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The political shocks will come soon enough. For now, though, it’s the time to mark an end of an era. Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg passed away today after 27 years on the court, and after a long and tough fight with pancreatic cancer: BREAKING: Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has died.
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Irish singer-songwriter Van Morrison has had enough of government-mandated lockdowns. He’s announced that he will release three songs written in favor of freedom over restrictions. Morrison is accusing the U.K. government of “taking our freedom” and is criticizing worldwide lockdowns, in general, as a method of mitigating the coronavirus pandemic. He goes as far as
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As you may already know, many of the protesters/rioters arrested in Portland eventually have the charges against them dropped by DA Mike Schmidt, which means they often face no real consequences. In the short term, bail money is often provided meaning those arrested are back on the street in a matter of hours. However, getting
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The current session of Congress hasn’t produced much in the way of meaningful legislation being passed, though I’m sure that will come as a shock to many of you. (Not.) But they still have some important items on their to-do list to check off before heading home. One of the biggest is the usual stopgap
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After experimenting with this concept in the primary, Vermont has pulled the trigger on full mail-in voting for November’s general election. Or at least partially done so, anyway. Vermont’s Secretary of State announced this week that all registered voters in the state will be receiving a ballot in the mail whether they’re interested in having
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The endless fishing expeditions into anything related to President Trump’s business interests in New York State launched by Attorney General Letitia James don’t seem to be generating enough negative headlines for the Empire State’s Democratic legislators. With only weeks to go before the election, members of both the state senate and the Assembly have introduced
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A former Facebook employee named Sophie Zhang has written a 6,600 word memo outlining the frequent inauthentic behavior she saw on the site in support of politicians around the world. According to Zhang, she worked for three years on the Facebook Site Integrity fake engagement team. In practice that meant that she often had to
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Correction: A charging knife-wielding domestic-disturbance suspect with a track record of stabbing people. Police got called out to a domestic disturbance yesterday and were immediately confronted by Ricardo Munoz, who chased after the officers with a knife. The police officer’s body cam shows how quickly the call turned deadly (caution — disturbing): [embedded content] The
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Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg plans to drop $100M into Florida in hopes of boosting Democrat Joe Biden for president. Bloomberg, whose own presidential campaign flamed out despite a bevy of local endorsements, announced the plan on Sunday saying his own ad buy through Independence USA PAC would allow Democrats to focus on
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Here I’ve been thinking that the best early-warning system we have about a developing outbreak is poop. In reality, according to this study from Massachusetts General Hospital, the best early-warning system we might have about a developing outbreak is googling about poop. Previous research linked a rise in Google searches about gastrointestinal symptoms to outbreaks
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More A-list material here for the “Preserving the Dignity of the Office” wing of the august Donald J. Trump Presidential Library and Casino. I’ll have to go back and rewatch the dozen or so Democratic primary debates at which Biden was supposedly unable to mutter a coherent sentence, as I missed them the first time.
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