May 2nd, 2024 - 1:21 am § in Misc.

Welcome to Steve’s blog

Dr. Steve Schwartz, a University of Washington medical researcher, created this blog to discuss campus issues, and it soon expanded to a wide range of subjects. Although he’s no longer with us, a contributor still posts articles readers may find informative or entertaining (see statement of purpose here). Use the search term “” to find this home page on the internet. To scroll back to older posts, click on “←Previous Entries” halfway down the left side of the page.

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Support is collapsing. Top allies want him to step aside. Major donations have fallen off a cliff.

Members of his re-election effort are warning he has no path to victory.

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Conservative plan for America:

Fathers should “punch out” school counselors, Tucker Carlson

says to approving Project 2025 audience

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April 28th, 2024 - 3:40 pm § in Misc.

In memory of Dr. Steve Schwartz, who created this blog

Professor Stephen M. Schwartz, M.D., Ph.D., the founder and proprietor of The-Ave.US, passed away from COVID-19 on March 17, 2020. Read local press coverage here and here. Steve joined the University of Washington Medical School’s faculty in 1967 and had taught there since 1974. He was world-f[...]

April 28th, 2024 - 1:00 pm § in Misc.

Selected Movie & Article Links

Below are links to a sampling of our most interesting, infuriating, or just plain funny movies, articles, and essays. Selections for this list are entirely arbitrary. The-Ave.US has over 23,000 posts, so this isn’t an index. ABOUT THIS BLOG Welcome to The-Ave.US, an introduction to this blog ([...]

July 18th, 2024 - 8:14 pm § in America, Economics, Politics, Republicans

Why the GOP deserves to be called the “forced birth party”

Chuck Winder (photo, left; profile here) is a prominent Idaho GOP politician and real estate broker. Not long ago he said, “We complain that we don’t have enough service workers, we don’t have enough of this, we don’t have enough people to do this. Well, I think there’s a reason, it’s no[...]

July 18th, 2024 - 3:48 pm § in Biden, News Media, Politics, Republicans, Schools & Colleges

True or False: Did Biden “open our borders” to fentanyl smugglers?

There are three basic kinds of facts: Real facts, legal facts, and political facts. “Real facts,” as the term implies, are reality. “Legal facts” are the pictures lawyers paint to juries, which may bear little or no resemblance to reality. “Political facts” are wh[...]

July 18th, 2024 - 1:45 am § in Misc.

Seattle cop fired for wisecracks about pedestrian’s death

Jaahnavi Kandula, 23, a graduate student from India, was killed in a crosswalk by a speeding Seattle police vehicle on January 23, 2023. See details of the incident here. One of the police officers dispatched to the accident scene, Daniel Auderer, mocked Kandula as a person whose life had “lim[...]

July 17th, 2024 - 6:53 pm § in Misc.

The Star Spangled Banner by a drunk singer (video)

Our national anthem is a challenge even for great singers. Country singer Ingrid Andress was drunk when she sang at the MLB Home Run Derby on Tuesday, July 17, 2024 (read story here). Yes, it’s cringy. If you have the stomach for it, watch and listen to the video below. Return to The-Ave.US Ho[...]

July 17th, 2024 - 6:13 pm § in Misc.

Who pushed who? Don’t believe the GOP congressman

I’d lay bets that Rep. Derrick Van Orden (R-WI), the man with the big mouth in the photo at left, pushed Code Pink protester Nour Jaghama, the little woman in the photo below, and not the other way around. The former Navy SEAL is a big guy. She’s a little woman. Moreover, Van Orden has [[...]

July 16th, 2024 - 7:47 pm § in Law and Courts

Whose child is this?

In September 2019, an American raid left an Afghan farmer and several of his children dead, but an injured infant survived (read story here). This young girl was still in Afghanistan when a Marine officer, who served there, and his wife persuaded a rural Virginia judge to give the girl to them with [...]

July 16th, 2024 - 6:34 pm § in Democrats, Law and Courts, Politics

Democratic senator convicted of corruption

A jury convicted Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ), 70, of “bribery, acting as a foreign agent and a slew of other charges,” The Hill reported on Tuesday, July 16, 2024 (read story here). The charges involved, among other things, undisclosed gifts from a donor. Menendez (photo, left) brushed asi[...]

July 16th, 2024 - 6:00 pm § in Donald Trump, Law and Courts

Prosecutor faces ethics charges over edited videos of protesters

On January 20, 2017, the day Trump was inaugurated, Washington D.C. police “kettled” 230 protesters (photo below) and hauled them off to jail. Four years later, D.C. settled related lawsuits for $1.6 million (see story here). Initially, an assistant U.S. attorney brought felony rioting c[...]