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Joe Biden at a campaign appearance in Pittsburgh, Pa., August 31, 2020; President Trump at a White House coronavirus briefing, August 10, 2020. (Alan Freed, Kevin Lamarque/Reuters) Indeed, this is astonishing: This is astonishing, from @zeynep’s newsletter: 91% of Democrats think that the 2020 election was free and fair, up from 43% in 2016 pic.twitter.com/gK5chv8sUL
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Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon delivers a speech on Brexit day in Edinburgh, Scotland, January 31, 2020. (Russell Cheyne/Reuters) This summer, the Scottish Conservatives accused Scotland’s first minister Nicola Sturgeon of misrepresenting data on multiple occasions in order to suggest that the prevalence of COVID-19 was five times higher in England than in Scotland. The
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Dallas Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy was heavily criticized by sports commentator Shannon Sharpe Tuesday morning after McCarthy used a sledgehammer and a watermelon to motivate his players to win their Sunday match against the Minnesota Vikings. McCarthy reportedly pulled out a sledgehammer during Saturday night’s team meeting and smashed watermelons, mimicking the prop comic
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Democratic Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak on Sunday strengthened the state’s mask mandate and limited attendees in private gatherings ahead of Thanksgiving. Residents must wear face coverings whether gathering indoors or outside if any member that’s not in their household is present, according to a press release from the governor’s office. Private gatherings are limited to 10 people from a
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A kindergartner in Las Vegas learns online, August 24. (Ethan Miller/Getty Images) Fairfax County Public Schools — the education system that includes two Geraghty boys — is coming under withering criticism after the release of a new study that shows online learning is causing a serious drop in academic achievement. The Washington Post, this morning:
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Ohio lawmakers say elective surgeries might be paused amid a COVID-19 outbreak taking place across the state. According to a Tuesday CBS News report, confirmed coronavirus cases in the state are surging. The outlet reports that the state’s seven-day rolling average of daily new cases has risen in two weeks from 4,467 new cases per
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CNN Newsroom coverage of Joe Biden’s prospective national security team’s Tuesday press conference celebrated the replacement of President Trump’s idea of an America First foreign policy with one that is based on truth, facts, and science. Political director David Chalian touted an end to seeking America’s interests first: “The idea of America First is gone. Everything Joe Biden led
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Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden speaks about the current results of the election in Wilmington, Del., November 4, 2020. (Kevin Lamarque/Reuters) President-elect Joe Biden’s Build Back Better agenda has more than a whiff of FDR’s New Deal and LBJ’s Great Society. Combing through Biden’s website, one can find a host of proposals which would expand
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The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has decided that Texas and Louisiana may remove state Medicaid funding from Planned Parenthood clinics, reversing lower court rulings that prohibited the states from defunding the abortion provider. The ruling came from the entire Fifth Circuit, reversing a previous ruling by a three-judge panel that had forbidden Texas from
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In another Trump administration move to boost transparency and roll back regulations, the Department of Health and Human Services proposed two rules on Tuesday that could affect any future imposition of regulations going forward.  The first rule the HHS seeks is to require the department and its agencies to demonstrate to the public how it
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The traditional media has sacrificed fact-based reporting in favor of promoting its own social and political agenda, says Sharyl Attkisson, author of the new book “Slanted: How the News Media Taught Us to Love Censorship and Hate Journalism.” Attkisson, host of the TV show “Full Measure” and a five-time Emmy Award-winning investigative journalist, joins the
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