— Opinion — If you haven’t kept up with the latest developments in QAnon world, then you may have been wondering why hundreds of its adherents poured into Dallas last week, packing Dealey Plaza, the infamous site of President John F. Kennedy’s murder. They were there harboring the fervent belief they were actually about to see the triumphant return of John F. Kennedy Jr., who was supposed to announce a 2024 vice presidential run with Donald Trump. Some even hoped to see the slain president himself.
Warning: This cartoon contains explicit language for the explicitly ugly situation in Afghanistan.
Along with a badge and a gun, more and more American police are issued body cameras as standard equipment. Cameras have emerged as a solution to meet demands for better policing since a series of high-profile killings of unarmed Black civilians beginning in 2014 triggered a re-evaluation of law enforcement tactics and transparency.
The US’s 20-year misadventure in Afghanistan is a mirror. Its meaning depends on the gazer.
Last summer, as protesters across the nation filled streets and squared off with police after George Floyd’s murder, Delaware Gov. John Carney (D) huddled with state lawmakers, law enforcement officers, and other stakeholders to figure out how to improve police-community relations — and avoid their own George Floyd fiasco.
As the US enters its fourth coronavirus wave since the pandemic began, talk of mandating the COVID-19 vaccine is becoming more of a reality. But can the government really mandate the vaccine? This, Bill Gates’s fight to save the world, the census findings, and more in this month’s Government Integrity roundup.
Can the Government Really Mandate a Vaccine?
If giving the appearance of corruption were an art form, Hunter Biden would be a maestro. Since it is not, however, he is just an amateur painter trying another hustle to make a buck (or a million) off his dad’s name. And, let’s be honest, if that last name were Trump, a lot of people biting their tongues now would be calling it a scam. They would be right.
Remember Dennis Kucinich? The former US congressman and outspoken presidential candidate — our guest on this week’s WhoWhatWhy podcast — got his start in government 40-plus years ago as a 23-year-old Cleveland city councilman. Six years later, as mayor of the city, he took on Cleveland’s political machine, business establishment, and the local mob, who were scheming to get richer by privatizing the municipal electric utility.
While Joe Manchin (D-WV) searches for the holy grail of bipartisanship, Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is reminding everyone of the partisan facts of political life.
It’s been a mixed week for billionaires. On the one hand, ProPublica revealed that many of them don’t pay their “fair share” in taxes (unless you think the fair share for somebody with a net worth of $100,000,000,000 is to pay nothing or very little).
Less than a month after the killing of George Floyd, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo celebrated signing a police reform package into law. “You don’t need to protest, you won,” he said at the time. “You accomplished your goal.
Reading Time: 6 minutesLess than a month after the killing of George Floyd, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo celebrated signing a police reform package into law.
Reading Time: < 1 minute First Class scandal: The FBI wants to know if employees at Louis DeJoy’s old company were forced to donate to Republicans... donations that helped him become postmaster general.
Reading Time: 6 minutesFor most of us, Memorial Day is just a collage of impressions from television specials: Bugles playing taps… flags being folded… somber-faced people standing ramrod-straight… speeches… final salutes… long shots of endless fields of gravestones… human interest stories of unshaven, craggy-faced veterans, some with old medals pinned to their rags, sleeping under bridges, c
Reading Time: 9 minutesA viral, disturbing New York Times article about a pro-Donald Trump plot against a member of his own administration left out the most important element of all: the role of shadowy operatives in the pro-Israel right wing — operatives from the very same insider “deep state” from which Trump constantly promised to save America. First,