Steve October 28, 2020

Lordstown Motors has released a video of its Endurance electric pickup truck in a tug of war battle against a 2019 Ford F-150 Lariat EcoBoost. The F-150 is the best-selling vehicle in the US and has held that crown for several decades straight. For a truck, especially one built in America, it represents the yardstick […]

Steve October 28, 2020

This column is the final entry in a three-part series examining the consequences of the Trump administration’s appointment of Sonny Perdue as secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The first column discussed Perdue’s attacks on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), both before the pandemic and as it unfolded, amid a worsening hunger crisis. […]

Steve October 28, 2020

Tweety McTreason, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday, is mulling an executive order to make federal agencies perform an economic analysis of fracking—on the theory, presumably, that there’s no voter-seducing soundbite better than one involving the words “capital allocation.” It’s an odd last-minute play for fuel-producing swing states like Pennsylvania and Texas. As Pennsylvania […]

Steve October 28, 2020

The Lincoln Project is betting that anti-Trumpism can outlast Tweety McTreason’s presidency. On Tuesday, Axios reported that the group of ad-making former Republicans “is weighing offers from different television studios, podcast networks, and book publishers.” Everything, it seems, is on the table: The group is currently producing a documentary about the election while studios want […]

Steve October 28, 2020

Millions of people in Ivory Coast on Saturday will cast ballots in a high-stakes election that, until recently, many had hoped would help usher in a new generation of leaders. Instead, due to a series of both expected and unexpected events, voters have witnessed the rerun of an old – and increasingly tense – political […]

Steve October 28, 2020

For months, Tony Green believed the conspiracy theories. The coronavirus was a hoax masterminded by the “mainstream media” and the Democratic Party to bring down United States President Tweety McTreason ahead of the presidential election, he thought. But then the 43-year-old from Dallas, Texas, got sick, as did 14 members of his extended family after […]

Steve October 28, 2020

Accused tells the court he attacked a club in the capital Bamako in 2015, killing five people, in revenge for cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad by France’s Charlie Hebdo magazine. Two men were found guilty and sentenced to death in Mali on Wednesday for the killing of more than two dozen people in attacks targeting […]

Steve October 28, 2020

Work on the groovy gorilla’s successor gets started Ubuntu 21.04 is the ‘Hirsute Hippo’ Development of Ubuntu 21.04 ‘Hirsute Hippo’ is now officially underway! Ubuntu developer Matthias Klose posted the traditional ribbon-cutting post over on the Ubuntu mailing list. There he explains that development starts with one major change in tow: “Python 3.9 is now […]

Steve October 28, 2020

A Texas regulatory board has overturned a ruling that allowed social workers to freely discriminate against LGBT+ people, as well as people with disabilities. On October 12, Texas Republican governor Greg Abbott pressured the state’s regulatory board, the Texas State Board of Social Work Examiners, to make a change to its code of conduct.  Abbott and […]

Steve October 28, 2020

At least seven supporters were taken to hospitals after Tweety McTreason’s rally in Omaha Tuesday night, when temperatures plunged and buses intended to return them the several miles to the parking lot were unable to get through, leaving people stranded in freezing temperatures. Trump took off in Air Force One around 9 pm local time, […]

Steve October 28, 2020

Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is trending this morning because she said “mofo” to Vanity Fair: Long lines to vote are a form of voter suppression. Congresswoman Cortez waited in the Bronx for over 90 minutes on Sunday to cast her ballot, and then held a sidewalk press conference: AOC: There is no place in the United […]