On Wednesday, Joe Biden announced that after nearly 20 years, the United States will withdraw all of its troops from Afghanistan by September 11, 2021, saying in a speech at the White House that staying longer will not end the conflict. “It’s time for American troops to come home,” he told the world from the same room in which George W. Bush announced the war had begun. “We cannot continue the cycle of extending or expanding our military presence in Afghanistan hoping to create ideal conditions for the withdrawal, and expecting a different result. I am now the fourth United
Since the news broke that the Justice Department is investigating Rep. Matt Gaetz for allegedly paying women for sex and, separately, sleeping with a minor and transporting her across state lines, things have gotten exponentially worse for the congressman on a near-biweekly basis. For instance, last Friday we noted that the Republican lawmaker was “well and truly f--ked,” in light of Venmo transactions showing Gaetz had paid $900 to his accused sex-trafficker friend, Joel Greenberg, which Greenberg proceeded to send to three young women. On Tuesday, though, new reporting indicated that he has been upgraded to exceptionally, royally f--ked.
Perhaps emboldened by Fox Corp. CEO Lachlan Murdoch, who stood by his segment ostensibly promoting the white nationalist “replacement” theory, Tucker Carlson has spent much of this week doubling down. “Demographic change is the key to the Democratic Party’s political ambitions,” Carlson said Monday night, cementing his position in the face of calls for his firing. “Let’s say that again for emphasis because it is the secret to the entire immigration debate.… In order to win and maintain power, Democrats plan to change the population of the country. They’re no longer trying to win you over with their program. They’re
Last week, not long after after Major League Baseball pulled its All-Star Game from Atlanta over Georgia’s draconian, “Big Lie”-inspired voting restrictions, Donald Trump took a swing at the game he once loved. “They’re woke, and woke is not good for our country,” the former president, who as a child rhapsodized about America’s pastime, said in a Newsmax interview. “I’m just not very interested in baseball for the last number of years.”
“You want to find a game, it’s on every channel, and yet you can’t find anything,” he explained. “I would say boycott baseball.”
He once played the game with relish
Since departing Washington for Miami back in January, Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner have maintained relatively low profiles. Oh, sure, Kushner penned an op-ed in which he offered Joe Biden some unsolicited foreign policy advice, and Trump has made herself readily available for the paparazzi to catch her jogging with Kushner, eating ice cream with her kids, and pointing at things with her assistant. But otherwise, it’s been unusually quiet on the Javanka front. And that’s probably by design as the couple attempts to rehab their image and shake off the taint of the last four years in general and
On Sunday afternoon, 20-year-old Daunte Wright was shot and killed by police officer Kim Potter during a traffic stop in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, just miles from where George Floyd was killed last year. According to The Washington Post, the police pulled Wright over because an air freshener was allegedly blocking his rearview mirror—a claim his father, Aubrey Wright, questioned because the vehicle had tinted windows. An officer reportedly determined there was an outstanding warrant for Wright and tried to arrest him at which point, according to the police, he got back into his car and Potter shot him. During a
The United States government is temporarily suspending use of the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine “out of an abundance of caution,” a potentially major setback for the country’s race against COVID that could contribute to vaccine hesitancy. In response to six cases of an unusual blood clot out of nearly seven million shots administered, the FDA and CDC on Tuesday recommended a “pause” to investigate and to “ensure that the health care provider community is aware of the potential for these adverse events and can plan for proper recognition and management due to the unique treatment required with this type
Smartmatic, the election technology company suing Fox News for defamation, responded on Monday to the media empire’s recent motion to dismiss its $2.7 billion lawsuit, denouncing Fox’s free speech argument as flagrant self-deception. “The First Amendment does not provide the Fox defendants a get-out-of-jail-free card,” Smartmatic lawyer Erik Connolly wrote in the 120-page brief reported by the New York Times. “This is not a game.”
In February, Smartmatic filed a lawsuit accusing Rupert Murdoch’s Fox Corporation of damaging the company’s reputation and business with false claims broadcast in the aftermath of the 2020 election, naming current and former network stars Maria
With Tucker Carlson dabbling in racist “white replacement” theorizing late last week, a renewed effort to pressure Fox News to fire one of its top hosts has emerged. The head of the Anti-Defamation League named and shamed Fox’s leadership, stating that “Tucker has got to go” in light of Carlson’s claim that the Democratic Party is importing “third world” voters to boost its electorate. “Tucker Carlson has a history of sanitizing stereotypes and of spreading this kind of poison, but what he did on Thursday night really was indeed…a new low,” the ADL’s Jonathan Greenblatt said during a CNN interview.
As the Manhattan District Attorney’s criminal investigation into potential bank, tax, and insurance fraud by Donald Trump ramps up, there are a number of key figures whose names likely sends shivers down the ex-president’s spine (or would if his handlers had actually explained the seriousness of the situation to him, rather than keeping him in a hermetically sealed bubble wherein he’s only told the election was stolen from him and some day soon he’ll be crowned President for Life). Obviously, one of those people is Cyrus Vance Jr., the veteran D.A. running the investigation who obtained Trump’s tax returns in