“Today is a sad day for Cougs all over the world,” Washington State athletic director Pat Chun said in a statement. “Bob Robertson is an iconic figure in the history of Cougar athletics and sports radio broadcasting. His ability to vividly paint a picture of our football and basketball games brought generations of Cougs together for over half a century. We are thankful for his impact on WSU.” … [Read more...] about Hall of Fame broadcaster Bob Robertson passes away at age 91
On Sept. 1, the unmanned well owned by Houston-based Magellan E&P Holdings Inc. began spewing a plume of natural gas, condensate and water, in addition to emitting a sound like a jet engine. By the next day, the plume had diminished to about 5% of its original size. … [Read more...] about Repair to well off Texas coast taking longer than expected
Trump is known to adore dictators, especially Putin, but his susceptibility to flattery has made him adore several others who appear to be following Putin’s strategy. Trump boasts to Woodward that Kim Jong-un addressed him as “Excellency.” He brags, falsely, that “I’m the only one he smiles with,” as if this would indicate something positive about Trump’s negotiating style if true. He says he was awestruck at meeting the diminutive, rotund North Korean hermit-dictator, saying he said to himself, “Holy shit,” when he first found himself in Kim’s presence, and assessed his counterpart as “far beyond smart.” … [Read more...] about The 5 Wildest Revelations in Bob Woodward’s New Trump Book
The Centers for Disease Control noted that from January 21 through February 23, 2020, public health agencies detected 14 COVID-19 cases in the United States that were all related to travel from China. The first nontravel–related case in the United States was confirmed on February 26 in a California resident who had become ill on February 13. … [Read more...] about Donald Trump Tells Bob Woodward He Played Down Threat of Coronavirus to Avoid Panic
Trump's statements to Woodward force us, well, force some of us at least, to wonder: What if? What if Trump had risen to the occasion? What if he had been more forthright with the public about what he was hearing in private? What if the federal government's early failures regarding testing hadn't hobbled the initial response to the virus? What if the feds had closed the front door of the house, and all the side doors, in the form of earlier European travel bans, instead of just partially closing the back door from China? … [Read more...] about Bob Woodward’s reporting prompts the question: What if Trump had risen to the occasion?