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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 that readers may find informative, interesting, or simply entertaining and funny (read statement of purpose here). Use the search term “handbill.us” to find this page on the internet.

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Democrats propose $50 gift limit for

Supreme Court justices

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FBI sees steep drop in crime

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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 ([...]


June 12th, 2024 - 4:43 am § in Law and Courts, Politics, Republicans

Magistrate doesn’t dismiss lawsuit against Boebert

In 2022, a “gadfly journalist” named David Wheeler, d/b/a American Muckrackers, made sensational allegations about GOP Rep. Lauren Boebert’s personal history which I won’t repeat here. In response, Boebert went on Fox to defend her reputation, and threatened to sue Wheeler, A[...]


June 11th, 2024 - 8:10 pm § in Israel/Palestine

The monster behind Oct. 7 attacks

This is him. His name is Yahya Sinwar, and he’s Hamas leader who precipitated the Gaza war. He’s to blame for the kidnappings, killings, and hostage-takings by Hamas terrorists on October 7, 2023, and the 36,600 Palestinian lives lost to the Israeli military attacks he deliberately provo[...]


June 11th, 2024 - 6:25 pm § in Misc.

Hotdog eating champ goes vegan

Joey Chestnut (photo, left) is to sponsored hotdog eating contests what Man o’ War is to horse racing: unbeatable; the greatest. Chestnut holds the world record of 76 hotdogs and buns eaten in 10 minutes and not barfed up. My personal best, achieved in high school, was 26 hotdogs, no buns, in [...]


June 11th, 2024 - 5:06 pm § in Politics, Republicans

Texas gun group hires vigilante killer

Texas Gun Rights, a political advocacy group, has hired Kyle Rittenhouse (photo, left) to be their outreach director (story here). Rittenhouse was 17 years old when he traveled from Illinois with an illegally possessed an AR-15 style rifle to a riot in Kenosha, Wisconsin, that erupted following a po[...]


June 11th, 2024 - 6:27 am § in Politics, Science

Politicians can’t wish UFOs into existence

“Key members of Congress delivered an astounding rebuke to the Pentagon’s UFO analysis office last week, doubling down on whistleblower allegations of secret U.S government UFO programs,” The Hill reported on Tuesday, June 11, 2024. “Last July, Air Force veteran and former intell[...]


June 11th, 2024 - 5:48 am § in Democrats, Donald Trump, News Media, Politics, Republicans

Heritage chief claims Democrats are illegitimate

The Heritage Foundation used to be a heavyweight conservative think tank. That’s changing. In 2021, Kevin Roberts (photo, left) took it over, and he’s wrecking its reputation as a conservative ideas factory. Roberts, an election denier, views Heritage’s role as “institutional[...]


June 11th, 2024 - 2:18 am § in Hypocrisy, Politics, Republicans

Taking credit where none is due

Nearly every House Republican voted against Biden’s $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill (details here). That money is now flowing into projects across America, repairing bridges and roads, funding mass transit and highway safety projects, updating power grids, expanding broadband access. Now, ca[...]


June 11th, 2024 - 1:32 am § in Donald Trump

Should a crazy person be president?

Think I’m being rhetorical, eh? Listen, don’t take my word for anything. This is from the horse’s mouth: “If you’re an adviser to him, your job is to help him at the margins,” said one Trump confidante. “To talk him out of doing crazy things.” (For context, go here, a P[...]