Justice

Steve September 18, 2020

In a discovery that could transform our understanding of astronomy, an international team of astronomers reported on Wednesday that they believe an intact exoplanet is tightly orbiting a white dwarf, something previously thought to be impossible. “We report the observation of a giant planet candidate transiting the white dwarf WD 1856+534 every 1.4 days,” the authors write […]

Steve September 18, 2020

An Idaho pastor who encouraged congregants to lay down their masks as he opened his church for in-person services during the height of the coronavirus pandemic is now recovering in the intensive care unit after contracting the deadly virus, The Spokesman Review reports. Pastor Paul Van Noy of Candlelight Christian Fellowship has been battling the […]

Steve September 17, 2020

“There has never, in the century-long history of the Espionage Act, been an indictment of a U.S. publisher under the law for the publication of secrets,” declared Carey Shenkman, an attorney who has co-authored a first-of-its-kind peer-reviewed book on the Espionage Act. Shenkman testified during WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s extradition trial and added, “There has […]

Steve September 17, 2020

@nationalmemo September 17 | 2020 Triumph, the Insult Comic Dog What makes Trump supporters so loyal to a president who is wrecking the country and the world is one of the great mysteries of our time. And the latest political scientist to ponder this problem is Triumph, the Insult Comic Dog, whose obscene, cigar-chomping wisecracks […]

Steve September 17, 2020

Reprinted with permission from Alternet As the administration faced doubts about the integrity of its approval process for a coronavirus vaccine, President Tweety McTreason went on the attack Wednesday against CDC Director Robert Redfield’s claims on the topic in a congressional hearing. Trump contradicted Redfield’s remarks about the timeline for distributing the vaccine, saying one […]

Steve September 17, 2020

Attorney General William Barr showed just how like Tweety McTreason he is on Wednesday night by lying while comparing coronavirus lockdowns to slavery. That is not an exaggeration of what he said or a translation of more veiled language. Speaking at Hillsdale College, Barr said that. Specifically: “You know, putting a national lockdown, stay-at-home orders, is […]

Steve September 17, 2020

The Trump administration health official embroiled in a furor over political meddling with the coronavirus response is taking a leave of absence, the government announced Wednesday. The Department of Health and Human Services said in a statement that Michael Caputo was taking the time “to focus on his health and the well-being of his family.” […]

Steve September 16, 2020

Opponents of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange often hold up Pentagon Papers whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg as an example of someone who was responsible for a good leak. They insist WikiLeaks is not like the Pentagon Papers because supposedly Assange was reckless with sensitive documents. On the seventh day of an extradition trial against Assange, Ellsberg dismantled […]

Steve September 16, 2020

When Republicans are scared, they can always be counted on to gin up the race-baiting. And right now, Mitch McConnell is scared. As reported by The Hill: “I think the American people should know what it means if the Senate shifts control and you heard it. Eliminating the filibuster, D.C. statehood, Puerto Rican statehood and packing the […]

Steve September 16, 2020

US Attorney General Bill Barr, the country’s top law enforcement official, told federal prosecutors that protesters demonstrating against police brutality and racism could be charged with a rarely used sedition law, The Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday. Barr told federal district attorneys in a conference call last week that a law against plotting to […]