… What’s at Stake in Trump’s Second Impeachment Trial …

The Republican Party isn’t ready to walk away from the former President, but the senators know how close the country came to catastrophe. Illustration by João Fazenda As President, Donald Trump often seemed surprised to discover what was and was not constitutional. His lawyers now seem intent on perpetuating that confusion at his impeachment trial. … Continue reading … What’s at Stake in Trump’s Second Impeachment Trial …

… January 6, 2021 – American Terrorists sack the Capitol … A Pennsylvania Mother’s Path to Insurrection …

Videos show Rachel Powell, seen here in a pink hat and sunglasses, using a battering ram to smash a window and a bullhorn to issue orders during the Capitol riot. How claims by Rudy Giuliani and Alex Jones spurred a parent of eight to become one of the Capitol riot’s biggest mysteries, and a fugitive … Continue reading … January 6, 2021 – American Terrorists sack the Capitol … A Pennsylvania Mother’s Path to Insurrection …

…Covid-19: Five days that shaped the outbreak … …

A year ago, the Chinese government locked down the city of Wuhan. For weeks beforehand officials had maintained that the outbreak was under control - just a few dozen cases linked to a live animal market. But in fact the virus had been spreading throughout the city and around China. This is the story of … Continue reading …Covid-19: Five days that shaped the outbreak … …

… One Star Product Reviews…

  In addition to being an author and public intellectual, Fran Lebowitz is also a prolific Amazon reviewer.   Here are some of her most helpful one-star product reviews.   Garlic Salt (Three-Pack) Are we this lazy? We can’t chop garlic? We need to flavor salt? Salt is a flavor.   You understand? Salt is … Continue reading … One Star Product Reviews…

…Missing stimulus check: When and how to request an IRS payment trace …

If your second stimulus check never arrived, in some cases, you may need to contact the IRS to track it down. Here's what to know. If your second stimulus check never arrived, you may be wondering: Do I stay patient and wait to claim the money later this year, or do I reach out to the … Continue reading …Missing stimulus check: When and how to request an IRS payment trace …

…The Police’s Tepid Response To The Capitol Breach Wasn’t An Aberration …

Authorities are more than twice as likely to break up a left-wing protest than a right-wing protest. As images from Wednesday’s riot by pro-Trump extremists at the U.S. Capitol filled our TV screens and social media feeds, one thing was notably absent: the kind of confrontation between police and protesters that we saw during the … Continue reading …The Police’s Tepid Response To The Capitol Breach Wasn’t An Aberration …

… The Inciter-in-Chief …

How surprising can Donald Trump’s recent provocation be when for years he has served as an inspiration to bigots everywhere? On March 4, 1861, Abraham Lincoln arrived at the East Portico of the Capitol to deliver his first Inaugural Address. The nation was collapsing, the Southern slave states seceding. Word of an assassination conspiracy forced Lincoln … Continue reading … The Inciter-in-Chief …

…Broncos legend Floyd Little dies at 78 …

A Member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Floyd Little died Friday at his home in Henderson, Nevada   DENVER — As Floyd Little passes on from this world as we know it, perhaps Broncos Country and his legion of football fans across the nation can be comforted knowing he fully understood the magnitude … Continue reading …Broncos legend Floyd Little dies at 78 …

…The Police’s Tepid Response To The Capitol Breach Wasn’t An Aberration? …

Authorities are more than twice as likely to break up a left-wing protest than a right-wing protest. As images from Wednesday’s riot by pro-Trump extremists at the U.S. Capitol filled our TV screens and social media feeds, one thing was notably absent: the kind of confrontation between police and protesters that we saw during the … Continue reading …The Police’s Tepid Response To The Capitol Breach Wasn’t An Aberration? …

America Really Does Have a Space Force. TIME Went Inside to See What It Does

  Radomes, called “golf balls,” at Buckley Air Force Base in Colorado protect 60-ft. military satellite dishes.   American intelligence analysts have been watching a pair of Russian satellites, identified as Cosmos 2542 and 2543, for months. Or rather, they have been watching them since they were one satellite, deployed by a Soyuz rocket that … Continue reading America Really Does Have a Space Force. TIME Went Inside to See What It Does

…As the World Burns …

Climate Change’s Dangerous Next Phase In late August, more than 600 separate wildfires ravaged California, killing seven people. Meanwhile, two tropical cyclones struck the Gulf Coast only days apart: first Tropical Storm Marco and then Hurricane Laura, the latter of which killed 26 people in the United States and tied the record for the strongest … Continue reading …As the World Burns …

Former Republican National Security Officials For Biden …

A PROJECT OF DEFENDING DEMOCRACY TOGETHER A STATEMENT BY FORMER REPUBLICAN NATIONAL SECURITY OFFICIALS The statement below was issued by over 70 former senior Republican national security officials on August 20, 2020, and 60 additional senior officials have now signed on, including many who served in the Trump Administration.   Since its release, Donald Trump has continued … Continue reading Former Republican National Security Officials For Biden …

… A Minneapolis Neighborhood Vowed to Check Its Privilege …

It’s Already Being Tested. A few weeks ago, dozens of tents appeared in Powderhorn Park in Minneapolis, brought by homeless people who were displaced during the unrest that gripped the city after the death of George Floyd. Blocks from where George Floyd drew his last breaths, residents have vowed to avoid the police to protect people … Continue reading … A Minneapolis Neighborhood Vowed to Check Its Privilege …

… “Mad Mike” Hughes Rejected Science and Chased Fame …

It Killed Him. The self-taught rocket scientist's next project was to reach space. But first he wanted one more launch in front of cameras. The Mojave Desert had cast its spell over "Mad Mike" Hughes the night he thought to fly to the edge of space. It’s no wonder why. The sky is fall-over-backwards big, … Continue reading … “Mad Mike” Hughes Rejected Science and Chased Fame …

…… hurry!…. hide these somewhere … quick! … …..

On and on and on and on Time is .......     ... Knock Knock .... ? .....          Prison Populations           ... bombed out in Syria ...     ...hot hot hot   ... ripples on the water       ... it's pig's blood actually ... … Continue reading …… hurry!…. hide these somewhere … quick! … …..

… With his camera and red arm band, Mr. Li captured the dark side of Mao’s revolution at great personal risk…

Li Zhensheng,Photographer of China’s Cultural Revolution, Dies at 79 Li Zhensheng in a risky self portrait taken during China’s Cultural Revolution on July 17, 1967, when people were expected to put party before self.His photographs offer a rare visual testament to that tumultuous period in Chinese history.Li Zhensheng, a Chinese photographer who took great personal risk to document … Continue reading … With his camera and red arm band, Mr. Li captured the dark side of Mao’s revolution at great personal risk…

…What if the Republicans pivoted on climate? …

If the Republicans pivoted on climate ... How an ambitious, conservative environmentalism came into being. An imagined scenario from 2024 Editor’s note: This climate-change article is fiction, but grounded in historical fact and real science. The year, concentration of carbon dioxide and average temperature rise (above pre-industrial average) are shown for each one. The scenarios do … Continue reading …What if the Republicans pivoted on climate? …

… Donald Trump Is the ‘Undertaker’ of American Politics …

I don’t wish to spend much time deconstructing what was going on in the president’s mind. Better to examine the downstream effects of his pantomime as it was echoed and reenacted in the pushing aside of other peaceful protesters in other places in the days that followed. For all the genuinely moving moments of police kneeling … Continue reading … Donald Trump Is the ‘Undertaker’ of American Politics …