Day: January 19, 2019

US Protection Secretary James Mattis left a stark message for his successor in his resignation letter: Wake up and smell the risk

US Protection Secretary James Mattis left a stark message for his successor in his resignation letter: Wake up and smell the risk

James Mattis, the US defense secretary is resigning from the Trump administration. His pending departure could create a vacuum of experience at the highest levels of US domestic and foreign policy. In his resignation letter on Thursday, Mattis chided President Donald Trump, saying the US should be “treating allies with respect,” and also be “clear…

Death Toll in Mexico Blast Rises to sixty six; Chief Vows to Intensify Crackdown on Gas Theft – The Original York Times

Death Toll in Mexico Blast Rises to sixty six; Chief Vows to Intensify Crackdown on Gas Theft – The Original York Times

VideoThe explosion was caused by thieves who punctured a gas pipeline north of Mexico City. President Andrés Manuel López Obrador vowed to crack down on fuel theft, a longstanding problem in the country.CreditCreditOasa/EPA, via ShutterstockMEXICO CITY — Mexico’s president vowed on Saturday to redouble his fight against an epidemic of chronic fuel theft after thieves…

In a misplaced lake three,500 feet beneath the Antarctic Ice, scientists correct chanced on the carcasses of little creatures – Alternate Insider

In a misplaced lake three,500 feet beneath the Antarctic Ice, scientists correct chanced on the carcasses of little creatures – Alternate Insider

Lake Mercer, a subglacial lake deep below the Antarctic Ice, sat untouched for millennia — until now. Scientists accidentally discovered the lake in 2007, when they were examining satellite imagery of Antarctica’s ice sheet. Then on December 26, 2018, they finally reached it. To explore the 50-foot-deep subglacial lake, researchers from a project called SALSA…

Pelosi faces tricky decision with Trump | TheHill – The Hill

Pelosi faces tricky decision with Trump | TheHill – The Hill

After a nasty tit-for-tat with President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump knocks BuzzFeed over Cohen report, points to Russia dossier DNC says it was targeted by Russian hackers after fall midterms BuzzFeed stands by Cohen report: Mueller should ‘make clear what he’s disputing’ MORE over the shutdown this week, Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy Patricia D’Alesandro PelosiOn The Money:…

About Closing Night: Welcome motivate, DeMarcus Cousins – NBA.com

About Closing Night: Welcome motivate, DeMarcus Cousins – NBA.com

DeMarcus Cousins put up 14 points and six rebounds in 15 minutes during his season debut. This was DeMarcus Cousins in the first game of the 2017-18 season.  This was DeMarcus Cousins in his first game of the 2018-19 season.  You see that extra fire?Cousins, a motivated star searching for his resurgence, is officially back from…

Democrats Are United on Teacher Strikes. But They’re in a ‘Gladiator Wrestle’ Over Education. – The Original York Times

Democrats Are United on Teacher Strikes. But They’re in a ‘Gladiator Wrestle’ Over Education. – The Original York Times

ImageArielle Miller Cohen outside Virgil Middle School in Los Angeles. Public school teachers in the district have been on strike since Monday.CreditCreditAndrew Cullen for The New York TimesWhen 30,000 Los Angeles teachers went on strike on Monday, prominent Democrats — and potential presidential candidates — lined up to give their blessings.Senator Kamala Harris of California…

The Most efficient Privilege in The united states is Liberal Privilege

The Most efficient Privilege in The united states is Liberal Privilege

Item: Michelle Alexander of the New York Times. Reported by Christopher DeGroot, she writes that none of us deserve to be Americans by the privilege of “birthright” citizenship. Okay, Ms. Privileged Times Writer, then prove your bona fides by giving up your privileged job to an educated migrant. Item: AntiFa protesters in Portland and San…

Chickpeas Take a seat In Silos As Trump’s Substitute Wars Wage On

Chickpeas Take a seat In Silos As Trump’s Substitute Wars Wage On

Snow-covered farm fields roll out outside Kendrick, Idaho. Farmers are stumped on what to plant this coming spring, as many of their traditional dryland crops are priced below the cost of production right now. Anna King/Northwest News Network hide caption toggle caption Anna King/Northwest News Network Snow-covered farm fields roll out outside Kendrick, Idaho. Farmers…

Politics Are No Fairy Story

Politics Are No Fairy Story

Once upon a time, I didn’t care about politics. I lived in my own “little world,” and it didn’t occur to me that the changes in our government had any effect upon my everyday life. I was Princess Aurora, living in the forest, blissfully unaware of Malificent’s curse. In every fairy tale, there is a…

The Politics of Political Economists

The Politics of Political Economists

In the course of his interesting discussion of “The Politics of Political Economists,” Professor Stigler challenges the alleged view of Professor Mises that “economic statistics, or more generally quantitative economics — generates a radical political viewpoint.”1  Stigler asserts that the empirical student acquires a “real feeling” for the functioning of an economic system, and “has…

Facebook pledged to beef up the tremendous of recordsdata on the platform, but viral net sites serene fetch basically the most engagement

Facebook pledged to beef up the tremendous of recordsdata on the platform, but viral net sites serene fetch basically the most engagement

Mark Zuckerberg. REUTERS/Charles Platiau/File Photo A year ago, Facebook said it would prioritize trusted news in the news feed. Today, the pages that get the most engagement belong to viral and polarizing sites. To publishing insiders, the data shows they can’t take Facebook audience for granted. Last January, Facebook dropped a bombshell on the publishing…

The 15 easiest fresh podcasts of 2018

The 15 easiest fresh podcasts of 2018

For a certain privileged class, one of the worst feelings in the world is being ambushed by podcast ads while your hands are otherwise engaged in some activity such as washing dishes and thus unable to fast-forward.You feel trapped, an auditory hostage, like passengers on a subway that’s just been boarded by a busking mariachi…

Yara Shahidi Gets Exact About Her Political and Self-Care Targets for 2019

Yara Shahidi Gets Exact About Her Political and Self-Care Targets for 2019

“It’s hard to separate the personal from the political,” says 18-year-old actress Yara Shahidi. Christened by Teen Vogue as “one of the most prominent Generation Z political voices,” the Grown-ish star’s activism is not just her social justice commentary on Instagram or her hand in movements like the Eighteen x ’18 campaign encouraging young voters…

Corey Stewart, the firebrand Virginia Republican, will leave politics in December – The Washington Put up

Corey Stewart, the firebrand Virginia Republican, will leave politics in December – The Washington Put up

Antonio Olivo Reporter covering government, politics and demographics in Northern Virginia Patricia Sullivan Reporter covering government, politics and other regional issues in Arlington County and Alexandria January 8 Corey A. Stewart, the Republican firebrand whose fights to crack down on illegal immigration and preserve Confederate monuments in Virginia reflected the nation’s increasingly polarized political landscape,…

Here’s the build Trump’s border barriers will likely be constructed in 2019

Here’s the build Trump’s border barriers will likely be constructed in 2019

Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen visits U.S.-Mexico border f… Over 2,500 mostly Central American migrants are currently staying at the Unidad Deportiva Benito Juarez, a makeshift shelter, in Tijuana, Mexico. Migrants set up camp around the baseball stadium, propping up tents using whatever materials they have available. Bathrooms and outdoor showers were installed in the…

The Slay of Likability Politics

The Slay of Likability Politics

The nasty women of America are delivering on their promises—and they don’t care what their conservative male colleagues think.  Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez greets Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi before a ceremonial swearing-in picture on Capitol Hill, January 3, 2019. (Reuters / Joshua Roberts) Ready to fight back? Sign up for Take Action Now and…

A fetus is now not a ‘particular person’ correct on narrative of issue’s criminal official says so. Rhetoric is now not truth.

A fetus is now not a ‘particular person’ correct on narrative of issue’s criminal official says so. Rhetoric is now not truth.

CLOSE The nation’s most restrictive abortion law wouldn’t ban abortion, anti-abortion lawyer says: “It simply requires that all abortions be done earlier.” Zachary Boyden-Holmes, DesMoinesBuy PhotoAlice Clapman, a lawyer for Planned Parenthood argues for Judge Michael Huppert to declare Iowa’s fetal heartbeat law unconstitutional during hearing in state court Friday, Dec. 7, 2018.(Photo: Zach Boyden-Holmes/The…

Authorities shutdown: Federal inmates feast on Cornish hens, steak as penal complex guards labor without pay

Authorities shutdown: Federal inmates feast on Cornish hens, steak as penal complex guards labor without pay

CLOSE With the partial government shutdown stretching into 2019, here’s what you need to know about the effects. USA TODAYInmates at the Coleman Federal Correctional Complex traditionally get special holiday meals, though the timing was bad for workers.(Photo: Reinhold Matay/AP)WASHINGTON – Even as the government shutdown dimmed the holidays for hundreds of thousands of federal…

Surviving R. Kelly, Share four: Recap – The Of us Vs. R. Kelly – Vibe

Surviving R. Kelly, Share four: Recap – The Of us Vs. R. Kelly – Vibe

The Lifetime docu-series outlines Kelly’s child pornography case and other legal troubles. Readers note: This recap may be triggering to those who have experienced sexual assault. Part four of the Surviving R. Kelly docu-series chronicled the events following Kelly’s arrest for 21 child pornography charges in June 2002. It also called into question whether the…

The presidential library: 10 books Trump suggested this year

The presidential library: 10 books Trump suggested this year

When it comes to reading books, Donald Trump has protested: “I don’t have the time.” Nonetheless, the president has made at least a dozen personal recommendations on Twitter this year for a shelf full of books written by his supporters and polemicists of the right and far right that he has found to be “excellent”,…

Jason Van Dyke given rather lenient sentence of below 7 years in penitentiary for Laquan McDonald taking pictures – Chicago Tribune

Jason Van Dyke given rather lenient sentence of below 7 years in penitentiary for Laquan McDonald taking pictures – Chicago Tribune

Former Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke was sentenced Friday to nearly seven years in prison for the fatal on-duty shooting of Laquan McDonald, bringing to a close one of the most racially fraught and socially significant chapters in recent Chicago history.Van Dyke remained stoic as Cook County Circuit Judge Vincent Gaughan announced the sentence…

Shutdown nightmare for Trump: The financial system or the wall? – CNN

Shutdown nightmare for Trump: The financial system or the wall? – CNN

(CNN)If the government shutdown lasts much longer, President Donald Trump’s only way out may involve a choice between two pillars of his political viability — his border wall and his purring economy.More and more Americans are feeling the effects of the partial shutdown every day, from travelers stuck in security lines to Coast Guard officers…