Archive for the ‘Biden’ Category

March 4th, 2021 - 2:06 am § in America, Biden, Law and Courts, Politics, Racism

House Dems pass voting rights bill, now comes World War 3 in the Senate

“House Democrats passed sweeping voting and ethics legislation over unanimous Republican opposition” Wednesday night, sending to the Senate “what would be the largest overhaul of the U.S. election law in at least a generation,” AOL News said. (Read story here.) The bill takes[...]

March 3rd, 2021 - 8:04 pm § in Biden, Politics

CNN vets key 2022 Senate races

CNN has identified 10 Senate seats it considers mostly like to change hands in 2022. Each party currently holds 5 of them, so if all 10 seats flip, the Senate’s partisan composition will stay the same — 50 Democrats and 50 Republicans. That would be a win, of sorts, for the Democrats as [...]

February 25th, 2021 - 3:19 pm § in America, Biden, China, Donald Trump, Politics

Is Biden too soft on China?

If you ask Republicans, they’ll say yes, but that doesn’t mean much. These days, they’re not right about much of anything. And because everything they do comes across as partisan sniping, when they claim “Biden is soft on China,” that immediately provokes skepticism. Ov[...]

February 19th, 2021 - 2:30 pm § in America, Biden, Foreign Affairs, Saudi Arabia

Contrite Saudis suck up to Biden

“Saudi Arabia is extending an olive branch to the Biden administration,” Foreign Policy magazine says, noting that, “On Feb. 10, the kingdom released women’s rights activist Loujain al-Hathloul after 1,001 days in prison …. Earlier this year, Riyadh released other politic[...]

February 18th, 2021 - 2:25 pm § in Biden

Biden unveils immigration plan

But it will need GOP votes to pass in the Senate, and it’s ambitious — too ambitious — so Pelosi suggests breaking it into pieces. The idea there is that Republicans who would otherwise oppose it might support some parts of it, such as the Dreamer provisions. Broadly speaking, Bide[...]

February 15th, 2021 - 11:04 pm § in America, Biden, Business, Donald Trump, Politics

Will fleeing Republicans join the Democrats?

It seems like a preposterous idea. But there was a time when both parties had conservative and liberal wings. And the current leader of the Democratic Party is, by almost any reasonable measure, a moderate. And it’s hard to see traditional Republicans making common cause — or being seen [...]

February 15th, 2021 - 10:35 pm § in America, Biden, China, Donald Trump, Foreign Affairs

Former Aussie PM: How the U.S. and China could avoid war

“Officials in Washington and Beijing don’t agree on much these days, but there is one thing on which they see eye to eye: the contest between their two countries will enter a decisive phase in the 2020s. This will be the decade of living dangerously. No matter what strategies the two sides p[...]

February 4th, 2021 - 12:00 pm § in America, Biden, Business, China, Christianity, Donald Trump, Economics, Environment, Foreign Affairs, Health, Humor, Hypocrisy, Israel/Palestine, Jews, Law and Courts, Misc., News Media, Politics, Racism, Religion, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Schools & Colleges, Science, The Ave Scene, UW

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February 4th, 2021 - 9:59 am § in America, Biden, China, Foreign Affairs

China vs. Taiwan

China has been preparing for decades to invade the island democracy, which it claims as its sovereign territory, and recently has sharply escalated its threats and airspace incursions against Taiwan; with the U.S. preoccupied at home, is conflict brewing? Read story here. Secretary of State Antho[...]

January 31st, 2021 - 3:15 pm § in Biden, Politics

Is Biden’s brother selling influence?

Biden’s youngest brother “promoted his relationship to the commander-in-chief in an Inauguration Day advertisement for the law firm he advises,” CNBC reported on Sunday, January 31, 2021. Frank Biden, who isn’t an attorney (his background is sales), is described in the CNBC s[...]