Steve July 3, 2020

Two California death row inmates, including one convicted of killing two children, have died from what appears to be complications of the coronavirus illness COVID-19, state officials said. Scott Thomas Erskine, who was sentenced to death for killing two boys, ages 13 and 9, in San Diego in 1993, and Manuel Machado Alvarez, who raped […]

Steve July 3, 2020

President Tweety McTreason on Friday celebrated Independence Day by defiantly holding a rally at Mount Rushmore amid the pandemic, using the monument to decry protestors who have toppled Confederate, patriarchal and colonial monuments from coast to coast. As much of the nation has turned against its unequal system of justice and its bitter history of […]

Steve July 3, 2020

The Cleveland Indians baseball team said Friday that it will “determine the best path forward with regard to our team name,” becoming the second sports team referencing Native Americans to make such a move. Earlier Friday, the Washington’s NFL team said it would conduct a “thorough review” of the team’s name, which is a racial […]

Steve July 3, 2020

Of the many images that flowed out of Ferguson, Missouri, during the 2014 Black Lives Matter protests that erupted in response to the police shooting Michael Brown, by far the most iconic is Robert Cohen’s photo of Edward Crawford throwing a tear gas canister. The police had fired the canister at the protesters: In a series of […]

Steve July 3, 2020

7/03/20 8:00pm Read time: 0 minutes Can you help us out? For 16 years we have been exposing Washington lies and untangling media deceit. We work 7 days a week, 16 hours a day for our labor of love, but with rising hosting and associated costs, we need your help! Could you donate $20 for […]

Steve July 3, 2020

A magnitude 4.1 earthquake was reported Friday afternoon at 5:18 p.m. Pacific time 15 miles from Hawaiian Beaches, Hawaii, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The earthquake occurred 17 miles from Hawaiian Paradise Park, 19 miles from Hilo, 52 miles from Waimea and 52 miles from Holualoa. In the last 10 days, there have been […]

Steve July 3, 2020

You might remember the old Apple MagSafe adaptor with the cute little fold out “wings” that served not only as a pragmatic cable management tool, but in our experience also expedited the inevitable and frayed end of your charger. Apple seems to have remedied the latter by opting for removable USB-C cables in latest designs, […]

Steve July 3, 2020

Thirty-one Major League Baseball players and seven staff members have tested positive for the coronavirus illness COVID-19, league and union officials said Friday. NASCAR also announced Friday that seven-time champion Jimmie Johnson has tested positive for COVID-19. While he has had no symptoms, he will miss this Sunday’s Brickyard 400, his team said. In the […]