Archive for October 2nd, 2022

October 2nd, 2022 - 11:06 pm § in Russia

What might happen if Putin goes nuclear

While there’s no sign right now of Russian preparations to use tactical nuclear weapons in Ukraine, U.S. and NATO officials are taking Putin’s latest threats “very seriously.” A Russian ex-oligarch who knows Putin well predicts he’ll try to turn things around with the 3[...]

October 2nd, 2022 - 10:18 pm § in Politics, Republicans

Martha’s Vineyard migrant recruiter ID’d

The 48 Venezuelan asylum seekers flown from Texas to Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts, by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis — who used federal Covid-19 relief money to pay for the expensive flights — were recruited by a bilingual woman who called herself “Perla.” She’s ca[...]

October 2nd, 2022 - 9:17 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics, Racism, Republicans

GOPers keep punting on Trump’s bad behavior

Trump is a one-dimensional cartoon villain, and we’re all familiar with his M.O.: He verbally trashes anyone who disagrees with him. Above all, he hates being criticized. And his vicious rants have heft, because his zombie followers take everything he says as divine words from on high. Lately,[...]

October 2nd, 2022 - 6:20 pm § in Law and Courts, Politics, Racism, Schools & Colleges

The Supreme Court goes on trial

The Supreme Court’s new term begins tomorrow. And with recent polls showing three-fourths of Americans distrusting the court (see, e.g., story here), it’s the court itself that’s on trial this term. Several things contributed to the Supreme Court’s nosedive, most of them the [...]

October 2nd, 2022 - 3:45 pm § in Law and Courts, Misc., Racism

When is it OK to jaywalk?

In California, beginning January 1, 2023, whenever you can do it safely. Gov. Newsom signed a “Freedom to Walk” law on Friday, September 30, 2022, that legalizes jaywalking except when there is “immediate danger of collision” (read story here). One of the primary motives behi[...]