Category Archives: CNN – World

‘Dancing dragon’ feathered dinosaur fossil discovered in China

‘Dancing dragon’ feathered dinosaur fossil discovered in China

About 120 million years ago, a “dancing dragon” lived in China’s Jehol Province. The discovery of a fossil belonging to the small feathered dinosaur is new to science and helps bridge the gap between dinosaurs and birds. Researchers named the dinosaur Wulong bohaiensis, which translates to “a dancing dragon.” The dinosaur was about the size…MORE

Queen Victoria’s outfit was found in an old cabinet

Queen Victoria’s outfit was found in an old cabinet

Items from an outfit that once belonged to Britain’s Queen Victoria were found in a cabinet more than 100 years after they were placed there. Now they are going up for auction. The collection, including a skirt, bodice, bloomers, stockings and boots, were found by 63-year-old electrical engineer Roderick Williams. Williams said his great-great-grandfather, Alexander…MORE

Trump’s impeachment trial comes at a high point for fans

Trump’s impeachment trial comes at a high point for fans

As Donald Trump sees it, America lucked out with a good President — “even though they’re trying to impeach the son of a b***h.” With his impeachment trial pending, critics see a train wreck. Yet Trump’s moment of historic shame comes at a high point for fans — and explains why Republican senators are in…MORE

Libya summit calls for sanctions if ceasefire is violated

Libya summit calls for sanctions if ceasefire is violated

A conference in Berlin that convened warring factions in Libya as well as their foreign backers to establish a permanent ceasefire called for sanctions against parties found in violation of any agreed-upon truce, according to a communique from the meeting. The summit was called after a tentative truce brokered by Russia and Turkey a week…MORE

The archaic machinery of a US impeachment trial is swinging into action

The archaic machinery of a US impeachment trial is swinging into action

Since none of the assembled 99 senators* felt like spending the weekend in jail, they did as they were told and kept mum at their desks. The archaic machinery of the US Senate has swung into action for President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial. The chamber thinks it is the world’s greatest deliberative body, so there’ll…MORE

If America treats its friends like this, it might not have them much longer

If America treats its friends like this, it might not have them much longer

Call him the extorter-in-chief. In the US Senate next week, Donald Trump will go on trial accused of dangling $400 million in military aid before Ukraine, in exchange for dirt on his political enemies. But it’s not just Kiev. Barely a day passes without a fresh glimpse of the President’s staggeringly transactional worldview, straight out…MORE

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When the “Victims” Strike Back

A lot of terms were used to describe the man that opened fire on Republicans members of Congress at their baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia on Wednesday.  “Bernie Sanders supporter”, “left wing extremist”, “disturbed”, and “troubled” were the most common used by those investigating the matter, those who were among the targets and those who…

Less Than Compelling

Usually us curmudgeons like to go on and on about how sports, music and movies were better in “our day”.  I think that you can add Congressional hearings to that list as well.  That’s what I was thinking during both the James Comey and Attorney General Jeff Sessions testimony the last couple of weeks.  While…

Un-settling the Science

While James Comey was sucking up all the oxygen in the room, there was a pretty major science announcement last week.  It turns out that the human species might be much older than we originally thought.  Fossils found in Morocco place our earliest ancestors on the planet as far back as 350-thousand years ago.  Until…

Open Week

Welcome to US Open week here in Wisconsin.  Many of you will be venturing down to Erin (or Hartford or Richfield–I’ve seen all three used to describe the location of the course in stories) for practice rounds the next three days–or for the competitive rounds Thursday through Sunday (and possibly Monday–more on that later).  Here…