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Two Paths for Omicron

Sunday  12:10,   17 april 2022

Depending on how you look at the U.S. data for this new variant, the story it tells inspires either relief or dread.Over the last few weeks — as Omicron first announced itself, in South Africa, and then revealed itself, there and in Europe, as a... >>>

The Feds Just Took the Jan. 6 Cases to a Whole New Level

Sunday  11:20,   17 april 2022

Over a year after hordes of MAGA rioters stormed the U.S. Capitol in an attempt to stop the certification of President Joe Biden’s electoral win, federal prosecutors hit a handful of people they portrayed as key perpetrators of the riot with a new... >>>

The Supreme Court Goes Anti-Vax

Sunday  11:20,   17 april 2022

The High Court’s overreach is as absurd as it is brazen.Chief Justice Roberts and Justice Brett Kavanaugh, who sometimes like to make a show of their reasonableness, did join the liberals in a separate case heard the same day, upholding the... >>>

What We Keep Getting Wrong About the Right

Sunday  04:30,   17 april 2022

Was the Republican Party destined to be a dumpster fire, or did Donald Trump pervert the Party of Lincoln? This is a question I’ve been wrestling with since 2016. Last summer, my friend Terry Dresbach, a prominent television and film costume... >>>

Justice Department is Finally Getting Serious About Holding the January 6 Ringleaders Accountable

Sunday  00:35,   17 april 2022

We, who were desperate for the Justice Department to wake up from its sloth-like slumber, rejoiced after it was announced Thursday that Attorney General Merrick Garland’s office had charged individuals associated with the far-right, anti-government... >>>

The Supreme Court Has Anointed Itself Czar of the Country’s COVID Rules

Saturday  21:20,   16 april 2022

The conservative justices say that vaccine policy is Congress’s or the states’ job, but in practice they’re the ones calling the shots now.[Kimberly Wehle: The vaccine-mandate case is about so much more than vaccine... >>>

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Provided Us With A Blueprint On How To Move Our Democracy Forward

Saturday  21:20,   16 april 2022

If you’re interested in sharing your opinion on any cultural, political or personal topic, create an account here [https://blavity.com/register]and check out our how-to post... >>>

The Culture War Has Warped the Supreme Court’s Judgment

Saturday  21:10,   16 april 2022

Yesterday’s decision hinges on a new and alarming embrace of the right-wing crusade against vaccination.But if you watched Fox News at all over the past year, you would have guessed that it was... >>>

Opinion | Journalism Is Broken and I Alone Can Fix It!

Saturday  21:10,   16 april 2022

Entrepreneurial spirit is sweeping the industry. Too bad the promotional language is so cliched.But the mission statements and manifesto these media visionaries compose upon starting their new thing rarely breaks fresh ground. Instead, they retreat... >>>

Twitter faces the ‘nightmare’ of being forced into free speech

Saturday  19:06,   16 april 2022

Twitter and many liberals are apoplectic over Elon Musk's call for free speech protections on the site. Company boards have a fiduciary duty to do what is best for shareholders, which usually is measured in share values. Twitter has long done... >>>

Texans must love Gov. Greg Abbott’s taxpayer-funded Kindness-to-Migrants Busing Initiative

Saturday  18:05,   16 april 2022

Gov. Greg Abbott has kindly started offering migrants free, taxpayer-funded bus rides to Washington, DC, aboard chartered buses. What a great guy!You’re probably asking, “Wait a minute, I thought Abbott was one of those right-wing politicos who... >>>

The Fate of Bobby Kennedy’s Assassin

Saturday  14:00,   16 april 2022

Sirhan Sirhan will remain in prison, despite some notable objections.“We were devastated,” Maxwell told me yesterday. “I was shocked, deeply dismayed,... >>>

Why Brits Are So Incredibly Angry at Boris Johnson

Saturday  10:30,   16 april 2022

Americans don’t understand the extremity of the COVID measures our prime minister gleefully ignored.In my defense, I had little choice but to engage in al fresco micturition. Believe it or not, in England in May 2020, I would have committed a... >>>

Putin, Beijing rules, and better recruiting: Decoding the CIA director's first public speech

Friday  20:30,   15 april 2022

In his first public speech since becoming CIA director last March, William Burns addressed Georgia Tech university on Thursday. His focus areas? China, Russia, recruitment, technology, and more China. Burns's focus on China is crucial but... >>>

Ketanji Brown Jackson's historic rise leaves just one military veteran on the Supreme Court

Friday  16:01,   15 april 2022

Once KBJ replaces retiring Justice Stephen Breyer, who was an Army corporal, that will leave only Justice Samuel Alito, a former Army captain.Once she takes the oath to step into her new role, Jackson will replace retiring Justice Stephen Breyer,... >>>