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Supreme Court rules federal execution can proceed for Daniel Lewis Lee

The Supreme Court cleared the way for the resumption of the federal death penalty, in an unsigned order released after 2 a.m. ET Tuesday. The court wiped away a lower court order temporarily blocking the execution of convicted killer Daniel Lewis Lee in a 5-4 vote. Lee, a one-time white supremacist who killed a family…MORE

Biden wades into Texas with first general election TV ad in state

Joe Biden’s campaign is debuting its first general election television ad in Texas on Tuesday, dipping its toes in a state long considered a Republican stronghold and one that’s seen an uptick in Covid-19 cases in recent weeks. The minute-long coronavirus-focused spot, titled “Tough,” is part of a new mid-six figure broadcast and digital advertisement…MORE

Delayed use of Defense Production Act leads to ongoing shortages of protective gear

Delayed use of Defense Production Act leads to ongoing shortages of protective gear

Nearly four months after invoking a 1950s-era law in order to compel businesses to manufacture equipment for the fight against the coronavirus, the Trump administration has made only sparing use of its authorities, leaving front-line workers in dire need of supplies like masks, gowns and gloves amid the recent surge in cases. The Department of…MORE

Roger Stone denies he protected Trump to secure commutation of sentence

Roger Stone denies he protected Trump to secure commutation of sentence

Longtime President Donald Trump friend and political adviser Roger Stone said Monday evening that he had not protected the President in exchange for a commutation, in his first TV interview since Trump commuted his prison sentence last week. “People said, ‘You see, Stone had the goods on Trump and he traded his silence for a…MORE

17 states, DC sue Trump administration over visa rules for college students

17 states, DC sue Trump administration over visa rules for college students

Attorneys general in 17 states and the District of Columbia have filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration over its guidance to not allow foreign students to take online-only courses this fall semester. The multistate effort, filed in the US District Court in Massachusetts on Monday against the Department of Homeland Security and Immigration and…MORE

Blogs

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…