Politics

Steve May 26, 2022

Source: Reuters May 25 (Reuters) – Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy on Wednesday savaged suggestions that Kyiv give up territory and make concessions to end the war with Russia, saying the idea smacked of attempts to appease Nazi Germany in 1938. The angry comments by Zelenskiy and a senior aide come as Ukrainian troops are facing […]

Steve May 25, 2022

According to Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), the solution to school shootings is fewer doorways and more guns. After 19 children and two teachers were killed at a Texas elementary school Tuesday by a man armed with an assault rifle, the state’s senator suggested that schools would be safer if there was only one way in […]

Steve May 25, 2022

UVALDE, Texas – Archbishop Gustavo García-Siller, leader of the Catholic archdiocese of San Antonio, Texas, called for additional gun regulations on Wednesday in the wake of Tuesday’s deadly elementary school shooting in Uvalde. Asked by reporters outside Uvalde High School whether his desire to see governments do more to protect their constituents includes support for […]

Steve May 25, 2022

In the wake of yet another unspeakable tragedy, in which 19 children and two teachers were murdered by a gunman in a Texas elementary school, one reason for the US’s steady stream of mass shootings seems obvious. Right-wing politicians are quick to blame video games, race, mental illness, and literally anything else but guns for […]

Steve May 25, 2022

Republican voters overwhelmingly give Trump-backed candidates the middle finger yesterday in the GOP primaries that took place in several key battleground states. The results of Tuesday’s primaries are a positive sign that the former insurrectionist-in-chief may be losing his death grip on the GOP with Ultra MAGA candidates failing miserably in several key races. The […]

Steve May 25, 2022

Tuesday’s massacre at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, would seem like a powerful argument for passing new legislation to regulate firearms. But the most likely source of immediate federal action on guns isn’t Congress. It’s the Supreme Court, which is about to issue a potential landmark ruling that could expand the reach of the […]

Steve May 25, 2022

Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) wondered aloud Wednesday whether “fatherlessness” is driving young men to get guns and kill lots of innocent people. “Every time one of these tragedies occurs, I think we, for far too long, fail to look back at the root causes of rampage violence,” Lee said during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, […]

Steve May 25, 2022

Source: AP Amazon shareholders on Wednesday voted down a proposal calling for an independent audit of working conditions at the e-commerce behemoth’s warehouses. The proposal’s defeat at the Seattle-based company’s annual shareholder meeting came despite calls from activist groups and unions to improve labor conditions at the warehouses where customer orders are sorted, packaged and […]

Steve May 25, 2022

In the wake of the harrowing massacre at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas on Tuesday, progressive stalwart Nina Turner focused her ire on the right-wing lawmakers who take money from the National Rifle Association and argued that solutions to gun violence and other injustices plaguing the U.S. will continue to prove elusive until the […]