Archive for the ‘Politics’ Category

January 22nd, 2022 - 11:29 pm § in Health, Politics, Racism

Studies show racial disparity in Covid-19 treatment

Treating Covid-19 is still a work in progress. (So is preventing infections, but we won’t go into that here.) Disease experts, drug developers, and doctors are still learning what treatments and drugs are helpful to save severely ill Covid-19 patients. When Trump was hospitalized, and apparent[...]

January 22nd, 2022 - 2:37 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics

Did a Russian agent try to overthrow our election?

     “Boris Epshteyn, an adviser for former President Donald Trump’s 2020 presidential campaign, acknowledged Friday that he was part of the effort to prop up so-called ‘alternate electors’ to support Trump in key states,” CNN reported on Saturday, January 22, 2022 ([...]

January 22nd, 2022 - 2:16 pm § in Politics

Elections and responsibilities of citizenship

When I was in the Army, we were told “freedom is not free.” What they meant was we had a citizen responsibility to defend our nation, but in my view it’s equally applicable to our roles in America’s civilian society. We have a good thing going for ourselves, in this country, [...]

January 21st, 2022 - 8:24 pm § in Law and Courts, Politics

Threatening election workers should be a federal crime

Republicans won’t allow that, of course, because their supporters are doing the threatening. Democracy requires the consent of the governed, and you don’t get that without fair elections, which you get by means of impartial professional election administration. We had that in 2020, but w[...]

January 20th, 2022 - 7:38 pm § in Jews, Politics

GOP Rep. asked Jewish tourists at Capitol if they were doing “reconnaissance”

Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) asked a Jewish group touring the U.S. Capitol on Thursday, January 20, 2022, if they were there to do “reconnaissance,” Huffington Post reported (read story here), an apparent allusion to rightwing militia groups who attacked the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, whom s[...]

January 19th, 2022 - 10:46 pm § in Biden, Donald Trump, Law and Courts, Politics

Giuliani and Trump campaign were behind organized scheme to install fake electors

The media previously reported on a scheme to replace legitimate Biden electors with fake Trump electors. On January 20, 2022, CNN reported (here) that this scheme was organized and run by Rudy Guiliani and Trump campaign officials, who “were far more involved than previously known,” and [...]

January 19th, 2022 - 5:15 pm § in Democrats, Politics

Tweet gone bad

Be careful what you ask for. (Ron Johnson is the ultra-partisan GOP senator from Wisconsin who described Capitol rioters as “tourists.”) Return to The-Ave.US Home Page[...]

January 19th, 2022 - 2:53 pm § in Law and Courts, Politics

The difference between sedition and protest

Last week, federal prosecutors filed sedition conspiracy charges against 11 members of the Oath Keepers, including its leader. Oath Keepers is a rightwing armed militia group that participated in the Capitol riot intending to block certification of Biden’s election victory. Additional court fi[...]

January 17th, 2022 - 1:48 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics

“Trump Unchained” is a wet noodle

If you’ve seen the movie “Django Unchained,” the lead character, a slave named Django, prolifically blows away (or blows up) the bad guys. (Plot details here, and watch video below.) Trump ain’t no gunfighter. He can’t make money in business against competition. He can&[...]

January 16th, 2022 - 4:22 pm § in Donald Trump, Law and Courts, Politics

I hope Stew Rhodes goes to prison

Stewart Rhodes, founder of the Oath Keepers militia group, was indicted last week for seditious conspiracy. He could get 20 years. I hope he does. Rhodes, 56, is a Yale Law School graduate who practiced criminal law in Montana. He’s not a lawyer anymore; he was disbarred in 2015. Now it’[...]