April 16th, 2021 - 3:20 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics

Watchdog: Pompeo & wife guilty of 100+ ethics violations

Mike Pompeo, Trump’s last secretary of state (he went through a lot of them), and his wife “violated federal ethics rules governing the use of taxpayer-funded resources when [they] asked State Department employees to carry out personal tasks,” according to an inspector general repo[...]

April 16th, 2021 - 1:16 pm § in Racism

Was the FedEx shooting racially motivated?

While authorities work to identify victims and establish the shooter’s motive, Indianapolis “Police Chief Randal Taylor noted that a ‘significant’ number of employees at the facility are members of the Sikh community, and the Sikh Coalition later confirmed that members of the[...]

April 16th, 2021 - 11:09 am § in America, Law and Courts, Racism

When a black driver is pulled over, he wonders if he’s going to die

     Be courteous. Stay calm. Keep your hands where the police can see them. Bang bang bang. You’re dead anyway.      Driving while black “is yet another entry in an ever-growing list” of deadly dangers black people face in this era when lynchings are carried out by police i[...]

April 15th, 2021 - 7:14 pm § in America, Biden, China, Donald Trump, Foreign Affairs, Politics, Russia

Biden’s foreign policy takes shape

Every nation’s foreign policy is driven by self-interest and domestic politics, and the U.S. is no exception. That reality is reflected in the foreign policy actions the Biden administration announced on Thursday, April 15, 2021. Keep in mind that President Biden has been involved in domestic [...]

April 15th, 2021 - 5:14 pm § in Health, Politics

Rep. Jordan vs. Dr. Fauci (video)

Let’s be clear: Fauci is a good guy trying to keep us all safe, while Jordan, even on his good days, is an ass. With that out of the way, let’s proceed to this exchange with Dr. Fauci on April 15, 2021, in which he rants about “freedom” and “rights.” Well guess wh[...]

April 14th, 2021 - 9:55 pm § in China, Foreign Affairs, Racism

Play the All-Star game in Taiwan!

Baseball’s poobahs missed a great opportunity when they (quite properly) fled the Undemocratic Republic of Georgiastan. A “great opportunity to seed new markets, build its brand, and address growing anti-Asian sentiment in the United States, … [and] help protect and defend global d[...]

April 14th, 2021 - 9:27 pm § in Law and Courts, Misc.

Before you call the police …

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April 14th, 2021 - 8:46 pm § in Law and Courts

PHOTOGRAPHY: Training poster

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April 14th, 2021 - 8:36 pm § in Law and Courts

House progressives introduce bill to expand Supreme Court

This isn’t big news, it’s little news, because it’s not going anywhere in this session of Congress. Even if it passes the House, it’ll hit a wall in the Senate, where at least 3 Democratic senators oppose abolishing the filibuster, and probably several more are unwilling to t[...]

April 14th, 2021 - 12:44 pm § in America, Law and Courts, Racism

Thank you for your service, but you’re going to jail, and your military career is done

He assaulted a skinny black kid who was simply walking in the neighborhood, or at least that’s how it appears in the viral video below. Johnathan Pentland (photo, left), 42, an Army drill instructor at Fort Jackson, South Carolina, could now face criminal charges and military discipline. Read [...]