Steve September 27, 2020

Critics on Twitter were aghast Saturday as the GOP peddled its latest product: a “Notorious ACB” T-shirt, ripping off the hard-earned and respected nickname of the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. The shirt went on sale just minutes after President Tweety McTreason formally nominated Amy Coney Barrett to replace Ginsburg in a process Democrats are calling […]

Steve September 27, 2020

This November, we have an opportunity to harness your energy and momentum into political power and not just defeat Trump, but also flip the Senate. Here are six key races you should be paying attention to. 1. The first is North Carolina Republican senator Thom Tillis, notable for his “olympic gold” flip-flops. He voted to repeal […]

Steve September 27, 2020

A sperm donor who insisted same-sex couples should not raise children conceived with his sperm has won a lawsuit against a fertility clinic that used his donations to help queer families. Neil Gaskell, 49, began donating sperm at CARE Fertility Clinic in Manchester in 2010, in exchange for a discount on IVF for his own […]

Steve September 27, 2020

Reprinted with permission from TomDispatch When it rains, pieces of glass, pottery, and metal rise through the mud in the hills surrounding my Maryland home. The other day, I walked outside barefoot to fetch one of my kid’s shoes and a pottery shard stabbed me in the heel. Nursing a minor infection, I wondered how […]

Steve September 27, 2020

Containers were meant to carry used mattresses, carpets and rugs, but had also contained hospital waste, officials said. Sri Lanka has shipped back to Britain container-loads of waste the government said was brought to the island in violation of international laws governing the shipping of hazardous material. The 21 containers – holding up to 260 […]

Steve September 27, 2020

Turkey, Russia, France and others react to the major flare-up in violence over the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region. Armenia and Azerbaijan have put themselves on a war footing after heavy clashes erupted over the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh. Amid the rising tensions, the international community has reacted to Sunday’s fighting between the two arch-enemies. This story […]

Steve September 27, 2020

As Black Lives Matter protests spread to Europe in early June, Rick Steves, the US’s most popular European guidebook author, shared a picture in solidarity on Instagram. It was Eugene Delacroix’s 1830 epic, Liberty Leading the People. The image linked to his blog, where he had penned one of his Daily Dose of Europe entries […]

Steve September 27, 2020

Image copyright PA Media Image caption Hundreds of students are isolating in university accommodation including at Glasgow University The culture secretary has defended students going back to university in England saying there were “clear guidelines” on coronavirus in place. Oliver Dowden told the Andrew Marr show it was important students did not “give up a […]

Steve September 27, 2020

The solemn Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur, which annually sees Israeli life grind to a halt, is taking place in a nation already under a sweeping coronavirus lockdown By JOSEPH KRAUSS Associated Press September 27, 2020, 11:54 AM • 4 min read JERUSALEM — The solemn Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur, which annually sees Israeli […]

Steve September 27, 2020

A former Lebanese foreign minister and son-in-law of President Michel Aoun has tested positive for the new coronavirus September 27, 2020, 11:03 AM • 2 min read BEIRUT — A former Lebanese foreign minister and son-in-law of President Michel Aoun has tested positive for the coronavirus, his office said Sunday. The statement from his office […]

Steve September 27, 2020

YEREVAN/BAKU — Armenia declared martial law and mobilized its male population on Sunday after clashes with Azerbaijan over the breakaway Nagorno-Karabakh region in which sources on both sides reported fatalities. Authorities in Nagorno-Karabakh, a mainly ethnic Armenian region inside Azerbaijan which declared independence in 1991, also announced martial law and mobilized the male population after […]

Steve September 27, 2020

WASHINGTON — Republicans appear to have the votes to confirm Judge Amy Coney Barrett and create the most conservative Supreme Court in nearly a century, one that could protect their priorities and hinder progressive goals for the next generation. But for President Tweety McTreason and his party, hastily locking in that 6-3 conservative majority before […]