Politics

Steve October 20, 2021

Everyone keeps waiting for the Supreme Court’s big right turn — especially this year. The justices have now begun their first full term with a 6-3 conservative majority, and the docket is full of culture-war issues, such as abortion, gun rights and religious liberty. But in many ways, the Supreme Court’s conservative revolution is already […]

Steve October 20, 2021

Source: Yahoo! News Leslie Bricusse, the two-time Academy Award-winning songwriter and lyricist, has died. The Hollywood veteran, whose credits include Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory and Doctor Dolittle, was 90 years old. Bricusse’s death was announced via Instagram on Tuesday by his son, Adam, who shared a gallery of photos of his father. A […]

Steve October 20, 2021

Donald Trump once again flunked history, this time getting a basic fact wrong about Thomas Jefferson. New York City announced it was moving a statue of the Founding Father and nation’s third president out of its City Council Chamber due to his history as a slaveholder. It’s not yet clear where the statue will go, […]

Steve October 19, 2021

Source: New York Times WASHINGTON — President Trump’s defense secretary thought the idea was outrageous. In the spring of 2020, Mark T. Esper, the defense secretary, was alarmed to learn of an idea under discussion at a top military command and at the Department of Homeland Security to send as many as 250,000 troops — […]

Steve October 19, 2021

The House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol voted Tuesday evening to hold Steve Bannon, a former aide to President Donald Trump, in contempt of Congress ― a move that could lead to federal criminal charges. The vote was unanimous among the committee’s nine members. “When you think about what we’re […]

Steve October 19, 2021

Source: The Guardian The Republican effort to entrench power is clearest in the suburbs, which are the fastest-growing and some of the most diverse in the state. In several places, Republicans annexed areas with fast-growing minority populations to rural areas that are more likely to vote for GOP candidates. The tactics ensure the districts will […]

Steve October 19, 2021

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Steve October 19, 2021

Shane Vaughn declares that Colin Powell “was, in fact, killed by the very government that he served”: “The truth is, if he had not taken the vaccine, he would be alive today.” Hank Kunneman is outraged that people are honoring Indigenous Peoples’ Day instead of Columbus Day, mainly, it seems, because he cannot pronounce the […]

Steve October 19, 2021

In this installment of the FiveThirtyEight Politics podcast, the crew talks about why President Biden’s approval rating is underwater, what the consequences are for Democrats and what they can do about it. They also check in on the upcoming Virginia governor’s race and discuss a FiveThirtyEight report about how Congress may have inadvertently legalized THC, […]