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November 18th, 2020 - 12:24 pm § in Health, Politics

America’s FreeDUMBest states

… are, hands down, the Dakotas — America’s most intransigent mask and social distancing holdouts. (Source of charts here; mask mandate map here.) Return to The-Ave.US Home Page[...]

November 13th, 2020 - 9:54 pm § in Politics

Newly elected Senator knows less than a 7th grader about government and history

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November 2nd, 2020 - 4:34 pm § in Politics, Racism

100 years ago today …

” … African American residents of Ocoee, Florida, went out to cast their ballots in the presidential election …. [I]n the run-up to the 1920 election, Black people in Ocoee were registering to vote in droves. “State and local officials — along with the Ku Klux Klan R[...]

November 2nd, 2020 - 2:00 pm § in Politics

GOP attorney general killed a man and reported hitting a deer (update)

South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg, a Republican (of course), killed a man walking on a road Saturday night, September 12, 2020, while returning home from a fundraiser. He called police and reported hitting a “deer.” Authorities aren’t saying whether Ravnsborg called 911[...]

October 6th, 2020 - 11:42 am § in Racism

Murder charges in Texas white cop’s killing of black man

Johnathan Price, 31, a popular former college football player and a city employee in Wolfe City, Texas, was killed by Shaun Lucas, 22, on Saturday, October 3, 2020. Price was at a gas station when he saw a man assaulting a woman and intervened; the man then assaulted Price. A friend of his later sai[...]

October 3rd, 2020 - 8:28 pm § in Law and Courts, Politics

Texas AG’s staff: “Our boss is a crook”

This article contains news with a dollop of liberal sarcasm. “A group of top aides for Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is asking federal law enforcement to investigate their boss,” KHOU- 11 TV, the CBS affiliate in Houston, reported on Saturday, October 3, 2020. A letter to federal law[...]

October 3rd, 2020 - 1:42 am § in Health, Politics

Coronavirus? What Coronavirus?

South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem, is the most aggressive of all governors at keeping her state’s economy open. “The Republican governor has disparaged restrictions to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus, emphasizing personal responsibility,” CBS News says. That’s why she sowe[...]

October 1st, 2020 - 4:03 pm § in Politics

South Carolina Republicans act against mail voting

This story contains news with liberal commentary. South Carolina’s Republican legislature, when “adopting some accommodations for the coronavirus pandemic … deliberately refused to suspend” the state’s witness requirement for mail ballots, claiming it’s necessary [...]

October 1st, 2020 - 3:31 pm § in Politics

Texas GOP governor interferes with ballot drop boxes

This article is news with liberal commentary.      Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, a Republican, has ordered limiting drop boxes for mail-in ballots to one site per county, CNN reported on Thursday, October 1, 2020. Read story here.      Abbott’s maneuver appears to be specifically targeting the[...]

October 1st, 2020 - 12:02 am § in Racism

Alabama formally apologizes to survivor of 1963 Birmingham church bombing

Sarah Collins Rudolph, 69, sole survivor of five 12-year-old girls in the basement of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, dynamited by Klansmen on Sunday, September 15, 1963, received a formal apology from the State of Alabama on Wednesday, September 30, 2020. Read story here. Col[...]