It’s happening in Wisconsin, where the state is moving ahead with Tuesday’s primary even though every sane person agrees that it’s madness to do so under these circumstances. Democrats from Governor Tony Evers on down want to move the primary to May 19 and conduct it largely by mail. A reasonable delay in the name of public health. No one would be disenfranchised. Indeed quite the contrary, probably, since vote-by-mail participation rates in the states that use it are high—certainly a hell of a lot higher than turnout in an election held in a state where people are under order to stay home. … [Read more...] about GOP Gangsters Hijack the Coronavirus to Try and Steal the Election
Seth Stephens-Davidowitz, a data scientist, wrote that searches for “I can’t smell” increased in states like Louisiana and New York last week, two of the hardest-hit states in the U.S. It is widely known that the loss of taste and smell is a key indicator of a coronavirus infection. … [Read more...] about Trump slams ‘complaining’ Dem governor at coronavirus briefing as officials brace US for pandemic ‘peak’
Indeed, one of the lessons of Donald Trump’s election is that deficits don’t really matter to Republicans except as a rhetorical device—and that there is no constituency for the man who wants to “tighten the belt.” Austerity is for suckers. It’s much smarter (politically) to kick the can down the road. … [Read more...] about Trump Is Going To Leave His Successor a Nightmare. And He Doesn’t Even Care.
But in 1998, in the wake of al Qaeda attacks on the U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania, the elder Abdel Bary was arrested (with my business card in his pocket, he told me), released, then re-arrested in 1999. His case became a cause célèbre for some in the British press, and The Guardian gave prominent play to the story of his wife, Ragaa, telling of “the prison visits, the battles with bureaucracy and the struggles to raise a family under extraordinary pressures.” Finally, in 2012, Abdel Bary was extradited and is now serving time in an American prison.So, the younger Abdel Bary’s upbringing may have given him a special grudge, and also a taste for the spotlight. Clearly this young man, now 23, thought he might have a shot at stardom in music videos. Some of his recordings reportedly were picked up on BBC Radio 1. But hip-hop recognition apparently wasn’t enough, so last year he joined the jihad in Syria. … [Read more...] about ISIS, Hip-Hop Jihadists and the Man Who Killed James Foley
She’s the first North Bay girl to win the Metro Player of the Year award since Brooke Smith of Marin Catholic-Kentfield in 2002. Smith played in the WNBA, which is Choice’s dream. Mertle said she wouldn’t bet against her guard, whom she called “undoubtedly the best (player) this county has ever seen. … [Read more...] about Cardinal Newman guard Anya Choice is Chronicle’s Girls Player of the Year