (story here). That conclusion is the result of a study by a Yale professor in business management (c.v. here) who advises CEOs and U.S. presidents. He’s not a neutral[...]