Archive for the ‘Politics’ Category

November 25th, 2020 - 4:50 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics

Pardoned, but not innocent

     Michael Flynn lied for Trump, and Trump pardoned him. That should surprise no one. This isn’t the first political pardon granted by a president, and won’t be the last. But the stain remains; the pardon doesn’t render Flynn an innocent man; it makes him a pardoned felon.   [...]

November 25th, 2020 - 1:47 pm § in America, Biden, 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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News and commentary from a center-left perspective To return to the Front Page, click on “Blog” in upper left corner This website contains news collected from media sources, our commentaries, politics, short movies, and offbeat humor. Directly below are the stories we’re highlighting and t[...]

November 25th, 2020 - 1:41 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics

My neighborhood mailbox is back!

All the mailboxes in my neighborhood disappeared last summer. As a result, I had to drive to a post office to mail bills and letters. Then, this week, the mailbox that used to be at the grocery store a couple blocks from my house reappeared as if by magic. It’s not hard to figure out […[...]

November 24th, 2020 - 10:57 pm § in Politics, Schools & Colleges

The GOP may not have standards, but academia does

Another college professor (see previous story here) is in hot water for online rants (story here). Thomas Brennan (photo, left), an assistant professor of physical sciences at Ferris State University in Big Rapids, Michigan, which has over 14,000 students, is on administrative leave pending investig[...]

November 24th, 2020 - 9:05 pm § in America, Biden, Health, Politics

Biden talks about his first 100 days (video)

The first 100 days of a new presidency typically is when a lot of things get done and sets the tone for a new administration. Here’s a brief resume of what to expect after January 20, 2021. Return to The-Ave.US Home Page[...]

November 24th, 2020 - 8:22 pm § in Donald Trump, Foreign Affairs, Humor, Politics

Advice for Trump: “Flee to North Korea”

Tony Schwartz, who ghost-wrote Trump’s “The Art Of The Deal” (and isn’t currently a fan), has “some not-so-friendly advice” on what to do after leaving the White House: “Flee to North Korea.” Makes sense. He likes parades, has a friend there, there’s gir[...]

November 24th, 2020 - 1:21 pm § in America, Donald Trump, Politics

Guest Essay: “This wasn’t just an election. It was a census of American idiots.”

How Many American Idiots Are There? 73 Million. This Wasn’t Just an Election. It was a Census of American Idiots. by Umair Haque Nov. 20, 2020 (Click here to go to original source.) This was no ordinary election. By now, you know that. But I mean it in a slightly different way. Not just that Trum[...]

November 24th, 2020 - 11:43 am § in Donald Trump, Politics, Racism

Why U.S. democracy (apparently) has survived this time

This article is a liberal essay. “With four years of Trump nearly behind us, Politico Magazine asked a group of smart political and cultural observers to tell us what big, new insight this era has given them about America—and what that insight means for the country’s future. Many were alar[...]

November 24th, 2020 - 10:28 am § in Donald Trump, Politics

Trump demands election redo!

“President Donald Trump attacked Fox News and demanded the election be rerun in an early morning tweet storm,” the U.K.-based tabloid Daily Mail said on Tuesday, November 24, 2020 (read story here). “Trump, in the nearly dozen tweets and retweets fired off Tuesday morning, appe[...]

November 24th, 2020 - 9:09 am § in America, Biden, Donald Trump, News Media, Politics

Laura Ingraham

“President Trump is not officially conceding, but most of the country is moving on. There was a perceptible shift in the right-wing winds on Monday both before and after the Trump administration formally signed off on President-elect Joe Biden’s victory,” CNN reported on Tuesday, N[...]